Monday, January 30, 2012

#knitting a sweater pattern


Flowers for Mary

This gentle blend of rib stitch and easy lace makes a flattering top that you'll love to wear.

Skill level:  beginner

Sizes:  S [M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X]

Finished Measurements:
Chest:  36 [40, 44, 48, 52, 56]
Length:  22 [22.5, 24, 24, 26, 26]

Materials:  4 [4, 5, 5, 6] light worsted yarn (each ball 168 yards/154 metres)
Recommended needles:  1 pair 4.50 mm (7 US, 7 UK), 1 pair 9.00 mm OR size to obtain tension

Gauge: 3 stitches = 1 inch
            4.5 stitches = 1 inch

 4 x 4 rib stitch (over even number of stitches)
Row:  knit four, purl four—to end of row.
Repeat row for pattern.

Moss stitch (over even number of stitches)

Row 1:  knit two, purl two—to end of row.
Row 2:  purl two, knit two—to end of row.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 for pattern.
  
Note:  To shorten or lengthen sleeves –
alter at this point…
“* Work in 4 x 4 rib stitch for 8 inches (20.3 cm)”
To shorten, reduce number of inches.
To lengthen, increase number of inches.

Back


Cast on 80 [90; 100; 108; 118; 126] stitches work in 4 x 4 rib stitch for 13 [13, 14, 14, 15, 15] inches. 33 [33, 35.5, 35.5, 38, 38] cm
Change to larger needles and decrease 26 [30, 34, 36, 40, 42] stitches evenly across row 54 [60, 66, 72, 78, 84] stitches remain.
Work in moss stitch for 1 inch (2.5 cm)
Decrease 3 stitches at the beginning of the next two rows 48 [54, 60, 66, 72, 78] stitches remain.
Work in moss stitch for 6 inches (15. 2 cm)
This row:  14 [17, 20, 23, 26, 29] in moss stitch; decrease 20 stitches; 14 [17, 20, 23, 26, 29] in moss stitch.
Work in moss stitch for 2 inches (5 cm)
Cast off


Front


Cast on 80 [90; 100; 108; 118; 126] stitches work in 4 x 4 rib stitch for 13 [13, 14, 14, 15, 15] inches. 33 [33, 35.5, 35.5, 38, 38] cm
Change to larger needles and decrease 26 [30, 34, 36, 40, 42] stitches evenly across row 54 [60, 66, 72, 78, 84] stitches remain.
Work in moss stitch for 1 inch (2.5 cm)
Decrease 3 stitches at the beginning of the next two rows 48 [54, 60, 66, 72, 78] stitches remain.
Work in moss stitch for 4 inches (10.2 cm)
This row:  14 [17, 20, 23, 26, 29] in moss stitch; decrease 20 stitches; 14 [17, 20, 23, 26, 29] in moss stitch.
Work in moss stitch for 4 inches (10.2 cm)
Cast off

Sleeves (make 2)

Cast on 72 [76, 80, 80, 86, 86] stitches
Work in 4 x 4 rib stitch for 1 inch (2.5 cm)
Increase 2 stitches at the beginning of the next two rows. Increase to 76 [80, 84, 84, 90, 90] stitches.
Work in 4 x 4 rib stitch for 1 inch (2.5 cm)
Decrease 1 stitch at the beginning of the next two rows 74 [78, 82, 82, 88, 88] stitches
Decrease 1 stitch at the beginning of the next two rows 72 [76, 80, 80, 86, 86] stitches
*Work in 4 x 4 rib stitch for 8 inches (20.3 cm)
Work in Stockinette stitch for 2 inches (5 cm)
Cast off

Every attempt has been made to ensure that the instructions are clear and correct.  Please notify us of any errors so we may correct them immediately.

© Leanne Dyck, May 09
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3 comments:

holessence said...

Leanne - "Flowers for Mary" is gorgeous! And by the way, over at Speaking from the Heart there's a post today that features YOU -- enjoy! http://holessence.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/write-or-wrong/

Author Leanne Dyck said...

Finally, it's my day. You better believe I'll be over there in a heart beat.

Author Leanne Dyck said...

Oh, yes, and I have to apologize. As you may have notice, today's title and topic has changed. It's all my muse's fault. : )