Keyhole Pullover

This simple fitted pullover uses texture to highlight a flattering body shaping. The close fitting body is accented by the deep chevrons carved into the body of the pullover design. A keyhole cutout just above the bust adds a contemporary fashion edge and accentuates the fitted look. A heavier lightweight yarn makes this piece perfect for the early fall with its warm days and cool nights.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 29.25 (33, 36.5, 41, 44.5, 50.5)” / [74.25 (84, 92.75, 104.25, 113, 128.25) cm].

0.5-1” positive ease recommended.

Shown in 36”.

Gauge: 18 sts and 25 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking.

Materials

Fine weight yarnYarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light (50% Superfine Alpaca, 50% Peruvian Wool; 146 yards [133 meters]/50 grams]): 4212 Toasted Oat (4 (5, 5, 7, 8, 9) skeins)   

Needles: US size 7 (4.5 mm): 24” circular and DPNs.

Notions: Markers, stitch holders, tapestry needle

Special Stitches

Ssp – Slip, slip, purl

Body Texture

Rnds 1-4: P4.

Rnd 5: K2tog, p2, m1r, p2, ssk.

Rnd 6: (K1, p2) twice, k1.

Rnd 7: K1, p2, k1, m1l, p2, k1.

Rnd 8: K1, p2, k2, p2, k1.

Rnd 9: K2tog, p2, m1r, k2, m1l, p2, ssk.

Rnds 10-12: K1, p2, k4, p2, k1.

Rnd 13: K2tog, p2, m1r, k4, m1l, p2, ssk.

Rnds 14-16: K1, p2, k6, p2, k1.

Rnd 17: K2tog, p2, m1r, k6, m1l, p2, ssk.

Rnds 18-20: K1, p2, k8, p2, k1.

Rnd 21: K2tog, p2, m1r, k8, m1l, p2, ssk.

Rnds 22-24: K1, p2, k10, p2, k1.

Rnd 25: K2tog, p2, m1r, k10, m1l, p2, ssk.

Rnds 26-28: K1, p2, k12, p2, k1.

Rnd 29: K2tog, p2, m1r, k12, m1l, p2, ssk.

Rnds 30-32: K1, p2, k14, p2, k1.

Rnd 33: K2tog, p2, m1r, k14, m1l, p2, ssk.

Rnds 34-36: K1, p2, k16, p2, k1.

Rnd 37: K2tog, p2, m1r, k16, m1l, p2, ssk.

Rnds 38-40: K1, p2, k18, p2, k1.

Rnd 41: K2tog, p2, m1r, k18, m1l, p2, ssk.

Rnds 42-44: K1, p2, k20, p2, k1.

Rnd 45: K2tog, p2, m1r, k20, m1l, p2, ssk.

Rnds 46-48: K1, p2, k22, p2, k1.

Rnd 49: K2tog, p2, m1r, k22, m1l, p2, ssk.

Rnds 50-52: K1, p2, k24, p2, k1.

Rnd 53: K2tog, p2, m1r, k24, m1l, p2, ssk.

Rnds 54-56: K1, p2, k26, p2, k1.

Rnd 57: K2tog, p2, m1r, k26, m1l, p2, ssk.

Rnds 58-60: K1, p2, k28, p2, k1.

Rnd 61: K2tog, p2, m1r, k28, m1l, p2, ssk.

Rnds 62-64: K1, p2, k30, p2, k1.

Pattern Notes

The body texture grows by incorporating stitched from the Body every forth row. It will be easier not the use stitch markers because of this.

Pattern

Body

CO 136 (152, 168, 188, 204, 236), pm and join for working in the rnd.

Next Rnd: *K1tbl, p1; rep from * to end.

Work in k1tbl, p1 rib for 1” / [2.5 cm].

Rnd 1: *P1, k9, p2, k20 (24, 28, 33, 37, 45), work Body Texture patt over next 4 sts, k20 (24, 28, 33, 37, 45), p2, k9, p1; pm, rep from * once more.

Work even in patt maintaining est Body Texture patt until piece meas 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4)” / [7.5 (7.5, 7.5, 10, 10, 10) cm] from CO edge.

Dec Rnd: *P1, k2tog, work in patt to 3 sts from m, ssk, p1; rep from * once more. (4 sts dec’d) Rep Dec Rnd every 6th rnd 5 (5, 5, 4, 4, 4) more times. (112 (128, 144, 168, 184, 216) sts)

Work even in patt until piece meas 10 (10, 10, 11, 11, 11)” / [25.5 (25.5, 25.5, 28, 28, 28) cm] from CO edge.

Inc Rnd: *P1, m1l, work in patt to 1 st from m, m1r; rep from * once more. (4 sts inc’d)

Rep Inc Rnd every 8th rnd 4 (4, 4, 3, 3, 2) times. (132 (148, 164, 184, 200, 228) sts)

Cont in patt until piece meas 17 (17, 18, 18, 18, 19)” / [43.25 (43.25, 45.75, 45.75, 45.75, 48.25) cm] from CO edge.

Place on holder and set aside.

Sleeves

CO 36 (38, 42, 44, 48, 54), pm and join for working in the rnd.

Rnd 1: *K1tbl, p1; rep from * to end.

Work in k1tbl, p1 rib for 1” / [2.5 cm].

Work in St st for 1” / [2.5 cm.

Inc Rnd: K1, m1l, knit to 1 st from end, m1r, k1.

Rep Inc Rnd every 11 (10, 10, 9, 8, 7)th rnds 4 (5, 5, 6, 7, 9) times. (46 (50, 54, 58, 64, 74) sts)

Work even until piece meas 10 (10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 13)” / [25.5 (26.75, 28, 29.25, 30.5, 33) cm] from CO edge.

Next Rnd: K5 (6, 6, 7, 8, 9), break yarn leaving a long tail for grafting. Place first and last 5 (6, 6, 7, 8, 9) sts of rnd on holder for underarm, removing m. (36 (38, 42, 44, 48, 56) sts)

Place these sts on holder.

Yoke

Set-up Rnd: Work in patt to 5 (6, 6, 7, 8, 9) sts from end of rnd, pm for new beginning of rnd.

Joining Rnd: Removing m as you come to them, place following 10 (12, 12, 14, 16, 18) sts on holder for underarm, k36 (38, 42, 44, 48, 56) Sleeve sts, work in patt to 5 (6, 6, 7, 8, 9) sts from m, place following 10 (12, 12, 14, 16, 18) sts on holder for underarm, k36 (38, 42, 44, 48, 56) Sleeve sts, work in patt to end on rnd. (184 (200, 224, 244, 264, 304) sts)

Work 1 rnd even.

Shape Underarm

Dec Rnd: *Knit to 1 st past second m, sssk, work in patt to 4 sts from m, k3tog, k1; rep from * once more. (8 sts dec’d)

Rep Dec Rnd every 2nd rnd 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2) times. (168 (184, 208, 228, 240, 280) sts)

Work 1 rnd even.

Yoke will be worked back and forth to create cutout, then return to being worked in the round.

Shape Aperture and Raglan

Set-up Row 1 (RS): K1, ssk, knit to 3 sts from m, k2tog, k1, sl m, k1, ssk, work 18 (21, 25, 29, 30, 36) sts, ssk, k1, turn. (4 sts dec’d)

Set-up Row 2 (WS): Work in patt to 1 st after second m, *p1, p2tog, work in patt to 3 sts from m, ssp, p1, sl m; rep from * once more, p1, p2tog, work in patt to 3 sts from end, ssp, p1, turn. (6 sts dec’d)

Dec Row 1 (RS): K1, ssk, *work in patt to 3 sts before m, k2tog, k1, sl m, k1, ssk; rep from * 3 more times, work in patt to 3 sts from end, k2tog, k1. (10 sts dec’d)

Dec Row 2 (WS): P1, ssp, work in patt to 3 sts from end, p2tog, p1. (2 sts dec’d)

Rep Dec Rows 1-2 every row 5 (5, 5, 5, 5, 7) more times. 96 (112, 136, 156, 164, 192) sts)

Next Row (WS): Work in patt to end.

Next Rnd: Close aperture and rejoin for working in the rnd as follows:

Work in patt to 3 sts from m, k2tog, k1, sl m, k1, ssk; rep from * 3 more times, work in patt to end. Using Backwards Loop Method, CO 16 (16, 16, 16, 20, 20) sts and work even to end of rnd marker.

Note: On the first Raglan Dec Rnd purl the sts cast-on on the previous rnd.

Raglan Dec Rnd (RS): *K1, ssk, work in patt to 3 sts from m, k2tog, k1; rep from * 3 more times. (8 sts dec’d)

Rep Raglan Dec Rnd every 2nd rnd 5 (6, 8, 9, 10, 11) times total. (56 (64, 72, 84, 88, 104) sts)

Knit 1 rnd. Purl 2 rnds. BO pwise.

Finishing

Graft underarms using Kitchener Stitch. Weave in ends. Block to Schematic measurements.

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