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Knitting Pattern in French for a classic Carmen Blouse with a ruffled border and wide balloon sleeves and a wide body in sizes XS | S | M (L | XL | 2XL) 3XL | 4XL | 5XL.



The blouse is worked in stockinette stitch in the round top down with raglan increases. For the carmen décolleté, you will first work a longer stripe in double knitting, which will be wrapped around the upper bust circumference and the upper arms. It should be *very* tight so that the blouse has a good fit around the upper bust and the upper arms. After closing the double knitted stripe to the round, the ruffled border and the yoke are prepared along the stripe: On the upper side, stitches for the ruffled border are picked up and are worked in stockinette stitch in the round. On the lower side, stitches for the yoke are picked up and you will then work all stitches in stockinette stitch in the round with raglan increases to shape the yoke. As soon as you have reached the required number of stitches for your size, separate the sleeves from the body and finish the body in stockinette stitch in the round. The stitches are bind off with an i-cord-edging. Afterwards, the sleeves are worked in stockinette stitch in the round as well until they cover the elbow. Then, a bunch of decreases is worked and the remaining stitches are casted off with an i-cord-edging. The fit of the blouse is very feminine due to the romantic carmen neck. The neckline is emphasized by the ruffled border along the double knitted stripe, the body is especially airy due to the large amount of positive ease and the sleeves are wide and tighten at the elbows for a balloon-like shape.


Level of difficulty: advanced beginners to intermediate level



  • 250 | 250| 300 (350 | 400 | 400) 450 | 450 | 500 g Lima by Lamana Yarns (200 m/ 50 g)
  • 3.5 mm circular knitting needles, 3.5 mm DPNs for the sleeves/i-cord-edging
  • Darning needle
  • Stitch markers/left overs


Knitting Tension:

10x10 cm = 22 sts x 36 rs on 3.5 mm knitting needles in stockinette stitch (wet blocked)


Bust Circumference Finished Blouse:
127 | 134 | 138 (144 | 149 | 156) 161 | 168 | 175 cm with a positive ease of 40 to 50 cm for the smaller sizes and 25 to 35 cm for the larger sizes

Length Finished Blouse:
41 | 42 |43 (44 | 45 | 45,5) 47 | 47,5 | 49 cm

Sleeve Length (from the armpits):
15 | 15 | 16 (16 | 17 | 17) 17 | 18 | 18 cm

The length of body and sleeves can be adapted individually. You will then need more or less yarn than indicated in the pattern.


The pattern will be provided as a pdf file to be downloaded directly after payment. The download link is sent out automatically via e-mail and is valid for in total 30 days after payment. There is no refund/exchange possible. Support via e-mail to

Patron Vincent Blouse

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