Sandalwood Pullover

The Sandalwood Pullover is a wonderfully simple sweater—a graduation project for a knitter who has mastered all the easy level skills and wants to pull them all together. The smooth body and sleeves are worked in the round with the yoke and sleeves caps being worked with a simple lace pattern. The result is a comfortable sweater that came be paired equally well with leggings as well as jeans.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 29.5 (33.5, 37.5, 41.5, 45.5, 49.5)” / [75 (85, 95.25, 105.5, 115.5, 125.75) cm].

Neutral ease recommended.

Shown in size 37.5”.

Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st on larger needles after wet blocking.

1 repeat of Yoke Lace patt = 4.25” [10.75 cm].

Materials

Yarn: Fine weight yarnBerroco Quechua (60% Extrafine Merino wool, 20% Baby Alpaca, 20% Yak; 164 yards [150 meters]/50 grams): 1306 Eden (5 (5, 6, 7, 9, 11) balls).

Needles: US size 5 (3.75 mm) 24” circular; US size 5 (3.75 mm) DPNs; US size 3 (3.25 mm) 24” circular; US size 3 (3.25 mm) DPNs.

Notions: Markers, stitch holders, tapestry needle.

Special Stitches

Yoke Lace

Rnd 1: Ssk, k3, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k3, k2tog.

Rnd 2 and all even rnds: Knit.

Rnd 3: Ssk, k3, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k3, k2tog.

Rnd 5: Ssk, k3, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k3, k2tog.

Rnd 7: Ssk, k3, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k3, k2tog.

Rnd 9: Ssk, k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k3, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k2, k2tog.

Rnd 11: Ssk, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k5, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k1, k2tog.

Rnd 13: Ssk, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k7, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k2tog.

Rnd 15: (Yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k3, k2tog, k4, (yo, ssk) 3 times.

Rnd 17: (Yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k3, k2tog, ssk, k3, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k1.

Rnd 19: (Yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k3, k2tog, ssk, k3, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k1.

Rnd 21: (Yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k3, k2tog, ssk, k3, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k1.

Rnd 23: (Yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k3, k2tog, ssk, k3, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k1.

Rnd 25: K1, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k2, k2tog, ssk, k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k2.

Rnd 27: K2, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k1, k2tog, ssk, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k3.

Rnd 29: K3, yo, ssk, yo, (ssk, yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k2tog, yo, k4.

Rnd 31: K4, (yo, ssk) 3 times, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k3, ssk.

 

Sizes 37.5 (41.5, 45.5, 49.5)” only

Rnd 33: Ssk, k3, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k3, k2tog.

Rnd 35: Ssk, k3, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k3, k2tog.

 

Sizes 41.5 (45.5, 49.5)” only

Rnd 37: Ssk, k3, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k3, k2tog.

 

Sizes 45.5 (49.5)” only

Rnd 39: Ssk, k3, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k3, k2tog.

 

Pattern Notes

Body and sleeves are worked in the rnd from the hem and cuffs to the underarms, then joined together using Raglan shaping. The Yoke Lace patt is worked using smaller needles.

Pattern

Using larger needles, CO 152 (172, 192, 212, 232, 252) sts, being careful not to twist sts, pm and join for working in the rnd.

Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep form * to end.

Rep Rnd 1 until piece meas 2” / [5 cm] from CO edge.

Work in St st until piece meas 3” / [7.5 cm] from CO edge.

Setup Rnd: K76 (86, 96, 106, 116, 126), pm for side, k to end.

Dec Rnd: *K1, ssk, k to 3 sts from m, k2tog, k1, sm; rep from * once more. (4 sts dec’d; 148 (168, 188, 208, 228, 248) sts)

Rep Dec Rnd every 6 rnds 6 (6, 5, 4, 4, 5) more times. (124 (144, 168, 192, 212, 228) sts)

Work even until piece meas 10 (10, 10, 11, 11, 11)” / [25.5 (25.5, 25.5, 28, 28, 28) cm] from CO edge.

Inc Rnd: *K1, M1R, k to 1 st from m, M1L, k1, sm: rep from * once more. (4 sts inc’d; 128 (148, 172, 196, 216, 232) sts)

Rep Inc Rnd every 8 rnd 5 (5, 4, 3, 3, 4) times. (148 (168, 188, 208, 228, 248) sts)

Work in St st until piece meas 16 (16, 16, 17, 17, 17)” / [41.5 (41.5, 41.5, 43.25, 43.25, 43.25) cm] from CO edge.

Switch to smaller needle.

Next Rnd: *K18 (23, 28, 14, 19, 24), work Yoke Lace patt across next 38 (38, 38, 76, 76, 76) sts, k to m; rep from * once more.

Work Rnds 2-7 of Yoke Lace patt, stopping 6 (7, 8, 8, 9, 10) sts from end of rnd.

Sleeves (make 2)

Using larger needles, CO 36 (40, 44, 44, 48, 52) sts, being careful not to twist sts, pm and join for working in the rnd.

Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep form * to end.

Work in Rnd 1 until piece meas 4” / [10 cm] from CO edge.

Knit 1 rnd.

Inc Rnd: K1, M1L, k to 1 sts from end, M1R. (2 sts inc’d; 38 (42, 46, 46, 50, 54) sts)

Rep Inc Rnd every 15 (15, 15, 13, 11, 7) rnd 5 (5, 5, 7, 8, 12) more times. (48 (52, 56, 60, 66, 78) sts)

Work in St st until piece meas 16.5 (17, 17, 17.5, 17.5, 18)” / [42 (43.25, 43.25, 44.5, 44.5, 45.75) cm] from CO edge.

Switch to smaller needle.

Next Rnd: K15 (17, 19, 21, 24, 30), work Yoke Lace patt over next 19 sts, k to end.

Work Rnds 2-7 of Yoke Lace patt.

Next Rnd: K6 (7, 8, 8, 9, 10) past m, break yarn leaving a long tail, place first and last 6 (7, 8, 8, 9, 10) sts of rnd on holder for Underarm. (36 (38, 40, 44, 48, 58) sts)

Yoke

Note: Incorporate lace into decreases by knitting 2 sts before or after decrease sts.

Body and Sleeves should continue working Yoke Lace patt with Rnd 8.

Joining Rnd: Removing m as you come to them, place 12 (14, 16, 16, 18, 20) st on holder for Underarm, pm, work 36 (38, 40, 44, 48, 58) Sleeve sts, pm, work 62 (70, 78, 88, 96, 104) Front sts, place following 12 (14, 16, 16, 18, 20) sts on holder for Underarm, pm, work 36 (38, 40, 44, 48, 58) Sleeve sts, pm, work 62 (70, 78, 88, 96, 104) Back sts. (196 (216, 236, 264, 288, 324) sts)

Underarm Shaping: *Work in patt to 1 st past m, k1, sssk, work in patt to 4 sts before m, k3tog, k1; rep from * once more. (8 sts dec’d; 188 (208, 228, 256, 280, 316) sts)

Rep Underarm Shaping every 2 rows 0 (0, 1, 2, 2, 2) more times. (188 (208, 220, 240, 264, 300) sts)

Work 1 rnd even.

Raglan Shaping: *K1, ssk, work to 3 sts from m, k2tog, k1; rep from * 3 more times. (8 sts dec’d; 180 (200, 212, 232, 256, 292) sts)

Rep Raglan Shaping every 2 rnds 10 (10,11,11,13,13) more times. (100 (120, 124, 144, 152, 188 sts)

Work 1 rnd even.

Rib Setup: *K1, p1; rep from * to end.

Rib Dec Rnd: *K1, p2tog, work to 3 sts before m, k2tog, p1; rep from * once more. (4 sts dec’d; 96 (116,120, 140, 148, 184) sts)

Rep Rib Dec every 2 rnds 1 (2, 2, 4, 4, 6) more times. (84 (96, 100, 104, 112, 132) sts; 10 (10, 10, 10, 10, 16) sts each Sleeve; 32 (38, 40, 42, 46, 50) sts Front and Back)

Cont in patt until Rib meas 1.5 (1.5, 1.5, 2, 2, 2)” / [3.75 (3.75, 3.75, 5, 5, 5) cm].

BO in patt.

Finishing

Join underarms using Kitchener Method.

Weave in ends.

Block to schematic measurement.

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