Saturday, July 15, 2006

Ink Flared Sweater

Women's Small

Bust 31 - 35in (80 - 90cm)

Medium
Bust 35 - 39in (90 - 100cm)

Large
Bust 39 - 43in (100 - 110cm)

Finished measurements
Bust 19 (20, 21)in; 48.5 (51, 53.5)cm :: one piece only
Width (at hem) 22.5 (23.5, 24.5)in; 57 (60, 62)cm :: one piece only
Length 26.5 (26.5, 27)in; 67.5 (67.5, 68.5)cm
Sleeve length (from underarm) 17.5 (17.5, 18)in; 45 (45, 46)cm

Yarn Noro Cash Iroha 40g (91m) x 8 (8,9) hanks; col: 86; 40% silk, 30% lambswool, 20% cashmere and 10% nylon

Needles 1 pair 6mm (US 10)

Notions 2 st markers, 4mm crochet hook, tapestry needle and thread to match yarn

Gauge 16 sts and 20 rows to 4" (10cm) over stocking stusing 6mm (US 10) needles

Abbreviations
K2tog knit 2 stitches together
TBL through the back loop
SSK slip next 2 stitches as if to knit, return to left needle and knit together tbl (or use your preferred left-leaning decrease).
P2tog purl two stitches together
PM place marker

SM slip marker

Special construction notes
Simple decreases are used to form an a-line (flared) shape. The front and back are knit in two pieces and feature seed st selvages for easier sewing.
After sewing and blocking, a single crochet edge is worked around the hem and neckline

Single crochet
Work from R to L with RS facing. Insert hook into knitting, yarn over hook, pull loop of yarn through the knitting to the front, yarn over hook and pull it through the first loop.

*Insert hook into next st of knitting, yarn over hook, pull loop of yarn through the st, yarn over hook and pull through both loops on hook.
Rep from * to end of row.
Skip or add sts if necessary to keep edge flat.

Double seed st selvage patt:
On every row: K1, p1 at beg of row; p1, k1 at end of row. * PM after the first 2 sts and before the last 2 sts.

Row 1 (RS) K1, p1, sm, k to last 2 sts, sm, p1, k1.
Row 2 K1, p1, sm, p to last 2 sts, sm, p1, k1.

These 2 rows form double seed st selvage patt.

Using 6mm ndles CO 90 (94, 98) sts and work 10 rows in established patt (above) starting with a K (RS) row.

Shape body - dec a total of 7 sts per side.
Row 11 (RS) K1, p1, sm, k1, ssk, k to 3 sts before marker, k2tog, k1, sm, p1, k1.

Work 9 rows in est patt.
Row 21 (RS) Rep row 11.
Work 9 rows in est patt.
Row 31 (RS) Rep row 11.
Work 9 rows in est patt.
Row 41 (RS) Rep row 11.
Work 9 rows in est patt.
Row 51 (RS) Rep row 11.
Work 9 rows in est patt.
Row 61 (RS) Rep row 11.
Work 9 rows in est patt.
Row 71 (RS) Rep row 11... 76 (80, 84) sts.

Cont straight in est patt until work meas 42 (42, 43)cm, ending with a RS row facing.

Shape raglan armholes
CO 6 sts at beg of next 2 rows... 64 (68, 72) sts.

Next row (RS) P2, k2tog, k to last 4 sts, K2tog tbl, p2.
Next row K2, p to last 2 sts, k2.

Rep last 2 rows 4 times more... 54 (58, 62) sts.

Next row (RS) P2, k2tog, k to last 4 sts, k2tog tbl, p2.
Next row K2, p to last 2 sts, k2.
Next row P2, k to last 2 sts, p2.
Next row K2, p to last 2 sts, k2.
Rep last 4 rows 6 times more... 40 (44, 48) sts.

Next row (RS) P2, k2tog, k to last 4 sts, k2tog tbl, p2.
Next row K2, p to last 2 sts, k2.
Rep last 2 rows once more... 36 (40, 44) sts.

Cast off rem 36 (40, 44) sts.

Sleeves (make 2)

CO 35 (37, 39) sts and K two rows. Change to St st and work 8 rows.
Cont in St st, shaping sides by inc 1 st at each end of next and every foll 10th row to 45 (47, 49) sts, then on every foll 8th row... 55 (57, 59) sts.
Cont straight until sleeve meas 45 (45, 46)cm, ending with a RS row facing.

Shape raglan
CO 6 sts at beg of next 2 rows... 43 (45, 47) sts.

Row 1 (RS) P2, k2tog, k to last 4 sts, k2tog tbl, p2... 41 (43,45) sts.
Row 2 K2, p to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 3 P2, k to last 2 sts, p2
Row 4 K2, p to last 2 sts, k2.

Rep these 4 rows 4 times more... 33 (35, 37) sts.

Row 21 (RS) P2, k2tog, k to last 4 sts, k2tog tbl, p2... 31 (33, 35) sts
Row 22 K2, p to last 2 sts, k2.
Rep last 2 rows 11 times more... 11 (13, 15) sts.

Cast off rem 11 (13, 15) sts.

Finishing

Block all pieces or press gently on WS using warm iron over damp cloth. Join front and back pieces at sides. Centre sleeves and join to main body and shoulders. Press seams lightly.
Work a single crochet row at hem and neckline. Press as before.



Black Dog Knits

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like the shape and length of this sweater. nice job! very cool picture at top of page! did you take it your self?

Tricotine said...

I love it! Here it goes on my to-do list! :)

Isabelle aka Tricotine

Thomasean said...

WOW,
This sweater pattern is a blessing to me. Thank you so much. I have been looking for it forever.

Do you have a clearer picture you can e-mail me?? I want to knit this in a sweater class in Jan. 07.

Can you tell me how to add a Nehru Collar( a squared mock turtleneck that opens with the sweater).

Does it button down the front???


Thanks for all your patterns, they are beautiful. I have copied several. You are so creative. I appreciate all your hard work.

Anonymous said...

This is GORGEOUS!
How much yarn does it take?
Thank you for sharing your pattern :)

Nora said...

Anon: I used 8 hanks of Noro Cash Iroha (40g)

Stacey said...

I just found this (thanks to Jillian over at Sknitty) and LOVE it!!!!

Anonymous said...

I've been looking for a pattern like this for ages! Do you have a variation with a higher neckline? This design should look good on many women. Thanks for posting it.

Nora said...

No, I'm sorry Anon.

lys said...

I have the yarn but needle size seems large, the label says 4.5mm (US 10) (UK 4). I know I should knit a square but as I have no 4.50mm needles before I buy them I just wanted to check, usually my knitting comes out the same as the pattern suggests. Can't wait to start!

Nora said...

Lys: I used larger needles to give it drape and movement.
Using smaller needles will give you a heavier fabric and will, of course, require more sts and a completely different gauge.

Anonymous said...

This is my first sweater pattern. do you knit the wrong side using the same directions as for the right side?

Tasha said...

Hello there. I have just finished knitting my first ever sweater. That would be this one. I can't wait to wear it! But I have never sewed the selvage stitches together before. Any tips? This is the part I find the hardest. Thank you.

Susy Hendy said...

Love you knit...can you please tell me the meters or yards in each 40g ball

Fran Hoffman said...

I am confused. After the decreases on the front and knitting until the piece measures 52 cm, the pattern says c/o 6 stitches at the beginning of the next two rows and I should have 68 sts. After the decreases, I have 80 stitches. If I c/o on a total of 12 sts, won't I have 92 stitches? What am I missing?

Fran Hoffman said...

I think I just figured it out. The pattern says co 6 stitches at the beginning of the next two rows, She means cast off. I thought it meant cast on. Makes sense now,

Anonymous said...

Not sure if anyone can help with this... but I am an beginner knitter and purchased a large amount of Rowan yarn for a very good price. I would like to use it for this flare sweater pattern but the yarn is thin and calls for size six needles. I tried using the 10s but it comes out very "lacy" and not to my liking.
Could someone please advise as to how I can use the yarn and smaller needles to create this gorgeous sweater?
Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Fran,
Where is the 52cm? My pattern has 42cm as the smallest length. Am I in the wrong section.
Thanks!

Imogen said...

Sorry to seem dim, but for the life of me I can't find where it says how many stitches to cast on to start off with. Can you please advise (I want to knit a medium size). Thanks,

Anonymous said...

Using 6mm ndles CO 90 (94, 98) sts and work 10 rows in established patt (above) starting with a K (RS) row.

It's after "these two rows form double stitch salvage...

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this pattern - just hope I can do it justice! Can you tell me if the back is just the same as the front? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I am confused with the sleeve instructions
CO 35 sts an K two rows. Change to St st and work 8 rows. Cont in St st,shaping side by inc 1 st at each end of next and every foll 10th row to 45 sts, then on every foll 8th row 55 sts. this I don't understand