Catalpa

Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Project Type: 
Women’s Clothing
Designer: 
Norah Gaughan

With the combination of today's new oversized silhouette and the softness of Remix, you want to spend all weekend in our Catalpa textured pullover.


Sizes

Directions are for women’s size X-Small. Changes for sizes Small, Medium, Large and X-Large are in parentheses.


Finished Measurements

Bust – 38(42-46-50-54)”

Length – 22½(23-24-24½-25½)”

Note: This garment was designed with an oversized fit. Please take this into consideration when selecting your size.


Materials

5(5-6-7-7) Balls Berroco Remix (100 grs), #3960 Strawberry

Straight knitting needles, size 8 (5.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

16” Length circular knitting needle, size 7 (4.50 mm)

2 St markers


Gauge

18 sts = 4”; 26 rows = 4” in Reverse St st, Basketweave Pat and Diagonal St Pat on larger needles

28 sts = 4”; 26 rows = 4” in Twisted St Pat on larger needles

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Stitch Glossary

RT

K2 tog, leaving sts on LH needle, k first st again, slipping both sts from LH needle

LT

With RH needle behind LH needle, skip first st and k second st TBL; insert RH needle into backs of both sts and k2 tog TBL


Rib Pattern (Multiple of 5 sts + 2)

Row 1 (RS): P2, * k3, p2, rep from * across.

Row 2: K2, * p3, k2, rep from * across.

Rows 3 – 6: Knit.

Rep these 6 rows for Rib Pat.


Basketweave Pattern (Multiple of 10 sts + 5)

Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Rows 2, 4 and 6: P5, * k5, p5, rep from * across.

Rows 3, 5 and 7: K5, * p5, k5, rep from * across.

Row 8: Purl.

Rows 9, 11 and 13: P5, * k5, p5, rep from * across.

Rows 10, 12 and 14: K5, * p5, k5, rep from * across.

Rep these 14 rows for Basketweave Pat.


Diagonal Stitch Pattern (multiple of 4)

Row 1 (RS): * K2, p2, rep from * across.

Row 2: * P1, * k2, p1, rep from * across.

Row 3: * P2, k2, rep from * across.

Row 4: * K1, p2, k1, rep from * across.

Rep these 4 rows for Diagonal St Pat.


Twisted Stitch Pat (Worked over 28 sts)

Rep 26 rows of chart. Work from right to left on RS rows and from left to right on WS rows.


Back

With straight needles, cast on 87(97-102-112-122) sts. Knit 1 row on WS. Work even in Rib Pat for 18 rows, end on WS, dec 2(dec 2-inc 3-inc 3-inc 3) sts on last row – 85(95-105-115-125) sts. Work even in Basketweave Pat until piece measures 11½(11½-12-12-12½)” from beg, end on WS. Purl 1 row. Knit the next row, dec 1(inc 1-dec 1-inc 1-dec 1) st at end – 84(96-104-116-124) sts. Work even in Diagonal St Pat until piece measures 14½(14½-15-15-15½)” from beg, end on WS.

Shape Armholes: Bind off 2(3-3-4-4) sts at beg of the next 2 rows – 80(90-98-108-116) sts. Dec 1 st each side every RS row 4 times – 72(82-90-100-108) sts. Work even until armholes measure 4½(5-5½-6-6½)”, end on WS. Work even in Garter St until armholes measure 8(8½-9-9½-10)”, end on WS. Bind off.


Front

Work same as back until Rib Pat has been worked for 18 rows, end on WS, increasing 4(4-9-7-7) sts evenly spaced across last row – 91(101-111-119-129) sts.

Establish Pat Sts: Row 1 (RS): P0(5-0-4-9), work Row 1 of Basketweave Pat over 45(45-55-55-55) sts, place marker, p1, work Row 1 of Twisted St Pat (chart) over 28 sts, p1, place marker, work Row 1 of Basketweave Pat over 15(15-25-25-35) sts, end p1(6-1-5-0).

Row 2: K1(6-1-5-0), work Row 2 of Basketweave Pat to first marker, k1, work Row 2 of Twisted St Pat (chart) over 28 sts, k1, work Row 2 of Basketweave Pat to last 0(5-0-4-9) sts, k to end. Note: When changing sts from St st to Reverse St st on Row 9 of Basketweave Pat, the sts at beg and end of rows should also be changed. Work even in pats as established until piece measures 11(11-11½- 11½-12)” from beg, end on WS.

Next Row (RS): P to first marker, work in pat as established to last marker, p to end.

Following Row: K to first marker, work in pat as established to last marker, k to end.

Establish Pat Sts: Row 1 (RS): K1(2-3-3-0), work Row 1 of Diagonal St Pat to first marker, work in pat as established to last marker, work Row 1 of Diagonal St Pat to last 0(1-2-2-3) sts, k to end.

Row 2: P0(1-2-2-3), work Row 2 of Diagonal St Pat to first marker, work in pat as established to last marker, work Row 2 of Diagonal St Pat to last 1(2-3-3-0) sts, p to end. Work even in pats as established until piece measures 14½(14½- 15-15-15½)” from beg, end on WS.

Shape Armholes: Bind off 2(3-3-4-4) sts at beg of the next 2 rows – 87(95-105-111-121) sts. Dec 1 st each side every RS row 4(4-4-3-3) times – 79(87-97-105-115) sts. Work even until armholes measure 4½(5-5½-6-6½)”, end on WS. From here, continue to work sts between markers in pat as established and work all other sts in Garter St. Work even until armholes measure 5½(6-6½-7-7½)”, end on WS.

Note: Due to the difference in gauge between Garter St and Twisted St Pat, the number of sts on the two sides of the neck and on the shoulders will not be the same. They will, however, measure the same.

Shape Neck: Next Row (RS): Work 23(27-32-36-41) sts, sl center 32 sts onto holder, dropping marker, work 24(28-33-37-42) sts. Working both sides at once, bind off 5 sts at each neck edge onc, 3 sts once, then dec 1 st at each neck edge every RS row once – 14(18-23-27-32) sts on left shoulder and 15(19-24-28-33) sts on right shoulder. Work even in pats as established until armholes measure 8(8½-9-9½-10)”, end on WS. Bind off.


Sleeves

With straight needles, cast on 42 sts. Knit 1 row on WS. Work even in Rib Pat for 18 rows, end on WS. Beg with a p row, work in Reverse St st, inc 1 st each side every 1¼(1-¼-½-½)” 6(8-10-13-15) times – 54(58-62-68-72) sts. Work even until sleeve measures 11” from beg, end on WS.

Shape Cap: Bind off 2(3-3-4-4) sts at beg of the next 2 rows – 50(52-56-60-64) sts. Dec 1 st each side every RS row 13 times, end on WS – 24(26-30-34-38) sts. Bind off 4(3-3-3-3) sts at beg of the next 2 rows, then 3(3-3-3-2) sts at beg of the following 2 rows. Bind off remaining 10(14-18-22-28) sts.


Finishing

Sew shoulder seams.

Neckband: With RS facing, using circular needle, beg at center back neck, pick up and k110 sts evenly spaced around neck edge, including sts on front  holder. Mark for beg of rnd and carry marker up. Purl 1 rnd. Knit 1 rnd. Bind off purlwise. Sew in sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams.