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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Crew Neck Sweater




MEASUREMENTS             
To Fit Bust          cm               70             80         90         100             110
Actual Size (approx)   cm        78             88         98         108             118
Length (approx)    cm              60             61         63          64               65
Sleeve Length     cm               43              43          43         43             43


8 PLY 50g balls
Crew Neck Sweater                  13           15           16          17               18
For Roll Collar – add 1 ball to above quantities.
Quantities are approximate as they can vary between knitters.
Check the ball bands to ensure all yarn is from the same dye lot.

NEEDLES AND EXTRAS
•1 pair each 4.00mm (UK 8) and 3.25mm (UK 10) knitting needles, 1 set each of 4.00mm (UK 8) and 3.25mm (UK 10) knitting needles or size needed to give correct tension.
•cable needle.
•2 stitch-holders.
•wool needle for sewing seams

TENSION
22 sts and 30 rows to 10 cm over stocking st, using 4.00mm needles.
To work a tension square, use 4.00mm needles, cast on 33 sts.
Work 44 rows stocking st. Cast off loosely.
Please check your tension carefully.
If less sts use smaller needles, if more sts use bigger needles.

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS
T3B = slip next st onto cable needle and leave at back of work, K2, then P1 from cable needle.
T3F = slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and leave at front of work, P1, then K2 from cable needle.
C4B = slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and leave at back of work, K2, then K2 from cable needle.


BACK
Using 3.25mm needles, cast on 98 (110-118-126-138) sts.
1st row – K0 (0-0-2-2), * P2, K2, rep from * to last 2 (2-2-0-0) sts, P2 (2-2-0-0).
2nd row – P0 (0-0-2-2), * K2, P2, rep from * to last 2 (2-2-0-0) sts, K2 (2-2-0-0).
Rep 1st and 2nd rows 7 times, then 1st row once.
18th row – Rib 22 (26-30-32-36), inc purlways once in each of next 2 sts, rib 50 (54-54-58-62), inc purlways once in each of next 2 sts, rib 22 (26-30-32-36) … 102 (114-122-130-142) sts.
Change to 4.00mm needles and beg patt.
1st row (right side) – K12 (16-20-22-26), * P2, K2, P6, C4B, P6, K2, P2 *, K30 (34-34-38-42), rep from * to * once, K12 (16-20-22-26).
2nd and foll alt rows – Knit all knit sts and purl all purl sts as they appear.
3rd row – K12 (16-20-22-26), * P2, K2, P5, T3B, T3F, P5, K2, P2 *, K30 (34-34-38-42), rep from * to * once, K12 (16-20-22-26).
5th row – K12 (16-20-22-26), * P2, K2, P4, T3B, P2, T3F, P4, K2, P2 *, K30 (34-34-38-42), rep from * to * once,
K12 (16-20-22-26).
7th row – K12 (16-20-22-26), * P2, K2, P3, T3B, P4, T3F, P3, K2, P2 *, K30 (34-34-38-42), rep from * to * once,
K12 (16-20-22-26).
9th row – K12 (16-20-22-26), * P2, K2, P2, T3B, P6, T3F, P2, K2, P2 *, K30 (34-34-38-42), rep from * to * once,
K12 (16-20-22-26).
11th row – K12 (16-20-22-26), * P2, K2, P2, T3F, P6, T3B, P2, K2, P2 *, K30 (34-34-38-42), rep from * to * once, K12 (16-20-22-26).
13th row – K12 (16-20-22-26), * P2, K2, P3, T3F, P4, T3B, P3, K2, P2 *, K30 (34-34-38-42), rep from * to * once, K12 (16-20-22-26).
15th row – K12 (16-20-22-26), * P2, K2, P4, T3F, P2, T3B, P4, K2, P2 *, K30 (34-34-38-42), rep from * to * once, K12 (16-20-22-26).
17th row – K12 (16-20-22-26), * P2, K2, P5, T3F, T3B, P5, K2, P2 *, K30 (34-34-38-42), rep from * to * once,
K12 (16-20-22-26).
18th row – As 2nd row.
Rows 1 to 18 incl form patt.
Cont in patt until Back measures 42cm from beg, working last row on wrong side.

Shape Armholes –
Keeping patt correct, cast off 6 (8-9-9-11) sts at beg of next 2 rows ... 90 (98-104-112-120) sts.
Dec one st at each end of every row until 84 (88-94-102-106) sts rem, then in every foll alt row until 80 (84-88-94-98) sts rem. **
Work 35 (37-37-37-39) rows patt.

Shape Shoulders –
Cast off 9 (9-9-10-10) sts at beg of next 4 rows, then 8 (9-10-11-11) sts at beg of foll 2 rows.
Work 6 rows patt on these 28 (30-32-32-36) sts.
Leave rem sts on a stitch-holder.

FRONT
Work as for Back to **.
Work 25 (27-25-23-23) rows patt.
Shape Neck –
Next row – Patt 33 (34-36-39-40), turn.
*** Cont on these 33 (34-36-39-40) sts.
Dec one st at neck edge in every row until 27 (28-30-35-36) sts rem, then in every foll alt row until 26 (27-28-31-31) sts rem.
Work 1 row patt.

Shape Shoulder –
Cast off 9 (9-9-10-10) sts at beg of next row and foll alt row.
Work 1 row.
Cast off rem 8 (9-10-11-11) sts. ***
Slip next 14 (16-16-16-18) sts on a stitch-holder and leave.
Join yarn to rem sts and patt to end.
Rep from *** to ***, working 1 row more before shoulder shaping.

SLEEVES
Using 3.25mm needles, cast on 50 (54-54-58-58) sts.
1st row – K2 (0-0-2-2), * P2, K2, rep from * to last 0 (2-2-0-0) sts, P0 (2-2-0-0).
2nd row – P2 (0-0-2-2), * K2, P2, rep from * to last 0 (2-2-0-0) sts, K0 (2-2-0-0).
Rep 1st and 2nd rows 7 times, then 1st row once.
18th row – Rib 24 (26-26-28-28), inc purlways once in each of next 2 sts, rib 24 (26-26-28-28) … 52 (56-56-60-60) sts.
Change to 4.00mm needles and beg patt.
1st row – K14 (16-16-18-18), rep from * to * of 1st row of Back once, K14 (16-16-18-18).
2nd and foll alt rows – Knit all knit sts and purl all purl sts as they appear.
3rd row – K14 (16-16-18-18), rep from * to * of 3rd row of Back once, K14 (16-16-18-18).
5th row – K14 (16-16-18-18), rep from * to * of 5th row of Back once, K14 (16-16-18-18).
7th row – Inc in first st, K13 (15-15-17-17), rep from * to * of 7th row of Back once, K13 (15-15-17-17), inc in last st … 54 (58-58-62-62) sts.
Cont in patt (from * to * of each of row of Back), and working extra sts into stocking st, inc one st at each end of every foll 8th (8th-6th-4th-4th) row until there are 62 (76-80-70-94) sts, then in every foll 10th (10th-8th-6th-6th) row until there are 72 (78-84-92-100) sts.
Cont in patt without shaping until Sleeve measures 43cm (or length desired) from beg, working last row on wrong side.

Shape Top –
Keeping patt correct, cast off 3 (4-5-5-6) sts at beg of next 2 rows … 66 (70-74-82-88) sts.
Dec one st at each end of next row, then in every foll alt row until 32 (32-36-48-52) sts rem, then in every row until 22 sts rem.
Cont in patt on these 22 sts until work fits evenly along cast off for shoulders on Back and Front, working last row on wrong side.
Cast off
                                          
NECKBAND OPTION
Using wool needle and mattress stitch seam, sew sleeves to front and back, placing half of cast off sts at tops of sleeves to sides of 6 rows at top of back (rem of top sleeve sts from part of neckline). With right side facing and using set of 3.25mm needles, knit up 23 (23-26-28-29) sts evenly along left side of neck, knit across sts from front stitch-holder, knit up 23 (23-26-28-29) sts evenly along right side of neck, then knit across sts from back stitch-holder ... 88 (92-100-104-112) sts.
1st round – * K2, P2, rep from * to end.
Rep 1st round 8 times. ****
Cast off loosely in rib.

ROLL COLLAR OPTION
Work as for Neckband Option to ****.
Change to set of 4.00mm needles.
Cont in rib until roll collar measures 16 (17-17-18-18) cm from beg.
Cast off loosely in rib.
Fold roll collar over onto right side.

TO MAKE UP
DO NOT PRESS. Using wool needle and mattress stitch seam, join side and sleeve seams. Using wool needle, sew in all ends.




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