Cropped pullover

Cropped pullover



This super lightweight pullover is perfect for layered looks - and adds a feminine touch to dress pants or skirts.

Size: Medium (Large)

Instructions are for size Medium. Changes for size Large are in parentheses. If there is only one number it applies to both sizes.

Materials:

Lana Grossa "Garzato Fleece print" (70% Alpaca, 30% Polyamide, yardage = 225 m/50g) 200 (250)g pink/cyclamen/black (#104).

Knitting needles one pair each sizes US 8 and 9 (5 and 5.5mm).

Rib Pat: K1, P1 Rib.

Main Pat: over an even number of sts:

Row 1 (RS): K1 (selvage st), *k1, yo; rep from *, end k1 (selvage st).

Row 2 and all WS rows: Knit all sts, letting yo's drop to make a long st. 

Gauge: Main Pat with US 9 (5.5 mm) needles: 12 sts and 19 rows = approx 4 x 4"/10 x 10 cm.

Back: With US 8 (5 mm) needles cast on 62 (68) sts. Work Rib Pat for 3 1/4"/8 cm. Change to US 9 (5.5 mm) needles and cont in Main Pat, and on 1st row inc 6 (4) sts evenly spaced = 68 (72) sts. Work even until piece measures 14"/35.5 cm from beg. For armhole shaping, bind off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows, 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows, dec 1 st each side every 2nd row 3 times = 52 (56) sts. Work even until piece measures 22"/56 cm from beg. For neck shaping bind off center 30 sts, and working both sides at once, bind off from each neck edge 1 st once, at same time, when piece measures 22 1/4"/56.5 cm from beg, for shoulder shaping bind off from each shoulder edge 5 (6) sts twice.

Front: Work same as Back until piece measures 20 1/2"/52 cm from beg. For neck shaping bind off center 22 sts, and working both sides at once, dec 1 st at each neck edge every 2nd row 5 times.

Sleeves: With US 8 (5 mm) needles cast on 38 sts. Work in Rib Pat for 3 1/4"/8 cm. Change to US 9 (5.5 mm) needles and cont in Main Pat and on 1st row, inc 6 sts = 44 sts. Work even until piece measures 14 1/2"/37 cm from beg. For cap shaping, bind off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows, 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows, then dec 1 st each side every 2nd row twice, every 4th row 4 times, then bind off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows and 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Bind off rem 12 sts. 

Finishing: Sew shoulder seams. Set in sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams.