Textured sweater

Textured sweater



Women's sweater: free knitting pattern

SIZES

To fit: 81-86[91-97:102-107:112-117]cm (32-34[36-38:40-42:44-46]in)

Actual measurement: 107[118:129:140]cm (42[46.5:50.75:55]in)

Length to shoulder: 60[62:64:66]cm (23.75[24.5:25.25:26]in)

Sleeve length: 40cm (15.75]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

Debbie Bliss Delphi 100% cotton (approx 50m per 50g)

16[18:20:22]x50g balls 01 Dark Grey

1 pair each 7mm and 8mm needles

Row counter

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

TENSION

13 sts and 20 rows to 10cm over patt using 8mm needles.

Use larger or smaller needles if necessary to obtain correct tension.

BACK AND FRONT (BOTH ALIKE)

With 7mm needles cast on 62[68:74:80] sts.

Rib row 1 (RS): K3, (p2, k2) to last 3[1:3:1] sts, p3 [1:3:1].

Rib row 2 (WS): K3[1:3:1], (p2, k2) to last 3 sts, p3.

These 2 rows form rib.

Work a further 9 rows.

Inc row: Rib 4, (m1, rib 6) to last 4 sts, m1, rib 4. 72[79:86:93] sts.

Change to 8mm needles.

Work in patt.

Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Row 2 (WS): K1, (k1, p6) to last st, p1.

Row 3: K1, (k5, p2) to last st, p1.

Row 4: K1, (k3, p4) to last st, p1.

Row 5: As Row 4.

Row 6: As Row 3.

Row 7: As Row 2.

Row 8: Knit.

These 8 rows form patt and are rep throughout. Cont in patt until work meas approx 39cm (15.5in) from cast-on edge, ending with a Row 8. Beg with a k row cont in st st until work meas 55[57:59:61]cm (21.75[22.5:23.25:24]in) from cast-on edge, ending with a p row.

Shape upper arms

Cast off 3[4:5:6] sts at beg of next 6 rows. 54[55:56:57] sts.

Shape shoulders

Cast off 6 sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Cast off rem 42[43:44:45] sts purlwise.

SLEEVES

With 7mm needles cast on 26[26:32:32] sts.

Rib row 1 (RS): K3, (p2, k2) to last 3[3:1:1] sts, p3[3:1:1].

Rib row 2 (WS): K3[3:1:1], (p2, k2) to last 3 sts, p3. These 2 rows form rib. Work a further 7 rows.

Inc row: Rib 4, [m1, rib 6] to last 4 sts, m1, rib 4. 30[30:37:37] sts.

Change to 8mm needles.

Work in patt.

Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Row 2 (WS): K1, (k1, p6) to last st, p1.

Row 3: K1, (k5, p2) to last st, p1.

Row 4: K1, (k3, p4) to last st, p1.

Row 5: As Row 4.

Row 6: As Row 3.

Row 7: As Row 2.

Row 8: Knit.

These 8 rows form patt and are rep throughout.

Inc row: K1, m1, patt to lastst, m1, k1.

Work 7 rows.

Rep last 8 rows 6 times more and inc row again. 46[46:53:53] sts.

Cont straight until Sleeve meas 40cm (15.75in) from cast-on edge, ending with an Row 8.

Cast off.

TO FINISH OFF

Join shoulder. Sew on Sleeves. Join side and Sleeve seams.