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Old 06-03-2007, 11:38 AM   #1
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Top down cardigan
Hi, I have never done a top down cardigan pattern but would love to give it a shot? There is a pattern at that I am going to try.
Question is...If I want to add a lace pattern of some sort, how would I incorporate that into the sweater without the sizing being thrown off? and what would be the best lace pattern to try. I am not a really experienced knitter, just an intermediate.
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Old 06-03-2007, 01:34 PM   #2
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The yarn required is worsted or heavy worsted so I'm not sure that one would lend itself to lace, but you could still get the effect of openness and lacy-ness by using a simple pattern with YO. Lace patterns are pretty stretchy so the simpler the better so as not to throw the size off.

As always do a swatch so you can see how it work in the pattern.

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Old 06-03-2007, 02:21 PM   #3
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Thank you for your help. I will look for a pattern with a YO
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One of the easiest lace patterns for lightening up a solid fabric is Purse Stitch.

Here it is in its entirety:
On an even number of stitches,
K1, *yo, p2tog. Repeat from *. End with k1.
Every row is the same.

I've used this on the yoke of a worsted weight cotton sweater and it worked out well. But please take Jan's advice and do a swatch to see how it will look in your yarn.
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