Two-tone pullover knitting pattern

Women's pullover knitting pattern

Pullover knitting patternSIZES

To fit: XXS[XS:S:M:L:XL:XXL] 81[86:91:97:102:107:112]cm (32[34:36:38:40:42:44]in)

Actual measurement: 90[94:100:106:112:118:122]cm (35.5(37:39.5:41.75:44:46.5:48]in)

Length to shoulder: 56[56:58:58:60:60:62]cm (22(22:22.75:22.75:23.75:23.75:24.5]in)

Sleeve length: 46[46:47:47:48:48:49]cm (18(18:18.5:18.5:19:19:19.25]in)

Figures in square brackets refer to larger sizes: where there is only one set of figures this applies to all sizes.

YOU WILL NEED

Yarn Stories Fine Merino DK 100% wool (approx 120m per 50g)

8[8:9:9:10:10:11] x 50g balls 2506 Dove (A)

1[1:1:1:2:2:2] x 50g balls 2518 Thistle (B)

1 pair 4mm needles

Stitch holders

Row counter

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

TENSION

21 sts and 32 rows to 10cm over patt using 4mm needles.

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

PATTERN NOTES

This elegant travelling ribbed crew is inspired by the movement of the sea bed and the plant life twisting and turning together. This combination creates intricate and delicate patterns, with a pop of colour. Dress it up with some sparkle or dress it down with your favourite jeans to create a sophisticated but casual spring style.

BACK

Using 4mm needles and B, cast on 10[10:14:14:18:18:18] sts, change to A and cast on 70[78:78:86:86:94:102]sts, using a separate ball of B cast on 10[10:14:14:18:18:18] sts. 90[98:106:114:122:130:138]sts.

Keeping colours correct as set by cast on, work as folls:

Row 1 (RS): Purl.

Row 2: Using B, (k2, p2) x 2[2:3:3:4:4:4], k2, change to A, (p2, k2) x 3[4:4:5:5:6:7], p2, m1, (k2, p2) twice, k1, skpo, p1, (k2, p2) x 4, k2, p1, k2tog, k1, (p2, k2) twice, m1, p2,(k2, p2) x 3[4:4:5:5:6:7], change to B, k2, (p2, k2) x 2[2:3:3:4:4:4].

Row 3 & every foll alt row: Purl.

Row 4: Using B, (k2, p2) x 2[2:3:3:4:4:4], k2, change to A, (p2, k2) x 3[4:4:5:5:6:7], p2, k1, m1, (k2, p2) twice, k1, skpo, (k2, p2) x 4, k2, k2tog, k1, (p2, k2) twice, m1, k1, p2,(k2, p2) x 3[4:4:5:5:6:7], change to B, k2, (p2, k2) x 2[2:3:3:4:4:4].

Row 6: Using B, (k2, p2) x 2[2:3:3:4:4:4], k2, change to A, (p2, k2) x 4[5:5:6:6:7:8], m1p, (k2, p2) twice, k1, skpo, k1, (p2, k2) x 3, p2, k1, k2tog, k1, (p2, k2) twice, m1p, (k2, p2) x 4[5:5:6:6:7:8], change to B, k2, (p2, k2) x 2[2:3:3:4:4:4].

Row 8: Using B, (k2, p2) x 2[2:3:3:4:4:4], K2, change to A, (p2, k2) x 4[5:5:6:6:7:8], p1, m1p, (k2, p2) twice, k1, skpo, (p2, k2) 3 times, p2, k2tog, k1, (p2, k2) twice, m1p, p1, (k2, p2) x 4[5:5:6:6:7:8], change to B, k2, (p2, k2) x 2[2:3:3:4:4:4].

Row 10: Using B, (k2, p2) x 2[2:3:3:4:4:4], k2, change to A, (p2, k2) x 4[5:5:6:6:7:8], p2, m1, (k2, p2) twice, k1, skpo, p1, (k2, p2) twice, k2, p1, k2tog, k1, (p2, k2) twice, m1, p2, (k2, p2) x 4[5:5:6:6:7:8], change to B, k2, (p2, k2) x 2[2:3:3:4:4:4].

Row 12: Using B, (k2, p2) x 2[2:3:3:4:4:4], k2, change to A, (p2, k2) x 4[5:5:6:6:7:8], p2, k1, m1, (k2, p2) twice, k1, skpo, (k2, p2) twice, k2, k2tog, k1, (p2, k2) twice, m1, k1, p2, (k2, p2) x 4[5:5:6:6:7:8], change to B, k2, (p2, k2) x 2[2:3:3:4:4:4].

Row 14: Using B, (k2, p2) x 2[2:3:3:4:4:4], k2, change to A, (p2, k2) x 5[6:6:7:7:8:9], m1p, (k2, p2) twice, k1, skpo, k1, p2, k2, p2, k1, k2tog, k1, (p2, k2) twice, m1p, (k2, p2) x 5[6:6:7:7:8:9], change to B, k2, (p2, k2) x 2[2:3:3:4:4:4].

Row 16: Using B, (k2, p2) x 2[2:3:3:4:4:4], k2, change to A, (p2, k2) x 5[6:6:7:7:8:9], p1, m1p, (k2, p2) twice, k1, skpo, p2, k2, p2, k2tog, k1, (p2, k2) twice, m1p, p1, (k2, p2) x 5[6:6:7:7:8:9], change to B, k2, (p2, k2) x 2[2:3:3:4:4:4].

Rep last 16 rows until work meas 36[35:36:35:36:35:36]cm, (14(13.75:14:13.75:14:13.75:14]in) ending RS facing for next row.

Shape armholes

Keeping patt correct, cast off 5[5:6:6:7:7:7] sts at beg of next 2 rows. 80[88:94:102:108:116:124] sts.

Dec 1 st each end of next 3[3:3:5:5:7:7] rows and every foll alt row until 70[74:78:80:84:86:88] sts rem.

Cont to work in patt until work meas 54[54:56:56:58:58:60]cm (21.5(21.5:22:22:23:23:23.5]in) ending RS facing for next row.

Shape shoulder

Cast off 6[6:7:6:7:8:8]sts at beg of next 2 rows. 58[62:64:66:70:70:72] sts.

Cont to cast off 5[6:6:7:7:7:7] sts at beg of next 4 rows. 38[38:40:40:42:42:44] sts.

Cast off rem 38[38:40:40:42:42:44] sts.

FRONT

Work as for Back until work meas 12 rows less than Back to start of shoulder shaping ending RS facing for next row.

Shape neck

Next row (RS): Patt 27[29:30:31:32:33:33], place rem sts on a holder and turn work.

Next row: Cast off 4 sts, patt to end. 23[25:26:27:28:29:29] sts.

Next row: Patt to end.

Next row: Cast off 4 sts, Patt to end. 19[21:22:23:24:25:25] sts.

Next row: Patt to end.

Next row: Cast off 3 sts, patt to end. 16[18:19:20:21:22:22] sts.

Keeping patt correct work 6 rows.

Shape shoulder

Next row (RS): Cast off 6[6:7:6:7:8:8] sts, patt to end. 10[12:12:14:14:14:14] sts.

Next row: Patt to end.

Next row: Cast off 5[6:6:7:7:7:7] sts, patt to end. 5[6:6:7:7:7:7] sts.

Next row: Patt to end.

Next row: Cast off rem 5[6:6:7:7:7:7] sts.

Rejoin yarn to right side, cast off centre 16[16:18:18:20:20:22] sts on a holder and

work right side to match left side reversing all shaping.

SLEEVES

Using 4mm needles and A, cast on 42[42:46:46:46:50:50] sts.

Row 1 (RS): Purl.

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

These two rows set Sleeve patt.

Keeping patt correct inc 1 st each end of 5th and every foll 6th row 7[9:9:21:23:23:25] times then every foll 8th row 10[10:10:0:0:0:0] times. 76[80:84:88:92:96:100] sts.

Cont straight in patt until work meas 46[46:47:47:48:48:49]cm (18[18:18.5:18.5:19:19:19.25]in), ending RS facing for next row.

Shape sleeve head

Sizes 32, 34, 36, 38, 40 and 44 only

Keeping patt correct, cast off 5[5:6:6:7:7] sts at beg of next 2 rows. 66[70:72:76:78:86] sts.

Dec 1 st each end of every foll alt row until 22 sts rem.

Cast off in patt.

Size 42 only

Keeping patt correct, cast off 7 sts at beg of next 2 rows (82 sts).

Dec 1 st at each end of 3rd and every foll 4th row 4 times, then cont to dec 1 st at each end of every alt row until 22 sts rem ending RS facing for next row.

Cast off in patt.

NECKBAND

Join right shoulder seam.

Using 4mm needles, A and with RS facing, pick up and k20 sts down left side, pick up and k12[12:14:14:16:16:16] sts across front neck, pick up and k20 sts up right side and pick up and k30[30:32:32:34:34:36] sts across back neck. 82[82:86:86:90:90:92] sts.

Next row: Knit.

Rep last row 4 times more. Cast off loosely.

TO FINISH OFF

Join left shoulder seam and neck trim. Set in sleeves. Join side seams and underarm in one. Your work needs to be relaxed by steaming to give a more professional finish.

With your iron on a steam setting, and working on a flat surface, gently hover about a centimetre over your work allowing the steam to gently relax the stitches. You may block your work if you prefer.

A word of caution; over pressing can glaze the fabric, so be careful not to heavily press work. If you are not confident then use your tension square as a test piece first.

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