Lilac Cardigan

Take a breath of fresh air through the fragrant lilac blossoms. Crochet this luxury cardigan in silk lace to keep you comfortably cool in summer, perfect for a summer getaway.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 36-40 (42-46, 48-52)” to fit bust 34-38 (40-44, 46-50)”

2-4” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 34-38”

Gauge: 22 sts and 9 rows (Set-up Row with 2 repeats) = 4.5” / [11.43 cm] in Fan pattern after spray blocking

Materials

Light weight yarnYarn: SilkIndian Duke Silk (100% Silk; 224 yards [205 meters]/100 grams): 12-2511 Light Purple (4 (5, 6) skeins)

Hook: US size G/6 (4.0 mm)

Notions: Removable markers, tapestry needle, 1” button

Special Stitches

Fan: (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-sp

V-stitch: (Dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-sp

Picot: (Sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-sp

Fan Pattern (multiple of 10 sts + 15)

Ch 25.

Set-up Row: Dc in 4th ch from hook, *ch 2, sk next 4 sts, V-st in next ch; rep from * across to last 6 ch, ch 2, sk next 4 sts, 2 dc in last 2 ch, turn.

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in sp between 2 dc of previous row, *ch 2, picot in V-st, ch 2, V-st in ch-2 sp of V-st; rep from * across to last V-st of previous row, picot in V-st, ch 2, 2 dc in sp between last dc and t-ch, turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in sp between 2 dc of previous row, *ch 2, picot in fan, ch 2, V-st in dc; rep from * across to last fan, ch 2, picot in fan, ch 2, 2 dc in sp between last dc and t-ch, turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in sp between first 2 dc, *ch 2, sc in picot, ch 2, fan in V-st; rep from * to last picot, ch 2, sc in picot, ch 2, 2 dc in sp between last dc and t-ch, turn

Row 4: Ch 3, dc in sp between 2 dc, *ch 2, V- st in sc, ch 2, picot in fan; rep from * to last sc, ch 2, V-st in sc, ch 2, 2 dc in sp between dc and t-ch, turn.

Row 5: Ch 3, dc in sp between 2 dc, *ch 2, fan in V-st, ch 2, sc in picot; rep from * to last V-st, fan in V-st, ch 2, 2 dc in sp between dc and t-ch, turn.

Rep Rows 2 – 5 for patt.

Updated 5/14/18

Pattern Notes

Cardigan is worked from the bottom up in one piece, then divided for left front, back, and right front.

Pattern

Body

Ch 185 (225, 265).

Work Set-up Row of Fan Pattern. (35 (39, 43) V-sts)
Work Rows 1-4 of Fan Pattern for 7 (8, 8) repeats, ending with Row 1 in WS. (17 (21, 25) fans on Row 2 repeats)

Shape Left Front and Neckline

Note: Work decreases on both sides simultaneously.

Row 1 (Dec): Ch 3, dc in sp between next 2 dc, sk next 2 sts, (place marker to mark start of Neckline depth) *sc in picot, ch 2, fan in V-st, ch 2; rep from * 2 (3, 4) more times, sc in picot, 2 dc in V-st, place marker in picot after V-st to mark start of armhole decrease, turn. (3 (4, 5) fans)

Row 2 (Dec): Ch 3, dc in sp between next 2 dc, *V-st in sc, ch 2, picot in fan, ch 2; rep from * 2 (3, 4) more times, V-st in sc, 2 dc in sp between next 2 dc, turn. (3 (4, 5) V-sts)

Row 3 (Dec): Ch 3, dc in sp between next 2 dc, 3 dc in V-st, ch 2, *sc in picot, ch 2, fan in V-st, ch 2; rep from * 1 (2, 3) more times, sc in picot, 3 dc in V-st, 2 dc in sp between next 2 dc, turn. (2 (3, 4) fans)

Row 4 (Dec): Ch 3, dc in sp between next 2 dc, sc in second dc on 3-dc group, ch 2, *V-st in sc, ch 2, picot in fan, ch 2; rep from * 1 (2, 3) more times, V-st in sc, ch 2, sc in 2nd ch of 3 dc group, dc between 2 dc, turn.

Row 5 (Dec): Ch 3, dc in sp between next 2 dc, sk sc, *fan in V-st, ch 2, sc in picot, ch 2; rep from * 1 (2, 3) more times, fan in V-st, 2 dc in sp between next 2 dc, turn.

Row 6 (Dec): Ch 3, dc in sp between next 2 dc, *picot in fan, ch 2, V-st in sc, ch 2; rep from * 1 (2, 3) more times, picot in fan, 2 dc in sp between next 2 dc, turn.

Size 36-40” only

Rows 7-18: Rep Dec Rows 1-6.

Row 19: Ch 3, dc between next 2 dc, sc in picot, 2 dc between next 2 dc, turn.

Row 20: Ch 3, dc between next 2 dc, dc in sc, 2 dc between next 2 dc, turn.

Row 21: Ch 3, dc between next 2 dc, sk dc below, dc between next 2 dc, turn.

Row 22: Ch 3, dc2tog.

Fasten off.

Size 42-46” only

Rows 7-24: Rep Dec Rows 1-6.

Work 2 rows even, ending last row with ch 3, dc2tog.

Fasten off.

Size 48-52” only

Rows 7-24: Rep Dec Rows 1-6.

Work 4 rows even, ending last row with ch 3, dc2tog.

Fasten off.

Shape Right Front and Neckline

With RS facing, join yarn to 4th V-st from left of work and work in same manner as Left Front. Place marker to mark start of Armhole in picot just before V-st.

Also place marker to mark start of Neckline depth.

Shape Back

Join yarn in V-st after marker and work decreases as in Left and Right Front and Neckline, simultaneously on both sides.

Rep Dec Rows 1-6, 3 (4, 4) times.

Size 36-40” only

Next 5 Rows: Work Dec Rows 1-5.

Last Row of Back: Ch 3, dc in sp between next 2 dc, *sc in fan, ch 2, V-st in sc, ch 2; rep from * to last fan, sc in fan, 2 dc in sp between next 2 dc. (24 decrease rows)

Fasten off.

Size 42-46” only

Next 3 rows: Work Dec Rows 1-3.

Last Row of Back: Ch 3, dc in sp between next 2 dc, *V-st in sc, ch 2, sc in fan, ch 2; rep from * to last sc, V- st in sc, 2 dc in sp between next 2 dc. (28 decrease rows)

Size 48-52” only

Next 5 rows: Work Dec Rows 1-5.

Last Row of Back: Ch 3, dc in sp between next 2 dc, *sc in fan, ch 2, V-st in sc, ch 2; rep from * to last fan, sc in fan, 2 dc in sp between next 2 dc. (30 decrease rows)

Fasten off.

Border for Body

Row 1: With RS facing, join yarn to Left Front lower corner, ch 1, sc across, turn.

Row 2 and 3: Ch 1, sc across, turn.

Fasten off.

Sleeves (make 2)

Ch 65 (75, 75).

Work Set-up Row of Fan Pattern.

Work Rows 1-4 of Fan Pattern for 2 repeats.

Shape Sleeve

Row 1 (Inc): Ch 3, dc in sp between next 2 dc, V-st in ch-2 sp (or sc below), ch 2, picot in ch-2 sp of fan, ch 2, *V-st in sc, ch 2, picot in ch-2 sp of fan, ch 2; rep from * to last ch-sp, V-st in ch-2 sp (or sc below), 2 dc in sp between last 2 dc, turn.

Row 2 (Inc): Ch 3, dc in sp between next 2 dc, 3 dc in V-st, ch 2, sc in picot, ch 2, *fan in V-st; ch 2, sc in picot, ch 2; rep from * to last V-st, 3 dc in V-st, 2 dc in sp between last 2 dc, turn.

Row 3 (Inc): Ch 3, dc in sp between next 2 dc, picot in 3rd dc, ch 2, V-st in sc, ch 2, *picot in ch-2 sp of fan, ch 2, V-st in sc, ch 2; rep from * until last 5 dc rem, picot in 2nd dc, 2 dc in sp between last 2 dc, turn.

Row 4 (Inc): Ch 3, dc in sp between next 2 dc, sc in picot, ch 2, fan in V-st, ch 2, *sc in picot, ch 2, fan in V-st, ch 2; rep from * to last picot, sc in picot, 2 dc in sp between last 2 dc, turn.

Rows 5-8: Rep Inc Rows 1-4.

Rows 9-14: Work Fan Pattern Rows 3-4, then Rows 1-4 once more.

Size 36-40” only

Rows 15-18: Work Inc Rows 1-4.

Row 19: Ch 3, dc in sp between next 2 dc, *V-st in sc, ch 2, picot in fan, ch 2; rep from * to last sc, V-st in sc, 2 dc in sp between next 2 dc, turn.

Work decreases as follows

Rows 1-18: After turning, sl st in each st to ch-sp after V-st. For first dec row, work across to last V-st before last 2 dc, turn, leave last V-st unworked. Work Dec Rows 1-6 same as Body for 3 repeats.

Row 19: Work Dec Row 1.

Row 20: Ch 3, dc in sp between next 2 dc, dc in sc below, ch 2, *picot in fan, ch 2, V-st in sc, ch 2; rep from * to last fan, picot in fan, ch 2, dc in sc, 2 dc in sp between next 2 dc, turn.

Row 21: Ch 3, dc in sp between next 2 dc, sc in dc below, ch 2, *sc in picot, ch 2, fan in V-st, ch 2; rep from * to last picot, sc in picot, 2 dc in sp between next 2 dc, turn.

Row 22: Ch 3, dc in sp between next 2 dc, *V-st in sc, ch 2, sc in fan, ch 2; rep from * to last sc, V-st in sc, 2 dc in sp between next 2 dc, turn.

Follow Sleeve Shaping for Right and Left Sleeve.

Size 42-46” only

Rows 15-18: Work Inc Rows 1-4.

Rows 19-22: Work Fan Pattern.

Row 23: Ch 3, dc in sp between next 2 dc, *V-st in sc, ch 2, picot in fan, ch 2; rep from * to last sc, V-st in sc, 2 dc in sp between next 2 dc, turn.

Work Decreases as follows

Rows 1-24: After turning, sl st in each st to ch-sp after V-st. For first dec row, work row up to last V-st before last 2 dc, turn, leave last V-st unworked. Work Dec Rows 1-6 same as Body for 4 repeats.

Row 25: Ch 3, dc in sp between next 2 dc, *sc in picot, ch 2, fan in V-st, ch 2; rep from * to last picot, sc in picot, 2 dc in sp between next 2 dc, turn.

Row 26: Ch 3, dc in sp between next 2 dc, *V-st in sc, ch 2, sc in fan, ch 2; rep from * to last sc, V-st in sc, 2 dc in sp between next 2 dc, turn.

Follow Sleeve Shaping for Right and Left Sleeve.

Size 48-52” only

Rows 15-18: Work Inc Rows 1-4.

Rows 19-22: Work Fan Pattern.

Rows 23-26: Work Inc Rows 1-4.

Row 27: Ch 3, dc in sp between next 2 dc, *V-st in sc, ch 2, picot in fan, ch 2; rep from * to last sc, V-st in sc, 2 dc in sp between next 2 dc, ending with Inc Row 1, turn.

Work decreases as follows:

Rows 1-24: After turning, sl st in each st to ch-sp after V-st. For first dec row, work row up to last V-st before last 2 dc, turn, leave last V-st unworked. Work Dec Rows 1-6 same as Body for 4 repeats.

Row 25: Work Dec Row 1.

Row 26: Ch 3, dc in sp between next 2 dc, dc in sc below, ch 2, *picot in fan, ch 2, V-st in sc, ch 2; rep from * to last fan, picot in fan, ch 2, dc in sc, 2 dc in sp between next 2 dc, turn.

Row 27: Ch 3, dc in sp between next 2 dc, sc in dc below, ch 2, *sc in picot, ch 2, fan in V-st, ch 2; rep from * to last picot, sc in picot, 2 dc in sp between next 2 dc, turn.

Row 28: Ch 3, dc in sp between next 2 dc, *V-st in sc, ch 2, sc in fan, ch 2; rep from * to last sc, V-st in sc, 2 dc in sp between next 2 dc, turn.

Follow Sleeve Shaping for Right and Left Sleeve.

All sizes

Shape Left Sleeve

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in sp between next 2 dc, 3 dc in V-st, ch 2, dc in sc, dc in V-st, turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in sp between next 2 dc.

Fasten off.

Shape Right Sleeve

Row 1: Sl st to center V-st, ch 3, dc in sc, ch 2, 3 dc in V-st, 2 dc in sp between next 2 dc, turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in sp between next 2 dc, dc in next dc.

Fasten off.

Border for Sleeves

Row 1: Join yarn to RS of Sleeves, sc in sp between 2 dc, 3 sc in ch-sp, sc in ch-2 sp of V-st; rep across, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc across.

Fasten off.

Finishing

Pin Sleeves in Armholes and sew.

Sew Sleeve seams.

Neckline and Buttonband

Row 1 (Buttonband and Neckline): With RS facing, join yarn at Right Front lower corner, ch 1, 2 sc in each dc up to Neckline opening, 3 sc in corner, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * to start of Back, 2 sc in each dc to Front of Neckline on other side, **sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep from ** to Neckline opening, cont to sc evenly as in Right Front to Left Front corner, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc across, turn.

Right Front Buttonband

Row 3: Ch 3, *sk next sc, dc in next sc, dc in skipped sc: rep from * to start of Neckline, turn.

Row 4: Cont to work buttonband, ch 1, sc in sp between the dc sts across, turn.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc across. Do not turn.

Neckline

Row 3: Cont to sc in each sc until start of buttonband, turn.

Left Front Buttonband

Work same as Rows 3-4 of Right Front buttonband.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc across.

Fasten off.

Sew button in place.

Blocking

Pin to dimensions, spritz water, and let dry.

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Comments
  • Tech Editor

    Thank you Susan for your comment. We are checking with the designer for feedback and will post updates ASAP.

    Reply
  • susans36

    Is there an error in this pattern? When you finish row 4 of the pattern, row 1 does not make sense. Row 4 is fans and single crochet, not V stitch and picot.

    Reply

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