Funnel-neck sweater knitting pattern

Women's sweater knitting pattern

Sweater knitting pattern

Measurements

To fit bust sizes 81-86 (91-97) (102-107) (112-117) cm/32-34 (36-38) (40-42) (44-46) in.

Actual measurements 110 (122) (134) (146) cm/43 1/4 (48) (52 3/4) (57 1/2) in.

Side seam 43 (44) (45) (46) cm/17 (17 1/4) (17 1/2) (18) in.

Length to shoulder 62.5 (64.5) (66.5) (68.5) cm/24 1/2 (25 1/2) (26 1/4) (27) in.

Sleeve seam All sizes 40cm/15 3/4in.

Materials

18 (19) (21) (22) 50g (90m) balls of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino AranTonals (55% wool, 33% acrylic, 12% cashmere) in Pewter (01).

Pair of 4mm (No. 8) and 5mm (No. 6) knitting needles.

Tension

20 stitches and 26 rows, to 10 x 10cm, over pattern, using 5mm needles.

Abbreviations

K, knit; p, purl; st, stitch; tog, together; gst, garter st (every row k).

Note

Yarn amounts are based on average requirements and are therefore approximate. Instructions are given for small size. Where they vary, work figures in round brackets for larger sizes. Instructions in square brackets are worked as stated after 2nd bracket.

Back

With 4mm needles, cast on 110 (122) (134) (146) sts.

K 3 rows.

Change to 5mm needles.

1st row: K to end.

2nd row: K5, [p2tog but do not drop sts off left hand needle, k2tog same 2 sts dropping them off needle] to last 5 sts, k5.

3rd row: K to end.

4th row: K6, [p2tog but do not drop sts off left hand needle k2tog same 2 sts dropping them off needle] to last 6 sts, k6.

These 4 rows form pattern with gst edging.

Continue in pattern until back measures 8cm from beginning, ending with a 4th row. Work main pattern thus:

1st row: K to end.

2nd row: K1, [p2tog but do not drop sts off left hand needle, k2tog same 2 sts dropping them off needle] to last st, k1.

3rd row: K to end.

4th row: K2, [p2tog but do not drop sts off left hand needle, k2tog same 2 sts dropping them off needle] to last 2 sts, k2.

These 4 rows form main pattern.

Continue in main pattern until back measures 43 (44) (45) (46) cm from beginning, ending with a wrong side row.

Shape armholes: Cast off 8 sts at beginning of next 2 rows - 94 (106) (118) (130) sts. Continue straight until armhole measures 18 (19) (20) (21) cm, ending with a wrong side row.

Shape neck: Next row: Pattern 34 (38) (42) (46), turn and work on these sts for right side neck.

Right side neck: Cast off 2 sts at beginning of next row and following alternate row - 30 (34) (38) (42) sts.

Shape shoulder: Next row: Cast off 4 sts, pattern to end.

Next row: Cast off 2 sts, pattern to end. Repeat last 2 rows, twice more - 12 (16) (20) (24) sts.

Cast off.

Left side neck: With right side facing, slip centre 26 (30) (34) (38) sts on to a st holder, rejoin yarn to remaining sts, cast off 2 sts, pattern to end - 32 (36) (40) (44) sts.

Pattern 1 row.

Cast off 2 sts at beginning of next row and following alternate row - 28 (32) (36) (40) sts.

Shape shoulder: Next row: Cast off 4 sts, pattern to end.

Next row: Cast off 2 sts, pattern to end.

Repeat last 2 rows, once more, then work 1st of these rows again - 12 (16) (20) (24) sts. Work 1 row. Cast off.

Front

Work as given for back until front is 6 rows less than back to neck shaping, ending with a wrong side row.

Shape neck: Next row: Pattern 40 (44) (48) (52), turn and work on these sts for left side neck.

Left side neck: Cast off 2 sts at beginning of next row and 4 following alternate rows -30 (34) (38) (42) sts.

Shape shoulder: Next row: Cast off 4 sts, pattern to end.

Next row: Cast off 2 sts, pattern to end.

Repeat last 2 rows, twice more  - 12 (16) (20) (24) sts. Cast off.

Right side neck: With right side facing, slip centre 14 (18) (22) (26) sts on to a st holder, rejoin yarn to remaining sts, cast off 2 sts, pattern to end - 38 (42) (46) (50) sts.

Pattern 1 row.

Cast off 2 sts at beginning of next row and 4 following alternate rows - 28 (32) (36) (40) sts.

Shape shoulder: Next row: Cast off 4 sts, pattern to end.

Next row: Cast off 2 sts, pattern to end.

Repeat last 2 rows, once more, then work 1st of these rows again - 12 (16) (20) (24) sts. Work 1 row. Cast off.

Sleeves

(both alike)

With 4mm needles, cast on 70 (74) (78) (82) sts. K 3 rows.

Change to 5mm needles.

Work 28 rows in main pattern as given on back.

Next row: P to end to mark foldline.

Change to 4mm needles.

Beginning with a 1st row, pattern another 28 rows.

Change to 5mm needles.

Continue in pattern until sleeve measures 40cm from foldline, ending with a wrong side row. Mark each end of last row.

Pattern another 10 rows. Cast off.

Collar

Join right shoulder seam. With right side facing and using 5mm needles, pick up and k19 sts down left front neck, k14 (18) (22) (26) sts across centre front, pick up and k19 sts up right front neck, 11 sts down right back neck, k26 (30) (34) (38) sts at centre back, then pick up and k11 sts up left back neck - 100 (108) (116) (124) sts. K 2 rows. Work in pattern thus:

1st row: K to end.

2nd row: K1, [p2tog but do not drop sts off left hand needle, k2tog same 2 sts dropping them off needle] to last st, k1.

3rd row: K to end.

4th row: K1, p1, [p2tog but do not drop sts off left hand needle, k2tog same 2 sts dropping them off needle] to last 2 sts, p1, k1.

These 4 rows form pattern.

Continue in pattern until collar measures 6cm.

Change to 4mm needles.

Continue in pattern for another 4cm.

Cast off.

To make up

Join left shoulder seam and collar seam. Sew cast-off edge of sleeves to armholes, sewing row-ends above markers to cast-off sts at underarms. Beginning at top of gst edging, join side seams, then sleeve seams reversing seam at foldline to allow for fold back.

Design by Debbie Bliss

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