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Beetle Knit Lace Cardi Project

BEETLE KNIT LACE CARDI

LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE


WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

  • 'Moda Vera' Beetle 13 (14-15-16) x 50g balls
  • 1 pair 4mm knitting needles or size required to give correct tension.
  • Scissors, yarn needle, tape measure

MEASUREMENTS

To Fit Bust: 85cm (Size S), 95cm (Size M), 105cm (Size L), 115cm (Size XL)

Actual Size (approx. at underman): 88cm (Size S), 98cm (Size M), 108cm (Size L), 118 (Size XL)

Length: 82cm (Size S), 83cm (Size M), 84cm (Size L), 85cm (Size XL)

Sleeve Length: 43cm (Size S)

TENSION

20 sts and 32 rows to 10cm over main patt, using 4mm needles.


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INSTRUCTIONS

BACK

Using 4mm needles, cast on 109 (119-131-139) sts loosely.

1st Foundation row (RS) - Purl.

2nd Foundation row - Knit.

Beg Border Patt - 1st row (RS) - K1 (6-1-5), * (yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) twice, yfwd, K4, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K4, yfwd, (K2tog, yfwd) 3 times, K1, rep from * to last 20 (25-20-24) sts, (yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) twice, yfwd, K4, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K4, (yfwd, K2tog) twice, yfwd, K1 (6-1-5).

2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th and 10th rows - Purl.

3rd row - K2 (7-2-6), * (yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) twice, yfwd, K3, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K3, (yfwd, K2tog) 3 times, yfwd, K1, yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso, rep from * to last 19 (24-19-23) sts, (yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) twice, yfwd, K3, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K3, yfwd, (K2tog, yfwd) twice, K2 (7-2-6).
5th row - K1 (6-1-5), * (yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) 3 times, yfwd, K2, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K2, yfwd, (K2tog, yfwd) 3 times, K3, rep from * to last 20 (25-20-24) sts, (yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) 3 times, yfwd, K2, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K2, yfwd, (K2tog, yfwd) 3 times, K1 (6-1-5).

7th row - K2 (7-2-6), * (yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) 3 times, yfwd, K1, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K1, yfwd, (K2tog, yfwd) 3 times, K5, rep from * to last 19 (24-19-23) sts, (yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) 3 times, yfwd, K1, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K1, yfwd, (K2tog, yfwd) 3 times, K2 (7-2-6).

9th row - K3 (8-3-7), * (yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) 3 times, yfwd, sl 1, K2tog, psso, yfwd, (K2tog, yfwd) 3 times, K7, rep from * to last 18 (23-18-22) sts, (yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) 3 times, yfwd, sl 1, K2tog, psso, yfwd, (K2tog, yfwd) 3 times, K3 (8-3-7).

11th row - Purl.

12th row - Knit.

Rep rows 1 to 12 incl of border patt twice more, then rows 1 to 10 incl once.

Beg Main Patt - 1st row (RS) - K1, * K2tog, yfwd, rep from * to last 2 sts, K2.

2nd row - Purl.

3rd row - K1, * yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso, rep from * to end.

4th row - Purl.

Rows 1 to 4 incl form main patt throughout, noting that sts will be dec.

Note - Care must be taken when shaping in this pattern stitch. Do not work a yfwd unless you have sufficient sts to work a K2tog or sl 1, K1, psso to compensate for it, and vice versa.

Keeping main patt correct, dec one st at each end of next row, then in every foll 12th row until 89 (99-111-119) sts rem.

Cont in main patt without shaping until work measures 61cm from beg, ending with a purl row.

Shape Armholes -

Keeping patt correct, cast off 5 (7-8-9) sts at beg of next 2 rows ... 79 (85-95-101) sts.

Next row - K2, sl 1, K1, psso, patt to last 4 sts, K2tog, K2.

Next row - Purl.

Rep last 2 rows until 69 (73-79-83) sts rem, ending with a purl row.

Keeping 2 stocking sts at each end correct, cont in patt without shaping until armholes measure 21 (22-23-24) cm, ending with a purl row.

Shape Shoulders - Cast off 5 (6-6-7) sts at beg of next 4 rows, then 6 (5-7-6) sts at beg of foll 2 rows. Cast off rem 37 (39-41-43) sts loosely.

LEFT FRONT

Using 4mm needles, cast on 59 (65-71-75) sts.

1st Foundation row (RS) - Purl.

2nd Foundation row - Knit.

Beg Border Patt - 1st row (RS) - K1 (6-1-5), * (yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) twice, yfwd, K4, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K4, yfwd, (K2tog, yfwd) 3 times, K1, rep from * to last 14 (15-4-4) sts, [(yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) twice, yfwd, K4, sl 1, K1, psso] 1 (1-0-0) time/s, K4 (5-4-4).

2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th and 10th rows - Purl.

3rd row - K2 (7-2-6), * (yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) twice, yfwd, K3, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K3, (yfwd, K2tog) 3 times, yfwd, K1, yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso, rep from * to last 13 (14-3-3) sts, [(yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) twice, yfwd, K3, sl 1, K1, psso] 1 (1-0-0) time/s, K4 (5-3-3).

5th row - K1 (6-1-5), * (yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) 3 times, yfwd, K2, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K2, yfwd, (K2tog, yfwd) 3 times, K3, rep from * to last 14 (15-4-4) sts, [(yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) 3 times, yfwd, K2, sl 1, K1, psso] 1 (1-0-0) time/s, K4 (5-4-4).

7th row - K2 (7-2-6), * (yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) 3 times, yfwd, K1, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K1, yfwd, (K2tog, yfwd) 3 times, K5, rep from * to last 13 (14-3-3) sts, [(yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) 3 times, yfwd, K1, sl 1, K1, psso] 1 (1-0-0) time/s, K4 (5-3-3).

9th row - K3 (8-3-7), * (yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) 3 times, yfwd, sl 1, K2tog, psso, yfwd, (K2tog, yfwd) 3 times, K7, rep from * to last 12 (13-2-2) sts, [(yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) 3 times, yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso] 1 (1-0-0) time/s, K4 (5-2-2).

11th row - Purl to last 4 sts, K4.

12th row - P4, knit to end.

Rep rows 1 to 12 incl of border patt twice more, then rows 1 to 10 incl once.

Beg Main Patt - 1st row (RS) - K1, * K2tog, yfwd, rep from * to last 4 sts, K4.

2nd row - Purl.

3rd row - K1, * yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso, rep from * to last 4 sts, K4.

4th row - Purl.

Rows 1 to 4 incl form main patt throughout, noting that sts will be dec and sts at front edge are worked in stocking st.

Keeping main patt correct, dec one st at beg (side edge) of next row, then in every foll 12th row until 49 (55-61-65) sts rem.

Cont in main patt without shaping until work measures 61cm from beg, ending with a purl row.

Shape Armhole and Front Slope - Keeping patt correct, cast off 5 (7-8-9) sts at beg of next row ... 44 (48-53-56) sts.

Next row - Purl.

Next row - K2, sl 1, K1, psso, patt to last 6 sts, K2tog, K4.

Rep last 2 rows until 34 (36-37-38) sts rem, ending with a dec1st row.

Keeping 2 sts at armhole edge and sts at front edge in stocking st, cont dec one st (as before) at front edge only in every foll alt row until 22 (22-25-26) sts rem, then in every foll 4th row until 16 (17-19-20) sts rem.

Cont in patt without shaping until armhole measures 21 (22-23-24) cm, ending with a purl row.

Shape Shoulder - Cast off 5 (6-6-7) sts at beg of next row and foll alt row.

Work 1 row. Cast off rem 6 (5-7-6) sts.

RIGHT FRONT

Using 4mm needles, cast on 59 (65-71-75) sts.

1st Foundation row (RS) - Purl.

2nd Foundation row - Knit.

Beg Border Patt - 1st row (RS) - K4 (5-3-3), K2tog, * K4, yfwd, (K2tog, yfwd) 3 times, K1, (yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) twice, yfwd, K4, sl 1, K2tog, psso, rep from * to last 9 (14-0-4) sts, [K4, (yfwd, K2tog) twice, yfwd] 1 (1-0-0) time/s, K1 (6-0-4).

2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th and 10th rows - Purl.

3rd row - K4 (5-3-3), K2tog, * K3, yfwd, (K2tog, yfwd) 3 times, K1, (yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) 3 times, yfwd, K3, sl 1, K2tog, psso, rep from * to last 9 (14-0-4) sts, [K3, yfwd, (K2tog, yfwd) twice] 1 (1-0-0) time/s, K2 (7-0-4).

5th row - K4 (5-3-3), K2tog, * K2, yfwd, (K2tog, yfwd) 3 times, K3, (yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) 3 times, yfwd, K2, sl 1, K2tog, psso, rep from * to last 9 (14-0-4) sts, [K2, yfwd, (K2tog, yfwd) 3 times] 1 (1-0-0) time/s, K1 (6-0-4).

7th row - K4 (5-3-3), K2tog, * K1, yfwd, (K2tog, yfwd) 3 times, K5, (yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) 3 times, yfwd, K1, sl 1, K2tog, psso, rep from * to last 9 (14-0-4) sts, [K1, yfwd, (K2tog, yfwd) 3 times] 1 (1-0-0) time/s, K2 (7-0-4).

9th row - K4 (5-3-3), K2tog, * yfwd, (K2tog, yfwd) 3 times, K7, (yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) 3 times, yfwd, sl 1, K2tog, psso, rep from * to last 9 (14-0-4) sts, [yfwd, (K2tog, yfwd) 3 times] 1 (1-0-0) time/s, K3 (8-0-4).

11th row - K4, purl to end.

12th row - Knit to last 4 sts, P4.

Rep rows 1 to 12 incl of border patt twice more, then rows 1 to 10 incl once.

Beg Main Patt - 1st row (RS) - K4, * yfwd, K2tog, rep from * to last st, K1.

2nd row - Purl.

3rd row - K4, * sl 1, K1, psso, yfwd, rep from * to last st, K1.

4th row - Purl.

Rows 1 to 4 incl form main patt throughout, noting that sts will be dec and 4 sts at front edge are worked in stocking st.

Keeping main patt correct, dec one st at end (side edge) of next row, then in every foll 12th row until 49 (55-61-65) sts rem.

Cont in main patt without shaping until work measures 61cm from beg, ending with a purl row. Work 1 row.

Shape Armhole and Front Slope - Keeping patt correct, cast off 5 (7-8-9) sts at beg of next row ... 44 (48-53-56) sts.

Next row - K4, sl 1, K1, psso, patt to last 4 sts, K2tog, K2.

Next row - Purl.

Rep last 2 rows until 34 (36-37-38) sts rem, ending with a purl row.

Keeping 2 sts at armhole edge and 4 sts at front edge in stocking st, cont dec one st (as before) at front edge only in every foll alt row until 22 (22-25-26) sts rem, then in every foll 4th row until 16 (17-19-20) sts rem.

Cont in patt without shaping until armhole measures 21 (22-23-24) cm, ending with a purl row. Work 1 row.

Shape Shoulder - Cast off 5 (6-6-7) sts at beg of next row and foll alt row.

Work 1 row. Cast off rem 6 (5-7-6) sts.

SLEEVES

Using 4mm needles, cast on 65 (65-87-87) sts.

1st Foundation row (RS) - Purl.

2nd Foundation row - Knit.

Beg border patt - Work rows 1 to 12 incl of border patt twice, then rows 1 to 10 incl once as for Back ... 36 rows border patt in all.

Beg Main Patt - Work 4 rows main patt as for Size S of Back.

Sizes S, M and XL only - Keeping main patt correct, inc one st at each end of next row.

Size M only - Cont inc one st at each end of every foll 6th row until there are 75 sts.

All sizes ... 67 (75-87-89) sts.

Cont in main patt without shaping until work measures 43cm from beg, ending with a purl row.

Shape Top - Keeping patt correct, cast off 3 (4-4-5) sts at beg of next 2 rows ... 61 (67-79-79) sts.

Next row - K2, sl 1, K1, psso, patt to last 4 sts, K2tog, K2. Work 3 rows patt. Rep last 4 rows until 47 (57-75-73) sts rem, ending with a dec row. Cont dec one st (as before) in every foll alt row until 31 (31-35-35) sts rem.

Work 1 row. Cast off 4 sts at beg of next 4 rows. Cast off rem 15 (15-19-19) sts loosely.

FINISHING

DO NOT PRESS. Using mattress st seam, join shoulder, side and sleeve seams. Sew in sleeves.

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