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Cornelia Sweater

Columns of lace and simple cables decorate this sweater with scoop neck, drop shoulder and three-quarter sleeves design. The sweater has edgings in garter stitch for a simple and clean finish.

Time: 48 Hour Pattern

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48)” to fit bust 38.4 (53.25, 58.25, 63.25, 68.5)”

6″ positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 36″

Gauge: 21.5 sts and 32 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in pattern, after wet blocking

Materials

Fine weight yarnYarn: Scheepjes Catona (100% Merecerised cotton, 136 yards [125 meters]/50 grams): #255 Shell (9 (10, 11, 12, 13) balls).

Needles: US size 4 (3.5 mm) straight or circular needles

Notions: Tapestry needle, cable needle

Special Stitches

Lace Pattern (10-st rep):

Row 1 (RS): P1, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, ssk.

Row 2 & all even rows (WS): Purl.

Row 3: P1, k2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2.

Row 5: P1, k3, yo, sk2p, yo, k3.

Row 7: P1, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1.

Row 9: P1, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, ssk.

Row 11: P1, k2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2.

Rep Rows 5-12 for pattern.

Cable Pattern (5-st rep):

Row 1 (RS): P1, k4.

Row 2 & all even rows (WS): Purl.

Row 3: P1, k4.

Row 5: P1, sl 2sts to CN and hold to front, k2, k2 from CN.

Row 7: P1, k4.

Row 9: P1, k4.

Row 11: P1, k4.

Rep Rows 5-12 for pattern.

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 garment is worked back and forth from the bottom up in separate pieces and seamed.

During shaping, if there are not enough stitches to work each decrease with its corresponding yarnover for the lace pattern, work remaining stitches in Stockinette stitch instead. For the cable pattern, work remaining stitches in Stockinette stitch until there are enough stitches to work a complete cable.

Pattern

Back

CO 105 (117, 128, 137, 149) sts.

Work 6 rows in garter st (knit every row).

Set pattern:

Work in pattern following lace and cable charts, or written instructions (see Special Stitches), as follows:

Sizes 32 (44)” Only

Next row (RS): K2 (3), work [lace patt, cable patt] 6 (8) times, lace patt, p1, k2 (3).

Size 36 (40, 48)” Only

Next row (RS): K3 (1, 4), work cable patt, [lace patt, cable patt] 7 (8, 9) times, p1, k3 (1, 4).

All sizes:

Continue in pattern as established until piece measures 22.40 (22.80, 23.20, 23.60, 24)”, ending with a WS.

Shape Shoulders

Note: Neck shaping beg before shoulder shaping ends; read the following sections all the way through before proceeding.

BO 5 (5, 6, 7, 7) sts at the beg of next 12 (10, 12, 10, 12) rows, then 3 (6, 4, 4, 5) sts at the beg of next 2 (4, 2, 4, 2) rows.

At the same time, when 8 dec rows have been completed (65 (77, 80, 81, 93) sts rem), shape neck as follows:

Next Row (RS):  Work next shoulder shaping (BO 5 (5, 6, 7, 7) sts), work 13 (16, 15, 13, 17) sts, join 2nd ball of yarn and BO 29 (35, 38, 41, 45) sts, work to end. (13 (16, 15, 13, 17) right shoulder sts, 18 (21, 21, 20, 24) left shoulder sts)

Working each side separately, BO at each neck edge 3 sts once and then 2 sts once. When all shaping is complete, BO all sts.

Front

Work as for Back, until piece measures 20.40 (20.80, 21.20, 21.60, 22)”, ending with a WS.

Note: Shoulder shaping beg before neck shaping ends; read the following sections all the way through before proceeding.

Shape Neck

Next row (RS): Work 46 (51, 55, 59, 64) sts, join 2nd ball of yarn and BO 13 (15, 18, 19, 21) sts, work to end. (46 (51, 55, 59, 64) shoulder sts)

Working each side separately, BO at each neck edge 3 sts once and then 2 sts 2 (3, 3, 3, 3) times, then 1 st 6 (5, 6, 7, 8) times.

At the same time, when 16 dec rows have been completed, shape shoulders as for back, beg with a RS row. When all shaping is complete, BO all sts.

Sleeves

CO 65 (68, 73, 77, 77) sts.

Work 6 rows in garter st (knit every row).

Set pattern:

Work in pattern following lace and cable charts, or written instructions as follows:

Size 32″ Only

Next Row (RS): Work cable pattern, [lace pattern, cable pattern] 4 times. 

Sizes 36 (40)” Only

Next Row (RS): K1 (4), work cable pattern, [lace pattern, cable pattern] 4 times, p1, k1 (3).

Sizse 44 (48)” Only

Next Row (RS): K3, work [lace pattern, cable pattern] 4 times, lace pattern, p1, k3.

All Sizes

Work in pattern as established for 5 more rows, ending with a WS row.

Inc Row (RS): K1, M1L, work in pattern to last st, M1R, k1. (2 sts increased)

Rep Inc Row every 6th row 14 (15, 15, 15, 17) more times, integrating new sts into cable or lace pattern. (95 (100, 105, 109, 113) sts)

Cont even until piece measures 12.40 (12.80, 13.20, 13.60, 14)”, ending with a WS rows.

BO all sts.

Finishing

Block all pieces to measurements. Sew right shoulder seam.

Neckband

With RS facing and beg at left shoulder, pick up and knit 108 (116, 126, 132, 140) sts along neckline. Do not join in the rnd. Work 5 rows in garter st and BO all sts.

Sew left shoulder and neckband seam.

Sew sleeves into armholes, matching the center of the sleeve top to the shoulder seam and the edges for 8.80 (9.20, 9.60, 10, 10.40)” down from the shoulder seam.

Sew underarm and side seams with the mattress stitch. Weave in ends.

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Comments
  • Natalie K.

    I have a question on the sizing. It reads like it is up to 48″, but then states at the end of the line that it fits to 68.5″. Can you please clarify the sizing

    Reply
    • Nicola P.

      Hello Natalie! I’ve reached out to the designer for advice and she or I will reply as soon as possible. Thanks! – Nicola, Editor

      Reply

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