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Home : Patterns : Lace Inset Cardi
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Lace Inset Cardi

Lion Brand« Superwash Merino Cashmere
Pattern #: L0247AD
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SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Chest 35 (38, 41, 44, 47) in. (89 (96.5, 104, 112, 119.5) cm)
Finished Length 16 (17 1/2, 19 1/2, 21, 22 1/2) in. (40.5 (44.5, 49.5, 53.5, 57) cm)
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: (applied )


Row 11 (RS): K3, sm, work Row 1 3 of Lace pattern A over next 20 sts removing end of lace pattern marker when it is encountered, pm for end of lace pattern, knit to 1 st before next increase marker, yo, k1, sm, yo, knit to 6 sts before next lace pattern marker, pm for beg of lace pattern, work Row 1 3 of Lace pattern A over the next 32 sts removing lace pattern markers as they are encountered, pm for end of lace pattern, knit to 1 st before next increase marker, yo, k1, sm, yo, knit to 6 sts before next lace pattern marker, pm for beg of lace pattern, work Row 1 3 of Lace pattern A over the next 32 sts removing beg of lace pattern marker as it is encountered, sm, *knit to 1 st before next increase marker, yo, k1, sm, yo; rep from once more, knit to end of row - 176 (182, 188, 194, 200) sts.
Rows 12 and 13: Rows 4 and 5.
Rows 14-17: Rows 2-5.

Rows 12-17: Rep Rows 2-7 - 200 (206, 212, 218, 224) sts at the end of Row 17.
Row 18: Rep Row 8 2, and remove all lace pattern markers, do not remove increase markers.
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
 
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Color (A)
Superwash Merino Cashmere

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Superwash Merino Cashmere
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Circular knitting needle size 7 (4.5 mm), 29 in. (74 cm)
Circular knitting needle size 8 (5 mm), 29 in. (74 cm)
 

Lace Inset Cardi

Lion Brand« Superwash Merino Cashmere

GAUGE:

18 sts + 24 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with larger needle.

STITCH EXPLANATION:

kfb (knit into front and then back)
An increase worked as follows:
1.
Knit the next st through the front loop, but do not remove the st from your left hand needle.
2.
Knit the same st once more, this time inserting your needle through the back loop of the st.
You will have created 2 loops (sts) on your right hand needle.
3.
Drop the st from your left hand needle - you have increased 1 st.
sk2p (Slip-k2tog-pass slipped st over) A double decrease worked as follows:
1. Insert right needle as if to knit, and slip the next st from the left needle to the right needle.
2. Knit the next 2 sts together.
3. With tip of left needle, lift the slipped st (the 2nd st on right needle) up and over the k2tog (first st on right needle) and off the needle - you have decreased 2 sts.
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog - 1 st decreased.

PATTERN STITCHES
K2, p2 Rib (multiple of 4 sts + 2)
Row 1 (RS):
K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Repeat Row 2 for K2, p2 Rib.

Lace Pattern A (multiple of 6 sts + 2)
Row 1 (RS):
K1, *k3, yo, sk2p, yo; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: K1, *yo, sk2p, yo, k3; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 4: Purl.
Rep Rows 1-4 for Lace pattern A.

Lace Pattern B (multiple of 12 sts + 4)
Note:
Lace Pattern B is a reversible lace pattern.
Each row in the 9-row rep can be worked on the right or on the wrong side. Follow specific instructions in the pattern regarding which side (RS or WS) to begin Lace pattern B.
Row 1: K2, *yo, k2tog; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 2: K2, purl to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: K2, purl to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 5: K2, *sk2p, k4, yo, k1, yo, k4; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Rows 6 and 7: K2, *p3tog, p4, yo, p1, yo, p4; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Rows 8 and 9: Rep Rows 5 and 6.
Rep Rows 1-9 for Lace pattern B.

Lace Pattern C (multiple of 8 sts + 4)
Row 1 (RS):
K2, *yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k3; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 2: P2, *p5, p2tog tbl, yo, p1; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.
Row 3: K2, *k2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 4: P2, *p3, p2tog tbl, yo, p3; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.
Row 5: K1, *k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 6: P2, *p1, p2tog tbl, yo, p5; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.
Row 7: K2, *k1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 8: P1, *p2tog tbl, yo, p6; rep from * to last 3 sts, p3.
Rep Rows 1-8 for Lace pattern C.

NOTES:

1. Cardi is worked back and forth on a circular needle, in one piece, from the neck down.
2. To shape Cardi, sts are increased at four locations. The increase locations divide the top of the Cardi into sts for the Back, Sleeves, and Fronts. Stitch markers are used to indicate increase locations.
3. Lace patterns are worked throughout Cardi. Stitch markers are used to indicate location of lace sections. Use different colored markers for lace locations and for increase locations. Both sets of markers are needed, because Lace sections are worked at the same time that increases are continued.
4. Our design does not include buttons. If you like, you can sew large snap fasteners on Cardi front opening edges, or make buttonholes by working yo, k2tog or yo, p2tog on frontband in desired location for buttonhole.


CARDI
Yoke

Beg at neck edge, with smaller needle, cast on 86 (90, 98, 102, 106) sts.
Work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures 2 in. (5 cm) from beg, end with a RS row.
Note: End with a RS row means that the last row you work should be a RS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a WS row.
Next (Increase) Row (WS): *P2, (k2, p2) 6 (4, 7, 4, 3) times, kfb, k1; rep from * 1 (3, 1, 3, 5) more times, k the knit sts and p the purl sts to end of row - 88 (94, 100, 106, 112) sts.
Change to larger needle.

Shape Yoke
Row 1 (RS):
K14 (15, 16, 17, 18), yo, k1, place marker (pm) for left front, yo, k14 (15, 16, 17, 18), yo, k1, pm for sleeve, yo, k28 (30, 32, 34, 36), yo, k1, pm for back, yo, k14 (15, 16, 17, 18), yo, k1, pm for sleeve, yo, k14 (15, 16, 17, 18) for right front - 96 (102, 108, 114, 120) sts.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: *Knit to 1 st before marker, yo, k1, slip marker (sm), yo; rep from * 3 more times, knit to end of row - 104 (110, 116, 122, 128) sts.
Row 4: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows, increasing 8 sts on every RS row as instructed, until there are 128 (134, 140, 146, 152) sts, end with a WS row.

Lace Section
Note:
Markers are used to indicate location of lace patterns. Use different colored markers than used for increase locations.
Row 1 (RS): K3, pm for beg of lace pattern, work Row 1 of Lace pattern A over the next 14 sts, pm for end of lace pattern, knit to 1 st before next increase marker, yo, k1, sm, yo, k1, pm for beg of lace pattern, work Row 1 of Lace pattern A over the next 20 sts, pm for end of lace pattern, knit to 1 st before next increase marker, yo, k1, sm, yo, k1, pm for beg of lace pattern, work Row 1 of Lace pattern A over the next 26 sts, pm for end of lace pattern, *knit to 1 st before next increase marker, yo, k1, sm, yo; rep from * once more, knit to end of row - 136 (142, 148, 154, 160) sts.
Row 2: *Purl to lace pattern marker, sm, work Row 2 of Lace pattern A to next lace pattern marker, sm; rep from * 2 more times, purl to end of row.
Row 3 (RS): *Knit to lace pattern marker, sm, work Row 3 of Lace pattern A to next lace pattern marker, sm, knit to 1 st before next increase marker, yo, k1, sm, yo; rep from * 2 more times, knit to 1 st before next increase marker, yo, k1, sm, yo, knit to end of row - 144 (150, 156, 162, 168) sts.
Row 4: *Purl to lace pattern marker, sm, work Row 4 of Lace pattern A to next lace pattern marker, sm; rep from * 2 more times, purl to end of row.
Row 5: *Knit to lace pattern marker, sm, work Row 1 of Lace pattern A to next lace pattern marker, sm, knit to 1 st before next increase marker, yo, k1, sm, yo; rep from * 2 more times, knit to 1 st before next increase marker, yo, k1, sm, yo, knit to end of row - 152 (158, 164, 170, 176) sts.
Rows 6 and 7: Rep Rows 2 and 3 - 160 (166, 172, 178, 184) sts at the end of Row 7.
Rows 8 and 9: Rep Rows 4 and 5 - 168 (174, 180, 186, 192) sts at the end of Row 9.
Row 10: Rep Row 2.
Note: In next row, the lace patterns are worked over more sts and the lace pattern markers are repositioned.
Row 11 (RS): K3, sm, work Row 3 of Lace pattern A over next 20 sts removing end of lace pattern marker when it is encountered, pm for end of lace pattern, knit to 1 st before next increase marker, yo, k1, sm, yo, knit to 6 sts before next lace pattern marker, pm for beg of lace pattern, work Row 3 of Lace pattern A over the next 32 sts removing lace pattern markers as they are encountered, pm for end of lace pattern, knit to 1 st before next increase marker, yo, k1, sm, yo, knit to 6 sts before next lace pattern marker, pm for beg of lace pattern, work Row 3 of Lace pattern A over the next 32 sts removing beg of lace pattern marker as it is encountered, sm, *knit to 1 st before next increase marker, yo, k1, sm, yo; rep from once more, knit to end of row - 176 (182, 188, 194, 200) sts.
Rows 12 and 13: Rows 4 and 5.
Rows 14-17: Rows 2-5.
Row 18: Rep Row 2, and remove all lace pattern markers, do not remove increase markers.
Row 19: *Knit to 1 st before marker, yo, k1, sm, yo; rep from * 3 more times, knit to end of row - 208 (214, 220, 226, 232) sts at the end of this row.
Row 20: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows, increasing 8 sts on every RS row as instructed, until there are 280 (302, 324, 346, 368) sts, end with a WS row and remove increase markers.

Divide For Body
Next Row (RS):
K37 (40, 43, 46, 49) sts for left front, bind off next 3 sts for underarm, k60 (65, 70, 75, 80) sts for sleeve and slip sts to stitch holder, bind off next 3 sts for underarm, k74 (80, 86, 92, 98) sts for back, bind off next 3 sts for underarm, k60 (65, 70, 75, 80) sts for sleeve and slip sts to stitch holder, bind off next 3 sts for underarm, k37 (40, 43, 46, 49) sts for right front.
Next Row (WS): Purl across all sts on needle, joining right front, back and left front sections - 148 (160, 172, 184, 196) sts.
Work in St st for 2 rows.

Lace Section
Row 1 (RS):
K84 (96, 96, 108, 108), pm, work Row 1 of Lace pattern B over rem 64 (64, 76, 76, 88) sts.
Row 2: Work Row 2 of Lace pattern B to marker, sm, purl to end of row.
Row 3: Knit to marker, sm, work Row 3 of Lace pattern B to end of row.
Row 4: Work Row 4 of Lace pattern B to marker, sm, purl to end of row.
Row 5: K8, pm, work Row 1 of Lace pattern C over next 60 (68, 68, 76, 76) sts, pm, knit to next marker, sm, work Row 5 of Lace pattern B to end of row.
Row 6: Work Row 6 of Lace pattern B to marker, sm, purl to next marker, sm, work Row 2 of Lace pattern C to next marker, sm, purl to end.
Row 7: Knit to marker, sm, work Row 3 of Lace pattern C to next marker, sm, knit to next marker, sm, work Row 7 of Lace pattern B to end of row.
Row 8: Work Row 8 of Lace pattern B to marker, sm, purl to next marker, sm, work Row 4 of Lace pattern C to next marker, sm, purl to end.
Row 9: Knit to marker, sm, work Row 5 of Lace pattern C to next marker, sm, knit to next marker, sm, work Row 9 of Lace pattern B to end of row.
Row 10: Work Row 1 of Lace pattern B to marker, sm, purl to next marker, sm, work Row 6 of Lace pattern C to next marker, sm, purl to end.
Row 11: Knit to marker, sm, work Row 7 of Lace pattern C to next marker, sm, knit to next marker, sm, work Row 2 of Lace pattern B to end of row.
Row 12: Work Row 3 of Lace pattern B to marker, sm, purl to next marker, sm, work Row 8 of Lace pattern C to next marker, sm, purl to end.
Note: Lace pattern C has been completed and will not be worked in the rem rows.
Row 13: Knit to marker, remove marker, knit to next marker, remove marker, knit to next marker, sm, work Row 4 of Lace pattern B to end of row.
Row 14: Work next row of Lace pattern B to marker, sm, purl to end.
Row 15: Knit to marker, sm, work next row of Lace pattern B to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows until piece measures 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) in. (10 (12.5, 15, 18, 20.5) cm) from under arm, end with a RS row.
Note: End with a RS row means that the last row you work should be a RS row, and you will be ready to work a WS row.
Next Row (WS): *P48 (52, 56, 60, 64), p2tog; rep from * once more, purl to end of row - 146 (158, 170, 182, 194) sts at the end of this row.
Change to smaller needles and work in K2, p2 Rib for 2 in. (5 cm).
Bind off.

Right Sleeve
Slip 60 (65, 70, 75, 80) sts from stitch holder to larger needle and re-join yarn.
Work in St st until sleeve measures 1 in. (2.5 cm) from underarm, end with a WS row.

Lace Section
Next Row (RS):
K12, pm, work Row 1 of Lace pattern C over next 44 (44, 52, 52, 60) sts, pm, knit to end of row.
Next Row: Purl to marker, sm, work next row of Lace pattern C to next marker, sm, purl to end of row.
Next Row: Knit to marker, sm, work next row of Lace pattern C to next marker, sm, knit to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows until sleeve measures 4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm) from underarm.
Work in St st until sleeve measures 14 in. (35.5 cm) from underarm, end with a WS row.
Change to smaller needle.
Sizes S (M, 1X, 2X) Only
Next (Decrease) Row (RS): ((K2, p2) 4 (3, 9, 6) times, k2, p2tog, p1) 2 (3, 1, 2) times, k2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end of row - 58 (62, 74, 78) sts.
All Sizes
Work in K2, p2 Rib for 7 (9, 10, 11, 11) rows.
Bind off.

Left Sleeve
Slip 60 (65, 70, 75, 80) sts from stitch holder to larger needle and re-join yarn.
Work in St st until sleeve measures 9 in. (23 cm) from underarm, end with a WS row.

Lace Section
Next Row (RS):
K10 (12, 15, 11, 14), pm, work Row 1 of Lace pattern B over next 40 (40, 40, 52, 52) sts, pm, knit to end of row.
Next Row: Purl to marker, sm, work next row of Lace pattern B to next marker, sm, purl to end of row.
Next Row: Knit to marker, sm, work next row of Lace pattern B to next marker, sm, knit to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows until sleeve measures 14 in. (35.5 cm) from underarm, end with a WS row.
Change to smaller needle.
Sizes S (M, 1X, 2X) Only
Next (Decrease) Row (RS):
((K2, p2) 4 (3, 9, 6) times, k2, p2tog, p1) 2 (3, 1, 2) times, k2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end of row - 58 (62, 74, 78) sts.
All Sizes
Work in K2, p2 Rib for 7 (9, 10, 11, 11) rows.
Bind off.

FINISHING
Sew sleeve and underarm seams.
Frontbands
From RS, with smaller needle, pick up and k 78 (86, 94, 106, 114) sts evenly spaced along front edge. Work in K2, p2 Rib for 8 (10, 10, 12, 12) rows. Bind off. Rep on opposite front edge.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together Pm = place marker
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side sm = slip marker
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over  


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Pattern Average Rating: ***** (based on 10 reviews)
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Lace Inset Cardi Reviewed by cathy Clarkson on 2011-07-04 *****
Great pattern.
I knitted it in hand dyed wool and without the lace inserts so as not to distract from the colour patterns.Knitted it longer with buttons top to bottom.
It was easy to knit and is very comfortable to wear.
Have already started another.


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