Dockside Sweater

This is a sweater that’s easy to wear and interesting to knit. It’s worked entirely in a simple striped pattern, but the background and the contrasting colors are swapped on the sleeves and on the body, providing an additional level of visual interest.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Finished Bust Size 33 (37.5, 40.25, 43.75, 46.5, 49)” to fit bust 31 (35, 38, 41.5, 45, 47)”. 2” positive ease recommended. Shown in size 37.5”.

Gauge: 26 sts and 37 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking.

Materials

Super fine weight yarnYarn: Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud Fingering (100% Alpaca; 200 yards [183 meters]/50 grams): 26912 Sophia (MC, 4 (4, 5, 5,6, 6) balls), 26903 Frances (CC, 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4) balls)

Needles: US size 3 (3.25 mm) 24”, 32″ circular; US size 3 (3.25 mm) DPNs or 40″ circular for the sleeves;

US size 2.5 (3 mm) 32″ circular for the hem. US size 2.5 (3 mm) DPNs or 40″ circular for the sleeve borders.

Notions: Stitch holders, waste yarn for provisional cast-on, tapestry needle.

Abbreviations

kfb: knit into the front and the back loop of a stitch (1 st increased).

CO: cast on.

MC: main color.

Special Stitches

P2, K2 Rib

Rnd 1: *P2, k2; rep from * to end.

Rep Rnd 1 for patt.

Left Lifted Increase (LLI)

With left needle, lift the stitch below the stitch you just knit, knit it through the front loop (insert needle from right to left).

Right Lifted Increase (RLI) 

With right needle, pull the knit stitch one row below the first stitch on your left needle. Place the stitch on the left needle, knit the stitch and slip it off the needle.

I-Cord

Step 1: Knit the I-cord sts.

Step 2: Do not turn the work, just slip the sts to left needle. The working yarn is at the wrong side of the row.

Step 3: Knit next row, pulling the working yarn up the back of the piece.

Rep Steps 2-3 until specified in patt or desired length reached.

I-Cord BO

Step 1: Knit to 1 st before the end of I-cord sts.

Step 2: Knit the last st from I-cord and the following live st from the body together.

Step 3: Slip the I-cord sts to left needle.

Rep Steps 1-3 until specified in patt.

Tightening I-cord BO

Step 1: Knit to 1 st before the end of I-cord sts.

Step 2: Knit the last st from I-cord and the following live st from the body together (k2tog).

Step 3: Slip the I-cord sts to left needle

Repeat Steps 1-3 once more.

Step 7: Knit to 1 st before the end of I-cord sts.

Step 8: Knit the last st from I-cord and the 2 following live sts from the body together (k3tog).

Step 9: Slip the i-cord sts to left needle.

Rep Steps 1-9 until specified in patt.

Pattern Notes

Sweater has a raglan top-down construction, but it is worked partially in separate pieces because of the different colors to use for the body and the sleeves.

The Back is worked flat down through the armholes with raglan shaping using a 2 CC rows over 8 MC rows pattern.

Stitches for the Sleeves are casted on separately and are worked attached to the Back to the armholes and then in the round using a 2 MC rows over 8 MC rows pattern.

Then the Fronts are worked attached to the front side of the Sleeves in 2 separate pieces until the V-neck shaping is complete in the same 2 CC/8 MC striped pattern of the Back. The Fronts are then joined and worked through the armholes, where they are joined with the Back. The Body is then worked in the round to the hem.

Even if pieces are worked separately, no seaming is needed.

The neck has an I-cord finishing, forming small holes at regular intervals for the i-cord string. Finally, the I-cord string for the neck closing is worked and passed through the holes to form a nice closing.

Pattern

Back

With Provisional CO method and MC, CO 51 (56, 59, 62, 64, 65) sts.

Using MC, work 2 rows in St st.

Note: Work the Back in 8 MC rows/2 CC rows pattern.

Row 1 and all WS rows: With the appropriate color, purl to end.

Inc Row (RS): With the appropriate color, k1, RLI, k to 1 st before end, LLI, k1. (2 sts inc’d; 53 (58, 61, 64, 66, 67) sts)

Rep Inc Row every RS row 2 (8, 10, 16, 23, 23) more times, maintaining the 8 MC rows/2 CC rows striped pattern. (57 (74, 81, 96, 112, 113) sts)

Work Inc Row every other RS row a total of 20 (18, 18, 16, 13, 14) more times, maintaining the 8 MC rows/2 CC rows striped pattern. (97 (110, 117, 128, 138, 141) sts)

Place sts for the Back on a holder or a piece of waste yarn. Break both MC and CC yarn.

You should have worked the 8th (2nd, 6th, 10th, 2nd, 6th) row of the striped pattern.

Right Sleeve

With CC, k1 in the right-side selvedge of Back, using Provisional CO method, CO 7 (7, 7, 9, 9, 12) sts. (8 (8, 8, 10, 10, 13) sts)

Note: Work the Sleeve in 8 CC rows/2 MC rows striped pattern.

Row 1 and all WS rows: With the appropriate color, purl to end.

Row 2: With the appropriate color, k1 from the right-side selvedge of Back, k to 1 st before end, LLI, k1 tbl. (2 sts inc’d; 10 (10, 10, 12, 12, 15) sts)

Repeat last 2 rows 24 (24, 28, 36, 48, 51) more times, maintaining the 8 CC rows/2 MC rows striped pattern. (58 (58, 66, 84, 108, 117) sts)

Sizes 32 (36, 40, 44, -, -) only

Note: Continue increasing every other RS row, maintaining the 8 CC rows/2 MC rows striped pattern.

Row 1 and all WS rows: With the appropriate color, purl to end.

Row 2: With the appropriate color, k1 from the right-side selvedge of Back, ssk, k to 1 st before end, k1 tbl.

Row 4: With the appropriate color, k1 from the right-side selvedge of Back, k to 1 st before end, LLI, k1 tbl. (2 sts inc’d; 60 (60, 68, 86, -, -) sts)

Repeat last 4 rows 8 (9, 8, 5) times, maintaining the 8 CC rows/2 MC rows striped pattern. (76 (78, 84, 96, -, -) sts)

Place sts on a holder or a piece of waste yarn. Break both MC and CC yarns

Left Sleeve

Using Provisional CO method and with CC, CO 7 (7, 7, 9, 9, 12) sts, then k1 in the left side selvedge of Back. (8 (8, 8, 10, 10, 13) sts)

Note: Work the Sleeve in 8 CC rows/2 MC rows pattern.

Row 1 and all WS rows: With the appropriate color, p to 1 st before end, k1 tbl.

Row 2: With the appropriate color, k1, RLI, k to 1 st before end, k1 from the left side selvedge of the back. (2 sts inc’d; 10 (10, 10, 12, 12, 15) sts)

Repeat last 2 rows 24 (24, 28, 36, 48, 51) more times, maintaining the 8 CC rows/2 MC rows striped pattern. (58 (58, 66, 84, 108, 117) sts)

Sizes 32 (36, 40, 44, -, -) only

Note: Continue increasing every other RS row, maintaining the 8 CC rows/2 MC rows striped pattern.

Row 1 and all WS rows: With the appropriate color, p to 1 st before end, k1 tbl.

Row 2: With the appropriate color, k to 2 sts before end, k2tog, k1 from the left side selvedge of Back.

Row 4: With the appropriate color, k1, RLI, k to 1 st before end, k1 from the left side selvedge of Back. (2 sts inc’d; 60 (60, 68, 86, -, -) sts)

Rep last 4 rows 8 (9, 8, 5, -, -) more times, maintaining the 8 CC rows/2 MC rows striped pattern. (76 (78, 84, 96, -, -) sts)

Place sts on a holder or a piece of waste yarn. Break both MC and CC yarns

Left Front

With Provisional CO method and MC, CO 1 st, k1 from the top selvedge (the one on the CO row) of the Left Sleeve. (2 sts)

Note: Work the Left Front in 8 MC rows/2 CC rows pattern.

Sizes 30 (34, 38, 42, -, -) only

Row 1 and all WS rows to the end of the Left Front: With the appropriate color, p to 1 st before end, sl1.

Row 2: With MC, k to end, k1 from the selvedge of the Left Sleeve. (1 st inc’d; 3 (3, 3, 3, -, -) sts)

All Sizes

Note: Increase 1 st every RS Row on the Sleeve side, and 1 st every other RS row on the Neck side, maintaining the 8 MC/2 CC striped pattern.

Row 1 and all WS rows: With the appropriate color, p to 1 st before end, sl1.

Row 2: With the appropriate color, k to end, k1 from the selvedge of the Left Sleeve. (1 st inc’d; 4 (4, 4, 4, 3, 3) sts)

Row 4: With the appropriate color, k1, RLI, k to end, k1 from the selvedge of the Left Sleeve. (2 sts inc’d; 6 (6, 6, 6, 5, 5) sts)

Rep last 4 rows 1 (4, 5, 8, 10, 11) more times, maintaining the 8 MC rows/2 CC rows striped pattern. (9 (18, 21, 30, 35, 38) sts)

Sizes 30 (34, 38, 42, -, -) only

Note: Increase 1 st every other RS Row on the Sleeve side and on the Neck side, maintaining the 8 MC/2 CC striped pattern.

Row 1 and all WS rows: With the appropriate color, p to 1 st before end, sl1.

Row 2: With the appropriate color, k to 2 sts before end, k2tog, k to end, k1 from the selvedge of the Left Sleeve.

Row 4: With the appropriate color, k1, RLI, k to end, k1 from the selvedge of the Left Sleeve. (2 sts inc’d; 11 (20, 23, 32, -, -) sts)

Rep last 4 rows 7 (4, 3, 0, -, -) more times, maintaining the 8 MC rows/2 CC rows striped pattern. (25 (28, 29, 32, -, -) sts)

All Sizes

Note: Increase 1 st every RS Row on the Neck side, and 1 st every other RS row on the Sleeve side, maintaining the 8 MC rows/2 CC rows striped pattern.

Row 1 and all WS rows: With the appropriate color, p to 1 st before end, sl1.

Row 2: With the appropriate color, k1, RLI, k to 2 sts before end, k2tog, k to end, k1 from the selvedge of the Left Sleeve. (1 st inc’d)

Row 4: With the appropriate color, k1, RLI, k to end, k1 from the selvedge of the Left Sleeve. (2 sts inc’d; 28 (31, 32, 35, 38, 41) sts)

Rep last 4 rows 6 (7, 8, 8, 8, 8) more times.

Rep Rows 1-2, 0 (0, 0, 2, 2, 2) more times, maintaining the 8 MC rows/2 CC rows striped pattern. (46 (52, 56, 61, 64, 67) sts)

Purl to end, place sts on a st holder or a piece of waste yarn. Break both MC and CC yarns.

Right Front

With MC, k1 from the top selvedge (the one on the CO row) of the Right Sleeve, using Provisional CO method, CO 1 st. (2 sts)

Note: Work the Right Front in 8 MC rows/2 CC rows pattern.

Sizes 30 (34, 38, 42, -, -) only

Row 1: With MC, sl1, p to end.

Row 2: With MC, k1 from the selvedge of Right Sleeve, k to 1 st before end, k1 tbl. (1 st inc’d;

3 (3, 3, 3, -, -) sts)

All Sizes

Note: Increase 1 st every RS Row on the Sleeve side, and 1 st every other RS row on the Neck side, maintaining the 8 MC rows/2 CC rows striped pattern.

Row 1 and all WS Rows: With the appropriate color, sl1, p to 1 st before end.

Row 2: With the appropriate color, k1 from the selvedge of the Right Sleeve, k to 1 st before end, k1 tbl. (1 st inc’d)

Row 4: With the appropriate color, k1 from the selvedge of the Right Sleeve, k to 1 st before end, LLI, k1 tbl. (2 sts inc’d; 6 (6, 6, 6, 5, 5) sts)

Rep last 4 rows 1 (4, 5, 8, 10, 11) more times, maintaining the 8 MC rows/2 CC rows striped pattern. (9 (18, 21, 30, 35, 38) sts)

Sizes 30 (34, 38, 42, -, -) only

Note: Increase 1 st every other RS Row on the Sleeve side and on the Neck side, maintaining the 8 MC rows/2 CC rows striped pattern.

Row 1 and all WS Rows: With the appropriate color, sl1, p to 1 st before end.

Row 2: With the appropriate color, k1 from the selvedge of the Right Sleeve, ssk, k to 1 st before end, k1 tbl.

Row 4: With the appropriate color, k1 from the selvedge of the Right Sleeve, k to 1 st before end, LLI, k1 tbl. (2 sts inc’d; 11 (20, 23, 32, -, -) sts)

Rep last 4 rows 7 (4, 3, 0, -, -) more times, maintaining the 8 MC rows/2 CC rows striped pattern. (25 (28, 29, 32, -, -) sts)

All Sizes

Note: Increase 1 st every RS Row on the Neck side, and 1 st every other RS row on the Sleeve side, maintaining the 8 MC rows/2 CC rows striped pattern.

Row 1 and all WS Rows: With the appropriate color, sl1, p to 1 st before end.

Row 2: With the appropriate color, k1 from the selvedge of the Right Sleeve, ssk, k to 1 st before end, LLI, k1 tbl. (1 st inc’d)

Row 4: With the appropriate color, k1 from the selvedge of the right sleeve, k to 1 st before end, LLI, k1 tbl. (2 sts inc’d; 28 (31, 32, 35, 38, 41) sts)

Rep last 4 rows 6 (7, 8, 8, 8, 8) more times.

Rep Rows 1-2, 0 (0, 0, 2, 2, 2) more times, maintaining the 8 MC rows/2 CC rows striped pattern. (46 (52, 56, 61, 64, 67) sts)

Purl to end. Do not break yarn.

Join to work Fronts together

Row 1: Using the appropriate color for the striped pattern, k1 from the selvedge of the Right Sleeve, ssk, k to end of the Right Front sts, CO 2 sts using Provisional CO method, place Left Front sts from holder to needle, k to 2 sts before end, k2tog, k1 from the selvedge of the Left Sleeve. (2 st inc’d; 92 (104, 112, 122, 130, 136) sts)

Note: Increase 1 st every other RS row on the both the sides of the Front, maintaining the 8 MC rows/2 CC rows striped pattern.

Row 1 and all WS Rows: With the appropriate color, p to end.

Row 2: With the appropriate color, k1 from the selvedge of the Right Sleeve, ssk, k to 2 sts before end, k2tog, k1 from the selvedge of the Left Sleeve.

Row 4: With the appropriate color, k1 from the selvedge of the Right Sleeve, k to end, k1 from the selvedge of the Left Sleeve. (2 sts inc’d; 94 (106, 114, 124, 132, 138) sts)

Rep last 4 rows 1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2) more time(s), maintaining the 8 MC rows/2 CC rows striped pattern. (96 (110, 118, 128, 136, 142) sts)

For Size 44 only

Work last 4 rows once more. (98 (112, 120, 130) sts)

Join to work in the round

Setup Row (WS): With the appropriate color, purl to end, using Provisional CO method, CO 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6) sts.

Setup Rnd: With the appropriate color, k to end of Front sts, using Provisional CO method, CO 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 7) sts, pm, CO 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6) sts, place Back sts from holder to needle, k to end, CO 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 7) sts, pm to mark the beg of rnd.

Body

Note: Work Body in the rnd maintaining the 8 MC rnds/2 CC rnds striped pattern.

Body Rnd: *With the appropriate color, p1, k to m, sm; rep from * one more time.

Rep Body Rnd 111 (117, 123, 129, 137, 133) more times.

The piece should meas 12 (12.5, 13.25, 13.75, 14.75, 14.25)” / [30.5 (32, 33.5, 35, 37.5, 36) cm] from underarms.

You should have worked the CC rnds and be on the first MC rnd of the pattern. If not, or if you want a longer sweater, continue in pattern until the CC rnds have been worked.

Hem

Change to smaller needles.

Rnd 1: With MC, *p1, k to m, sm; rep from * once more.

Rnds 2-8: With MC, work in P2, K2 Rib to end.

Rnd 9: With CC, *p1, k to m, sm; rep from * once more.

Rnd 10: With CC, work in P2, K2 Rib to end.

Break CC yarn.

Rnd 11: With MC, *p1, k to m, sm; rep from * once more.

Rnds 12-14: With MC, work in P2, K2 Rib to end.

BO all sts. Break yarn.

Sleeves (make 2)

Unravel 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6) sts from the Provisional CO for underarms and place on needle, place the 76 (78, 84, 96, 110, 117) Sleeve sts back on needle from holder, unravel the remaining 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 7) sts from the Provisional CO for underarm and place on needle.

Pm and join to work in the rnd. (83 (86, 93, 106, 120, 130) sts)

Cont working on the Sleeve following the 8 CC rnds/2 MC rnds striped pattern.

Sleeve Rnd: With the appropriate color, p1, k to end.

Work 15 (6, 9, 13, 11, 13) more rnds even in St st.

Dec Rnd: With the appropriate color, p1, k2tog, k to 2 sts before m, ssk. (2 sts dec’d; 81 (84, 91, 104, 118, 128) sts)

Sizes 32 (36, 52) only

Work 1 Dec Rnd every 6 (7, 4) Sleeve Rnds 18 (18, 34) more times, maintaining the 8 CC rnds/2 MC rnds striped pattern. (45 (48, 60) sts)

Sizes 40 (44, 48) only

*Work 5 (4, 3) Sleeve Rnds, work 1 Decrease Rnd, work 6 (5, 4) Sleeve Rnds, work 1 Decrease Rnd, maintaining the 8 CC rnds/2 MC rnds striped pattern; rep from * 9 (11, 14) more times. (51, (56, 58) sts)

All Sizes

Work 14 (6, 8, 12, 10, 12) Sleeve Rnds, until the MC rnds have been worked.

Sleeve Border

Change to smaller needles.

Rnd 1: With CC, p1, k to end.

Rnds 2-8: With CC, work in P2, K2 Rib to end.

Rnd 9: With MC, p1, k to end.

Rnd 10: With MC, work in P2, K2 Rib to end.

Rnds 11-20: Rep Rnds 1-10.

Break MC yarn.

Rnd 21: With CC, p1, k to end.

Rnds 22-24: With MC, work in P2, K2 Rib to end.

BO all sts.

Neck Border

Unravel the 2 sts of the neck opening that were casted on when joining the two Fronts and place on needle.

Row 1: With CC, kfb, sl1, pass through both the legs of the first selvedge stitch on the Right Front with right needle, pick up a loop of yarn and slip it to left needle. Slip the previously slipped i-cord st back to left needle and k2tog. Slide sts to the other side of the needle.

Row 2: With CC, k2, sl1, pass through the front leg of the following selvedge stitch with right needle, pick up a loop of yarn and slip it to left needle. Slip the previously slipped i-cord st back to left needle and k2tog. Slide sts to the other side of the needle.

Row 3: With CC, k2, sl1, pass through the front leg of the same selvedge stitch as Row 2 with right needle, pick up a loop of yarn and slip it to left needle. Slip the previously slipped i-cord st back to left needle and k2tog. Slide sts to the other side of the needle.

Row 4: With CC, k2, sl1, pass through both the legs of the following selvedge stitch with right needle, pick up a loop of yarn and slip it to left needle. Slip the previously slipped i-cord st back to left needle and k2tog. Slide sts to the other side of the needle.

Rows 5-6: Rep Rows 2-3.

Row 6: With CC, k3, slide sts to the other side of the needle. (Normal i-cord row)

Rows 7-8: Rep Row 6. These Rows form the hole for the tying string.

Row 9: With CC, k2, sl1, pass through both the legs of the 2nd selvedge stitch after the one worked in Row 6 with right needle, pick up a loop of yarn and slip it to left needle. Slip the previously slipped i-cord st back to left needle and k2tog. Slide sts to the other side of the needle.

Work Rows 2-9, 3 more times (4 holes), then rep Rows 2-4 to the end of the Right Front selvedge sts.

Unravel the 7 (7, 7, 9, 9, 12) sts of the Provisional CO of the Right Sleeve and place on left needle. With CC, work an I-Cord BO on the Sleeve sts.

Unravel the 51 (56, 59, 62, 64, 65) sts of the Provisional CO of the Back and place sts on left needle. Work a Tightening I-cord BO on the Back sts.

Unravel the 7 (7, 7, 9, 9, 12) sts of the Provisional CO of the Left Sleeve and place on left needle. With CC, work an I-Cord BO on the Sleeve sts.

Left Front

Row 1: With CC, k2, sl1, pass through both the legs of the following selvedge stitch with right needle, pick up a loop of yarn and slip it to left needle. Slip the previously slipped i-cord st back to left needle and k2tog. Slide sts to the other side of the needle.

Row 2: With CC, k2, sl1, pass through the front leg of the following selvedge stitch with right needle, pick up a loop of yarn and slip it to left needle. Slip the previously slipped i-cord st back to left needle and k2tog. Slide sts to the other side of the needle.

Row 3: With CC, k2, sl1, pass through the front leg of the same selvedge stitch as Row 2 with right needle, pick up a loop of yarn and slip it to left needle. Slip the previously slipped i-cord st back to left needle and k2tog. Slide sts to the other side of the needle.

Rep Rows 1-3 until 20 selvedge sts remain to the center of the neck, then start working the holes.

Right Front

Row 1: With CC, k3, slide sts to the other side of the needle. (Normal i-cord row)

Rows 2-3: Rep Row 1. These Rows form the hole for the tying string.

Row 4: With CC, k2, sl1, pass through both the legs of the following selvedge stitch with right needle, pick up a loop of yarn and slip it to left needle. Slip the previously slipped i-cord st back to left needle and k2tog. Slide sts to the other side of the needle.

Row 5: With CC, k2, sl1, pass through the front leg of the following selvedge stitch with right needle, pick up a loop of yarn and slip it to left needle. Slip the previously slipped i-cord st back to left needle and k2tog. Slide sts to the other side of the needle.

Row 6: With CC, k2, sl1, pass through the front leg of the same selvedge stitch as Row 2 with right needle, pick up a loop of yarn and slip it to left needle. Slip the previously slipped i-cord st back to left needle and k2tog. Slide sts to the other side of the needle.

Rows 7-9: Rep Rows 4-6.

Work Rows 1-9, 3 more times.

Sew the live i-cord sts to the side of the i-cord beg.

I-Cord String

Work a 53″ / [135 cm] long i-cord and pass it through the i-cord holes on the fronts as if you were stringing a shoe.

Finishing

Weave in ends.

Wash the piece and let it dry flat.

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