Wisteria

Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Project Type: 
Women’s Clothing

A sweater that has evolved from the poncho, Wisteria is a trapeze raglan turtleneck pullover. It features a tree design composed of cables and bobbles. As opposed to sleeves, it has cuffs that join the bottom front and back hems.


Sizes

Directions are for women’s size Small.  Changes for sizes Medium and Large are in parentheses


Finished Measurements

Bust (40(44-48)”

Length – 26½(27-27½)”

Note:  Due to the nature of this design, each size will fit multiple sizes


Materials

13(14-15) Hanks Berroco Voyage (50 grs), #4028 Pool

19” length circular knitting needles, sizes 9 (5.50 mm) and 10½ (6.50 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Straight knitting needles, sizes 9 (5.50 mm) and 10½ (6.50 mm)

16” length circular knitting needle, size 9 (5.50 mm)

Cable needle (cn)

2 St markers


Gauge

16 sts = 4”; 20 rows =4” in St st on larger needles

50 sts = 11½" 20 rows = 4” in Twining Vine Pat on larger needles

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Note

We have included BOTH row-by-row instructions and a chart for Twining Vine Pattern.  Please choose whichever works better for you.


Stitch Glossary

SSSK

Sl 3 sts knitwise, insert point of LH needle through FRONTS of these 3 sts and k3 tog (2 sts dec’d)

CB2

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

CF2

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

LT2

Sl 1 st to cn and hold in FRONT, p1, then k1 from cn

RT2

Sl 1 st to cn and hold in BACK, k1, then p1 from cn

MB (Make Bobble)

Knit, purl, knit, purl, then knit all in next st; turn; p5, then sl 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th sts over 1st st – 1 st remains on RH needle

Note:  On WS row following bobble row, k the 1 st remaining from MB


Twining Vine Pattern (Worked over 50 sts)

Row 1 (RS):  * P7, CB2, k1, p3, LT2, MB, rep from * twice more, end p2.

Row 2 and all WS rows:  K the k sts and p the p sts as they face you (see Note).

Row 3: * P6, RT2, k2, p3, MB, LT2, rep from * twice more, end p2.

Row 5: * P5, RT2, p1, k2, p5, MB, rep from * twice more, end p2.

Row 7:  * P4, RT2, p2, k2, p6, rep from * twice more, end p2.

Row 9:  * P2, MB, RT2, p3, k1, CF2, p5, rep from * twice more, end p2.

Row 11:  * P2, RT2, MB, p3, k2, LT2, p4, rep from * twice more, end p2.

Row 13:  * P2, MB, p5, k2, p1, LT2, MB, p2, rep from * twice more, end p2.

Row 15:  * P8, k2, p1, MB, LT2, p2, rep from * twice more, end p2.

Row 16:  Rep Row 2.

Rep these 16 rows for Twining Vine Pat.


Back

With smaller 29” circular needle, cast on 150(158-166) sts.  DO NOT join.

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 4” from beg, end on RS.  Change to larger 29” circular needle and p the next row, dec 37 sts across – 113(121-129) sts.

Note:  The bottom of this garment is shaped using short rows.  When working these rows, you will work across part of a row, then turn and work back, leaving some sts unworked.  This makes the sides shorter than the center section.

Short Rows:  Row 1 (RS):  K50, k center 13(21-29) sts, turn.

Row 2 (WS):  P18(26-34), turn.

Row 3 (RS):  K23(31-39), turn.

Row 4 (WS):  P28(36-44), turn.  Continue working short rows int his manner, working 5 more sts each row before turning until all 113(121-129) sts have been worked, end on WS.  Work 6 rows even in St st, end on WS.

Shape Sides:  Dec Row (RS):  K2, k3 tog, k to last 5 sts, SSSK, k2 – 109(117-125) sts.  Rep this dec every 4th row 13(17-22) times more, then every 6th row 5(3-0) times – 37 sts.  Work even until piece measures 24½(25-25½)” from beg when measured straight down center, end on WS.  Bind off.


Front

With smaller 29” circular needle, cast on 150(158-166) sts.  Work in ribbing same as back for 4”, end on RS.  Change to larger 29” circular needle and p the next row, dec 30 sts across – 120(128-136) sts.

Short Rows:  Establish Twining Vine Pat:  Row 1 (RS):  K35(39-43), place marker, work Row 1 of Twining Vine Pat across next 50 sts, place marker, turn.

Row 2 (WS):  Work Row 2 of Twining Vine Pat across center 50 sts, p4, turn.

Row 3 (RS):  K4, work Row 3 of Twining Vine Pat across center 50 sts, k4, turn.

Continue in this manner, working Twining Vine Pat over center 50 sts at AT THE SAME TIME, working 4 more sts on the next 12(14-16) rows, 3 more sts on the next 2 rows, then 2 more sts on every row until all 120(128-136) sts have been worked, end on WS.  Work 6(4-2) rows even in pat as established, end on WS.

Shape Sides:  Dec Row (RS):  K2, k3 tog, k to 1st marker, work Twining Vine Pat as established to last marker, k to last 5 sts, SSSK, k2 – 116(124-132) sts.  Rep this dec every 4th row 16(20-22) times more, then every 6th row 3(1-1) times – 40 sts.  Work even until piece measures 24½(25-25½)” from beg when measured straight down center, end on WS.  Bind off.


Sleeves

With smaller straight needles, cast on 42(46-50) sts.  Work in ribbing same as back for 2”, end on WS.  Inc 1 st each end of next row, then every 1” 4 times more, working incs into ribbing as sts become available – 52(56-60) sts.  Work even in ribbing until sleeve measures 8” from beg, end on WS.  Change to larger straight needles and work even in St st until sleeve measures 9½" from beg, end on WS.  Mark beg and end of last row.

Shape Raglan Cap:  Dec Row (RS):  K2, k3 tog, k to last 5 sts, SSSK, k2 – 48(52-56) sts.  Rep this dec every 10th row 0(2-6) times more, every 12th row 6(7-4) times, then every 14th row 2(0-0) times – 16 sts.  Work even until sleeve measures 30(30½-31)” from beg, end on WS.  Bind off.


Finishing

Sew raglan sleeve caps to sides of back and front, matching markers on sides of sleeves with cast-on edges of back and front.  (Sleeves should extend approximately 9½" below lower edges of back and front).  Sew sleeve seams, reversing seams over lower 3”.  Fold sleeve edges back to RS.

Turtleneck:  With RS facing, using 16” circular needle, beg at left back raglan seam, pick up and k14 sts across top of left sleeve, 37 sts across front neck edge, 14 sts across top of right sleeve, then 31 sts across back neck edge – 96 sts.  Join and mark for beg of rnd, carry marker up.  Work even in k2, p2 ribbing for 10”.  Bind off loosely in ribbing.