Silky, Lacey, Summer Cardigan....
From a huge skein of hand dyed wool/silk came this idea. Light and lacey, knit on fine needles. You can use any sport or lace weight that knits to gauge. Approximately 250 grams should do it.
Size: fits 36 - 38 inch bust.... sorry just one size right now (working on re-writing ALL my patterns)
Needles: 3.5 mm
Gauge: 24 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches. (stocking stitch)
Back: cast on 96 sts.
Rib K2, P2 for 8 inches. Change to lace pattern stitch. 11 stitch repeat, 12 row repeat. Or USE A LACE PATTERN OF YOUR OWN CHOOSING!
Knit 3, start chart and repeat across until 5 sts remain, P2, then K3.
Continue in this pattern until the piece measures 15 inches. Armhole Shaping: Bind off 5 sts at the start of next 2 rows. Decrease one stitch each side, every other row 5 times.
Continue until armhole measures 9 inches. Bind off all stitches.
Front: Make 2, reversing shaping for left front.
Cast on 48 sts. Work in k2, p2 ribbing for 8 inches. Change to lace pattern stitch, and work until 15 inches. Cast off 5 sts from left edge side, and decrease one stitch every other row 5 times from the same edge (armhole shaping). Work straight on this edge for rest of piece. At the same time, when front measures 17 inches, shape neckline: bind off 14 sts from right edge, then 2 sts off on next right edge, then decrease one stitch every other row 5 times. Work even in lace pattern until same length as back and bind off all stitches.
Sleeves: Cast on 74 sts, and work k2,p2 rib for 1.5 inches. Switch to lace pattern and work for 3 inches in lace pattern, increasing one stitch each side every fourth row, 4 times. Armhole shaping: Bind off 5 sts each side, then decrease one stitche each end every other row, until sleeve cap measures 5.5 inches. Bind off 5 sts at the start of next 4 rows, then bind off all the rest of stitches.
Sew shoulder seams, pick up and knit neck edge: about 120 sts. Work in k2, p2, rib for 1.25 inches and bind off all. Pick up from front edge: 88 sts. Work in k2, p2 ribbing for 1.25 inches, bind off all. On buttonhole side, cast off 2 sts, evenly spaced on the 3rd row, and cast on 2 sts on the next row over those spots, to make button holes.
Sew on sleeves and sew side seams. Find some great buttons and attach.