Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Fir Cone Lace Cardigan

When I first found this beautiful Fir Cone Lace pattern, I thought it would be wonderful in a graceful twin set. In designing the cardigan, I decided to pair the Fir Cone Lace with a similar, more vertical lace pattern. So I dropped all but 2 rows of the original stitch pattern and voilà! – the Ladder Lace was born! Wear this cardigan over the matching shell which inspired it (Pattern 106).

This cardigan is worked in one piece from the bottom to the armholes, then the front and back are worked separately to the shoulders. The sleeves are worked flat from the bottom up, then sewn in.

The lace pattern is presented in charted format only.


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Skill Level: Experienced

Skills Used: Lace knitting, increasing and decreasing in pattern, picking up stitches

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

Finished Measurements: 34 (39.25, 42.75, 46.25, 49.75, 55, 58.5, 61.75, 65.25)” bust, buttoned; intended to be worn with approximately 4″ ease

Materials: Worsted weight cotton/wool blend: 1150 (1250, 1375, 1425, 1600, 1700, 1775, 1950, 2100) yards

Model knit in Cotton Fleece by Brown Sheep Company (80% cotton / 20% Merino wool, 100 g skein = 215 yards): Color# CW380

Needles and Notions: One size 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle, 32” long, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE; one size 6 (4 mm) circular needle, 32” long; one pair size 6 (4 mm) knitting needles; stitch markers; five 5/8” buttons

Gauges: In Fir Cone Lace pattern, 23 sts and 29 rows = 4”/10 cm, using smaller needles. In Ladder Lace pattern, 23 sts and 25 rows = 4”/10 cm, using larger needles.

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