Lush and pretty, with hints of complexity this cardigan has a detailed lace yoke and simple stockinette body. The design was inspired by the voluptuous abundance of English gardens and the large-scale floral motifs of classic English textiles. Adult sizes have 3/4 length sleeves and optional waist shaping. This pattern is from Handmade in the UK, a collection of 10 lace patterns from Tin Can Knits. The pattern includes 8 child sizes and 8 adult sizes.
Please note that this pattern includes charted lace instructions only, the chart is not written out. Please see the blog post regarding this pattern here or visit Tin Can Knits entire site at blog.tincanknits.com for lots of inspirational patterns, images, and tutorials!
Kit includes pattern, selected yarn & buttons for your size. For yarn winding services, click here. Please select your buttons by adding to "Notes" at checkout or email after purchase is completed. Sizes with similar skein counts are combined for kit purposes only.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Volumptuous by Skein Queen (80% Wool / 20% Merino Wool; 200g/560yds): 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3) Skeins. Shown in Persimmon colorway.
ALTERNATE YARN: Arroyo by Malabrigo (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g/330yds): 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) Skeins
ALTERNATE YARN: Cotton Comfort by Green Mountain Spinnery (80% USA Fine Wool / 20% USA Organic Cotton; 58g/180yds): 5 (6, 6, 7, 8, 9) Skeins. Cotton Comfort is a Greenspun yarn which is a unique blend of fibers that combines the pure softness of organic cotton with the elasticity and delicacy of fine wool. The knitted fabric is elegant but casual, light but warm, wearable year-round. This yarn has a slightly rough hand right off of the skein but softens with washing. PRE-ORDER now available in all colors. Please allow at least 7 business days for delivery to your location.
SIZE: XS/S (M, L, XL/XXL, 3XL, 4XL)
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust- 33-36 (39, 41, 45-50, 55, 60)", Underarm to Hem- 14.5/15 (15.5, 16, 16.5-17, 17, 17)", Sleeve cuff to underarm- 12/12.5 (12.5, 13, 13.5, 14, 14)". Choose size based on your measurement + desired ease. Optional waist shaping decreases to 2.5” less than bust size (36” bust decreases to 33.5” at waist). Lush is designed to be close-fitting with -1” to -3” ease (at bust) for ladies sizes.
YARDAGE: 800/850 (950, 1000, 1100/1250, 1350, 1450) yds
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate - shaping, short rows, lacework
NEEDLES: Size US 6 / 4.0mm & US 3 / 3.25mm 24-36" circular needles depending on size plus set Double Points in each size for sleeve shaping, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: 8 (8, 8, 10, 10, 10) buttons in .5" diameter, Stitch markers, Darning needle, Waste yarn or stitch holders
GAUGE: 20 sts x 26 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch
Lush images courtesy of Tin Can Knits. Yarn images by Yarn Loop.