Rheya Cardigan

ⓒInterweave Knits, Haper Point

Rheya cardigan, this is another my design for Interweave Knits, Spring 2015 with Velum cardigan. I used very thin yarn and thin needles also. It needs a lots of endurance and the result is always pleased. Preview page is here. It’s available digital download only at the Interweave store now. Physical release is in February 17th. Ravelry Design page is here.

I suggested yellowgreen for MC and rubyred for CC. I made sample swatch used those colour. Here are some of options for colour variations for this delicate lacy cardigan.

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ⓒInterweave Knits, Haper Point

ⓒInterweave Knits, Haper Point

Designer Maria Leigh

Finished Size 34½ (38½, 42½, 46½, 50½)” bust circumference, buttoned. Cardigan shown measures 34½”, modeled with ½” of positive ease.

Yarn Cascade Yarns Heritage Solids (75% superwash merino wool, 25% nylon; 437 yd 400 m/3½ oz 100 g): #5643 sunflower (MC), 4 (4, 4, 5, 5) skeins; #5652 mustard (CC), 1 skein.

Needles Size 2 (2.75 mm): 32” circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle; ten ½” buttons.

Gauge 37 sts and 39 rows = 4” in lace patt, relaxed; 28 sts and 42 rows = 4” in lace patt, stretched.

A leaf lace corrugated with purl ribs makes a fabric that hugs curves. TheRheya Cardigan focuses on fit throughout—the set-in sleeve is worked in the round, then divided for the cap. Narrow shoulders and waist-shaping complete the tailored look.

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