Sherry

Sherry



THE ADDITION of simple, sewn pleats gives a modern edge to this sweater by Marie Wallin. The lovely lace patterning on the front and back is knitted in Rowan’s delicious Kidsilk Haze - working two strands of yarn held together - while a crochet edging on the hems and cuffs gives a pretty effect. The wide neckline and cropped sleeves add to the feminine effect.

SIZE AND YARN: look after the description

NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES

1 pair 4mm (UK 8/US 6) knitting needles

3.5mm (UK 9/US E4) crochet hook

TENSION

26 sts and 29 rows to 10cm over st st, and 26 sts and 27 rows over patt using 4mm needles and 2 strands of yarn held together

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS

ss: slip stitch

ch: chain

dc: double crochet

tr: treble crochet

This pattern uses UK crochet terms throughout.

PATTERN NOTE

When working lace patt from chart, DO NOT work an inc unless there are sufficient sts to work the corresponding dec so that the number of sts remains constant (except where shaping occurs). You may find it helpful to place markers on needle at edge of side patt reps and work sts beyond these markers in st st, moving markers in (or out) as required.

BACK

Using 4mm needles and 2 strands of yarn held together, cast on 131 (143:159:175:193) sts.

Beg and ending rows as indicated and repeating the 8 st patt rep 16 (17:19:21:24) times across each row and the 20 row patt rep throughout, cont in patt from chart as folls:

Cont until Back meas 50 (52:54:56:58) cm, ending with RS facing for next row.

SHAPE SHOULDERS AND BACK NECK

Keeping patt correct, cast off 10 (12:13:15:17) sts at beg of next 2 rows. 111(119:133:145:159) sts.

Next row (RS): Cast off 10 (12:14:16:18) sts, patt until there are 25 (27:31:35:39) sts on right needle and turn, leaving rem sts on a holder. Work each side of neck separately. Dec 1 st at beg of next row. Cast off 11 (12:14:16:18) sts at beg and dec 1 st at end of next row. Dec 1 st at beg of next row. Cast off rem 11 (12:14:16:18) sts.

With RS facing, rejoin yarns to rem sts, cast off centre 41 (41:43:43:45) sts, patt to end. Complete to match first side, reversing shapings.

FRONT

Work as given for Back until 26 (26:30:30:32) rows less have been worked than on Back to beg of shoulder shaping, ending with RS facing for next row.

SHAPE NECK

Next row (RS): Patt 52 (58:66:74:83) and turn, leaving rem sts on a holder. Dec 1 st at neck edge of next 4 (4:2:2:2) rows, then on 4 (4:7:7:8) foll alt rows, then on 2 foll 4th rows. 42(48:55:63:71) sts. Work 5 rows more, ending with RS facing for next row.

SHAPE SHOULDER

Keeping patt correct, cast off 10 (12:13:15:17) sts at beg of next row, then 10 (12:14:16:18) sts at beg of foll alt row, then 11 (12:14:16:18) sts at beg of foll alt row. Work 1 row. Cast off rem 11 (12:14:16:18) sts. With RS facing, rejoin yarns to rem sts, cast off centre 27 sts, patt to end. Complete to match first side, reversing shapings.

SLEEVES

Using 4mm needles and 2 strands of yarn held together, cast on 62 (65:68:68:70) sts.

Beg with a K row, work in st st, shaping sides by inc 1 st at each end of 5th (5th:3rd:3rd:3rd) row, then on every foll - (—: —:alt:alt) row to - (—:—:78:88) sts, then on every foll 4th row until there are 94 (99:104:108:114) sts. Cont straight until Sleeve meas 27 (28:29:29:29) cm, ending with RS facing for next row. Cast off.

MAKING UP

Press pieces carefully, following any yarn care instructions on the ball band. Join both shoulder seams using back stitch, or mattress stitch if preferred.

NECKBAND

Using 3.5mm crochet hook and 2 strands of yarn held together, rejoin yarn at one shoulder seam and work one round of dc evenly around entire neck edge, ending with ss to first dc.

Row 1: 3 ch, ss into 1st dc, *1 dc into next dc, 3 ch, ss into same dc, rep from * to last st, 1 dc into last st. Fasten off.

WELT EDGING

Place markers along side seam edges 20 (21:22:23:24) cm either side of shoulder seams to denote base of armholes. Join side seams. Using 3.5mm crochet hook and 2 strands of yarn held together, rejoin yarn at one side seam and work one round of dc evenly around entire lower edge ensuring number of dc worked is a multiple of 4 sts plus 2 sts, ss to first dc.

Round 1: *1 ch, 1 dc into each dc, rep from * to end.

Round 2: 2 ch, 2 tr into 1st dc, *miss 1 dc, 1 dc into next dc, miss 1 dc, 5 tr into next dc, rep from * to last st, 3 tr into last st. Fasten off.

CUFF EDGING (both alike)

Join sleeve seams.

Using 3.5mm crochet hook and 2 strands of yarn held together, rejoin yarn at one sleeve seam and work one round of dc evenly around entire cuff edge ensuring number of dc worked is a multiple of 4 sts plus 2 sts, ss to first dc. Work as given for welt edging. Make 2 pleats on back and front by folding 6cm to inside of garment, 10cm in from side seam. Slip stitch to secure.

Set in sleeves using the straight cast-off method: place centre of cast-off edge of sleeve to shoulder seam. Sew top of sleeve to body, using markers as guidelines where appropriate.