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Elaine's Blouse

Dramatic buttoned back adds girly vintage to this cardigan
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Description
The designer refines a rustic, subtly rippling lace panel with a crunchy, slubby silk-blend tweed. A ribbed waist and a dramatically buttoned back add girly vintage appeal to this cardigan. Functional buttons up the back are a sweetly vintage touch.
Details
Finished Size: 32 1/2 (36 1/2, 40 1/2, 44 1/2, 48 1/2)" bust circumference, including 3/4" buttonband. Sweater shown measures 32 1/2", modeled with about 1" negative ease.
Yarn: GGH Silky Tweed (55% wool, 25% silk, 20% acrylic; 137 yd [125 m]/50 g): #3 taupe, 7 (8, 8, 9, 10) balls. Yarn distributed by Muench.
Yarn weight: #4 - Medium
Gauge: 18 sts and 26 rows = 4" in St st on larger needles; 29 sts of lace panel measure about 7 1/4" wide.
Needles: Body and sleeves-size 7 (4.5 mm): 32" circular (cir). Buttonbands-size 6 (4 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Stitch holders; markers (m); tapestry needle; eleven 1/2" buttons.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Winter 2008

SKU: EP1727

Author/Speaker/Editor: Cecily Glowik MacDonald

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