Ladies polo neck knitting pattern

Polo neck knitting pattern free

Sweater knitting patternSIZES

To fit UK size: 8-10[12-14:16-18]

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

Actual measurement approx: 92[100:107]cm (36 1/4[39 1/2:42]in)

Length to shoulder: 59[61:62]cm (23!4[24:24 1/2]in)

Sleeve length: 46cm (18in)

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 Cashmerino Aran Tonals 55% wool, 33% acrylic, 12% cashmere (approx 90m per 50g)

15(16:17] x 50g balls 07 Peacock

1 pair 5mm needles

1 circular 5mm needle 40cm long

Stitch holder

Stitch markers

Cable needle

Row counter

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

TENSION

26-27 sts and 25 rows to 10cm over st st using 5mm needles.

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

ABBREVIATIONS

C4B = slip next 2 sts on to cn, hold at back of work, k2, then k2 from cn

C4F = slip next 2 sts on to cn, hold to front of work, k2, then k2 from cn

C4BP = slip next 2 sts on to cn, hold at back of work, k2, then p2 from cn

C4FP = slip next 2 sts on to cn, hold to front of work, p2, then k2 from cn

C6B = slip next 3 sts on to cn, hold at back of work, k3 then k3 from cn

PATTERN NOTE

The sweater is designed to be close fitting, but rib will extend, so the stitch tension given is flexible.

BACK

With 5mm needles, cast on 126(134:142] sts.

Row 1 (RS): K2, (p2, k2) to end.

Row 2 (WS): P2, (k2, p2) to end.

These 2 rows form rib and are repeated 14[16:18] more times.

Row 1 (RS): Rib 60[64:68], k6, rib 60[64:68].

Row 2 and every foll WS row: K and p sts as they appear, so row 2 will be rib 60[64:68], p6, rib 60[64:68].

Row 3: Rib 60(64:68], C6B, rib 60(64:68].

Row 5: As row 3.

Row 7: As row 3.

Row 9: Rib 54[58:62], C4B, p2, k6, p2, C4F, rib 54[58:62].

Row 11: Rib 52[56:60], C4BP, k2, p2, C6B, p2, k2, C4FP, rib 52[56:60].

Row 13: Rib 50[54:58], C4B, p2, k2, p2, k6, p2, k2, p2, C4F, rib 50[54:58].

Row 15: Rib 48[52:56], C4BP, k2, C4B, p2, k6, p2, C4F, k2, C4FP, rib 48[52:56].

Row 17: Rib 46[50:54], C4B, p2, C4BP, k2, p2, k6, p2, k2, C4FP, p2, C4F, rib 46[50:54].

Row 19: Rib 44[48:52], C4BP, k2, C4B, p2, k2, p2, C6B, p2, k2, p2, C4F, k2, C4FP, rib 44[48:52].

Row 21: Rib 42[46:50], C4B, p2, C4BP, k2, C4B, p2, k6, p2, C4F, k2, C4FP, p2, C4F, rib 42[46:50].

Row 23: Rib 40[44:48], C4BP, k2, C4B, p2, C4BP, k2, p2, k6, p2, k2, C4FP, p2, C4F, k2, C4FP, rib 40[44:48].

Row 25: Rib 38[42:46], C4B, p2, C4BP, k2, C4B, p2, k2, p2, k6, p2, k2, p2, C4F, k2, C4FP, p2, rib 38[42:46].

Row 27: Rib 36[40:44], C4BP, k2, C4B, p2, C4BP, k2, C4B, p2, C6B, p2, C4F, k2, C4FP, p2, C4F, k2, C4FP, rib 36[40:44].

Row 29: Rib 34[38:42], (C4B, p2, C4BP, k2) twice, p2, k6, p2, (k2, C4FP, p2, C4F) twice, rib 34[38:42].

Row 31: Rib 32[36:40], (C4BP, k2, C4B, p2) twice, k2, p2, k6, p2, k2, (p2, C4F, k2, C4FP) twice, rib 32[36:40].

Row 33: Rib 30[34:38], (C4B, p2, C4BP, k2) twice, C4B, p2, k6, p2, C4F, (k2, C4FP, p2, C4F)] twice, rib 30[34:38].

Row 35: Rib 28[32:36], (C4BP, k2, C4B, p2) twice, C4BP, k2, p2, C6B, p2, k2, C4FP, (p2, C4F, k2, C4FP) twice, rib 28[32:36].

Row 37: Rib 26[30:34], (C4B, p2, C4BP, k2) twice, C4B, p2, k2, p2, k6, p2, k2, p2, C4F, (k2, C4FP, p2, C4F) twice, rib 26[30:34].

Row 39: Rib 24[28:32], (C4BP, k2, C4B, p2) 3 times, k6, (p2, C4F, k2, C4FP) 3 times, rib 24[28:32].

Row 41: Rib 22[26:30], (C4B, p2, C4BP, k2) 3 times, p2, k6, p2, (k2, C4FP, P2, C4F) 3 times, rib 22[26:30].

Row 43: Rib 20[24:28], (C4BP, k2, C4B, p2) 3 times, k2, p2, C6B, p2, k2, (p2, C4F, k2, C4FP) 3 times, rib 20[24:28].

Row 45: Rib 18[22:26], (C4B, p2, C4BP, k2) 3 times, C4B, p2, k6, p2, C4F, (k2, C4FP, p2, C4F) 3 times, rib 18[22:26].

Row 47: Rib 16[20:24], (C4BP, k2, C4B, p2) 3 times, C4BP, k2, p2, k6, p2, k2, C4FP, (p2, C4F, k2, C4FP) 3 times, rib 16[20:24].

Keeping 16(20:24] sts at each side in rib, and working C6B in the centre of every 8th row, cont to move ribs out from centre in this way until work measures 39[40:41]cm (15 1/4[15 3/4:16 1/4]in) from cast-on edge, ending with a WS row.

Shape armholes

Cast off 5 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 116[124:132] sts.

Dec one st at each end of next 9 rows. 98[106:114] sts.

Cont in patt as now set until armhole meas 20[21:22]cm (8[8 1/4:8 3/4]in), ending with a WS row.

Cast off all sts in patt.

FRONT

Work exactly as given for Back, including armhole shaping, until 16 rows fewer than on Back have been worked to cast off, ending with a WS row.

Shape front neck

Next row: Patt 34[38:42], turn and work on these sts only for first side of neck, leave rem sts on a spare needle.

Dec one st at neck edge on next 14 rows. 20[24:28] sts.

Work 1 row.

Cast off rem sts.

Shape front neck

With RS facing, slip 30 sts at centre front on to a holder, rejoin yarn to rem sts and patt to end.

Dec one st at neck edge on next 14 rows. 20[24:28] sts.

Work 1 row.

Cast off rem sts.

SLEEVES

With 5mm needles, cast on 54[58:62] sts.

Rib row 1 (RS): K2, (p2, k2) to end.

Rib row 2 (WS): P2, (k2, p2) to end.

These 2 rows form rib and are repeated.

Rib 6 more rows.

Taking inc sts into rib patt, shape Sleeves as folls:

Inc row 1 (RS): K1, kfb, rib to last 3 sts, kfb, k2.

Next row: P3, rib to last 3 sts, p3.

Inc row 2 (RS): K1, kfb, rib to last 3 sts, pfb, k2.

Working inc row 1 or 2 as necessary and taking inc sts into rib, inc in this way at each end of 7 foll 4th rows, then 11 foll 6th rows. 94(98:102] sts.

Cont straight until Sleeve meas 46cm (18in) from cast-on edge, ending with a WS row.

Shape top

Cast off 5 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 84[88:92] sts.

Dec one st at each end of next 9 rows. 66[70:74] sts.

Rib 9[11:13] rows.

Cast off 2 sts at beg of next 10 rows. 46[50:54] sts.

Cast off 4 sts at beg of next 4 rows. 30[34:38] sts.

Cast off rem sts.

COLLAR

Pm at each side of centre 58 sts for Back neck edge (ie 20(24:28] sts for each shoulder), then join shoulder seams.

With RS facing and 5mm circular needle, pick up and k58 sts across Back neck, 12 sts down left front neck, 30 sts from centre front, 12 sts up right front neck (112 sts).

Rnd 1: (P2, k2) to end.

This round forms rib and is repeated.

Cont in rib until collar measures 16cm (6 1/4in). Cast off in rib.

TO FINISH

Sew Sleeves into armholes, easing to fit. Join side and Sleeve seams.

Design by Debbie Bliss

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