Tuesday, May 06, 2008


Black on Black
















Wool: 100g x 3 *
Needles: 8mm (US11)

Gauge
3 sts and 5 rows per inch.

Finished measurements
Width [at hemline]: 26" [52" around]
Bust: 21" [42" around]
Length: 18"


Front
and back [make 2]
CO 70 sts

K 18 rows in St st

Next row [RS] K3, SSK, K to last 5 sts, K2tog, K3

K 18 rows

Next row K3, SSK, K to last 5 sts, K2tog, K3

K 13 rows… piece should measure approx 30cm


Shape raglan armholes

With RS facing, bind off 6 sts at beg of next 2 rows… 54 sts

Next row [RS] K2 K2tog, K to last 4 sts, K2togtbl, K2

Next row P

Rep last 2 rows 2 times more… 48 sts

Next row K2, K2tog, K to last 4 sts, K2togtbl, K2

Next row P

Next row K

Next row P

Rep last 4 rows 5 times more… 36 sts

Next row K2, K2tog, K to last 4 sts, K2togtbl, K2

Next row P… 34 sts

Bind off rem 34 sts using 9mm needles


Sleeves [make 2]

CO 30 sts

K 4 rows in St st

Next row Inc 1 st at ea end of this and every foll 10th row to 38 sts, then every foll 8th row to 42 sts

K 3 rows and then K an inc row… 44 sts

Cont straight until sleeves meas 40cm ending with a WS row


Shape raglan

Bind off 6 sts at beg of next 2 rows… 32 sts

Next row [RS] K2, K2tog, K to last 4 sts, K2togtbl, K2

Next row P

Next row K

Next row P

Rep last 4 rows 4 times more… 22 sts

Next row K

Next row P

Next row K2, K2tog, K to last 4 sts, K2togtbl, K2… 20 sts

Next row P

Next row K

Next row P

Next row K

Next row P

Next row K2, K2tog, K to last 4 sts, K2togtbl, K2… 18 sts

Next row P

Next row K

Bind off rem 18 sts

* I used merino wool from my stash [purchased in France a few years ago], but the garment has since been test knitted using Cascade 220.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cute sweater! What's the finished size?

Twisted Knitter said...

This inspires me so much . . . I love the sensibility behind using a yarn you absolutely love to make something simple yet beautiful and totally wearable.

Anonymous said...

Could you adapt this to in the round? I hate to sew things up/

Catherine said...

Simply beautiful. What a great way to showcase lovely yarn.

Wiggley said...

Hmm... hopefully this inspires our Mum enough to finish her first sweater... she's a really slow knitter! Just want to tell you that we enjoy reading your Blog. And Mum's considering making herself a Beaded Cami! Thank you so much for the pattern :)

feuille said...

You've got a price, from me to you. It's a pleasure to invite you to read French on my blog (sorry my english is not so fluent to write an english blog).
Thank you for the pattern (and photos) you give to us, they are so ... nice !

Kay-From the Back Yard said...

Thank you for the patterns on your site. They are simply beautiful!

MaryjoO said...

elegant elegant -- but the merino is lovely!

Morris said...

Besides Cascade 220, do you have other yarn subsitution recommendations? Anything from Brown Sheep?

Spunkyarn said...

Beautiful! :)

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Adam Kaplan said...

Love this!

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