Pisces

Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Project Type: 
Men’s Clothing
Designer: 
Berroco Design Team

Pisces, an essential crewneck pullover, is knit in the same repeat pattern as Panini but translated into a man’s colorway.

Shown in size Small


Sizes

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


Finished Measurements

Chest – 36(40-44-48-52)”

Length – 25(25 1/2-26-26 1/2-27)”


Materials

3(3-4-4-5)Hanks each Berroco Peruvia (100 grs), #7108 Tabaco (A), #7120 Maiz (B) and #7143 Aquamarina (C), 2(2-3-3-3) hanks #7132 Tomate (D) and 1(1-2-2-2) hanks #7107 Marren (E)

Straight knitting needles, sizes 8 (5.00 mm) and 10 (6.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

16” Length circular knitting needle, size 8 (5.00 mm)

1 St marker


Gauge

18 sts = 4”;  23 rows = 4” in Pat St on larger needles

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Pattern Stitch (Multiple of 4 sts)

Rows 1 – 3:  With A, knit.

Row 4 (WS): * With B, p1, with A, p3, rep from * across.

Row 5 (RS):  * With B, k1, with A, k1, rep from * across.

Row 6:  * With A, p2, with B, p1, with A, p1, rep from * across.

Row 7:  With A, knit.

Row 8:  With A, purl.  Change to C and D.

Row 9:  * Move D to front and k2 with C, move D to back an k2 with D, rep from * across.

Row 10:  * P2 with D, move D to back, p2 with C, move D to front, rep from * across.

Row 11:  * K2 with C, move C to front and k2 with D, move C to back, rep from * across.

Row 12:  * Move C to back and p2 with D, move C to front and p2 with C, rep from * across.

Rows 13 and 14:  Rep Rows 9 and 10.  Change to B and E.

Row 15:  With E, knit.

Row 16:  With E, purl.

Rows 17 and 18:  With B, purl.

Rows 19 and 20:  With E, knit.  Change to A.

Row 21:  With A, knit.

Row 22:  With A, purl.  Change to B, C and D held tog.

Note:  Rows 23 and 24 will look like a sideways braid with the colors forming alternating diagonal lines.

Row 23:  P1 with B, C and D held tog.  Hold all yarns in front.  * P1 with C, p1 with B, p1 with D, rep from * to last st, p last st with all 3 yarns held tog.

Row 24:  K1 with B, C and D held tog.  Hold all yarns in back.  * K1 with C, k1 with B, k1 with D, rep from * to last st, k last st with all 3 yarns held tog.

Rows 25 and 27:  With A, knit.

Row 26:  With A, purl.

Rows 28, 30 and 32:  * With A, p1, with B, k1, rep from * across.

Rows 29, 31 and 33:  * With A, k1, with B, p1, rep from * across.  Fasten off B.

Rows 34 and 36:  With A, purl.

Row 35:  With A, knit.  After Row 36, change to C and D.

Row 37:  * With D, k2, with C, p2, rep from * across.

Row 38:  * With C, k2, with D, p2, rep from * across.

Row 39:  * With C, p2, with D, k2, rep from * across.

Row 40:  * With D, p2, with C, k2, rep from * across.  Change to E.

Rows 41 and 42:  With E, knit.  Join B.

Row 43:  With B, knit.

Row 44:  With B, purl.

Note:  When working Rows 45 and 48 you will not be knitting with E.  This color will just be moved from front to back to weave it across sts worked with B.

Row 45:  * With B, k2, move E to front and k2 with B, move E to back, rep from * across.

Row 46:  * With B, k1, p1, rep from * across.

Row 47:  * With B, p1, k1, rep from * across.

Row 48:  * Move E to front and p2 with B, move E to back and p2 with B, rep from * across.

Rows 49 and 50:  Rep Rows 43 and 44.

Rows 51 and 52:  With E, knit.

Rep these 52 rows for Pat St.


Back

With smaller straight needles, using C, cast on 102(114-126-138-150) 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 2 1/2” from beg, end on RS.  Change to larger needles and p the next row, dec 22(24-26-30-34) sts across – 80(90-100-108-116) sts.  Change to A and work even in Pat St until piece measures 16” from beg, end on WS.  Mark beg and end of last row for beg of armholes.  Work even until armholes measure 9(9 1/2-10-10 1/2-11)”, end on WS.  Bind off.


Front

Work same as back until armholes measure 6(6 1/2-7-7 1/2-8)”, end on WS.

Shape Neck:  Next Row (RS):  Work 32(37-42-45-49) sts, join another ball of color being used and bind off center 16(16-16-18-18) sts, work to end.  Working both sides at once, dec 1 st at each neck edge EVERY row 10 times.  Work even on 22(27-32-35-39) sts each side until armholes measure 9(9 1/2-10-10 1/2-11)”, end on same row of pat as back.  Bind off each side.


Sleeves

With smaller straight needles, using C, cast on 62 sts.  Work in ribbing same as back for 2 1/2”, end on RS.  Change to larger needles and p the next row, dec 14 sts across – 48 sts.  Change to A and work in Pat St, inc 1 st each side every 1/2” 0(0-0-3-9) times, every 3/4” 0(10-18-20-16) times, then every 1” 16(9-3-0-0) times, working incs into Pat St as sts become available – 80(86-90-94-98) sts.  Work even until sleeve measures 20” from beg, end on WS.  Bind off.


Finishing

Sew shoulder seams.

Neckband:  With RS facing, using circular needle and C, beg at center back neck, pick up and k20(20-20-21-21) sts to left shoulder seam, 22 sts along left front neck edge, 24(24-24-26-26) sts across front neck edge, 22 sts along right front neck edge, then 20(20-20-21-21) sts across remaining back neck edge – 108(108-108-112-112) sts.  Mark for beg of rnd and carry marker up.  Work even in k2, p2 ribbing for 1 1/4”. Bind off loosely in ribbing.  Sew on sleeves between markers.  Sew side and sleeve seams.