Nilgiri by Laura Chau is a pretty cardigan with a geometric lace pattern. The unique stitch pattern is easy and fast to work, and great for a beginner lace knitter. The relaxed shape of this cardigan is perfect dressed up or down. Neat hems and garter stitch bands offset the lacy pattern.
The body of Nilgiri is worked in one piece from the bottom up, beginning with a provisional cast on and knit-in hem. Sleeves are worked flat from the bottom to the underarm, then joined together with the body to work the seamless raglan yoke. Meant to be worn with zero to 3” / 7.5 cm ease. Choose the finished size that is closest to your high bust measurement or one size up for a more relaxed fit.
This pattern is available as a PDF download.
Size: 29.75 (33.75, 37.75, 41.75, 45.75, 49.75, 53.75, 57.75)” bust (closed)
Yarn Requirements: 870 (990, 1050, 1280, 1400, 1525, 1645, 1770) yards
Shown in Indigodragonfly MCN Worsted (80% merino/10% cashmere/10% nylon; 190 yds / 4 oz skein) (WEBS does not carry), 6 skeins in colour “Tiny Bloodsucking Dancer” for size 37.75”
US 8 / 5mm circular needle, 32” / 80cm or longer
US 6 / 4mm circular needle for hems, 32” / 80cm or longer
Size F or G / 3.75 or 4mm crochet hook
Other Materials: 6 or 7 buttons, 3/4” / 2cm in diameter
Gauge: 16 sts and 25.5 rows = 4” / 10cm square in Lacy Squares stitch on larger needles