Cranberry Harvest Sweater

The Cranberry Harvest Sweater is the boxier version of the River Valley Sweater from the October 2017 issue. The body of the sweater is worked from bottom up in two panels and sleeves are worked flat, from dropped shoulders down. Wear it over your favorite plaid shirt for an extra layer of warmth this season.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 38¾ (42¼, 46¾, 50¼, 54¾, 58¼, 62¾, 66¼)”

4-5½” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 38¾”

Gauge: 18 sts and 25.5 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Rhombus Stitch after wet blocking

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Sweet Paprika Minuet (100% Superwash Merino Wool, 20% Silk; 220 yards [200 meters]/100 grams): Canneberge 5 (5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins.

Needles: US size 5 (3.75 mm): 60” or longer circular

Notions: Markers (two of a different color to mark W&T); stitch holders or waste yarn; tapestry needle

Special Stitches

Dec 1 (always on RS row)

If the stitch immediately after first dec 1 is to be purl, work both decreases as foll: k2tog

If the stitch immediately after first dec 1 is to be knit, work both decreases as foll: p2tog

Note: When decreasing, the number of Seed stitches is changing from odd to even, and back to odd. Make sure that right stitch pattern is chosen after every decrease.

Seed Stitch (worked over an odd number of sts)

Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1

Rep Row 1 for patt.

Seed Stitch (worked over an even number of sts)

Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1; rep from * to first marker, work to second marker, *p1, k1; rep from * to end.

Row 2 (WS): *P1, k1: rep from * to marker, work to next marker, *k1, p1; rep from * to end.

Rep Rows 1-2 for patt. 

W&T (Wrap and Turn)

Sl next st with yarn in front (wyif) for RS rows or with yarn in back (wyib) for WS rows. Return yarn to back (front), PM (W&T marker) on left needle and return the slipped st to left needle, turn.

Note: For W&T, use different color markers to avoid confusion with center markers.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked flat from the bottom up. The front is worked as one piece to armholes and then left and right panels are worked separately to shape V-neck line.

Sleeves are worked from picked up sts from the top down on modified drop shoulder. For better fit, sleeve caps are shaped with few short rows.

Sleeve Stitches

When working sleeves, beginning with Short Row 2, work in Rhombus Stitch following Chart 2 between center markers and in Seed Stitch outside of center markers to cuffs. Pattern instruction for Sleeve has only center marker mentioned.

Working in Seed Stitch, keep in mind that the selvage stitch is always knit for this pattern. The very first stitch of Seed Stitch patt outside of either center marker is as following: p (k, p, k, k, p, p, p); it is important for incorporating stitches into the pattern, one by one.

Pattern

Back

CO 87 (95, 105, 113, 123, 131, 141, 149) sts.

Set-up Row (WS): K15 (19, 24, 12, 17, 21, 10, 14), PM, K to last 15 (19, 24, 12, 17, 21, 10, 14) sts, PM, K to end.

Work in Seed Stitch for 4 rows, slipping m.

Row 1 (RS): Work in Seed Stitch to first marker, sm, work in Rhombus Stitch following Chart 1 to next m, sm, work in Seed Stitch to end of the row.

Cont in est patt for 117 more rows, or until back length is 18¾”, ending with WS row.

Armhole Shaping

Place first and last 4 (4, 4, 4, 6, 7, 7, 7) sts on scrap yarn or stitch holder – 79 (87, 97, 105, 111, 117, 127, 135) sts.

Cont in est patt for 46 (48, 52, 56, 56, 60, 60, 64) rows or until Armhole measures 7¼ (7½, 8¼, 9, 9, 9½, 9½, 10)”, ending with WS row.

BO 23 (26, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45) at beg of the next 2 rows – 33 (35, 37, 39, 39, 39, 43, 45) sts.

Transfer rem Neck sts to waste yarn or stitch holder.

Front

CO 87 (95, 105, 113, 123, 131, 141, 149) sts.

Work as for Back through Armhole Shaping.

Left Front

Row 1 (RS): Work next 38 (42, 47, 51, 54, 57, 62, 66) sts in patt, k2tog, place rem sts of Right Front on waste yarn or stitch holder – 39 (43, 48, 52, 55, 58, 63, 67) sts.

Row 2 and all WS rows: Work in patt unless otherwise instructed.

Work even in est patt for 2 more rows.

V-neck Shaping

Dec Row (RS): Work in est patt to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 – 1 st dec’d; 38 (42, 47, 51, 54, 57 62, 66) sts.

Rep Dec Row every 4 rows 5 (5, 6, 7, 7, 9, 7, 8) more times, and then every RS row 10 (11, 11, 11, 11, 9, 13, 13) more times, ending with RS row – 23 (26, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45) sts.

BO sts.

Transfer Right Front sts onto working needle.

Right Front

Beg with RS row work in est pattern 4 rows.

Dec Row (RS): K1, k2tog, cont in est patt to end of row.

Rep Dec Row every 4 rows 5 (5, 6, 7, 7, 9, 7, 8) more times, and then every RS row 10 (11, 11, 11, 11, 9, 13, 13) more times, ending with RS row – 23 (26, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45) sts.

BO sts.

Finishing

Block Back and Front panels to measurements.

Join Shoulder seams.

Neckband

Beginning at the lowest neckline point and RS facing, PU and k36 (38, 40, 44, 44, 46, 46, 50) sts up to Shoulder, k33 (35, 37, 39, 39, 39, 43, 45) Back neck live sts, PU and k36 (38, 40, 44, 44, 46, 46, 50) sts down from Shoulder – 105 (111, 117, 127, 127, 131, 135, 145) sts.

Next Row (WS): Knit.

Work in Seed Stitch for 7 more rows or until Neckband reach desired neckband width, ending with RS row.

BO loosely.

Overlap the ends of the Neckband and sew them on each other.

Sleeves (make two)

Read Sleeve Stitches section under Pattern Notes before proceeding to Sleeves portion.

With RS facing, k4 (4, 4, 4, 6, 7, 7, 7) live underarm sts, PU and k24 (25, 28, 31, 29, 31, 31, 33) sts to shoulder seam, PU and k1 st into seam, PU and k24 (25, 28, 31, 29, 31, 31, 33) sts from shoulder seam to live underarm sts, k4 (4, 4, 4, 6, 7, 7, 7) live underarm sts – 57 (59, 65, 71, 71, 77, 77, 81) sts.

Place 2 center markers, one on each side of 25 Sleeve Center sts.

Short Row 1 (WS): K to second center marker, sm, W&T.

Short Row 2 (RS): Work in Rhombus Stitch following Chart 2 to next center m, sm W&T.

Short Row 3 (WS): Maintaining est patt, work wrapped st together with wrap, sm, W&T.

Rep Short Row 3 until 10 (11, 13, 16, 16, 18, 18, 19) sts rem at each side, ending with RS row.

Next Short Row (WS): Work in est patt to end of row, working wrapped st together with wrap.

Next Row (RS): Work in est patt to end of row, working wrapped st together with wrap.

Next Row: Work in est patt, removing short rows markers.

Cont in patt as established for 10, (10, 10, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8) more rows, or until ending with WS row.

Dec Row (RS): K1, dec 1, cont in est pattern to last 3 sts, dec 1, k1 – 2 sts dec’d;

55 (57, 63, 69, 69, 75, 75, 79) sts.

Rep Dec Row every 10, (10, 10, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8) th row 4 (7, 0, 12, 12, 6, 10, 5) more times, then every 8 (8, 8, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6) th row 8 (5, 14, 3, 3, 11, 6, 13) more times, ending with WS row – 31 (33, 35, 39, 39, 41, 43, 43) sts. Beg next row work in Seed stitch only for 4 more rows. BO loosely.

Block Sleeve sections before seaming.

Work side and sleeve seams.

Block garment one more time, if desired.

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