Lily Chin set the style for many a wedding with her Lace Dress (Fall 2004). Here, she creates the Lace Cardi, a versatile mesh cardigan punctuated with shells and empire definition. When things warm up, wrap the cardigan around your shoulders and tie the arms at the neck for a quickie shawl. This single-button cardigan is worked seamlessly from the top down in a raglan style, so you can try on the piece as you go to ensure a good fit.
DESIGNER Lily Chin
FINISHED SIZE 37½ (39, 40¼ , 41½ , 43)” bust circumference, buttoned. Cardigan is standard fit with about 4″ ease. Garment shown measures 37½ “, modeled with 4¼ ” ease.
YARN Tahki Yarns Cotton Classic Lite (distributed by Tahki Stacy Charles Inc.) (100% mercerized cotton; 146 yd [135 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]; ): #4624 olive, 8 (8, 8, 8, 9) hanks.
HOOK Sizes D/3 (3.25 mm) and F/5 (3.75 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS Yarn needle; st markers (m); one ¾ ” button.
GAUGE 6 meshes and 11 rows = 4″ in mesh patt with smaller hook.