Ocean Waves Pullover

Using a simple repeating pattern and a cute lace design, this project is a challenging, but quick knit that you’ll love to make next. Half-length sleeves also make this a great transitional piece from season to season.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 32 (36, 40, 44, 48)”; 1” positive ease recommended in everywhere but bust area; Shown in size small

Gauge: 29 sts and 42 rows = 6” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn:

Medium Weight Yarn Willow Yarns Attire Worsted (100% superwash extra fine merino; 110 yards [101 meters]/ 50 grams): #0011 Persian (9 (10, 11, 12, 14) balls)

Needles: US size 6 (4.0 mm): straight or circular needle

Notions: Markers, tapestry needle, sewing needle

Pattern Notes

Yarn changes drape, fluffiness and open-ness considerably after wet blocking. Save time by taking time: do a swatch, wash and block it before measuring.

Pattern

Sleeve

CO 54 (54, 58, 60, 62) sts.

Row 1 (WS): P1, *k1, p1; rep from *across row until 1 st rem, p1.
Row 2 (RS): K all sts.
Row 3: P all sts.
Row 4: K1, *p1, k1; rep from * across row until 1 st rem, k1.
Row 5: P1, *p1, k1; rep from * across row until 1 st rem, p1.
Row 6: Rep Row 2.
Row 7: Rep Row 3.
Row 8: K 1st st, *k1, p1; rep from * across row until 1 st rem k last st.
Row 9: P1, *k1, p1; rep from *across row until 1 st rem, p1.

This ends the basketweave edging.

Sleeve Increases

*Next Row: K1, m1r, k until 1 st before end of row, m1l, k1. (2 sts inc’d)

Work next 9 (5, 5, 5, 3) rows in St st, purling on odd rows, knitting on even rows.

Rep from * 5 (8, 10, 12, 16) times more. (66 (72, 80, 86, 96) sts)

Work 4 (16, 12, 6, 26) rows in St st. 73 (63, 75, 87, 75) rows worked from CO, ending on WS row.

Sleeve Cap Shaping

Row 1 (RS): Bind off 3 (3, 6, 6, 8) sts knitwise, k to end of row.
Row 2 (WS): Bind off 3 (3, 6, 6, 8) sts purlwise, p to end of row.
Row 3: Bind off 3 (3, 6, 6, 7) sts knitwise, k to end of row.
Row 4: Bind off 3 (3, 6, 6, 7) sts purlwise, p to end of row.

Sizes 36”, 44” and 48” Bust Only

Next Row: K1, ssk, k to 3 sts before end of row, k2tog, k1. (2 sts dec’d)
Next Row: P all sts.

Sizes 36” and 48” Bust Only

Next row: K1, ssk, k to 3 sts before end of row, k2tog, k1. (2 sts dec’d)
Next row: P all sts.

For All Sizes

*Next row (RS): K1, ssk, k to 3 sts before end of row, k2tog, k1. (2 sts dec’d)
Next row (WS): P all sts.

Rep from * 19 (20, 19, 21, 21) times more.

Bind off knitwise remaining 14 (14, 16, 16, 18) sts.

Back

CO 82 (90, 102, 110, 122) sts.

Row 1 (WS): P 1st st, *k1, p1; rep from * until 1 st before end of row, p1.
Row 2 (RS): K all sts.
Row 3: P all sts.
Row 4: K1, *p1, k1; rep from * until 1 st before end of row, k1.
Row 5: P1, *p1, k1; rep from * until 1 st before end of row, p1.
Row 6: Rep Row 2.
Row 7: Rep Row 3.
Row 8: K 1st st, *k1, p1; rep from * until 1 st before end of row, k1.
Row 9: P1, *k1, p1; rep from * until 1 st before end of row, p1.

This ends the basketweave edging.

Body

Working in St st until 126 (124, 120, 116, 118) rows are worked from hemline.

Armhole Decreases

Row 1 (RS): Bind off 2 [3, 5, 6, 8] sts knitwise, k to end of row.
Row 2 WS): Bind off 2 [3, 5, 6, 8] sts purlwise, p to end of row.
Row 3: Bind off 1 [3, 4, 6, 7] sts knitwise, k to end of row.
Row 4: Bind off 1 [3, 4, 6, 7] sts purlwise, p to end of row. (76 (78, 84, 86, 92) sts)

Sizes 32, 36, 40 and 48 Only

Next Row: K1, ssk, k to 3 sts before end of row, k2tog, k1. (2 sts dec’d)
Next Row: p all sts.

Sizes 32 and 40 Only

Next Row: k1, ssk, k to 3 sts before end of row, k2tog, k1. (2 sts dec’d)
Next Row: P all sts. (72 (76, 80, 86, 90) sts

Armhole to Neckline Bindoff

Cont in St st until 34 (36, 38, 40, 46) rows from armhole.

Shaping Back Neckline

Next Row (RS): K28 (30, 31, 32, 34) sts. Join new yarn. Bind off center 16 (16, 18, 22, 22) sts. K rem 28 (30, 31, 32, 34) sts.

Left Shoulder

Next Row: P all sts.
Next Row: Bind off 6 (6, 6, 7, 8) sts, k rem 22 (24, 25, 25, 26) sts.

Work next 2 (4, 4, 4, 4) rows in St st.

Next Row (WS): Bind off Purlwise.

Right Shoulder

Next Row: Picking up yarn on RS, bind off purlwise 6 (6, 6, 7, 8) sts, p rem 22 (24, 25, 25, 26) sts.
Next Row: K all sts.

Work next 2 (4, 4, 4, 4) rows in St st.

Next Row (WS):  Bind off Purlwise.

Front

CO 82 (90, 102, 110, 122) sts.

Setup Row (WS): P1, k2 (0, 4, 2, 1) sts, place marker, work Left False Cable 4 (5, 5, 6, 7) times, work Left Lace Panel once, work Basketweave Chart 12 (13, 15, 16, 18) times, work Right Lace Panel once, work Right False Cable 4 (5, 5, 6, 7) times, k2 (0, 4, 2, 1) sts, p1.

Begin working Body until 126 (124, 120, 116, 118) rows have been worked since hem.

Armhole Decreases

Row 1 (RS): Bind off 2 (3, 5, 6, 8) sts knitwise, continue in pattern to end of row.
Row 2 (WS): Bind off 2 (3, 5, 6, 8) sts purlwise, continue in pattern to end of row.
Row 3: Bind off 1 (3, 4, 6, 7) sts knitwise, continue in pattern to end of row.
Row 4: Bind off 1 (3, 4, 6, 7) sts purlwise, continue in pattern to end of row. (76 (78, 84, 86, 92) sts

32, 36, 40 and 48 Only

Next Row: K1, ssk, cont in pattern to 3 before end of row, k2tog, k1. (2 sts dec’)
Next Row: Cont in pattern for all sts.

32 and 40 Only

Next Row: K1, ssk, con in pattern to 3 sts before end of row, k2tog, k1. (2 sts dec’)
Next Row: Cont in pattern all sts. (72 (76, 80, 86, 90) sts)

Armhole to Neckline Bindoff

Cont in pattern until 20 (20, 22, 24, 24) row from first armhole row.

Shaping Back Neckline

Next Row (RS): Continue in pattern for 33 (35, 37, 40, 42) sts, k2tog, k1.  Join new yarn.  K1, ssk, cont in pattern for next 33 (35, 37, 40, 42) sts.

Left Shoulder

*Next Row (WS): Cont in pattern to 2 sts before end of row, p2.
Next Row (RS): K1, ssk, cont in pattern across row. (1 st dec’d)

Rep from * 12 (12, 13, 16, 17) times more. (22 (24, 25, 25, 26) sts)

** Next Row (WS): Cont in pattern to 2 sts before end of row, p2.
Next Row (RS): K2, cont in pattern for rem sts.

Rep from ** 11 (15, 15, 11, 15) times more. (40 (44, 46, 48, 54) rows worked since neckline began)

Next Row (WS): Bind off purlwise.

Right Shoulder

*Next Row (WS): Picking up yarn, p2, cont in pattern to end of row.

Next Row (RS): Cont in pattern to 3 sts before end of row, k2tog, k1. (1 st dec’d)

Rep from * 12 (12, 13, 16, 17) times more. (22 (24, 25, 25, 26) sts rem)

**Next Row (WS): P2, cont in pattern to end of row.
Next row (RS): Cont in pattern to 2 sts before end of row, k2.

Rep from ** 11 (15, 15, 11, 15) times more. (40 (44, 46, 48, 54) rows worked since neckline began)

Next Row (WS): Bind off purlwise.

Finishing

Weave in ends and lightly steam block all pieces to minimize curling and assist in setting in sleeve.

Using the mattress stitch, join side seams and shoulder seams together. Seam edges of sleeves together. Pin sleeve into place to set in. Seam sleeves to body.

Block a second time to measurements.yarn ball

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Comments
  • Amanda T.

    I might have a go at this as it would suit my Mother very well ,however, i am not at intermediate stage yet.

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