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Seren Split Turtleneck Sweater

Seren is a simply gorgeous sweater featuring a split turtleneck. Worked in stockinette, the split at the shoulder is buttoned up with colorful buttons of your choosing that go all the way up the 2×2 ribbed neck.

Time: 50 hours

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Finished Bust Size 35½ (40, 43, 47¼, 51½)” to fit bust 34 (38, 42, 46, 50)”

1-2” positive ease recommended

Shown in size 35½”

Gauge: 22 sts and 28 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Plymouth Yarn Worsted Merino Superwash (100% superwash fine Merino wool; 218 yards [200 meters]/100 grams): #94 Beach Grass (MC, 6 (6, 7, 7, 8) hanks)

Needles: US size 5 (3.75 mm), 7 (4.5 mm) 24” straight and US size 5 (3.75 mm) 16” circular needles

Notions: Tapestry needle, ten ½” buttons, sewing needle and matching thread

Special Stitches

2X2 Ribbing (multiple of 4 sts + 2)

Row 1: *K2, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 2: *P2, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.

Rep Rows 1-2 for pattern.

Pattern Notes

The sweater is worked in separate pieces and seamed.

Pattern

Back

With smaller needles, CO 98 (110, 118, 130, 142) sts.

Work 2X2 ribbing for 3”.

Switch to larger needles.

Work in St st until piece measures 18 (17.5, 18, 18.5, 18)”, ending with a WS row.

Armhole

Next 2 rows: BO 10 (15, 19, 23, 27) sts for underarm and work to end. (78 (80, 80, 84, 88) sts rem)

Cont even until piece measures 25 (25, 26, 27, 27)”, ending with a WS row.

Back neck opening

Next row (RS): K30 (31, 33, 34, 35) sts. Attach another ball of yarn, BO next 18 (18, 14, 16, 18) sts for back neck opening, and knit to end. (30 (31, 33, 34, 35) sts rem for each shoulder)

Working both sides at the same time, dec 1 st at the neck edge every other row 5 times. (25 (26, 28, 29, 30) sts rem)

Cont even until piece measures 27 (27, 28, 29, 29)”, ending with a WS row.

BO all sts loosely.

Front

Work same as for back until armhole, ending with a WS row.

Armhole

Next 2 rows: BO 10 (15, 19, 23, 27) sts for underarm and work to end. (78 (80, 80, 84, 88) sts rem)

Cont even until piece measures 21 (21, 22, 23, 23)”, ending with a WS row.

Front neck opening

Next row (RS): K30 (31, 33, 34, 35) sts. Attach another ball of yarn, BO next 18 (18, 14, 16, 18) sts for front neck opening, and knit to end. (30 (31, 33, 34, 35) sts rem for each shoulder)

Complete piece as for back.

Sleeve (make 2)

With smaller needles, CO 42 (42, 42, 46, 46) sts.

Work 2×2 ribbing for 3”.

Switch to larger needles.

Work in St st, inc 1 st on both sides every 4 rows 29 (31, 34, 35, 37) times. (100 (104, 110, 116, 120) sts)

Work even until piece measures 19 (19, 19, 20, 20)”, ending with a WS row.

BO all sts loosely.

Finishing

Turtle Neck

Sew left shoulder.

With smaller circular needles and RS facing, pick up and knit 118 (118, 122, 126, 126) sts around neckline. Do not join.

Work in 2×2 ribbing for 7”.

BO all sts loosely.

Right back shoulder finishing (buttonband): With RS facing, pick up and knit 54 (54, 58, 58, 58) sts along shoulder and turtle neck edge. Work 2×2 ribbing for 6 rows. BO all sts loosely.

Right front shoulder finishing (buttonhole band): With RS facing, pick up and knit 54 (54, 58, 58, 58) sts along shoulder and turtle neck edge. Work 2×2 ribbing for 3 rows.

Sizes 35½ (40)” Only:

Row 4 (RS): Work 4 sts, [yo, k2og, work 3 sts] 10 times.

Sizes 43 (47¼, 51½)” Only:

Row 4 (RS): Work 5 sts, (yo, k2og, work 3 sts) 10 times, work 3 sts.

All Sizes:

Rows 5-6: Work in pattern as established. BO all sts loosely.

Sew sleeves in place.

Sew side seams.

Sew sleeve seams.

Block sweater to size.

Sew buttons across from buttonholes.

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Comments
  • I would really appreciate this pattern being printable so I can refer to it as I’m knitting. Constantly referring to my phone or laptop, which always seems to turn off just before I need to consult the pattern again.

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    • Nicola P.

      Hello Bea! You are welcome to save this pattern by copying and pasting into a word document or by printing the pattern via the printer icon on the left hand side of your screen. Hope this helps! – Nicola, Editor

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