Ditto

Skill Level: 
Easy
Project Type: 
Women’s Clothing
Designer: 
Berroco Design Team

Ditto has short sleeves and a yoke accented by slimming vertical twisted stitch ribs.

Shown in size Large


Sizes

Directions are for women’s size X-Small.  Changes for sizes Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X and 3X are in parentheses.


Finished Measurements

Bust – 30(34-38-42-46-50-54)”

Length – 19(19¾- 20½-21¼-22-22¾-23½)”


Materials

8(9-10-11-12-14-16) Hanks Berroco Latitude (50 grs), #5670 Grey Gardens

29” Length circular knitting needles, sizes 3 (3.25 mm) and 5 (3.75 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Straight knitting needles, sizes 3 (3.25 mm) and 5 (3.75 mm)

Three 1” buttons

2 St markers

2 St holders


Gauge

20 sts = 4”;  30 rows = 4” in St st on larger needles

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Note

Body is worked in one piece to underarm.  Sleeves are worked separately, then joined to body so that yoke is worked in one piece.


Body

With smaller circular needle, cast on 186(210-234-254-278-302-326) sts.

Ribbing:  Row 1 (RS):  K2, * p2, k2, rep from * across.

Row 2:  P2, * k2, p2, rep from * across.  Rep these 2 rows until piece measures 2¼” from beg, end on RS.  Change to larger circular needle and p the next row, dec 24(28-32-32-36-40-44) sts across – 162(182-202-222-242-262-282) sts.

Next Row (RS):  K43(48-53-58-63-68-73), place marker, k76(86-96-106-116-126-136), place marker, k to end.  Beg with a p row, work even in St st until piece measures 3¾(4-4-4-4¼ -4½ -4½)” from beg, end on WS.

Dec Row (RS):  * K to 3 sts before marker, k2 tog, k1, sl marker, k1, SSK, rep from * once more, k to end – 158(178-198-218-238-258-278) sts.  Rep this dec every 1½(1¾ -1¾-1¾ -2- 2¼ -2¼)” 4 times more – 142(162-182-202-222-242-262) sts.   Work even until piece measures 11½(12-12½-13-13½ -14-14½)” from beg, end on RS.

Next Row (WS):  * P to 5 sts before marker, bind off 5 sts, drop marker, bind off 5 sts, rep from * once more, p to end – 122(142-162-182-202-222-242) sts.  Do not break off yarn.  Leave sts on needle for yoke.


Sleeves

With smaller straight needles, cast on 62(62-66-70-78-82-86) sts.  Work in ribbing same as body for 2 ¼”, end on RS.  Change to larger straight needles and p the next row, dec 2(2-1-0-3-2-1) sts across – 60(60-65-70-75-80-85) sts.  Work even in St st until sleeve measures 5” from beg, end on WS.  Bind off 5 sts at beg of the next 2 rows – 50(50-55-60-65-70-75) sts.  Sl sts onto holder.


Yoke

Joining Row (RS):  K33(38-43-48-53-58-63) sts of body, k50(50-55-60-65-70-75) sts from one sleeve holder, k56(66-76-86-96-106-116) sts of body, k50(50-55-60-65-70-75) sts from second sleeve holder, k remaining 33(38-43-48-53-58-63) sts of body – 222(242-272-302-332-362-392) sts.  Purl 1 row, increasing 1 st at end – 223(243-273-303-333-363-393) sts.  Mark beg and end of last row.

Establish Rib Pat:  Row 1 (RS):  P1, * k1TBL, p4, rep from * to last 2 sts, end k1TBL, p1.

Row 2:  K1, * p1TBL, k4, rep from * to last 2 sts, end p1TBL, k1.  Rep these 2 rows until yoke measures 2” above markers, end on WS.

Dec Row 1 (RS):  P1, * k1TBL, p1, p2 tog, p1, rep from * to last 2 sts, end k1TBL, p1 – 179(195-219-243-267-291-315) sts.  Work even in pat as established until yoke measures 4” above markers, end on WS.

Dec Row 2 (RS):  P1, * k1TBL, p1, p2 tog, rep from * to last 2 sts, end k1TBL, p1 – 135(147-165-183-201-219-237) sts.  Work even in pat as established until yoke measures 6” above markers, end on WS.

Dec Row 3 (RS):  P1, * k1TBL, p2 tog, rep from * to last 2 sts, end k1TBL, p1 – 91(99-111-123-135-147-159) sts.  Work even in pat as established until yoke measures 7½(7¾ -8-8¼ -8½-8¾-9)” above markers, end on RS.  Purl the next row, dec 0(4-11-17-25-32-44) sts across – 91(95-100-106-110-115-115) sts.  Knit 1 row.  Bind off on WS purlwise.


Finishing

Sew sleeve and underarm seams.

Note:  See our helpful video for vertical front band tips.

Left Frontband (Worked from bottom to top):  With smaller straight needles, cast on 17 sts.

Row 1 (RS):  K1, * k1TBL, p1, rep from * to last 2 sts, end k1TBL, k1.

Row 2:  P1, * p1TBL, k1, rep from * to last 2 sts, end p1TBL, p1.  Rep these 2 rows until band, when slightly stretched, reaches from cast-on edge of left front to bound-off edge of neck, end on WS.  Sl sts to holder.  Sew inner edge of frontband to left front edge of sweater.  Adjust the number of rows on band, if necessary, then bind off.

Right Frontband (Worked from top to bottom):  Work same as left frontband for 1”, end on WS.

Buttonhole Row (RS):  Work 7 sts, bind off 2 sts, work to end.

Following Row:  Work in pat as established, cast on 2 sts over sts bound off on previous row.  Complete same as left frontband, making 2 more buttonholes 4” apart.  Sew inner edge of frontband to right front edge of sweater.  Adjust the number of rows on band, if necessary, then bind off.  Sew on buttons.