When fate takes away from our lives wonderful hands that will no longer knit for us, we will be left with their knitted garments, which we keep as treasures in our closets. However, sometimes life surprises you and gives you the opportunity to have new people knitting for you. This is the story which inspired this pattern


1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10) with final measurement of the sweater after blocking of bust width of 92 (100, 116, 124, 132, 140, 148, 164, 172, 180) cm/ 36.75 (40, 46.5, 49.5, 52.75, 56, 59.25, 65.5 68.75, 72)“. A positive ease of 10-20 cm/ 4-8” is recommended.

See the tabs below for more information on construction notes, level of difficulty, prerequisites, materials and gauge.


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If anything characterizes this pattern is its versatility to customize the pattern to your taste. You can knit both a dress and a sweater with long and short sleeves. Depending on the yarn, it will be a summery garment or also suitable for colder days. These are the options that the Kakun openwork knitting pattern gives you in a sweater or dress version, designed to give texture and relief to the garment.

The construction is simple, starting at the top and working your way up the body. This allows you to try on the garment and make decisions on the fly about what length you like or whether to go with a short sleeve or go for a long sleeve.
It is an ideal knitting pattern to get you started in the openwork patterns that let the light pass between the garments. Above all, suppor videos are provided throughout the pattern.

What does it mean to knit a garment?

A garment knitted by you is much more than just something to wear. It accumulates many sensations that will accompany you when you wear it: where, when with whom you knitted it, where you bought the wool, what you learned when you knitted it etc.

In the knitting pattern you will find the instructions to knit it in 10 sizes. 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10) with final measurement of the tee after blocking of bust width of de 92 (100, 116, 124, 132, 140, 148, 164, 172, 180) cm/ 36.75 (40, 46.5, 49.5, 52.75, 56, 59.25, 65.5 68.75, 72)“.A positive ease of 10-20 cm/ 4-8” is recommended.

Recommendations for enyoing Kakun dress lacework knitting pattern

You can try this pattern if you are an adventurous beginner.

The pattern has been tech edited to check for any mistakes and tested by several testers to make sure they could follow it without any problems. You can check out their results on my IG profile and also on the projects that are on Ravelry.

If you want more information go to the construction notes, prerequisites, materials and gauge tabs above.

Happy knitting experience!

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Construction notes:

Construction notes
The sweater has a seamless raglan construction and is worked from top to bottom. The collar will be finished later, to give it more structure. The pattern consists of the following sections:

  1. Cast on and increases to reach bust circumference
  2. Body
  3. Sleeves
  4. Collar

Difficulty Level

Advanced beginner.
Pattern has been tech edited and tested.

What do you need to know?

To knit, purl, make increases and decreases. To work in the round.


  • Yarn: Katia Air Lux– 50gr; 300 m (328 yds). 70% viscose, 30% Merino Superwash Wool
  • Amount for the dress/ sweater: 6 (6, 8, 8, 8, 10, 10, 10, 12, 12) skeins of 50 gr.
  • Pattern is work with two strands held together
  • Total in m: 1800 (1800, 2400, 2400, 2400, 3000, 3000, 3000, 3600, 3600) m
  • Total in yds: 1968 (1968, 2624, 2624, 2624, 3280, 3280, 3280, 3936, 3936) yds
  • Other yarn suggestions Ej: Katia Concept Alpaca Lace, Viking Gran Bambino.
  • Circular 4mm (US 6 ) needle with at least 80 cm/ 32” cable to work flat.
  • 4mm (US 6) Double pointed needles or short circular needles to work the collar and the sleeves in the round. (optional)
  • 8 Markers. A different marker for the BOR.
  • Stitch holder or waste yarn
  • Tapestry needle


In a 10×10 cm (4×4 in) gauge you should have 15 sts and 30 rounds worked in the round in lace pattern.


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