Fan Favorite Knit Sweater Pattern

Inspired by vintage designs, this knitting pattern is chic and preppy.

Sporty stripes accentuate the timeless appeal of this sweater. It’s sure to become a fan favorite; you can chalk up its flattering V-neck and overall shape as a big win for this season’s wardrobe.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 31 (35, 39, 43, 47, 51)” to fit bust 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50)”.

1-1½” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 35”.

Gauge: 19.5 sts and 31.5 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking.

Materials

Yarn: BC Garn Semilla (100% Organic Wool; 176 yards [161 meters]/50 grams): ob133 (MC), 7 (7, 8, 9, 10) balls; Katia Merino 100% (100% Virgin Wool, 111 yards [102 meters]/50 grams): 3 (CC), 1 (1, 1, 1, 2) balls.

Needles: US size 5 (3.75 mm): 24”, 32″ circular, DPNs or 40″ circular for Sleeves; US size 4 (3.5 mm): 24”, 32″ circular, DPNs or 40″ circular for Borders

Notions: Markers; removable markers; stitch holders; waste yarn for Provisional Cast-on; tapestry needle.

Abbreviations

beg: begin(ning).

k: knit.

k2tog: knit 2 sts together.

kb: knit and bead.

CO: cast on.

LLI: left leaning increase

MC: main color.

p: purl.

prm: place removable marker.

RLI: right leaning increase

RS: right side.

sl: slip stitch (purlwise unless told otherwise).

ssk: slip, slip, knit.

st(s): stitch(es).

tbl: through back loop.

WS: wrong side.

yo: yarn over.

Cdd: center double decrease

Pattern Notes

Strisce is worked from the top down in different pieces joined while working, as follows:

The Back is cast on with MC, shaped with short rows and worked down through the armholes. Then the shapings for the diagonal lines are started and the piece is worked down to the hips.

The Front Shoulders are picked up from the back and worked separately until the v-neck shaping is complete. The Fronts are then joined and worked through the armholes, where the body is shaped with increases and decreases to accomodate the diagonal lines.

Stitches are then picked up separately from the shaped edges of each side and diagonal lines are worked perpendicularly in Garter Stitch.

Finally underarm stitches are cast on and each side is worked separately, attaching it to the live stitches of the diagonal stripes.

Several steps are involved in the process, but no seaming is needed.

Sleeves are picked up, shaped with short rows and worked in the round.

Finally, the collar is picked up and worked in K2, P2 Rib.

Pattern

Back

Using the Provisional CO method and MC, CO 66 (70, 74, 78, 86, 90) sts.

and work 2 rows in St st.

Shoulder Shaping

Set-up Row 1 (RS): K22 (23, 25, 26, 29, 30), pm, k22 (24, 24, 26, 28, 30), pm, W&T.

Set-up Row 2 (WS): P to m, W&T.

Row 1 (RS): K to 3 sts pass wrap, W&T.

Row 2 (WS): P to 3 sts pass wrap, W&T.

Rep Rows 1-2, 4 (5, 4, 5, 5, 6) more times.

Work 44 (42, 46, 44, 48, 48) rows in St st or until piece meas 6¾ (6½, 7, 7, 7½, 7¾) / [17 (16.5, 17.5, 17, 19, 19) cm] from center Back.

Underarm Increase

Next Row (RS): Sl1 wyif, RLI, k to 1 st before end, LLI, k1tbl – 2 sts inc’d.

Rep last row every RS row 2 (4, 4, 6, 5, 6) more times – 72 (80, 84, 92, 98, 104) sts.

Side Shaping

Row 1 (RS): Sl1 wyif, ssk, k to 3 sts before end, k2tog, k1tbl – 2 sts dec’d.

Row 2 (WS): Sl1 wyif, p to 1 st before end, k1tbl.

Rows 3-4: Rep Rows 1-2 – 2 sts dec’d.

Row 5: Sl1 wyif, k to 1 st before end, k1tbl.

Row 6: Rep Row 2.

Rep Rows 1-6, 7 (7, 7, 7, 7, 8) more times, then Rows 1-2, 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 0) more times – 38 (46, 50, 58, 64, 68) sts.

Increase Rows

Row 1 (RS): Sl1 wyif, M1L, k to 1 st before end, M1R, k1tbl – 2 sts inc’d.

Row 2 (WS): Sl1 wyif, p to 1 st before end, k1tbl.

Rows 3-4: Rep Rows 1-2 – 2 sts inc’d.

Row 5: Sl1 wyif, k to 1 st before end, k1tbl.

Row 6: Rep Row 2.

Rep Rows 1-6, 9 (9, 10, 11, 11, 12) more times – 78 (86, 94, 106, 112, 120) sts.

For Sizes 47 (51)” only

Rep Rows 1-2 once more – 114 (122) sts.

All Sizes

78 (86, 94, 106, 114, 122) sts on needles. Place sts on st holder, do not break yarn.

Right Shoulder

Unravel and place first 20 sts from Provisional CO on needles.

Starting with a RS row, work 3 rows in St st.

Shoulder Shaping

Row 1: Sl1 wyif, p2, W&T.

Row 2: K2, k1tbl.

Row 3: Sl1 wyif, p to 3 sts pass wrap, W&T.

Row 4: K to 1 st before end, k1tbl.

Rep Rows 3-4 once more.

Work 28 (26, 22, 20, 30, 8) more rows in St st, slipping the first st and knitting the last st tbl or until the Right Shoulder meas 4¾ (4½, 4, 3¾, 2½, 2¼)” / [12 (11.5, 10, 9.5, 6.5, 5.5) cm] measured from the center, ending after a WS row.

Neck Increase

Row 1 (RS): Sl1 wyif, k to 1 st before end, M1L, k1tbl – 1 st inc’d.

Row 2 (WS): Sl1 wyif, p to 1 st before end, k1tbl.

Rows 3-4: Rep Rows 1-2 – 1 st inc’d.

Row 5: Sl1 wyif, k to 1 st before end, k1tbl.

Row 6: Rep Row 2.

Rep Rows 1-6, 1 (1, 2, 3, 5, 6) more times, then Rows 1-2, 1 (1, 1, 0, 1, 0) more times – 25 (25, 27, 28, 33, 34) sts.

Underarm Increase

Row 1 (RS): Sl1 wyif, M1R, k to 1 st before end, M1L, k1tbl – 2 sts inc’d.

Row 2 (WS): Sl1 wyif, p to 1 st before end, k1tbl.

Rows 3-4: Rep Rows 1

Row 5: Sl1 wyif, M1R, k to 1 st before end, k1tbl – 1 st inc’d.

Row 6: Rep Row 2.

Rep Rows 1-6, 0 (0, 0, 1, 1, 1) times, then Rows 1-2, 0 (2, 2, 1, 0, 1) more times – 30 (34, 36, 40, 43, 46) sts.

Cont working Neck Increases while starting Side Shaping.

Side Shaping Rows

Row 1 (RS): Sl1 wyif, k2tog, k to 1 st before end, M1L, k1tbl.

Row 2 (WS): Sl1 wyif, p to 1 st before end, k1tbl.

Rows 3-4: Rep Rows 1-2.

Row 5: Sl1 wyif, k to 1 st before end, k1tbl.

Row 6: Rep Row 2.

Rep Rows 1-6 twice more – 30 (34, 36, 40, 43, 46) sts.

Place all Right Shoulder sts on stitch holder after a RS row. Break yarn.

Left Shoulder

Unravel last 20 sts from Provisional CO and place on needles.

Starting with a WS row, work 3 rows in St st.

Shoulder Shaping

Row 1: Sl1 wyif, k2, W&T.

Row 2: K2, p1tbl.

Row 3: Sl1 wyif, k to 3 sts pass the wrap, W&T.

Row 4: P to 1 st before end, k1tbl.

Rep Rows 3-4 once more.

Work 24 (14, 10, 46, 42, 40) more rows in St st, slipping the first st and knitting the last st tbl or until Left Shoulder meas 4¾ (4½, 4, 3¾, 2½, 2¼)” / [12 (11.5, 10, 9.5, 6.5, 5.5) cm] measured from the center, ending after a WS row. Start neck increases.

Neck Increase

Row 1 (RS): Sl1 wyif, M1R, k to 1 st before end, k1tbl – 1 st inc’d.

Row 2 (WS): Sl1 wyif, p to 1 st before end, k1tbl.

Rows 3-4: Rep Rows 1-2 – 1 st inc’d.

Row 5: Sl1 wyif, k to 1 st before end, k1tbl.

Row 6: Rep Row 2.

Rep Rows 1-6, 1 (1, 2, 3, 5, 6) more times, then Rows 1-2, 1 (1, 1, 0, 1, 0) more times – 25 (25, 27, 28, 33, 34) sts.

Underarm Increase

Row 1 (RS): Sl1 wyif, M1R, k to 1 st before end, M1L, k1tbl – 2 sts inc’d.

Row 2 (WS): Sl1 wyif, p to 1 st before end, k1tbl.

Rows 3-4: Rep Rows 1-2 – 2 sts inc’d.

Row5: Sl1 wyif, M1R, k to 1 st before end, k1tbl – 1 st inc’d.

Row 6: Rep Row 2.

Rep Rows 1-6, 0 (0, 0, 1, 1, 1) times, then Rows 1-2, 0 (2, 2, 1, 0, 1) more times – 30 (34, 36, 40, 43, 46) sts.

Cont working Neck Increases while starting Side Shaping.

Side Shaping

Row 1 (RS): Sl1 wyif, M1R, k to 2 sts before end, k2tog, k1tbl.

Row 2 (WS): Sl1 wyif, p to 1 sts before end, k1tbl.

Rows 3-4: Rep Rows 1-2.

Row 5: Sl1 wyif, k to 1 st before end, k1tbl.

Row 6: Rep Row 2.

Rep Rows 1-6 twice more – 30 (34, 36, 40, 43, 46) sts.

Join Fronts at Shoulders

Next Row (WS): Sl1 wyif, p29 (33, 35, 39, 42, 45), place sts from Right Shoulder on needles, p29 (33, 35, 39, 42, 45), k1tbl – 60 (68, 72, 80, 86, 92) sts.

Waist Shaping

Row 1 (RS): Sl1 wyif, ssk, k to 2 sts before end, k2tog, k1tbl – 2 sts dec’d.

Row 2 (WS): Sl1 wyif, p to 1 st before end, k1tbl.

Row 3: Sl1 wyif, k to 1 st before end, k1tbl.

Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Rows 5-6: Rep Rows 1-2 – 2 sts dec’d.

Rep Rows 1-6, 4 (4, 4, 4, 4, 5) more times, then Rows 1-4, 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 0) more times – 38 (46, 50, 58, 64, 68) sts.

Increase Rows

Row 1 (RS): Sl1 wyif, M1L, k to 1 st before end, M1R, k1tbl – 2 sts inc’d.

Row 2 (WS): Sl1 wyif, p to 1 st before end, k1tbl.

Rows 3-4: Rep Rows 1-2 – 2 sts inc’d.

Row 5: Sl1 wyif, k to 1 st before end, k1tbl.

Row 6: Rep Row 2.

Rep Rows 1-6, 9 (9, 10, 11, 11, 12) more times – 78 (86, 94, 106, 112, 120) sts.

Sizes 47 (51)” only

Rep Rows 1-2 once more – 78 (86, 94, 106, 114 (122) sts.

All Sizes

78 (86, 94, 106, 114, 122) sts on needles.

Place sts on holder, do not break yarn.

Left Back Strip

With RS facing and CC on left side of Back, pick up and k26 (26, 26, 26, 26, 27) sts from selvedge sts between the underarms and waist, pm, pick up and k30 (31, 34, 36, 38, 41) sts from selvedge sts between waist and bottom – 56 (57, 60, 62, 64, 68) sts.

Row 1 (WS): Sl1 wyif, k to 1 st before end, k1tbl.

Row 2 (RS): Sl1 wyif, k to 2 sts before m, k2tog, sm, k to 1 st before end, k1tbl – 1 st dec’d; 55 (56, 59, 61, 63, 67) sts.

Row 3: Sl1 wyif, k to 1 st before end, k1tbl.

Row 4: Sl1 wyif, k to 2 sts before m, k2tog, sm, k to 1 st before end, M1L, k1tbl – 55 (56, 59, 61, 63, 67) sts.

Row 5: Sl1 wyif, k to 1 st before end, k1tbl.

Change to MC.

Rows 6-7: Rep Row 2-3 – 54 (55, 58, 60, 62, 66) sts.

Row 8: Sl1 wy1f, M1R, k to 2 sts before m, k2tog, sm, k to 1 st before end, k1tbl – 54 (55, 58, 60, 62, 66) sts.

Row 9: Rep Row 3.

Switch to CC.

Rows 10-12: Rep Rows 2-4 – 53 (54, 57, 59, 61, 65) sts.

Row 13: With CC, sl1 wyif, k to 1 st before end, k1tbl. Break CC.

Row 14: With MC, sl1 wyif, k to 2 sts before m, k2tog, sm, k to 1 before end, k1tbl – 1 st dec’d; 52 (53, 56, 58, 60, 64) sts.

Leave sts on a spare needle, break MC.

Left Front Strip

With RS facing and CC on left side of Back, pick up and k30 (31, 34, 36, 38, 41) sts from selvedge sts between the underarms and waist, pm, pick up and k26 (26, 26, 26, 26, 27) sts from the selvedge sts between the waist and the bottom (1 st in each selvedge) – 56 (57, 60, 62, 64, 68) sts.

Row 1 (WS): Sl1 wyif, k to 1 st before end, k1tbl.

Row 2 (RS): Sl1 wyif, k to m, sm, k2tog, k to 1 st before end, k1tbl – 1 st dec’d; 55 (56, 59, 61, 63, 67) sts.

Row 3: Sl1 wyif, k to 1 st before end, k1tbl.

Row 4: Sl1 wyif, M1R, k to m, sm, k2tog, k to 1 st before end, k1tbl – 55 (56, 59, 61, 63, 67) sts.

Row 5: Sl1 wyif, k to 1 st before end, k1tbl.

Change to MC.

Rows 6-7: Rep Rows 2-3 – 1 st dec’d; 54 (55, 58, 60, 62, 66) total sts.

Row 8: Sl1 wyif, k to m, sm, k2tog, k to 1 st before end, M1L, k1tbl – 54 (55, 58, 60, 62, 66) total sts.

Row 9: Rep Row 3.

Change to CC.

Rows 10-13: Rep Rows 2-5 – 1 st dec’d; 53 (54, 57, 59, 61, 65) total sts.

Break CC. Change to MC.

Row 14: Rep Row 2 – 1 st dec’d; 52 (53, 56, 58, 60, 64) total sts.

Leave sts on needles, do not break MC.

Left Side

Replace sts from Back Strip on working needles.

With MC and using the Provisional CO method, CO 4 (4, 6, 6, 8, 8) sts, k the first st of the Back Strip – 5 (5, 7, 7, 9, 9) Side sts.

Row 1: Turn work, p to Front Strip, p the first st of the Front Strip – 6 (6, 8, 8, 10, 10) Side sts.

Row 2: K to 1 st before end of Side sts, ssk (using 1 Side st and 1 Back Strip st).

Row 3: P to 1 st before end of Side sts, p2tog (using 1 Side st and 1 Front Strip st).

Rep Rows 2-3, 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 0) more times.

Row 4 (RS): K to end of Side sts, k1 st from Back Strip – 1 st inc’d.

Row 5 (WS): P to end of Side sts, p1 st from the Front Strip – 1 st inc’d;

8 (8, 10, 10, 12, 12) Side sts.

*Rep Rows 2-3, 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 1) times, then Rows 4-5 once more; rep from * 5 (5, 5, 5, 5, 8) more times – 18 (18, 20, 20, 22, 28) Side sts.

Row 6 (RS): K1, ssk, k to 3 sts before end of Side sts, k2tog, ssk (using 1 Side st and 1 Back Strip st).

Row 7 (WS): P to 1 st before end of Side sts, p2tog (using 1 Side st and 1 Front Strip st) – 16 (16, 18, 18, 20, 26) Side sts.

*Rep Rows 2-3, 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 3) times, then Rows 6-7 once; rep from * 4 (4, 4, 4, 4, 7) more times – 6 (6, 8, 8, 10, 10) Side sts.

Right Front Strip

With RS facing and CC on left side of back, pick up and k26 (26, 26, 26, 26, 27) sts from selvedge sts between the underarms and waist, pm, pick up and k30 (31, 34, 36, 38, 41) sts from selvedge sts between waist and bottom – 56 (57, 60, 62, 64, 68) sts.

Row 1 (WS): Sl1 wyif, k to 1 st before end, k1tbl.

Row 2 (RS): Sl1 wyif, k to 2 sts before m, k2tog, sm, k to 1 st before end, k1tbl – 1 st dec’d; 55 (56, 59, 61, 63, 67) sts.

Row 3: Sl1 wyif, k to 1 st before end, k1tbl.

Row 4: Sl1 wyif, k to 2 sts before m, k2tog, sm, k to 1 st before end, M1L, k1tbl – 55 (56, 59, 61, 63, 67) total sts.

Row 5: Sl1 wyif, k to 1 st before end, k1tbl.

Change to MC.

Rows 6-7: Rep Rows 2-3 – 1 st dec’d; 54 (55, 58, 60, 62, 66) sts.

Change to MC.

Row 8: Sl1 wyif, M1R, k to 2 sts before m, k2tog, sm, k to 1 before end, k1tbl – 54 (55, 58, 60, 62, 66) sts.

Row 9: Rep Rows 3.

Change to CC.

Rows 10-13: Rep Rows 2-5 – 1 st dec’d; 53 (54, 57, 59, 61, 65) sts.

Break CC. Change to MC.

Row 14: Rep Row 2 – 1 st dec’d; 52 (53, 56, 58, 60, 64) sts.

Leave sts on a spare needle, break MC.

Right Back Strip

Working with RS facing and CC on the left side of the back, pick up and k30 (31, 34, 36, 38, 41) sts from the selvedge sts between the underarms and the waist, pm, pick up and k26 (26, 26, 26, 26, 27) sts from the selvedge sts between the waist and the bottom (1 st in each selvedge). 56 (57, 60, 62, 64, 68) total sts.

Row 1 (WS): Sl1 wyif, k to 1 st before end, k1tbl.

Row 2 (RS): Sl1 wyif, k to m, sm, k2tog, k to 1 st before end, k1tbl – 1 st dec’d; 55 (56, 59, 61, 63, 67) sts.

Row 3: Sl1 wyif, k to 1 st before end, k1tbl.

Row 4: Sl1 wyif, M1R, k to m, sm, k2tog, k to 1 st before end, k1tbl – 55 (56, 59, 61, 63, 67) sts.

Row 5: Sl1 wyif, k to 1 st before end, k1tbl.

Change to MC.

Rows 6-7: Rep Rows 2-3 – 1 st dec’d; 54 (55, 58, 60, 62, 66) sts.

Row 8: Sl1 wyif, k to m, sm, k2tog, k to 1 before end, M1L, k1tbl – 54 (55, 58, 60, 62, 66) sts.

Row 9: Rep Row 3.

Change to CC.

Rows 10-13: Rep Rows 2-5 – 1 st dec’d; 53 (54, 57, 59, 61, 65) total sts.

Row 11:

Row 12:

Row 13:Break CC. Change to MC

Row 14: Rep Row 2 – 1 st dec’d; 52 (53, 56, 58, 60, 64) total sts.

Leave sts on needle, do not break MC.

Right Side

Place Front Strip sts on working needles.

With MC and using the Provisional CO method, CO 4 (4, 6, 6, 8, 8) sts, k the first st of the Front Strip – 5 (5, 7, 7, 9, 9) Side sts.

Row 1: Turn work, p to Back Strip, p the first st of the Back Strip – 6 (6, 8, 8, 10, 10) Side sts.

Row 2: K to 1 st before end of Side sts, ssk (using 1 Side st and 1 Front Strip st).

Row 3: P to 1 st before end of Side sts, p2tog (using 1 Side st and 1 Back Strip st).

Rep Rows 2-3, 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 0) more times.

Row 4 (RS): K to end of Side sts, k1 st from Front Strip – 1 st inc’d.

Row 5 (WS): P to end of Side sts, p1 st from the Back Strip – 1 st inc’d; 8 (8, 10, 10, 12, 12) Side sts.

*Rep Rows 2-3, 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 1) times, then Rows 4-5 once more; rep from * 5 (5, 5, 5, 5, 8) more times – 18 (18, 20, 20, 22, 28) Side sts.

Row 6 (RS): K1, ssk, k to 3 sts before end of Side sts, k2tog, ssk (using 1 Side st and 1 Front Strip st).

Row 7 (WS): P to 1 st before end of Side sts, p2tog (using 1 Side st and 1 Back Strip st) – 16 (16, 18, 18, 20, 26) Side sts.

*Rep Rows 2-3, 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 3) times, then Rows 6-7 once; rep from * 4 (4, 4, 4, 4, 7) more times – 6 (6, 8, 8, 10, 10) Side sts.

Hem

With CC and smaller needles, place 78 (86, 94, 106, 114, 122) Back sts on needles from holder and knit them, pick up and k7 Right Back Strip sts, place 6 (6, 8, 8, 10, 10) Right Side sts on needles from holder and knit them, pick up and k7 Right Front Strip sts, place 78 (86, 94, 106, 114, 122) Front sts on needles from holder and knit them, pick up and k7 Left Front Strip sts, place 6 (6, 8, 8, 10, 10)Left Side sts on needles from holder and knit them, pick up and k7 Left Back Strip sts, pm, join to work in the round – 196 (212, 232, 256, 276, 292) sts.

Short Row 1 (RS): Work 98 (106, 116, 128, 138, 146) sts in K2, P2 Rib, W&T.

Short Row 2 (WS): Work 20 (20, 22, 22, 24, 24) sts in K2, P2 Rib, W&T.

Short Row 3: Work 118 (126, 138, 150, 162, 170) sts in 2/2 rib, W&T.

Short Row 4: Work 20 (20, 22, 22, 24, 24) sts in K2, P2 Rib, W&T.

Short Row 5: Work in K2, P2 Rib to end.

Rnds 1-7: Work K2, P2 Rib to end.

Change to MC.

Rnd 8: Knit.

Rnds 9-11: Work K2, P2 Rib to end.

Change to CC.

Rnds 12-15: Rep Rows 8-11.

BO all sts.

Sleeves

With MC, unravel and k last 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4) sts from Provisional CO for underarm sts, pick up and k1 st in each selvedge along the armhole (7 sts along the vertical strip, 31 (31, 33, 34, 35, 37) sts from half armhole, 31 (31, 33, 34, 35, 37) sts from the other half armhole, 7 sts along the vertical strip), unravel and k rem 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4) sts from Provisional CO for underarm sts, pm, join to work in the rnd – 80 (80, 86, 88, 92, 96) sts.

Short Row Shaping

Short Row 1 (RS): K45 (45, 49, 50, 53, 56), W&T.

Short Row 2 (WS): P10 (10, 12, 12, 14, 16), W&T.

Short Row 3: K to wrap, k the wrap, W&T.

Short Row 4: P to wrap, p the wrap, W&T.

Rep Short Rows 3-4, 11 (9, 10, 6, 3, 2) more times – 36 (40, 42, 52, 60, 66) sts between wraps.

Next Row (RS): K to 1 st before wrap, ssk, pm, turn work (do not wrap).

Next Row (WS): P to 1 st before m, p2tog, pm, turn work (do not wrap).

Next Row: K to 1 st before m, sl1, remove m, sl1, k2tog tbl, pm, turn work (do not wrap).

Next Row: P to 1 st before m, sl1, remove m, place sl st back on left needle, p2tog, pm, turn work (do not wrap).

Rep last 2 rows 9 (7, 8, 4, 1, 0) more times, then 2 more times – 54 (58, 62, 72, 82, 88) sts.

K to m and start working in the rnd

Knit 10 rnds

Work 10 rounds even in stockinette st.

Dec Rnd: K2tog, k to 2 sts before m, ssk – 2 sts dec’d.

Rep Dec Rnd every 13 (11, 11, 9, 7, 6) rnds 8 (10, 10, 13, 18, 19) more times – 36 (36, 40, 44, 44, 48) sts.

Sleeve Border

Rnd 1: With smaller needles and CC, knit.

Rnds 2-8: Work in K2, P2 Rib to end.

Change to MC.

Rnd 9: Knit.

Rnd 10-12: Work in K2, P2 Rib to end.

Rnds 13-16: Rep Rnds 9-12.

BO all sts.

Neck Border

With smaller needles and CC, pick up and k1 st in the corner before Back, place 26 (30, 34, 38, 46, 50) sts from Back of Neck Provisional CO on left needle and k to end, pick up and k1 st in the corner before Left Front, pick up and k1 st in each selvedge along right side of Neck [41 (42, 44, 45, 47, 49) sts], pm in the st below the center of the neck, pick up and k1 st in each selvedge along the right side of Neck [41 (42, 44, 45, 47, 49) sts], join in the rnd –

110 (116, 124, 130, 142, 150) sts.

Rnd 1: *Work in K2, P2 Rib to corner st, dec the corner st in patt (k2tog or p2tog); rep from * once more, work in K2, P2 Rib to 2 sts before m, cdd – 4 sts dec’d; 106 (112, 120, 126, 138, 146) sts.

Row 2: Work in K2, P2 Rib to 2 sts before m, cdd – 2 sts dec’d; 104 (110, 118, 124, 136, 144) sts.

Rep Row 2, 4 more times – 96 (102, 110, 116, 128, 136) sts.

Change to MC.

Row 7: Knit.

Row 8: Work in K2, P2 Rib to 2 sts before m, cdd – 94 (100, 108, 114, 126, 134) sts.

Change to CC.

Rows 9-10: Rep Rows 7-8

Row 10: – 92 (98, 106, 112, 124, 132) sts.

BO all sts.

Finishing

Weave in ends.

Wash the piece and let it dry flat.

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