Minimi’s Shawl or Cardigan

Minimi’s Shawl or Cardigan Sizes 80-112 cm / 31.5-44″ — € 6 (VAT inclusive)

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If you love knitting lace but find lace shawl hard to wear, you may love this loose fitting cardigan. It comes with lots of free flowing panels that show off the delicacy of lace. It can either be dressed up as an evening wrap or dressed down as a beach cover up. It can even be rolled up and thrown over the shoulder as a shawl. When used as a shawl, the side slits allow free movement of the arms. As a lace weight cardigan, it can easily be tucked in your purse.

The stitch pattern is suitable for lace beginner, all the lace stitches are worked on right sides only and there is no shaping involved in the lace section of the cardigan. This cardigan is worked from the bottom-up in pieces, which makes it an ideal traveling knitting project.

Both written and charted directions are given for the stitch pattern. Measurements are given in both centimeters and inches.

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Lace weight

Shown here: The Gossamer Web Firebird (60% merino, 20% cashmere, 20% silk; 1000 m/1094 yds, 100 g/3.5 oz skein; color Peacock): 2 skeins for all sizesThe sample (size 80 cm / 31\frac{1}{2}
“) used 95 g of yarn, but an extra skein is highly recommended. Use only yarn that holds blocking well.

Yardage requirement: 1045 (1115, 1245, 1330, 1465) m / 1145 (1220, 1360, 1455, 1600) yds, including 10% allowance


3.5 mm (US 4) needles, any type; adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.


Stitch markers; yarn needle; stitch holders or waste yarn



25 sts and 34 rows = 10 cm (4″) in St st, blocked.

21 sts and 28 rows = 10 cm (4″) in Lace Pattern, blocked.

schematic in scale


To fit actual bust size 80 (88, 96, 104, 112) cm / 31.5 (34.75, 37.75, 41, 44)”

This garment is intended to be worn with 0-2.5 cm / 0-1” positive ease. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size.

Finished Measurements

Back width at underarm: 52.5 (56, 59.5, 63, 67) cm / 20.75 (22, 23.5, 24.75, 26.5)”

Back length: 69.5 (70.5, 73.5, 76. 78.5) cm / 27.25 (27.75, 29, 30, 31)”



Cable cast-on, decreases, increases, lace, seaming, sewing set-in sleeves


Minimi’s Shawl or Cardigan Sizes 80-112 cm / 31.5-44″ — € 6 (VAT inclusive)

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