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Shalee Summer Sweater

A layer you’ll love to sport on cooler days, this combination of silk and wool is a great option to keep your neck and upper arms warm. Try and play with the width of the neckline while knitting and you will get an original outfit to match your preferred jeans. Shalee is an effortlessly chic pick for daytime and evening ensembles alike.

Time: 30-45 Hours Project

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished bust size 32 (36, 40, 44, 48)”  to fit bust 32 (36, 40, 44, 48)”

0” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 36”.

Gauge: 24 sts and 36 rows = 4” [10 cm] in broken rib st (alternating both yarns as described in the pattern) after blocking

Materials

Yarn:

Super fine weight yarnIto KINU (100% silk; 464 yards [425 meters]/50 grams): 380 Denim (MC, 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) cones)

Fine weight yarn

Ito SHIMO (80% wool, 20% silk; 291 yards [266 meters]/50 grams): 841 Pale Blush (CC, 1 (1, 2, 2, 2) cones)

 

Needles: US size 6 (4 mm) circular needles

Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle

Abbreviations

SS – single stranded

DS – double stranded

Special Stitches

Kfbf: Knit front, back and front, all in the same st. (2 sts increased)

Pattern Notes

This sweater is worked from the bottom up in the round in Broken Rib pattern. The main body and sleeves are worked in MC alternating single and double strand knitting. Hip and cuff ribbing and neck are worked in single strand CC.

While making the yoke, I suggest to try your garment before starting third yoke decrease section. If you believe the neckline already fits into your desired depth before starting the neckline you can skip this section.

Otherwise stated you should slip markers (SM) every time you find one.

I recommend to measure your gauge before and after blocking. It will help you to better assure the finish measures on the go. In addition, and depending on the type of yarn to use, you need to pay attention to the potential extra stretch due to the weight of the garment in the neckline.

Pattern

Body

Ribbing:

With CC, CO 193 (217, 241, 265, 289) sts and join in the rnd, being careful not to twist the sts.

Sl first CO st from LH needle to RH needle, pass the last CO st over slipped st. Place beg of rnd marker. (192 (216, 240, 264, 288 sts)

Rnd 1: Knit.

Rnd 2: (K1, p1) around.

Rep last 2 rnds 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) more times.

Lower body:

Alternate 2 rnds single stranded and 2 rnds double stranded.

Rnd 1: With MC SS, k to end.

Rnd 2: With MC SS, (k1, p1) around.

Rnd 3: With MC DS, k to end.

Rnd 4: With MC DS, (k1, p1) around.

Rep last 4 rnds 7 more times.

Shape waist:

Rnd 1: With MC SS, k 96 (108, 120, 132, 144), pm for side seam, k to end.

Rnd 2: With MC SS, (k1, p1) around.

Rnd 3: With MC DS, *k1, sk2p, k to 3 sts before marker, sk2p, sl marker; rep from * once more.(8 sts decreased)

Rnd 4: With MC DS, (k1, p1) around.

Rnds 5-8: Rep Rnds 1-4 once more. (176 (200, 224, 248, 272) sts rem)

Rnd 9: With MC SS, k to end.

Rnd 10: With MC SS, (k1, p1) around.

Rnd 11: With MC DS, *k1, kfbf, k to 1 sts before marker, kfbf, sl marker; rep from * once more. (8 sts increased)

Rnd 12: With MC DS, (k1, p1) around.

Rnds 13-16: Rep Rnds 9-12 once more. (192 (216, 240, 264, 288) sts)

Rnd 17: With MC SS, k to end.

Rnd 18: With MC SS, (k1, p1) around.

Rnd 19: With MC DS, k to end.

Rnd 20: With MC DS, (k1, p1) around.

Rep last 4 rnds 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) more times.

Prepare body for yoke join:

With MC SS, [BO 6 (8, 8, 10, 14) sts, k to marker, remove marker] 2 times. (90 (100, 112, 122, 130) sts each front and back rem)

Cut yarn and place sts on hold.

Sleeve (make 2)

Cuff:

With CC, CO 49 (53, 55, 59, 61) sts and join in the rnd, being careful not to twist the sts.

Sl first CO st from LH needle to RH needle, pass the last CO st over slipped st. Place beg of rnd  marker. (48 (52, 54, 58, 60) sts)

Rnd 1: Knit.

Rnd 2: (K1, p1) around.

Rep last 2 rnds 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) more times.

Shape sleeve:

Alternate 2 rnds single stranded and 2 rnds double stranded, increasing 4 sts every 4 rnds.

Rnd 1: With MC SS, k to end.

Rnd 2: With MC SS, (k1, p1) around.

Rnd 3: With MC DS, k1, kfbf, k to 2 sts before marker, kfbf, k1. (4 sts increased)

Rnd 4: With MC DS, (k1, p1) around.

Rep last 4 rnds 5 (5, 6, 6, 6) more times. (72 (76, 82, 86, 88) sts)

Work even:

Rnd 1: With MC SS, k to end.

Rnd 2: With MC SS, (k1, p1) around.

Rnd 3: With MC DS, k to end.

Rnd 4: With MC DS, (k1, p1) around.

Rep last 4 rnds once more.

Prepare sleeves for yoke join

With MC SS, BO 3 (4, 4, 5, 7) sts, k to last 3 (4, 4, 5, 7) sts, BO 3 (4, 4, 5, 7) sts. (66 (68, 74, 76, 74) sts rem)

Remove marker, cut yarn and place sts on hold.

Yoke

With RS facing, return held sts onto needle in the following order: back, sleeve, front, sleeve, place beg of rnd marker and join in the rnd, being careful not to twist the sts. (312 (336, 372, 396, 408 sts).

First yoke decrease:

Rnd 1: With MC SS, (k1, p1) around.

Rnd 2: With MC DS, (k21, sk2p) 13 (14, 15, 16, 17) times, k to end. (286 (308, 342, 364, 374) sts rem)

Rnd 3: With MC DS, (k1, p1) around.

Rnd 4: With MC SS, k to end.

Rnd 5: With MC SS, (k1, p1) around.

Rnd 6: With MC DS, k to end.

Rnd 7: With MC DS, *k1, p1; rep from * to end.

Rep last 4 rnds 1 (2, 2, 3, 3) more time(s).

Second yoke decrease:

Rnd 1: With MC SS, k to end.

Rnd 2: With MC SS, (k1, p1) around.

Rnd 3: With MC DS, *k9, sk2p; rep from * to 10 (8, 6, 4, 2) sts before marker, k to end. (240 (258, 258, 304, 312) sts rem)

Rnd 4: With MC DS, (k1, p1) around.

Rnd 5: With MC SS, k to end.

Rnd 6: With MC SS, (k1, p1) around.

Rnd 7: With MC DS, k to end.

Rnd 8: With MC DS, (k1, p1) around.

Rep last 4 rnds 2 more times.

Third yoke decrease:

Try on the garment to check your yoke before starting this third yoke decrease section. If you believe the neckline already fits into your desired depth before starting the neckline you can skip this section and cont directly with the Neckline section.

Rnd 1: With MC SS, k to end.

Rnd 2: With MC SS, (k1, p1) around.

Rnd 3: With MC DS, *k1, sk2p; rep from * to 0 (2, 2, 0, 0) sts before marker, k to end. (120 (130, 144, 152, 156 sts rem)

Rnd 4: With MC DS, (k1, p1) around.

Rnd 5: With MC SS, k to end.

Rnd 6: With MC SS, (k1, p1) around.

Rnd 7: With MC DS, k to end.

Rnd 8: With MC DS, (k1, p1) around.

BO all sts and cut yarn.

Neckline:

With WS facing and CC, pick up and k the same number of sts that you BO in the yoke.

Rnd 1: Knit.

Rnd 2: (K1, p1) around.

Rep last 2 rnds 30 (32, 34, 36, 38) more times.

BO loosely either using needles a couple of sizes bigger or use Jennys’ surprisingly stretchy bind-off.

Finishing

Sew underarms. Weave in ends. Wash and block to desired measurements.

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