Knitting for women Knitting Pullovers Open back knitted jumper

Open back knitted jumper

Jumper knitting pattern



SIZES

To fit: 76-81[86-91:97-102:107-112:117-122:127-132]cm (30-32[34-36:38-40:42-44:46-48:50-52]in)

Actual measurement: 86[94:104:114:124:134]cm (33[37:41:45:49:53]in)

Length to shoulder: 57[58:59:60:62:63]cm (22.5(23:23.25:23.75:24.5:25]in)

Sleeve length: 30[30:32:32:33:33]cm (12[12:12.5:12.5:13:13]in)

Figures in square brackets refer to larger sizes: where there is only one set of figures this applies to all sizes.

YOU WILL NEED

Rico Fashion Colour Pop 100% cotton (approx 110m per 50g)

9[9:10:10:11:11] x 50g balls Shade 09

1 pair each 3.25mm and 4mm needles

2 stitch holders

Cable needle

Row counter

Note: Yarn amounts given are based on average requirements and are approximate.

TENSION

22 sts and 28 rows to 10cm over st st using 4mm needles.

Use larger or smaller needles if necessary to obtain correct tension.

ABBREVIATIONS

CF = slip next 3 sts onto cable needle at front of work, k3, k3 from cable needle

CB = slip next 3 sts onto cable needle at back of work, k3, k3 from cable needle 

TW2 = k2tog but do not slip sts off needle, now k first of these sts again slipping both sts off needle.

FRONT

Using 4mm needles cast on 98[108:120:130:142:152] sts.

Row 1 (RS): K2[7:7:6:6:5], (p5, k1) 3[3:4:5:6:7] times, (p2, TW2, p2, k6) twice, (p2, TW2) twice, p2, (k6, p2, TW2, p2) twice, (k1, p5) 3[3:4:5:6:7] times, k2[7:7:6:6:5].

Row 2: Work across row knitting all k sts and purling all p sts and twist sts as they present.

These 2 rows set Background Patt.

Rep these 2 rows 14 times more.

Change to Centre Cable Patt:

Row 1: K2[7:7:6:6:5], (p5, k1) 3[3:4:5:6:7] times, *p2, TW2, p2, k6, p2, TW2, p2*, CF, (p2, TW2) twice, p2, CB, work from * to *, (k1, p5) 3[3:4:5:6:7] times (k1, p5) 3[3:4:5:6:7] times, k to end.

Row 2: As Row 2 of Background Patt.

Rows 3-8: Rep Rows 1-2 of Background Patt 3 times.

Rep last 8 rows twice more, then Rows 1-2 again.

Change to Main Patt:

Rows 1-6: Rep Rows 1-2 of Background Patt 3 times.

Row 7: K2[7:7:6:6:5], (p5, k1) 3[3:4:5:6:7] times, (p2, TW2, p2, CF) twice, (p2, TW2) twice, p2, (CB, p2, TW2, p2) twice, (k1, p5) 3[3:4:5:6:7] times, k to end.

Row 8: As Row 2 of Background Patt.

These 8 rows set Main Patt.

Cont in Main Patt until work meas 41cm (16in) from beg, ending after a WS row.

Shape armholes

Cast off 5[6:8:10:11:13] sts at beg of next 2 rows. 88[96:104:110:120:126] sts.

Dec 1 st at each end of next 3[5:5:5:7:7] rows, then on every foll alt row until 74[78:84:90:96:100] sts rem. **

Work 5[7:7:9:7:9] rows straight, ending after a WS row.

Shape neck

Next row: Patt 18[19:22:24:27:28], turn, cont on this group of sts for left half of neck.

Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 5 rows. 13[14:17:19:22:23] sts.

Cont straight until Front meas 57[58:59:60:62:63]cm, (22.5[23:23.25:23.75:24.5:25]in) from beg, ending at armhole edge.

Shape shoulder

Cast off loosely 4[5:6:6:7:8] sts at beg of next row and foll alt row.

Work 1 row.

Cast off rem 5[4:5:7:8:7] sts.

With RS facing, slip next 38[40:40:42:42:44] sts (centre sts) on a holder and leave, rejoin yarn neatly to rem 18[19:22:24:27:28] sts and patt to end of row.

Complete to match left half.

BACK

Left section

Using 4mm needles cast on 50[55:61:66:72:77] sts.

Row 1 (RS): P2, TW2, p2, (k6, p2, TW2, p2) twice, (k1, p5) 3[3:4:5:6:7] times, k2[7:7:6:6:5]. 

Row 2: Work across row knitting all k sts and purling all p sts and twist sts as they present.

Rows 3-6: Rep Rows 1-2 twice.

Row 7: As Row 1 but working CB in place of k6 in the bracketed section.

Row 8: As Row 2.

Rep these 8 rows 5 times more, then Rows 1-6 again.

Break yarn and slip sts on a holder.

Right section

Cast on as Left section.

Row 1: K2[7:7:6:6:5], (p5, k1) 3[3:4:5:6:7] times, (p2, TW2, p2, k6) twice, p2, TW2, p2.

Row 2: As Left section.

Rows 3-6: Rep Rows 1-2 twice.

Row 7: As Row 1 but working CF in place of k6 in the bracketed section.

Row 8: As Row 2.

Rep these 8 rows 5 times more, then Rows 1-5 again.

Next row: Cast off 2 sts, work to end.

Next row: Work to end, now patt across sts  on holder. 98[108:120:130:142:152] sts.

Next row: Work to end.

Work in Main Patt as on Front to **.

Work straight until Back meas same as Front to shoulder shaping, ending after a WS row.

Shape shoulders

Cast off loosely 4[5:6:6:7:8] sts at beg of next 4 rows, then 5[4:5:7:8:7] sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Slip rem 48[50:50:52:52:54] sts on a holder and leave.

SLEEVES

With 3.25mm needles cast on 52[56:60:66:70:74] sts.

Row 1 (RS): P6[8:10:13:2:4], (k1, p5, TW2, p5) 3[3:3:3:5:5] times, k1, p6[8:10:13:2:4].

Row 2: K6[8:10:13:2:4], (p1, k5, p2, k5) 3[3:3:3:5:5] times, p1, k to end.

These 2 rows set the patt.

Work 4 more rows.

Change to 4mm needles and cont in patt, shaping Sleeve by inc 1 st at each end of next row, then on every foll 10th[8th:8th:8th:8th:6th] row until there are 58[70:70:76:80:82] sts, then on every foll 12th[10th:10th:10th:8th:8th] row until there are 66[74:78:84:90:96] sts, taking extra sts into reverse st st.

Cont straight until Sleeve meas 30[30:32:32:33:33]cm (12[12:12.5:12.5:13:13]in), ending after a WS row.

Shape top

Cast off 5[6:8:10:11:13] sts at beg of next 2 rows. 56[62:62:64:68:70] sts.

Work 0[0:2:6:6:8] rows straight.

Dec 1 st at each end of next row and every foll RS row until 30[36:36:42:44:46] sts rem, then on every row until 20[26:26:32:34:36] sts rem.

Cast off loosely.

NECKBAND

Join left shoulder.

Using 3.25mm needles, RS facing, k across 48[50:50:52:52:54] back neck sts dec 6 sts evenly, pick up and k23[23:25:25:27:27] sts evenly down left front neck, k across 38[40:40:42:42:44] front neck sts dec 4 sts evenly, finally pick up and k24[24:26:26:28:28] sts evenly up right front neck. 123[127:131:135:139:143] sts.

Row 1: K1, (p1, k1) to end.

Row 2: K2, (p1, k1) to last st, k1.

Rep these 2 rows once.

Cast off in rib.

TIE

Using 3.25mm needles cast on 111 sts.

Work 1 Row in moss st: k1, (p1, k1) to end.

Cast off loosely in moss st.

TO FINISH OFF

Press work lightly on WS.

Catch down the 2 cast-off sts at top of back split to WS. Join right shoulder and Neckband. Sew in Sleeves. Join side and Sleeve seams. Press seams. Stitch centre of Tie to top of slit and tie in a knot.

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