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Everleigh Fisherman’s Rib Sweater

Worked in the round bottom-up and seamless, this is an infinitely versatile piece that can be worn inside out. The two-color simple fisherman’s rib with beautiful raglan shaping makes Everleigh an ideal entry into fisherman’s rib garments.

Time: 106 Hours Project

Skill level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 39.20 (43.30, 47.20, 51.20, 55.30)” to fit bust 32 (36, 40, 44, 48)” to fit bust 7.30″ positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 43.30″

Gauge: 22.5 sts and 49 rnds = 4″ [10 cm] in Fisherman’s Rib, after wet blocking

Materials

Super fine weight yarnYarn: Sheepjes Metropolis (75% extra fine Merino, 25% nylon; 218 yards [200 meters]/50grams): 024 Cota (MC, 4 (5, 5, 6, 6) skeins), 0009 Madrid (CC1, 3 (3, 3, 3, 4) skeins), 032 Abu Dhabi (CC2, 2 skeins), 063 Toronto  (CC3, 2 (2, 3, 3, 3) skeins)

Needles: US size 4 (3.5 mm) 16” [40 cm] and 32” [80 cm] circular needles

Notions: Removable markers, tapestry needle

Abbreviations

k1B – knit 1 below: Insert your right needle as if to knit through the stitch below the first st on the left needle, knit the st and lift st off left needle, letting top st unravel.

p1B – purl 1 below: Insert your right needle as if to purl through the stitch below the first st on the left needle, purl the st and lift st off left needle, letting top st unravel.

LH – left hand

RH – right hand

Special Stitches

1-Color Fisherman’s rib (in the round):

Rnd 1: [K1B, p1] to end.

Rnd 2: [K1, p1B] to end.

Rep Rnds 1-2 for the pattern.

2-Color Fisherman’s rib (in the round):

Rnd 1 (MC): With MC, [k1B, p1] to end.

Rnd 2 (CC): With CC, [k1, p1B] to end.

Rep Rnds 1-2 for the pattern.

Stripe pattern 1:

Work in 2-Color Fisherman’s Rib for 76 rnds with MC and CC1, 60 rnds with MC and CC2, and 37 rnds with MC and CC3, ending with an MC rnd.

Stripe pattern 2:

Work in 2-Color Fisherman’s Rib for 86 rnds with MC and CC1, 60 rnds with MC and CC2, and 37 rnds with MC and CC3, ending with an MC rnd.

Increases

In order to preserve the rib pattern, increases are always done by 2.

On MC rnd: With MC, k1B, but do not drop the st off needle, (yo, k1) in the same st, now drop st off needle. (2 sts increased)

On next CC rnd: With CC, work these 3 sts as k1, p1, k1.

Decreases

In order to preserve the rib pattern, decreases are always done by 2.

On MC rnd:

Lsl Dec (left slanting decrease):

Insert RH needle in the center of next st 1 row below (2 loops on needle), sl 1 st pwise, insert RH needle in the center of next st 1 row below (2 loops on needle), return 4 loops back to LH needle and k4tog, pass MC st from RH needle over. (2 sts decreased)

Rsl Dec (right slanting decrease):

Insert RH needle in the center of next st 1 row below (2 loops on needle), sl 1 st pwise, insert RH needle in the center of next st 1 row below (2 loops on needle), return 5 loops back to LH needle and k5tog. (2 sts decreased)

Pattern Notes

The body and sleeves are worked separately in the round, bottom up to the armholes and then they are joined and the yoke is worked in the round with raglan shaping to the neck.

Fisherman’s Rib is very similar to single rib, but doesn’t have the elasticity of the classical rib and is fluffier. At the beginning, it might be a little messy and confusing, but as you work some rows, the pattern will be visible and will guide you from itself.

In 2-Color Fisherman’s Rib, every rnd must be worked twice to be completed. Every rnd is worked first with one color and then with the second one. The main color forms the “knit” columns on the RS and the secondary color forms the “purl” columns on the RS.

After you have worked one rnd with the main color, bring the yarn to the back of your work and bring the secondary yarn in front of your work.

Pattern

Body

With longer circ needle and CC1, CO 220 (244, 264, 288, 312) sts and join to work in the rnd.

Place a st marker at the end of the rnd to keep track of rnds.

Set-up Rnds: Work 2 rnds in k1, p1 rib.

Cont in 1-Color Fisherman’s Rib pattern for 30 rnds.

Work through Stripe pattern 1.

Shape armholes

Next Rnd (CC): [BO 10 (10, 14, 18, 18) sts, work 100 (112, 118, 126, 138) sts] 2 times.

Cut yarn and place sts on holder.

Sleeve (make 2)

With shorter circ needle and CC1, CO 56 (58, 60, 62, 62) sts and join to work in the rnd.

Place a st marker at the end of the rnd to keep track of rnds.

Set-up Rnds: Work 2 rnds in k1, p1 ribbing.

Cont in 1-Color Fisherman’s Rib pattern for 38 rnds.

Work through Stripe pattern 2 and at the same time shape sleeves.

Note: Always work alternating one inc at the beg of rnd and next inc at the end of rnd.

Inc 2 sts every 12th rnd 11 (9, 0, 0, 0) times, then every 10th rnd 4 (7, 17, 5, 5) times, then every 8th rnd 0 (0, 0, 16, 16) times. (86 (90, 94, 104, 104) sts)

Shape armholes

Next Rnd (CC): BO 7 (5, 7, 9, 9) sts, work 72 (80, 80, 86, 86) sts, BO 7 (5, 7, 9, 9) sts.

Cut yarn and place sts on holder.

Yoke

Return held sts back onto longer circ needle in the following order: 100 (112, 118, 126, 138) back sts, pm, 72 (80, 80, 86, 86) sleeve sts, pm, 100 (112, 118, 126, 138) front sts, pm, 72 (80, 80, 86, 86) sleeve sts, pm. (344 (384, 396, 424, 448) sts)

Shape raglan

Sizes 39.25 (43.25)” Only:

Work 8 rnds even.

Dec Rnd (MC): With MC, [work 3 sts, Lsd, work to last 5 sts before next marker, Rsd, work 2 sts, sl marker] 4 times. (16 sts decreased)

Rep Dec rnd every 5th MC rnd 5 (1) more time(s), then every 4th MC rnd 9 (15) times. (104 (112) sts rem)

Size 47.25)” Only:

Work 6 rnds even.

Dec Rnd 1 (MC): With MC, [work 3 sts, Lsd, work to last 5 sts before next marker, Rsd, work 2 sts, sl marker] 4 times. (16 sts decreased)

Rep Dec rnd 1 every 4th MC rnd 16 more times. (124 sts rem)

Work 7 rnds even.

Dec Rnd 2 (MC): With MC, [work 3 sts, Lsd, work to last 5 sts before next marker, Rsd, work 2 sts, sl marker, work to next marker, sl marker] 2 times. (116 sts rem)

Sizes 51.25 (55.25)” Only:

Work 6 rnds even.

Dec Rnd 1 (MC): With MC, [work 3 sts, Lsd, work to last 5 sts before next marker, Rsd, work 2 sts, sl marker] 4 times. (16 sts decreased)

Rep Dec rnd 1 every 4th Mc rnd 15 (14) more times, then every 3rd MC rnd 2 (3) times. (152 (176) sts rem)

Work 5 rnds even.

Dec Rnd 2 (MC): With MC, [work 3 sts, Lsd, work to last 5 sts before next marker, Rsd, work 2 sts, sl marker, work to next marker, sl marker] 2 times. (8 sts decreased)

Rep Dec rnd 2 every 3rd MC rnd 1 (4) more time(s). (120 sts rem)

All Sizes:

Cont even until yoke measures 8.30 (8.60, 9, 9.50, 9.80)”, total length 24.80 (25.20, 25.60, 26, 26.40)”, ending with a CC rnd. Cut MC and CC3.

Finishing

Neckband

With CC1, work 2 rnds in 1-Color Fisherman’s Rib, then cont with k1, p1 rib until neckband measures 3.5″.

BO all sts in pattern.

Sew BO underarm sts together. Weave in ends.

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