Jujuba

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

Cleverly seamless, Jujuba is worked from cuff to center and joined with a decorative three needle bind off. You'll find the same construction in its cousin, Buckland.

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 – 36(40-44-48-52-56)”

Length – 20(20½-21½-22-23-23½)”

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


Materials

8(9-10-11-12-13) Hanks Berroco Seduce (40 grs), #4418 Sea Spray

Two 29” Length circular knitting needles, size 7 (4.50 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

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

1 Set (4) double pointed knitting needles (dpn), size 7 (4.50 mm)

1 St marker

4 St holders


Gauge

20 sts = 4”; 28 rows = 4” in St st

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Note

This garment is worked sideways in 2 sections.  Each section is worked from the sleeve cuff to the center back/front.  The sleeves are worked in the round.  Pieces are then joined at center back and front using 3-needle bind off.


Right Section

Sleeve: With dpn’s, cast on 56 sts.  Divide sts onto 3 needles and join, being careful not to twist sts.  Mark for beg of rnd and carry marker up.  (Purl 1 rnd, knit 1 rnd) 3 times (6 rnds total).  From here, work in St st (k EVERY rnd), until sleeve measures 1” from beg.  Note:  While increasing, when there are too many sts to fit comfortably on dpn’s, change to 16” circular needle.

Inc Rnd:  K1, M1k, k to last st, M1k, k1 – 58 sts.  Rep this inc every 1¼(1-¾-¾-½-½)” 9(11-14-16-19-21) times more – 76(80-86-90-96-100) sts.  Work even until sleeve measures 14” from beg.

Back and Front:  Note: When picking up sts along the cast-on edge, you may find it easier to use a spare circular needle.

Next Row:  Using 29” length needle, cast on 63(63-65-65-68-68) sts.  Knit across these sts, then k76(80-86-90-96-100) sts of sleeve; with RS facing, pick up and k63(63-65-65-68-68) sts along cast-on edge – 202(206-216-220-232-236) sts.  Work back and forth in St st until piece measures 5(6-7-8-9-10)” above end of sleeve, end on RS.

Divide for Neck: Next Row (WS):  P101(103-108-110-116-118), then sl the remaining 101(103-108-110-116-118) sts to second 29” length circular needle for front.

Back:  Knit 1 row, purl 1 row.

Dec Row (RS):  K3, k2 tog, k to end – 100(102-107-109-115-117) sts.  Rep this dec every RS row 4 times more, end on WS – 96(98-103-105-111-113) sts.  Work even until piece measures 9(10-11-12-13-14)” from end of sleeve, end on WS.  Sl sts to holder.

Front:  With WS facing, join yarn in first st on circular needle.  Purl 1 row, knit 1 row, purl 1 row, end on WS – 101(103-108-110-116-118) sts.

Dec Row (RS):  K to last 5 sts, SSK, k3 – 100(102-107-109-115-117) sts.  Rep this dec every RS row 7 times more, end on WS – 93(95-100-102-108-110) sts.  Work even until piece measures 9(10-11-12-13-14)” from end of sleeve, end on WS.  Sl sts to holder.


Left Side

Work same as right side until piece measures 5(6-7-8-9-10)” from end of sleeve, end on WS – 202(206-216-220-232-236) sts.

Divide for Neck:  Next Row (RS):  K101(103-108-110-116-118), then sl remaining 101(103-108-110-116-118) sts to second 29” length needle for front.  Back:  Purl 1 row, knit 1 row, purl 1 row.

Dec Row (RS):  K to last 5 sts, SSK, k3 – 100(102-107-109-115-117) sts.  Rep this dec every RS row 4 times more, end on WS – 96(98-103-105-111-113) sts.  Work even until piece measures 9(10-11-12-13-14)” from end of sleeve, end on WS.  Sl sts to holder.

Front:  With RS facing, join yarn in first st on circular needle.  Knit 1 row, purl 1 row – 101(103-108-110-116-118) sts.

Dec Row (RS):  K3, k2 tog, k to end – 100(102-107-109-115-117) sts.  Rep this dec every RS row 7 times more, end on WS – 93(95-100-102-108-110) sts.  Work even until piece measures 9(10-11-12-13-14)” from end of sleeve, end on WS.  Sl sts to holder.


Finishing

Sl 96(98-103-105-111-113) sts of each back section onto a 29” length circular needle.  Hold pieces together with WS facing each other.  Join yarn in first st and, * insert point of one dpn through first st on front needle and first st on back needle and k these 2 sts tog.  Rep from * once more, then bind first st off.  Work in this manner until all sts are joined and bound off.  Join 93(95-100-102-108-110) sts of each front in same manner.