London Fog Latte Sweater

A unique construction makes this a really fun sweater to knit, and the bulky weight yarn means it knits up really fast. It’s the cozy sweater you’ll wear every winter!

Skill level: Advanced

Size: Finished bust size 34¼ (37, 40, 43, 45¾, 49¾, 51¾, 54½)” / [87 (94, 101.5, 119, 116, 124, 131.5, 138.5) cm].

Shown in size 37″ / [94 cm].

Gauge 11 sts and 17 rnds = 4″ [10 cm] in St st; 11 sts and 22 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in Garter st.

Materials

Yarn:

Bulky weight yarn Quince & Co. Puffin (100% American Wool; 112 yards [102 meters]/100 grams): Caspian, 7 (7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 10, 10) skeins.

Needles: US size 11 (8 mm): straight, 16″ and 32″ circular and DPNs

Notions: US size L/11 (8mm) crochet hook; smooth waste yarn for provisional cast-on; markers; stitch holders or waste yarn; tapestry needle.

Abbreviations:

beg: begin(ning)
BO: bind off
cir: circular
CO: cast on
cont: continue
dec(‘d): decrease(d)
dpn(s): double pointed needle(s)
est: establish(ed)
inc(‘d): increase(d)
k: knit
k2tog: knit 2 sts together
LLI: (Left Lifted Increase) use left needle to pick up the st 2 sts below the last st on the right needle, then knit into it
m: marker
m1L: (make 1-left slanting) insert left needle under horizontal strand between st just worked and next st, from the front to the back, knit through the back loop
m1R: (make 1-right slanting) insert left needle under horizontal strand between st just worked and next st, from the back to the front, knit
meas: measure(s)
pm: place marker
rem: remain(ing)
rep: repeat
RLI: (Right Lifted Increase) use right needle to pick up the st below the next st on the left needle, then knit into it
rnd(s): round(s)
RS: right side
ssk: (slip, slip, knit) slip 2 sts, 1 at a time, knitwise to the right needle; return sts to left needle in turned position and knit them together through the back loops
st(s): stitch(es)
WS: wrong side
wyb: with yarn in back
wyf: with yarn in front

Special Stitches

Provisional Cast-on Method: With waste yarn, beg with slipknot on crochet hook. *Wrap yarn around knitting needle counter-clockwise, then use crochet hook to draw yarn through loop on hook; rep from * for desired number of sts. Fasten off.

Cable Cast-on Method: Turn so yarn is attached to sts on left needle, k1, slip new st onto left needle; *insert right needle between first 2 sts on left needle, k1 from this position, leave the first st on left needle and slip new st onto left needle. Rep from * for desired number of sts.

Backward Loop Cast-on Method: *Wrap yarn around left thumb from front to back and secure in palm with other fingers, insert right needle upwards through strand on thumb, slip loop from thumb onto needle, pulling yarn to tighten; rep from * for desired number of sts.

Flat Stockinette Stitch: Knit on RS, purl on WS

Circular Stockinette Stitch: Knit all sts, every rnd.

Garter Stitch: Knit all sts, every row.

Wrap and turn: Knit row—Wyb, slip next st purlwise onto right needle, bring yarn to front of work, return slipped st to left needle, bring yarn to back of work, then turn work.

Purl row—Wyf slip next st purlwise onto right needle, bring yarn to back of work, return slipped st to left needle, bring yarn to front of work, then turn work.

Hide Wraps: Knit row—Pick up the wrap from the front with the right needle and knit together with the st it wraps. Purl row—pick up the wrap through back of loop with right needle and purl together with the st it wraps.

Pattern Notes

This sweater begins at the center of the upper body. The right front and back are knit sideways from the center of the neck out toward the shoulder, then joined at the neck to work the shoulder. The piece is joined at the underarm to work the sleeve in the round. The left back, front and sleeve are worked similarly to the right, then body stitches are picked up around the lower edge and knit down. There is no seaming required!

Because the RS and WS of Garter Stitch look the same, markers are placed into the fabric after a few rows of garter stitch have been worked, to easily identify which is the RS. As you knit, you may want to move the marker up rows closer to the needle to see it easily.

Pattern

Right Front

With crochet hook and waste yarn, use the provisional method to CO 12 (13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20) sts onto straight needle. Join working yarn and beg with a RS row.

Work in Garter st (knit all sts, every row) for 2 rows, then turn so RS is facing. Place a removable marker into fabric to indicate that the RS is facing.

Knit 8 (8, 10, 10, 10, 12, 12, 12) more rows, ending after a WS row.

Shape Front Neck

Inc Row (RS): K1, m1L, k to end – 1 st inc’d.

Next Row (WS): Knit

Rep the last 2 rows 3 more times – 16 (17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24) sts.

Front should meas about 3½ (3½, 3¾, 3¾, 3¾, 4¼, 4¼, 4¼)” / [9 (9, 9.5, 9.5, 9.5, 11, 11, 11) cm] from provisional CO.

Break yarn. Place sts onto st holder or waste yarn and set aside.

Right Back

With crochet hook and waste yarn, use the provisional method to CO 17 (18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25) sts onto a straight needle. Join working yarn and beg with a RS row.

Work in Garter st for 4 rows, then turn so RS is facing. Place a removable marker into fabric to indicate that the RS is facing.

Knit 10 (10, 12, 12, 12, 14, 14, 14) more rows, ending after a WS row.

Shape Back Neck

Inc Row (RS): K to last st, m1R, k1 – 1 st inc’d.

Next Row (WS): Knit.

Rep the last 2 rows once more – 19 (20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27) sts.

Back should meas about 3½ (3½, 3¾, 3¾, 3¾, 4¼, 4¼, 4¼)” / [9 (9, 9.5, 9.5, 9.5, 11, 11, 11) cm] from provisional CO.

Join Shoulder

With RS facing, k19 (20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27) Right Back sts, use the backwards loop method to CO 1 st, pm for shoulder, then CO an additional 4 sts, return the 16 (17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24) held Front sts to the left needle preparing to work a RS row, then k to end – 40 (42, 44, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56) sts.

Shape Shoulder

Knit 3 (5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 7) rows, ending after a WS row.

Dec Row (RS): K to 3 sts before shoulder m, ssk, k1, sl m, k1, k2tog, knit to end – 2 sts dec’d; 38 (40, 42, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54) sts.

Rep the last 4 (6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 8) rows 2 more times – 34 (36, 38, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50) sts.

Knit 5 (1, 1, 3, 5, 5, 7, 3) rows, ending after a WS row.

Back should meas about 6¾ (7, 7½, 7¾, 8¼, 8½, 9, 9¼)” / [17 (18, 19, 19.5, 21, 21.5, 23, 23.5) cm] from provisional CO.

Shape Right Back Armhole

Short-Row 1 (RS): K5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12), wrap and turn.
Short-Row 2 (WS): K to end.
Short-Row 3 (RS): K to 1 st before wrap from previous row, wrap and turn.
Short-Row 4 (WS): K to end.

Rep the last 2 rows 2 (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) more times.

Next Row (RS): K to end, hiding wraps as they appear.

Shape Right Front Armhole

Short-Row 1 (WS): K5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12), wrap and turn.
Short-Row 2 (RS): K to end.
Short-Row 3 (WS): K to 1 st before wrap from previous row, wrap and turn.
Short-Row 4 (RS): K to end.

Rep the last 2 rows 2 (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) more times.

Next Row (WS): P to end, hiding wraps as they appear.

Right Sleeve

Shape Sleeve Cap in St st, with short-rows as follows

Short-Row 1 (RS): K to shoulder m, remove m k3, wrap and turn.
Short-Row 2 (WS): P6, wrap and turn.
Short-Row 3 (RS): K to wrapped st, knit the wrapped st hiding the wrap, wrap and turn.
Short-Row 4 (WS): P to wrapped st, purl the wrapped st hiding the wrap, wrap and turn.

Rep the last 2 short-rows 11 (12, 12, 14, 15, 15, 16, 17) more times – 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3) sts rem unwrapped at each end of needle.

Next Row (RS): K to end hiding wraps as they appear.

Change to DPNs and join to work in the rnd.

Next Rnd (RS): Use the backwards loop method to CO 1 st, pm for beg of rnd, CO another 1 st – 36 (38, 40, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52) sts.

Next Rnd: Knit 1 rnd, hiding wraps as they appear.

Shape Sleeve

Knit 9 (7, 7, 5, 5, 5, 5, 3) rnds.

Dec Rnd: K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 – 2 sts dec’d; 34 (36, 38, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50) sts.

Rep the last 10 (8, 8, 6, 6, 6, 6, 4) rnds 6 (4, 4, 4, 4, 8, 8, 0) more times – 22 (28, 30, 34, 36, 30, 32, 50) sts.

[Knit 0 (9, 9, 7, 7, 7, 7, 5) rnds, then rep Dec Rnd] 0 (3, 3, 5, 5, 2, 2, 11) times – 22 (22, 24, 24, 26, 26, 28, 28) sts.

Cont to work even in St st until Sleeve meas 17½” / [44.5 cm] from underarm CO sts.

*Purl 1 rnd, knit 1 rnd; rep from * 2 more times.

BO all sts purlwise.

Left Back

Carefully remove waste yarn from provisional CO on right back and place 17 (18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25) sts onto straight needle so tip of needle is pointing to the right (at the neck edge) with the RS facing. Join yarn to prepare working a RS row.

Work in Garter st for 14 (14, 16, 16, 16, 18, 18, 18) rows, ending after a WS row.

Shape Back Neck

Inc Row (RS): K1, m1L, kt to end – 1 st inc’d; 18 (19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26) sts.

Knit 1 WS row.

Rep the last 2 rows once more –19 (20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27) sts.

Back should meas about 3½ (3½, 3¾, 3¾, 3¾, 4¼, 4¼, 4¼)” / [9 (9, 9.5, 9.5, 9.5, 11, 11, 11) cm] from pick-up row.

Break yarn. Place sts onto st holder or waste yarn and set aside.

Left Front

Carefully remove waste yarn from provisional CO on Right Front and place 12 (13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20) sts onto straight needle so tip of needle is pointing at hem edge (opposite the neck) with the RS facing. Join yarn to prepare working a RS row.

Work in Garter st for 10 (10, 12, 12, 12, 14, 14) rows, ending after a WS row.

Shape Front Neck

Inc Row (RS): K to last st, m1R, k1 – 1 st inc’d; 13 (14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21) sts.

Knit 1 WS row.

Rep the last 2 rows 3 more times – 16 (17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24) sts.

Front should meas about 3½ (3½, 3¾, 3¾, 3¾, 4¼, 4¼, 4¼)” / [9 (9, 9.5, 9.5, 9.5, 11, 11, 11) cm] from pick-up row.

Join Shoulder

With RS facing, k16 (17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24) Left Front sts, use the backwards loop method to CO 4 sts, pm for shoulder, then CO an additional 1 st, return 19 (20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27) held Front sts to the left needle preparing to work a RS row, then k to end – 40 (42, 44, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56) sts.

Shape Shoulder

Work the same as for right shoulder – 34 (36, 38, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50) sts.

Front should meas about 6¾ (7, 7½, 7¾, 8¼, 8½, 9, 9¼)” / [17 (18, 19, 19.5, 21, 21.5, 23, 23.5) cm] from pick-up row.

Shape Left Front Armhole

Work the same as for Right Back Armhole.

Shape Left Back Armhole

Work the same as for Right Front Armhole.

Left Sleeve

Work the same as for Right Sleeve.

Body

With RS facing and longer circular needle, beg at center of left underarm CO sts, pick up and k47 (51, 55, 59, 63, 67, 71, 75) sts evenly along back to center of right underarm CO sts, then 47 (51, 55, 59, 63, 67, 71, 75) sts evenly along the front – 94 (102, 110, 118, 126, 134, 142, 150) sts. Pm for beg of rnd and join to work in the rnd.

Pm for Waist Shaping: *P14 (15, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23), pm, p19 (21, 21, 23, 25, 25, 27, 29), pm, p14 (15, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23); rep from * once more.

Shape Waist

Knit 8 rnds.

Dec Rnd: *K to m, sl m, k2tog, k to 2 sts before next m, ssk, sl m; rep from * once more, k to end – 4 sts dec’d, 90 (98, 106, 114, 122, 130, 138, 146) sts.

Rep the last 9 rnds 2 more times – 82 (90, 98, 106, 114, 122, 130, 138) sts.

Knit 10 rnds

Inc Rnd: *K to m, sl m, k1, RLI, k to 1 st before next m, LLI, k1, sl m; rep from * once more, k to end – 4 sts inc’d; 86 (94, 102, 110, 118, 126, 134, 142) sts.

Rep the last 11 rnds 2 more times – 94 (102, 110, 118, 126, 134, 142, 150) sts.

Remove waist shaping markers and work in St st until piece meas 15½” / [39.5 cm] from pick-up rnd.

*Purl 1 rnd, knit 1 rnd; rep from * 2 more times.

BO all sts purlwise.

Finishing

Block to measurements.

Neckband

With RS facing and shorter circ, beg at right back shoulder, after the shoulder CO sts, pick up and k19 (19, 21, 21, 21, 23, 23, 23) sts along back neckline to left shoulder CO sts, 5 sts along CO sts, 25 (25, 27, 27, 27, 29, 29, 29) sts along front, 5 sts along right shoulder CO sts – 54 (54, 58, 58, 58, 62, 62, 62) sts. Pm and join to work in the rnd.

*Purl 1 rnd, knit 1 rnd; rep from * 2 times.

BO all sts purlwise.

Weave in ends. Block again if desired.yarn ball

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