Woodland Explorer Sweater

Nothing initiates the autumn months like a hike in the cool shade of the woods, and this pattern wraps that experience up and turns it into a sweater. The softly textured raglan design puts a feminine twist on the classic Inverness Fisherman’s style, so you will feel cozy and sweet all in one.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 30 (33, 37, 41, 45, 50)” / [76.25 (83.75, 94, 104.25, 114.25, 127) cm].

1” positive ease is recommended.

Shown in size 37”

Gauge: 16 sts and 22 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking.

Materials

Yarn:

Medium weight yarn Berroco Ultra Alpaca (50% Superfine Alpaca, 50% Peruvian Wool; 215 yards [198 meters]/[100 grams]): 62119 Irish Moss, 4 (4, 5, 6, 7, 9) skeins.   

Needles: US size 8 (5 mm): 24” circular and DPN.

Notions: Markers; stitch holders; tapestry needle

Special Stitches

Fisher Diamond Pattern

Rnd 1: K1, p3, k9, p3, k1.

Rnds 2 and 12: K2, p3, k7, p3, k2.

Rnds 3 and 11: K3, p3, k5, p3, k3.

Rnds 4 and 10: K4, p3, k3, p3, k4.

Rnds 5 and 9: K5, p3, k1, p3, k5.

Rnds 6 and 8: K6, p5, k6.

Rnds 7: K7, p3, k7.

Rep Rnds 1-12 for patt.

Pattern

Body

CO 116 (128, 144, 160, 176, 200) sts, pm and join or working in the round.

Next Rnd: *K2, p2; rep from * to end.

Work in est rib patt for 2” / [5 cm].

Next Rnd: K13 (16, 19, 23, 27, 33), work Fisher Diamond Pattern over next 34 sts, k38 (44, 50, 58, 66, 78), (p2, k2) twice, p2, k to end.

Cont in est patt until piece meas 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 4)” / [7.5 (7.5, 10, 10, 10, 10) cm] from CO edge.

Set-up Rnd: Work 58 (64, 72, 80, 88, 100) sts in patt, pm for side, work in patt to end.

Dec Rnd: *K1, k2tog, work in patt to 3 sts before m, ssk, k1; rep from * once more – 4 sts dec’d; 112 (124, 140, 156, 172, 196) sts.

Rep Dec Rnd every 6th rnd 3 (3, 2, 2, 2, 2) more times – 100 (112, 132, 148, 164, 188) sts.

Work even in patt until piece meas 9 (9, 10, 10, 10, 11)” / [23 (23, 25.5, 25.5, 25.5, 28) cm] from CO edge.

Inc Rnd: *K1, m1l, work in patt to 1 st from m, m1r, k1; rep from * once more – 4 sts inc’d; 104 (116, 136, 152, 168, 192) sts.

Rep Inc Rnd every 8th rnd 4 (4, 3, 3, 3, 2) more times – 120 (132, 148, 164, 180, 200) sts.

Work even in patt until piece meas 16” / [40.5 cm] from CO edge.

Sleeve (make 2)

CO 28 (32, 32, 36, 40, 44) sts, pm and join for working in the rnd.

Next Rnd: *K2, p2; rep from * to end.

Work in rib for 2” / [5 cm].

Knit 1 rnd.

Inc Rnd: M1l, work to 1 st before m, m1r – 2 sts inc’d.

Rep Inc Rnd every 9 (9, 8, 8, 7, 6) rnd 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 10) more times – 42 (46, 48, 52, 58, 66) sts. Work even until piece meas 13 (13½, 14, 14½, 15, 15½)” / [33 (34.25, 35.5, 36.75, 38, 39.5) cm] from CO edge.

Next Rnd: K5 (6, 6, 7, 8, 9), break yarn leaving a long tail for grafting. Place first and last 5 (6, 6, 7, 8, 9) sts of rnd on holder for underarm, removing m – 32 (34, 36, 38, 42, 48) sts remain. Place these sts on holder.

Yoke

Set-up Rnd: Work in patt to 5 (6, 6, 7, 8, 9) sts from end of rnd, pm for new beginning of rnd.

Joining Rnd: Removing m as you come to them, place following 10 (12, 12, 14, 16, 18) sts on holder for underarm, k32 (34, 36, 38, 42, 48) Sleeve sts, work in patt to 5 (6, 6, 7, 8, 9) sts from m, place following 10 (12, 12, 14, 16, 18) sts on holder for underarm, k32 (34, 36, 38, 42, 48) Sleeve sts, work in patt to end on rnd – 164 (176, 196, 212, 232, 260) sts.

Work 1 rnd even.

 

Sizes – (-, -, 41, 45, 50)” only

Shape Underarm

Dec Rnd: *Kt 1 st past second m, sssk, work in patt to 1 st from m, k3tog, k1; rep from * once more – 8 sts dec’d.

Rep Dec Rnd every 2nd rnd 0 (1, 1) more time – – (-, -, 204, 216, 244) sts.

All sizes

Shape Raglan

Dec Rnd: *K1, ssk, work to 3 sts before m, k2tog, k1; rep from * 3 times – 8 sts dec’d.

Rep Dec Rnd every 2nd rnd 13 (14, 15, 15, 16, 19) more times – 52 (56, 68, 76, 80, 84) sts remain; 4 sts each sleeve; 22 (24, 30, 32, 32, 34) Front and Back.

Work 1 rnd even.

Next Rnd: *K2, p2; rep from * to end.

Work in est rib patt for 1” / [2.5 cm].

Finishing

Graft underarms using Kitchener Stitch. Weave in ends. Block to Schematic measurements. yarn ball

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