Unicorn of the Sea Sweater

Narwhals are a new favorite of the mythical beasts, mostly because they are real! This cute little narwhal is added to the sweater using the intarsia technique and the sweater is worked flat from the bottom up.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 24 (26.25, 27.75, 29, 30.5)” to fit bust 20.75 (23, 25, 26.5, 28)”

2” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 26.25”

Gauge: 22 sts and 30 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking.

Materials

Yarn: Stylecraft Life DK (75% Acrylic, 25% Wool; 325 yards [298 meters]/100 grams): 2357 Aqua (MC, 2 (2, 3, 3, 4) balls), 2307 Black (CC1, 1 ball), 2308 Cascade (CC2, 1 ball), 2300 White (CC3, 1 ball), 2305 Cream (CC4, 1 ball)

Needles: US size 6 (4 mm) straight; US size 4 (3.5 mm) straight; US size 4 (3.5 mm) 16” circular

Notions: Yarn bobbins, markers (2), tapestry needle, chart row marker

Special Stitches

2 x 2 Ribbing (worked flat)

Row 1 (RS): *K2, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 2 (WS): *P2, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.

Rep Rows 1-2 for patt.

2 x 2 Ribbing (worked in the rnd)

Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from * to end.

Rep Rnd 1 for patt.

Pattern Notes

The Narwhal jumper is worked flat from the bottom up in pieces, then seamed before adding the neckline in the round. The narwhal is incorporated using the intarsia technique.

Pattern

Back

With MC and smaller needles, CO 66 (74, 78, 82, 86) sts.

Work in 2 x 2 Ribbing (worked flat) for 1.5”, ending with a WS row.

Change to larger needles.

Row 1 (RS): K17 (19, 20, 21, 22), m1 (0, 0, 0, 0), k32 (36, 38, 40, 42), m1 (0, 0, 0, 0), k17 (19, 20, 21, 22). (68 (74, 78, 82, 86) sts)

Row 2 (WS): Purl.**

Work 48 (52, 58, 68, 76) rows in St st, ending with a WS row.

At this point Back should meas 8 (8.5, 9.5, 11, 12)”.

Note: If you wish to add extra length to the body of the jumper, work extra rows here in St st, then add the same number of rows to the Front of the jumper before incorporating the chart.

BO 5 sts at beg of next 2 rows. (58 (64, 68, 72, 76) sts)

Work 8 (8, 6, 6, 8) rows in St st, ending with a WS row.

Raglan Decreases

Row 1 (RS): K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. (2 sts dec’d; 56 (62, 66, 70, 74) sts)

Row 2 (WS): Purl.

Work Rows 1-2, 11 (13, 15, 17, 18) more times. (34 (36, 36, 36, 38) sts)

BO all sts loosely.

Front

Work same Back to **.

Work 20 (26, 32, 42, 52) rows in St st, and the same number of extra rows you may have added to the Back for length, ending with a WS row.

Chart Placement

Next Row (RS): K12 (15, 17, 19, 21), pm, work next 44 sts from the Narwhal chart, pm, k12 (15, 17, 19, 21).Cont in St st, working the appropriate row of chart between the stitch markers until you have worked a total of 28 (26, 26, 26, 24) rows of the Narwhal chart.

Cont working the Narwhal chart patt between the markers, while working the armhole and raglan rows.

BO 5 sts at beg of next 2 rows. (58 (64, 68, 72, 76) sts)

Work 8 (8, 6, 6, 8) rows in St st, ending with a WS row.

Raglan Decreases

Row 1 (RS): K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. (2 sts dec’d; 56 (62, 66, 70, 74) sts)

Row 2 (WS): Purl.

Work Rows 1-2, 1 (3, 5, 7, 8) more times. (54 (56, 56, 56, 58) sts)

Next Row (RS): K1, ssk, k16, BO 16 (18, 18, 18, 20) sts, k16, k2tog, k1. (18 sts rem on each side of BO)

Work only on the sts that the working yarn is attached to.

***Next Row (WS): Purl

Row 1 (RS): K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. (2 sts dec’d; 16 sts)

Row 2 (WS): Purl.

Work Rows 1-2, 6 more times. (4 sts) ****

Next Row (RS): K1, k2tog, k1. (3 sts)

Next Row: Purl.

Next Row: K2tog, k1. (2 sts)

Next Row: Purl.

BO all sts.

Re-join yarn at the neckline edge at the back of the piece, then work from *** to ****.

Next Row (RS): K1, ssk, k1. (3 sts)

Next Row: Purl.

Next Row: K1, ssk. (2 sts)

Next Row: Purl.

BO all sts.

Sleeves (make 2)

With MC and smaller needles, CO 38 (42, 42, 46, 50) sts.

Work in 2 x 2 Ribbing (worked flat) for 1.5”, ending with a WS row.

Change to larger needles.

Starting with a knit row, work 6 (8, 6, 8, 10) rows in St st.

Increase Row (RS): K1, m1, k to last st, m1, k1. (2 sts inc’d; 40 (44, 44, 48, 52) sts)

Next Row (WS): Purl.

Work these 8 (10, 8, 10, 12) rows 4 (4, 6, 6, 5) more times. (48 (52, 56, 60, 62) sts)

Cont in St st until Sleeve meas 8.5 (10.5, 11.5, 12.5, 13.5)”, ending with a WS row.

BO 5 sts at beg of next 2 rows. (38 (42, 46, 50, 52) sts)

Work 8 (8, 6, 6, 8) rows in St st, ending with a WS row.

Raglan Decreases

Row 1 (RS): K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. (2 sts dec’d; 36 (40, 44, 48, 50) sts)

Row 2 (WS): Purl.

Work Rows 1-2, 11 (13, 15, 17, 18) more times. (14 sts)

BO all sts loosely.

Neckline

Weave in all ends. Join shoulder seams along raglan decrease lines using mattress stitch.

With MC and circular needles, and starting at top right of Back with RS facing, PU and k32 (34, 34, 34, 36) sts along BO edge of Back, 12 sts along BO edge of Left Sleeve, 12 sts down Left Front edge diagonal, 16 (18, 18, 18, 20) sts across the neckline BO, 12 sts up Right Front edge diagonal, and 12 sts along BO edge of Right Sleeve. PM, join to work in the rnd. (96 (100, 100, 100, 104) sts)

Work in 2 x 2 Ribbing (in the rnd) for 1”. BO all sts loosely in patt.

Finishing

Join side and underarm seams.

Soak the jumper in lukewarm water. Squeeze out excess water, lie the jumper out to the dimensions shown in the schematic and leave to dry flat.

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