Blue Daisy Sweater

This crewneck sweater is knitted from the bottom up with a clustered stitch pattern around the body and saddle shoulders above the sleeves. Plus, its body and sleeves are joined to a raglan construction, meaning only few stitches below the arms have to be seamed. You’ll love this simple and stylish piece!

Skill Level: Advanced

Size: Finished Size 4 (6, 8, 10, 12) years to fit bust 23 (25, 26.5, 28, 30)”.

2” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 4.

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

21 sts and 28 rnds = 4″ [10 cm] in Cluster Stitch pattern with larger needles after wet blocking.

27 sts and 30 rnds = 4″ [10 cm] in 1×1 Ribbing with smaller needles after wet blocking.

Materials

Yarn:

Light Weight Yarn Knitted Wit Polwarth Shimmer (85% Polwarth Wool; 15% Silk; 330 yards [302 meters]/113 grams): Ice Breaker, 2 (2, 3, 3, 3) skeins

Needles: US size 4 (3.5 mm): 24” circular and DPNs; US size 2 (2.5 mm): 12” circular and DPNs.

Notions: Special marker (1) for beginning of rnds; markers (3); stitch holders or waste yarn; tapestry needle; darning needle.

Abbreviations

M1L (Lifted left-leaning increase): Insert left needle into st below leftmost st on right needle from back to front, lift, k into the back of this already knitted st – 1 st inc’d

M1R (Lifted right-leaning increase): Insert right needle into st below rightmost st on left needle from front to back, lift on to left needle, ktbl and k into the regular stitch originating in the lifted one – 1 st inc’d.

sm: set marker (again)

beg: begin(ning)

Special Stitches

Cluster St Pattern

Rnd 1: *K1, (k1, yo) 5 times; rep from * to end.
Rnd 2: *K1, sl 5 sts as if to purl, letting yos drop and pulling sl sts to length, sl 5 sts back to left needle, (k5togtbl, yo) twice, k5togtbl; rep from * to end.
Rnd 3: *K1, k1 into each of 5 sts originating from the bundle below; rep from * to end.
Rnd 4: *K1, p5; rep from * to end.
Rnd 5: Purl.

Rep Rnds 1-5 for patt.

Pattern Notes

Pattern is worked in rnds from bottom up. Sleeves and body are joined to raglan yoke and end with saddle-shoulders.

Please take your time and knit a gauge swatch over cluster st pattern using US size 4 needles. Recommended swatch size is at least 31 sts width and 30 rows height. Soak and block to gauge measurements. If you are known to knit at a different tension in the rnd, please swatch in rnd. Recommended are 30 sts circumference and 30 rnds height. Soak and dry as described above.

Pattern

Sleeve (make 2)

With larger DPNs, CO 32 (36, 36, 38, 38) sts, pm, join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts.
Change to smaller DPNs.
Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * around.
Next 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) Rnds: Rep Rnd 1.
Change to larger DPNs.
Next 5 (5, 5, 7, 6) Rnds: Knit.
Next Rnd: K to last 1 st before m, M1R, k1 – 33 (37, 37, 39, 39) sts.
Next Rnd: K1, M1L, k to end – 34 (38, 38, 40, 40) sts.
Next 4 (4, 5, 5, 5) Rnds: Knit.
Next Rnd: K to last 1 st before m, M1R, k1 – 35 (39, 39, 41, 41) sts.
Next Rnd: K1, M1L, k to end – 36 (40, 40, 42, 42) sts.
Next 4 (5, 5, 6, 6) Rnds: Knit.
Next Rnd: K to last 1 st before m, M1R, k1 – 37 (41, 41, 43, 43) sts.
Next Rnd: K1, M1L, k to end – 38 (42, 42, 44, 44) sts.
Next 3 (4, 5, 5, 5) Rnds: Knit.
Next Rnd: K to last 1 st before m, M1R, k1 – 39 (43, 43, 45, 45) sts.
Next Rnd: K1, M1L, k to end – 40 (44, 44, 46, 46) sts.
Next 4 (4, 5, 6, 5) Rnds: Knit.
Next Rnd: K to last 1 st before m, M1R, k1 – 41 (45, 45, 47, 47) sts
Next Rnd: K1, M1L, k to end – 42 (46, 46, 48, 48) sts.
Next 4 (5, 4, 6, 6) Rnds: Knit.
Next Rnd: K to last 1 st before m, M1R, k1 – 43 (47, 47, 49, 49) sts.
Next Rnd: K1, M1L, k to end – 44 (48, 48, 50, 50) sts.
Next 4 (4, 5, 5, 5) Rnds: Knit.
Next Rnd: K to last 1 st before m, M1R, k1 – 45 (49, 49, 51, 51) sts.
Next Rnd: K1, M1L, k to end – 46 (50, 50, 52, 52) sts.
Next 4 (4, 5, 6, 5) Rnds: Knit.
Next Rnd: K to last 1 st before m, M1R, k1 – 47 (51, 51, 53, 53) sts.
Next Rnd: K1, M1L, k to end – 48 (52, 52, 54, 54) sts.
Next 3 (5, 5, 5, 6) Rnds: Knit.
Next Rnd: K to last 1 st before m, M1R, k1 – 49 (53, 53, 55, 55) sts.
Next Rnd: K1, M1L, k to end – 50 (54, 54, 56, 56) sts.

Sizes – (-, 8, 10, 12) Only
Next – (-, 5, 6, 5) Rnds: Knit.
Next Rnd: K to last 1 st before m, M1R, k1 – – (-, 55, 57, 57) sts.
Next Rnd: K1, M1L, k to end – – (-, 56, 58, 58) sts.
Size 12 OnlyNext 6 Rnds: Knit.
Next Rnd: K to last 1 st before m, M1R, k1 – – (-, -, -, 59) sts.
Next Rnd: K1, M1L, k to end – – (-, -, -, 60) sts.
All SizesNext 13 (15, 17, 20, 21) Rnds: Knit.
Last Rnd: K to 4 (4, 4, 2, 2) sts before m, BO the following 8 (8, 8, 4, 4) sts while removing marker. Place rem 42 (46, 48, 54, 56) sts on waste yarn or stitch holder.

Body

With larger circulars, CO 162 (172, 194, 204, 210) sts, pm, join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist.
Change to smaller circulars.
Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end.
Cont in 1×1 Ribbing for the next 10 (12, 14, 16, 18) rnds.
Change to larger circulars.
Set-up Rnd: Decrease as following:
Size 4: *(K3, k2tog, k4, k2tog) twice, k3, k2tog; rep from * to end – 132 sts.
Size 6: *K5, k2tog, (k4, k2tog) 6 times; rep from * to end – 144 sts.
Size 8: *(K5, k2tog, k6, k2tog) 6 times, k5, k2tog; rep from * to end – 168 sts.
Size 10: *(K4, k2tog, k3, k2tog, k4, k2tog; rep from * to end – 168 sts.
Size 12: *K5, k2tog; rep from * to end – 180 sts.

Beg working in Cluster St Pattern.

To replace beg of rnd after uneven number of pattern rep, remove m, sl 3 sts from right to left needle with yarn in back, pm, cont with Rnd 1 of Cluster St Pattern.

To replace beg of rnd after even number of pattern rep, remove m, sl 3 sts from left to right needle with yarn in back, pm, continue with Rnd 1 of Cluster St Pattern.

Work 9 (11, 13, 15, 17) total rep of Cluster St pattern.

Rep Rnds 1-4 of Cluster St Pattern once more.

Last Rnd before Yoke: P62 (68, 80, 82, 88), BO 8 (8, 8, 4, 4) sts purlwise with p2togtbl before passing over the last loop, p57 (63, 75, 79, 85), pm, BO 8 (8, 8, 4, 4) sts purlwise with p2togtbl before passing over the last loop, removing m in between.

Yoke

Note: When decreasing or binding off sts over Rnd 1 of Cluster St Pattern, the yos are not counted as sts. Let them drop before you decrease or bind off. They are also not counted when st count numbers are given.

You will have to work with reduced cluster st bundles next to neck openings and sleeve markers. Please work them as described:

2 into 2: Sl 2 sts as if to purl, letting yos drop and pulling sl sts to length, sl those 2 sts back to left needle, insert right needle into rightmost st and ktbl, insert right needle into all elongated sts and k2togtbl on RS rows, accordingly ptbl and p2togtbl on WS rows.

2 into 3: Sl 3 sts as if to purl, letting yos drop and pulling sl sts to length, sl those 3 sts back to left needle, insert right needle into 2 rightmost sts and k2togtbl, insert right needle into all elongated sts and k3togtbl on RS rows, accordingly p2togtbl and p3togtbl on WS rows.

3 into 3: Sl 3 sts as if to purl, letting yos drop and pulling sl sts to length, sl those 3 sts back to left needle, k3togtbl, yo, k3togtbl, accordingly p3togtbl on WS rows.

3 into 4: Sl 4 sts as if to purl, letting yos drop and pulling sl sts to length, sl those 4 sts back to left needle, k4togtbl, yo, k4togtbl, accordingly p4togtbl on WS rows.

4 into 4: Sl 4 sts as if to purl, letting yos drop and pulling sl sts to length, sl those 4 sts back to left needle, insert right needle into 2 rightmost st and k2togtbl, insert right needle into all elongated sts and k4togtbl, yo, k4togtbl on RS rows, accordingly p2togtbl and p4togtbl on WS rows.

4 into 5: Sl 5 sts as if to purl, letting yos drop and pulling sl sts to length, sl those 5 sts back to left needle, insert right needle into 2 rightmost st and k2togtbl, insert right needle into all elongated sts and k5togtbl, yo, k5togtbl on RS rows, accordingly p2togtbl and p5togtbl on WS rows.

5 into 5: Sl 5 sts as if to purl, letting yos drop and pulling sl sts to length, sl 5 sts back to left needle, insert right needle into all 5 elongated sts and (k5togtbl, yo) twice, k5togtbl, accordingly p5togtbl on WS rows.

When purling multiple sts tog tbl doesn´t work smoothly on WS rows, turn your work before the cluster has to be done and work it from RS. Turn again when clustering is finished and follow further round/row instructions.

Sizes 4, 6, and 8 only
Rnd 1: *K1, (k1, [k1, yo] 5 times) 9 (10, 11) times, k2 (2, 2) sts, pm, k42 (46, 48) Sleeve sts, pm; rep from * to end – 198 (218, 246) sts.
Rnd 2: *K2tog, work 5 into 5, (k1, work 5 into 5) 8 (9, 10) times, k2togtbl, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm; rep from * to around – 190 (210, 238) sts.
Rnd 3: Knit.
Rnd 4: *P2tog, p4, (k1, p5) 7 (8, 9) times, k1, p4, p2togtbl, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm; rep from * around – 182 (202, 230) sts.
Rnd 5: *P to m, sm, k to m, sm; rep from * around.
Rnd 6: K2tog, *k1, (k1, yo) 5 times; rep from * 8 (9, 10) times, k1, k2togtbl, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm; rep from beg of rnd – 174 (194, 222) sts.
Rnd 7: *K1, (k1, work 5 into 5) 9 (10, 11) times, k2, sm, k to m, sm; rep from * around.
Rnd 8: *K2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl sm; rep from * – 166 (186, 214) sts.
Rnd 9: K1, *(K1, p5) 8 (9, 10) times, k1, sm, k to m, sm; rep from * around.

Sizes 4 and 6 only
Rnd 10: *P to m, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm; rep from * around – 162 (182) sts.
Rnd 11: (K1, yo) 3 times, *k1, (k1, yo) 5 times; rep from * 7 (8) times, k1, (k1, yo) 3 times, sm, k to m, sm; rep from beg of rnd.
Rnd 12: *Work 3 into 3, (k1, work 5 into 5) 7 (8) times, k1, work 3 into 3, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm; rep from * around – 158 (178) sts.
Rnd 13: Knit.
Rnd 14: *P4, (k1, p5) 6 times, k1, p4, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm; rep from * around – 156 sts.
Rnd 15: Cont in patt as set, starting from Rnd 10 and decreasing on St st side of markers in Rnds 16, 18, 20, 22, and 24 as est – 134 (154) sts.

Size 4 only
Rnd 25: P19, BO 11 sts purlwise for front neck opening, p18, sm, k to m, sm, p to m, sm, k to m, sm – 123 sts.

Break yarn and attach left from bind off. Slip sts between last slipped m and beg of bind off to right needle. From now on, you will work back and forth.

Turn work.

Row 1 (WS): BO 5 sts purlwise, *p1, (yo, p1) 5 times; rep from * once, p1, sm, p to m, sm, p1, *p1, (yo, p1) 5 times; rep from * 7 times, p1, sm, p to m, sm, p1, (yo, p1) 3 times, p1, turn work –118 sts.
Row 2 (RS): BO 5 sts knitwise, (k1, work 5 into 5) twice, k1, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm, (k1, work 5 into 5) 7 times, k1, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm, (k1, work 5 into 5) twice, k2tog, turn work – 108 sts.
Row 3: P2tog, p to 2 sts before end, p2togtbl – 106 sts.
Row 4: P2togtbl, p4, k1, p5, k1, sm, k to m, sm, (k1, p5) twice, k1, p3, BO 18 sts, p2, (k1, p5) twice, k1, sm, k to m, sm, k1, p5, k1, p3, p2tog – 43 sts.

From now on, you will work back and forth over left shoulder.

Row 5: K2tog, k to m, sm, p2togtbl, p to 2 sts before m, p2tog, sm, k to 2 sts before end, k2tog – 39 sts.
Row 6: BO 5 sts knitwise, (k1, yo) 5 times, k1, (k1, yo) 3 times, sm, k to m, sm, (k1, yo) 3 times, k1, (k1, yo) 4 times, k2tog – 33 sts.
Row 7: Work 4 into 5, p1, work 3 into 3, sm, p to m, sm, work 3 into 3, p1, work 4 into 4, p2tog – 31 sts.
Row 8: K2togtbl, k to m, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm, k to end – 28 sts.
Row 9: K4, p1, k3, sm, p to m, sm, k3, p1, k3, k2tog – 27 sts.
Row 10: *P to m, sm, k to m, sm, p to end.
Row 11: P to m, sm, p2togtbl, p to 2 sts before m, p2tog, sm, p to end – 25 sts.

Work saddle as described below:

Now start working back and forth over right shoulder. Attach yarn where bind-off for back neck opening started:

Row 5: BO 5 sts knitwise, k to m, sm, p2togtbl, p to 2 sts before m, p2tog, sm, k to 2 sts before end, k2togtbl – 36 sts.
Row 6: K2togtbl, (k1, yo) 5 times, k1, (k1, yo) 3 times, sm, k to m, sm, (k1, yo) 3 times, k1, (k1, yo) 5 times, k2tog – 34 sts.
Row 7: Pull last sts from row below up, work 5 into 6, p1, work 3 into 3, sm, p1 to m, sm, work 3 into 3, p1, pull last sts from row below up, work 5 into 6 – 32 sts.
Row 8: K2togtbl, k to m, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm, k to end – 29 sts.
Row 9: K2tog, k3, p1, k3, sm, p to m, sm, k3, p1, k4 – 27 sts.
Row 10: P to m, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm, p to end – 26 sts.
Row 11: P8, sm, p to m, sm, p8.

Work saddle as described below.

Size 6 only

Rnd 25: P21, BO 13 sts purlwise for front neck opening, p20, sm, k to m, sm, p to m, sm, k to m, sm. Break yarn and attach again where bind off started. Slip sts between last m and bind off to right needle.– 141 sts.

From now, you will work back and forth. Turn work:

Row 1 (WS): BO 6 sts purlwise, yo, p2, *(yo, p1) 5 times, p1; rep from * once more, sm, p to m, sm, *p1, (yo, p1) 5 times; rep from * 8 times more, p1, sm, p to m, sm, *p1, (yo, p1) 5 times; rep from * twice more, p3 – 135 sts.
Row 2 (RS): BO 6 sts purlwise, k2, (work 5 into 5, k1) twice, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm, (k1, work 5 into 5) 9 times, k1, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm, (k1, work 5 into 5) twice, k1, k2tog – 124 sts.
Row 3: P2togtbl, p to 2 sts before end, p2tog – 122 sts.
Row 4: K2togtbl, (p5, k1) twice, sm, k to m, sm, (k1, p5) 9 times, k1, sm, k to m, sm, (k1, p5) twice, k2togtbl – 120 sts.
Row 5: K2tog, k to m, sm, p2togtbl, p to 2 sts before m, p2tog, sm, p18, BO 18 sts knitwise, k17, sm, p2togtbl, p to 2 sts before m, p2togtbl, sm, k to 2 sts before end, k2tog.

Now work back and forth over right shoulder:

Row 6: K2togtbl, k1, (k1, yo) 5 times, k1, (k1, yo) 3 times, sm, k to m, sm, (k1, yo) 3 times, *k1, (k1, yo) 5 times; rep from * once, k3 – 47 sts.
Row 7: BO 5 sts purlwise, (yo, p) twice, p1, (yo, p1) 5 times, p1, (yo, p1) 3 times, sm, p to m, sm, (yo, p1) 3 times, p1, (yo, p1) 5 times, p2togtbl – 45 sts.
Row 8: K2togtbl, k to m, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm, k to 2 sts before end, k2tog – 41 sts.
Row 9: K5, p1, k3, sm, p to m, sm, k3, p1, k5, p1, k2tog – 40 sts.
Row 10: P2tog, p to end – 39 sts.
Row 11: P2tog, yo, p1, yo, p1, (yo, p1) 5 times, p1, sm, p2togtbl, p to 2 sts before m, p2tog, sm, p1, (yo, p1) 5 times, p1, (yo, p1) 2 times – 36 sts.
Row 12: Work 2 into 2, k1, work 5 into 5, k1, sm, k to m, sm, k1, work 5 into 5, k1, work 2 into 2.
Row 13: Purl.
Row 14: P2, k1, p5, k1, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm, k1, p5, k1, p2.
Row 15: K to m, sm, p to m, sm, k to end.
Row 16: (K1, yo) 5 times, k1, (k1, yo) 3 times, sm, k to m, (k1, yo) 3 times, k1, (k1, yo) 5 times.
Row 17: Work 5 into 5, p1, work 3 into 3, sm, p2togtbl, p to 2 sts before m, p2tog, sm, work 3 into 3, p1, work 5 into 5.

Work saddle as described below.

Attach yarn to where bind-off for back neck opening started. Work back and forth over left shoulder:

Row 6 (RS): BO 5 sts knitwise, (k1, yo) two times, k1, (k1, yo) 5 times, k1, (k1, yo) 3 times, sm, k to m, sm, (k1, yo) 3 times, k1, (k1, yo) 5 times, k2tog – 41 sts.
Row 7: Work 5 into 6, p1, work 3 into 3, sm, p to m, sm, work 3 into 3, p1, work 5 into 5, p1, work 2 into 3 – 39 sts.
Row 8: K2togtbl, k to m, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm, k to end – 36 sts.
Row 9: P1, k5, p1, k3, sm, p to m, sm, k3, p1, k5, p1, k2togtbl – 35 sts
Row 10: P2togtbl, p to m, sm, k to m, sm, p to end – 34 sts.
Row 11: (P1, yo) twice, p1, (p1, yo) 5 times, p1, sm, p2togtbl, p to 2 sts before m, p2tog, sm, p1,  (yo, p1) 5 times, p1, (yo, p1) 2 times – 32 sts.
Row 12: Work 2 into 2, k1, work 5 into 5, k1, sm, k to m, sm, k1, work 5 into 5, k1, work 2 into 2.
Row 13: Purl.
Row 14: P2, k1, p5, k1, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm, k1, p5, k1, p2.
Row 15: Knit.
Row 16: (K1, yo) 5 times, k1, (k1, yo) 3 times, sm, k to m, sm, (k1, yo) 3 times, k1, (k1, yo) 5 times.
Row 17: Work 5 into 5, p1, work 3 into 3, sm, p2togtbl, p to 2 sts before m, p2tog, sm, work 3 into 3, p1, work 5 into 5.

Work Saddle as described below.

Size 8 only
Rnd 10: *P2 tog, p to 2 sts before m, p2togtbl, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm; rep from * to end – 206 sts.
Rnd 11: (K1, yo) 2 times, *k1, (k1, yo) 5 times; rep from * 9 times more, k1, (k1, yo) 2 times, sm, k to m, sm; rep from beg of rnd.
Rnd 12: *Work 2 into 2, (k1, work 5 into 5) 10 times, k1, work 2 into 2, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm; rep from * to end – 202 sts.
Rnd 13: Knit.
Rnd 14: *P2, (k1, p5) 10 times, k1, p2, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm; rep from * to end – 198 sts.
Rnd 15: *P to m, sm, k to m, sm; rep from * to end.
Rnd 16: *(K1, yo) 5 times, k1; rep from * 10 times, (k1, yo) 5 times, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm; rep from beg of rnd – 194 sts
Rnd 17: *(Work 5 into 5, k1) 10 times, work 5 into 5, sm, k to m, sm; rep from * around.
Rnd 18: *K to m, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm; rep from * around – 190 sts.
Rnd 19: *(P5, k1) 10 times, p5, sm, k to m, sm; rep from * to end.
Rnd 20: *P to m, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm; rep from * around – 186 sts.
Rnd 21: (K1, yo) 2 times, *k1, (k1, yo) 5 times; rep from * 9 times more, k1, (k1, yo) 2 times, sm, k to m, sm; rep from beg of rnd.
Rnd 22: *Work 2 into 2, (k1, work 5 into 5) 10 times, k1, work 2 into 2, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm; rep from * around – 182 sts
Rnd 23: Knit.
Rnd 24: *P2, (k1, P5) 10 times, k1, p2, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm; rep from * to end – 178 sts.
Rnd 25: *P to m, sm, k to m, sm; rep from * around.
Rnd 26: *(K1, yo) 5 times, k1; rep from * 4 times, BO 17 sts knitwise, *(k1, yo) 5 times, k1; rep from * 3 times, (k1, yo) 5 times, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm, *(k1, yo) 5 times, k1; rep from *10 times, (k1, yo) 5 times, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm – 157 sts.

Break yarn and slip sts between m and bind-off to right needle. Attach yarn to beg of bind-off.

Work back and forth

Row 1 (WS): BO 7 sts purlwise, work 4 into 4, p1, work 5 into 5, p1, work 5 into 5, sm, p to m, sm, (work 5 into 5, p1) 10 times, work 5 into 5, sm, p to m, sm, (work 5 into 5, p1) 4 times – 150 sts.
Row 2 (RS): BO 7 sts knitwise, k to m, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm, k to m, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm, k to 2 sts before end, k2tog – 138 sts.
Row 3: K2togtbl, k2, (p1, k5) twice, sm, p to m, sm, (k5, p1) 10 times, k5, sm, p to m, sm, (k5, p1) twice, k3, k2tog – 136 sts.
Row 4: P2togtbl, p to m, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm, p to m, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm, p to 2 sts before end, p2tog – 130 sts.
Row 5: P2togtbl, (yo, p1) 3 times, p1, (yo, p1) 5 times, p1, (yo, p1) 2 times, sm, p to m, sm, (yo, p1) 2 times, *p1, (yo, p1) 5 times; rep from * 10 times, p1, (yo, p1) twice, sm, p to m, (yo, p1) 2 times, p1, (yo, p1) 5 times, p1, (yo, p1) 4 times, p2tog – 128 sts.
Row 6: Work 4 into 5, k1, work 5 into 5, k1, work 2 into 2, sm, k to m, sm, work 2 into 2, (k1, work 5 into 5) 10 times, k1, work 2 into 2, sm, k to m, sm, work 2 into 2, k1, work 5 into 5, k1, work 3 into 4 – 126 sts.
Row 7: P2togtbl, p to m, sm, p2togtbl, p to 2 sts before m, p2tog, sm, p22, BO 21 sts purlwise, p21, sm, p2togtbl, p to 2 sts before m, p2tog, sm, p to 2 sts before m, p2togtbl.

Work back and forth over right shoulder:

Row 8: P2togtbl, p1, k1, p5, k1, p2, sm, k to m, p2, (k1, p5) 3 times, k2tog – 48 sts.
Row 9: BO 5 sts knitwise, k to m, sm, p to m, sm, k to end – 43 sts.
Row 10: (K1, yo) 5 times, k1, (k1, yo) 5 times, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm, *(k1, yo) 5 times, k1; rep from * once more, (k1, yo) twice, k2togtbl – 40 sts.
Row 11: Work 2 into 3, (p1, work 5 into 5) twice, sm, p to m, sm, work 5 into 5, p1, work 5 into 5 – 39 sts.
Row 12: K to 2 sts before end, k2togtbl – 38 sts.
Row 13: P2togtbl, k5, p1, k5, sm, p2togtbl, p to 2 sts before end, p2tog, sm, k5, p1, k5 – 35 sts.
Row 14: P to 2 sts before end, p2tog – 34 sts.
Row 15: (K1, yo) twice, k1, (k1, yo) 5 times, k1, (k1, yo) twice, sm, k to m, sm, (k1, yo) twice, k1, (k1, yo) 5 times, k1, (k1, yo) twice.
Row 16: Work 2 into 2, k1, work 5 into 5, k1, work 2 into 2, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before end, k2togtbl, sm, work 2 into 2, k1, work 5 into 5, k1, work 2 into 2 – 32 sts.
Row 17: Purl.

Work saddle as described below.

Now start working back and forth over left shoulder: Attach yarn where bind-off for back neck opening started:

Row 8 (RS): BO 5 sts purlwise, p1, (k1, p5) twice, k1, p2, sm, k to m, sm, p2, k1, p5, k1, p2, p2tog – 45 sts.
Row 9 (WS): K2togtbl, k to m, sm, p to m, sm, k to 2 sts before end, k2tog – 43 sts.
Row 10: K2togtbl, (k1, yo) twice, *k1, (k1, yo) 5 times; rep from * once, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm, (k1, yo) 5 times, k1, (k1, yo) 5 times – 40 sts.
Row 11: Work 5 into 5, p1, work 5 into 5, sm, p to m, sm, (work 5 into 5, p1) twice, work 2 into 3 – 39 sts.
Row 12: K2togtbl, k to end – 38 sts.
Row 13: K5, p1, k5, sm, p2togtbl, p to 2 sts before m, p2tog, sm, k5, p1, k5, p2tog – 35 sts.
Row 14: P2togtbl, p to m, sm, k to m, sm, p to end – 34 sts.
Row 15: (Yo, p1) twice, p1, (yo, p1) 5 times, p1, (yo, p1) twice, sm, p to m, sm, (yo, p1) twice, p1, (yo, p1) 5 times, p1, (yo, p1) twice.
Row 16: Work 2 into 2, k1, work 5 into 5, k1, work 2 into 2, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm, work 2 into 2, k1, work 5 into 5, k1, work 2 into 2 – 32 sts.
Row 17: Purl.

Work saddle as described below.

Sizes 10 and 12 only

Rnd 1: *K1, (k1, yo) 5 times; rep from * 13 (14) times, k1, pm, k over 54 (56) sleeve sts, pm; rep from beg of rnd – 266 (282) sts.
Rnd 2: *K1, work 4 into 5, (k1, work 5 into 5) 11 (12) times, k1, work 4 into 5, k1, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm; rep from * around – 258 (274) sts.
Rnd 3: *K2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm, k to m, sm; rep from * around – 254 (270) sts.
Rnd 4: *P2tog, p2, (k1, p5) 11 (12) times, k1, p2, p2togtbl, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm; rep from * around – 246 (262) sts.
Rnd 5: *P to m, sm, k to m, sm; rep from * around.
Rnd 6: *K1, (k1, yo) 5 times; rep from * 12 (13) times, k1, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm; rep from beg of rnd – 242 (258) sts.
Rnd 7: *(K1, work 5 into 5) 12 (13) times, k1, sm, k to m, sm; rep from * around.
Rnd 8: *K to m, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm; rep from * around – 238 (254) sts.
Rnd 9: *(K1, p5) 12 (13) times, k1, sm, k to m, sm; rep from * around.
Rnd 10: *P to m, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm; rep from * around – 234 (250) sts.
Rnd 11: (K1, yo) 3 times, *k1, (k1, yo) 5 times; rep from * 11 (12) times, k1, (k1, yo) 3 times; sm, k to m, sm; rep from beg of rnd.
Rnd 12: *Work 3 into 3, (k1, work 5 into 5) 11 (12) times, k1, work 3 into 3, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm; rep from * around – 230 (246) sts.
Rnd 13: Knit.
Rnd 14: *P3, (k1, p5) 11 (12) times, k1, p3, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm; rep from * around – 226 (242) sts.

Size 10 only

Rep Rnds 5-14 once more – 206 sts.
Rep Rnds 5-11 one time more – 194 sts.
Rnd 32: *Work 3 into 3, (k1, work 5 into 5) 11 times, k1, work 3 into 3, sm, k to m, sm; rep from * around.
Rnd 33: *K to m, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm; rep from * around – 190 sts.
Rnd 34: *P3, (k1, p5) 4 times, BO 17 sts purlwise, (p5, k1) 4 times, p3, sm, k to m, sm, p3, (k1, p5) 11 times, k1, p3, sm, k to m, sm – 173 sts.

Break yarn and attach again where bind off started. Slip sts between last m and bind off to right needle. From now, you will work back and forth.

Row 1 (WS): BO 7 sts knitwise, k to 2 sts before end, k2tog – 171 sts.
Row 2 (RS): BO 7 sts knitwise, *k1, (k1, yo) 5 times; rep from * 3 times, k1, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, *k1, (k1, yo) 5 times; rep from * 12 times, k1, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm, *k1, (k1, yo) 5 times; rep from * 3 times, k2tog – 169 sts.
Row 3: P1, work 4 into 5, (p1, work 5 into5) twice, p1, sm, p to m, sm, (p1, work 5 into 5) 12 times, p1, sm, p to m, sm, (p1, work 5 into 5) twice, p1, work 4 into 5, p1 – 167 sts.
Row 4: K2togtbl, k to 2 sts before end, k2tog – 165 sts.
Row 5: K2togtbl, k2, (p1, k5) twice, p1, sm, p2togtbl, p to 2 sts before m, p2tog, sm, (p1, k5) 12 times, p1, sm, p2togtbl, p to 2 sts before m, p2tog, sm, (p1, k5) twice, p1, k2, k2tog – 163 sts.
Row 6: P2togtbl, p to m, sm, k to m, sm, p24, BO 25 sts purlwise, p23, sm, k to m, sm, p to 2 sts before end, p2tog – 57 sts.

Work back and forth over left shoulder.

Row 7: P2togtbl, (yo, p1) 3 times, k1, (yo, p1) 5 times, k1, (yo, p1) 3 times, sm, p to m, sm, (yo, p1) 3 times, *k1, (yo, p1) 5 times; rep from * twice more, k1, p1, p2tog – 55 sts.
Row 8: BO 6 sts knitwise, *k1, (k1, yo) 5 times; rep from * once more, k1, (k1, yo) 3 times, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm, work 3 into 3, k1, work 5 into 5, k1, work 2 into 2, k2tog – 46 sts.
Row 9: P2togtbl, p to 2 sts before end, p2tog – 44 sts.
Row 10: P2togtbl, p4, k1, p5, k1, p3, sm, p to m, sm, p3, k1, p5, k1, p2 – 43 sts.
Row 11: K to m, sm, p2togtbl, p to 2 sts before m, p2tog, sm, k to 2 sts before end, k2tog – 40 sts.
Row 12: K2togtbl, (k1, yo) 5 times, k1, (k1, yo) 5 times, k1, sm, k to m, sm, *k1, (k1, yo) 5 times; rep from * once more – 39 sts.
Row 13: (Work 5 into 5, p1) twice, sm, p to m, sm, p1, work 5 into 5, p1, work 4 into 4, p2tog – 38 sts.
Row 14: K to m, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm, k to end – 36 sts.
Row 15: (K5, p1) twice, sm, p to m, sm, (p1, k5) twice times.
Row 16: P to m, sm, k to m, sm, p to end.
Row 17: P2, k1, p5, k1, p3, sm, p to m, sm, p3, k1, p5, k1, p2.

Work saddle as described below.

Now start working back and forth over right shoulder: Attach yarn where bind-off for back neck opening started:

Row 7 (WS): BO 7 sts purlwise, *p1, (yo, p1) 5 times; rep from * once more, p1, (yo, p1) 3 times, sm, p to m, (yo, p1) 3 times, p1, (yo, p1) 5 times, p1, (yo, p1) 3 times, p2tog – 49 sts.
Row 8 (RS): K2togtbl, work 2 into 2, k1, work 5 into 5, k1, work 3 into 3, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm, work 3 into 3, (k1, work 5 into 5) twice, k2togtbl – 45 sts.
Row 9: P2togtbl, p to 2 sts before end, p2tog – 43 sts.
Row 10: P2, k1, p5, k1, p3, sm, k to m, sm, p3, k1, p5, k1, p4, p2tog – 42 sts.
Row 11: K2togtbl, k to m, sm, p2togtbl, p to 2 sts before m, p2tog, sm, k to end – 39 sts.
Row 12: *(K1, yo) 5 times, k1; rep from * once more, sm, k to m, sm, *k1, (k1, yo) 5 times; rep from * once more, k2tog – 39 sts.
Row 13: P2togtbl, work 4 into 4, p1, work 5 into 5, p1, sm, p to m, sm, p to m, sm, (p1, work 5 into 5) twice – 38 sts.

Work Rows 14-17 as described above for size 10.

Work saddle as described below.

Size 12 only
Rnds 15-24: Rep Rnds 5 to 14 once more – 222 sts.
Rnds 25-33: Rep Rnd 5-13 once more – 206 sts.
Rnd 34: P3, (k, p5) 4 times, k1, p3, BO 17 sts purlwise, p2, (k1, p5) 4 times, k1, p3, sm, k to m, sm, p3, (k1, p5) 12 times, k1, p3, sm, k to m, sm – 189 sts.

Break yarn and attach again where bind off started. Slip sts between last m and bind off to right needle. From now, you will work back and forth.

Row 1 (WS): BO 9 sts knitwise, k to m, sm, p2togtbl, p to 2 sts before m, p2tog, sm, k to m, sm, p2togtbl, p to 2 sts before m, p2tog, sm, k to end – 176 sts.
Row 2 (RS): BO 9 sts knitwise, (k, yo) 3 times, *k1, (k1, yo) 5 times; rep from * 3 times, k1, sm, k to m, sm, *k1, (k1, yo) 5 times; rep from * 13 times, k1, sm, k to m, sm, *k1, (k1, yo) 5 times; rep from * 3 times, k1, yo k2tog, yo – 168 sts.
Row 3: P2togtbl, (p1, work 5 into 5) 3 times, p1, sm, p to m, sm, (p1, work 5 into 5) 13 times, p1, sm, p to m, sm, (p1, work 5 into 5) 3 times, p1, work 2 into 3 – 166 sts.
Row 4: K2togtbl, k to m, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm, k to m, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, sm, k to 2 sts before end, k2tog – 160 sts.
Row 5: K2togtbl, k4, (p1, k5) twice, p1, sm, p to m, sm, (p1, k5) 13 times, p1, sm, p to m, sm, (p1, k5) 3 times, p2tog – 158 sts.
Row 6: P2togtbl, p to m, sm, k to m, sm, p to m, sm, k to m, sm, p to 2 sts before end, p2tog – 156 sts.
Row 7: P2togtbl, *(yo, p1) 5 times, p1; rep from * once, (yo, p1) 3 times, sm, p2togtbl, p to 2 sts before m, p2tog, sm, (yo, p1) 3 times, *p1, (yo, p1) 5 times; rep from * twice more, p1, (yo, p1) 4 times, BO 27 sts purlwise, (yo, p1) 3 times, *p1, (yo, p1) 5 times; rep from * 3 times more, p1, (yo, p1) 3 times, sm, p2togtbl, p to 2 sts before m, p2tog, sm, (yo, p1) 3 times, *p1, (yo, p1) 5 times; rep from * once more, p1, p2tog.

Work back and forth over right shoulder:

Row 8 (RS): K2togtbl, (work 5 into 5, k1) 2 times, work 3 into 3, sm, k to m, sm, work 3 into 3, (k1, work 5 into 5) 3 times, k1, work 4 into 4 – 60 sts.
Row 9 (WS): BO 6 sts purlwise, p to 2 sts before end, p2tog – 53 sts.
Row 10: P2togtbl, p3, k1, p5, k1, p3, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2togtbl, p3, (k1, p5) twice, k1, p2, p2tog – 49 sts.
Row 11: K2togtbl, k to m, sm, p to m, sm, k to 2 sts before end, k2tog – 47 sts.
Row 12: *K1, (k1, yo) 5 times; rep from * once, k1, sm, k to m, sm, *k1, (k1, yo) 5 times; rep from * once more, k1, (k1, yo) 3 times, k2tog – 46 sts.
Row 13: P2togtbl, work 2 into 2, (p1, work 5 into 5) twice, p1, sm, p2togtbl, p to 2 sts before m, p2tog, sm, (p1, work 5 into 5) twice, p1 – 43 sts.
Row 14: K to m, sm, k to m, sm, k to 2 sts before end, k2tog – 42 sts.
Row 15: K2togtbl, (p1, k5) twice, p1, sm, p to m, sm, (p1, k5) twice, p1 – 41 sts.
Row 16: P to m, sm, p2togtbl, p to 2 sts before m, p2tog, sm, p to 2 sts bef end, p2tog. 38 sts
Row 17: (Yo, p1) 3 times, p1, (yo, p1) 5 times, p1, (yo, p1) 3 times, sm, p to m, sm, (yo, p1) 3 times, p1, (yo, p1) 5 times, p1, (yo, p1) 3 times.
Row 18: Work 3 into 3, k1, work 5 into 5, k1, work 3 into 3, sm, k to m, sm, work 3 into 3, k1, work 5 into 5, k1, work 3 into 3.
Row 19: P to m, sm, p2togtbl, p to 2 sts before m, p2tog, sm, p to end – 36 sts.

Work saddle as described below.

Attach yarn to beg of back bind-off.

Row 8 (RS): BO 4 sts over working 4 into 4, BO 1 sts knitwise, BO 2 sts over work 5 into 5, (k1, work 5 into 5) twice more, k1, work 3 into 3, sm, k to m, sm, work 3 into 3, k1, work 5 into 5, k1, work 4 into 5, k1 – 53 sts.
Row 9 (WS): P2togtbl, p to m, sm, p to m, sm, p to 2 sts before end, p2tog – 51 sts.
Row 10: P2togtbl, p1, (k1, p5) twice, k1, p3, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before end, k2togtbl, sm, p3, k1, p5, k1, p2, p2tog – 47 sts.
Row 11: K to m, sm, p to m, sm, k to 2 sts before end, k2tog – 46 sts
Row 12: K2togtbl, (k1, yo) twice, *k1, (k1, yo) 5 times; rep from * once more, k1, sm, k to m, sm, *k1, (k1, yo) 5 times; rep from * once more, k1 – 45 sts.
Row 13: (P1, work 5 into 5) twice, p1, sm, p2togtbl, p to 2 sts before end, p2tog, sm, (p1, work 5 into 5) twice, p2, p2tog – 42 sts.
Row 14: K2togtbl, k to end – 41 sts.
Row 15: P2togtbl, (k5, p1) twice, sm, p to m, sm, (p1, k5) twice, p1 – 40 sts.
Row 16: P to m, sm, p2togtbl, p to 2 sts before end, p2tog, sm, p to end – 38 sts.
Row 17: (Yo, p1) 3 times, p1, (yo, p1) 5 times, p1, (yo, p1) 3 times, sm, p to m, sm, (yo, p1) 3 times, p1, (yo, p1) 5 times, p1, (yo, p1) 3 times.
Row 18: Work 3 into 3, k1, work 5 into 5, k1, work 3 into 3, sm, k to m, sm, work 3 into 3, k1, work 5 into 5, k1, work 3 into 3.
Row 19: P to m, sm, p2togtbl, p to 2 sts before m, p2tog, sm, p to end – 36 sts.

Work saddle as described below.

Saddle

Row 1 (RS): K to last st before m, slip st to right needle, remove m, slip st back to left needle, k2tog, k8, k2togtbl. With yarn in back, insert left needle from back to front into first st on right needle, slip it to left needle, turn work.

Row 2 (WS): P8, p2tog, with yarn in front, insert left needle from front to back into first st on right needle, turn work.
Row 3: K8, k2togtbl, with yarn in back, insert left needle from back to front into first st on right needle, slip it to left needle, turn work.

Rep last 2 rows until there are no sts left from Cluster St Pattern.

BO 10 sts from saddle for first shoulder, leave yarn attached for neck ribbing after second shoulder.

Neck Ribbing

Using smaller circulars, pick up 104 (120, 134, 154, 166) sts around neck opening.

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

Work 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) more rnds in patt as est.

BO in patt.

Finishing

Close underarm gaps using Kitchener st. Gently soak sweater in lukewarm water, rinse it, roll it in a towel and push hard on the roll to remove excess water. Remove the towel and lay the sweater out flat to air-dry. After it is completely dry, weave in all loose ends. yarn ball

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