Caribbean Waters Pullover

Craving the turquoise blue waters of a tropical paradise? This pullover is the answer. Knit bottom up and in the round, Caribbean Waters is knit in a stunning diamond wave pattern.

Time: 60 Hour Project

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 36 (39, 45, 48, 51, 57, 60, 63)” to fit bust 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)”

3-5” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 36”

Gauge: 24 sts and 34 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Wing Diamond Pattern

24 sts and 36 rows = 4” in Garter Stitch

Materials

Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Susurro (50% Mulberry Silk, 25% Merino, 25% Linen; 325 yards [297 meters]/100 grams): SUS683 Cian (5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) skeins)

Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm) 32-60” circular, 16” circular, DPNS

Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle

Abbreviations

Pf&b: Purl front and back.

Pattern

Body

CO 216 (234, 270, 288, 306, 342, 360, 378) sts using long tail method. PM and join in the rnd, being careful not to twist work. W&T so purl ridges from CO are on RS.

Setup Rnd 1: Knit.

Setup Rnd 2: Purl.

Rnds 1-64: Work Wing Diamond Pattern.

Rep Rows 33-64, 2 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) more times.

Work Rows 1-35 (31, 43, 39, 51, 47, 57, 53) rows once more.

Underarm BO

BO Rnd: Work 81 (99, 99, 99, 99, 99, 117, 117) sts in patt, BO 27 (18, 36, 45, 54, 72, 63, 72) sts, work 81 (99, 99, 99, 99, 99, 117, 117) sts in patt and place on holder, BO 27 (18, 36, 45, 54, 72, 63, 72) sts, removing marker. (81 (99, 99, 99, 99, 99, 117, 117) sts for Front and Back)

Front

Row 1 (RS): P1, work in patt to last st, p1.

Row 2: K1, work in patt to last st, k1.

Row 3: P1, k2tog, work in patt to last 3 sts, ssk, p1. (2 sts dec’d)

Rep Rows 2-3 twice more. (4 sts dec’d total, 75 (93, 93, 93, 93, 93, 111, 111) sts)

Cont in patt until piece meas 22.5 (22.5, 24.5, 24.5, 26.5, 26.5, 28, 28.25)”, ending with Row 64 (64, 48, 48, 64, 64, 48, 48). Place sts on holder.

Back

Place Back sts on needles and attach yarn with RS facing. Work same as Front.

Sleeves

CO 46 (48, 50, 52, 52, 54, 56, 58) sts using long tail method. PM and join in the rnd, being careful not to twist work. W&T so purl ridges from CO are on RS.

Rnd 1: Knit.

Rnd 2: Purl.

Rep Rows 1-2, 2 (2, 1, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0) more times, then Row 1 once more.

Next Row (Inc Row): Pf&b, purl to last st, pf&b. (2 sts inc’d; 48 (50, 52, 54, 54, 56, 58, 60) sts)

Cont in Garter St while working Inc Row every 8 (8, 8, 6, 4, 4, 4, 4) rows 2 (7, 18, 20, 5, 14, 9, 6) times, then every 10 (10, 0, 8, 6, 6, 6, 6) rows 12 (8, 0, 3, 22, 16, 20, 22) times. (28 (30, 36, 46, 54, 60, 58, 56) sts inc’d; 76 (80, 88, 100, 108, 116, 116, 116) sts)

Cont in Garter until piece meas 17 (17, 17.5, 17.5, 18, 18, 18.5, 18.5)”, ending with a knit row.

BO for Sleeve Cap

BO Row: Purl to last 13 (9, 18, 22, 27, 36, 31, 36) sts, BO 27 (18, 36, 45, 54, 72, 63, 72) sts, removing marker. (49 (62, 52, 55, 54, 44, 53, 44) sts)

Sleeve Cap

Rows 1-2: Knit.

Row 3 (RS, Dec Row): Ssk, knit to last 2 sts, k2tog. (2 sts dec’d; 47 (60, 50, 53, 52, 42, 51, 42) sts)

Cont in Garter St, while working Dec Row every 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 4, 4, 4) rows 1 (5, 0, 2, 1, 4, 8, 1) times, then every 4 (4, 4, 4, 4, 6, 6, 6) rows 11 (8, 15, 14, 16, 6, 1, 11) times, then every 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 4, 4, 4) rows 3 (7, 1, 3, 2, 5, 10, 3) times. (30 (40, 32, 38, 38, 30, 38, 30) sts dec, 17 (20, 18, 15, 14, 12, 13, 12) sts)

BO 5 (6, 6, 5, 5, 4, 4, 4) sts at the beg of next 2 rows.

BO final 7 (8, 6, 5, 4, 4, 5, 4) sts.

Neck Edging

Place Front and Back sts on separate needles. Arrange so that RS’s are together. Use 3-needle BO to join the 8 (16, 15, 15, 14, 13, 21, 21) sts on each end. (59 (61, 63, 63, 65, 67, 69, 69) sts for Front and Back)

Place Front and Back sts on single needle and attach yarn with RS Facing.

Rnds 1 and 3: Knit.

Rnd 2: Purl.

BO all sts purlwise.

Finishing

Set in sleeves.

Weave in ends.

Block to schematic measurements.

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