in Smart Cotton. A simple lace pattern creates a cropped, boxy cardigan.
Shown in size Small/Medium
Directions are for womens size X Small. Changes for size Small/Medium, Large and X Large are in parentheses.
Bust (buttoned) 35(391/4-461/4-521/2).
BERROCO SMART COTTON (50 grs) 10(12-14-16) balls #1327 Green Tea.
Straight knitting needles, size 7 OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
Crochet hook size 4.50mm (G).
6 1" BERROCO buttons #A327 Green Tea.
20 sts = 4"; 29 rows = 4" in Lace Pat with size 7 needles.
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.
LACE PAT (multiple of 8 sts plus 1)
Row 1 (RS): P1, *k2tog, yo, k3, yo, SKP (sl 1, k1, psso), p1; rep from * across.
Rows 2 and 4: K1, *p7, k1; rep from * across.
Row 3: P1, *k2, yo, SK2P (sl 1, k2tog, psso), yo, k2, p1; rep from * across.
Rep rows 1-4 for Lace Pat.
When shaping in Lace Pat, if there is not a yo to compensate for every dec, and vice versa, then omit dec or inc.
Cast on 89(97-113-129) sts. Work even in Lace Pat for 13", end on WS.
Shape Armholes: Bind off 8 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Work even on remaining 73(81-97-113) sts until armholes measure 61/4(7-8-83/4), end on WS.
Shape Neck: Next Row (RS): Work 24(28-35-43) sts, join another ball of yarn and bind off center 25(25-27-27) sts, work to end. Working both sides at once, bind off at each neck edge 3 sts once, then 2 sts once. Work even until armhole measures 71/4(8-9-93/4), end on WS. Bind off remaining 19(23-30-38) sts each side for shoulders.
Cast on 41(49-57-65) sts and work even in Lace Pat until piece measures 13" from beg, end on WS.
Shape Armhole: Bind off 8 sts at beg of next row. Work even on remaining 33(41-49-57) sts until armhole measures 43/4(51/2-61/2-71/4), end on RS.
Shape Neck: Next Row (WS): Bind off 8 sts (neck edge), work to end. Continue to bind off at neck edge 3 sts 0(1-1-1) times, then 2 sts 1(1-2-2) times, then dec 1 st every other row 4(5-4-4) times. Work even until armhole measures 71/4(8-9-93/4), end on WS. Bind off remaining 19(23-30-38) sts for shoulder.
Work to correspond to left front, reversing all shaping.
Cast on 73(81-89-97) sts and work even in Lace pat for 101/2, end on WS. Bind off all sts.
Steam pieces (See instructions on page 1). Sew shoulder seams. Sew top of sleeves to front and back armholes, sewing upper 11/2 at sides of sleeves to bound-off armhole sts.
Left front button band: With RS facing, using crochet hook, beg at start of neck shaping, work 4 rows sc evenly along left front edge. Sew 6 buttons on band, with the first and last at 1/2 from each end and 4 others evenly spaced between.
Right front buttonhole band: Work same as button band, but work buttonholes opposite markers on row 2 as follows: ch 4, sk 3 sc for each buttonhole.
With RS facing, using crochet hook, work 1 row sc evenly around neck, lower edge of body and sleeves.