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Raina Fringe Sweater

The highlight of this funnel-neck sweater with a straight loose silhouette and drop-shoulder billow sleeves, is the intriguing center panel of cables that form diamonds and leaves, with a fringe at each side of the panel. The back, sleeves and sides of the front are worked in quadruple moss stitch, constructing a delicate texture.

Time: 92 Hour Pattern

Skill level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 37.80 (42, 44, 49.80, 54)” to fit 32 (36, 40, 44, 48)”

6″ positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 36″

Gauge: 31.5 sts and 54 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in rib; 32.25 sts and 35 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in Quadruple Moss Stitch, after wet blocking

Materials

Super fine weight yarnYarn: Ancient Art Yarns Little Nettle Soft (68% superwash fine Merino, 32% nettle; 385 yards [350 meters]/100 grams): Champagne (5 (6, 6, 7, 8) skeins).

Needles: US size 3 (3 mm) straight or circular needles

Notions: Markers, tapestry needle, cable needle

Abbreviations

lp – loop stitch

Special Stitches

Semi-tubular 1×1 Ribbing:

Row 1 (RS): K1 (edge st), [k1, p1] across to last st, k1 (edge st).

Row 2 (WS): K1 (edge st), [yfwd and sl1p, yarn back and k1] across to last st, k1 (edge st).

Rep Rows 1-2 for pattern.

Quadruple Moss Stitch (multiple of 2 sts +2)

Row 1 (RS): K1 (edge st), [k1, p1] across to last st, k1 (edge st).

Row 2: K1 (edge st), [k1, p1] across to last st, k1 (edge st).

Rows 3-4: Rep Rows 1-2.

Row 5: K1 (edge st), [p1, k1] across to last st, k1 (edge st).

Row 6: K1 (edge st), [p1, k1] across to last st, k1 (edge st).

Rows 7-8: Rep Rows 5-6.

Rep Rows 1-8 for pattern.

Loop Stitch:

On RS: Insert your needle kwise in the next st on LH needle, wrap the yarn clockwise and bring it forward between the two needles. Place your thumb on top of the yarn and bring it back between needles. Without releasing either loop, knit the stitch again. Then, pass the first st over the stitch you just knitted and off the needle. Purl the st on WS.

Sloped BO

To prevent “stair steps” from forming between subsequent BO rows, use the sloped BO method as following: On the first BO row, bind off as usual to define the initial part of the slope. Work the next row to the last st, but do not work the last st. Turn work so that the unworked st becomes the first st on the RH needle. Sl the first st on the LH needle pwise, then BO the unworked st by lifting it over the sl st and off the needle.

Pattern Notes

The garment is worked back and forth from the bottom-up in separate pieces and seamed.

During shaping, if there are not enough stitches to work each cable, work remaining stitches in Stockinette stitch.

Pattern

Back

CO 152 (168, 184, 200, 218) sts.

Hem

Work in Semi-tubular 1×1 Ribbing until piece measures 2″ from CO, ending with a WS row.

Body

Work in moss st patt following Quadruple Moss Stitch chart, or written instructions (see Special Stitches), and at the same time inc 4 (6, 6, 4, 6) sts, as follows:

Size 32 Only

Next Row (RS): K1 (edge st), *[k1, p1] 14 times, k1, (p1, k1) in next st, p1, [k1, p1] 14 times, (k1, p1) in next st; rep from * once, [k1, p1] 15 times, k1 (edge st).  (156 sts)

Size 36” Only

Next Row (RS): K1 (edge st), *[k1, p1] 11 times, (p1, k1) in next st, [k1, p1] 11 times, k1, (p1, k1) in next st, p1; rep from * 2 times, [k1, p1] 11 times, k1 (edge st). (174 sts)

Size 40 Only

Next Row (RS): K1 (edge st), [k1, p1] 13 times, (p1, k1) in next st, *[k1, p1] 12 times, k1, (p1, k1) in next st, p1, [k1, p1] 12 times, (p1, k1) in next st; rep from * once, [k1, p1] 12 times, k1, (p1, k1) in next st, p1, [k1, p1] 12 times, k1 (edge st). (190 sts)

Size 44 Only

Next Row (RS): K1 (edge st), *[k1, p1] 19 times, (k1, p1) in next st, [k1, p1] 19 times, k1, (p1, k1) in next st, p1; rep from * once, [k1, p1] 19 times, k1 (edge st). (204 sts)

Size 48 Only

Next Row (RS): K1 (edge st), *[k1, p1] 15 times, (k1, p1) in next st; rep from * 5 times, [k1, p1] 15 times, k1 (edge st). (224 sts)

All Sizes

Continue in pattern as established, working Rows 2-8 of Quadruple Moss Stitch chart (Row 1 has already been worked) and then repeating Rows 1-8, until piece measures 20.5 (20.9, 21.3, 21.7, 22)”, ending with a WS.

Shape Shoulder:

BO 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) sts at beg of next 12 (14, 14, 12, 12) rows, then BO 5 (0, 0, 8, 10) sts at beg of next 2 (0, 0, 2, 2) row(s). (62 (62, 64, 68, 72) sts rem)

BO all sts.

Front

CO 152 (168, 184, 200, 218) sts.

Hem

Work in Semi-tubular 1×1 Ribbing until piece measures 2″ from CO, ending with a WS row.

Body

Work in pattern following Quadruple Moss Stitch chart & Cable chart, or written instructions (see Special Stitches), and at the same time inc 4 (6, 6, 4, 6) sts, as follows:

Size 32 Only

Next Row (RS): K1 (edge st), [k1, p1] 14 times, k1, (p1, k1) in next st, p1, [k1, p1] 6 times, k1, k1 tbl, lp2, k1 tbl, k12, M1, k30, M1, k12, k1 tbl, lp2, k1 tbl, p1, [k1, p1] 6 times, (k1,p1) in next st, [k1, p1] 15 times, k1 (edge st). (156 sts)

Size 36 Only

Next Row (RS): K1 (edge st), [k1, p1] 11 times, (k1, p1) in next st, [k1, p1] 11 times, k1, (p1, k1) in next st, p1, [k1, p1] 2 times, k1 tbl, lp2, k1 tbl, k15, M1, k24, M1, k15, k1 tbl, lp2, k1 tbl, [k1, p1] 2 times, (k1, p1) in next st, [k1, p1] 11 times, k1, (p1, k1) in next st, p1, [k1, p1] 11 times, k1 (edge st). (174 sts)

Size 40 Only

Next Row (RS): K1 (edge st), [k1, p1] 13 times, (p1, K1) in next st, [k1, p1] 12 times, k1, (p1, K1) in next st, p1, [k1, p1] 3 times, k1 tbl, lp2, k1 tbl, k14, M1, k26, M1, k14, k1 tbl, lp2, k1 tbl, [k1, p1] 4 times, (k1, p1) in next st, [k1, p1] 12 times, k1, (p1, K1) in next st, p1, [k1, p1] 12 times, k1 (edge st). (190 sts)

Size 44 Only

Next Row (RS): K1 (edge st), [k1, p1] 19 times, (k1, p1) in next st, [k1, p1] 11 times, k1 tbl, lp2, k1 tbl,

k14, M1, k40, M1, k14, k1 tbl, lp2, k1 tbl, [k1, p1] 10 times, k1, (p1, K1) in next st, p1, [k1, p1] 19 times, k1 (edge st). (204 sts)

Size 48 Only

Next Row (RS): K1 (edge st), [k1, p1] 15 times, (k1,p1) in next st, [k1, p1] 15 times, (k1,p1) in next st,

[k1, p1] 4 times, k1 tbl, lp2, k1 tbl, k19, M1, k31, M1, k18, k1 tbl, lp2, k1 tbl, [k1, p1] 4 times, (k1,p1) in next st, [k1, p1] 15 times, (k1,p1) in next st, [k1, p1] 15 times, k1 (edge st). (224 sts)

Sizes 32 (36, 40) Only

Next Row (WS): K1 (edge st), work Row 2 of Quadruple Moss Stitch pattern over the next 45 (54, 62) sts, p1 tbl, p2, p1 tbl, p4, k2, p1 tbl, [p1 tbl, k2, p8, k2, p1 tbl] 3 times, p1 tbl, k2, p4, p1 tbl, p2, p1 tbl,

work Row 2 of Quadruple Moss Stitch pattern over the next 45 (54, 62) sts, k1 (edge st).

Sizes 44 (48) Only

Next Row (WS): K1 (edge st), work Row 2 of Quadruple Moss Stitch pattern over the next 62 (72) sts, p1 tbl, p2, p1 tbl, [p4, k2, p2 tbl, k2, p4], 5 times, p1 tbl, p2, p1 tbl, work Row 2 of Quadruple Moss Stitch pattern over the next 62 (72) sts, k1 (edge st).

Cont in pattern as established, rep Rows 3-30 of Cable pattern until piece measures 19.7 (20, 20.5, 20.9, 21.25)” from CO, ending with a WS.

Note: Shoulder shaping beg before neck shaping ends; read the following sections all the way through before proceeding.

Shape Neck:

Next Row (RS): Work 63 (72, 79, 84, 92) sts, join 2nd ball of yarn and BO 30 (30, 32, 36, 40) sts, work to end.

Working each side separately, at each neck edge BO 3 sts 2 times, then BO 2 sts 2 times, and BO 1 st 6 times.

At the same time, when piece measures 20.5 (20.9, 21.3, 21.7, 22)”, shape shoulders as for back. BO all sts.

Sleeve (make 2)

CO 74 (80, 86, 90, 92) sts.

Cuff

Work in Semi-tubular 1×1 Ribbing until piece measures 2.2″, ending with a WS row.

Work in pattern following Quadruple Moss Stitch chart or written instructions and at the same time inc 80 (80, 80, 84, 88) sts, as follows:

Size 32 Only

Next Row (RS): (K1, p1) in each of the next 9 sts, (k1, p1, k1) in next st, [(p1, k1) in each of the next 10 sts, (p1, k1, p1) in next st, (k1, p1) in each of the next 10 sts, (k1, p1, k1) in next st] 2 times, (p1, k1) in each of the next 10 sts, (p1, k1, p1) in next st, (k1, p1) in each of the next 9 sts. (154 sts)

Size 36 Only

Next Row (RS): (K1, p1) in each st across. (160 sts)

Sizes 40 (44)” Only

Next Row (RS): (K1, p1) in each of the next 10 (12) sts, k1, [(p1, k1) in each of the next 12 sts, p1, (k1, p1) in each of the next 12 sts, k1] 2 times, (p1, k1) in each of the next 12 sts, p1, (k1, p1) in each of the next 10 (12) sts. (166 (174) sts)

Size 48Only

Next Row (RS): (K1, p1) in each of the next 7 sts, k1, (p1, k1) in each of the next 24 sts, p1, (k1, p1) in each of the next 25 sts, k1, (p1, k1) in each of the next 25 sts, p1, (k1, p1) in each of the next 7 sts. (180 sts)

Cont in Quadruple Moss Stitch pattern, working Rows 2-8 once (Row 1 has already been worked) and then rep Rows 1-8 until piece measures 18.5″, ending with a RS row. BO all sts.

Finishing

Block all pieces to finished measurements. With yarn threaded on a tapestry needle, sew right shoulder.

Neckband

With RS facing, pick up and k150 (150, 154, 164, 172) sts along neck.

Work in Semi-tubular 1×1 Ribbing until it measures 3.5″. BO all sts loosely.

Sew left shoulder and neckband seam.

Fold neckband in half towards the inside and whip-stitch the BO edge along the neck edge.

Sew in sleeves, matching the center of the sleeve top to the shoulder seam and the edges 9.25 (9.65, 10, 10.40, 10.80)” from the shoulder seam for armhole.

Sew underarm and side seams with the mattress stitch.

Weave in ends.

Insert your forefinger in each loop and pull the loop as much as you can to tighten the knot and secure the loop from unraveling. Cut each loop in half and trim to make sure the fringe has an equal length.

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