Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Ballet Wrap Cardigan

The ribbed openwork in this stunning cardigan makes it great for many body types. It molds nicely to your curves, especially with the tie at the waist, and flares out slightly at the hips.

This cardigan is worked from the bottom up in pieces, then sewn together. The front edges are worked in attached i-cord, which is continued across the back neck after sewing the fronts and back together. I-cord ties are used to secure the sides. If you prefer, you may use a snap to secure the inside front edge.

The 2-row lace pattern is presented in written format.


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Skill Level: Intermediate

Skills Used: Lace knitting, attached I-cord, I-cord, increasing and decreasing

Sizes: XX-Small (X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X, 6X)

Finished Measurements: 27 (31.5, 34, 38.5, 43, 47.5, 51.5, 54.5, 59, 63.5, 67.5)” bust, with fronts overlapped; intended to be worn with approximately 4″ ease

Materials: Worsted weight wool; 1050 (1200, 1250, 1400, 1550, 1675, 1750, 1875, 1950, 2100, 2200) yards.

Model knit in Merino Wool by Frog Tree (100% merino, 50 g skein = 137 yards): #511

Needles and Notions: One pair size 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE; one pair size 6 (4 mm) double-pointed needles (dpn); 1 extra large snap (optional).

Gauge: In Openwork Stitch, 22 sts and 27 rows = 4”/10 cm.

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