Tanzanite

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

Flatter your curves with the sinuous lines of Tanzanite, a pullover version of the Peace cardigan from Norah Gaughan vol. 4.

Shown in size Large


Sizes

Directions are for women’s size X-Small.  Changes for sizes Small, Medium, Large, 1X and 2X are in parentheses.


Finished Measurements

Bust – 32(36-40-44-48-52)”

Length – 23½(24½-25½-26½-27½-28½)”


Materials

7(8-9-10-11-13) Balls Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light (50 grs), #4215 Star Sapphire

Straight knitting needles, sizes 4 (3.50 mm) and 6 (4.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

24” Length circular knitting needle, size 4 (3.50 mm)

2 St markers


Gauge

22 sts = 4”;  28 rows = 4” in St st on larger needles

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Note

Due to the nature of the following pattern sts, the number of sts will increase on Row 3, then return to original number of sts on Row 4.


Back Pattern (Start and end with 23 sts)

Row 1 (RS):  P2, k1, p2, k2, p1, k1, yo, SSK, p1, k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p2 – 23 sts.

Row 2:  K2, p2, k2, p1, k2, p2, k1, p1, yo, p2 tog, k1, p2, k2, p1, k2 – 23 sts.

Row 3:  P2, k in front and back of next st, p2, k2, p1, k1, yo, SSK, p1, k2, p2, k in front and back of next st, p2, k2, p2 – 25 sts.

Row 4:  K2, p2, k2, p2 tog, k2, p2, k1, p1, yo, p2 tog, k1, p2, k2, p2 tog, k2 – 23 sts.

Rep these 4 rows for Back Pat.


Front Pattern (Start and end with 23 sts)

Row 1 (RS):  P2, k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p1, k1, yo, SSK, p1, k2, p2, k1, p2 – 23 sts.

Row 2:  K2, p1, k2, p2, k1, p1, yo, p2 tog, k1, p2, k2, p1, k2, p2, k2 – 23 sts.

Row 3:  P2, k2, p2, k in front and back of next st, p2, k2, p1, k1, yo, SSK, p1, k2, p2, k in front and back of next st, p2 – 25 sts.

Row 4:  K2, p2 togh, k2, p2, k1, p1, yo, p2 tog, k1, p2, k2, p2 tog, k2, p2, k2 – 23 sts.

Rep these 4 rows for Front Pat.


Sleeve Pattern (Beg and end with 19 sts)

Row 1 (RS):  P2, k1, p2, k2, p1, k1, yo, SSK, p1, k2, p2, k1, p2 – 19 sts.

Row 2:  K2, p1, k2, p2, k1, p1, yo, p2 tog, k1, p2, k2, p1, k2 – 19 sts.

Row 3:  P2, k in front and back of next st, p2, k2, p1, k1, yo, SSK, p1, k2, p2, k in front and back of next st, p2 – 21 sts.

Row 4:  k2, p2 tog, k2, p2, k1, p1, yo, p2 tog, k1, p2, k2, p2 tog, k2 – 19 sts.

Rep these 4 rows for Sleeve Pat.


Back

With smaller straight needles, cast on 110(122-134-146-158-170) 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 1” from beg, end on RS.  Change to larger needles and p the next row, dec 10(10-12-12-14-14) sts across – 100(112-122-134-144-156) sts.

Establish Pat St:  Row 1 (RS):  K27(33-38-44-49-55), place marker, work Row 1 of Back Pat over 23 sts, place marker, k to end.

Row 2:  P to first marker, work Row 2 of Back Pat to last marker, p to end.  Work even in pat as established until piece measures 2” from beg, end on WS.

Dec Row (RS):  K3, k2 tog, work to last 5 sts, SSK, k3 – 98(110-120-132-142-154) sts.  Rep this dec every 2¼” 5 times more – 88(100-110-122-132-144) sts.  Work even until piece measures 15½(16-16½-17-17½-18)” from beg, end on WS.

Shape Armholes:  Bind off 3(3-3-4-5-5) sts at beg of the next 2 rows, then 2 sts at beg of the next 4(6-8-8-8-10) rows – 74(82-88-98-106-114) sts.  Work Dec Row as above on next row, then every RS row 5(6-7-9-10-11) times more – 62(68-72-78-84-90) sts.  Work even until armholes measure approximately 7(7½-8-8½-9-9½)”, end on Row 4 of pat st.  Mark center 16 sts on last row.

Note:  When binding off sts over pat st section, count any extra sts formed by incs as 1 st even if there are actually 2 sts.

Shape Shoulders and Neck:  Next Row (RS):  Bind off 4(4-5-6-6-6) sts, work until there are 19(22-23-25-28-31) sts on RH needle, join another hank of yarn and bind off center 16 sts, k to end.  Working both sides at once, bind off 4(4-5-6-6-6) sts at beg of the next 1(7-3-1-7-1) rows, then 3(0-4-5-0-7) sts at beg of the next 6(0-4-6-0-6) rows.  AT THE SAME TIME, bind off 5 sts at each neck edge twice.


Front

With smaller straight needles, cast on 110(122-134-146-158-170) sts.  Work in ribbing same as back for 1”, end on RS.  Change to larger needles and p the next row, dec 10(10-12-12-14-14) sts across – 100(112-122-134-144-156) sts.

Establish Pat St:  Row 1 (RS):  K50(56-61-67-72-78), place marker, work Row 1 of Front Pat over 23 sts, place marker, k to end.

Row 2:  P to first marker, work Row 2 of Front Pat to last marker, p to end.  Working in pat as established, shape sides same as back.  AT THE SAME TIME, when piece measures approximately 11½(12½-13½-14½-15½-16½)” from beg, end on Row 2 of Pat St.

Establish Chart:  Row 1 (RS):  K to 6 sts before first marker, place marker, work first 6 sts of Row 1 of chart, drop marker, work the rest of Row 1 of chart to last marker, k to end.

Row 2:  P to first marker, work Row 2 of chart to last marker, p to end.  Working in pat as established, continue to shape sides and armholes same as back.  When Row 28 of chart has been completed, end on RS.

Divide for Neck:  Next Row (RS):  Continuing to shape armholes same as back, work to marked st on Row 29 of chart; join another ball of yarn and complete chart, then work to end.  Note:  You should only bind off sts at neck edge where indicated on Rows 46, 48, 50 and 52.  All other decs are worked into the pat of the chart.  Keep moving your first marker over as you work chart to indicate beg of chart.  When all armhole and neck decs have been completed, work even on 13(16-18-21-24-27) sts each side until armholes measure 7(7½-8-8½-9-9½)”, end on WS.  Bind off shoulders in same manner as back.    


Sleeves

With smaller straight needles, cast on 54 sts.  Work in ribbing same as back for 1”, end on RS.  Change to larger needles and p the next row, inc 1 st at end – 55 sts.

Establish Pat St:  Row 1 (RS):  K18, place marker, work Row 1 of Sleeve Pat over 19 sts, place marker, k to end.

Row 2:  P to first marker, work Row 2 of Sleeve Pat to last marker, p to end.  Work even in pat as established until sleeve measures 2” from beg, end on WS.

Inc Row (RS):  K2, M1k, work to last 2 sts, M1k, k2 – 57 sts.  Rep this inc every 4(1 1/2- 1- 3/4- 3/4- 1/2)” 2(5-8-10-13-16) times more – 61(67-73-77-83-89) sts.  Work even until sleeve measures 11” from beg, end on WS.  See note from back shoulders and neck.

Shape Cap:   Bind off 3(3-3-4-5-5) sts at beg of the next 2 rows, then 2 sts at beg of the following 2 rows – 51(57-63-65-69-75) sts.

Dec Row (RS):  K3, k2 tog, work to last 5 sts, SSK, k3 – 49(55-61-63-67-73) sts.  Rep this dec every RS row 12(12-15-16-16-16) times more, end on WS – 25(31-31-31-35-41) sts.  Bind off 2 sts at beg of the next 2 rows, then 3 sts at beg of the following 2 rows.  Bind off remaining 15(21-21-21-25-31) sts.


Finishing

Sew shoulder seams.

Neckband:  With RS facing, using circular needle, beg at dividing point of front neck, pick up and k59 sts along right front neck edge, 36 sts across back neck edge, then 63 sts along left front neck edge – 158 sts.  DO NOT join.  Knit 1 row, purl 1 row.  Bind off knitwise on WS.  Lap left end of neckband over right end and sew ends of neckband to sweater.  Sew in sleeves.  Side and sleeve seams.