Silver Belles Sweater

Simple, cozy and on trend, this sweater is definitely a piece you’ll want to wear all winter long. With simple, faux cables and an oversized look, you’ll have people wondering where they can buy a sweater just like yours!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Small (Medium, Large, Extra Large, 2X Large), Finished Bust Size 36 (39½, 43, 46½, 50)”

Shown in size Small

Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Seed Stitch

Materials:

Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Complement (100% Acrylic; 185 yards [170 meters]/85 grams): # 405 Silver Heather, 6 (7, 7, 7, 8) skeins

Needles: US size 9 (5.5mm)

Notions: One stitch holder; tapestry needle; scissors

Pattern Notes

Work the faux cables slowly – deep breath time! They are not hard, but require attention!

Pattern

Back

CO 81 (89, 97, 105, 113) sts.

Row 1 (RS): *P1, k3; rep from * across, ending with p1 in last st.

Row 2 (WS): *K1, p3; rep from * across, ending with k1 in last st.

Rows 3-4: Rep Rows 1-2.

Row 5: *P1, sk next 2 sts, k into 3rd st, k into 2nd skipped st, k into first skipped st (faux cable made); rep from * across, ending with p1 in last st.

Row 6: Rep Row 2.

Rows 7-12: Rep Rows 1-6.

Rows 13-14: Rep Rows 1-2.

Rows 15-16: Knit.

Row 17: K1, *p1, k1; rep from * across.

Cont working Row 17 until piece meas 14½ (15,15,15½,16)” from CO edge, ending with RS facing.

Armhole Shaping

Maint est Seed Stitch patt, BO 4 (5, 6, 6, 7) sts at beg of next 2 rows – 73 (79, 85, 93, 99) sts.

Dec 1 st at beg and end of next and every other row a total of 4 times – 65 (71, 77, 85, 91) sts.

Work even over rem 65 (71, 77, 85, 91) sts until piece 7½ (8, 8½, 9, 9½)” from beg of Armhole Shaping.

Shoulder Shaping

BO 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) sts at beg of next 4 rows – 41 (43, 45, 49, 51) sts.

BO 7 (8, 9, 9, 9) sts at beg of next 2 rows – 27 (27, 27, 31, 33) sts.

BO rem 27 (27, 27, 31, 33) sts for Back Neck.

Front

Work same as Back until piece meas 2 (2½, 2½, 3, 31/3)” from beg of Armhole Shaping, ending with RS facing – 65 (71, 77, 85, 91) sts.

Left Front (this is the first side worked on right of work)

Maint est pattern, work across first 30 (33, 37, 40, 43) sts, CO 5 sts. Turn work.

Starting with Row 2, cont working first 5 sts following Rows 114of faux cable, placing a marker here for ease in working, and cont working the remainder of sts in est Seed Stitch, AT THE SAME TIME, dec 1 st at Neck edge after the 5 cable sts every other row until there are a total of 24 (26, 29, 31, 34) sts rem.

Cont in est patt, work the faux cable over the 5-neck edge sts and the rem 19 (21, 24, 26, 29) sts in Seed Stitch until piece meas 7½ (8, 8, 9, 9½)” from CO edge.

Shoulder Shaping

Cont as est, BO 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) sts every other row twice at side edge, then 7 (7, 8, 8, 9) sts at side edge once more – 5 sts rem.

Place rem 5 sts on a stitch holder to be joined later with other side of cable edge sts.

Right Front (this is the second side worked on left side of work)

Begin to work faux cable over first 5 sts on rem 35 (38, 40, 45, 48) sts, starting with Row 1, work across rem sts in est Seed St, AT THE SAME TIME, dec 1 st at neck side after the 5-faux cable sts every other row until a total of 24 (26, 29, 31, 34) sts rem.

Cont to work as est, working the faux cable over the 5-neck edge sts and the rem 19 (21, 24, 26, 29) sts in Seed Stitch until 7½ (8, 8, 9, 9½)” from CO edge.

Shoulder Shaping

Cont as est, BO 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) sts every other row twice at side edge, then 7 (7, 8, 8, 9) sts at side edge once – 5 sts rem.

Cont to work on these 5 sts as est until this edging meas 6 (6, 6, 6½, 7)”.

Join with other side of cable edge sts using the knitted seam method to create a back and front edging seam with other side of front.

Sleeves

CO 41 (41, 45, 45, 49) sts.

Row 1: *P1, k3; rep from * across, ending with p1 in last st.

Row 2: *K1, p3; rep from * across, ending with k1 in last st.

Rows 3-4: Rep Rows 1-2.

Row 5: *P1, sk next 2 sts, k into 3rd st, k into 2nd st, k into first st (faux cable made); rep from * across, ending with p1 in last st

Row 6: Rep Row 2

Rows 7-12: Rep Rows 1-6.

Rows 13-14: Rep Rows 1-2.

Rows 15-16: Knit.

Row 17: K1, *p1, k1; rep from * across.

Cont working Row 17, AT THE SAME TIME, inc 1 st at both ends of every 4th row until there are a total of 57 (59, 61, 65, 69) sts, maint est Seed Stitch patt throughout, then continuing evenly in pattern until piece meas 16 (16½, 16½, 17,17)” from CO edge, ending with RS facing.

Armhole Shaping

BO 4 (5, 5, 6, 7) sts at beg of next 2 rows – 49 (49, 51, 53, 55) sts.

Dec 1 st at both ends of next and every other row 4 times – 41 (41, 43, 45, 47) sts.

Work even on rem 41 (41, 43, 45, 47) sts until piece meas 6½ (7, 7½, 7½, 8)” from beg of Armhole Shaping, ending with RS facing.

Top Shaping

*K2tog; rep from * across, ending with kl.

BO rem 21 (21, 22, 23, 24) sts.

Finishing

Sew Sleeve seams. Sew side seams from bottom edge to armhole.

Gather top of Sleeves. Sew Sleeves in at armholes, easing to fit.

Overlap cable at bottom neck and sew down on inside.

Sew joined back neck cable to back neck, easing to fit.

Weave in loose ends.

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