Barb Wire

Barb Wire is a fun and fairly easy cardigan to knit for Spring, Summer or Fall. Knit in one piece, with the yarn held double throughout, the cardigan is a quick knit that requires minimal sewing.

The dainty leaf lace edging flows up the front as well as up the frilly cap sleeves.

Knit Picks Gloss Lace Yarn creates a wonderfully light and airy cardigan which will be perfect for warmer weather. Straight needles are used in the beginning, then switch to circular needles once stitches are added for the sleeves.

Please note, the cardigan is a tighter fit and will require blocking. If you wish a looser fit you will want to knit a larger size to ensure the desired fit. This cardigan may be closed using a pin or hook and eye.

Size—36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56 (apprx 2 inch positive Ease)

Materials Needed:
Size 9 (5.5 mm) Straight Needles
Size 9 (5.5 mm) Circular Needles 24 inches
4(4, 6, 6, 8, 8) balls of Knit Picks Gloss Lace 440 yards 70% Merino Wool, 30% Silk (yarn is held double throughout)
Gauge—16 stitches and 24 rows equals 4 inches
Stitch markers
Darning needle

Stitches needed:
k2tog—knit two stitches together
P2tog—purl two stitches together
Yo—Yarn over (increase)

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About GraceM@10


I love to design, knit and knit!!  In fact I am usually knitting all the time, except for when I am sewing or working.  I love nature and curves and it seems most of my designs include these aspects.  I enjoy all types of yarn but it seems the skinny ones capture my needles most often.  Lately I have been hard at work with some new fall sweaters.  I love a challenge but, try hard to create designs that knitters can use a variety of yarns in order to make the end result their own.

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