Tolland

Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Project Type: 
Women’s Clothing
Designer: 
Amanda Keep Williams

Just enough to cover bare shoulders, Tolland's swingy silhouette is punctuated with diagonal columns of eyelets and twisted sts.


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 – 16(16½-17½-18-18½-19)”


Materials

5(6-7-8-9-10) Berroco Linsey (50 grs), #6555 Pomegranate

Straight knitting needles, size 7 (4.50 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

2 St markers

One metal hook and eye


Gauge

20 sts = 4”; 26 rows = 4” in St st

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Stitch Glossary

RT – right twist

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

LT – left twist

Skip 1 st, k second st TBL, then k the skipped st and second st tog TBL, slipping sts off needle


Back

With straight needles, cast on 105(115-125-135-145-155) sts.  Work even in St st for 7 rows, end on RS.  Knit 1 row on WS for turning ridge.  Work even in St st for 8 rows, end on WS.

Join Hem:  Next Row (RS):  Fold piece to WS along turning ridge so that cast-on edge is parallel with LH needle.  * Insert RH needle into first st on LH needle and first st of cast-on row and k these 2 sts tog.  Repeat from * until all sts have been worked – 105(115-125-135-145-155) sts.  Purl 1 row.

Dec Row (RS):  K1, SSK, k to last 3 sts, k2 tog, k1 – 103(113-123-133-143-153) sts.  Rep this dec every 6th row 3 times more – 97(107-117-127-137-147) sts.  Work even if necessary until piece measures  4½(4½-5-5-5½-5½)” above turning ridge, end on WS.

Pattern Stitch:  Row 1 (RS):  K1, yo, k2 tog, k to last 3 sts, SSK, yo, k1.

Row 2 and all WS rows:  Purl.

Row 3:  K2, yo, k3 tog, k to last 5 sts, SSSK, yo, k2 – 95(105-115-125-135-145) sts.

Row 5:  K1, LT, yo, k2 tog, k to last 5 sts, SSK, yo, RT, k1.

Row 7:  K2, LT, yo, k2 tog, k to last 6 sts, SSK, yo, RT, k2.

Row 9:  K3, LT, yo, k3 tog, k to last 7 sts, SSSK, yo, RT, k2 – 93(103-113-123-133-143) sts.

Row 11:  K4, LT, yo, k2 tog, k to last 8 sts, SSK, yo, RT, k4.

Row 13:  K1, LT, k2, LT, yo, k2 toog, k to last 9 sts, SSK, yo, RT, k2, RT, k1.

Row 15:  K2, LT, k2, LY, yo, k3 tog, k to last 11 sts, SSSK, yo, RT, k2, RT, k2 – 91(101-111-121-131-141) sts.

Row 17:  K3, LT, k2, LT, yo, k2 tog, k to last 11 sts, SSK, yo, RT, k2, RT, k3.

Row 19:  K4, LT, k2, LT, yo, k2 tog, k to last 12 sts, SSK, yo, RT, k2, RT, k4.

Row 21:  K1, (LT, k2) twice, LT, yo, place marker, k3 tog, k to last 14 sts, SSSK, place marker,yo, (RT, k2) twice, RT, k1 – 89(99-109-119-129-139) sts.

Rows 23, 25, 29, 31, 35 and 37:  K to 10 sts before first marker, (LT, k2) twice, LT, yo, sl marker, k2 tog, k to 2 sts before second marker, SSK, sl marker, yo, (RT, k2) twice, RT, k to end.

Rows 27 and 33:  K to 10 sts before first marker, (LT, k2) twice, LT, yo, sl marker, k3 tog, k to 3 sts before second marker, SSSK, sl marker, yo, (RT, k2) twice, RT, k to end.  Note:  After decreasing on Row 33 you will have 85(95-105-115-125-135) sts.

Shape Raglan Armholes:  Row 38 (WS):  Bind off 5 sts, p to end – 80(90-100-110-120-130) sts.

Row 39 (RS):  Bind off 5 sts, k1, SSK, (k2, LT) 3 times, yo, drop first marker, k2 tog, k to 2 sts before second marker, SSK, sl marker, yo, (RT, k2) 3 times, k2 tog, k1 – 73(83-93-103-113-123) sts.

Row 40 and all WS rows:  Purl.

Dec Row 1 (RS):  K1, SSK, (k2, LT) 3 times, yo, k2 tog, k to 2 sts before marker, SSK, sl marker, yo, (RT, k2) 3 times, k2 tog, k1 – 71(81-91-101-111-121) sts.  Rep this dec every RS row 13(8-5-4-3-0) times more, end on WS – 45(65-81-93-105-121) sts.

Dec Row 2 (RS):  K1, SSK, (k2, LT) 3 times, yo, k3 tog, k to 3 sts before marker, SSSK, sl marker, yo, (RT, k2) 3 times, k2 tog, k1 – 41(61-77-89-101-117) sts.  Rep this dec every RS row 0(5-9-12-15-19) times more, end on WS – 41 sts.  Bind off.


Left Front

Work same as right front until first dec row, end on WS – 46(51-56-61-66-71) sts.

Dec Row (RS): K1, SSK, k to end – 45(50-55-60-65-70) sts.  Rep this dec every 6th row 3 times more – 42(47-52-57-62-67) sts.  Work even if necessary until piece measures 4½(4½-5-5-5½-5½)” above turning ridge, end on WS.

Pattern Stitch:  Row 1 (RS):  K1, yo, k2 tog, k to end.

Row 2 and all WS rows:  Purl.

Row 3:  K2, yo, k3 tog, k to end – 41(46-51-56-61-66) sts.

Row 5:  K1, LT, yo, k2 tog, k to end.

Row 7:  K2, LT, yo, k2 tog, k to end.

Row 9:  K3, LT, yo, k3 tog, k to end – 40(45-50-55-60-65) sts.

Row 11:  K4, LT, yo, k2 tog, k to end.

Row 13:  K1, LT, k2, LT, yo, k2 tog, k to end.

Row 15:  K2, LT, k2, LT, yo, k3 tog, k to end – 39(44-49-54-59-64) sts.

Row 17:  K3, LT, k2, LT, yo, k2 tog, k to end.

Row 19:  K4, LT, k2, LT, yo, k2 tog, k to end.

Row 21:  K1, (LT, k2) twice, LT, yo, place marker, k3 tog, k to end (38(43-48-53-58-63) sts.

Rows 23, 25, 29, 31, 35 and 37:  K to 10 sts before marker, (LT, k2) twice, LT, yo, sl marker, k2 tog, k to end.

Rows 27 and 33:  K to 10 sts before marker, (LT, k2) twice, LT, yo, sl marker, k3 tog, k to end.  Note:  After decreasing on Row 33 you will have 36(41-46-51-56-61) sts.

Shape Raglan Armhole:  Row 38 (WS):  Purl.

Row 39 (RS):  Bind off 5 sts, k1, SSK, (K2, LT) 3 times, yo, drop marker, k to end – 31(36-41-46-51-56) sts.

Row 40 and all WS rows:  Purl.

Dec Row 1 (RS):  K1, SSK, (k2, LT) 3 times, yo, k2 tog, k to end – 30(35-40-45-50-55) sts.  Rep this dec every RS row 13(8-5-4-3-0) times more, end on WS – 17(27-35-41-47-55) sts.

Dec Row 2 (RS):  K1, SSK, (k2, LT) 3 times, yo, k3 tog, k to end – 15(25-33-39-45-53) sts.  Rep this dec every RS row 0(5-9-12-15-19) times more, end on WS.  AT THE SAME TIME, when armhole measures 3(3-3½-4-4½-5)”, end on RS.

Shape Neck:  Next Row (WS):  Bind off 8 sts, p to end.  Continuing to work armhole decs, bind off 2 sts at neck edge once, then dec 1 st at neck edge EVERY row 4 times.  When all armhole decs have been completed, fasten off last st.


Right Front

With straight needles, cast on 46(51-56-61-66-71) sts.  Work even in St st for 7 rows, end on RS.  K the next row on WS for turning ridge.  Work even in St st for 8 rows, end on WS.  Join hem in same manner as back – 46(51-56-61-66-71) sts.  Purl 1 row, end on WS.

Dec Row (RS):  K to last 3 sts, k2 tog, k1 – 45(50-55-60-65-70) sts. Rep this dec every 6th row 3 times more – 42(47-52-57-62-67) sts.  Work even if necessary until piece measures 4½(4½-5-5-5½-5½)” above turning ridge, end on WS.

Pattern Stitch:  Row 1 (RS):  K to last 3 sts, SSK, yo, k1.

Row 2 and all WS rows:  Purl.

Row 3:  K to last 5 sts, SSSK, yo, k2 – 41(46-51-56-61-66) sts.

Row 5:  K to last 5 sts, SSK, yo, RT, k1.

Row 7:  K to last 6 sts, SSK, yo, RT, k2.

Row 9:  K to last 7 sts, SSSK, yo, RT, k2 – 40(45-50-55-60-65) sts.

Row 11:  K to last 8 sts, SSK, yo, RT, k4.

Row 13:  K to last 9 sts, SSK, yo, RT, k2, RT, k1.

Row 15:  K to last 11 sts, SSSK, yo, RT, k2, RT, k2 – 39(44-49-54-59-64) sts.

Row 17:  K to last 11 sts, SSK, yo, RT, k2, RT, k3.

Row 19:  K to last 12 sts, SSK, yo, RT, k2, RT, k4.

Row 21:  k to last 14 sts, SSSK, place marker, yo, (RT, k2) twice, RT, k1 – 38(43-48-53-58-63) sts.

Rows 23, 25, 29, 31, 35 and 37:  K to 2 sts before marker, SSK, sl marker, yo, (RT, k2) twice, RT, k to end.

Rows 27 and 33:  K to 3 sts before marker, SSSK, sl marker, yo, (RT, k2) twice, RT, k to end.  Note:  After decreasing on Row 33 you will have 36(41-46-51-56-61) sts.

Shape Raglan Armhole:  Row 38 (WS):  Bind off 5 sts, p to end – 31(36-41-46-51-56) sts.

Dec Row 1 (RS):  K to 2 sts before marker, SSK, sl marker, yo, (RT, k2) 3 times, k2 tog, k1 – 30(35-40-45-50-55) sts.  Purl 1 row.  Rep these 2 rows 13(8-5-4-3-0) times more, end on WS – 17(27-35-41-47-55) sts.

Dec Row 2 (RS):  K to 3 sts before marker, SSSK, sl marker, yo, (RT, k2) 3 times, k2 tog, k1 – 15(25-33-39-45-53) sts.  Purl 1 row.  Rep these 2 rows 0(5-9-12-15-19) times more.  AT THE SAME TIME, when armhole measures 3(3-3½-4-4½-5)”, end on WS. 

Shape Neck:  Next Row (RS):  Bind off 8 sts, k to end.  Continuing to shape armhole as before, bind off 2 sts at neck edge at beg of the next WS row, then dec 1 st at neck edge EVERY row 4 times.  When all armhole decs have been completed, fasten off last st.


Sleeves

With straight needles, cast on 55(60-65-70-75-80) sts.  Work even in St st for 7 rows, end on WS.  Knit 1 row on WS for turning ridge. Work even in St st for 8 rows, end on WS.  Join hem same as for back – 55(60-65-70-75-80) sts.  Work even in St st until sleeve measures 2” above turning ridge, end on WS.

Shape Raglan Cap:  Bind off 5 sts at beg of the next 2 rows – 45(50-55-60-65-70) sts.

Dec Row 1 (RS):  K1, k2 tog, k to last 3 sts, SSK, k1 – 43(48-53-58-63-68) sts.  Rep this dec every RS row 14(12-12-13-15-14) times more, end on WS – 15(24-29-32-33-40) sts.

For Sizes Small, Medium, Large, 1X and 2X ONLY:  Dec Row 2 (RS):  K1, k3 tog, k to last 4 sts, SSSK, k1 – 20(25-28-29-36) sts.  Rep this dec every RS row 1(2-3-3-5) times more, end on WS – 16(17-16-17-16) sts.

For ALL Sizes:  Bind off.


Finishing

Sew raglan sleeve caps to raglan armholes.  Sew side and sleeve seams.

Left Frontband:  With RS facing, using straight needles, beg at neck edge, pick up and k70(70-74-74-78-78) sts along left front edge.

Row 1 (WS):  Purl.

Row 2 (RS):  K1, * yo, k2 tog, rep from * to last st, end k1.

Row 3:  Purl.

Row 4:  K2, * p2, k2, rep from * across.

Row 5:  P2, * k2, p2, rep from * across.  Rep Rows 4 and 5 until band measures 1¼", end on WS.  Bind off in ribbing.

Right Frontband:   Beg at lower right edge, work same as left frontband.

Neckband:  With RS facing, using straight needles, beg at outer edge of right frontband, pick up and k106 sts around entire neck edge to outer edge of left frontband.  Work same as left frontband until band measures 1½", end on WS.  Bind off in ribbing.  Sew hook and eye to beg of neckband.