Rabbet

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

 

A clever stitch pattern creates intersecting lines of openwork on an oversized pullover with three-quarter length sleeves.

Shown in size Small

 

Sizes

Directions are to fit bust 30.  Changes for sizes 34, 38, 42, 46 and 50 are in parentheses

 

Finished Measurements

Bust - 38(42-46-50-54-58)"

Length - 24½(25-25½- 26-27-27)"

Note:  This garment was designed with 8" ease.  Please take this into consideration when selecting your size

 

Materials

5(6-6-7-8-8) Balls Berroco Weekend (100 grs), #5907 Mouse

Straight knitting needles, sizes 6 (4.00 mm) and 9 (5.50 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

16" Length circular knitting needle, size 6 (4.00 mm)

2 St markers

 

Gauge

17 sts = 4"; 24 rows = 4" in St st on larger needles

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE

 

Note

After completing front, the center st (p on RS rows) of the front detail is unraveled back to beg, forming the ladder shown in photo.

 

Back

With smaller straight needles, using long-tail method, cast on 94(106-114-126-134-146) sts.

Ribbing:  Row 1 (WS):  P2, * k2, p2, rep from * across.

Row 2 (RS):  K2, * p2, k2,, rep from * across.  Rep these 2 rows until piece measures 3" from beg, end on RS.  Change to larger needles and p the next row, dec 14(16-16-20-20-22) sts as evenly spaced across as possible - 80(90-98-106-114-124) sts.  Work even in St st until piece measures 15(15-15 ½- 15 ½-16-16)" from beg, end on RS.  Mark beg and end of last row for beg of armholes.

Horizontal Pattern:  Row 1 (WS):  Knit.

Row 2:  * K1, yo, rep from * to last st, end k1.

Row 3:  Knit, dropping yo's.  Work even in St st until armholes measure 7 ½(8-8-8 ½-9-9)", end on WS

Shape Shoulders:  Bind off 3(4-5-5-6-7) sts at beg of the next 6 rows, end on WS.  Mark center 22 sts on last row.

Shape Neck:  Next Row (RS):   Bind off 3(4-5-5-6-7) sts, k to first marker, join another ball of yarn and bind off center 22 sts, k to end.  Working both sides at once, bind off 3(4-5-5-6-7) sts at beg of the next 3(5-1-1-5-3) rows, then 4(0-4-6-0-6) sts at beg of the next 2(0-4-4--0-2) rows.  AT THE SAME TIME, bind off 5 sts at each neck edge twice.

 

Front

With smaller needles, using long-tail method, cast on 93(102-109-117-133-141).

Establish Pat St:  Row 1 (WS):  (P2, k2) 11(12-13-14-16-17) times, place marker, p2, k1, p2, place marker, (k2, p2) 11(12-13-14-16-17) times.

Row 2:  (K2, p2) 11(12-13-14-16-17) times, sl marker, yo, k2 tog, p1, SSK, yo, sl marker, (p2, k2) 11(12-13-14-16-17) times.  Work even in pat as established until piece measures 3" from beg, end on RS.  Change to larger needles.

Dec Row (WS):  P to first marker, dec 6(7-6-6-10-10) sts as evenly spaced across as possible, sl marker, work in pat as established to last marker, p to end, dec 6(7-6-6-10-10) sts as evenly spaced across as possible - 81(88-97-105-113-121) sts.  Working 5 sts in center in pat as established and remaining sts in St st, work even until piece measures 15(15-15 ½- 15 ½-16-16)" from beg, end on RS.  Mark beg and end of last row for beg of armholes.

Horizontal Pattern:  Row 1 (WS):  Knit to first marker, sl marker, (K1, p1) twice, k1, sl marker, knit to end.

Row 2:  * K1, yo, rep from * to first marker sl marker, k1, yo, k1, p1, k1, yo, k1, sl marker, ** yo, k1, rep from ** to end.

Row 3:  K to marker, dropping yo's, sl marker, k1, drop yo, p1, k1, p1, drop yo, k to end, dropping all yo's.  Continuing to work center 5 sts in pat as established and remaining sts in St st, work even until armholes measure 3 ½(4-4-4 ½-5-5)", end on WS.  Mark center 13(12-13-13-13-13) sts on last row.

Shape Neck:  Next Row (RS):  K to first marker, join another ball of yarn and bind off 6 sts, drop center purl st, allowing it to unravel back to beg, (yo, bind off yo) twice, bind off 6 more sts, k to end.  Working both sides at once, bind off 4 sts at each neck edge once, 3 sts once, then 2 sts twice.

Dec Row (RS):  With first ball, k to 4 sts before neck, SSK, k2;  with second ball, k2, k2 tog, k to end.  Rep this dec every RS row 3(2-2-2-2-1) times more.  When armholes measure 7 ½(8-8-8 ½-9-9)", end on WS.  Bind off for shoulders same as back.  Sew shoulder seams.

 

Sleeves

With RS facing, using larger needles, pick up and k64(68-68-72-76-76) sts along armhole edge between markers.  Beg with a p row, work even in St st for 1", end on WS.  Dec 1 st each end of next row, then every 1 3/4(1 1/4- 1 1/4- 1-1-3/4)" 5(7-7-9-11-11) times more - 52 sts.  Work even until sleeve measures 10" from beg, end on WS.  Change to smaller straight needles knit 1 row.  Work even in k2, p2 ribbing until sleeve measures 12" from beg, end on WS.  Bind off in ribbing.

 

Finishing

Neckband:  With RS facing, using circular needle, beg at left shoulder seam, pick up and k112 sts around entire neck edge.  mark for beg of rnd and carry marker up.  Work even in k2, p2 ribbing for 1 1/4".  Bind off in ribbing.  Sew side and sleeve seams.