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#141 Whispering Leaves Lace Top-Down Car

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Here is a gorgeous beaded lace top in a shape designed to flatter. Tiny iridescent beads add instant glamour and sparkle to an already gorgeous yarn, which is a luxurious blend of mohair, silk, nylon, and wool. The sleeveless cardigan is knit from the top down with a needle size specifically chosen to bring out the yarn's halo and delicacy. A very pretty open lace panel makes for a very sexy backside. The same lace pattern adorns the open fronts of this cardigan. Dainty little sleeves make this cardigan an easy layering piece to show of toned arms or to be worn like a vest. Would be a wonderful cover up for a wedding dress or outfit! Glam up your daytime attire by throwing on this beauty, or save it for special evenings where the beads will twinkle and sparkle perfectly. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Do lace, work on circular needles, pick up sts, work incs and decs. GAUGE Approx 16 sts = 4" [10 cm] and 20 rows = 4" [10 cm] in St st on larger needle 32 sts = approx 7 3/4" [19.5 cm] in Lace patt on larger needle Be sure to measure gauge after blocking your swatches. NOTE: The silkiness and weight of the beads on the fabric will cause the rows to stretch out a little when worn. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS APPROXIMATE FINISHED BUST MEASUREMENTS: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56)" [81.5 (91.5, 101.5, 112, 122, 132, 142) cm]. TO FIT SIZES: XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X) or Bust Sizes 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50, 52-54)" [71-76 (81.5-86.5, 91.5-96.5, 101.5-106.5, 112-117, 122-127, 132-137) cm].

Recommended with this pattern

  • A lace weight/2 ply yarn in a silk blend: Approximate total yardage required: 520 (580, 655, 720, 800, 900, 990) yds [476 (531, 599, 659, 732, 823, 906) m]. Please visit this pattern at for additional photos, yarn suggestions, photos of finished projects, etc. Shown In: Tilli Tomas Symphony Lace (63% Mohair, 18% Nylon, 10% Silk, 9% Wool w/Beads; 1.76 oz/50 g [345 yds/315 m] per ball): 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) hanks in Midnight Borealis. Size 9 [5.5 mm] 24" or longer circular knitting needle OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE (there are too many sts when working the cardigan to fit on straight needles) Size 9 [5.5 mm] set of DPNs OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE (for working SLEEVES in the round) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE Size 7 [4.5 mm] needles (for working neckband rows) Stitch markers in 2 colors Row counter Scrap yarn or spare circular needles to use as stitch holders Yarn tapestry needle

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