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Laika

My goals when designing Laika were simple. So often in warmer weather I find myself reaching for the store bought cardigans in my wardrobe over the handknits because they're thin enough to stuff in my bag. Lace can be delicate and girly, but it can also be simple and geometric and I love knitting on simple lace patterns because they grow so fast and mould to the body so well. Laika is the perfect cardigan to carelessly throw in your bag as an extra layer with any outfit, pretty but casual, lightweight but not too delicate.

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Fingering or heavy laceweight yarn with a suggested gauge of 7-9 sts per inch / 2.5cm.
Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock
Ysolda's version in Ysolda Red and Amanda's in Blackberry.

20 sts and 32 rows = 4" / 10cm in mesh pattern worked flat.
Note: Measure gauge after blocking – lightly stretch just enough to open up the stitch pattern but do not stretch out as much as possible as you might for a lace shawl.

US 3 / 3.25mm circular, a 24" / 60cm needle can be used for the body of the sweater, but was difficult for the edging, make things easy on yourself and use a 32" / 80cm or longer needle.
US 3 / 3.25mm for your preferred method of working small circumferences in the rnd.

0[32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60]" bust /
76[81, 86, 91, 97, 102, 107, 112, 117, 122, 127, 132, 137, 142, 147, 153] cm bust
Shown in sizes 34 and 48 with zero ease at the bust.

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My goals when designing Laika were simple. So often in warmer weather I find myself reaching for the store bought cardigans in my wardrobe over the handknits because they're thin enough to stuff in my bag. Lace can be delicate and girly, but it can also be simple and geometric and I love knitting on simple lace patterns because they grow so fast and mould to the body so well. Laika is the perfect cardigan to carelessly throw in your bag as an extra layer with any outfit, pretty but casual, lightweight but not too delicate.

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