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Sleeveless sweater

Sleeveless sweater



Nimbus by Sublime

Add a textural layer to your outfit with this sideways-knit top in a soft, tweedy aran yarn.

Textures take centre stage on this comfortable sleeveless sweater from Yorkshire yarn company Sublime. Knitted sideways, the top has a pattern of flowing branches decorated with blossom-like bobbles. A deep rib at the bottom and simple, turnback sleeve edgings with button fastenings complete the design. It's knitted in Luxurious Aran Tweed, Sublime's cosy blend of cotton, wool and llama fibre that can be machine-washed.

SIZE 8 (10:12:14:16:18)

NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES

1 pair 5mm (UK 6/US 8) knitting needles

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

Cable needle (cn)

2 buttons

TENSION

18 sts and 24 rows to 10cm over st st on 5mm needles

BACK AND FRONT (both alike) (worked sideways)

Using 5mm needles cast on 79 (81:83:85:89:93) sts.

Row 1 (RS): P5 (6:7:8:7:9), *P5, K2, P2, K2, P8 (8:8:8:10:10)*, rep from * to * 2 (2:3:3:2:3) times, (P5, K2, P2, K2, P1) 1 (1:0:0:1:0) times, P5 (6:0:1:7:0).

Row 2: K5 (6:0:1:7:0), (K1, P2, K2, P2, K5) 1 (1:0:0:1:0) times, *K8 (8:8:8:10:10), P2, K2, P2, K5*, rep from * to * 2 (2:3:3:2:3) times, K5 (6:7:8:7:9).

Rows 3 to 6: Repeat Rows 1 and 2 twice.

Row 7: P5 (6:7:8:7:9), *P1, T6BL, P2, MB, K1, MB, P7 (7:7:7:9:9)*, rep from * to * 2 (2:3:3:2:3) times, (P1, T6BL, P2, MB, K1, MB) 1 (1:0:0:1:0) times, P5 (6:0:1:7:0).

Row 8: K5 (6:0:1:7:0), (K1, P1, K3, P2, K2, P2, K1) 1 (1:0:0:1:0) times, *K8 (8:8:8:10:10), P1, K3, P2, K2, P2, K1*, rep from * to * 2 (2:3:3:2:3) times, K5 (6:7:8:7:9).

Row 9: P5 (6:7:8:7:9), *P1, K2, P2, K2, P3, MB, P8 (8:8:8:10:10)*, rep from * to * 2 (2:3:3:2:3) times, (P1, K2, P2, K2, P3, MB, P1) 1 (1:0:0:1:0) times, P5 (6:0:1:7:0).

Row 10: K5 (6:0:1:7:0), (K5, P2, K2, P2, K1) 1 (1:0:0:1:0) times, *K12 (12:12:12:14:14), P2, K2, P2, K1*, rep from * to * 2 (2:3:3:2:3) times, K5 (6:7:8:7:9).

Row 11: P5 (6:7:8:7:9), *P1, K2, P2, K2, P12 (12:12:12:14:14)*, rep from * to * 2 (2:3:3:2:3) times, (P1, K2, P2, K2, P5) 1 (1:0:0:1:0) times, P5 (6:0:1:7:0). 

Row 12: K5 (6:0:1:7:0), (K5, P2, K2, P2, K1) 1 (l:0:0:l:0) times, *K12 (12:12:12:14:14), P2, K2, P2, K1*, rep from * to * 2 (2:3:3:2:3) times, K5 (6:7:8:7:9).

Rows 13 to 18: Repeat Rows 11 and 12 three times.

Row 19: P5 (6:7:8:7:9), *MB, K1, MB, P2, T6FR, P8 (8:8:8:10:10)*, rep from * to * 2 (2:3:3:2:3) times, (MB, K1, MB, P2, T6FR, P1) 1 (1:0:0:1:0) times, P5 (6:0:1:7:0).

Row 20: K5 (6:0:1:7:0), (K1, P2, K2, P2, K3, P1, K1) 1 (1:0:0:4:0) times, *K8 (8:8:8:10:10), P2, K2, P2, K3, P1, K1*, rep from * to * 2 (2:3:3:2:3) times, K5 (6:7:8:7:9).

Row 21: P5 (6:7:8:7:9), *P1, MB, P3, K2, P2, K2, P8 (8:8:8:10:10)*, rep from * to * 2 (2:3:3:2:3) times, (P1, MB, P3, K2, P2, K2, P1) 1 (1:0:0:4:0) times, P5 (6:0:1:7:0).

Row 22: K5 (6:0:1:7:0), (K1, P2, K2, P2, K5) 1 (1:0:0:1:0) times, *K8 (8:8:8:10:10), P2, K2, P2, K5*, rep from * to * 2 (2:3:3:2:3) times, K5 (6:7:8:7:9).

Row 23: P5 (6:7:8:7:9), *P5, K2, P2, K2, P8 (8:8:8:10:10)*, rep from * to * 2 (2:3:3:2:3) times, (P5, K2, P2, K2, P1) 1 (1:0:04:0) times, P5 (6:0:1:7:0).

Row 24: K5 (6:0:1:7:0), (K1, P2, K2, P2, K5) 1 (1:0:0:4:0) times, *K8 (8:8:8:10:10), P2, K2, P2, K5*, rep from * to * 2 (2:3:3:2:3) times, K5 (6:7:8:7:9).

Rows 1 to 24 form pattern.

Work in pattern until piece meas approx. 44 (47:49:52:55:57) cm, finishing after a WS row.

Cast off in pattern.

LOWER BORDERS (both alike)

With RS facing and using 4mm needles pick up and knit 79 (85:91:97:103:103) sts evenly along lower edge of body.

Row 1: P2, K3, *P3, K3, rep from *to last 2 sts, P2.

Row 2: K2, *P3, K3, rep from *to last 5 sts, P3, K2.

These 2 rows form 3x3 rib. Repeat them until border meas 10cm, finishing after aWSrow.

Cast off in rib.

ARMHOLE BORDERS (both alike)

Place markers 10 (11:13:14:15:16) cm from side edges and join shoulder seams to markers.

Place markers 19 (19:20:21:22:23) cm down from shoulder seams on Back and Front to indicate armholes.

With RS facing, using 4mm needles pick up and knit 79 (79:79:85:85:85) sts evenly all round armhole edge.

Starting with 2nd row of 3x3 rib work until border meas 6cm, finishing after a Row 2. Cast off in rib.

TO MAKE UP

Join side and armhole border seams, reversing sewing for turnback.

Fold armhole border back in half onto RS, sew button in position on shoulder and make a button loop to correspond.

Pin out garment to measurements given and cover with damp cloths until dry.