Lightweight Luna Sweater

Soft as clouds, this comfy mohair sweater is made with modified drop shoulders help you avoid underarm bulk while keeping with the simple shaping. This super lightweight sweater is great to throw on for a trip to the beach or to have nearby for any suddenly chilly summer nights.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished bust: 34” (38”, 42”, 46”, 50”)

Gauge: 11 sts and 20 rows = 4” [10 cm] in garter stitch without blocking

Materials

Yarn: Elann.com Silken Kydd (70% super kid mohair, 30% silk ; 232 yards [213 meters]/25 grams): #15 Raisin (3 (3, 4, 4, 5) skeins)
Needles: US size 10 (6.0 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Stitch holder or waste yarn, tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

Center lace panel is worked first, then the Fronts/Sides are begun by picking up stitches along each side.
There are no side seams, there is a center back seam which should be grafted.

Pattern

Lace Panel

Cast on 25 sts.
Knit 4 rows.
Row 1 (RS): K1, (p1, k2tog, yo) 7 times, p1, k2.
Row 2 (WS): K1, *p1, k2. Rep from * to end.
Rep Rows 1-2 for pattern until work measures 9.5” (9.5”, 10.5”, 10.5”, 11.5”) from cast-on edge, ending with a Row 2.
Knit 4 rows. Bind off.

Right Front/Side

Cast on 18 (18, 21, 21, 24) sts, pick up and knit 34 (34, 37, 37, 40) sts along right hand side of center lace panel. (52 (52, 58, 58, 64) sts)
Work in garter stitch for 4” (4”, 4.5”, 4.5”, 5”) ending with a WS row, increasing 1 st with a M1 inc 1 st in from the bottom edge on next row and every 3rd row. (60 (60, 64, 64, 73) sts)

Armhole
Row 1 (RS): BO 20 (20, 21, 21, 23) sts, k across. (40 (40, 43, 43, 50) sts)
Row 2: K.
Row 3: K2tog, k across to last st, M1, k last st.
Row 4: K.
Row 5: K2tog, k across. (39 (39, 42, 42, 49) sts)
Row 6: K1, M1, k to last 2 st, k2tog.
Row 7: K2tog, k across. (38 (38, 41, 41, 48) sts)
Knit 2 (6, 10, 14, 18) rows even

Back/Armhole Increase
Row 1: K to last st. M1, k1. (39 (39, 42, 42, 49) sts)
Row 2: K1, M1, K across. (40 (40, 43, 43, 50) sts)
Row 3: K.
Rows 4-6: Rep Rows 1-2, then 1 once more. (42 (42, 45, 45, 52) sts)
Row 7: K across, cast on 20 (20, 21, 21, 23) sts. (62 (62, 66, 66, 75) sts)
Work even in garter st until Back measures 4” (4”, 4.5”, 4.5”, 5”) measured from top of armhole.

Neckline/Back

Continue on in garter st, decreasing one st at neck edge for 4 rows, until work measures 7.5” (8.5”, 9.5”, 10.5”, 11.5”), measured from top of armhole, ending with a WS row. Place stitches on stitch holder or waste yarn for grafting later.

Left Front/Side

Pick up and knit 34 (34, 37, 37, 40) sts along left hand side of center lace panel. Cast on 18 (18, 21, 21, 24) sts. (52 (52, 58, 58, 64) sts)
Work in garter stitch for 4” (4”, 4.5”, 4.5”, 5”) ending with a RS row, increasing 1 st with a M1 inc 1 st in from the bottom edge on next row and every 3rd row. (60 (60, 64, 64, 73) sts)
Rep all remaining instructions from Right Side/Front, ending with a RS row. Place stitches on stitch holder or waste yarn for grafting later.

Sleeves: Make 2

Cast on 28 (28, 31, 31, 34) sts.
Work in garter stitch, increasing with a M1 increase at the beginning and end of every:
10th row: 3 times.
8th row: 2 times.
7th row: 2 times.
5th row: 5 times.
Then work even in garter stitch for an additional 0 (4, 8, 12, 16) rows.

Sleeve Cap
Bind off 2 sts at the beg of each of the next 4 rows; bind off.

Finishing

Graft center back seam, using Kitchener Stitch or desired method.
Sew shoulder seams.
Sew sleeve seams.
Insert sleeves into armholes and sew into place.
Weave in all ends. yarn ball

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