Matcha from designer Laura Chau is a cropped lace cardigan with an unusual construction. It is cast on at the back hem, worked up and over the shoulders with stitches cast on for the sleeves, then down the fronts. Two simple seams and you’re done! The lace pattern is surprisingly easy and looks the same on both sides.
Meant to be worn open, but you can also add ties or buttons to the sides for a wrap look. Perfect for a couple skeins of gorgeous sock yarn, and just the thing to throw on over a dress or t-shirt. Close-fitting and meant to be worn with minimal (0-2” / 0-5cm) ease across the back. Choose the finished size that is closest to your high bust measurement.
This pattern is available as a PDF download.
Size: 30 (32, 34, 36.5, 38, 40, 42, 44.5, 46, 48, 50, 52.5, 54, 56, 58) inches.
Yarn Requirements: Fingering weight yarn, 815 (850, 880, 990, 1030, 1090, 1140, 1210, 1250, 1305, 1360, 1425, 1465, 1520, 1575) yards; Shown in Malabrigo Sock
Needles: US 5 / 3.75mm circular needles, 24” / 60cm or longer
Gauge: 18 sts and 36 rows = 4” / 10cm square in Stockinette Stitch