Meandrous Sweater

Meandrous Sweater



This beautiful sweater is amazing in its simplicity. Sleeves are worked from cuff to cuff with a split for the neckline; then the front and back are picked up and worked downward. Eyelet increases highlight the A-line shaping for a very comfortable piece.

Sizes: Woman's small (medium, large, X-large, 2X-large, 3X-large) Instructions are given for smallest size, with larger sizes in parentheses. When only 1 number is given, it applies to all sizes.

Finished Measurements

Chest: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52) inches

Length: 241/4 (251/2, 251/2, 263/4, 263/4, 28) inches

Materials

Grignasco Knits Champagne (sport weight; 75% extra-fine merino wool/25% mulberry silk; 180yds/50g per ball): 10 (11, 12, 14, 15, 17) balls tan #416

Size 4 (3.5mm) needles

Size 6 (4mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge

Cable needle 

Removable stitch markers

Stitch holders 

Gauge

24 sts and 35 rows = 4 inches/10cm in St st with larger needles.

29 sts and 39 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Cable and Lace pat with smaller needles (see Pattern Notes for gauge swatch information).

To save time, take time to check gauge.

Special Abbreviations

2 over 2 Left Cross (2/2 LC): Slip next 2 sts to cn and hold in front, k2, k2 from cn.

2 over 2 Right Cross (2/2 RC): Slip next 2 sts to cn and hold in back, k2, k2 from cn.

Left Twist (LT): Skip first st on LH needle, and with the RH needle behind the LH needie, knit next st tbl; knit first st normally and then drop both sts off LH needle.

Right Twist (RT): K2tog and leave on LH needle; knit first st on LH needle, and then drop both sts off LH needle.

Slip, slip, purl (ssp): Slip next 2 sts kwise, 1 at a time, from LH to RH needle; slip these sts back to LH needle keeping them twisted; p2tog-tbl.

Pattern Stitches

Note: Charts are provided for those preferring to work pat sts from charts.

Cable Panel (4-st panel)

Row 1 (RS): RT, LT.

Row 2: P4.

Row 3: LT, RT.

Row 4: P4.

Rep Rows 1-4 for pat.

Lace Panel (11-st panel)

Row 1 (RS): 2/2 LC, [k2tog, yo] twice, k2tog, k1, yo.

Row 2: P1-tbl, yo, p1, [p2tog, yo] twice, p2tog, p3.

Row 3: K2, [k2tog, yo] twice, k2tog, k1, yo, k2.

Row 4: P3, yo, p1, [p2tog, yo] twice, p2tog, p1.

Row 5: [K2tog, yo] twice, k2tog, k1, yo, k4.

Row 6: P4, p1-tbl, p2, [p1-tbl, p1] twice.

Row 7: K4, [k2tog, yo] twice, k2tog, k1, yo.

Rows 8-12: Rep Rows 2-6.

Row 13: Yo, k1, ssk, [yo, ssk] twice, 2/2 RC.

Row 14: P3, ssp, [yo, ssp] twice, p1, yo, p1-tbl.

Row 15: K2, yo, k1, ssk, [yo, ssk] twice, k2.

Row 16: P1, ssp, [yo, ssp] twice, p1, yo, p3.

Row 17: K4, yo, k1, ssk, [yo, ssk] twice.

Row 18: [P1, p1-tbl] twice, p2, p1-tbl, p4.

Row 19: Yo, k1, ssk, [yo, ssk] twice, k4.

Rows 20-24: Rep Rows 14-18.

Rep Rows 1-24 for pat.

Pattern Notes

Sleeves/yoke piece is worked first from cuff to cuff, separating at the center to form neck slit. Body is then picked up from side edges of yoke and knitted downward. Chest circumference measurement should be taken approx 1 inch below body pick up. Work gauge swatch for Cable and Lace patterns as follows: With smaller needles, cast on 40 sts.

Row 1 (RS): P1, work 4-st Cable Panel, p1, [work 11-st Lace Panel, p1,4-st Cable Panel, p1] twice. Work in established Cable and Lace patterns until piece measures approximately 5 inches, then bind off, block and measure. Adjust needle size as necessary.

Sleeves/Yoke

Using smaller needles, cast on 110 (124, 124, 138, 138, 152) sts.

Row 1 (RS): Working Row 1 of panels, p2, [4-st Cable Panel, p3] 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2) time(s), [11-st Lace Panel, p3, Cable Panel, p3] twice, [Cable Panel, p3] 0 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2) time(s), [Cable Panel] twice, [p3, Cable Panel] 0 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2) time(s), [p3, Cable Panel, p3, Lace Panel] twice, [p3, Cable Panel] 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2) time(s), p2.

Row 2: Working panels as established, k2, [Cable Panel, k3] 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2) time(s), [Lace Panel, k3, Cable Panel, k3] twice, [Cable Panel, k3] 0 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2) time(s), [Cable Panel] twice, [k3, Cable Panel] 0 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2) time(s), [k3, Cable Panel, k3, Lace Panel] twice, [k3, Cable Panel] 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2) time(s), k2. Work in established pats until piece measures 24 (24, 241/4, 241/4, 241/2, 241/2) inches, ending with a WS row.

Neck Opening

Next row (RS): Work 55 (62, 62, 69, 69, 76) sts; place rem sts on a holder, turn. Work even on rem sts until piece measures 7 (71/2, 71/2, 8, 8, 81/2) inches from split, ending with a RS row. Cut yarn and transfer sts to holder. With RS facing, transfer sts on other side of neck to needle and rejoin yarn. Work even until piece measures same as other side of neck, ending with a RS row. Do not cut yarn. Transfer sts from holder to needle. Continue in established pats across all sts until piece measures 24 (24, 241/4, 241/4, 241/2, 241/2) inches from top of split. Bind off all sts loosely. Mark center 16 (18, 20, 22, 24, 26) inches by placing 2 markers on each side edge of Sleeves/Yoke piece 191/2 (183/4, 18, 171/4, 161/2, 153/4) inches from each cuff.

Back

With RS facing and using larger needles, pick up and knit 96 (108, 120, 132, 144, 156) sts along 1 side between markers. Beg with a WS row, work 8 (8, 8, 10, 10, 10) rows in St st.

Next row (WS): P31 (35, 39, 43, 47, 51), pm, p34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54), pm, p31 (35, 39, 43, 47, 51).

Inc row (RS): K2, yo, knit to marker, yo, sm, k1, yo, knit to 1 st before marker, yo, k1, sm, yo, knit to last 2 sts, yo, k2—102 (114, 126, 138, 150, 162) sts.

Rep Inc row [every 22 rows] 5 times— 132 (144, 156, 168, 180, 192) sts. Work 21 (23, 23, 23, 23, 25) rows even. Change to smaller needles; knit 6 rows. Bind off all sts loosely.

Front

Make same as back, working from other side edge of sleeves/yoke piece.

Finishing

Block piece to measurements. Sew side and sleeve seams. Weave in all ends.