Unintended - c. 2014


Unintended is a lacy cardigan knit in a luxurious merino/silk/cashmere sport weight yarn: Madelinetosh Pashmina. It is knit from the top down, beginning with the neck ribbing and continuing on to neck short rows and contiguous shoulder seams. The straight, high neckline sets this cardigan apart from more typical crew neck garments. The two fronts and back section are knit separately and joined at the underarms. This lace cardigan also includes top-down set in sleeves, which are picked up from the armhole. Short rows are used to shape the neckline as well as the shoulder caps. This pattern includes instructions for three lengths of sleeves: short, elbow-length and long. The lace pattern at the end of the sleeves rounds out the cardigan for an overall luxurious look.


Unintended is available in English.


Actual Bust Measurement:
28" (30”, 32”, 34”, 36”, 38”)(40", 42”, 44", 46", 48") / 71 (76, 81.5, 86.5, 91.5, 96.5)(101.5, 107, 112, 117, 122) cm


Finished Bust Circumference (including ease):
30" (32", 34", 36", 38", 40")(42", 44", 46", 48", 50") / 76 (81.5, 86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5)(107, 112, 117, 122, 127) cm

Finished Armhole depth:
7.5" (7.5", 8", 8", 8", 8.5")(8.5", 9", 9", 10", 10") / 19 (19, 20, 20, 20, 21.5)(21.5, 23, 23, 25.5, 25.5) cm


There is approximately 2 inches (5 cm) of positive ease worked into the chest circumference. To determine the correct size, first measure your bust circumference and compare this with the Sizes and Bust Measurement above. Then determine how tight or loose you would like "Unintended" to fit.


22 stitches x 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch on size US 6 (4.0 mm) needles (or size needed to get gauge), measured on a washed and blocked swatch. You are advised to achieve both row and stitch gauges for this pattern.


Intermediate (lace chart and short rows).


US Size 6 (4.0 mm) circular needle (or size needed to achieve gauge) for body; US Size 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle for neck and button band ribbing; US Size 3 (2.75 mm) circular needle for picking up sleeve stitches and working sleeve cap short rows.
Cable needle
Tapestry needle


Pashmina sport by madelinetosh: approximately 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 4)(4, 4, 5, 5, 5) skeins @ 360 yards per skein / 329m and 110g per skein for the long-sleeved version (less for shorter sleeves).


Stitch Markers in several different colors
Buttons: 1/2” to 5/8” buttons - the exact number you will need depends on the size and length of your cardigan.

Copyright: Please respect the moral rights of independent designers. The copyright of this pattern remains with the author. This pattern is provided for personal home use only. It should not be sold. Commercial use of this pattern is a violation of the copyright. Selling products made from this pattern or distributing this pattern in any manner is prohibited under the copyright unless Amanda Woeger has granted express written permission.