Wishes beaded lace cardigan by Judy Furlong

Wishes beaded lace cardigan

December 2015
Lace ?
26 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in lace
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1316 - 2193 yards (1203 - 2005 m)
71 - 128 cm, 28 - 50 in
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An easy to wear cardigan. The stitch patterns for the main sections are reasonably easy as they are both purl on the wrong side, but do take care with the bead stitch front panel. Unlike the other two stitch patterns, the lace is worked on all rows which makes it a little tricky to unpick a mistake. If you are a novice at lace knitting , insert a “lifeline” every so often just in case you need to take the work back. The beads add an extra sparkle but also they have a function in holding down the front of the cardigan against the body in wear. They really don’t add any complication to the stitch as they are included in every “bead”. The yarn used here is very beautiful and strongly recommended, but if you do want to substitute be sure to use one with a high silk content to give the strength required to support the beads.

To fit bust 71-76 (82-86:91-96:101-106:111-118:123-128) cm, 28-30 (32-34:36-38:40-42:44-46:48-50) in.
Actual bust (twice Back width): 85 (100.5:108.5:116:131.5:139) cm, 34 (40:43:46:52:55) in.
Actual lengths
Nape to lower sleeve edge (3/4 sleeve): 51 (55.5:57.5:63.5:64:66) cm, 20 (21½:22½:25:25:26) in.
Nape to lower edge 61.5 (61.5:61.5:61.5:66:66) cm, 24 (24:24:24:26:26) in.
Sleeve seam (3/4 sleeve): 27 (31.5:31.5:31.5:31.5:31.5) cm, 10½ (12:12:12:12:12) in.

Kits for this cardigan are available from Artesano. http://www.artesanoyarns.co.uk/Wishes-Cardigan-Knitting-Kit