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Lace Pocket Cardigan Knitting Pattern Knitting Pattern

Lace Pocket Cardigan Knitting Pattern

  • Difficulty


  • Yarn Type

    Yarn Type

    Aran / Worsted

  • designer


    Sian Brown

  • Needle Size

    Needle Size

    US 6 / 4.0mm, US 8 / 5.0mm

  • Needle Type

    Needle Type


  • Techniques


    Basic Shaping, Lace, Stocking Stitch

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What you need to know

Give your wardrobe a stylish upgrade with this lace pocket cardigan knitting pattern.

No transseasonal wardrobe is complete without a super-comfy cardi! This beautiful garment can be worked in six different sizes and provides a wonderful introduction to lace knitting. What’s more the ribbed edges make for a flattering fit and will help to keep you warm.

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What do I need?

Yarn: Rico Essentials Soft Merino Aran, shade 014 Dusky Pink, 11 (12, 13, 14, 15, 16) 50g balls
Needles: 4mm, 5mm
Stitch holders
Tapestry needle


Dress size (approx): 8 (10, 12, 14, 16, 18)
To fit chest (cm): 82 (86, 92, 97, 102, 107)
Actual chest (cm): 93 (102, 110, 120, 128, 137)
Length to back neck (cm): 74 (75, 76, 77, 78, 79)
Sleeve length: 46cm

Top knit tip

To get the most out of your lace knitting, you should try wet blocking. This is a fantastic way for you to influence the final shape of your garment. If you use yarn friendly soaps or wool wash, you can also remove any dirt or fluff that has been picked up over the course of your project. All you need to do is place your finished cardigan in a sink or large tub of water. Then, without stretching the piece, you will need to remove some of the excess water and spread your piece out to the correct dimensions. Finally, you should pin your piece onto a flat towel and leave it to dry.


On the fronts, when switching to the Main Section, it should read "These two rows set st st and cont lace patt"

To finish the pockets, work as follows:
Rejoin yarn to pocket sts on holder
[] K three rows
[] Cast off
Sew edges of pockets to fronts

Meet the designer

Siân Brown is a designer for magazines, yarn companies and publishers. She completed a fashion and textiles degree before starting a successful career in knitwear, which included her becoming a visiting lecturer at London College of Fashion. If you enjoyed making this pattern, then why not make this denim cable t-shirt? Visit this page to see more designs from Siân.

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Techniques: Basic Shaping, Lace, Stocking Stitch

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