This open-front shawl-collar cardigan is knit in a striking diagonal lace pattern with a long lean profile. Short rows within the garter stitch collar and border provide shaping and add a stylish design element.
Sweater is worked flat in one piece from the top down with sleeves worked flat and then seamed.
Skills used: Reading charts, simple lace knitting, provisional cast on, pick up and knit.
Gauge: 16 stitches and 24 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch.
Skills used: Reading charts, simple lace, provisional cast on, pick up and knit.
Regarding sizes, because this is an open-front sweater, its actual finished chest circumference is pretty flexible. The sizes listed are based on two times the cross-back underarm measurement of the finished sweater. This sweater will work nicely either with a some positive or a some negative ease. In general, working the size closest to your chest measurement is recommended.