Mayhem lace cardigan

Mayhem Lace cardigan is one of 2 bonus designs in the eBook accompanying  Åsa Tricosa Ziggurats: 16 elegantly seamless knits


(available from Purlescence & other stockists)

This is the versatile and elegant lace version of Mayhem DK cardigan with the same overlapping fronts, and a squarish, slightly swingy shape that is easy to wear. It can look formal or entirely casual with its set-in tailored sleeves.

A well-nigh invisible gather at centre back lends that little bit of extra ease.

The texture is created with an easy four-row stitch pattern that makes you want to knit just one more row. There is also a hidden (optional) mini pocket. Yay!

Like all Ziggurats, Mayhem is knitted top down with contiguous sleeve caps, built-in edges, and a built-in not-quite double-knitted coin pocket.

Rohrspatz & Wollmeise Lace-Garn is firm and soft in equal measure, to provide drape and structure. Sizes 38–42 can with some bravado (or plain luck) be knitted with a single skein of Lace-Garn.

CROSSOVER NECK
Overlapping fronts

FIT
Relaxed with approx 10 – 12 cm / 4 – 4.75” ease

YARN
Rohrspatz & Wollmeise Lace-Garn (100% merino, 1575 m (1722 yds)
per 300 g), Sanguinella x 1 (1, 1, 2, 2) 2, 2, 2, 2, 2 skeins
CC scrap (50 m / 60 yds)

approx YARDAGE
1500 (1600, 1650, 1750, 1800) 1900, 2000, 2100, 2150, 2250 m
1650 (1700, 1800, 1900, 1950) 2050, 2150, 2250, 2350, 2450 yds

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
2.5 mm (US 1.5) circular needle, 80 – 100 cm (32 – 40”)
or size to obtain gauge
Two 2.5 mm (US 1.5) circular needles, 40 – 100 cm (16 – 40”)
Stitch holders, stitch markers


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