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Sadie Wide Neck Sweater

Sadie is a loose V-neck sweater that can be worn on the edges of the shoulders or pulled up if needed. Front and back constructions are symmetrical, with a cable pattern worked at the sides and in the center, split in half to shape the V-neck. 

Time: 40-60 Hour Pattern

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 34 (37, 41, 46, 50)” to fit bust 32 (36, 40, 44, 48)”

1-2” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 41”.

Gauge: 22 sts and 30 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking.

Materials

Yarn: Garnstudio DROPS Lima (65% wool, 35% alpaca; 109 yards [100 meters]/50 grams): 7810 khaki (8 (9, 10, 11, 12) balls)

Needles: US size 6 (4 mm) 30” circular needles recommended

Notions: Cable needle, stitch markers, tapestry needle, waste yarn for provisional cast on, US G/6 (4 mm) crochet hook for provisional cast on.

Abbreviations

M1R – make 1 right

M1L – make 1 left

2/2 RPC: Sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in back, k2, k2 from cn.

2/2 LPC: Sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in front, k2, k2 from cn.

4/4 RPC: Sl 4 sts onto cn, hold in back, k4, k4 from cn.

4/4 LPC: Sl 4 sts onto cn, hold in front, k4, k4 from cn.

Special Stitches

Center Cable Panel (24 sts)

Row 1 (RS): P4, k16, p4.

Row 2: K4, p16, k4.

Rows 3-6: Rep Rows 1-2 twice.

Row 7: P4, 4/4 RPC, 4/4 LPC, p4.

Row 8: Rep Row 2.

Rows 9-10: Rep Rows 1-2.

Rows 11-12: Rep Rows 7-8.

Rows 13-22: Rep Rows 1-2 five times.

Rep Rows 7-22 for pattern.

Right V-Neck Cable Panel (12 sts)

Row 1 (RS): 4/4 LPC, p4.

Row 2: K4, p8.

Row 3: K8, p4.

Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Rows 5-6: Rep Rows 1-2.

Rows 7-16: Rep Rows 3-4 five times.

Rep Rows 1-16 for pattern.

Left V-Neck Cable Panel (12 sts)

Row 1 (RS): P4, 4/4 RPC.

Row 2: P8, k4.

Row 3: P4, k8.

Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Rows 5-6: Rep Rows 1-2.

Rows 7-16: Rep Rows 3-4 five times.

Rep Rows 1-16 for pattern.

Side Cable Panel (16 sts)

Row 1 (RS): P4, k8, p4.

Row 2: K4, p8, k4.

Rows 3-6: Rep Rows 1-2 twice.

Row 7: P4, 2/2 RPC, 2/2 LPC, p4.

Row 8: Rep Row 2.

Rows 9-10: Rep Rows 1-2.

Rows 11-12: Rep Rows 7-8.

Rows 13-22: Rep Rows 1-2 five times.

Rep Rows 7-22 for pattern.

DS-st: Double Stitches short row (=German short row) After the turn, slip the first stitch with yarn in front. Then take yarn to the back of work. This makes two loops (Double Stitch) from the pulled, slipped stitch. When you find this DS-st in a subsequent row, knit or purl as if it was one (like a k2tog or p2tog).

Provisional Cast-On: Using scrap yarn, create a crochet chain with few stitches more than the number of stitches you wish to cast on. Break yarn and knot the end. Turn crochet chain to the wrong side (the side with bumps on it). Using the yarn intended for your knitting project, insert a knitting needle into the first bump of your crochet chain, wrap your yarn, and draw up a stitch. Continue to cast on a stitch into each bump of your crochet chain until you have cast on the appropriate number of stitches. When you need to access your cast on stitches, carefully un-knot the end of your crochet chain and “unzip” the entire cast on. https://www.ilikeknitting.com/magazine/knitting-tips-and-tutorials/provisional-cast-on-photo-tutorial/

Pattern Notes

This sweater is knit flat, in one piece starting at the front with a provisional cast-on to allow a similar finishing for both hem ribbings. First the lower front body is worked up to the beginning of the split for the v-neck, then sides are worked separately over the shoulders to the back where they will rejoin to work the lower back body in one piece. Sleeves are cast-on and bound off on the same rows as the v-neck split/join and shaped with short-rows. Side and sleave seams are finished from the right side for a decorative accent.

For the short rows, the German/double stitches method is given; however, any short row method (as the Wrap & Turn) (https://www.ilikeknitting.com/magazine/knitting-articles-and-interviews/short-rows-tutorial/) can also be used.

Left and right sides refer to how the garment is worn on the body.

Pattern

Front Ribbing

Using crochet hook and waste yarn, provisional CO 108 (116, 128, 140, 152) sts.

Row 1 (RS): P1, *p2 tbl, k2 tbl; rep from * to last 3 sts, p2 tbl, p1.

Row 2 (WS): P1, *k2 tbl, p2 tbl; rep from * to last 3 sts, k2 tbl, p1.

Rep last 2 rows 11 more times.

Front Body

Row 1 (RS): P1, work Row 1 of Side Cable Panel over next 16 sts, k25 (29, 35, 41, 47), work Row 1 of Center Cable Panel over next 24 sts, k25 (29, 35, 41, 47), work Row 1 of Side Cable Panel over next 16 sts, p1.

Row 2 (WS) and all even numbered rows: P1, work next row of Side Cable Panel over next 16 sts, p25 (29, 35, 41, 47), work next row of Center Cable Panel over next 24 sts, p25 (29, 35, 41, 47), work next row of Side Cable Panel over next 16 sts, p1.

Cont in pattern as established until piece measures 12 (13, 13, 13, 14)” or the desired length, ending with a WS row.

Left V-Neck Side

Decreasing V-Neck Shaping Section:

Row 1 (RS): P1, work Side Cable Panel, k25 (29, 35, 41, 47), work instead of the next Center Cable Panel row the corresponding row of the Left V-Neck Cable Panel over next 12 sts, CO 1 st, turn. (55, 59, 65, 71, 77) sts

Row 2 (WS): P1, work Left V-Neck Cable Panel, p25 (29, 35, 41, 47), work Side Cable Panel, p1, CO 80 (83, 83, 85, 85) sts for left sleeve. (135 (142, 148, 156, 162) sts)

Row 3 (dec): P1, k to next cable panel, work Side Cable Panel, k to last 2 sts before next cable panel, k2tog, work Left V-Neck Cable Panel, p1.

Row 4: P1, work Left V-Neck Cable Panel, p to next cable panel, work Side Cable Panel, p to end.

Rep last 2 rows 13 (14, 15, 15, 16) more times. (121 (127, 132, 140, 145) sts rem)

Decreasing V-Neck and Sleeve Shaping Section:

Row 1 (dec) (RS): P1, k to next cable panel, work Side Cable Panel, k to last 2 sts before next cable panel, k2tog, work Left V-Neck Cable Panel, p1.

Row 2 (dec sleeve short-row): P1, work Left V-Neck Cable Panel, p to next cable panel, work Side Cable Panel, p to last 3 sts, turn.

Row 3 (dec): DS-st, k to next cable panel, work Side Cable Panel, k to last 2 sts before next cable panel, k2tog, work Left V-Neck Cable Panel , p1.

Row 4 (dec sleeve short-row): Rep Row 2.

Rep last 2 rows 10 (13, 18, 24, 29) more times. (73 (67, 52, 36, 21) sts rem)

Sizes 32 (36, 40, 44)” Only

Decreasing Sleeve Shaping Section:

Row 1 (RS): DS-st, k to next cable panel, work Side Cable Panel, k to next cable panel, work Left V-Neck Cable Panel, p1.

Row 2 (dec sleeve short-row): P1, work Left V-Neck Cable Panel, p to next cable panel, work Side Cable Panel, p to last 3 sts, turn.

Rep last 2 rows 1 (1, 2, 0) more time(s). (67 (61, 43, 33) sts rem)

All Sizes

Increasing V-Neck and Sleeve Shaping Section:

Row 1 (RS): DS-st, k to next cable panel, work Side Cable Panel, k to 1 st before next cable panel, M1R, k1, work Left V-Neck Cable Panel, p1.

Row 2 (inc sleeve short-row): P1, work Left V-Neck Cable Panel, p to next cable panel, work Side Cable Panel, p to 1 st after the first DS-st, turn.

Row 3 (inc): P1, k to next cable panel, work Side Cable Panel, k to 1 st before next cable panel, M1R, k1, work Left V-Neck Cable Panel, p1.

Row 4 (inc sleeve short-row): P1, work Left V-Neck Cable Panel, p to next cable panel, work Side Cable Panel, p to 1 st after the next DS-st, turn.

Rep last 2 rows 12 (15, 21, 25, 29) more times. (121 (127, 133, 139, 143) sts)

Increasing V-Neck Shaping Section:

Row 1 (RS) (inc): P1, k to next cable panel, work Side Cable Panel, k to 1 st before next cable panel, M1R, k1, work Left V-Neck Cable Panel, p1. (1 st increased at neck end)  

Row 2 (WS): P1, work Left V-Neck Cable Panel, p to next cable panel, work Side Cable Panel, p to end.

Rep last 2 rows 13 (14, 14, 16, 18) more times. (135 (142, 148, 156, 162) sts)

Last Row (RS): BO 80 (83, 83, 85, 85) sts, p1, work Side Cable Panel, k to next cable panel, work Left V-Neck Cable Panel, k2tog (with last st of cable panel, to decrease the CO 1 st first section). (54 (58, 64, 70, 76) sts).

Fasten off.

Right V-Neck Side

Decreasing V-Neck Shaping Section:

Row 1: With RS facing, join yarn at center front and CO 1 st, work corresponding row of Right V-Neck Cable Panel over next 12 sts, k25 (29, 35, 41, 47), work Side Cable Panel, p1, CO 80 (83, 83, 85, 85) sts for sleeve. (135 (142, 148, 156, 162) sts)

Row 2 (WS): P to next cable panel, work Side Cable Panel, p25 (29, 35, 41, 47), work Right V-Neck Cable Panel, p1.

Row 3 (dec): P1, work Right V-Neck Cable Panel, ssk, k to next cable panel, work Side Cable Panel, k to last st, p1.

Row 4: P to next cable panel, work Side Cable Panel, p to next cable panel, work Right V-Neck Cable Panel, p1.

Rep last 2 rows 13 (14, 15, 15, 16) more times. (121 (127, 132, 140, 145) sts rem)

Decreasing V-Neck and Sleeve Shaping Section:

Row 1 (dec & dec sleeve shor-row) (RS): P1, work Right V-Neck Cable Panel, ssk, k to next cable panel, work Side Cable Panel, k to last 3 sts, turn.

Row 2: DS-st, p to next cable panel, work Side Cable Panel, p to next cable panel, work Right V-Neck Cable Panel, p1.

Rep last 2 rows 11 (14, 19, 25, 30) more times. (73 (67, 52, 36, 21) sts rem)

Sizes 32 (36, 40, 44)” Only

Decreasing Sleeve Shaping Section:

Row 1 (dec sleeve short-row) (RS): P1, work Right V-Neck Cable Panel, k to next cable panel, work Side Cable Panel, k to last 3 sts, turn.

Row 2: DS-st, p to next cable panel, work Side Cable Panel, p to next cable panel, work Right V-Neck Cable Panel, p1.

Rep last 2 rows 1 (1, 2, 0) more times. (67 (61, 43, 33) sts rem)

All Sizes

Increasing V-Neck and Sleeve Shaping Section:

Row 1 (inc & inc sleeve short-row) (RS): P1, work Right V-Neck Cable Panel, k1, M1L, k to next cable panel, work Side Cable Panel, k to 1 st after the first DS-st, turn.

Row 2 (WS): P to next cable panel, work Side Cable Panel, p to next cable panel, work Right V-Neck Cable Panel, p1.

Row 3 (inc & inc sleeve short-row): P1, work Right V-Neck Cable Panel, k1, M1L, k to next cable panel, work Side Cable Panel, k to 1 st after the next DS-st, turn.  

Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Rep last 2 rows 12 (15, 21, 25, 29) more times. (121 (127, 133, 139, 143) sts)

Increasing V-Neck Shaping Section:

Row 1 (inc) (RS): P1, work Right V-Neck Cable Panel, k1, M1L, k to next cable panel, work Side Cable Panel, k to last st, p1.  

Row 2: P to next cable panel, work Side Cable Panel, p to next cable panel, work Right V-Neck Cable Panel, p1.

Rep last 2 rows 13 (14, 14, 16, 18) more times. (135 (142, 148, 156, 162) sts)

Next Row (RS): P1, work Right V-Neck Cable Panel, k to next cable panel, work Side Cable Panel, k to last st, p1.

Last Row (WS): BO 80 (83, 83, 85, 85) sts, p1, work Side Cable Panel, p to next cable panel, work Right V-Neck Cable Panel, p2tog (with last st of cable panel, to dec the CO 1 st from first section). (54 (58, 64, 70, 76) sts rem).

Do not fasten off.

Back Body

Joining Row (WS): Cont Last Row from previous section to join the left side, with WS facing, work Left V-Neck Cable Panel, p to next cable panel, work Side Cable Panel, p1. (108 (116, 128, 140, 152) sts)

Row 1 (RS): P1, work Side Cable Panel, k to cable pattern, work corresponding row of Center Cable Panel chart, k to next cable pattern, work Side Cable Panel, p1.

Cont working in St st and cable patterns as established until piece measures 12 (13, 13, 13, 14)” from join or the desired length, ending with a WS row.

Back Ribbing

Row 1 (RS): P1, *p2 tbl, k2 tbl; rep from * to last 3 sts, p2 tbl, p1.

Row 2 (WS): P1, *k2 tbl, p2 tbl; rep from * to last 3 sts, k2 tbl, p1.

Rep last 2 rows 11 more times.

Fasten off.

Finishing

Place sts from provisional CO of Front Body onto needle and BO all sts.

Sleeve Ribbing

With RS facing, pick-up 56 (60, 64, 68, 72) sts.

Row 1 (RS): P1, *p2 tbl, k2 tbl; rep from * to last 3 sts, p2 tbl, p1.

Row 2 (WS): P1, *k2 tbl, p2 tbl; rep from * to last 3 sts, k2 tbl, p1.

Rep last to rows 11 more times.

BO all sts.

Rep for second sleeve.

V-neck Band

With RS facing, pick up 168 (196, 240, 264, 296) sts around neckline, placing a marker at the center point of each V-neck.

Rnd 1 (RS): *P to 2 sts before next marker, s2kp2; rep from * once more, p to end.

Rnds 2-3: Rep Rnd 1.

BO all sts.

With RS facing, use a whip stitch to sew side seams of body between the bumps of the selvedge stitch for a distinctive decorative finish. Sew sleeves with mattress stitch.

Wash and block to desired measurements.

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