Knitting for women Knitting Sweaters Tailored rib sweater

Tailored rib sweater



SIZES

To fit: 81 [86:91:97:102:107]cm (32[34:36:38:40:42]in)

Actual measurement: 81[86:90:94:102:106]cm (32[34:35.5:37:40:42]in)

Length to shoulder: 55.5[56:56.5:57:57.5:58]cm (22[22:22:22.5:22.5:23]in)

Sleeve length: 43[43:47.5:47.5:47.5:47.5]cm (17[17:18.75:18.75:18.75:18.75]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

Lana Gatto Super Soft Merino Sport DK 100% extra fine Merino wool (approx 125m per 50g)

11[11:12:12:13:13]х 50g balls 33 Platinum

1 pair 4mm needles

1 circular 4mm needle

Stitch holders

Stitch marker

Cable needle

Row counter

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

TENSION

24 sts and 36 rows to 10cm over rib patt using 4mm needles. Use larger or smaller needles if necessary to obtain correct tension.

ABBREVIATIONS

cn = cable needle.

kfb = knit into front and back of next stitch.

s1kbpo = slip 1 knitwise, knit 1 through back loop, pass slipped stitch over.

yb = yarn to back.

BACK

Using 4mm needles cast on

89[93:97:101:109:113] sts.

Row 1 (RS): K12[14:16:18:22:24], (p1, yb, sl1 pwise) to last 13[15:17:19:23:25] sts, p1, k12[14:16:18:22:24].

Row 2: Purl.

These 2 rows form rib patt.

Work a further 2 rows.

Next row: K12[14:16:18:22:24], s1kbpo, rib to last 14[16:18:20:24:26] sts, k2tog, k12[14:16:18:22:24].

Cont dec as last row on every foll 6th row to 69[73:77:81:89:93] sts.

Cont in patt until Back meas 18cm (7in) ending on a WS row.

Patt 4 rows.

Next row: K11 [13:15:17:21:23], kfb, work to last rib st (before st st), kfb, k to end.

Rep last row on every foll 6th row to 89[93:97:101:109:113] sts. Work straight until Back meas 40cm (16in) ending on a WS row.

Shape armhole

Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 83[87:91:95:103:107] sts.

Dec 1 st at each end of next and every alt row to 71 [75:79:83:91:93] sts.

Cont straight until armhole meas 17.5[18:18.5:19:19.5:20]cm (7[7:7.5:7.5:8:8])in ending on a WS row.

Shape shoulders

Cast off 18[20:22:24:25:26] sts, work next 35[35:35:35:41:41] sts and place these sts just worked onto a stitch holder, work to end, turn.

Cast off rem 18[20:22:24:25:26] sts.

FRONT

Work as given for Back until 7[7:7:7:8:8]cm (2.75[2.75:2.75:2.75:3.25:3.25]in) less than Back to start of shoulder shaping, ending on a WS row.

Shape neck

Next row: K30[32:34:36:39:40] sts, place rem sts on a holder, turn. Dec 1 st at neck edge on every row to 26[28:30:32:35:36] sts. Dec 1 st at neck edge on every alt row to 18[20:22:24:25:26] sts. Work straight until armhole meas 17.5[18:18.5:19:19.5:20]cm (7[7:7.5:7.5:8:8]in) ending on a WS row.

Shape shoulders

Cast off rem 18[20:22:24:25:26] sts.

Rejoin yarn to RS of work and leave centre 11[11:11:11:13:13] sts on holder.

Work second side to match first reversing shaping. 71[75:79:83:91:93] sts.

SLEEVES

Using 4mm needles, cast on 41 [41:45:45:49:49] sts.

Row 1 (RS): K8[8:10:10:12:12], p3, (yb, sl1 pwise, p1) to last 12[12:14:14:16:16] sts, sl1 pwise, p3, k8[8:10:10:12:12].

Row 2 (WS): Purl.

Rep last 2 rows, inc 1 st at each end of foll 7th and every foil 8th row to 57[57:65:65:69:69] sts.

Shape elbow

Next row (RS): K16[16:20:20:22:22], p3, place 9 sts onto cn and hold at front of work, rib 10 sts making sure rib commences with a sl st after p3, rib 10 sts from cn making sure rib ends on a sl st, p3, k16[16:20:20:22:22]. 

Cont in patt and at same time inc 1 st at each end of foll 19th row and then foll 20th row (a further 39 rows would have been worked) ending on a WS row. 61 [61:69:69:73:73] sts.

Next row (RS): К to first set of p sts, p3, place 9 sts onto cn and hold at front of work, rib 10 sts making sure rib commences with a sl st after p3, rib 9 sts from cn making sure rib ends on a sl st, рЗ, к rem sts. 

Cont in patt inc 1 st at each end of every foll 20th row to 65[65:73:73:77:77] sts.

Cont in patt for a further 10 rows.

Shape top

Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows 59[59:67:67:71:71] sts.

Dec 1 st at each end of every row to 47[47:51:51:55:55] sts.

Dec 1 st at each end of every alt row to 19[19:23:23:23:23] sts.

Dec 1 st at each end of every row to 7 sts.

Cont straight until saddle shoulder meas 10[10:11:11:12:12]cm (4[4:4.5:4.5:4.5:4.5]in) ending on a WS row.

Cast off.

TO FINISH OFF

Press pieces lightly according to ball band and darn in loose yarn ends. Sew up side seams and armhole seams.

Sew in armholes and saddle bands to front and back shoulders.

Neck

With RS facing and using 4mm needles, pick up 7 sts across left shoulder, pick up and k19[19:19:19:22:22] sts down left front neck, k11[11:11:11:13:13] sts from centre front stitch holder, pick up and k19[19:19:19:22:22] sts up R front neck, 7 sts across right shoulder and k35[35:35:35:41:41] sts from back neck stitch holder.

Place marker and join for round.

98[98:98:98:112:112] sts.

Rnd 1: P1, sl1 pwise to end of rnd.

Rnd 2: Knit. Rep these 2 rnds a further 8 times and Rnd 1 once.

Cast off knitwise.

Darn in loose ends.