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True Blue Split Crew Sweater

The True Blue Split Crew Sweater knitting pattern intertwines three distinct stitch patterns, crafting a must-have V-neck sweater distinguished by its unique split crew-neck design which is a seasonal essential. Designed with intricate detail, the hems are elegantly worked in double ribbing, offering both a snug fit and a stylish touch. Knit flat from the bottom up, the backs, fronts and sleeves are meticulously created, ready to be seamlessly assembled. The front openings are adorned with stitches picked up and beautifully bordered in double ribbing, enhancing the sweater’s aesthetic. To complete this charming piece, the crew-neck is skillfully picked up, adding a final touch of sophistication.

Time: 53 Hours pattern

Skill level: Easy

Size: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48)”, finished bust 39.50 (43.50, 47.50, 51.50, 55.50)”, with 7.50″ ease.

Shown in size 32″

Gauge: 21 sts and 30 rows with needles US size 6 (4mm)= 4″ [10 cm] in pattern, after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn: Scheepjes Terrazzo, DK weight (70% Recycled Mulesing Free Wool, 30% Recycled Viscose; 191 yds [175m]/ 50g): # 732 Acciaio 6 (7, 7, 8, 9) balls

Needles: US size 6 (4mm) straight or circular needles. US size 6 (4mm) circular needles 16″.

Notions: tapestry needle, cable needle

Abbreviations

1/1 LPC: Sl 1 st to cn and hold in front of work, p1, then k1 from cn.

1/1 RC: Sl 1 st to cn and hold at back of work, k1, then k1 from cn.

1/1 RPC: Sl 1 st to cn and hold at back of work, k1, then p1 from cn.

Special Stitches

Pattern 1 (4-st rep):

Row 1 (RS): *K2, p2; rep from * to end.

Row 2: Purl all sts.

Always rep Rows 1 —2.

Pattern 2 (Chart A):

Row 1 (RS): P4, (1/1 RC, p8) 2 times, 1/1 RC, p4.

Row 2 (WS): K4, (p2, k8) 2 times, p2, k4.

Row 3: P3, (1/1 RPC, 1/1 LPC, p6) 2 times, 1/1 RPC, 1/1 LPC, p3.

Row 4: K3, (p1, k2, p1, k6) 2 times, p1, k2, p1, k3.

Row 5: P2, (1/1 RPC, p2, 1/1 LPC, p4) 2 times, 1/1 RPC, p2, 1/1 LPC, p2.

Row 6: K2, (p1, k4) 5 times, p1, k2.

Row 7: P1, (1/1 RPC, p4, 1/1 LPC, p2) 2 times, 1/1 RPC, p4, 1/1 LPC, p1.

Row 8: K1, (p1, k6, p1, k2) 2 times, p1, k6, p1, k1.

Row 9: (1/1 RPC, p6, 1/1 LPC) 3 times.

Row 10: P1, (k8, p2) 2 times, k8, p1.

Row 11: K1, (p8, 1/1 RC) 2 times, p8, k1.

Row 12: Repeat row 10.

Row 13: (1/1 LPC, p6, 1/1 RPC) 3 times.

Row 14: Repeat row 8.

Row 15: P1, (1/1 LPC, p4, 1/1 RPC, p2) 2 times, 1/1 LPC, p4, 1/1 RPC, p1.

Row 16: Repeat row 6.

Row 17: P2, (1/1 LPC, p2, 1/1 RPC, p4) 2 times, 1/1 LPC, p2, 1/1 RPC, p2.

Row 18: Repeat row 4.

Row 19: P3, (1/1 LPC, 1/1 RPC, p6) 2 times, 1/1 LPC, 1/1 RPC, p3.

Row 20: Repeat row 2.

Repeat rows 1 —20.

Pattern 3 (Chart B):

Row 1 (RS): P3, 1/1 RC, p1.

Row 2 (WS): K1, p2, k3.

Row 3: P2, 1/1 RPC, 1/1 LPC.

Row 4: (P1, k2) 2 times.

Row 5: (P2, k1) 2 times.

Row 6: Repeat row 4.

Row 7: P2, 1/1 LPC, 1/1 RPC.

Row 8: Repeat row 2.

Row 9: Repeat row 1.

Row 10: Repeat row 2.

Stripe pattern:

Rows 1-4: Work in Garter Stitch.

Rows 5-44: Work in Patt 2.

Rows 45-48: Work in Garter Stitch.

Rows 49-58: Work in Patt 3.

Rows 59-62: Work in Garter Stitch.

Rows 63-82: Work in Patt 1.

Rows 83-144: Rep Rows 1-62.

Rows 145-end: Work in Patt 1.

Sloped BO

To prevent “stair steps” from forming between subsequent BO rows, use the sloped BO method as following: On the first BO row, bind off as usual to define the initial part of the slope. Work the next row to the last st, but do not work the last st. Turn work so that the unworked st becomes the first st on the RH needle. Sl the first st on the LH needle pwise, then BO the unworked st by lifting it over the sl st and off the needle.

Pattern notes

The back, fronts, and sleeves are worked flat from the bottom up and sewn together.

Pattern

Back

CO 108 (118, 128, 140, 150) sts.

Row 1 (RS): *K2, p2; rep from * to last 0 (2, 0, 0, 2) sts, k0 (2, 0, 0, 2).

Row 2 (WS): P0 (2, 0, 0, 2), *k2, p2; rep from * to end.

These 2 rows form 2×2 rib. Work in rib as established for 16 more rows, ending with a WS row.

Cont in Stripe Patt.

Set Patt 2 as following:

Row 5 (Row 1 of Chart A): Work 4 (4, 4, 5, 5) sts in Rev St st, work Columns 1-10 of Chart A once, Columns 11-20 of Chart A 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) times, Columns 21-30 of Chart A once, work 4 (4, 4, 5, 5) sts in Rev St st.

Set Patt 3 as following:

Row 49 (Row 1 of Chart Β): Work 2 (1, 0, 0, 2) sts in Rev St st, work Columns 1-6 of Chart B 17 (19, 21, 23, 24) times, work 4 (3, 2, 2, 4) sts in Rev St st.

Work in patt as established until piece measures 22.75 (22.75, 22.75, 22.75, 23)” finishing with a WS.

Shape shoulders & neck

Note: Read ahead, as neck shaping happens AT THE SAME TIME as shoulder shaping.

BO 6 (7, 7, 8, 9) sts at the beginning of next 8 (2, 10, 10, 6) rows, then BO 5 (6, 6, 7, 8) sts at the beginning of next 4 (10, 2, 2, 6) rows and AT THE SAME TIME, when piece measures 0.60″ from beg of shoulder shaping (4 rows of shoulder shaping have been worked), BO central 30 (34, 36, 36, 38) sts for neck and work each side separately, binding off on neck side every 2nd row as follows: 3 sts once, 2 sts once.

Front

Work as for Back, until piece measures 20.25 (20.25, 20.25, 20.25, 20.5)” finishing with a WS Row.

Shape neck

Next Row (RS): Work 50 (55, 60, 66, 71) sts and place them on holder for Left Front, BO next 8 sts, work to end.

Cont working each side separately.

Right Front

Work 3 (3, 5, 5, 5) rows.

Note: Always work the 2nd st at right edge in St st, to have a neat neck-edge.

Shape neck

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

Rep neck dec Row every 8th row 4 (4, 4, 4, 5) more times. 45 (50, 55, 61, 65) sts

Work 1 (3, 5, 7, 3) rows even.

BO 4 (6, 7, 7, 7) sts at beg of next RS Row. BO 2 sts at beg of next 2 RS rows, then 1 st at beg of next 3 RS rows. 34 (37, 41, 47, 51) sts

Shape shoulder

When piece measures 22.75 (22.75, 22.75, 22.75, 23)”, shape shoulder as for back.

Left Front

Bring back on needle the 50 (55, 60, 66, 71) sts from holder and work 3 (3, 5, 5, 5) rows.

Note: Always work the penultimate st at left edge in St st, to have a neat neck-edge.

Shape neck

Neck dec Row (RS): Work to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. 1 sts dec’d.

Rep neck dec Row every 8th row 4 (4, 4, 4, 5) more times. 45 (50, 55, 61, 65) sts

Work 1 (3, 5, 7, 3) rows even.

BO 4 (6, 7, 7, 7) sts at beg of next RS Row. BO 2 sts at beg of next 2 RS rows, then 1 st at beg of next 3 RS rows. 34 (37, 41, 47, 51) sts

Shape shoulder

When piece measures 22.75 (22.75, 22.75, 22.75, 23)”, shape shoulder as for back.

Sleeves

Work both the same.

Note: sleeve shaping and pattern set up occur at the same time, so be sure to read entire

section before beginning.

CO 48 (52, 52, 52, 58) sts.

Row 1 (RS): *K2, p2; rep from * to last 0 (0, 0, 0, 2) sts, k0 (0, 0, 0, 2).

Row 2 (WS): P0 (0, 0, 0, 2), *k2, p2; rep from * to end.

These 2 rows form 2×2 rib. Work in rib as established for 16 more rows, ending with a WS row.

Cont in Stripe Patt

Set Patt 2 as following:

Row 5 (Row 1 of Chart A): Work 4 (6, 6, 6, 4) sts in Rev St st, work Columns 1-10 of Chart A once, Columns 11-20 of Chart A 2 (2, 2, 2, 3) times, Columns 21-30 of Chart A once, work 4 (6, 6, 6, 4) sts in Rev St st.

Set Patt 3 as following:

Row 49 (Row 1 of Chart Β): Work 2 (2, 3, 1, 2) sts in Rev St st, work Columns 1-6 of Chart B 9 (10, 10, 11, 12) times, work 4 (4, 5, 3, 4) sts in Rev St st. (There will be 60 (66, 68, 70, 78) sts because of the increases to that point).

At the same time, shape sleeve as following:

Work 7 (7, 5, 5, 5) rows even.

Inc row (RS): K1, M1 p-st, work in patt to last st, M1 p-st, k1. 2 sts inc’d.

Rep inc row every 8th (8th, 6th, 6th, 6th) row 7 (1, 13, 5, 2) more times, then every 6th (6th, 4th, 4th, 4th) Row 5 (13, 4, 16, 21) times, working new sts into patt. 74 (82, 88, 96, 106) sts.

Work straight until piece measures 14.25 (14.25, 14.75, 14.75, 15.25)”.

Shape cup

BO 3 (4, 4, 4, 4) sts at the beg of next 4 (2, 2, 2, 6) rows, then 2 (3, 3, 3, 3) sts at the beg of following 22 (6, 10, 16, 16) rows, and 0 (2, 2, 2, 2) sts at the beg of following 0 (18, 14, 8, 4) rows. BO rem 18 (20, 22, 24, 26) sts.

Finishing

Block all pieces to finished measurements.

Right opening Band

With RS facing, pick up and knit 32 (34, 36, 38, 42) sts along right sloped opening, starting at edge of central BO and finishing at start of round neck shaping.

Row 1 (WS): P3 (2, 3, 2, 2), *k2, p2; rep from * to last 1 (0, 1, 0, 0) st, k1 (0, 1, 0, 0).

Row 2 (RS): P1 (0, 1, 0, 0), *k2, p2; rep from * to last 3 (2, 3, 2, 2) sts, k2, p1 (0, 1, 0, 0).

These 2 rows form 2×2 rib. Work in rib as established for 7 more rows. BO all sts in rib.

Left opening Band

With RS facing, pick up and knit 32 (34, 36, 38, 42) sts along left sloped opening, starting at start of round neck shaping and finishing at edge of central BO.

Row 1 (WS): P3 (2, 3, 2, 2), *k2, p2; rep from * to last 1 (0, 1, 0, 0) st, k1 (0,1, 0, 0).

Row 2 (RS): P1 (0, 1, 0, 0), *k2, p2; rep from * to last 3 (2, 3, 2, 2) sts, k2, p1 (0, 1, 0, 0).

These 2 rows form 2×2 rib. Work in rib as established for 7 more rows. BO all sts in rib.

With yarn threaded on a tapestry needle, sew shoulders.

Neckband

With RS facing, circular needles and starting at edge of Right opening band, pick up and knit 37 (39, 40, 40, 40) sts along right neck edge, 42 (46, 48, 48, 50) sts along back neck, and 37 (39, 40, 40, 40) sts along left neck edge, finishing at edge of Left opening band. 116 (124, 128, 128, 130) sts.

SIZES 32 (36, 40, 44, -) ONLY

Row 1 (WS): Sl1, p2, *k2, p2; rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 2 (RS): Sl1, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 3 sts, k2, p1.

SIZE 48 ONLY

Row 1 (WS): Sl1, p, *k2, p2; rep from * to end.

Row 2 (RS): Sl1, k1, *p2, k2; rep from * to last 4 sts, p2, k1, p1.

ALL SIZES

These 2 rows form 2×2 rib. Work in rib as established for 5 more rows. BO all sts in rib.

Sew sleeves into armholes, matching the center of the sleeve cup to the shoulder seam and the edges 7.75 (8.25, 8.75, 9.50, 10.50)” from the shoulder seam.

Sew underarm and side seams.

Weave in ends.


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