Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Green Sweater



Before the hat, there was the sweater. This little cardigan, in a lovely green (pictures don't do it justice) knitted up very quickly and easily. I saw the Twisted Openwork Rib pattern in Knitting Over the Edge and I wondered how it would look on a thicker yarn; the open part isn't too open, but it still creates an interesting texture that I really like.

I am still looking for the perfect green ribbon to make a tied closure, but I thought I'd pop the pattern up here anyway. If you make it, please let me know how it turned out - mail me a picture, let me know if the pattern was clear...

Here it is:


Green Sweater

12 month size

Materials:
Two skeins of Knitpicks Sierra in Leaf, or another bulky yarn.
Size 7 straight needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge: 15 stitches & 21 rows across 4" in stockinette

Pattern - Twisted Openwork Rib (worked in multiple of 4 plus 1)

Row 1: P1, *K3, P1, rep from * to end
Row 2: *K1, P3, rep from *, end K1
Row 3: Like row 1
Row 4: K1, *YO, P3tog, yo, K1, rep from * to end
Row 5: K2, P1, *K3, P1, rep from *, end K2
Row 6: P2, K1, *P3, K1, rep from *, end P2
Row 7: Like row 5
Row 8: P2tog, YO, K1, *YO, P3tog, YO, K1, rep from * to last 2 sts, YO, P2tog

This is what it looks like:




Back

CO 53
Work Rows 1 - 8 of the Twisted Openwork Rib pattern
Row 9: Knit to end, and continue in stockinette until piece measures 5" from cast-on edge, ending with a purl row

Shape armholes:
BO 2 sts at the beginning of the next 2 rows
Next row: K3, K2tog, knit to last 5 sts, SSK, K3
Decrease 1 st at each end of the next three RS (knit) rows in the same way; 41 sts remaining
Continue in stockinette with no shaping until piece measures 8 3/4" from cast-on edge, ending with a purl row

BO 9 sts at the beginning of the next 2 rows; place the remaining 23 sts on a holder and break yarn


Left Front

CO 25
Work Rows 1 - 8 of the Twisted Openwork Rib pattern
Row 9: Knit to end, and continue in stockinette until piece measures 5" from cast-on edge, ending with a purl row**

Shape armhole:
BO 2 sts at the beginning of the next row, K to end
Next row: P to last 5 sts, P2tog, P3 sts
Decrease 1 stitch at the end of the next three WS (purl) rows in the same way; 19 sts remaining

Shape neck (RS facing):
Row 1: K to last 5 sts, K2tog, K3
Row 2: P3, P2tog, P to end
Row 3: K to last 5 sts, K2tog, K3
Row 4: Purl to end
Repeat rows 3 & 4 until 11 sts remain
Continue in stockinette until piece measures about 8 3/4" from cast-on edge, ending with a purl row
Bind off all stitches and break yarn


Right Front

CO 25 and work as Left Front until you reach **, ending with a knit row

Shape armhole (WS facing):
BO 2 sts at the beginning of the next row, P to end
Next row: K to last 5 sts, K2tog, K3
Decrease 1 stitch at the end of the next three RS (knit) rows in the same way; 19 sts remaining

Shape neck (WS facing):
Row 1: P to last 5 sts, P2tog through back, P3
Row 2: K3, K2tog, K to end
Row 3: P to last 5 sts, P2tog through back, P3
Row 4: Knit to end
Continue in stockinette until piece measures about 8 3/4" from cast-on edge, ending with a purl row
Bind off all stitches and break yarn


Sleeves (Make two)



CO 25 and work Rows 1 - 4 of the Twisted Openwork Rib

Body of sleeve:
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: K1, inc in 2nd st, knit to last 2 stitches, inc, K1
Row 4: Purl
Row 5: K1, inc in 2nd st, knit to last 2 sts, inc, K1
Rows 6, 8 & 10: Purl
Rows 7 & 9: Knit
Row 11: as row 5
Repeat rows 6 - 11 until you have 33 sts
Continue in stockinette (no shaping) until piece measures about 7" from cast-on edge, ending with a purl row

Shape cap:
BO 2 sts at the beginning of the next 2 rows
Row 1: K3, SSK, K to last 5 sts, K2tog, K3
Row 2: Purl
Repeat rows 1 & 2 until 21 sts remain
BO 3 at the beginning of the next 4 rows - 9 sts remain
Bind off all sts and break yarn



Assemble Sweater
Lightly block all pieces and mattress stitch together

Button Band
Starting at lower left hem, pick up 36 sts up the left front, break yarn, pick up the 23 sts from the holder, join yarn, pick up 36 sts down the right front. You have 95 sts.

With RS facing, work rows 1-4 of Twisted Openwork Rib
Bind off all stitches



Weave in ends and voila - you are done. Now pick your closure - you can choose to use buttons, in which case you can apply them to either side of the button band, using the eyelets in the Twisted Openwork Rib as buttonholes. Or, you can use a ribbon closure just at the beginning of where the v-neck starts, in which case it will be a little roomier, like a bolero for a slightly older child. If you plan for both it will give room to grow.

Copyright 2006 Windansea
For personal use only

14 comments:

Knittinreed said...

That is sweet! I love the edging.

Jeri said...

Very nice, and thanks for sharing your patts. Just wondering, did you use most of two skeins of Sierra? I have one full skein and some part skeins of leftover Sierra from a cardigan I knit for me last winter.

Jeri

Windansea said...

Hi Jeri, you may be okay there....I didn't use the whole second skein; thinking back, I believe I used the last part of the second skein for the matching hat. The good thing is that it knits quickly because it's bulky, so you'll know pretty fast if it isn't going to work. Hope that helps!

Lydia

Knitcrazy said...

Very Sweet Sweater..
Thanks for sharing your pattern :)

Penny

http://pennyknits.blogspot.com/

Windansea said...

Thanks Penny! Lydia

Kenyetta said...

I am going to make this, but change the colors up. My friend is having a boy and she wants it in blue. I will send pics when finished. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Dear Windansea,

I am going to knit this for my grand daughter. Many thanks for posting pattern. It looks lovely. I will let you know how it looks. Irene, Dublin, Ireland.

ceilfuller@cox.net said...

I am wondering why one side of the front works to only 11 stitches and the other remains with the 19? I thought maybe part of the directions were missing so I followed the directions for the decreasing to 11 stitches and that peice was way too long so I pulled it out. Can you explain why? Thanks

Anonymous said...

Hi l love the pattern, l have just finished the front. l am wondering about the neck edging. Did you use a circular needle seeing that the 2 shoulders were assembled?

Karen Ferrero said...

This sweater is adorable! I am a beginning knitter, do you think I could handle it?

Also, I don't think I would use a green ribbon! I would try a cream colored ribbon or even chocolate brown. Maybe a peachy color. I think that'd make it pop!

Karen

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alankarshilpa said...

After a lot of research I chose this pattern. It is just adorable. I am going to make it. You did not give the finished size. seems like it will be about 28" in width, am I right?

I love your green color for this pattern. I'll try to find the exact shade, I might put some buttons. I'll write to you when I am done. Thanks for your generosity of sharing this pattern free. Dita.

Windansea said...

By all means, translate away, I'm happy that you like it. For everyone, this is one of the first patterns I came up with, so please bear with any issues or lack of info - I'm better now!