Stripe a Pose Sweater

Stripe a Pose Sweater

Stripe a pose in this dream of a sweater: relaxed fit, dropped shoulders, split hem, crew neck and, of course, stripes! Go bold with neon pink for a summer sweater everyone will remember.

Time: 1 Month pattern

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 31.25 (35.75, 38.75, 43.5, 48, 51, 55.5, 60.25, 63.25, 67.75)”

4-8” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 38.75”

Gauge: 21 sts and 30 rows/rnds = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK (100% Acrylic; 323 yards [295 meters]/100 grams): 1218 Parchment (MC, 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5) balls), 1257 Fiesta (CC, 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) balls)

Needles: US size 7 (4.5 mm) 24” circular and DPNs, US size 6 (4.0 mm) 16” circular and DPNs

Notions: Markers (2), removable markers (2), waste yarn or spare needle for holding live sts, tapestry needle

Special abbreviations

w&t (wrap and turn): To wrap a knit st: with yarn at back of work, slip next st to RH needle, bring yarn to front of work, and return slipped st back to LH needle. Turn work so p side is facing you and continue following the pattern. To wrap a purl st: with yarn in front, slip next st to RH needle, bring yarn to back of work, and return slipped st back to LH needle. Turn work so k side is facing you and continue following the pattern.

Special Stitches

Stripe Pattern                       

Rnds 1-3: K in CC.

Rnds 4-9: K in MC.

Rep Rnds 1-9 for patt.

To avoid a color jog between stripes, when you change color, work 1 rnd in the new color, then slip the first stitch of the next round pwise wyib before working the rest of the round.                

2×2 Rib

Rnd 1 (RS): *K2, p2; rep from * to end.

Rep Rnd 1 for patt.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked from the top down. The Back is worked flat as far as the armholes with short row shaping for the shoulders. The Front is worked flat as far as the armholes with short row shaping for the shoulders and neckline. The Front and Back are joined and the sweater is worked in the round as far as the split hem, which is worked flat with an intarsia i-cord edging. The Sleeve stitches are picked up from the armhole. The Sleeves are worked in the round with decreases along their length until a ribbed cuff is worked. The Neckband stitches are picked up along the Neckline edge and the Neckband is worked in the round.

Pattern

Back

Using MC and larger circular needle, CO 82 (94, 102, 114, 126, 134, 146, 158, 166, 178) sts.

Set-up Row (WS): P22 (28, 31, 37, 42, 45, 51, 56, 59, 65), pm on cast-on edge (not on the needles), p38 (38, 40, 40, 42, 44, 44, 46, 48, 48), pm on cast on edge (not on the needles), p22 (28, 31, 37, 42, 45, 51, 56, 59, 65).

Short Row 1 (RS): K to second m, k4 (5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10, 11), w&t.

Short Row 2 (WS): P to second m, p4 (5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10, 11), w&t.

Short Row 3: K to wrapped st, k4 (5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10, 11), picking up the wrap with the first st, w&t.

Short Row 4: P to wrapped st, p4 (5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10, 11), picking up the wrap with the first st, w&t.

Short Rows 5-10: Rep Short Rows 3-4.

Short Row 11: K to end, picking up final wrap as you go.

Short Row 12: P to end, picking up final wrap as you go.

Starting with a RS row, work in St st until Back meas 6 (6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 9, 9.75, 10.5, 11, 11.5)” at armhole edge, ending after a WS row.

Break yarn. Place Back sts on waste yarn or a spare needle.

 

Front

Left Front

Using MC and larger circular needle, with RS facing, PU and k22 (28, 31, 37, 42, 45, 51, 56, 59, 65) sts evenly between the second marker in the Back cast-on edge and the Left Shoulder armhole edge.

Purl 1 row.

Short Row 1 (RS): K4 (5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10, 11), w&t.

Short Row 2 (WS): P to end.

Short Row 3 (RS): K to wrapped st, k4 (5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10, 11), picking up the wrap with the first st, w&t.

Short Row 4 (WS): P to end.

Short Rows 5-10: Rep Short Rows 3-4.

Short Row 11 (RS): K to end, picking up final wrap as you go.

Starting with a WS row, work 7 (7, 5, 5, 5, 3, 3, 3, 1, 1) rows in St st, ending after a WS row.

Neckline Shaping

Row 1 (RS): K1, m1L, k to end. (1 st inc’d)

Row 2 (WS): Purl.

Rep Rows 1-2, 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6) more times. (26 (32, 36, 42, 47, 51, 57, 62, 66, 72) sts)

Next Row (RS): Using the backward loop method, CO 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) sts, k these 2 new sts, k to end. (28 (34, 38, 44, 49, 53, 59, 64, 68, 74) sts)

Next Row (WS): Purl.

Next Row: Using the backward loop method, CO 3 (3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3) sts, k these 3 new sts, k to end. (31 (37, 41, 47, 52, 56, 62, 67, 71, 77) sts)

Next Row: Purl.

Break yarn. Place sts on waste yarn or a spare needle.

Right Front

Using MC and larger circular needle, with RS facing, PU and k 22 (28, 31, 37, 42, 45, 51, 56, 59, 65) sts evenly between the Right Shoulder armhole edge and the first marker in the Back cast-on edge.

Short Row 1 (WS): P4 (5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10, 11), w&t.

Short Row 2 (RS): K to end.

Short Row 3 (WS): P to wrapped st, p4 (5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10, 11), picking up the wrap with the first st, w&t.

Short Row 4 (RS): K to end.

Short Rows 5-10: Rep Short Rows 4-5.

Short Row 11 (WS): P to end, picking up final wrap as you go.

Starting with a RS row, work 8 (8, 6, 6, 6, 4, 4, 4, 2, 2) rows in St st, ending after a WS row.

Neckline Shaping

Row 1 (RS): K to 1 st before end, m1R, k1. (1 st inc’d)

Row 2 (WS): Purl.

Rep Rows 1-2, 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6) more times. (26 (32, 36, 42, 47, 51, 57, 62, 66, 72) sts)

Next Row (RS): K to end, using the backward loop method, CO 2 sts. (28 (34, 38, 44, 49, 53, 59, 64, 68, 74) sts)

Next Row (WS): Purl.

Next Row (RS): K to end, using the backward loop method, CO 3 sts. (31 (37, 41, 47, 52, 56, 62, 67, 71, 77) sts)

Row 6: Purl.

Join Left and Right Front

Next Row (RS): K31 (37, 41, 47, 52, 56, 62, 67, 71, 77) sts from Right Front, using the backward loop method, CO 20 (20, 20, 20, 22, 22, 22, 24, 24, 24) sts, k31 (37, 41, 47, 52, 56, 62, 67, 71, 77) sts from Left Front. (82 (94, 102, 114, 126, 134, 146, 158, 166, 178) sts)

Starting with a WS row, work in St st until piece meas 6 (6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 9, 9.75, 10.5, 11, 11.5)” at armhole edge, ending after a WS row.

Body

Rnd 1 (RS): With RS facing and using MC, k82 (94, 102, 114, 126, 134, 146, 158, 166, 178) Front sts, pm, k82 (94, 102, 114, 126, 134, 146, 158, 166, 178) Back sts. Join in the rnd. Pm to mark beg of rnd. (164 (188, 204, 228, 252, 268, 292, 316, 332, 356) sts)

The Body is now worked in the rnd.

K 2 rnds in MC.

Change to CC, beg working in Stripe Pattern.

Cont in Stripe Pattern until Body meas 14 (14.5, 14.75, 15, 15.25, 15.5, 15.5, 16, 16, 16)” from underarm (or 3” short of desired length; the Back hem adds 3”, the Front hem adds 2”), ending after an MC rnd. Break CC.

Hem   

Hems are worked flat, starting with the Front Hem, then the Back Hem. You will require 2 balls of CC yarn to work the Front and Back hems. Wind off 10 yds (10 m) of CC before starting.

When changing colors mid-row, twist the yarns together using the intarsia method to prevent holes from forming.

Front Hem     

Row 1 (RS): Using CC, CO 1 st, k2 (CC), k to 2 sts before m using MC, k2 (CC, using second ball of CC), CO 1 st using CC, turn. (2 sts inc’d; 84 (96, 104, 116, 128, 136, 148, 160, 168, 180) sts)

Work back and forth across these sts for the Front Hem. Place the Back sts on hold.

Row 2 (WS): P3 (CC), p to 3 sts before end (MC), p3 (CC).

Change to smaller circular needle.

Row 3 (RS): Sl 3 pwise wyib (CC), *p2 (MC), k2 (MC); rep from * to final 5 sts, p2 (MC), k3 (CC).

Row 4 (WS): Sl 3 pwise wyif, *k2 (MC), p2 (MC); rep from * to final 5 sts, k2 (MC), p3 (CC).

Rep Rows 3-4 until Ribbing meas 1.75”, ending after a WS row.

BO as follows (RS): K2tog (CC), k1 (CC), pass RH st on RH needle over LH st, *[p1 (MC), pass RH st on RH needle over LH st] twice, [k1 (MC), pass RH st on RH needle over LH st] twice; rep from * to final 5 sts, [p1 (MC), pass RH st on RH needle over LH st] twice, k1 (CC), pass RH st on RH needle over LH st, k2tog (CC), pass RH st on RH needle over LH st. Draw working yarn through final st. Fasten off.

Back Hem                 

Row 1 (RS): Place sts on needles. Using CC, CO 1 st. Work the Back sts as follows: k2 (CC), k to 2 sts before m using MC, k2 (CC, using second ball of CC), cast on 1 st using CC, turn. (2 sts inc’d; 84 (96, 104, 116, 128, 136, 148, 160, 168, 180) sts)

Row 2 (WS): P3 (CC), p to 3 sts before end (MC), p3 (CC).

Change to smaller circular needle.

Row 3 (RS): Sl 3 pwise wyib (CC), *p2 (MC), k2 (MC); rep from * to final 5 sts, p2 (MC), k3 (CC).

Row 4 (WS): Sl 3 pwise wyif, *k2 (MC), p2 (MC); rep from * to final 5 sts, k2 (MC), p3 (CC).

Rep Rows 3-4 until Ribbing meas 2.75”, ending after a WS row.

BO as for Front Hem.

Sleeves                      

Using MC and larger DPNs, with RS facing, PU and k62 (64, 68, 74, 82, 92, 100, 108, 112, 118) sts evenly around the armhole edge, starting at the underarm (PU approximately 2 sts per 3 rows).

Join in the rnd. Pm to mark beg of rnd.

K 2 rnds in MC.

Change to CC, beg working in Stripe Pattern.

Cont in Stripe Pattern until Sleeve meas 2”.

Sleeve Decreases                

Cont to work in Stripe Pattern, work as follows:

K 6 (6, 5, 5, 4, 3, 2, 2, 2, 2) rnds.

Dec Rnd: K1, k2tog, k to 3 sts before m, ssk, k1. (2 sts dec’d)

Rep these 7 (7, 6, 6, 5, 4, 3, 3, 3, 3) rnds 14 (6, 6, 13, 20, 14, 6, 14, 22, 34) more times. (32 (50, 54, 46, 40, 62, 86, 78, 66, 48) sts)

Sizes – (35.75, 38.75, -, 48, 51, 55.5, 60.25, 63.25, -)” Only

K – (7, 6, 6, -, 4, 3, 3, 3, -) rnds.

Dec Rnd: K1, k2tog, k to 3 sts before m, ssk, k1. (2 sts dec’d)

Rep these – (8, 7, 7, -, 5, 4, 4, 4, -) rnds – (6, 8, 2, -, 8, 20, 14, 8, -) more times.

All Sizes

(32 (36, 36, 40, 40, 44, 44, 48, 48, 48) sts)

Cont to work in Stripe Pattern until Sleeve meas 17”, or 1” short of length desired.

Break CC, change to smaller DPNs. Work 1” in 2×2 Rib in MC.

BO all sts loosely in patt using MC.

Rep for second Sleeve.

Neckband                  

Using MC and smaller DPNs, with RS facing, starting at the Back Right of the Neckline, PU and k38 (38, 40, 40, 42, 44, 44, 46, 48, 48) sts across Back Neck, 19 (19, 20, 20, 20, 19, 19, 19, 20, 20) sts down Left Neck edge (PU approximately 2 sts per 3 rows), 20 (20, 20, 20, 22, 22, 22, 24, 24, 24) sts across Neckline CO edge, 19 (19, 20, 20, 20, 19, 19, 19, 20, 20) sts up Right Neck edge (PU approximately 2 sts per 3 rows). (96 (96, 100, 100, 104, 104, 104, 108, 112, 112) sts)

Join in the rnd. Pm to mark start of rnd.

Work 1” in 2×2 Rib.

BO all sts loosely in patt.

Finishing                   

Weave in all ends.

Using mattress stitch and CC, join the short seam at the top of the split hem (this reinforces the split hem).

Wash the Sweater according to the instructions given on the ball band, lay out flat to the dimensions given and leave to dry.

 

 

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