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Giesel Cardigan
Giesel Cardigan
Giesel Cardigan
Giesel Cardigan
Giesel Cardigan
Giesel Cardigan
Giesel Cardigan
Giesel Cardigan
Giesel Cardigan
Giesel Cardigan
Giesel Cardigan
Giesel Cardigan
Giesel Cardigan
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Giesel Cardigan


This pattern is part of VERNAL: Collection of warm weather knitwear book. You can also purchase the book here.

The main attraction of this modern oversized cardigan lies in its understated box shape, perfect for layering, and back, worked entirely in the lace pattern, reminding me of bunch of butterflies. The smoothness of the stockinette on the fronts and sleeves juxtaposes the intricacy of the lace.

The body of Giesel is knit flat in a single piece. The stitches for the sleeves are picked up along the armhole and worked in the round to the cuff.


The monochromatic colorways of Miss Babs Yummy 3-ply have a lot of subtle variations of color to add visual interest and depth to your knitted fabric while still keep the definition of the most intricate stitch pattern intact.



Women’s XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL): to fit bust 28/30 (32/34, 36/38, 40/42, 44/46, 48/50, 52/54, 56/58)”/71/76 (81/86, 91/97, 102/107, 112/117, 122/127, 132/137, 142/147) сm.

Finished Measurements 

34 (41½, 49, 49, 56½, 56½, 64, 64)”/85 (104, 122.5, 122.5, 141.5, 141.5, 160, 160) cm bust circumference.

Intended ease: +4-10”/10-25 cm

Shown in size M (49”/122.5 cm) on 38”/95 cm bust with 11”/27.5 cm of positive ease.



Sport weight yarn (approximate amounts): 990 (1200, 1420, 1450, 1640, 1680, 1860, 1910) yds/905 (1097, 1298, 1326, 1500, 1536, 1701, 1747) m.

Miss Babs Yummy 3-Ply Sport (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 335 yards/306 m in 150 g), Candied Pecan: 3 (4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6) skeins.



Size US 3/3.25 mm: 32”/80 cm circular and set of double-pointed.

(Optional: spare needles of the same size).

Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.


Stitch markers, waste yarn, cable needle, tapestry needle, crochet hook E/3.5 mm for Crochet Chain Provisional cast on, 7 buttons 5/8”/16 mm in diameter.


24 stitches and 32 rows = 4”/10 cm in Stockinette Stitch, after blocking.

22-stitch Lace pattern repeat = 3¾”/9.5 cm, after blocking.


• This cardigan is worked flat in one piece from the bottom up to underarms, then fronts and back are worked separately. Shoulders are joined together with a 3-Needle Bind Off. Stitches for sleeves are picked up and worked in the round.

• German short-rows are used for sleeve cap and shoulder shaping. Knitters could use any other Short- Row method of their choice.

• Knitters may consider placing stitch markers between chart repeats.

• When choosing the size, take the sleeve circumference into account.

• A circular needle is used to accommodate a large number of stitches.

• Stitch pattern is charted and has written instructions.

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