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Fifties ribbed-lace cardigan

Pattern ID: Lavenda 447
Wool brand: Lister Lavenda DK
Yarn quantity: 11-13 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 36 - 40 inch chest

Wool weight: Stated double knitting but tension and needles seem to imply more like Aran or chunky weight
Needle size: 5mm, and 7mm
Tension (10x10cm): 15sts x 18 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Fifties fitted cardigan in ribbed lace stitch worked on large needles. It's worth mentioning that the yarn quantities and needle size are somewhat contradictory - 11 oz (308g) is very little for a long-sleeved cardigan in a thick yarn and yet the needle size is large. I can only conclude that this is a double knitting yarn knitted on large needles to make the required tension.