Diamond Drops Sweater


 

DIAMOND DROPS – Sweater

 

SIZES

 

 

 

 

 

 

To fit:

P

S

M

L

XL

XXL

Finish:

38 in.

40 in.

42 in.

44 in.

46 in.

48. ins

 

[97 cm]

[102 cm]             

[107 cm]

 

 

 

Length from shoulder

All sizes: 25in. in [63.cm5]

 

 

 

 

 

Length of Sleeve

17 ½ in.

17 ½ in.

18 in.

18 in.

18 1/2

 

 

[44.5 cm]

[ 45.5cm]

[46 cm]

[46 cm]

[47 cm]

[47 cm]

 All mea

surements are approximated.

 Material required: (as illustrated)

DIAMOND DROPS – Sweater-2Bouquet Frost

 9 (

10:10

:10:1

1:11:11) 

* 50g balls main colour MC – Crystal 2710

2 (2:2:2:2:2) * 50g balls Contrast Colour CC – Azure 2006

To substitute other suitable Bouquet yarns, see 19.

1 pair needle size 3.25 mm (Canadian size 10, American Size 3)

1 pair needle 

size 4.00 mm (Canadian size 8, American Size 6)

Or whatever size needles you require to achieve correct tension.

2 stitch holders

 Tension:

22 sts and 30 rows to 4 in., [10 cm], measured over stocking stitch using larger size needles.

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK TENSION.

BACK:

With smaller size needles and CC, cast on

104 (112:116:120:128:132) sts

Work in K1, P1 rib for 1 in., [2.5 cm]

Row 1: (Wrong side) Knit.

Row 2: Purl

Rep rows 1 and 2, once

Next Row: Knit

Change to larger size needles and patt as follows:

Row 1: (right side) *with CC, K2; with MC, k1;with CC, K1,rep from * to the end of row.

Row 2: with MC, P1; with CC, P1, Rep from* to end of row.

Row 3: with MC, K1; with CC, K3, rep from* to end of row. 

Row 4: As row 2.

Rep rows 1 – 4, 5 more times.

With CC, Knit 1 row even.

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: Purl

Repeat row 1 and 2

Next row: Knit.

Break CC.

 Join MC and work in garter st (knit every row) until work measures 24 in., [61 cm], from beg, ending with right side facing for next row.

 SHAPE NECK:

Next row: K42 (46:47:49:52:54) sts. Turn.

Leave rem 62 (66:69:71:76:78)

Working on the 42 (46:47:49:52:54) sts, cast off 6 sts beg of next row for neck edge.

Cast off 5 sts at neck edge every other row once.

Cast off 4 sts at neck edge every other row once.

Work 2 rows even on rem27 (31:32:34:37:39) sts.

Cast off.

Leave rem 20 (20:22:22:24:24) sts on the st holder for center back neck.

With right side facing, join yarn to rem 42 (46:47:49:52:54) sts.

Rep from* to*.

Work 3 rows even on rem 27 (31:32:34:37:39) sts. Cast off.

 Front:

Work as given for back until work measure 22.in., [56 cm], frombeg, ending with side facing for next row.

 

SHAPE NECK:

Next Row: k43 (47:48:50:53:55) STS. TURN.

Leave rem 61 (65:68:70:75:77) sts on st holder

** working on the 43(47:48:50:53:55 :) sts, cast off 3 sts beg of next row for neck edge.

Cast off 3 sts at neck edge every other row once.

Cast off 2 sts at neck edge every other row 3 times.

Dec 1 stitch at neck edge every other row 4 times.

Work even on rem 27 (31:32:34:37:39) sts until work measures same as back to shoulder, ending with right side facing for next row.

Cast off**

Leave 18 (18:20:20:22:22) sts on the st holder for center front neck.

With right side facing, join yarn to rem 43 (47:48:50:53:55) sts.

Rep from **to**

 

SLEEVES:

With smaller size needles and CC, cast on 52 sts.

Row 1: (Wrong side) Knit

Row 2: Purl

Rep rows 1 and 2, once.

Next row: Knit

Change to larger size needles and work patt as follows:

Row 1: (Risgt side) With, CC, K2; with MC, K1; with CC, L1 rep from* to end of the row.

Row 2: * With MC, P1; with CC, P1, rep from *to end of row.

Row 3: * With MC, K1; with CC, K3, rep from *to end of row.

Row 4: As row 2.

Rep rows 1-4, 2 more times.

With CC, Knit 1 row even.

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: Purl

Rep rows 1 and 2, once.

Next Row: Knit.

Break CC. Join MC.

Knit with next row inc 10 sts evenly spaced. 62 sts.

Work in gater st, inc 1 stitch each end of needle every foll

4th row 20 (20:21:21:25:25) times, then every foll 6th row

4 (4:4:4:2:2) times.

Work even on the 110 (110:112:112:116:116) sts until work

Measures17 ½ : (17 ½: 18:18 ½:18 ½) in.,

[44.5 (44.5:46:46:47:47)cm] from beg, ending with right right side facing for next row.

Cast off.

 

NECKBAND: Join right shoulder seam.

With right side facing, smaller side needles and CC pick up and

Knit 112 (112:116:116:120:120) sts for neckband as follows:

20 sts down left slope of front neck;

18 (18:20:20:22:22) sts from st holder for centre front neck;

20 sts up right slope of front neck;

17 sts down right slope of back neck;

20 (20:22:22:24:24) sts from st holder to centre back neck;

17 sts up left slope of back neck

  Row 1: Knit

Row 2: Purl

Rep rows 1 and 2, onc more time.

Next Row: Knit.

Break CC.

Next Row: Join MC, Knit

Next Row: Purl

 Rep last 2 rows once more. Cast off.

 To Finish:

Join left shoulder and neckband seam.

Match centre of cast-off edges of sleeves to shoulder seams.

Pin cast-off edges (to full width) in position.

Sew in position.

Join side and sleeve seams.

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