Knit in a Splash Pullover

This lightweight pullover reminds us of the first spring rain or winter rain when it’s just too cold to go outside. Stay just a little warmer this season with this classic design.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 32 (36, 40, 44, 48)” to fit bust 33.5 (37.5, 41.5, 45.5, 49.5)”

1.5” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 36”

Gauge: 20 sts x 40 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Ridges pattern with larger needles

22 sts x 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st with larger needles

24 sts x 31 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Raindrops pattern with larger needles

Materials

Yarn:

Light weight yarn Lana Gatto Feeling (70% Merino Extrafine New Wool, 20% Silk, 10% Cashmere; 153 yards [140 meters]/50 grams): 79108 Baby Blue, 7 (7, 8, 9, 11, 12) balls

Needles: US size 3 (3.25 mm): circular; US size 4 (3.5 mm): 40” [100 cm] circular or any other length to work magic loop method for body and small circumference

Notions: 8 markers (one another color for beg rnd); waste yarn; tapestry needle

Abbreviations

k – knit
p – purl
CO – cast on
BO – bind off
beg – begin(ing)
rnd(s) – round(s)
patt – pattern
as est – as established
inc’d – increased
tbl – through back loop
LN – left needle
RN – right needle
RS – right side
WS – wrong side
PM – place marker
SM – slip marker
M1R – lift thread between just worked st and next st on LN, from front to back, and place it on LN, knit it
M1L – lift thread between just worked st and next st on LN, from back to front, and place it on LN, knit it tbl

Special Stitches

K1P1 Rib (worked in the rnd)

Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * around.

Rep Rnd 1 for patt.

Ridges Pattern (worked in the rnd)

Rnds 1-2: Purl.
Rnds 3-4: Knit.

Rep Rnds 1-4 for patt.

Raindrops Pattern (see chart)

Pattern Notes

This seamless pullover is worked top down in the round. When yoke is finished, the pullover is divided into

front/back and sleeves. Front and back are worked in the round to hem. The difference between row gauges of the patterns results in that accurate lower hemline, so don’t pin the front hemline when blocking. The sleeves are worked from armhole to cuff in the round.

Pattern

Neckline

With smaller needles and using the Cable Cast-On Method, CO 98 (114, 114, 120, 130, 136) sts, join to work in rnd, PM for beg rnd.

Work in K1P1 Rib for 4 rnds.

Set-up Rnd (RS): Work in K1P1 Rib over next 37 (41, 41, 45, 45, 49) sts, PM, work in K1P1 Rib over next 2 (4, 4, 4, 6, 6) sts, PM, work in K1P1 Rib over next 11 sts, PM, work in K1P1 Rib over next 2 (4, 4, 4, 6, 6) sts, PM, work in K1P1 Rib over next 31 (35, 35, 37, 39, 41) sts, PM, work in K1P1 Rib over next 2 (4, 4, 4, 6, 6) sts, PM, work in K1P1 Rib over next 11 sts, PM, work in K1P1 Rib over next 2 (4, 4, 4, 6, 6) sts, SM.

Back Neckline Shaping

Switch to larger needles.

Note: All increased sts should be incorporated into Raindrops Pattern. Work wrapped st together with a wrap (knit k wrapped st and p purl wrapped st) once you meet one.

Short Row 1 (Inc, RS): M1R, PM, k1, M1L, p1, *k1, p3; rep from * to 3 sts before M, k1, p1, M1R, k1, SM, M1L, k1, W&T – 4 sts inc’d.
Short Row 2 (WS): P to M, SM, p1, work Raindrops Pattern to 1 st before M, p1, SM, p2, W&T.
Short Row 3 (RS): K to M, M1R, SM, k1, M1L, work Raindrops Pattern to 1 st before M, M1R, k1, SM, M1L, k to M, SM, p1, W&T – 4 sts inc’d.
Short Row 4 (WS): K1, SM, p to M, SM, p1, work Raindrops Pattern to 1 st before M, p1, SM, p to M, k1, W&T.
Short Row 5 (RS): P1, SM, k to M, M1R, SM, k1, M1L, work Raindrops Pattern to 1 st before M, M1R, k1, SM, M1L, k to M, SM, p1, k1, p3, W&T – 4 sts inc’d.
Short Row 6 (WS): K3, p1, k1, SM, p to M, SM, p1, work Raindrops Pattern to 1 st before M, p1, SM, p to M, SM, k1, p1, k3, W&T.
Short Row 7 (RS): P3, k1, p1, SM, k to M, M1R, SM, k1, M1L, work Raindrops Pattern to 1 st before M, M1R, k1, SM, M1L, k to M, SM, p1, (k1, p3) twice, W&T – 4 sts inc’d.
Short Row 8 (WS): (K3, p1) twice, k1, SM, p to M, SM, p1, work Raindrops Pattern to 1 st before M, p1, SM, p to M, k1, (p1, k3) twice, W&T.
Short Row 9 (RS): Work sts as they appear to M, SM, k to M, M1R, SM, k1, M1L, work Raindrops Pattern to 1 st before M, M1R, k1, SM, M1L, k to M, SM, p1, (k1, p3) twice, k1, p1, SM, k to M, SM, WT& – 4 sts inc’d.
Short Row 10 (WS): SM, work sts as they appear to 5th M, k1, (p1, k3) twice, p1, k1, SM, p to M, SM, W&T – 118 (134, 134, 140, 150, 156) sts on needles; 41 (45, 45, 47, 49, 51) sts for Back; 20 (24, 24, 24, 28, 28) sts for each Sleeve; 37 (41, 41, 45, 45, 49) sts for Front.

Yoke

Rnd 1 (Inc, RS): SM, k to M, SM, work Raindrops Pattern (Sleeve) over next 11 sts, SM, k to M, M1R, SM, k1, M1L, work Raindrops Pattern to 1 st before M, M1R, k1, SM, M1L, k to M, SM, work Raindrops Pattern (Sleeve) over next 11 sts, SM, k to M, M1R, SM, k1, M1L, k to 1 st before M, M1R, k1, SM, M1L, k to M, work Raindrops Pattern (Sleeve) over next 11 sts, SM – 8 sts inc’d.

This is a new beg rnd. Mark it with contrast marker.

Rnd 2: K to M, SM, k1, work Raindrops Pattern to 1 st before M, k1, SM, k to M, SM, work Raindrops Pattern (Sleeves) over next 11 sts, SM, k to M, SM, k1, k to 1 st before M, k1, SM, k to M, SM, work Raindrops Pattern (Sleeves) over next 11 sts, SM.
Rnd 3 (Inc): K to M, M1R, SM, k1, M1L, work Raindrops Pattern to 1 st before M, incorporating new sts into pattern, M1R, k1, SM, M1L, k to M, SM, work Raindrops Pattern (Sleeves) over next 11 sts, SM, k to M, M1R, SM, k1, M1L, work Ridges Pattern to 1 st before M, M1R, k1, SM, M1L, k to M, SM, work Raindrops Pattern (Sleeves) over next 11 sts, SM – 8 sts inc’d.
Rnd 4: K to M, SM, k1, work Raindrops Pattern to 1 st before M, k1, SM, k to M, SM, work Raindrops Pattern (Sleeves) over next 11 sts, SM, k to M, SM, k1, work Ridges Pattern to 1 st before M, k1, SM, k to M, SM, work Raindrops Pattern (Sleeves) over next 11 sts, SM.

Rep last 2 rnds until you have 52 (60, 64, 70, 78, 82) sts for Sleeves, ending with Rnd 2 – 246 (278, 294, 324, 350, 372) sts on the needles; 69 (77, 81, 91, 95, 103) sts for Front; 73 (81, 85, 93, 99, 105) sts for Back; 52 (60, 64, 70, 78, 82) sts for each Sleeve.

Next Rnd 1 (Inc): K to M, SM, k1, M1L, work Raindrops Pattern to 1 st before M, incorporating new sts into pattern, M1R, k1, SM, k to M, SM, work Raindrops Pattern (Sleeves) over next 11 sts, SM, k to M, SM, k1, M1L, work Ridges Pattern to 1 st before M, M1R, k1, SM, k to M, SM, work Raindrops Pattern (Sleeves) over next 11 sts, SM – 4 sts inc’d.
Next Rnd 2: K to M, SM, k1, work Raindrops Pattern to 1 st to M, k1, SM, k to M, SM, work Raindrops Pattern (Sleeves) over next 11 sts, SM, k to M, SM, k1, work Ridges Pattern to 1 st before M, k1, SM, k to M, SM, work Raindrops Pattern (Sleeves) over next 11 sts, SM.

Rep last 2 rnds until you have 71 (81, 91, 101, 107, 117) sts for Front, ending with Next Rnd 2 – 250 (286, 320, 352, 382, 405) sts on the needles; 71 (81, 91, 101, 107, 117) sts for Front, 75 (85, 101, 111, 119, 124) sts for Back, 52 (60, 64, 70, 78, 82) sts for each Sleeve.

Rnd 1 (Inc): K to M, SM, k1, M1L, work Raindrops Pattern to 1 st before M, incorporating new sts into pattern, M1R, k1, SM, k to M, SM, work Raindrops Pattern (Sleeves) over next 11 sts, SM, k to M, SM, k1, work Ridges Pattern to 1 st before M, k1, SM, k to M, SM, work Raindrops Pattern (Sleeves) over next 11 sts, SM – 2 sts inc’d.
Rnd 2: k to M, SM, k1, work Raindrops Pattern to 1 st to M, k1, SM, k to M, SM, work Raindrops Pattern (Sleeves) over next 11 sts, SM, k to M, SM, k1, work Ridges Pattern to 1 st to M, k1, SM, k to M, SM, work Raindrops Pattern (Sleeves) over next 11 sts, SM.

Rep last 2 rnds until you have 91 (101, 111, 123, 133, 155) sts for Back – 266 (302, 330, 364, 396, 436) sts on the needles; 91 (101, 111, 123, 133, 155) sts for Back, 52 (60, 64, 70, 78, 82) sts for each Sleeve, 71 (81, 91, 101, 107, 117) sts for Front.

Work even in patt as est, slipping markers, until the Armhole measures 7¾ (8½, 9, 9, 9½, 9¾)” / [20 (22, 23, 23, 24, 25) cm] along back raglan.

Next Rnd: K to M, SM, k1, work Raindrops Pattern to 1 st before M, k1, SM, k to M, SM, work Raindrops Pattern (Sleeves) over next 11 sts, SM, k to M, SM, k1, work Ridges Pattern to 1 st before M, k1, remove M (this rnd is not worked to end rnd)

Separate Body and Sleeves

Next Rnd: Slip Left Sleeve sts on waste yarn, remove M, CO 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) sts, PM, CO 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) sts, remove M, work Raindrops Pattern to M, remove M, slip Left Sleeve sts on waste yarn, remove M, CO 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) sts, PM, CO 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) sts, work Ridges Pattern to M.

This is a new beg rnd. Mark it with contrast marker – 174 (194, 218, 240, 260, 292) sts on the needles; 77 (87, 99, 109, 117, 127) sts for Front, 97 (107, 119, 131, 147, 165) sts for Back.

Body

Next Rnd: Work Raindrops Pattern to next M, incorporating new sts into pattern, SM, work Ridges Pattern to next M, incorporating new sts into pattern.

Work in pattern as est until piece meas 15 (15¾, 15¾, 16½, 16½, 17¼)” / [38 (40, 40, 42, 42, 44) cm], or desired length from Armholes, measuring at one of the sides.

Switch to smaller needles.

Work in K1P1 Rib for 4 rnds as folls:

Set-up Rnd: Remove M, p to next k st, PM for a new beg rnd.

Next Rnd: *K1, p1; rep from * around.

Rep last rnd 2 times more.

BO in patt.

Sleeves

Transfer live sts from stitch holder on larger needles. Rejoin yarn and go on as folls, beg at center underarm:

Set-up Rnd: Pick up and k3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) sts, k to M, SM, work Raindrops Pattern (Sleeves) over next 11 sts, SM, k to end, pick up and k3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) sts to center underarm, PM for beg rnd – 58 (66, 72, 78, 88, 92) sts on the needles.

Rnd 1: K to M, SM, work Raindrops Pattern (Sleeves) over next 11 sts, SM, k to end, SM.

Rep last rnd 8 times more.

Dec Rnd: K1, ssk, k to M, SM, work Raindrops Pattern (Sleeves) over next 11 sts, SM, k to 3 sts before end of rnd, k2tog, k1, SM – 2 sts dec’d; 56 (64, 70, 76, 86, 90) sts.

Work even in patt as est, repeating Dec Rnd every 20 (14, 10, 10, 6, 6)th rnd 6 (9, 11, 13, 17, 9) times more, then every 0 (0, 0, 0, 0, 8)th rnd, 0 (0, 0, 0, 0, 10) times – 44 (46, 48, 50, 52, 52) sts.

Work even in patt until Sleeve meas 19½ (19½, 19½, 20, 20, 20)” / [50 (50, 50, 51, 51, 51) cm].

Switch to smaller needles.

Work in K1P1 Rib for 4 rnds as folls:

Set-up Rnd: Remove M, k to next p st, PM for a new beg rnd, remove other markers.

Next Rnd: *P1, k1; rep from * around.

Rep last rnd 2 times more.

BO in patt.

Finishing

Weave in the ends. Wet-block to measurements.yarn ball

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