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Pink Mimosa

This little top proves that lace patterns don't need to be worked in a fine yarn to be effective.

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Lace patterns don't need to be worked in a fine yarn to be effective. A worsted-weight linen/rayon blend knits up into an attractive lace trim on an otherwise unadorned wrap cardigan. A piped edging in a subtle contrast color marks the transition between the stockinette-stitch body and lace border; it's made by picking up stitches along the front and neck edges and knitting a few rows before binding off. When the separate lace border is sewn on, the picked-up edging is folded and sewn down at the same time. Add a ribbon tie or cinch with a thin belt.
Finished Size: 34 1/2 (37 1/2, 40 1/2, 42, 46, 49)" bust circumference. Top shown measures 37 1/2".
Yarn: Plymouth Linen Isle (50% cotton, 30% rayon, 20% linen; 86 yd [79 m]/50 g): #6056 pink (MC), 10 (11, 12, 12, 14, 15) balls; #7503 taupe (CC), 1 ball.
Yarn weight: #3 - Light
Gauge: 21 sts and 30 rows = 4" in St st with single strand of MC on medium size needles; 9 sts (1 rep) and 17 rows of scalloped feather lace patt = 2 1/4" wide and 3 3/4" high at deepest scallop with doubled stran
Needles: Size 4 (3.5 mm): straight; Size 6 (4 mm) straight and 32" circular (cir); Size 9 (5.5 mm): 32" cir. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Size F/5 (3.75 mm) crochet hook; tapestry needle; removable markers or waste yarn.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Summer 2006

SKU: EP0176

Author/Speaker/Editor: Theresa Schabes

Format: eProject