Cirrus

Skill Level: 
Easy
Project Type: 
Women’s Clothing

Cirrus has charming bracelet length sleeves, a neat shawl collar and an allover eyelet stitch. The garter stitch button bands are fastened with one fabulous button or brooch.

Shown in size Medium


Sizes

Directions are for women’s size X-Small.  Changes for sizes Small, Medium, Large, 1X and 2X are in parentheses.


Finished Measurements

Bust (closed) – 32(36-40-44-48-52)”

Length – 25(25 1/2 -26-26-26 1/2-27)”


Materials

7(8-9-10-11-12) hanks Berroco Cuzco (100 grs), #9630 Oliva

29” Length circular knitting needle, size 10 (6.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Straight knitting needles, size 10 (6.00 mm)

2 St markers

Optional:  Decorative pin for closure


Gauge

17 sts = 4”;  24 rows = 4” in Pat St

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Pattern Stitch (Multiple of 6 sts + 5)

Row 1 (RS):  P5, * k1TBL, p5, rep from * across.

Row 2:  K5, * p1TBL, k5, rep from * across.

Row 3:  * P1, p2 tog, yo, p2, k1TBL, rep from * to last 5 sts, end p1, p2 tog, yo, p2.

Row 4:  Rep Row 2.

Row 5:  Rep Row 1.

Row 6:  Rep Row 2.

Row 7:  P2, * k1TBL, p5, rep from * to last 3 sts, end k1TBL, p2.

Row 8:  K2, * p1TBL, k5, rep from * to last 3 sts, end p1TBL, k2.

Row 9:  P2, * k1TBL, p1, p2tog, yo, p2, rep from * to last 3 sts, end k1TBL, p2.

Row 10:  Rep Row 8.

Row 11:  Rep Row 7.

Row 12:  Rep Row 8.

Rep these 12 rows for Pat St.


Note

The body of this sweater is worked in one piece to the underarms, then divided for back and fronts.


Body

With circular needle, cast on 151(169-187-205-223-241) sts.  Work even in Garter St for 4”.

Establish Pat St:  Row 1 (RS):  K16, place marker, work Row 1 of Pat St to last 16 sts, place marker, k to end.

Row 2:  K to first marker, work Row 2 of Pat St to last marker, k to end.  Work even in pat as established until piece measures 17” from beg, end on WS.  Make a note of the Pat St row you ended with.

Divide for Back and Fronts:  Right Front:  Next Row (RS):  With straight needle, k16, sl marker, work in Pat St over 21(25-27-31-35-40) sts.  Leave remaining 114(128-144-158-172-185) sts on circular needle for back and left front – 37(41-43-47-51-56) sts. Turn and work 1 row even. 

Shape Armhole:  K16, work to last 4 sts, p2 tog TBL, p2 – 36(40-42-46-50-55) sts.  Rep this dec every RS row 2(5-6-7-8-9) times more – 34(35-36-39-42-46) sts.  Work even until armhole measures 2(2½-3-3-3½-4)”, end on WS.

Shape Neck:  Bind off 16 sts, drop marker, work to end – 18(19-20-23-26-30) sts.  Dec 1 st at neck edge every RS row 9(8-7-8-9-10) times – 9(11-13-15-17-20) sts.  When armhole measures 7(7½-8-8-8½-9)”, end on RS.

Shape Shoulder:  Bind off 3(3-5-5-5-6) sts at armhole edge once, then 3(4-4-5-6-7) sts twice.


Back

With RS facing, join yarn to sts on circular needle and, using straight needle, bind off 10(10-14-16-18-18) sts, then work in Pat St until there are 57(67-73-79-85-93) sts on straight needle.  Leave 47(51-57-63-69-74) sts on circular needle for left front.  Work 1 row even.

Dec Row (RS):  P2, p2 tog, work to last 4 sts, p2 tog TBL, p2 – 55(65-71-77-83-91) sts.  Rep this dec every RS row 2(5-6-7-8-9) times more – 51(55-59-63-67-73) sts.  Work even until armholes measure 7(7½-8-8-8½-9)”, end on WS.

Shape Shoulders:  Bind off 3(3-5-5-5-6) sts at beg of the next 2 rows, then 3(4-4-5-6-7) sts at beg of the next 4 rows.  Bind off remaining 33 sts for back neck.


Left Front

With RS facing, join yarn to sts on circular needle.  Bind off 10(10-14-16-18-18) sts, work to end – 37(41-43-47-51-56) sts.  Work 1 row even.

Shape Armhole:  Dec Row (RS):  P2, p2 tog, work to end – 36(40-42-46-50-55) sts.  Rep this dec every RS row 2(5-6-7-8-9) times more – 34(35-36-39-42-46) sts.  Work even until armhole measures 2(2½-3-3-3½-4)”, end on RS.

Shape Neck:  Bind off 16 sts, drop marker, work to end – 18(19-20-23-26-30) sts.  Dec 1 st at neck edge every RS row 9(8-7-8-9-10) times – 9(11-13-15-17-20) sts.  When armhole measures 7(7½-8-8-8½-9)”, end on WS.

Shape Shoulder:  Bind off 3(3-5-5-5-6) sts at armhole edge once, then 3(4-4-5-6-7) sts twice.


Sleeves

With straight needles, cast on 35(35-41-41-47-47) sts.  Work even in Garter St for 4”.  Work even in Pat St until sleeve measures 5” from beg, end on WS.

Inc Row (RS):  P1, M1p, work to last st, M1p, p1 – 37(37-43-43-49-49) sts.  Rep this inc every 1¼(1¼-1¼-1¼-1¼-1)” 7(7-6-8-7-9) times more, working incs into Pat St as sts become available – 51(51-55-59-63-67) sts.  Work even until sleeve measures 16” from beg, end on WS.

Shape Cap:  Bind off 5(5-7-8-9-9) sts at beg of the next 2 rows – 41(41-41-43-45-49) sts.  Work 0(2-2-2-2-2) rows even, end on WS.

Dec Row (RS):  P2, p2 tog, work to last 4 sts, p2 tog TBL, p2 – 39(39-39-41-43-47) sts.  Rep this dec every 4th row 0(0-2-1-2-2) times more, then every RS row 13(12-8-10-8-8) times, end on WS – 13(15-19-19-23-27) sts.  Bind off 3(2-2-2-2-2) sts at beg of the next 2 rows.  Bind off remaining 7(11-15-15-19-23) sts.


Collar

With straight needles, cast on 47 sts.  Work Row 1 of Pat St.  Cast on 2 sts at beg of the next 28 rows, working cast-on sts into Pat St as sts become available, end on RS – 103 sts.  Knit 3 rows.

Bind-Off Row (WS): K1, * insert point of RH needle from back to front under horizontal strand between st just worked and next st, bind off this strand, k1, bind off k1, rep from * until all sts are bound off.


Finishing

Sew shoulder seams.  Sew cast-on edge of collar to neck edge so that RS of collar folds back to RS.  Sew in sleeves.  Sew side and sleeve seams.  Close front with pin if desired.