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Ella Pullover

Ella is a sweet pullover with intricate hem and sleeve details. The body is worked in the round from the bottom up until after the waistband, where it is split and worked back and forth. Sleeves are worked in the round, from the bottom up.

Time: 60 Hour Project

Skill Level: Advanced

Size: Finished Bust Size 30.25 (33.75, 38.25, 41.75, 46.25)(49.75, 54.25, 57.75, 62.25)” to fit 28 (32, 36, 40, 42){48, 52, 56, 60}”

1-2” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 33.75”

Gauge: 26 sts and 38 rnds = 4” [10 cm] in St st

Lace Panel = 3.25” wide

Materials

Super fine weight yarnYarn: Yarnslayer Fibers Merino Melee Fingering (85% superwash Merino wool, 15% nylon; 437 yards [400 meters]/100 grams): OD4 (3 (3, 4, 4, 4)(5, 5, 6, 6) skeins)

Needles: US 3 (3.5 mm) 24-60”, 16” circulars and DPNs

Notions: Seven 5/8” button, removable stitch markers, tapestry needle

Abbreviations

W&TWrap and turn. RS: With yarn in back, slip next st to right-hand needle, bring yarn to front, slip st back to left-hand needle, turn piece to cont working in the other direction for next row; WS: With yarn in front, slip next st to right-hand needle, bring yarn to back, slip st back to left-hand needle, turn piece to cont working in the other direction for next row.

Special Stitches

Left lifted increase (LLI): Insert your left needle from back to front underneath stitch two stitches below the next stitch on the right needle. Knit this stitch through the back loop, and slip it off the needle.

Right lifted increase (RLI): Use your right needle to pull the knit stitch one row below the first stitch on your right needle, then place the stitch on the left needle, taking care to ensure it doesn’t slip over the stitch next to it. Then knit the stitch and slip it off the needle.

Pattern Notes

Body and sleeves begin with working a lace panel sideways to form a ring. Then stitches are picked up along the lace panel to work the piece in the round from the bottom up.

Pattern

Body Lace Panel

Using a provisional cast-on, CO 27 sts.

Setup Row (WS): Purl.

Rows 1-14: Work Rows 1-14 of Lace Chart.

Rep Rows 1-14 until piece measures 32 (36.25, 40, 44.25, 48)(53.5, 56, 59.75, 64)”, ending with Row 7 or 14.

Place provisional CO sts onto 2nd needle. Holding WS tog, use Kitchener Stitch to connect ends to form a ring, being careful not to twist work.

Sleeve Lace Panels

Using a provisional cast-on, CO 27 sts.

Setup Row (WS): Purl.

Rows 1-14: Work Rows 1-14 of Lace Chart.

Rep Rows 1-14 until piece measures 9.5 (10.25, 10.25, 10.25, 11)(11, 11, 11.75, 11.75)”, ending with Row 7 or 14.

Place provisional CO sts onto 2nd needle. Holding WS tog, use Kitchener Stitch to connect ends to form a ring, being careful not to twist work.

Body

Starting at Kitchener Join, with RS facing, pick up 208 (236, 260, 288, 312)(348, 364, 388, 416) sts along the top edge of Body Lace Panel, pm for beg of rnd. Pm after 104 (118, 130, 144, 156)(174, 182, 194, 208) sts to mark side “seam”.

In St st, work Dec Rnd every 6 (6, 5, 6, 6)(5, 6, 7, 7) rnds 6 (3, 10, 2, 4)(10, 10, 8, 4) times, then every 5 (5, 0, 5, 5)(4, 0, 6, 6) rnds 2 (6, 0, 8, 6)(2, 0, 1, 6) time(s). (176 (200, 220, 248, 272)(300, 324, 352, 376) sts rem)

Dec Rnd: [K2tog, knit to last 2 sts before next marker, ssk] 2 times. (4 sts decreased)

Knit 19 rows even.

Inc Rnd: [RLI, knit to next marker, LLI] 2 times. ­(4 sts increased)

Cont in St st and work Inc Rnd every 9 (9, 7, 8, 7)(9, 8, 10, 9) rnds 4 (2, 6, 2, 2)(2, 3, 4, 6) more times, then every 0 (10, 0, 9, 8)(10, 9, 11, 0) rnds 0 (2, 0, 3, 4)(3, 3, 1, 0) time(s). (196 (220, 248, 272, 300)(324, 352, 376, 404) sts)

Cont in St st until piece measures 11.75 (12.25, 12.75, 13, 13.5)(14.25, 14.75, 15.25, 13.5)” from pick up.

Bind off for underarm:

Next Rnd (bind off): [Knit to last 7 (10, 11, 12, 12)(12, 12, 13, 13) sts before next marker, BO 14 (20, 22, 24, 24){24, 24, 26, 26} sts] 2 times. (84 (90, 102, 112, 126)(138, 152, 162, 176) sts rem for Front and Back)

Front

Row 1 (RS): P1, knit to last st, p1.

Row 2: K1, purl to last st, k1.

Row 3: P1, k2tog, knit to last 3 sts, ssk, p1. (2 sts decreased)

Rep last 2 rows 2 (3, 4, 5, 11)(16, 23, 26, 33) more times. (78 (82, 92, 100, 102)(104, 104, 108, 108) sts rem)

Cont even in St st until piece measures 6.25 (6.75, 7.25, 7.75, 8.25)(8.25, 9.25, 9.75, 10.25)” from underarm BO.

Shape shoulders:

Rows 1- 2: Work in patt to last 2 (3, 5, 6, 7)(7, 6, 7, 7) sts, W&T.

Rows 3-4: Work in patt to last 5 (6, 10, 13, 14)(14, 13, 14, 13) sts, W&T.

Rows 5-6: Work in patt to end of row, working wrapped st tog with its wrap.

Place sts on holder.

Right Back

Attach yarn to RS of work. Pm after 46 (49, 55, 60, 67)(73, 80, 85, 92) sts.

Row 1 (RS): P1, knit to marker, place rem sts on holder for Left Back. (46 (49, 55, 60, 67)(73, 80, 85, 92) Right Back sts)

Row 2: K2, purl to last st, k1.

Row 3: P1, k2tog, knit to end of row. (1 st decreased at armhole edge)

Rep last 2 rows 2 (3, 4, 5, 11)(16, 23, 26, 33) more times. (43 (45, 50, 54, 55)(56, 56, 58, 58) sts rem)

Cont even in St st until piece measures 6.25 (6.75, 7.25, 7.75, 8.25)(8.25, 9.25, 9.75, 10.25)” from underarm BO, ending with a RS row at the neck edge.

Shape shoulders:

Row 1 (WS): Work in patt to last 2 (3, 5, 6, 7)(7, 6, 7, 7) sts, W&T.

Row 2: Work in patt to end of row.

Rows 3: Work in patt to last 5 (6, 10, 13, 14)(14, 13, 14, 13) sts, W&T.

Row 4: Work in patt to end of row, working wrapped st tog with its wrap.

Place sts on holder.

Left Back

Place held sts back on needles.

Row 1 (RS): With RS facing, CO 8 sts for underflap, knit to last st, p1. (46 (49, 55, 60, 67)(73, 80, 85, 92) sts)

Row 2: K1, purl to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 3: P1, knit to last 3 sts, ssk, p1. (1 st decreased at armhole edge)

Rep last 2 rows 2 (3, 4, 5, 11)(16, 23, 26, 33) more times. (43 (45, 50, 54, 55)(56, 56, 58, 58) sts rem)

Cont even in St st until piece measures 6.25 (6.75, 7.25, 7.75, 8.25)(8.25, 9.25, 9.75, 10.25)” from underarm BO, ending with a WS row at the neck edge.

Shape shoulders:

Row 1 (RS): Work in patt to last 2 (3, 5, 6, 7)(7, 6, 7, 7) sts, W&T.

Row 2: Work in patt to end of row.

Rows 3: Work in patt to last 5 (6, 10, 13, 14)(14, 13, 14, 13) sts, W&T.

Row 5: Work in patt to end of row, working wrapped st tog with its wrap.

Place sts on holder.

Sleeves

With RS facing, pick up 62 (66, 66, 66, 72)(72, 72, 76, 76) sts along top edge of Sleeve Lace Panel. Pm for beg of rnd.

In St st, work Inc Rnd every 6 (6, 6, 6, 4)(2, 2, 2, 2) rnds 4 (2, 10, 15, 9)(1, 13, 15, 15) time(s), then every 8 (8, 8, 0, 6)(4, 4, 4, 4) rnds 7 (9, 3, 0, 9)(23, 17, 17, 17) times. (84 (88, 92, 96, 108)(120, 132, 140, 140) sts)

Inc Rnd: RLI, knit to end, LLI. ­(2 sts increased)

Cont even in St st until piece measures 12.25 (12.75, 12.75, 13, 13)(13.25, 13.25, 13.75, 13.75)” from pick up.

BO for sleeve cap:

Next Rnd (bind off): Knit to last 7 (10, 11, 12, 12)(12, 12, 13, 13) sts, BO 14 (20, 22, 24, 24){24, 24, 26, 26} sts. (70 (68, 70, 72, 84)(96, 108, 114, 114) sts rem)

Shape sleeve cap:

Row 1 (RS): P1, knit to last st, p1.

Row 2: K1, purl to last st, k1.

Dec Row (RS): P1, k2tog, knit to last 3 sts, ssk, p1. (2 sts decreased)

Cont in St st and work Dec Row every 2 rnds 8 (6, 8, 6, 7)(11, 12, 13, 12) times, then every 4 rnds 5 (9, 8, 11, 11)(7, 8, 9, 11) times, then every 2 rnds 7 (4, 6, 4, 6)(10, 11, 11, 10) times. (28 (28, 24, 28, 34)(38, 44, 46, 46) sts rem)

BO 9 (9, 8, 9, 11)(13, 15, 15, 15) sts at the beg of the next 2 rows. (10 (10, 8, 10, 12)(12, 14, 16, 16) sts rem)

BO rem 10 (10, 8, 10, 12)(12, 14, 16, 16) sts.

Finishing

Neck Edging:

Place Front and Back sts back on needles.

With RS held tog, use 3-needle BO to join first 5 (6, 10, 13, 14)(14, 13, 14, 13) sts from armhole edge for both shoulders.

Gently sew bottom of underflap of Left Back behind Right Back.

Attach yarn to WS of neckline at Right Back.

Row 1 (WS): Knit across Right Back sts, knit across Front sts, knit across Left Back sts. (144 (148, 152, 156, 156)(160, 164, 168, 172) sts)

Row 2: Knit.

BO all sts.

Set in sleeves. Attach buttons evenly spaced on top of the Right Back placket, sewing through both thicknesses. Weave in ends. Block to measureme

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