Chunky Fudge Lace Cardigan

pattern price: $6.50

This pattern is also available as part of the eBook Knit, Block, Love, together with 5 other patterns. The eBook can be purchased for $15 here.

There are two chunky things I like quite a bit: chunky fudge brownies and chunky yarn. This vintage-inspired cardigan is named after both. I envision one wearing this on a cool Fall day while enjoying a yummy bite of hot chunky fudge brownie! Well, the brownie thing aside, I mostly picture one wearing this outdoors on a cool fall day, or indoors in the heart of the winter. Knit in a chunky-weight pure wool, this cardigan is very warm, while the shaping and lace around the waist and on the sleeves ensure it's not just functional but stylish as well. The bracelet length sleeves give it a 1950s air and, versatile as it is, the cardigan can be easily dressed up or down. Pair it with your favorite jeans for a daytime look or wear it with a skirt for an evening out! Knit from the top down on a circular needle, the chunky or bulky weight yarn makes this quick knit indeed.

XS, S, M, L, 1X, 2X (Cardigan shown in size S).

Chest: 30 [34, 38, 40, 44, 48] inches, length: 20 [21, 22.5, 23, 24.5, 25.5] inches

GAUGE: 14 st/19-20 rows = 4 x 4 inches in stockinette stitch

MATERIALS: 5 [5, 6, 6, 7, 8] balls of 100g. bulky or chunky weight yarn (approx. 136 yds/124 m. per 100 g.), 1 29-inch length US #10/6 mm circular needle (or size needed to obtain gauge), 4 stitch markers, buttons.

YARN USED TO MAKE CARDIGAN PICTURED: Narvik Viking Chunky, 100% wool, 136 yds/124 m. per 100 g.

© Linda Wilgus, 2008-2010