I love knitting lace, especially simple lace with repeats that are easy to remember. The Scallop Lace Cardi provides just that. It sprung from my wish to create a sweater that would be dressy enough for a party but also simple enough for every day wear. The result is a fitted button-down cardigan featuring a low, wide neckline that drops to below the bust, ever so slightly flared sleeves and a scallop pattern on both the waist and lower ends of the sleeves.
The cardigan is worked from the top down, working back and forth on a circular needle with raglan increases. The sleeves are worked in the round on double pointed needles. Knit in a yarn with great stitch definition like CEY's Wool Bam Boo, the lace really stands out, while the sheen of the bamboo gives the sweater an extra touch of chic.
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Wool Bam Boo
50% wool, 50% bamboo
I love Wool Bam Boothe softness, the drape and exquisite stitch definition makes it the perfect yarn for sweaters, scarves… or just about anything. It's not too heavy and not too thinat 5½ stitches to the inch, it's just right.
The wool component adds a touch of elasticity, bounce and a slight halo to the yarn, and the bamboo adds the elegant drape and subtle sheenan ideal combination of fibers.
Linda's elegant cardi is knit from the top downa great technique to use to be sure a garment is going to fit. Long before the garment is finished, it can be tried on over the shoulders. If it's too tight or too loose, it can be known long before miles of knitting have been workedthen very little needs to be frogged in order to fix the problem.
We suggest that when the yoke knitting is finished and the sleeve stitches are on some waste yarn, that you slip this on over your shoulders for a test. See for yourself how great it is to knit a top-down sweater.
Here is the free downloadable Wool Bam Boo Scallop Lace Cardi pattern.
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