Twist Sweater

Twist Sweater



The overall rib pattern and hint of sparkle in the yarn pair beautifully in Heather Lodinsky's Twist Sweater. The bottom bands are intertwined to become the front bands, creating a hip twisted look.

SIZES

• Sweater is sized to fit Women's X-Small (Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large).

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

• Bust 35 (39, 42, 46, 50, 54)"

• Length 24 (24.5, 24.5, 25, 25, 25.5)"

MATERIALS

• 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7) 100 g (280 yd) balls Red Heart Shimmer (97% acrylic, 3% metallic polyester) color #1944 Cherries Jubilee

• Size 8 US (5 mm) needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

• Stitch markers, split markers, safety pins or waste yarn (WY), stitch holders, yarn needle

GAUGE

• 17 sts x 26 rows = 4" in Garter Rib patt

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.

DESIGNER NOTES

• Sweater is worked in 3 pieces; 1 Back and 2 Fronts.

• Bottom bands are worked first from side to side.

• Sts are picked up across one long edge of bands and worked to shoulder.

• Bottom Front bands are knit together to create a twisted look at center Front; to achieve this, the Left band is worked first and set aside, then the Right band is worked and joined to the Left band before sts are picked up across Right band.

GARTER RIB (multiple of 4 sts + 2)

Also see Chart.

Row 1 (WS): K2, *P2, K2; rep from * across.

Row 2: Knit.

Rep Rows 1-2 for Garter Rib.

2x2 RIB (multiple of 4 sts)

Also see Chart.

Row 1 (RS): K3, *P2, K2; rep from * across to last st, K1 [3 sts each side in St st].

Row 2: Knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts as they face you. Rep Row 2 for 2x2 Rib.

BACK LOWER BAND

Beg at side edge, CO 32 sts. Next row (RS): Beg 2x2 rib; work even until piece meas 17 1/2 (19 1/2, 21, 23, 25, 27)" from CO. BO all sts in rib.

BACK

With RS facing, beg at RH corner of one long edge of band, pick up and K74 (82, 90, 98, 106, 114) sts evenly across. Next row (WS): Beg Garter Rib; work even until piece meas 24 (24 1/2, 24 1/2, 25, 25, 25 1/2)" from CO, end after WSR. BO all sts loosely in patt.

Note: PM 21 (24, 28, 31, 35, 38) sts in from each edge for shoulders; 32 (34, 34, 36, 36, 38) sts rem for neck.

LEFT FRONT BAND

Beg at side edge, CO 32 sts. Next row (RS): Beg 2x2 Rib; work even until piece meas 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 13 1/2)" from CO, end after WSR.

Shape Band

Next row (RS): BO 16 sts, P1, work in patt to end; pm on this row for RS [16 sts rem]. Cont in patt est, work even until piece meas 4" from BO row, end after a WSR. Place sts on holder and set aside.

RIGHT FRONT BAND

Beg at side edge, CO 32 sts. Next row (RS): Beg 2x2 Rib; work even until piece meas 10 (11, 12, 13, 13 1/2)" from CO, end after RSR.

Shape Band

Next row (WS): BO 16 sts, K1, work in patt to end [16 sts rem], Cont in patt est, work even until piece meas 4" from BO row, end after WSR.

FRONT BAND

Joining Row

Next row (RS): Work in patt across 16 sts of Right band; with RS facing, place Left band behind Right band; cont in patt, work across 16 sts of Left band; pm, pick up and K38 (42, 46, 50, 54, 58) sts evenly spaced across long edge of Right Front band [70 (74, 78, 82, 86, 90) sts].

RIGHT FRONT

Set Up Row (WS): Work Row 1 Garter Rib to m, slm, P3, work in 2x2 Rib. Cont in this manner, keeping 32 sts in 2x2 Rib at center Front, rem sts in Garter Rib; work even until piece meas 1" from Set Up row, end after WSR.

Shape Front

Decrease Row (RS): Work across to m; slm, K2tog, work to end [69 (73, 77, 81, 85, 89) sts] rem. Work 5 rows even, end after WSR. Rep last 6 rows 15 (16, 16, 17, 17, 18) times, then work Dec Row once more [53 (56, 60, 63, 67, 70) sts rem] [21 (24, 28, 31, 35, 38) Front sts, 32 Band sts], Cont in patt, work even until Front meas same as Back to shoulders [24 (24 1/2, 24 1/2, 25, 25, 25 1/2)" from CO], end after RSR.

Shape Shoulder

Next row (WS): BO 21 (24, 28, 31, 35, 38) sts, remove marker, work in 2x2 Rib to end [32 sts rem for Back Collar].

BACK COLLAR

Next row (RS): Cont in patt on rem sts, work even until piece meas 3 3/4 (4, 4, 4 1/2, 4 1/4, 4 1/2)" from shoulder bind-off. BO all sts in patt.

LEFT FRONT

With RS facing, beg at RH top corner of Left Front Band, pick up and K38 (42, 46, 50, 54, 58) sts evenly across band; pm, CO 32 sts for Left Front Band [70 (74, 78, 82, 86, 90) sts].

Set Up Row: P3, work 2x2 Rib across to 1 st before m, P1, slm; work in Garter Rib to end. Cont in this manner, keeping 32 sts in 2x2 Rib at center Front, rem sts in Garter rib; work even until piece meas 1" from Set-Up row, end after WSR.

Shape Front

Decrease Row (RS): Work across to 2 sts before m, K2tog, slm; work in 2x2 Rib to end [69 (73, 77, 81, 85, 89) sts rem]. Work 5 rows even, end after WSR. Rep last 6 rows 15 (16, 16, 17, 17, 18) times, then work Dec Row once more [53 (56, 60, 63, 67, 70) sts rem; 21 (24, 28, 31, 35, 38) Front sts, 32 Band sts]. Cont in patt, work even until Front meas same as Back to shoulders [24 (24 1/2, 24 1/2, 25, 25, 25 1/2)" from CO], end after WSR.

Shape Shoulder

Next row (WS): BO 21 (24, 28, 31, 35, 38) sts, remove marker, work in 2x2 Rib to end [32 sts rem for Back Collar].

BACK COLLAR

Next row (RS): Cont in patt on rem sts, work even until piece meas 3 3/4 (4, 4, 4 1/4, 4 1/4, 4 1/2)" from shoulder bind-off. BO all sts in patt.

FINISHING

Join shoulder seams, matching patt. Join ends of Collar at center Back. Sew Collar to Back neck.

Armhole Bands

Meas down 9 (9 1/2, 9 1/2, 10, 10, 10 1/2)" from shoulder on Fronts and Back; pm for underarm. With RS facing, beg at underarm m, pick up and K76 (80, 80, 84, 84, 90) sts around armhole edge. Beg with WSR, [purl 2 rows, knit 2 rows] twice, purl 2 rows, end after RSR. Next row (WS): BO all sts kwise.

Assembly

Sew side seams, joining lower band and armhole band seams. Lay sweater, Front facing, on a flat surface; pin twisted band in place and carefully sew bind-off band sts to edges of band. Sew CO sts of Left Front band to WS behind Right Front band. Using yarn needle, weave in ends.