The Georgina Cardigan is sweetly feminine with a soft vintage feel. Captivating details like the cabled eyelet edging and off-set shoulder construction make this pattern a timeless treasure. The 3/4 length sleeves are easily modified to full length and feature a delicate chevron lace panel. The Georgina Cardigan will dress up any outfit and looks equally beautiful worn open or closed.
This pattern will keep your interest with easy to memorize simple lace panels in small sections, all knitted from charts. The cabled eyelet edging around the lower edge is surprisingly simple and doubles as a button-hole role.
Bust: 36.5 (41, 46)”; Length from shoulder: 17”
Berroco Ultra Alpaca
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi)
16 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches in Back Lace Panel
US 7 - 4.5 mm
700 - 1290 yards (640 - 1180 m)
If you purchased your pattern prior to October 28, 2011, your pattern may contain errors. You should have received an email with the updated version (10272011 in the file name), but if you didn't, please contact Alexis Winslow directly through the email address listed on the pattern.
Current versions of the pattern, bind-off row in the edging section should read:
Bind-off: (use backward loop for CO stitches in this section) With larger needle held in your right hand, bind- off loosely in [K 2, P 2] pattern to m, remove m, *CO 1, pso, K2tbl, transfer both sts back to left needle, K2tbl, CO 1, transfer 2 sts to left needle, K2tbl, P 1, pso, P 1, pso, rep from * to end.
Q: What is the length of this cardigan from the shoulder?
A: The length from the shoulder to the bottom edge is approximately 17 (18, 20)” long. It’s easy to add a little length by adding extra rows onto the edging section, but this will also affect the size of the collar. If you really want to get fancy, you could work a few short rows in the edging around the back section.
Q: I am still having a problem with the chart row3. I have counted the actual stitches on the chart for row 3 and there are 95 not counting the YO, I only have 91 stitches. What am I doing wrong?
A: The first few rows of lace charts are often a challenge to establish. Once you can see the pattern better, it's usually easier to anticipate your next stitch or see where you've gone wrong. In the first section, each right side row should increase the stitch count by 2 stitches. These increases happen at the edges so your piece will grow outward like a wedge.
There are several likely problems. You may have missed some of the increases or you may have worked extra decreased where you shouldn't have. However, the most common mistake I see when people knit lace is they accidentally drop yarn overs from the previous row when working the next row. This happens because the yarn overs don't look like regular stitches—they may actually look like a mistake that should be corrected to you. This is especially easy to do at the beginning in the first few rows since the pattern isn't established very well.