Ripple Lake is a gorgeous cardigan adorned with the most beautiful textured lace patterns.
It has an open front and short sleeves, which make it perfect for transitioning into Spring or into Autumn. The front is slightly shorter than the back, for a modern and flattering fit. It’s the perfect cardigan to wear over dresses, blouses and skirts… and also (of course) a plain t-shirt and jeans ❤️
The construction is so much fun, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! It is worked in two halves (left and right) that grow sideways and meet at the centre back creating a stunning box pleat (there’s a video tutorial for that part of the pattern).
I have included schematics throughout the pattern to help you identify which part you are working on.
I am so proud of this one!
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL). Shown in size M on a 36” bust.
Recommended ease: 6-10” (15-25 cm) of positive ease.
Bust circumference (when worn closed): 38½ (43, 45½, 50½, 54½, 58½, 62½, 66½, 60½) inches; 96.5 (107.5, 116.5, 126.5, 136.5, 146.5, 156.5, 166.5, 176.5) cm.
Yarn: 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6) skeins of Tosh Merino Light + Tweed by Madelinetosh (90% merino / 8% viscose / 2% nylon - 100g / 420y 384m) or approx. 1050 (1134, 1260, 1386, 1554, 1680, 1890, 2100, 2310) yards 960 (1036, 1152, 1267, 1420, 1536, 1728, 1920, 2112) m of fingering weight yarn. The sample was knit using colorway Arctic.
Needles: US4 (3.5mm) and US 3 (3.25mm) circular needles, at least 24” long. Crochet hook for provisional CO. Extra US4 (3.5mm) needle for 3-needle Bind Off.
Other notions: Stitch markers, stitch holders, tapestry needle, waste yarn for provisional CO.
22 sts and 39 rows to 4” (10cm) in Lace Pattern on US 4 (3.5 mm) needles.
Note that since this cardigan is worked sideways, it is very important that you meet ROW gauge too.
Before you measure, please take the time to wash and block your swatch in the same manner that you will wash and block your sweater.
Ripple Lake Cardigan
Prices are in US Dollars. This pattern is available only in English as a digital download. You will automatically receive a pdf file.
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I apologize for this. Warmly, Joji