Junie Chenille Sweater

Junie Chenille Sweater

A sweater made of chenille is like wearing a hug! Junie is written for two lengths – the shorter of the two is designed to be quite cropped, while the longer version offers a little more coverage. Both options are cozy and cute!

Time: Two Week Project

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished bust size 36.5 (44.25, 52.5, 60.25, 68.5)” in SHORT and LONG lengths

4-8” positive ease recommended

Shown in size 36.5”

Gauge: 10.5 sts and 21 rnds = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn: Premier Yarns Retro Velvet (100% Polyester; 306 yards [280 meters]/280 grams): Teal (3 (3, 4, 4, 5) balls)

Needles: US size 9 (5.5 mm) 30 (40, 40, 40, 60)” circular needles and DPNs, US size 10 (6 mm) 30 (40, 40, 40, 60)” circular needles and DPNs

Notions: Markers, waste yarn for holding sts, cable needle, chenille needle

Abbreviations (if needed)

3/1 RC: Sl1 to CN and hold at back of work, k3 from LH needle, k1 from CN.

3/1 LPC: Sl3 to CN and hold at front of work, p1 from LH needle, k3 from CN.

3/1 RPC: Sl1 to CN and hold at back of work, k3 from LH needle, p1 from CN.

3/3 RC: Sl3 to CN and hold at back of work, k3 from LH needle, k3 from CN.

CN: Cable needle

m1L: Using LH needle tip, pick up the bar from between the sts from front to back. K the new st through the back of loop.

m1R: Using LH needle tip, pick up the bar from between the sts from back to front. K the new st.

SR: Short row.

w&t: Wrap and turn. Take the yarn to the back, sl1, bring the yarn to the front, return the slipped st to the LH needle.

Special Stitches

Cable panel

Rnd 1: K6, p5, 3/3 RC, p5, k6.

Rnd 2: [K6, p5] twice, k6.

Rnd 3: K4, k2tog, m1L, p4, 3/1 RC, 3/1 LPC, p4, m1R, ssk, k4.

Rnd 4: K5, p5, k4, p1, k3, p5, k5.

Rnd 5: K3, k2tog, m1L, p4, 3/1 RC, p1, k1, 3/1 LPC, p4, m1R, ssk, k3.

Rnd 6: K4, p5, k4, p1, k1, p1, k3, p5, k4.

Rnd 7: K2, k2tog, m1L, p4, 3/1 RC, [p1, k1] twice, 3/1 LPC, p4, m1R, ssk, k2.

Rnd 8: K3, p5, k4, [p1, k1] twice, p1, k3, p5, k3.

Rnd 9: K1, k2tog, m1L, p4, 3/1 RC, [p1, k1] 3 times, 3/1 LPC, p4, m1R, ssk, k1.

Rnd 10: K2, p5, k4, [p1, k1] 3 times, p1, k3, p5, k2.

Rnd 11: K2tog, m1L, p4, 3/1 RC, [p1, k1] 4 times, 3/1 LPC, p4, m1R, ssk.

Rnd 12: K1, p5, k4, [p1, k1] 4 times, p1, k3, p5, k1.

Rnds 13-14: K1, p5, k3, [p1, k1] 4 times, p1, k4, p5, k1.

Rnd 15: M1R, ssk, p4, 3/1 LPC, [p1, k1] 4 times, 3/1 RPC, p4, k2tog, m1L.

Rnd 16: K2, p5, k3, [p1, k1] 3 times, p1, k4, p5, k2.

Rnd 17: K1, m1R, ssk, p4, 3/1 LPC, [p1, k1] 3 times, 3/1 RPC, p4, k2tog, m1L, k1.

Rnd 18: K3, p5, k3, [p1, k1] twice, p1, k4, p5, k3.

Rnd 19: K2, m1R, ssk, p4, 3/1 LPC, [p1, k1] twice, 3/1 RPC, p4, k2tog, m1L, k2.

Rnd 20: K4, p5, k3, p1, k1, p1, k4, p5, k4.

Rnd 21: K3, m1R, ssk, p4, 3/1 LPC, p1, k1, 3/1 RPC, p4, k2tog, m1L, k3.

Rnd 22: K5, p5, k3, p1, k4, p5, k5.

Rnd 23: K4, m1R, ssk, p4, 3/1 LPC, 3/1 RPC, p4, k2tog, m1L, k4.

Rnd 24: Repeat Rnd 2.

Rep Rnds 1-24 for patt.

Pattern Notes

This sweater is worked in the rnd from the bottom up as far as the armholes, then the work is split and the front and back worked separately before joining again at the shoulder seams, after which the neckband is worked from sts that were placed on hold during the shaping of the neckline. The neckline and hem are shaped using short rows. The sts for the sleeves are picked up around the armholes and knitted from the top down.

You may wish to tie a knot in the end of the yarn before you start working to stop the yarn from fraying.

Pattern

Body                                                                                      

Ribbing

Using smaller needles and a long-tail cast-on, CO 98 (120, 142, 160, 184) sts.

Join in the rnd, taking care not to twist the cast on edge. Pm (BOR) to mark start of rnd; unless otherwise stated, slip this marker at the end of each rnd.

Rnd 1: [K2, p2] 3 (4, 5, 7, 8) times, k1 (2, 2, 0, 2), p0 (0, 1, 0, 0), pm, [k2, p2] twice, k2, p1, k4, p1, [k2, p2] twice, k2, pm, p0 (0, 1, 0, 0), k1 (2, 2, 0, 2), [p2, k2] 3 (4, 5, 7, 8) times, pm, [p2, k2] 11 (14, 17, 19, 22) times, p2.

Rnd 2: [K2, p2] 3 (4, 5, 7, 8) times, k1 (2, 2, 0, 2), p0 (0, 1, 0, 0), sm, [k2, p2] twice, k2, p1, k4, p1, [k2, p2] twice, k2, sm, p0 (0, 1, 0, 0), k1 (2, 2, 0, 2), [p2, k2] 3 (4, 5, 7, 8) times, sm, [p2, k2] 11 (14, 17, 19, 22) times, p2.

Rep Rnd 2, 3 more times.

Change to larger needles.

Hem Shaping                                                                                    

Next Rnd (inc): K to m, sm, k6, p5, k1, m1, k2, m1, k1, p5, k6, sm, k to m, sm, k3, m1 (0, 0, 1, 0), k to 3 sts before end, m1 (0, 0, 1, 0), k to end. (102 (122, 144, 164, 186) sts; divided up as 13 (18, 23, 28, 34) sts, 28 (28, 28, 28, 28) sts, 13 (18, 23, 28, 34) sts, 48 (58, 70, 80, 90) sts)

Short Rows

SR1 (RS): K12, w&t.

SR2 (WS): P to m, sm, p to m, sm, p12, w&t.

SR3: K to m, sm, k to m, sm, k9, w&t.

SR4: P to m, sm, p to m, sm, p9, w&t.

SR5: K to m, sm, k to m, k6, w&t.

SR6: P to m, sm, p to m, p6, w&t.

SR7: K to m, sm, k to m, sm, k3, w&t.

SR8: P to m, sm, p to m, sm, p3, w&t.

SR9: K to m, sm, k to m, sm, w&t, return marker.

SR10: P to m, sm, w&t, return marker.

SR11: K to 3 sts before m, w&t.

SR12: P to 3 sts before m, w&t.

SR13: K to 6 sts before m, w&t.

SR14: P to 6 sts before m, w&t.

SR15: K to 9 sts before m, w&t.

SR16: P to 9 sts before m, w&t.

SR17: K to 12 sts before m, w&t.

SR18: P to 12 sts before m, w&t.

SR19: K to 15 sts before m, w&t.

SR20: P to 15 sts before m, w&t.

SR21 (RS): K to m, picking up wraps as you go.

Body

Rnd 1: K to m, picking up wraps as you go, sm, work Cable Panel from chart or written instructions, sm, k to m, picking up wraps as you go, k to end, picking up wraps as you go.

Rnd 2: K to m, sm, work Cable Panel from chart or written instructions, sm, k to end, slipping markers as you go.

Short Version Only

Rep Rnd 2, 57 (53, 43, 35, 31) more times, ending after patt Rnd 10 (6, 20, 12, 8).

Long Version Only

Rep Rnd 2, 81 (77, 67, 59, 55) more times, ending after patt Rnd 10 (6, 20, 12, 8).

Both Versions

The Front and Back are worked separately from this point. First the Front is worked across the first 54 (64, 74, 84, 96) sts; the Back sts should be placed on hold while the Front is worked.

Front

Row 1 (RS): K to m, sm, work Cable Panel as established to m, sm, k to end.

Row 2 (WS): P to m, sm, work Cable Panel as established to m, p to end.

Rep Rows 1-2, 6 (8, 13, 17, 19) more times, ending after patt Row 24

Row 3 (RS): K to m, sm, work Cable Panel Row 1 to m, sm, k to end.

Row 4 (WS): K to m, remove m, work Cable Panel Row 2 to m, remove m, k to end.

Shoulder and Neckline Shaping

Right Neckline Shaping

With RS facing, rejoin yarn at left edge of front sts.

SR1 (RS): K15 (19, 24, 29, 33), pm, work 8 (9, 9, 9, 10) sts in patt, w&t.

SR2 (WS): Work 2 tog in patt, work to m in patt, sm, p to m.

SR3: K to m, sm, work 5 (5, 5, 5, 6) sts in patt, w&t.

SR4: Work 2 sts tog in patt, work to m in patt, sm, p to m.

SR5: K to m, sm, work 3 (3, 3, 3, 4) sts in patt, w&t.

SR6: Work 2 sts tog in patt, work to m in patt, sm, p to m.

SR7: K to m, sm, work 2 sts in patt, w&t.

SR8: Work 2 sts tog in patt 0 (1, 0, 0, 1) times, work in patt to m, sm, p to end.

SR9: K to m, sm, w&t.

SR10: Purl.

SR11: K to m, turn (do not work a w&t). (15 (19, 24, 29, 33) sts)

SR12: P to m.

Right Shoulder Shaping

SR13 (RS): K to m, turn.

SR14: P to 3 sts before end, w&t.

SR15: K to m, turn.

SR16: P to 6 sts before m, w&t.

SR17: K to m, w&t.

SR18: P to 9 sts before m, w&t.

SR19: K to m, w&t.

SR20: P to 12 sts before m, w&t.

SR21: K to m, turn.

SR22: P to end, picking up wraps as you go.

Break yarn and put the live sts on hold.

Left Neckline Shaping

With WS facing, rejoin yarn at left edge of front sts.

SR1 (WS): P15 (19, 24, 29, 33), pm, work 8 (9, 9, 9, 10) sts in patt, w&t.

SR2 (RS): Work 2 sts tog in patt, work to m in patt, sm, k to m.

SR3: P to m, sm, work 5 (5, 5, 5, 6) sts in patt, w&t.

SR4: Work 2 sts tog in patt, work to m in patt, sm, k to m.

SR5: P to m, sm, work 3 (3, 3, 3, 4) sts in patt, w&t.

SR6: Work 2 sts tog in patt, work to m in patt, sm, k to m.

SR7: P to m, sm, work 2 sts in patt, w&t.

SR8: Work 2 sts tog in patt 0 (1, 0, 0, 1) times, work in patt to m, sm, k to end.

SR9: P to m, sm, w&t.

SR10: Knit.

SR11: P to m, turn (do not work a w&t). (15 (19, 24, 29, 33) sts)

SR12: K to m.

Left Shoulder Shaping

SR13 (WS): P to m, turn.

SR14: K to 3 sts before end, w&t.

SR15: P to m, turn.

SR16: K to 6 sts before m, w&t.

SR17: P to m, w&t.

SR18: K to 9 sts before m, w&t.

SR19: P to m, w&t.

SR20: K to 12 sts before m, w&t.

SR21: P to m, turn.

SR22: K to end, picking up wraps as you go.

Break yarn and put the live sts on hold.

Back

With RS facing, rejoin yarn at left edge of Back sts.

Beg with a RS row, work 27 (31, 41, 49, 53) rows in St st.

Next Row (marker placement row, WS): P15 (19, 24, 29, 33), pm, p18 (18, 20, 20, 22), pm, p15 (19, 24, 29, 33).

Shoulder and Neckline Shaping

The shoulder and neckline are shaped using short rows.

Right Shoulder and Neckline

SR1 (RS): K to m, sm, k3, w&t.

SR2 (WS): P to m, sm, p12 (16, 20, 24, 28), w&t.

SR3: K to m, sm, k2, w&t.

SR4: P to m, sm, p9 (12, 15, 18, 21), w&t.

SR5: K to m, sm, k1, w&t.

SR6: P to m, sm, p6 (8, 10, 12, 14), w&t.

SR7: K to m, sm, w&t.

SR8: Sm, p3 (4, 5, 6, 7), w&t.

Join the Right Front and Back Shoulders using a three-needle bind off, picking up wraps as you go. Leave neckline sts live on the needle.

Left Shoulder and Neckline

With WS facing, rejoin yarn at left edge of Back sts.

SR1 (WS): P to m, sm, p3, w&t.

SR2 (RS): K to m, sm, k12 (16, 20, 24, 28), w&t.

SR3: P to m, sm, p2, w&t.

SR4: K to m, sm, k9 (12, 15, 18, 21), w&t.

SR5: P to m, sm, p1, w&t.

SR6: K to m, sm, k6 (8, 10, 12, 14), w&t.

SR7: P to m, sm, w&t.

SR8: Sm, p3 (4, 5, 6, 7), w&t.

Join the Right Front and Back Shoulders using a three-needle bind off, picking up wraps as you go. Leave the Neckline sts live on the needle.

Neckband

Sizes 36.5 (44.25, -, -, 68.5)” only

Using smaller DPNs and starting at Back Right Shoulder seam, k across 18 (18, -, -, 22) held Back sts, pick up and k7 (7, -, -, 7) sts down Front Left Neckline, work across first 6 (6, -, -, 8) held Front sts, pm, k1 (1, -, -, 1), ssk 1 (1, -, -, 1) time, k2tog 1 (1, -, -, 1) time, k1 (1, -, -, 1), pm, k across final 6 (6, -, -, 8) held Front sts, pick up and k7 (7, -, -, 7) sts up Front Right Neckline. (48 (48, -, -, 56) sts)

Join in the rnd, pm to mark start of rnd; slip this marker at the start of each rnd.

Rnd 1 (RS): [K2, p2] 7 (7, -, -, 9) times, k2 (2, -, -, 0), p1 (1, -, -, 1), sm, k4 (4, -, -, 4), sm, p1 (1, -, -, 3), [k2, p2] 3 (3, -, -, 3) times.

Sizes – (-, 52.5, 60.25, -)” only

Using smaller DPNs and starting at Back Right Shoulder seam, k first – (-, 2, 2, -) held Back sts together, k across next – (-, 16, 16, -) held Back sts k final – (-, 2, 2, -) held Back sts together, pick up and k – (-, 7, 7, -) sts down Front Left Neckline, work across first – (-, 7, 7, -) held Front sts, pm, k – (-, 1, 1, -), ssk – (-, 1, 1, -) times, k2tog – (-, 1, 1, -) times, k – (-, 1, 1, -) pm, k across final – (-, 7, 7, -) held Front sts, pick up and k- (-, 7, 7, -) sts up Front Right Neckline. (- (-, 50, 50, -) sts)

Join in the rnd, pm to mark start of rnd; slip this marker at the start of each rnd.

Rnd 1 (RS): [K2, p2] – (-, 8, 8, -) times, sm, k – (-, 4, 4, -), sm, p – (-, 2, 2, -), [k2, p2] – (-, 3, 3, -) times.

All Sizes

Rep Rnd 1, 5 more times.

BO all sts loosely in patt.

Sleeves

Using larger DPNs and starting at underarm, pick up and k30 (34, 44, 52, 56) sts evenly along the armhole edge.

Pm (BOR) to mark start of rnd. Unless otherwise stated, slip this marker at the end of each rnd.

Rnd 1: K1, ssk, to 3 sts before end, k2tog, k1. (2 sts dec’d; 28 (32, 42, 50, 54) sts )

Knit 17 (17, 15, 15, 13) rnds.

Next Rnd (dec): K1, ssk, to 3 sts before end, k2tog, k1. (2 sts dec’d)

Rep these 18 (14, 10, 8, 6) rnds 3 (4, 7, 9, 10) more times. (20 (22, 26, 30, 32) sts)

Knit every rnd until Sleeve meas 16.75 (16.75, 15.75, 15.25, 14.25)”, or length desired; the final rnds and cuff add an extra 1.25”.

Next Rnd: K1, ssk 0 (1, 1, 1, 0) times, k to 3 sts before end, k2tog 0 (1, 1, 1, 0) times, k1. (20 (20, 24, 28, 32) sts)

Ribbing

Change to smaller DPNs.

Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from * to end.

Rep Rnd 1, 5 more times.

BO all sts loosely in patt.

Finishing

Weave in all ends.

Wash the sweater following the instructions given on the ball band, then lie the sweater out to the dimensions given. Leave to dry.

 

 

 

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