Ria

Skill Level: 
Easy
Project Type: 
Women’s Clothing
Designer: 
Cirilia Rose

Ria is a companion piece to Ari with shorter sleeves and beads worked into the pattern stitch.

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 – 15½(16-17-17½-18-18½)” (including bottom ribbing)


Materials

3(3-4-4-5-5) Hanks Berroco Weekend (100 grs), #5940 Plum

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

29” Length circular knitting needle, size 5 (3.75 mm)

Crochet hook, size 2.50 mm (C)

Cable needle (cn)

8mm Wood Beads from Fire Mountain Gems

2 St markers


Gauge

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

18 sts = 2¾”;  26 rows = 4” in Pat St on larger needles

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Stitch Glossary

FC3

Sl 1 st to cn and hold in FRONT, p2, then k1 from cn

BC3

Sl 2 sts to cn and hold in BACK, k1, then p2 from cn

RT2

K2 tog, leaving sts on LH needle, then k the first st again, slipping sts off needle

LT2

Skip 1 st, k the next st TBL, then k the skipped st

PB (Place Bead)

Insert crochet hook through bead, then through next st on LH needle, slipping st off needle; pull st through bead; sl st back onto LH needle and k this st


Pattern Stitch (Worked over 18 sts)

Row 1 (WS):  K9, p1, k2, p1, k5.

Row 2:  P5, k1TBL, p2, k1TBL,p3, PB, p5.

Row 3:  K5, p1, k3, p1, k2, p1, k5.

Row 4:  P2, PB, p2, LT2, p1, k1TBL, p3, k1TBL, p5.

Row 5:  K5, p1, k3, p1, k1, p1, k3, p1, k2.

Row 6:  P2, FC3, p1, LT2, k1TBL, p1, BC3, p2, PB, p2.

Row 7:  K2, p1, k4, p1, k1, p2, k2, p1, k4.

Row 8:  P4, FC3, LT2, RT2, p2, BC3, p2.

Row 9:  K4, p1, k3, p2, k1, p1, k6.

Row 10:  P6, LT2, RT2, p1, BC3, p4.

Row 11:  K6, p1, k2, p2, k7.

Row 12:  P7, LT2, BC3, p6.

Row 13:  K8, p3, k7.

Row 14:  P7, FC3, p2, PB, p5.

Row 15:  K5, p1, k2, p1, k9.

Row 16:  P5, PB, p3, k1TBL, p2, k1TBL, p5.

Row 17:  K5, p1, k2, p1, k3, p1, k5.

Row 18:  P5, k1TBL, p3, k1TBL, p1, RT2, p2, PB, p2.

Row 19:  K2, p1, k3, p1, k1, p1, k3, p1, k5.

Row 20:  P2, PB, p2, FC3, p1, k1TBL, RT2, p1, BC3, p2.

Row 21:  K4, p1, k2, p2, k1, p1, k4, p1, k2.

Row 22:  P2, FC3, p2, LT2, RT2, BC3, p4.

Row 23:  K6, p1, k1, p2, k3, p1, k4.

Row 24:  P4, FC3, p1, LT2, RT2, p6.

Row 25:  K7, p2, k2, p1, k6.

Row 26:  P6, FC3, RT2, p7.

Row 27:  K7, p3, k8.

Row 28:  P5, PB, p2, BC3, p7.

Rep these 28 rows for Pat St.


Back

With smaller needles, cast on 86(98-110-118-130-142) 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” from beg, end on RS.  Change to larger straight needles and p the next row, decreasing 22(26-28-28-30-34) sts across – 64(72-82-90-100-108) sts.  Work even in St st until piece measures 3(3-3½-3½-4-4)” from beg, end on WS.

Inc Row (RS):  K2, M1k, k to last 2 sts, M1k, k2 – 66(74-84-92-102-110) sts.  Rep this inc row every ½” 4 times more – 74(82-92-100-110-118) sts.  Work even until piece measures 6½(6½-7-7-7½-7½)” from beg, end on WS.

Shape Armholes:  Bind off 4(5-5-7-7-8) sts at beg of the next 2 rows, then 2 sts at beg of the next 2 rows – 62(68-78-82-92-98) sts.

Dec Row (RS):  K2, k2 tog, k to last 4 sts, SSK, k2 – 60(66-76-80-90-96) sts.  Rep this dec row every RS row 3(6-9-9-11-12) times more – 54(54-58-62-68-72) sts.  Work even until armholes measure 7(7½-8-8½-8½-9)”, end on WS.

Shape Shoulders:  Bind off 3(3-3-3-4-4) sts at beg of the next 2(2-6-10-4-8) rows, then 2(2-2-2-3-3) sts at beg of the next 10(10-6-2-8-4) rows, end on WS.  Bind off remaining 28 sts for back neck.


Left Front

Note:  Lower ribbing of front is added along with front/neck ribbing during finishing.

With larger needles, cast on 35(39-44-48-52-56) sts.

Establish Pat St:  Row 1 (WS):  P1, place marker, work Row 1 of Pat St over 18 sts, place marker, p to end.

Row 2:  K to first marker, work Row 2 of Pat St to next marker, k to end.  Work even in pat as established until piece measures 1(1-1½-1½-2-2)” from beg, end on WS.

Dec Row (RS):  K2, k2 tog, work to end – 34(38-43-47-51-55) sts.  Rep this dec row every ½” 4 times more – 30(34-39-43-47-51) sts.  Work even until piece measures 4½(4½-5-5-5½-5½)” from beg, end on WS.

Shape Armhole:  Next Row (RS):  Bind off 4(5-5-7-7-8) sts at beg of the next RS row, then 2 sts at beg of the following RS row – 24(27-32-34-38-41).  Work 1 row even, end on WS.

Dec Row (RS):  K2, k2 tog, work to end – 23(26-31-33-37-40) sts.  Rep this dec row every RS row 3(6-9-9-11-12) times more – 20(20-22-24-26-28) sts.  Work even until armhole measures 7(7½-8-8½-8½-9)”, end on WS.  Bind off.

Note:  Due to the difference in gauge on the pat st, there will be a different number of sts on the front shoulders than on the back.  They will, however measure the same.


Right Front

Work to correspond to left front, reversing placement of Pat St and all shaping.  Work side decs at end of RS rows as SSK, k2.  Bind off for armhole and shoulder on WS rows.  Work armhole decs at end of RS rows as SSK, k2.


Sleeves

With smaller straight needles, cast on 74(74-78-82-90-94) sts.  Work in ribbing same as back for 2”, end on RS.  Change to larger needles and p the next row, decreasing 20(20-20-18-22-22) sts across – 54(54-58-64-68-72) sts.  Work even in St st until sleeve measures 3” from beg, end on WS.

Shape Cap:  Bind off 4(5-5-7-7-8) sts at beg of the next 2 rows, then 2 sts at beg of the next 2 rows, end on WS – 42(40-44-46-50-52) sts.

Dec Row (RS):  K2, k2 tog, k to last 4 sts, SSK, k2 – 40(38-42-44-48-50) sts.  Rep this dec row every 4th row 0(0-0-2-0-1) times more, then every RS row 13(12-14-10-14-14) times, end on WS – 14(14-14-20-20-20) sts.  Bind off 4(2-2-2-2-2) sts at beg of the next 2 rows.  Bind off remaining 6(10-10-16-16-16) sts.


Finishing

Sew shoulder seams.

Left Front/Neck Ribbing:  With RS facing, using circular needle, beg at center back neck, pick up and k18 sts to shoulder seam, 70(74-78-82-82-86) sts along left front edge, place marker, pick up and k2 sts at lower front corner, place marker, then pick up and k36(44-48-52-60-64) sts along lower edge – 126(138-146-154-162-170) sts.

Row 1 (WS):  (P2, k2) 9(11-12-13-15-16) times, sl marker, p2, sl marker, (k2, p2) 22(23-24-25-25-26) times.

Inc Row (RS):  Work in ribbing as established to marker, M1k, sl marker, k2, sl marker, M1k, work in ribbing as established to end – 128(140-148-156-164-172) sts.  Work 1 row even.  Work in ribbing as established, repeating inc row every RS row until ribbing measures 2” from beg, end on WS.  Bind off in ribbing.

Right Front/Neck Ribbing:  With RS facing, using circular needle, beg at right side edge, pick up and k36(44-48-52-60-64) sts along cast-on edge, place marker, pick up and k2 sts in lower corner, place marker, pick up and k70(74-78-82-82-86) sts along right front edge, then 18 sts across remaining back neck edge – 126(138-146-154-162-170) sts.  Complete to correspond to left front/neck ribbing.  Sew edges of ribbing tog at center back neck.  Sew in sleeves.  Sew side and sleeve seams.