Cranberry Twist Sweater

The iconic scarlet hues of an autumn cranberries are now yours thanks to this design. With three-quarter length sleeves and beautiful stitch work, this sweater feels fresh and vibrant.

Skill level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 40½ (44¾, 49, 53½, 57¾) to fit bust 34-36 (38-40, 42-44, 46-48, 52-54)” 4-6” positive ease recommended

Shown in size 40½

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

Materials:

Yarn: Katia Merino 100% (100% Virgin Wool; 112 yards [102 meters]/50 grams): 52 Grenat, 9 (11, 12, 13, 15) skeins

Needles: US size 7 (4.5 mm): 32” circulars; US size 6 (4.0 mm): 16” circulars and DPNs

Notions: Stitch markers (8); tapestry needle; stitch holders or waste yarn

Pattern Notes

Hazelnut Sweater is worked in the round from the bottom up until the body is separated at the beginning of the armholes. Stitches are cast on for the sleeves using cable-cast on method, and front and back are worked flat separately. Shoulders are closed using three-needle bind off. Stitches for the sleeves are picked up around the armholes and are then worked in the round down to the cuffs. The sweater features waist shaping in the back.

Due to the nature of this stitch pattern, the stitch count will vary.

Pattern

Body

With larger needles, CO 222 (246, 270, 294, 318) sts. Place maker (pm), join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts.

Rnd 1: *(P1, k1tbl) 55 (61, 67, 73, 79) times, p1; rep from * once more.

Rep Rnd 1 until piece meas 2″ / [5 cm] from CO edge.

Next Rnd: (P1, k1tbl) 4 times, p1, pm, p93 (105, 117, 129, 141), pm, (p1, k1tbl) 4 times, p1, pm, (p1, k1tbl) 4 times, p1, pm, k93 (105, 117, 129, 141), pm, (p1, k1tbl) 4 times, p1.

Rep last rnd, slipping markers, until piece meas 3″ from CO edge.

Begin Stitch Pattern

Next Rnd (Dec): (P1, k1tbl) 4 times, p1, slip marker (sm), work from Chart to next m, sm, (p1, k1tbl) 4 times, p1, sm, (p1, k1tbl) 4 times, p1, sm, k26 (30, 34, 38, 42), ssk, pm, k37 (41, 45, 49, 53), pm, k2tog, k to next m, (p1, k1tbl) 4 times, p1 – 2 sts dec’d; 220 (244, 268, 292, 316) sts.

Rep Dec Rnd, slipping markers, every 6 rnds 5 more times – 210 (234, 258, 282, 306) sts.

Cont even in patt as est for 10 rnds.

Next Rnd (Inc): (P1, k1tbl) 4 times, p1, sm, work from Chart to next m, sm, (p1, k1tbl) 4 times, p1, sm, (p1, k1tbl) 4 times, p1, sm, k to next m, M1R, sm, k37 (41, 45, 49, 53), sm, M1L, k to next m, (p1, k1tbl) 4 times, p1 – 2 sts inc’d; 212 (236, 260, 284, 308) sts.

Rep Inc Rnd every 8 rnds 5 more times – 222 (246, 270, 294, 318) sts.

Cont in patt as est until piece meas 15½” from CO edge, ending with an even numbered rnd from the Chart.

Front and Back of sweater will now be worked separately back and forth in rows.

Front

Using the Cable Cast-on Method, CO 5 sts, work these sts as follow: k1, p1, k1tbl, p1, k1tbl, cont in patt as est to side marker, turn and using the Cable Cast-on Method, CO 5 sts, work these sts as follow: k1, p1, k1tbl, p1, k1tbl – 121 (133, 145, 157, 169) sts.

Cont working in rows as est until piece meas 4 (5, 6, 7, 8)” from Cable CO edge.

Work 51 (56, 61, 67, 72) sts in patt as est, join a new ball of yarn, BO next 19 (21, 23, 23, 25) sts, work in patt as est to end – 102 (112, 122, 134, 144) sts.

Both Front sides will be worked at once with two separate balls of yarn – 51 (56, 61, 67, 72) sts each side.

Next Row (WS): Work first side as est. At second side BO first 4 sts and work to end.

Next Row (RS): Work first side as est. At second side BO first 4 sts and work to end.

Maint est patt, BO 3 sts from each side of the neck, then 2 sts, then 1 st 3 times – 39 (44, 49, 55, 60) sts.

Work both sides at the same time using both balls of yarn in patt as est until piece meas 6 (7, 8, 9, 10)” from Cable CO edge, ending with a WS row.

Place both shoulder sts on holder.

Back

With RS facing, rejoin yarn and using the Cable Cast-on Method, CO 5 sts, work these sts as follow: k1, p1, k1tbl, p1, k1tbl, cont in patt as est to end, turn and using the Cable Cast-on Method, CO 5 sts, work these sts as follow: k1, p1, k1tbl, p1, k1tbl – 121 (133, 145, 157, 169) sts.

Cont working in rows as est until piece meas 6 (7, 8, 9, 10)” from Cable CO edge.

Next Rnd (RS): K39 (44, 49, 55, 60) Shoulder sts, join a new ball of yarn, BO 43 (45, 47, 47, 49) Neck sts, k39 (44, 49, 55, 60) Shoulder sts.

Next Row (WS): Work in patt as est.

Place shoulder sts on holder.

Turn the top wrong side out, transfer live stitches onto needles and use the 3-Needle Bind Off Method to join shoulders.

Sew underarms.

Weave in ends.

Sleeves

With RS facing, pick up and k66 (78, 88, 100, 110) sts around armhole, beginning at underarm seam.

Rnds 1-7: Knit.

Rnd 8 (Dec): K1, k2tog, knit to 3 sts before end, ssk, k1 – 2 sts dec’d; 64 (76, 86, 98, 108) sts.

Rep Dec Rnd every 3 rnds 0 (0, 0 , 0, 24) more times, every 4 rnds 0 (0, 0, 19, 0) more times, every 5 rnds 0 (0, 15, 0, 0) more times, every 7 rnds 0 (10, 0, 0, 0) more times, then every 10 rnd 7 (0, 0 ,0, 0) more times – 50 (56, 56, 60, 60) sts.

Change to smaller needle.

Next Rnd: *K1tbl, p1; rep from * to end.

Rep last rnd until ribbing meas 1½”.

BO all sts.

Rep for second sleeve.

Neckband

With smaller needles, pick up and k110 (114, 116, 116, 122) sts around neckline.

Next Rnd: *K1tbl, p1; rep from * to end.

Rep last rnd until Neckband meas ¾”.

BO all sts.

Finishing

Weave in all ends. Block to measurements.

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