Dolman sweater knitting pattern

Sweater knitting patternSIZE XS (S: M: L: 1XL: 2XL)

YARN

Blacker Yarns Lyonesse DK (DK weight; 50% Falkland Island Corriedale/Merino wool, 50% linen; 110m/119yds per 50g ball)

Blacker Yarns Lyonesse 4-ply (4ply weight; 50% Falkland Island Corriedale/Merino wool, 50% linen; 175m/190yds per 50g ball)

NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES

1 pair 4.5mm (UK 7/US 7) knitting needles

1 set 3.5mm (UK 10-9/US 4) circular needles, 40cm long

4 removable markers

2 stitch holders

TENSION

20 sts and 28 rows to 10cm over st st on 3.5mm needles using Lyonesse 4ply, after blocking.

16 sts and 23 rows to 10cm over Chart on 4.5mm needles using Lyonesse DK, after blocking.

PATTERN NOTES

When measuring the body, stretch the fabric and pin to simulate blocking. This will give more accurate measurements.

CHART NOTES

If using stitch markers to mark each pattern repeat, note these will move 1 st to the left on rows 5 and 11.

SPECIAL TECHNIQUES

SHORT ROWS

Wrap and turn (w&t) on knit rows: take yarn between needles to front of work, slip the next st pwise from the LH to RH needle, take yarn between needles to back of work, slip the st back to the LH needle, turn work.

Wrap and turn (w&t) on purl rows: Take yarn between needles to back of work, slip the next st pwise from LH to RH needle, take yarn between needles to front of work, slip the st back to LH needle, turn work.

Knit stitch and wrap together on a knit row: Insert RH needle up through the wrap then into the stitch. Knit stitch and wrap together.

Purl stitch and wrap together on a purl row: From the knit side of work, lift the wrap and place it in front of the purl stitch. Purl stitch and wrap together.

CHART PATTERNS

(written instructions)

Sizes XS, M and 1XL only

Row 1 (RS): K3, yo, SSK, K2, *(K1, K2tog, yo) twice, (K1, yo, SSK) twice, K2; rep from * to last 6 sts, K1, K2tog, yo, K3.

Row 3: (K1, yo, SSK) twice, K1, *K2tog, yo, K1, K2tog, yo, K3, (yo, SSK, K1) twice; rep from * to last 6 sts, (K2tog, yo, K1) twice.

Row 5: K5, yo, sk2po, *yo, K1, K2tog, yo, K5, yo, SSK, K1, yo, sk2po; rep from * to last 5 sts, yo, K1, K2tog, yo, K2.

Row 7: K3, yo, SSK, K2, *(K1, K2tog, yo) twice, (K1, yo, SSK) twice, K2; rep from * to last 6 sts, K1, K2tog, yo, K3.

Row 9: (K1, yo, SSK) twice, *K2tog, yo, K1, K2tog, yo, K3, (yo, SSK, K1) twice; rep from * to last 6 sts, (K2tog, yo, K1) twice.

Row 11: K2tog, yo, K3, yo, sk2po, *yo, K3, yo, SSK, K1, K2tog, yo, K3, yo, sk2po; rep from * to last 5 sts, yo, K3, yo, SSK.

Row 13: (K2tog, yo, K1) twice, K1, *(K1, yo, SSK) twice, (K1, K2tog, yo) twice, K2; rep from * to last 6 sts, (K1, yo, SSK twice).

Row 15: K4, yo, SSK, K1, *K2tog, yo, K3, yo, sk2po, yo, K3, yo, SSK, K1; to last 6 sts, K2tog, yo, K4.

Sizes S, L and 2XL only

Row 1 (RS): K4, *(K1, K2tog, yo) twice, (K1, yo, SSK) twice, K2; rep from * to last 3 sts, K3.

Row 2 and all WS rows: P to end.

Row 3: K4, *K2tog, yo, K1, K2tog, yo, K3, (yo, SSK, K1) twice; rep from * to last 3 sts, K3.

Row 5: K2, yo, sk2po, *yo, K1, K2tog, yo, K5, yo, SSK, K1, yo, sk2po; rep from * to last 2 sts, yo, K2.

Row 7: K4, *(K1, K2tog, yo) twice, (K1, yo, SSK) twice, K2; rep from * to last 3 sts, K3.

Row 9: K4, *K2tog, yo, K1, K2tog, yo, K3, (yo, SSK, K1) twice; rep from * to last 3 sts, K3.

Row 11: K2, yo, sk2po, *yo, K3, yo, SSK, K1, K2tog, yo, K3, yo, sk2po; rep from * to last 2 sts, yo, K2.

Row 13: K4, *(K1, yo, SSK) twice, (K1, K2tog, yo) twice, K2; rep from * to last 3 sts, K3.

Row 15: K4, *K2tog, yo, K3, yo, sk2po, yo, K3, yo, SSK, K1; to last 3 sts, K3.

BACK

Using 4.5mm needles and yarn A, cast on 69 (77:83:91:97:105) sts.

Row 1 (WS): K to end.

Row 2 (RS): K to end.

Rep last 2 rows once more.

Row 5 (WS): K to end.

BEGIN CHART

Row 1 (RS): Work row 1 of Chart for your size, working the 14-st rep 4 (5:5:6:6:7) times across row.

Row 2 (WS): P to end.

Continue in pattern as established and work until Back meas 22 (22:22 1/2:23:23:23 1/2) cm, ending with a WS row. Place a removable marker either side of the body.

Continue in pattern as established until Back meas 48 (49:51:52 1/2:53:55) cm, ending with a WS row.

SHAPE RIGHT NECK

Row 1 (RS): Work 23 (35:27:31:33:37) sts, turn. Place rem sts on hold.

Row 2 (WS): P1, P2tog, P to end. 1 st dec'd.

Row 3: Work to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1. 1 st dec'd. 21 (23:25:29:31:35) sts.

SHAPE RIGHT SHOULDER

Row 1 (WS): P14 (16:18:20:22:26), w&t.

Row 2 (RS): Work in patt to end.

Row 3: P7 (8:9:10:11:13), w&t.

Row 4: Work in patt to end.

Row 5: P to end, including wraps as they appear (see Special Techniques section). Place sts on a holder.

SHAPE LEFT NECK

Place centre 23 (27:29:29:31:31) sts on a second holder. Reattach yarn at neck edge.

Row 1 (RS): Work in patt to end. 23 (25:27:31:33:37) sts.

Row 2 (WS): P to last 3 sts, P2tog tbl, P1. 1 st dec'd.

Row 3: K1, SSK, work in patt to end. 1 st dec'd. 21 (23:25:29:31:35) sts.

Row 4: P to end.

SHAPE LEFT SHOULDER

Row 1 (RS): Patt 14 (16:18:20:22:26), w&t.

Row 2 (WS): P to end.

Row 3: Patt 7 (8:9:10:11:13), w&t.

Row 4: P to end.

Row 5: Patt to end, including wraps as they appear.

Place sts on hold.

FRONT

Using 4.5mm needles and yarn A, cast on 69 (77:83:91:97:105) sts.

Row 1 (WS): K to end.

Row 2 (RS): K to end.

Rep last 2 rows once more.

Row 5 (WS): K to end.

Row 1 (RS): Work row 1 of Chart, working the 14-st rep 4 (5:5:6:6:7) times across row.

Row 2 (WS): P to end.

Continue in pattern as established and work until Front matches Back to markers, ending with a WS row. Place a removable marker either side of the body.

Continue in pattern as established until Front meas 44 1/2 (45:46:46 1/2:46 1/2:47) cm, ending with a WS row.

SHAPE LEFT NECK

Row 1 (RS): Work 25 (27:29:33:35:39) sts, turn. Place rem sts on hold.

Row 2 (WS): P1, P2tog, P to end. 1 st dec'd.

Row 3: Work to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1. 1 st dec'd. Rep last 2 rows once more.

21 (23:25:29:31:35) sts.

Continue working in patt until the Left Front matches Back to shoulder shaping, ending with a RS row.

SHAPE LEFT SHOULDER

Row 1 (WS): 14 (16:18:20:22:26), w&t.

Row 2 (RS): Work in patt to end.

Row 3: P7 (8:9:10:11:13), w&t.

Row 4: Work in patt to end.

Row 5: P to end, including wraps as they appear.

Place sts on hold.

SHAPE RIGHT NECK

Leave centre 19 (23:25:25:27:27) sts on hold. With RS facing, rejoin yarn at neck edge.

Row 1 (RS): Work in patt to end. 25 (27:29:33:35:39) sts.

Row 2 (WS): P to last 3 sts, P2tog tbl, P1. 1 st dec'd.

Row 3: K1, SSK, work in patt to end. 1 st dec'd.

Rep last 2 rows once more 21 (23:25:29:31:35) sts.

Continue working in patt until the Right Front matches Back to shoulder shaping, ending with a WS row.

SHAPE RIGHT SHOULDER

Row 1 (RS): Patt 14 (16:18:20:22:26) sts, w&t.

Row 2 (WS): P to end.

Row 3: Patt 7 (8:9:10:11:13) sts, w&t.

Row 4: P to end.

Row 5: Work in patt to end, including wraps as they appear.

Place sts on hold.

MAKING UP

Join shoulders using the three-needle cast-off with RS together.

Seam side seams from hem to markers. Remove markers.

SLEEVES

Using 3.5mm needles and yarn B, starting at the removable markers, pick up and knit 58 (60:64:66:68:70) sts to shoulder, pick up and knit 58 (60:64:66:68:70) sts to underarm. Join to work in the round.

116 (120:128:132:136:140) sts.

Working in st st, work until Sleeve meas 20 (20:21 1/2:21 1/2:23:23)cm.

Next row: P to end.

Next row: K to end.

Rep last 2 rows once more.

Cast off purlwise.

NECKLINE

Using 3.5mm needles and yarn B, starting at the left shoulder, pick up and knit 12 (13:14:16:18:20) to front neck, K19 (23:25:25:27:27) from front neck, pick up and knit 12 (13:14:16:18:20) to right shoulder, pick up and knit 5 sts to back neck, K23 (27:29:29:31:31) from back neck, pick up and knit 5 to left shoulders. Join to work in the round.

76 (86:92:96:104:108) sts.

Round 1: P to end.

Round 2: K to end.

Rep last 2 rows once more.

Cast off purlwise.

FINISHING

Weave in all loose ends. Block sweater to measurements, following any yarn care instructions on the ball band. 

Design by  Anniken Allis

Chart and Diagram

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