This Purple Love Lace Cardigan was started few weeks ago. At first I wanted another shape of it, but I ended it like this and I am pleased with the final result.
I think is pretty easy to make it and I hope you will like it.
The pattern is available for multiple sizes, from S to 2X Large.
Even if the Purple Love Cardigan is oversized, with a 50 cm pozitive ease, I still have the pattern adjusted for each size. Is true that a smaller size will fit a bigger size too, but is up to you which size you will choose for you.
The Yarn I used is Scheepjes Whirl in color Brembleberry.
The pattern is designed to be enough one whirl for all sizes. If you are choosing to work with another hook size, you will need one whirlette for sizes like L, XL and XXL.
If you are choosing to work with different yarn, here is how much you will need.
I calculated the amount of yarn according to my gauge and according with the Whirl.
So, these values are approximate and there might be some differences. Also these values doesn’t include the border.
- S – 140 grams / 640 m /700 yds
- M – 150 grams / 680 m / 740 yds
- L – 160 grams / 730 m / 800 yds
- XL – 170 grams / 780 m / 850 yds
- XXL – 180 grams / 820 m / 900 yds
The hook size I used is 5 mm or H in US size.
In the Purple Love Lace Cardigan stitch pattern
19 st = 10 cm ( 4″)
9 rows =10 cm (4 “)
Or a more accurate gauge
16 dc = 10 cm (4 “)
7 rows in dc = 10 cm (4 “)
The Purple love lace cardigan stitch is very easy.
The pattern is simple to follow with only 2 rows repeat, but the 2 rows are pretty similar.
First, chain multiple of 8.
Ch 6, 1 sc in the 9th st from the hook, ch 1, skip 1, 1 sc in the next, ch 3, skip 2, 1 dc in next,[ ch 3, skip 2, 1 sc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 sc, ch 3, skip 2, 1 dc]. Repeat the section between [ ] to the end of the row.
Ch 4, 1 dc in the next ch 1 space between the 2 sc from previous row, ch 3, [1 sc in the st before the next dc, ch 1, skip dc, 1 sc in the st after dc, ch 3, 1 dc in the next ch 1 space, ch 3].
Repeat the section between [ ] to the end of the row. You will end the row with 1 sc in the 3rd st of the turning ch.
Ch 6, [1 sc 1 the st before the next dc, ch 1, skip dc, 1 sc in the st after dc, ch 3, 1 dc in the next ch 1 space, ch 3].
Repeat the section between [ ] to the end of the row and finish the row with 1 dc in the 3rd st of the turning chain.
From now on, just repeat rows 2 and 3 until you get to the desired length.
Now that we know the stitch, let’s look a little to the shape of the Purple Love Lace Cardigan and at it final measurements.
The Cardigan has a U shape. The measurement in brackets are for sizes M, L, XL and XXL.
You can follow this sketch if you want to work with other yarn, or other hook, or you don’t get to the gauge.
We will start the Purple Love Lace cardigan from the bottom of the back panel.
We will work untill geting to the shoulders and then we will work the 2 front panels.
- S – chain 136
- M – chain 144
- L – chain 152
- XL – chain 160
- XXL – chain 168
After making the foundation chain, begin working the Purple Love Lace Cardigan’s stitch as described in the pattern above, for 60 rows.
If you want your cardigan to be longer you can add more rows.
After finishing the back panel, we will mark the stitches for the front panels.
- S – 50 sts for 1 panel, 36 sts for neck line, 50 sts for the other front panel
- M – 53 sts for 1 panel, 38 sts for neck line, 53 sts for the other front panel
- L – 56 sts for 1 panel, 40 sts for neck line, 56 sts for the other front panel
- XL – 60 sts for 1 panel, 40 sts for neck line, 60 sts for the other front panel
- XXL – 64 sts for 1 panel, 40 sts for neck line, 64 sts for the other front panel
Now, we will work the front panels. Because I wanted to keep the color change the same on both 2 panels, I worked 5 rows on each side until I had the same number of rows as for the back panel.
After finishing the front panel is time to assemble. Put the front panels over the back panel. Mark the arm hole.
S, M – 18 rows for the arm hole
L, XL, XXL – 21 rows for the arm hole
Now sew the 2 side edges.
Bassicaly now the Purple Love Lace Cardigan is done.
I just added a border, 2 rows in sc on sleeves, neck line, on the sides of the front panels and on the bottom.
Hope you liked this pattern and can’t wait to see your pictures.
Bellow you will also find a video tutorial on how I did this cardigan.