Open back sweater knitting pattern

Women's sweater knitting pattern

Sweater knitting patternYARN

5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8 balls 100gm Wendy Supreme DK

NEEDLES AND TOOLS

4.00mm knitting needles

MEASUREMENTS

To fit bust: 81, 86, 91, 97, 102, 107 cm

Finished fit: 88, 94, 99, 105, 110, 115cm

Garment length: 61, 61, 62, 63, 63, 64cm

Sleeve length: 17cm

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS

M1 - make one by picking up strand laying between next stitch and knit it tbl

TENSION

22 sts and 31 rows to 10cm, (4ins) over pattern on 4mm needles.

WORKING PATTERN

SWEATER

FRONT

Using 4.00mm needles, cast on 98 (102, 110, 114, 122, 126) sts.

Row 1: RS - * K1, P1, repeat from * to end.

Row 2: As 1st row.

Repeat last 2 rows once more.

Commence pattern.

Row 1: * yon, K2tog tbl, repeat from * to end.

Row 2: * yon, P2tog repeat from * to end.

Cont in patt until Front measures 40cm, from cast on edge, finishing on a WS row.

Shape Raglan Armholes

Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 92 (96, 104, 108, 116, 120) sts.

Next Row: RS - K2, sl 1, K1, psso, patt to last 4 sts, K2tog, K2.

Next Row: P2, patt to last 2 sts, P2.

Repeat last 2 rows 19 (20, 21, 21, 22, 23) times more. 52 (54, 60, 64, 70, 72) sts.

Shape Neck

Next Row: RS - K2, sl 1, K1, psso, patt 14 (16, 17, 20, 21, 23) and turn, leaving remaining sts on a st holder.

Work on this set of 17 (19, 20, 23, 24, 26) sts only for first side as follows:-

Next Row: WS - P2, patt to last 2 sts, P2.

Next Row: K2, sl 1, K1, psso, patt to last 2 sts, K2tog.

Repeat last 2 rows 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6) times more. 7 (7, 8, 9, 10, 12) sts.

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th sizes only

Next Row: WS - P2, Patt to last 2 sts, P2.

Next Row: K2, sl 1, K1, psso, patt to end.

Repeat last 2 rows 3 (3, 2, 1, 0) times more. 3 (3, 5, 7, 9) sts.

1st size only

Next Row: WS - P3.

Next Row: K1, sl 1, K1, psso.

Next Row: P2.

6th size only

Next Row: WS - P to last 4 sts, P2tog tbl, P2.

Next Row: K2, sl 1, K1, psso, K to last 2 sts, K2tog. 9sts.

3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th sizes only

Next Row: WS - P to last 4 sts, P2tog tbl, P2.

Next Row: K2, sl 1, K1, psso, K to end.

Repeat last 2 rows (0, 1, 2, 2) times more. 3 sts.

2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th sizes only

Next Row: P2tog tbl, P1.

All Sizes

Next Row: K2tog and fasten off.

Return to sts left on st holder for second side and sl centre 16 (14, 18, 16, 20, 18) sts onto another st holder. Rejoin yarn to remaining sts with RS facing and proceed as follows:-

Next Row: RS - patt to last 4 sts, K2tog, K2. 17 (19, 20, 23, 24, 26) sts.

Next Row: WS - P2, patt to end.

Next Row: K2tog, patt to last 4 sts, K2tog, K2.

Repeat last 2 rows 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6) times more 7 (7, 8, 9, 10, 12) sts

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th sizes only

Next Row: WS - patt to last 2 sts, P2.

Next Row: patt to last 4 sts, K2tog, K2.

Repeat last 2 rows 3 (3, 2, 1, 0) times more. 3 (3, 5, 7, 9) sts.

1st size only

Next Row: WS - P3.

Next Row: K2tog, K1.

Next Row: P2.

6th size only

Next Row: WS - P2, P2tog, P to end.

Next Row: K2tog, K to last 4 sts K2tog, K2. 9 sts.

3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th sizes only

Next Row: WS - P2, P2tog, P to end.

Next Row: K to last 4 sts, K2tog, K2.

Repeat last 2 rows (0, 1, 2, 2) times more. 3 sts.

2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th sizes only

Next Row: P1, P2tog.

All Sizes

Next Row: K2tog and fasten off.

SLEEVES (BOTH ALIKE)

Using 4.00mm needles, cast on 66 (66, 70, 70, 74, 74) sts.

Work 4 rows in rib as given for Front. Cont in 2 row patt as given for Front. Keeping patt correct continue in patt shaping sides by inc 1 st at each end of next and every following 3rd row until there are 82 (86, 86, 90, 90, 94) sts.

Continue without further shaping until Sleeve measures 17cm, from cast on edge, finishing on a WS row.

Shape Raglan

Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows 76 (80, 80, 84, 84, 88) sts.

Next Row: RS - K2, sl 1, K1, psso, patt to last 4 sts, K2tog, K2.

Next Row: P2, patt to last 2 sts, P2.

Repeat last 2 rows 30 (31, 32, 33, 34, 35) times more.

Leave remaining 14 (16, 14, 16, 14, 16) sts on a holder.

BACK (WORKED IN 2 HALVES AND JOINED AT NECK)

RIGHT BACK

**Using 4.00mm needles, cast on 52 (56, 60, 62, 64, 68) sts.

Work 4 rows in rib as given for Front. Commence Patt with edge border in rib **.

Row 1: RS - *yon, K2tog tbl, repeat from * to last 6 sts, rib 6.

Row 2: Rib 6, *yon, P2tog, repeat from * to end.

Keeping patt correct as now set, inc 1 st on the next 5th row before the 6 edge sts thus:-

*yon, K2tog tbl, repeat from * to last 6 sts, M1, rib 6.

Repeat this row on every foll 6th row 5 times. 58 (62, 66, 68, 70, 74) sts. Cont without shaping until Right Back matches Front to start of raglan armhole.

(Work an extra row here for Left Back.)

Shape Raglan Armhole

Cast off 3 sts at beg of next row. 55 (59, 63, 65, 67, 71) sts.

Work 1 row.

Next Row: RS - K2, sl 1, K1, psso, part to end.

Next Row: P2, patt to end.

Repeat last 2 rows 30 times more. 24 (28, 32, 34, 36, 40) sts.

2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th sizes only

Next Row: RS - K2, sl 1, K1, psso, patt to end.

Next Row: Patt to last 4 sts, P2tog tbl, P2.

Repeat the last 2 rows (0, 1, 2, 3, 4) times more. (26, 28, 28, 28, 30) sts.

All Sizes

Leave remaining 24 (26, 28, 28, 28, 30) sts on a holder.

LEFT BACK

Work as instructions given for Right Back from ** to **.

Row 1: RS - Rib 6 *yon, K2tog tbl, repeat from * to end.

Row 2: *yon, P2tog, repeat from * to last 6 sts, rib 6.

Cont as instructions given for Right Back noting the bracketed exception.

MAKING UP

Join both front and right back raglan seams by top sewing. Overlap 12 centre sts of right back over 12 centre sts of left back and tack in place.

NECK BORDER

With right side facing using 4.00mm needles, K across 14 (16, 14, 16, 14, 16) sts on left sleeve st holder, pick up and K20 (21, 21, 22, 22, 23) sts down left side of neck, K across 16 (14, 18, 16, 20, 18) sts from front neck st holder, pick up and K20 (21, 21, 22, 22, 23) sts up right side of neck, K across 14 (16, 14, 16, 14, 16) sts on right sleeve st holder, then K across 36 (40, 44, 44, 44, 48) sts on back st holder going through both stitches of centre 12 sts which are over lapped together. 120 (128, 132, 136, 136, 144) sts.

Work 4 rows in K1, P1 rib.

Cast off in rib.

Join left back raglan. Join side and sleeve seams by top sewing.

Design in Wendy Supreme Cotton DK in Aegean 1915

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