I finished this several weeks ago, but only just got around to photographing it as my camera has been out-of-action. The yarn is Rowan Wool Cotton, pattern is my own. I might not get to wear it for a while as the weather is really warming up where I live, but it's good to have another FO from stash yarn. Thanks for looking.
Please note: Scoop neck instructions can be found at end of pattern.
Also, please read neckline finishing note at end of pattern.
Pink Lace Trimmed Sweater
To fit 34 inch bust with negative ease.
Finished Measurements, measured flat after blocking:
Bust at underarm, 16 1/2"
Waist measured across centre of ribbed panel, 12 1/4"
Lower hem measured straight across, 14"
Length from shoulder to hem, 20 1/2"
Sleeve length from shoulder to hem, 18"
6 or 7 balls of Rowan Wool Cotton, or similar yarn
that contains around 123 yards per ball and knits to
a tension of approx 22-24 sts and 30-32 rows to 4".
One pair each size 3.25mm and 3.5mm (US 3 & 4) needles, or size to obtain gauge. One 3.25mm circular to finish neckline.
Using larger needles, 22 sts and 30 rows to 4" in stockinette
(Multiple of 6 + 3)
1) *K4, yf, sl 1, k1, psso; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.
2nd and every alt row: Purl
3) K2, *k2tog, yf, k1, yf, sl 1, k1, psso, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.
5) K1, k2tog, yf, *k3, yf, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yf; rep from * to last 6 sts, k3, yf, sl 1, k1, psso, k1.
7) K3, *yf, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yf, k3; rep from * to end.
Using 3.5mm needles, cast on 75 sts.
Do two rows stockinette, then work Diamond Pattern from rows 1 through to 8. Rep Diamond Pattern twice more, then rep rows 1 & 2 of Diamond Pattern
once. Purl 2 rows.
Change to 3.25mm needles and work 16 rows K3, P3 rib. ***NB: Each RS row
starts and ends with K3, resulting in a K4 column at the side seams after sewing up.***
Change back to 3.5mm needles and purl two rows.
Start stockinette stitch increasing 1 st at each end of this row, then inc 1 st at ea end of every foll 6th row 8 times to 93 sts. Work straight until knitting
measures 12 3/4" inches from beginning, or desired length to start of armholes, ending on a WS row.
Bind off 5 sts at beg of next 2 rows, then dec 1 st at each armhole edge on every alt row 5 times to 73 sts. Work straight until armholes measures 7 3/4 inches or length required, ending on a WS row.
Bind off 7 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Bind off 8 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Bind off remaining 43 sts.
Work as for back to start of armhole shaping. Bind off 5 stitches at beg of next 2 rows,
then commence neckline shaping on the next row by binding off centre three stitches. Working one side at a time, dec 1 st at neck edge on every following alternate row 15 times, then dec 1 st at neck edge on every foll 4th row 5 times. At the same time,
dec at armhole edge as for back. After all decreases have been done, you should have 15 sts remaining on this side. Continue in stockinette until work measures same as back to start of shoulder shaping. Bind off 7 sts at beg of next row, then 8 sts
at beg of foll alt row. Join yarn to second side and dec at neck, armhole and shoulder as on first side. *** If preferred, join a second ball of yarn after
binding off centre three stitches and work both sides simultaneously. ***
Using 3.5 mm needles, cast on 63 sts. Do two rows stockinette, then work rows 1 through to 8 of Diamond Pattern. Rep Diamond Pattern 4 more times. Rep rows 1 & 2 of Diamond Pattern, then purl across next (RS) row decreasing 16 sts evenly to 47 sts. Purl 1 row, then work in stockinette increasing 1 st at ea end of next row, then inc 1 st at ea end of every foll 6th row six times, making 7 increases in total. You should now have 61 sts. Work sleeve until desired length to armhole, ending on a WS row. Bind off 5 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 51 sts
remain. Dec 1 st at each end of every following 2nd row three times to 45 sts, then dec 1 st at each end of every 3rd row ten times to 25 sts, then dec 1 st at ea end of every 2nd row, twice. Bind off remaining 21 sts.
Join shoulder seams. With right side facing, using circular needle and starting at left shoulder seam and working down, pick up and knit 41 stitches including stitch at centre front, forty stitches up right front, and 45 stitches across back neckline. Bind these stitches of knitwise on next row.
Set in sleeves, sew side and sleeve seams, and darn in any loose ends.
Scoop Front Neck Instructions:
Knit front as for back until start of armhole shaping in original pattern. Work armhole edge cast offs and decreases, but don't divide for neck until work is approx 3 1/2 inches past start of armhole shaping. You should have 73 sts remaining.
Shape neck by working 30 sts, then bind off centre 13 sts. NB I've found some yarns have a tendency to roll forward when "finishing" with just one row of knitting. If this is the case with your yarn, you could slip these stitches onto a holder and pick them up later when finishing the neckline. Same goes for the back neckline.
Now, working one side at a time (or if preferred, join in another ball of yarn and work both sides at once) dec 1 st at neck edge every row 7 times, then dec 1 st at neck edge every alternate row 8 times. You should now have 15 sts left (on each side). Continue knitting until front armhole is the same length as back, then shape shoulders as for back.
NB I've found some yarns have a tendency to roll forward when "finishing" with just one row of knitting. If this is the case with your yarn, you could slip these stitches onto a holder and pick them up later when finishing the neckline. Same applies for back neckline.