Mamere

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

Easy to knit and easy to wear, Mamere combines ribs and stockinette. A simple tie closes the fronts, it's the perfect cardigan for breezy spring days for you or for Mom.

Shown in size Small


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 - 27(27-27½-27½-28-28½)”


Materials

6(6-7-8-8-9) Balls Berroco Weekend (100 grs), #5965 Terra Cotta

Straight knitting needles, sizes 5 (3.75 mm) and 7 (4.50 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Crochet hook, size 4.00 mm (F)


Gauge

18 sts = 4"; 26 rows = 4" in St st on larger needles

26 sts = 4"; 27 rows = 4" in Rib Pat on smaller needles

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Rib Pattern (Multiple of 5 sts + 2)

Row 1 (RS):  K2, * p3, k2, rep from * across.

Row 2:  P2, * k3, p2, rep from * across.

Rep these 2 rows for Rib Pat


Back

With smaller needles, cast on 117(127-142-157-167-182) sts.  Work even in Rib Pat for 4 rows, end on WS.  Change to larger needles and k the next row, dec 35(37-42-49-49-56) sts across - 82(90-100-108-118-126) sts.  Beg with a p row, work even in St st until piece measures 6" from beg, end on WS.

Dec Row (RS):  K1, k2 tog, k to last 3 sts, SSK, k1 - 80(88-98-106-116-124) sts.  Rep this dec every 3" 4 times more - 72(80-90-98-108-116) sts.  Work even until piece measures 19" from beg, end on WS, inc 30(37-37-44-49-51) sts across last row - 102(117-127-142-157-167) sts.  Change to smaller needles and work even in Rib Pat for 2 rows, end on WS.

Shape Armholes:  Bind off 4(4-5-5-7-8) sts at beg of the next 2 rows, then 2 sts at beg of the following 2 rows - 90(105-113-128-139-147) sts.  Dec 1 st each side every RS row 3(7-8-12-14-15) times - 84(91-97-104-111-117) sts.  Work even in ribbing as established until armholes measure 8(8-8½-8½-9-9½)", end on WS.  Bind off.  Mark center 38(39-39-38-39-39) sts for back neck.


Left Front

With smaller needles, cast on 57(67-72-77-82-87) sts.  Work even in Rib Pat for 4 rows end on WS.  Change to larger needles and k the next row, dec 16(22-22-23-23-24) sts across - 41(45-50-54-59-63) sts.  Work even in St st until piece measures 6" from beg, end on WS.

Dec Row (RS):  K1, k2 tog, k to end - 40(44-49-53-58-62) sts.  Rep this dec every 3" 4 times more - 36(40-45-49-54-58) sts.  Work even until piece measures 19" from beg, end on WS, inc 16(17-18-23-23-24) sts across - 52(57-63-72-77-82) sts.  Change to smaller needles and work even in Rib Pat for 2 rows, end on WS.

Shape Armhole:  Bind off 4(4-5-5-7-8) sts at beg of the next RS row, then 2 sts at beg of the following RS row - 46(51-56-65-68-72) sts.  Work 1 row even, end on WS.  Dec 1 st at armhole edge every RS row 3(7-7-12-14-15) times - 43(44-49-53-54-57) sts.  Work even in ribbing as established until armhole measures 5(5-5½-5½-6-6½)", end on RS.

Shape Neck:  Bind off 10(8-10-10-8-8) sts, work to end.  Dec 1 st at neck edge EVERY row 6 times, then every RS row 4 times - 23(26-29-33-36-39) sts.  Work even until armholes measure 8(8-8½-8½-9-9½)", end on WS.  Bind off.


Right Front

Work to correspond to left front, reversing all shaping.  Work side decs at end of RS rows as SSK, k1.  Bind off for armhole on WS rows.  Work armhole decs at end of WS rows.  Bind off for neck on RS row and for shoulder on WS row.


Sleeves

With smaller needles, cast on 57 sts.  Work even in Rib Pat for 6", end on WS.  Change to larger needles and k the next row, dec 16 sts across - 41 sts.  Beg with a p row, work in St st, inc 1 st each side every 1½(1¼-1-¾-¾-½)"  7(9-11-13-15-18) times - 55(59-63-67-71-77) sts.  Work even until sleeve measures 18" from beg, end on WS.

Shape Cap:  Bind off 4(4-5-5-7-8) sts at beg of the next 2 rows, then 2 sts at beg of the following 2 rows - 43(47-49-53-53-57) sts.  Dec 1 st each side every 4th row 4(2-3-1-3-4) times, then every RS row 10(14-12-16-14-12) times, end on WS.  Bind off remaining 15(15-19-19-19-25) sts.


Finishing

Sew shoulder seams.  Sew in sleeves.  Sew side and sleeve seams.

Neck Edging:  With RS facing, using crochet hook, beg at right front edge, work in sc around entire neck edge.  Fasten off.

Ties:  With RS facing, using crochet hook, join yarn in left front edge 1" below beg of Rib Pat at yoke; chain for 10".  Pull up five ¾" loops, yo and pull through all loops.  Fasten off.  Repeat on right front edge.