Knit Lace Trimmed Cardigan

Materials: SOCK AND SWEATER YARN, 4 Ply (2 oz. balls): 7 balls for Size 14; 8 balls for Size 16; 9 balls for Size 18; 10 balls for Size 20 . . . Knitting Needles, 1 pair No. 2 (2 3/4 mm. size) and 1 pair No. 4 (3 1/2 mm. size)… I yard of heavy cotton lace . . . 12 pearl studs . . . Shoulder pads.

GAUGE: 6 1/2 sts make 1 inch; 9 rows make 1 inch.

BLOCKING MEASUREMENTS:
Sizes 14  16  18  20
Bust 34″ 36″ 38″ 40″
Width across back at underarm
17″ 18″ 19″ 20″
Width across each front at underarm
9 1/2″ 10″ 10 1/2″ 11″
Length from shoulder to lower edge
21″ 22″ 23″ 24″
Length of side seam
14″ 14 1/2″ 15″ 15 1/2″
Length of sleeve seam
18″ 18 1/2″ 19″ 19 1/2″
Width across sleeve at upperarm
13″ 13 1/2″ 14″ 14 1/2″





BACK . . . Starting at lower edge with No. 4 needles, cast on
113 sts 113 sts 127 sts 127 sts
1st row: (K 1, p 1) twice; * k 7, (p 1, k 1) 3 times; p 1. Repeat from * across, ending with (p 1, k 1) twice.
2nd row: (P 1, k 1) twice; * p 7, (k 1, p 1) 3 times; k 1. Repeat from * across, ending with (k 1, p 1) twice.
3rd row: (K 1, p 1) twice, * k 1, inc 4 sts in next st— to inc 4 sts in 1 st, knit in front and back of same st twice, knit in front of same st again, k 5, (p 1, k 1) 3 times; p 1. Repeat from * across, ending with (p 1, k 1) twice.
4th row: (P 1, k 1) twice, * p 5, bind off 4 sts, p 1 more st, (k 1, p 1) 3 times; k 1. Repeat from * across, ending with (k 1, p 1) twice.
5th row: (K 1, p 1) twice, * k 3, inc 4 sts in next st, k 3, (p 1, k 1) 3 times; p 1. Repeat from * across, ending with (p 1, k 1) twice.
6th row: (P 1, k 1) twice, * p 3, bind off 4 sts, p 3 more sts, (k 1, p 1) 3 times; k 1. Repeat from * across, ending with (k 1, p 1) twice.
7th row: (K 1, p 1) twice, * k 5, inc 4 sts in next st, k 1, (p1,k 1) 3 times; p 1. Repeat from * across, ending with (p 1, k 1) twice.
8th row: (P 1, k 1) twice, * p 1, bind off 4 sts, p 5 more sts, (k 1, p 1) 3 times; k 1. Repeat from * across, ending with (k 1, p 1) twice.
The last 8 rows constitute the pattern. Work in pattern until piece measures in all
4″ 4″ 4 1/2″ 4 1/2″
Change to No. 2 needles and work in pattern until piece measures in all
7″ 7″ 7 1/2″ 7 1/2″
Change to No. 4 needles and work in pattern until piece measures in all
14″ 14 1/2″ 15″ 15 1/2″

To Shape Armholes: Bind off at the beginning of the next 2 rows
6 sts 6 sts 8 sts 8 sts
Dec 1 st at armhole edge every other row until there remain
91 sts 91 sts 97 sts 97 sts
Work without decreasing until piece measures from 1st row of armhole shaping
7″ 7 1/2″ 8″ 8 1/2″

To Shape Shoulders: Bind off 6 sts at the beginning of the next
10 rows 10 rows 6 rows 6 rows
On Sizes 18 and 20 only, bind off 7 sts at the beginning of the next 4 rows. Bind off remaining sts for back of neck.





LEFT FRONT … Starting at lower edge with No. 4 needles, cast on
57 sts 71 sts 71 sts 85 sts
Work in pattern, changing needles exactly as for Back, until piece measures in all, ending at side edge
14″ 14 1/2″ 15″ 15 1/2″





To Shape Armhole: Bind off
6 sts 6 sts 8 sts 8 sts
Dec 1 st at armhole edge every other row until there remain
46 sts 60 sts 56 sts 70 sts
Work without decreasing until piece measures from 1st row of armhole shaping, ending at center front edge
5″ 5 1/2″ 6″ 6 1/2″

To Shape Neck – Bind off once
6 sts 14 sts 12 sts 18 sts
Bind off 2 sts at neck edge every other row until there remain
30 sts 30 sts 32 sts 32 sts
Work without decreasing until piece measures from 1st row of armhole shaping, ending at armhole edge
7″ 7 1/2″ 8″ 8 1/2″

To Shape Shoulder: Bind off 6 sts at armhole edge every other row
5 times 5 times 3 times 3 times
Bind off 7 sts at armhole edge every other row
— — twice twice

RIGHT FRONT . . . Same as Left Front, reversing all shaping.

SLEEVES . . . Starting at lower edge with No. 2 needles, cast on 57 sts. Work in pattern as for Back until piece measures 3 inches.
Change to No. 4 needles. Inc 1 st at both ends of the next row and every
8th row 8th row 6th row 6th row
thereafter until there are on needle
85 sts 89 sts 91 sts 95 sts
Work without increasing until piece measures in all 18″ 18 1/2″ 19″ 19 1/2″

To Shape Top: Bind off at the beginning of the next 2 rows
6 sts 6 sts 8 sts 8 sts
Dec 1 st at both ends of every other row until there remain
63 sts 67 sts 61 sts 65 sts
Dec 1 st at both ends of every 4th row until there remain
51 sts 53 sts 45 sts 49 sts
Bind off 2 sts at the beginning of the next 8 rows. Bind off remaining sts.

Block pieces to measurements. Sew shoulder and side seams. Sew sleeve seams and sew in sleeves. Make a row of sc around center front edges and neck edge, holding neck edge in to fit. On following row, make sc around, having twelve ch-4 buttonholes evenly across right front edge. On next row, make sc around, mak-ing 4 sc in each ch-4 loop. Sew lace up right front edge and around neck edge. Sew in shoulder pads. Place studs opposite buttonholes.

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