Sep 262011

Razor Cardi cover | The Knitting Vortex

A pretty little cropped cardigan to wear on a summer evening and into the fall, the Razor Cardi is worked from the top down and seamlessly in allover Razor Lace. Just two simple rows, the easy lace delivers style with minimal complexity, while a seed stitch front edge and single rib hem & cuffs add extra texture. With no finishing other than adding a button, the Razor Cardi is delightfully quick.

Techniques & Skills Used: cable CO, backwards loop CO, knit/purl, raglan construction, increasing in pattern, easy lace; lace pattern is both written and charted, with instructions for increasing in pattern.
Size: 30 (31.5, 35, 38.5, 41, 44.5, 46, 50.5)” bust, shown in second size with 3.5” of negative ease.
Yarn: Knit Picks Gloss DK (70% merino wool, 30% silk; 123 yards/50g), shown in Coast Grey. 4 (5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 11) skeins or approximately 475 (525, 650, 750, 850, 975, 1050, 1250) yards of DK weight yarn.
Other Materials: US 5 (3.75mm) 32” circular needle, or size to match gauge; US 4 (3.5mm) 32” circular needle for collar and cuffs; Stitch holders (2); Stitch markers (6); Yarn needle; 3/4” button (1); Matching sewing thread and needle.
Gauge: 20 st and 24 rows/4” in Razor Lace, and 20 st and 24 rows/4” in Seed stitch on larger needles, after blocking.

See it on Ravelry, to read more or purchase the pattern.  

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