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If you’re anything like me, your summer wardrobe just begs to be worn when the climate doesn’t exactly suit sundresses and lacey tanks.

Enter Watershed, a small lacey cardigan with cap sleeves; designed to be worn open and perfect for layering over lightweight frocks.

Watershed is knit from the bottom edging up, with no seaming. Because of the small amounts of yardage, it’s the ideal pattern for making the most of that preciously perfect yarn.

The cardigan begins by working the lower edging side to side. You’ll then finish off the lower edging by working the sawtooth sections along each side, then by picking up stitches along the flat edge to work the body.

This cardigan is designed to be left open. You’ll notice that the fronts are slightly smaller than the back. This is on purpose, and allows the neckline to work as it does. If you’re busty, you may wish to choose a slightly smaller size than usual.

This pattern includes charts for the lace panels, and some written out instructions for working the edgings.

S(M, L, XL, 2X)

Finished Measurements:
Chest: 34[38, 42, 46, 50] inches

360[400, 460, 520, 600] yards aran weight yarn
Shown in Sweetgeorgia Superwash Worsted
4.5mm circular needles 24”
4.5mm double pointed needles or 16” circular
8 stitch markers
second circular needle or crochet hook and scrap yarn for provisional cast on
stitch holders or scrap yarn
darning needle

Version 1.1:
I updated the instructions for the lower edging join to use p2tog instead of k2tog tbl, for greater consistency with the neckline edging.

Also moved the stitch totals after picking up body stitches to the end of the WS row, after the knitter casts off for the picot on the left front edge.

Version 1.2:

After completing the first row when adding the sleeve stitches, you’ll have 164(172, 200, 212, 240).
The final number of sts when finished with the raglan shaping should be 86(82, 90, 90, 102).

$5.00 US

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