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Chocolate is good for you.

- Katherine Hepburn

Garden Party

Celebrate your inner girly girl with this lacey and ruffly open-front cardi ...

... pretty enough for a wedding, easy going enough for jeans and a tee.

It's knit from the top down, raglan style, in a simple lace pattern ....

... with ruffles worked as you go in garter stitch short rows, and no fussing with wraps, slips or k2tog's ...

... curving around to the back ...

... and a pretty detail at the end of the 3/4 length sleeves.

Chest sizes: 28 (311/2, 35, 39, 441/2, 491/2, 541/2)"
Sweater shown is size 35" cm, worn on a 36" dress form. -2 - +1" ease recommended.

Yarn: Sunday Knits 3 ply (246 yd / 225 m per 50 g skein: Nirvana (92% merino, 8% cashmere), Eden (100% merino), Angelic (75% merino, 25% angora) or Brigadoon (100% merino tweed): 4 (5, 5, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins.
Shown in Nirvana cream.

Needles & Notions: Size 4 / 3.5 mm straight or circular needles, tapestry needle, stitch markers

Gauge: 22 sts and 30 rows = 4" / 10 cm in pattern stitch.

Skills used: Provisional cast on, reading charts.

Available as a pattern download for $7, or as a kit

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