Gabriella was meant to turn heads with her snug, cropped shape and sweet little lace pattern!
Lace can easily turn a thicker yarn into a spring or summer garment. This sweater knits up quickly, thanks to the yarn weight, as well as the cropped length and fitted shape.
The wool blend sample, on the left, is knit in Cascade Yarns Eco Cloud, a light and luscious merino and kid mohair cabled yarn. The cotton blend sample, on the right, is knit in Cascade Yarns Cotton Rich.
Gauge:19 sts and 24 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st with size 9 ndls and wool or size 8 ndls and cotton, 18 sts and 26 rows = 4" in Lace Patt, unstretched, or size needed to give gauge. To save time, take time to check gauge.
Substitute Yarn Wt: Heavy Worsted
Skill Level: Intermediate
1) As always, read through all instructions, before beginning.
2) The cotton sweater uses one size smaller ndls, to achieve gauge, due to cotton's lack of resiliency.
3) As a sizing guideline, I prefer the size M (32.5" unstretched) for my 37" chest, though the size S does also stretch to fit. For a less tight sweater, make a larger size. The dress form used to model the P, S and M size samples has a 35.5" chest and 15" shoulder to waist measurement.