Raspberry Rose Sweater

A peasant-style sweater with a hem of roses is the perfect companion for unpredictable spring weather.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 31 (35, 38.5, 42, 46, 49.5)” to fit bust 29 (33, 36, 40, 44, 47.5)”

1.5” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 38.5”

Gauge: 26 sts and 32 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

Materials

Super fine weight yarnYarn: Anzula Squishy (80% Merino, 10% Cashmere Goat, 10% Nylon; 385 yards [352 meters]/114 grams): Seaside (MC, 2 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4) balls)

Anzula Squishy Skeinettes (80% Merino, 10% Cashmere Goat, 10% Nylon; 84 yards [77 meters]/25 grams): Wine (CC1, 1 ball), Mulberry (CC2, 1 ball), Madam (CC3, 1 ball), Pesto (CC4, 1 ball), Butter (CC5, 1 ball), Lapis (CC6, 1 ball)

Needles: US size 3 (3.25 mm) 36” circular, US size 2 (2.75 mm) 6” DPNs (for i-cord)

Notions: Markers (2), stitch holders (2), tapestry needle, beads (2) and accent beads (2) to fit i-cord, sewing machine to prepare steek edges

Abbreviations

German Short Row or German Turn and Work (GTW) – A nearly invisible short row technique, work to desired turn, turn work, hold yarn to front, slip stitch to right needle and lift working yarn uo and over pulling tightly, creating a double st. Work to next turn as instructed and repeat. All double sts created will be knit as one stitch on following row.

i-cord: Longtail cast on 3 stitches to a DPN, without turning work, slip stitches to other end of needle with working yarn to the left. Bring working yarn around back to knit the 3 stitches. Continue to slip stitches to the other end of the DPN and knit the 3 sts, until desired length. When length is reached, knit the 3 stitches together, break yarn, and pull through remaining st.

Lace CO: Go into the stitch on your left needle (with your right needle) as if to knit/purl twist the new stitch and replace to the left needle, repeat until desired number of stitches are cast on.

Cable CO:  *Knit a stitch from between the two stitches on left needle, twist, and replace to left needle* repeat from *to *, until desired number of stitches are cast on.

Special Stitches

Linen Stitch (worked in the rnd over an odd number of sts)

Rnd 1: *K1, sl1 with yarn held to front; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rnd 2: *Sl1 with yarn held to front, k1; rep from * to last st, sl1 with yarn held to front.

Rep Rnds 1-2 for patt.

Pattern Notes

Raspberry Rose is a tunic style pullover with neck ties, worked from the bottom up.

It has a flared bottom edge and slight bell of the 3/4 length sleeves.

The rose motif is worked over the bottom edges of the body and sleeves.

The neckline is a V with i-cord tie closure.

The Neck opening over the yoke may be worked flat. Omit the 4 steek sts and work back and forth in rows in stockinette.

Pattern

Body

With MC and circular needles, CO 225 (241, 273, 289, 321, 337) sts. Join to work in the rnd, being careful to not twist sts and placing a marker to denote beg of rnd.

Work approx. 1” in Linen Stitch (worked in the rnd over an odd number of sts).

Knit 1 rnd, working 1 decrease and placing side seam marker as follows:

K55 (59, 67, 71, 79, 83) back sts, k2tog, k55 (59, 67, 71, 79, 83) back sts, pm, k113 (121, 137, 145, 161, 169) front sts. (224 (240, 272, 288, 320, 336) sts)

Work chart, stitch repeat 14 (15, 17, 18, 20, 21) times across. For some sizes rnds are not worked, these will read as skip for size ’X’. (196 (210, 238, 252, 280, 294) sts)

Knit 1 rnd in CC6.

Next Rnd: Change to CC5

Size 31 (-, -, -, -, -)” only: *K6, cdd, k5; rep from * to end. (168 (-, -, -, -, -) sts)

Sizes – (35, 38.5, 42, 46, 49.5)” only: *K6, k2tog, k6; rep from * to end. (- (192, 221, 234, 260, 273) sts)

All Sizes

Knit 1 rnd in CC6.

Waist Shaping

Change to MC.

Sizes 31 (35, 38.5, 42, 46, -)” only

Dec Rnd: K, ssk, k to 3 sts before m, k2tog, k1, sm, k1, ssk, k to 3 sts before m, k2tog, k1. (4 sts dec’d)

Knit 3 rnds.

All Sizes

Rep Dec Rnd every 4th rnd 1 (2, 3, 1, 1, 0) more times. (160 (180, 205, 226, 252, 273) sts)

Work even for 3.5 (3.5, 3.5, 3.5, 4, 4)”.

Bust Shaping

Inc Rnd: K1, m1, k to 1 st before m, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1, k to 1 st before m, m1, k1. (4 sts inc’d)

Knit 3 rnds.

Rep Inc Rnd every 4th rnd 9 (11, 11, 11, 11, 11) more times. (200 (228, 253, 274, 300, 321) sts)

Size 31 (-, -, -, -, -)” only

K1, m1, k to 1 st before m, m1, k1, sm, k to end. (202 (-, -, -, -, -) sts)

All Sizes

(202 (228, 253, 274, 300, 321) sts)

Cont in St st until piece meas approx. 17 (18, 18, 18.5, 18.5, 19)” from CO edge.

Place 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 22) underarm sts on holders and set aside and work both sleeves.

Sleeves (make 2)

CO 65 (81, 81, 81, 97, 97) sts.

Knit 1 rnd, decreasing 1 st across. (64 (80, 80, 80, 96, 96) sts)

Work approx. 1” in Linen Stitch (worked in the rnd over an odd number of sts).

Work Chart. (56 (70, 70, 70, 84, 84) sts)

Work 1 rnd in CC6.

Updated 1/25/19

Sizes 31 (-, -, -, -, 49.5)” only

Knit 1 rnd in CC5.

Sizes – (35, 38.5, 42, 46, -)” only

Knit 1 rnd in CC5 as follows:

*K7, cdd, k4; rep from * to end. (- (60, 60, 60, 72, -) sts)

All Sizes

Knit 1 rnd in CC6.

Inc Rnd: K1, m1, k to last st, m1, k1. (2 sts inc’d)

Knit 4 (4, 4, 3, 3, 3) rnds.

Work the above 5 (5, 5, 4, 4, 4) rnds 9 (10, 13, 18, 18, 17) more times. (76 (82, 88, 98, 110, 120) sts)

Work straight until approx. 14.5 (14.5, 15, 15, 15, 15)” or desired length.

Place 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 22) center underarm sts on holders.

Yoke

Join Sleeves to Body beg at center front body. Find your center front st and work as follows:

Knit center front st, knit to st holder, knit across Sleeve sts, knit across Back sts to st holder, knit across Sleeve sts, knit to center front. (298 (328, 357, 390, 432, 473) sts)

Set-Up Rnd 1: BO center front st and purl 6 sts, ktbl, knit to 7 sts before end, ktbl, purl 6 sts, turn and Lace Cast-on 1 st, then Cable Cast-on 8 sts, place marker to denote beg of rnd, Lace Cast-on 1 st, then Cable Cast-on 8 sts. (311 (341, 370, 403, 445, 486) sts + 4 steek sts = 315 (345, 374, 407, 449, 490) sts)

Note: Decreases shaping the yoke will occur over the stockinette section of sts. Holes for the i-cord tie occur on decrease rnds. Stitch counts given include the 4 steek sts.

Set-Up Rnd 2: Join CO sts to front edge and p6, ktbl, k to 16 sts before steek sts, ktbl, p6, k1, p8.

Plain Rnd: P8, k1, p6, ktbl, k to 16 sts before end of rnd, ktbl, p6, k1, p8.

Rep Plain Rnd twice more.

Dec Rnd 1: P4, yo, p2tog, p2, k1, p3, yo, p2tog, p1, ktbl, k4 (5, 2, 2, 3, 4), *k2tog, k6; rep from * 33 (37, 41, 45, 50, 55) more times, k2tog, k5 (5, 2, 3, 4, 4), ktbl, p2, yo, p2tog, p2, k1, p3, yo, p2tog, p3. (35 (39, 45, 47, 52, 57) sts dec’d; 280 (306, 329, 360, 397, 433) sts)

Work Plain Rnd for 8 (9, 10, 10, 11, 10) rnds.

Dec Rnd 2: P4, yo, p2tog, p2, k1, p3, yo, p2tog, p1, ktbl, k4 (1, 1, 2, 3, 3), *k2tog, k5; rep from * 33 (38, 41, 45, 50, 55) more times, k2tog, k4 (1, 2, 2, 3, 4), ktbl, p2, yo, p2tog, p2, k1, p3, yo, p2tog, p3.

Work Plain Rnd for 8 (9, 10, 10, 11, 10) rnds.

Dec Rnd 3: P4, yo, p2tog, p2, k1, p3, yo, p2tog, p1, ktbl, k3 (0, 1, 1, 2, 3), *k2tog, k4; rep from * 32 (38, 41, 45, 50, 55) more times, k2tog, k4 (1, 1, 2, 3, 3), ktbl, p2, yo, p2tog, p2, k1, p3, yo, p2tog, p3.

Work Plain Rnd for 8 (9, 10, 11, 11, 10) rnds.

Dec Rnd 4: P4, yo, p2tog, p2, k1, p3, yo, p2tog, p1, ktbl, k3 (2, 3, 1, 2, 2), *k2tog, k3; rep from * 33 (37, 40, 45, 50, 55) more times, k2tog, k3 (2, 3, 1, 2, 3), ktbl, p2, yo, p2tog, p2, k1, p3, yo, p2tog, p3.

Work Plain Rnd for 9 (9, 10, 11, 11, 10) rnds.

Dec Rnd 5: P4, yo, p2tog, p2, k1, p3, yo, p2tog, p1, ktbl, k2 (1, 2, 2, 3, 2), *k2tog, k2; rep from *33 (37, 40, 44, 49, 55) more times, k2tog, k3 (2, 3, 3, 4, 2), ktbl, p2, yo, p2tog, p2, k1, p3, yo, p2tog, p3.

Work Plain Rnd for 9 (9, 10, 11, 11, 10) rnds.

Dec Rnd 6: P4, yo, p2tog, p2, k1, p3, yo, p2tog, p1, ktbl, k35 (32, 38, 26, 34, 36), *k2tog, k1; rep from *11 (15, 16, 26, 27, 32) more times, k2tog, k35 (33, 38, 26, 35, 36), ktbl, p2, yo, p2tog, p2, k1, p3, yo, p2tog, p3.

Size 49.5” Only

Work 10 rnds

Next Rnd: P4, yo, p2tog, p2, k1, p3, yo, p2tog, p1, ktbl, k16, *k2tog, k13; rep from * 7 times, k2tog, k16, ktbl, p2, yo, p2tog, p2, k1, p3, yo, p2tog, p3. (8 sts dec’d; 163 sts)

Short Row Neck Shaping (work any double sts created from the German Short Row (GTW) as one st)

Short Row 1: P7, k1, p6, ktbl, k62 (68, 75, 80, 89, 89), GTW.

Short Row 2: p45 (49, 53, 57, 63. 63), GTW.

Short Row 3: Knit to 4 sts past the double st created by the GTW, then work GTW.

Short Row 4: Purl to 4 sts past the double st created by the GTW, then work GTW.

Work Short Rows 3 & 4 once more and AT THE SAME TIME, on final row, knit to last 16 sts, ktbl, p6, bind off last 9 and first 9 sts.

Collar

WS Row: K2, *p1, sl with yarn held to RS of work; rep from * to last 3 sts, p1, k2.

RS Row: K2, *sl with yarn held to RS of work, k1; rep from * to last 3 sts, sl with yarn held to RS of work, k2.

BO all sts, loosely, using a standard bind off purl-wise.

Prepare and cut steek.

Fold neck tie hems and sew in place with MC.

I-cord neck tie

With MC and smaller needles, work a 3 st i-cord approx. 52-58” long.

Finish off.

Finishing

Graft underarm sts.

Weave in all ends. Block sweater and i-cord.

With any CC, embroider a simple running st around the neck closure for a bit of colour.

Weave i-cord into holes and tie bead/beads to each end.

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