Daybreak Cashmere Wrap Sweater

Knit in a blend of merino and cashmere, this sweater is seriously cozy. Created using criss-crossed main body pieces, this sweater pairs well with anything — from your comfiest sweats to your favorite pair of jeans.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: XS (S, M, L, XL), Finished Bust 35 (39, 43, 47, 51)”

Gauge: 25 sts and 37 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st

Materials

Super fine weight yarnYarn: The Plucky Knitter Bello (55% Merino, 45% Cashmere; 380 yards [347 meters]/105 grams): Plie 4 (5, 6, 6, 7) skeins

Needles: US size 3 (3.25 mm) straight or circular

Notions: Tapestry needle

Abbreviation

Skp – sl 1, k1, psso.

Special Stitches

1×1 Ribbing

Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of row.

Row 2: *P1, k1; rep from * to end of row.

Rep Rows 1-2 for patt.

Pattern Notes

The sweater is worked flat sideways.

The back is one piece and the fronts are mirror images.

Sleeves are worked bottom up.

To fit larger bust, work an inch or so extra length in the fronts.

Pattern

Back

CO 94 (94, 94, 94, 98) sts (right side seam).

Row 1 (RS): K across row until 8 sts rem, [p1, k1] 4 times.

Note: Ribbed edge is hem, St st side is towards the neck.

Row 2 (WS): [P1, k1] 4 times, p across to end of row.

Rows 3-6 (6, 8, 8, 10): Cont in established patt, p the purl sts and k the knit sts.

Shape Right Armscye

Row 7 (7, 9, 9, 11): M1 at beg of row, cont in established patt. (95 (95, 95, 95, 99) sts)

Cont in established patt, M1 at beg of every RS row 3 (5, 8, 10, 12) more times. (98 (100, 103, 105, 111) sts)

On next RS Row, use cable cast on method or other technique, CO 42 (43, 43, 43, 43) at beg of row (neck edge). (140 (143, 146, 148, 154) sts)

Work even in established patt for 30 (34, 36, 38, 40) rows.

Shape Right Neck Edge

BO 2 sts at beg of next RS row, work rem sts in established patt. (138 (141, 144, 146, 152) sts)

Next 2 RS rows, k2tog at beg of row. (136 (139, 142, 144, 150) sts)

Work even for 66 (68, 70, 74, 78) rows.

Shape Left Neck Edge

Next 2 RS rows, M1 at beg of row. (138 (141, 144, 146, 152) sts)

CO 2 sts at beg of next RS row. (140 (143, 146, 148, 154) sts)

Work even in established patt for 30 (34, 36, 38, 40) rows.

Shape Left Armscye

BO 42 (43, 43, 43, 43) sts at beg of next RS row (neck edge). (98 (100, 103, 105, 111) sts)

K2tog at beg of every RS row 4 (6, 9, 11, 13) more times. (94 (94, 94, 94, 98) sts)

Work even in established patt for 6 (6, 8, 8, 10) rows.

BO all sts.

Left Front

CO 30 (34, 36, 38, 40) sts.

Row 1 (RS): K across row until 8 sts rem, [p1, k1] 4 times.

Note: Ribbed edge is hem, St st side is towards the neck.

Work Hem Edge Inc Rows per table below.

Inc Row (WS): [P1, k1] 4 times, M1, p across row.

Inc Row (RS): K across row until 8 sts rem, M1, [p1, k1] 4 times.

Size XS Only

Work Inc Rows (WS), 2, 4, 6, 10, 12, 14, 18, 20, 22, 26, etc.

Work Inc Rows on all WS rows not divisible by 8. So, no increases on Rows 8, 16, 24, 32, etc.    Or think of it as work Inc Row 3 WS rows in a row and skip one.

Size S Only

Work Inc Rows every 3rd row, so Rows 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, etc.

Work Inc Rows (RS) rows on odd rows and Inc Rows (WS) on even ones as appropriate.

Size M Only

Work Inc Rows (WS), 2, 6, 10, 12, 16, 20, 22, 26, 30 etc.

Work Inc Rows on all WS rows numbers that end with 2, 6 and 10.

Do not work rows that end in 4 and 8.

Sizes L (XL) Only

Work Inc Rows (WS) every 4th row on rows 4, 8, 12, 16, etc.

AT THE SAME TIME, inc to Shape Left Armscye as follow:

Row 7 (7, 9, 9, 11): M1 at beg of row, cont in established patt. (34 (37, 39, 41, 43) sts)

Cont in established patt, M1 at beg of next RS rows 3 (5, 8, 10, 12) more times. (39 (45, 52, 56, 61) sts)

At beg of next RS row, use cable cast on method or other technique, CO 42 (43, 43, 43, 43) sts at end of row (neck edge). (82 (89, 95, 99, 105) sts)

For next 30 (34, 36, 38, 40) rows, work even on the neck edge, but cont to inc on hem edge for entire piece. (93 (100, 107, 109, 115) sts)

Cont in established patt, p the purl sts and k the knit sts and inc on the hem edge.

Shape Neck

On next RS row, use cable cast on method or other technique, CO 8 sts at beg of row (for ribbing at neck edge).

Work [k1, p1] 4 times over 8 sts just CO, k, skp, skp, k across row unit 8 sts rem, [p1, k1] 4 times. (99 (106, 113, 115, 121) sts)

*Next Row (WS): [P1, k1] 4 times, p across row until 13 sts rem, p2tog, p2tog, p1, [k1, p1] 4 times.

Next Row (RS): [K1, p1] 4 times, w&t.

Next Row (WS): [P1, k1] 4 times.

Next Row (RS): [K1, p1] 4 times, k1, skp, skp, k across row unit 8 sts rem, [p1, k1] 4 times.**

Work Shape Neck section from * to ** 4 (5, 6, 6, 7) times.

Cont shaping rows per table but shaping rows have inc on hem edge and dec on neck edge.

Shaping Row (WS): [P1, k1] 4 times, M1, p across row until 10 sts rem, p2tog, [p1, k1] 4 times.

Shaping Row (RS): [K1, p1] 4 times, skp, k across row until 8 sts rem, M1, [p1, k1] 4 times.

Work even in established patt for a total of 166 (184, 204, 222, 242) rows.

BO all sts.

Right Front

CO 30 (34, 36, 38, 40) sts.

Row 1 (WS): P across row until 8 sts rem, [k1, p1] 4 times.

Note: Ribbed edge is hem, St st side is towards the neck.

Shape Hem Edge

Inc Row (WS): P across row until 8 sts rem, M1, [p1, k1] 4 times.

Inc Row (RS): [P1, k1] 4 times, M1, k across to end of row.

Work Hem Edge increase rows, per table in Left Front section.

Row 7 (7, 9, 9, 11) (WS): M1 at beg of row, cont in established patt. (34 (37, 39, 41, 43) sts)

Cont in established patt, M1 at beg of next WS rows 3 (5, 8, 10, 12) more times. (39 (45, 52, 56, 61) sts)

At beg of next WS row, use cable cast on method or other technique, CO 42 (43, 43, 43, 43) at end of row (neck edge). (82 (89, 95, 99, 105) sts)

For next 30 (34, 36, 38, 40) rows, work even on the neck edge, but cont inc on Hem Edge for entire piece. (93 (100, 107, 109, 115) sts)

Cont in established patt, p the purl sts and k the knit sts, and inc on the Hem Edge.

On next WS row, use cable cast on method or other technique, CO 8 sts at beg of row (for ribbing at neck edge).

Work [p1, k1] 4 times over 8 sts just CO, p1, p2tog, p2tog, p across unit 8 sts rem, [k1, p1] 4 times. (99 (106, 113, 115, 121) sts)

*Next Row (RS): [K1, p1] 4 times, k across until 13 sts rem, skp, skp, k1, [p1, k1] 4 times.

Next Row (WS): [P1, k1] 4 times, w&t.

Next Row (RS): [K1, p1] 4 times.

Next Row (WS): [P1, k1] 4 times, p1, p2tog, p2tog, p across unit 8 sts rem, [k1, p1] 4 times.**

Work Shape Neck section from * to ** 4 (5, 6, 6, 7) times.

Cont shaping rows per table but shaping rows have inc on hem edge and dec on neck edge.

Shaping Row (WS): [P1, k1] 4 times, p2tog, p across until 8 sts rem, M1, [p1, k1] 4 times.

Shaping Row (RS): [K1, p1] 4 times, M1, k across until 10 sts rem, skp, [p1, k1] 4 times.

Work in established patt for a total of 166 (184, 204, 222, 242) rows.

Back Neck Band

CO 8 sts.

Work 1×1 Ribbing, stretching for length of back neck, about 8.25 (8.5, 8.75, 9.25, 9.75)”.

Sleeves

CO 52 (58, 60, 64, 66) sts.

Work 1×1 Ribbing for 1”.

Inc Row: Cont in established patt, M1 at beg and end of row. (2 sts inc’d)

Change to work in St st.

Row 1 (RS): K across row.

Row 2 (WS): P across row.

Work Inc Row every 6th row 13 (13, 15, 16, 20) times total. (78 (84, 90, 96, 106) sts)

Work in established patt until piece meas 18” or desired length.

Shape Sleeve Cap

BO 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) sts at beg of next 2 rows. (70 (74, 78, 82, 90) sts)

Dec Row: BO 1 st at beg and end of row. (2 sts dec’d)

Work a Dec Row every 4th row 4 (4, 5, 5, 3) times total. (62 (66, 68, 72, 84) sts)

Work a Dec Row every row 16 (17, 17, 18, 23) times. (30 (32, 34, 36, 38) sts)

BO 6 (6, 7, 7, 7) sts at beg of next 2 rows. (18 (20, 20, 22, 24) sts)

BO 6 (7, 7, 7, 7) sts at beg of next 2 rows. (6 (6, 6, 8, 10) sts)

BO all sts.

Finishing

Sew Back Neck Band to Back of Neck.

Sew shoulder seams together.

Sew Left and Right Fronts to Back.

Sew Sleeves seams and sew Sleeves to Body.

Weave in ends.

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