Diamond Trim Pullover

The Diamond Trim Pullover is an open and seamless cardigan worked mostly flat from the top down with short raglan sleeves. The design features an easy reversible lace pattern for the collar that, combined with the light mint yarn, makes this an essential summer cardigan.

Skill Level: Intermediate 

Size: Finished bust size = 36 (40, 44, 48, 52)” to fit bust 32-34 (36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50)”; 2-4” positive ease recommended; Measurements based on back measurement doubled at underarm. Shown in size 36”

Gauge: 19 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in reverse St st on larger needle after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn: Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash (100% wool; 220 yards [201 meters]/100 grams): Mint (4 (4, 5, 6, 7) balls)
Hook/Needles: US size G/6 (4.0 mm) crochet hook for provisional cast on, US size 6 (4.0 mm) straight or 12” circular needles, US size 7 (4.5 mm) 24” circular needles, US size 8 (5.0 mm) 24” circular needles or different size to obtain gauge
Notions: Markers (2 in color A, 4 in color B), stitch holders, waste yarn for provisional cast on, tapestry needle

Abbreviations

M/sm/rm: Marker, slip marker, remove marker
M1L/m1PL: Make one left: pick up the bar between the sts from front to back with the left needle, and knit/purl this bar through the back loop
M1R/m1PR: Make one right: pick up the bar between the sts from back to front with the left needle, and knit/purl it through the front loop
MA/mB: Marker in color A, marker in color B
Puk: Pick up and knit 

Special Stitches

Left Collar Chart Written Directions

Row 1 (WS): Yo, p, k3, ssk, p5, k3. (14 sts)
Row 2 and all even rows to 24 (RS): P stitches that present as purls, k stitches that present as knits, k the yos.
Row 3: P1, yo, p1, k3, ssk, p4, k3.
Row 5: P2, yo, p1, k3, ssk, p3, k3.
Row 7: P3, yo, p1, k3, ssk, p2, k3.
Row 9: P4, yo, p1, k3, ssk, p1, k3.
Row 11: P5, yo, p1, k3, ssk, k3.
Row 13: Ssk, p5, k3, yo, p1, k3.
Row 15: Ssk, p4, k3, p1, yo, p1, k3.
Row 17: Ssk, p3, k3, p2, yo, p1, k3.
Row 19: Ssk, p2, k3, p3, yo, p1, k3.
Row 21: Ssk, p1, k3, p4, yo, p1, k3.
Row 23: Ssk, k3, p5, yo, p1, k3.

Right Collar Chart Written Directions

Row 1 (WS): K3, p5, k2tog, k3, p, yo. (14 sts)
Row 2 and all even rows to 24 (right side): P stitches that present as purls, k stitches that present as knits, k the yos.
Row 3: K3, p4, k2tog, k3, p1, yo, p1.
Row 5: K3, p3, k2tog, k3, p1, yo, p2.
Row 7: K3, p2, k2tog, k3, p1, yo, p3.
Row 9: K3, p1, k2tog, k3, p1, yo, p4.
Row 11: K3, k2tog, k3, p1, yo, p5.
Row 13: K3, p1, yo, k3, p5, k2tog.
Row 15: K3, p1, yo, p1, k3, p4, k2tog.
Row 17: K3, p1, yo, p2, k3, p3, k2tog.
Row 19: K3, p1, yo, p3, k3, p2, k2tog.
Row 21: K3, p1, yo, p4, k3, p1, k2tog.
Row 23: K3, p1, yo, p5, k3, k2tog.
Read charts from bottom up, all right side rows from right to left, all wrong side rows from left to right.

Pattern

Right Collar

With crochet hook and waste yarn, provisionally CO 32 sts on smaller needle.
Next Row (RS): P4, *p4, k7, p3 rep from * once more.
Row 1 (WS): Work Right Collar Chart twice, k4.
Row 2 (RS): P4, work Right Collar Chart twice.
Work these last 2 rows for approx. 4.25 (5, 5.5, 6, 6.25)” from provisional CO edge, ending with Row 9 (13, 15, 17, 21) of Right Collar Chart.
Break yarn and put all right collar sts onto waste yarn or holders.

Left Collar

Carefully remove provisional CO and place all sts on smaller needle.
Row 1 (WS): K4, work Left Collar Chart twice.
Row 2 (RS): Work Left Collar Chart twice, p4.
Work these last 2 rows for approx. 4.25 (5, 5.5, 6, 6.25)” from provisional CO edge, ending with Row 9 (13, 15, 17, 21) of Left Collar Chart.

Yoke

Switch to US 7 needle.
Please note, in the following section marker B marks the raglan increases, marker A the chart repeats.
Next row (RS): Work Left Collar Chart Row 10 (14, 16, 18, 22) twice, pmA, p4, rotate work 90 degrees clockwise and puk 1 st (left front) along the collar edge, pmB, puk 6 (8, 8, 8, 10) sts (left sleeve), pmB, puk 51 (55, 59, 61, 63) sts (back), pmB, puk 6 (8, 8, 8, 10) sts (right sleeve), pmB, puk 1 st (right front), place the right collar sts from holders to smaller needle, p4, pmA, work Right Collar Chart Row 10 (14, 16, 18, 22) twice. (129 (137, 141, 143, 149) total sts)
Switch to larger needle.
Row 1 (WS): Work the Right Collar Chart according to the lace pattern twice, smA, *k to 1 st before mB, m1R, p1, smB, p1, m1L rep from * 3 more times, k to ma, smA, work Left Collar Chart acc to the lace pattern twice.
Row 2 (RS): Work Left Collar Chart twice, smA, * p to 1 st before mb, k1, smB, k1, m1PL, p to 1 st before mB, m1PR, k1, smB, k1  rep from * once more, p to ma, work Right Collar Chart twice.
Work these last 2 rows twice more. (165 (173, 177, 179, 185) total sts; 36 sts each front; 18 (20, 20, 20, 22) sts each sleeve; 57 (61, 65, 67, 69) back sts)
Row 3 (WS): As Row 1.
Row 4 (RS): Work Left Collar Chart twice, smA, * p to 1 st before mB, k1, smB, k1 rep from * 3 more times, p to mA, smA, work Right Collar Chart twice.
Work these last 2 rows 8 (12, 14, 17, 21) more times. (237 (277, 297, 323, 361) total sts; 45 (49, 51, 54, 58) sts each front; 36 (46, 50, 56, 66) sts each sleeve; 75 (87, 95, 103, 113) back sts)
Row 5 (WS): Work Right Collar Chart twice, smA, *k to 1 st before mB, m1R, p1, smB, p1, m1L, k1, m1L, k to 2 sts before next mB, m1R, k1, m1R, p1, smB, p1, m1L rep from * once more, k to mA, smA, work Left Collar Chart twice.
Row 6 (RS): As Row 4.
Work these last 2 rows 2 (1, 1, 1, 1) more time(s). (267 (297, 317, 343, 381) total sts)
If necessary, work as established, without increasing until the armhole depth measures approx. 6.25 (7, 8, 9, 10)” along back raglan line, ending with a right side row.
Next row (WS): Work Right Collar Chart twice, smA, k to 1 st before mB, m1R, p1, rmB,  place all sleeve sts onto waste yarn or stitch holders, rmB, CO 3 (3, 4, 4, 4) sts, pmB, CO 3 (3, 4, 5, 5) sts, p1, k to next mB, rmB, place all sleeve sts onto waste yarn or stitch holders, rmB, CO 3 (3, 4, 5, 5) sts, pmB, CO 3 (3, 4, 4, 4) sts, p1, m1L, k to mA, smA, work Left Collar Chart twice. (191 (207, 223, 239, 257) total sts)

Body

Row 1 (RS): Work Left Collar Chart twice, smA, p to next mA, smA, work Right Collar Chart twice.
Row 2 (WS): Work Right Collar Chart twice, smA, k to next mA, smA, work Left Collar Chart twice.
Work these 2 rows for approx. 2.5” from underarm, ending with a right side row.

Decrease for Waist

Row 3 (WS): Work Right Collar Chart twice, smA, k1, m1L, * k to 3 sts before mB, k2tog, k1, smB, k1, ssk rep from * once more, k to 1 st before mA, m1R, k1, smA, work Left Collar Chart twice. 2 sts decreased.
Row 4 and 6 (RS): As Row 1.
Row 5 (WS): As Row 2.
Work these last 4 rows 3 more times. (183 (199, 215, 221, 249) total sts)
Row 7 (WS):  Work Right Collar Chart twice, smA, k1, m1L, k to mB, smB, k1, ssk, k to 3 sts before next mB, k2tog, k1, smB, k to 1 st before mA, m1R, k1, smA, work Left Collar Chart twice.
Row 8 and 10 (RS): As Row 1.
Row 9 (WS): As Row 2.
Work these last 4 rows until piece measures approx. 10” from underarm. End with Row 10.

Increase for Hips

Row 11 (WS): Work Right Collar Chart twice, smA, k1, m1L, k to mB, smB, k1, m1L, k to 1 st before next mB, m1R, k1, smB, k to 1 st before mA, m1R, k1, smA, work Left Collar Chart twice. (4 sts increased)
Row 12 and 14 (RS): As Row 1.
Row 13 (WS): As Row 2.
Work these last 4 rows 3 more times. (199 (215, 231, 247, 265) total sts)
Row 15 (WS): Work Right Collar Chart twice, smA, k1, m1L, k to 3 sts before mB, k2tog, k1, smB, k to next mB, smB, k1, ssk, k to 1 st before mA, m1R, k1, smA, work Left Collar Chart twice.
Row 16 and 18 (RS): As Row 1.
Row 17 (WS): As Row 2.
Work these last 4 rows 3 more times.
Row 19 (WS): As Row 2.
Row 20 (RS): As Row 1.
Work these last 2 rows until piece measures approx. 16” from underarm or to desired length. End with Row 12 or 24 of Collar Chart, removing all markers as you come to them.

Edging

Rows 1, 3 and 5 (WS): P to end.
Rows 2 and 4 (RS): K to end.
Bind off loosely.

Sleeves (Make Two)

With larger needle and right side facing, begin in the middle of underarm CO, puk 4 (4, 5,6, 6) sts, p all sleeve sts from holder, puk 4 (4, 5, 5, 5) sts. Pm and join to work in the round, being careful not to twist sts. (56 (62, 68, 75, 85) total sts)
Next rnd: P3 (3, 4, 5, 5) sts, p2tog, p to 5 (5, 6, 6, 6) sts before m, ssp, p to end. (2 sts decreased)
P 10 rnds.
Next rnd: P1, p2tog, p to 3 sts before m, ssp, p1. (52 (58, 64, 71, 81) total sts)
P 6 rnds or to desired length.
K 4 rnds.
Bind off loosely.

Finishing

Close any underarm holes if necessary and weave in ends. Soak and block to measurements. yarn ball

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