Choker Neck Sweater

A modern design combines classic yarn with an open scoop neck that is topped by a short collar in this all-season pullover. The slightly-shaped body is worked in stockinette stitch, while the sleeves consist of K2 x P3 ribbing. The same ribbing is repeated at the lower body and floating mock turtleneck to make for a sweater that’s as classic as you

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Size: Finished bust Size 36 (40, 44, 48)” to fit bust of 33 (36, 40, 44)”

3 (4, 4, 4)” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 40.

Gauge: 20 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Classic Elite Yarn Hanako (50% Cotton, 50% Linen; 220 yards [201 meters]/100 grams): #5692 Horizon (5 (5, 6, 6) skeins)

Needles: US size 7 (4.5mm) 16” circular; US size 7 (4.5mm) 24” circular

Notions: Stitch markers and holders, tapestry needle, US size G/6 (4mm) crochet hook

Special Stitches

2×3 Rib

Row 1 (WS): P2, *k3, p2; rep from * across row.

Row 2: K2, *p3, k2; rep from * across row.

Rep Rows 1-2 for patt.

Pattern Notes

A modern design combines classic yarn with an open scoop neck that is topped by a short collar in this all-season pullover. The slightly-shaped body is worked in Stockinette stitch, while the sleeves consist of K2 x P3 ribbing. The same ribbing is repeated at the lower body and floating mock turtleneck. Saddle shoulders tie it all together.

If you desire a looser fit, eliminate decreases and increases of side shaping.

Do not wet block garment. Instead steam lightly.

Pattern

Back

With longer needle, CO 87 (97, 107, 117) sts.

Work even in 2×3 Rib for 2”, inc 3 sts on last WS row. (90 (100, 110, 120) sts)

Change to St st and work even until Back meas 6” from CO edge, ending with a WS row.

Beg Side Shaping

Dec 1 st each end on next, then every following 6th row 3 times total. (84 (94, 104, 114) sts)

Work even for 2” above last decrease, ending with a WS row.

Inc 1 st each end on next, then every following 6th row 3 times total. (90 (100, 110, 120) sts)

Work even until Back meas 15” from beg, ending with a WS row.

Shape Underarm

BO 9 (10, 13, 15) sts at beg of next 2 rows. (72 (80, 84, 90) sts)

Dec 1 st each end every RS row 3 (4, 4, 5) times. (66 (72, 76, 80) sts)

Work even until Armhole meas 6 (6.5, 7, 7.5)” above BO underarm sts, ending with a WS row.

Shape Shoulders and Back Neck

At the beg of each arm edge, BO 7 (8, 8, 9) sts twice, then 7 (8, 9, 8) sts once.

BO rem 24 (24, 26, 28) sts.

Front

Work as for Back until Front meas 3.5 (4, 4.5, 5)” above BO underarm sts, ending with a WS. (66 (72, 76, 80) sts)

Shape Front Neck

Mark center 16 (16, 18, 20) sts.

Work to first marker, join second ball of yarn and BO marked sts, work to end of row.

Working on both sides of neck with separate balls of yarn, dec 1 st each side of neck every RS row 4 times. (21 (24, 25, 26) sts rem on each side of neck)

Work even until Armhole meas same as for back above BO underarm sts.

Shape Shoulders

At beg of each arm edge, BO 7 (8, 8, 9) sts twice, then 7 (8, 9, 8) sts once.

Sleeves

With longer needles, CO 42 (42, 47, 47) sts.

Work even in 2 x 3 Rib for 1.5”, ending with a WS row.

Inc 1 st each end on next and every following 4th row 21 (24, 24, 27) times total, working added sts into patt. (84 (90, 95, 101) sts)

Work even until Sleeve meas 18 (18, 18.5, 18.5)” above CO edge, ending with a WS row.

Shape Sleeve Cap

BO 9 (10, 13, 15) sts at beg of next 2 rows. (66 (70, 69, 71) sts)

Dec 1 st each end every RS row 3 (4, 4, 5) times. (60 (62, 61, 61) sts)

BO 24 (25, 24, 24) sts at beg of next 2 rows. (12 (12, 13, 13) sts)

Place rem sts on holder.

Right Saddle Shoulder

Beg at neck edge with longer needles and RS facing, pick up 21 (24, 25, 26) sts in BO edge of Right Front shoulder.

With opposite end of needles, pick up sts in same manner along BO edge of Right Back shoulder. Tips of needles should be at armhole edge.

With RS facing, sl last st of Sleeve from holder to LH needle, pm, sl next 10 (10, 11, 11) sts from holder to same needle, pm.

Sl rem st from holder to LH needle, sl last picked-up st from RH needle to LH needle. (20 (23, 24, 25) sts on RH needle, 34 (37, 39, 40) sts on LH needle)

Join Front and Back with Saddle

Join yarn.

Row 1 (RS): K2tog (saddle st and picked-up shoulder st), work in established pat over next 10 (10, 11, 11) sts, ssk (saddle st and picked-up shoulder st), sl 1, turn.

Row 2: P2tog-tbl, work established pat over 10 (10, 11, 11) sts, p2tog, sl1, turn.

Rep Rows 1-2 until all picked-up sts have been worked.

BO rem 12 (12, 13, 13) sts.

Work Left Saddle as for right, placing back shoulder sts on RH needle and Front Shoulder sts and saddle sts on LH needle.

Front Neck Edging

With shorter needle and WS facing, beg at Right Front Shoulder seam, pick up and purl at a ratio of 9 sts for every 10 rows, and 3 sts for every 4 BO sts around front neck. End at Left Front Shoulder seam.

CO 3 sts to LH needle, *k2, ssk, replace 3 sts to LH needle; rep from * until all picked-up neck sts have been worked, k3tog, fasten off.

With crochet hook, join yarn at Left Front Shoulder seam, ch 32 (32, 33, 36) sts, join with sl st to Right Front Shoulder seam. Place last st on shorter needle.

Pick up and knit 1 st in each BO st of Right Saddle, 24 (24, 26, 28) sts across Back neck, 1 st in each BO st of Left Saddle, 1 st in each ch st. (80 (80, 85, 90) sts)

Pm between first and last st.

Ribbing Rnd: *K2, p3; rep from * around.

Rep Ribbing Rnd 9 more times.

BO loosely in rib.

Finishing

Sew sleeve into armhole. Sew side and sleeve seams.

Weave in all ends. Steam block lightly.

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