Parodia Sweater

An oversized sweater in a lace pattern is just right for a boho-chic look! Named after Parodia cacti which has blooming yellow flowers, this sunny green top is the perfect breezy piece to add to your closet.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 41.75 (46, 50.75, 55.5, 60, 64.5)” to fit bust 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52)”

6-12” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 46”

Gauge: 14 sts and 22 rnds = 4” [10 cm] in Lace pattern A after wet blocking

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Nako Denim (60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic; 218 yards [200 meters]/100 grams): 11587 Green (4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 7) balls)

Needles: US Size 8 (5.0 mm) 24” circular and DPNs, US Size 7 (4.5 mm) DPNs

Notions: Cable needle, tapestry needle, stitch markers, stitch holder

Abbreviations

Sk2p – Slip one st, knit the next two sts together, pass slipped st over. decrease 2 sts.

Pattern Notes

The pullover is worked from the bottom up in the round. The lace pattern may be worked from charts or written instructions. It is split at the level of the underarms to work the front and back separately and joined at the shoulders with a 3-needle bind off.

Stitches are picked up around the armholes for the sleeves which are worked the round.

Special Stitches

Body Lace Pattern A (in the rnd)

Rnd 1: *K1, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rnd 2 and all even rnds: Knit.

Rnds 3: *K2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rnd 5: *K1, yo, ssk, yo, sk2p, yo, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rnd 7: *K2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rnd 9: *K3, yo, sk2p, yo, k2; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rnd 10: Knit.

Rep Rnds 1-10 for patt.

Note: To work flat, purl Row 2 and all even rows.

Body Lace Pattern B (in the rnd)

Rnd 1: *K1, k2tog, (k1, yo) twice, k1, ssk; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rnd 2: Knit.

Rep Rnds 1 and 2 for patt.

Note: To work flat, purl Row 2.

Sleeve Lace Pattern 1

Rnd 1: *K1, yo, k1, k2tog, k1, ssk, k1, yo; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rnd 2: Knit.

Rep Rnds 1-2 for patt.

Sleeve Lace Pattern 2

Rnd 1: *K2, yo, k1, sk2p, k1, yo, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rnd 2 and all even numbered rnds: Knit.

Rnd 3: *K1, yo, ssk, yo, sk2p, yo, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rnd 5: *K2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rnd 7: *K3, yo, sk2p, yo, k2; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rnd 9: *K1, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rnd 11: *K2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rnd 12: Knit.

Rep Rnds 3-12 for patt.

1×1 Rib

Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * around.

Rep Rnd 1 for patt.

Pattern

With larger needles, CO 146 (162, 178, 194, 210, 226) sts. Pm for beg of rnd and join to work in the rnd.

Rnd 1: K73 (81, 89, 97, 105, 113), pm for side, knit to end.

Rnd 2: Purl.

Rnd 3: Knit.

Rep last 2 rnds until piece meas 1”.

Next Rnd: *Work Body Lace Pattern A from chart or written instructions to marker, sm; rep from * once more.

Rep last rnd until piece meas about 14”, ending with Rnd 10. Place last 73 (81, 89, 97, 105, 113) sts on holder for Back.

Next Row (RS): Kfb, work in patt to last st, kfb, turn. (75 (83, 91, 99, 107, 115) sts)

Cont working back and forth for Front, working the first and last sts as edge sts in garter st patt (knit on RS and WS).

Front

Work one rep of Body Lace Pattern A.

Beg working Body Lace Pattern B from chart or written instructions, working the first and last sts as edge sts.

Work as established until armhole meas 4 (4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 6.5)”.

Shape neck

Next Row (RS): Work 31 (34, 38, 41, 44, 48) sts in patt, place sts on holder for Left Front, BO 13 (15, 15, 17, 19, 19) sts, work to end as established.

Right Front

Work one WS row.

BO 2 sts at beg of next RS row. (29 (32, 36, 39, 42, 46) sts)

Dec Row (RS): K1, ssk, work in patt to end. (1 st dec’d)

Rep Dec Row every RS row 4 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7) more times. (24 (26, 29, 32, 35, 38) sts)

Work even until armhole meas 7.5 (8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10)”, ending with a WS row.

Shape shoulders with short rows as follows:

Short Row 1 (RS): Work in patt to last 4 (5, 4, 5, 5, 6) sts, W&T.

Short Row 2 (WS): Purl to end.

Short Rows 3, 5, 7 and 9: Work in patt to 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) sts before previous turn, W&T.

Short Rows 4, 6, 8 and 10: Purl to end.

Next Row: Work in patt to end, working wrapped sts together with their wraps. Place sts on holder.

Left Front

With WS facing, join yarn.

BO 2 sts at the beg of next WS row. (29 (32, 36, 39, 42, 46) sts rem)

Dec Row (RS): Work in patt to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. (1 st dec’d)

Rep Dec Row every RS row 4 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7) more times. (24 (26, 29, 32, 35, 38) sts)

Work even until armhole meas 7.5 (8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10)”, ending with a WS row.

Shape shoulders with short rows as follows:

Short Row 1 (WS): Purl to last 4 (5, 4, 5, 5, 6) sts, W&T.

Short Row 2 (RS): Work in patt to end.

Short Rows 3, 5, 7 and 9: Purl to 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) sts before previous turn, W&T.

Short Rows 4, 6, 8 and 10: Work in patt to end.

Next Row: Purl to end, working wrapped sts together with their wraps. Place sts on holder.

Back

Return 73 (81, 89, 97, 105, 113) held back sts to needles and with RS facing, join yarn.

Next Row (RS): Kfb, work in patt to last st, kfb. (75 (83, 91, 99, 107, 115) sts)

Cont working back and forth for Back, working the first and last sts as edge sts in garter st pattern (knit on RS and WS).

Work one rep of Body Lace Pattern A.

Beg working Body Lace Pattern B from chart or written instructions, working the first and last sts as edge sts.

Work as established until armhole meas 7.5 (8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10)”, ending with a WS row.

Shape shoulders with short rows as follows:

Short Row 1 (RS): Work in patt to last 4 (5, 4, 5, 5, 6) sts, W&T.

Short Row 2 (WS): Purl to last 4 (5, 4, 5, 5, 6) sts, W&T.

Short Rows 3, 5, 7 and 9: Work in patt to 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) sts before previous turn, W&T.

Short Rows 4, 6, 8 and 10: Purl to 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) sts before previous turn, W&T.

Short Row 11: Knit to end, working all wrapped sts together with their wraps. Place last 24 (26, 29, 32, 35, 38) sts for Left Shoulder. Break yarn.

With WS facing, join yarn, BO 27 (31, 33, 35, 37, 39) sts, purl to end, working wrapped sts together with their wraps. Place sts on holder for Right shoulder.

Sleeves

Join shoulders using 3-needle BO.

With RS facing, using larger DPNs, beg at the underarms, PU and knit 52 (58, 60, 66, 66, 70) sts around the armholes. Pm and join to work in the rnd.

Next Rnd: K1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 3), work Sleeve Lace Pattern 1 to last 2 (0, 2, 0, 0, 2) sts, k2 (0, 2, 0, 0, 2).

Work even until sleeve meas 2”.

Dec Rnd: K1, k2tog, work to last 2 sts in pattern, ssk. (2 sts dec’d)

Rep Dec Rnd every 14 (8, 8, 6, 6, 4) rnds 2 (8, 4, 10, 5, 12) more times, then every 12 (0, 6, 0, 4, 0) rnds 3 (0, 5, 0, 5, 0) times. (40 (40, 40, 44, 44, 44) sts)

AT THE SAME TIME, work Sleeve Lace Pattern 1 until sleeve meas 4 (4, 3, 3, 2, 2)”, then begin working Sleeve Lace Pattern 2.

Work as established until sleeve meas 16 (15.5, 15, 14, 13, 12.5)”, ending with an even numbered rnd.

Work 1” in garter st.

BO in patt.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Block to measurements.

Neck

With RS facing, beg at the right shoulder seam, using smaller DPNs, pick up and knit 27 (31, 33, 35, 37, 39) sts along back neck, 25 sts along left front neck, 13 (15, 15, 17, 19, 19) sts along front neck, 25 sts along right front neck. PM and join to work in the round. (90 (96, 98, 102, 106, 108) sts)

Work in 1×1 Rib until collar meas 0.75”.

BO in patt.

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