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

Botany is a body conscious cowlneck pullover with a surprising touch of botanical stitchwork.

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 – 30(34-38-42-46-50)”
Length – 24(24½ -25½-26-26½-27)”

MATERIALS
11(12-14-15-17-19) hanks BERROCO CAPTIVA [originally shown in LANG LANALUX (discontinued), #0050]
Straight knitting needles, sizes 6 (4.00 mm), 7 (4.50 mm) and 8 (5.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

GAUGE
17 sts = 4”; 24 rows = 4” in St st on size 8 (5.00 mm) needles
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE

STITCH GLOSSARY

M10

[ (K1, yo) 5 times, k1 ] all in yo

PATTERN STITCH FOR COLLAR

Note:  Due to the nature of this pattern, the number of sts will vary from row to row.  The number given after rows is the number of sts you will have after working that row.

Row 1 (RS):  K1, * k2, p2, k2, p6, rep from * once more, end k2, p2, k3.

Row 2:  P1, * p2, k2, p2, k3, yo, k3, rep from * once more, end p2, k2, p3 – 34 sts.

Row 3:  K1, * k2, p2, k2, p3, M10, p3, rep from * once more, end k2, p2, k3 – 54 sts.

Rows 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14:  P1, * p2, k2, p2, k3, p11, k3, rep from * once more, end p2, k2, p3.

Rows 5, 7, 9, 11 and 13:  K1, * k2, p2, k2, p3, k11, p3, rep from * once more, end k2, p2, k3.

Row 15:  K1, * k2, p2, k2, p3, k2 tog, k7, SSK, p3, rep from * once more, end k2, p2, k3 – 50 sts.

Rows 16 and 18:  P1, * p2, k2, p2, k3, p9, k3, rep from * once more, end p2, k2, p3.

Row 17:  K1, * k2, p2, k2, p3, k9, p3, rep from * once more, end k2, p2, k3.

Row 19:  K1, * k2, p2, k2, p3, k2 tog, k5, SSK, p3, rep from * once more, end k2, p2, k3 – 46 sts.

Rows 20 and 22:  P1, * p2, k2, p2, k3, p7, k3, rep from * once more, end p2, k2, p3.

Row 21:  K1, * k2, p2, k2, p3, k7, p3, rep from * once more, end k2, p2, k3.

Row 23:  K1, * k2, p2, k2, p3, k2 tog, k3, SSK, p3, rep from * once more, end k2, p2, k3 – 42 sts.

Rows 24 and 26:  P1, * p2, k2, p2, k3, p5, k3, rep from * once more, end p2, k2, p3.

Row 25:  K1, * k2, p2, k2, p3, k5, p3, rep from * once more, end k2, p2, k3.

Row 27:  K1, * k2, p2, k2, p3, k2 tog, k1, SSK, p3, rep from * once more, end k2, p2, k3 – 38 sts.

Rows 28 and 30:  P1, * p2, k2, p2, k3, p3, k3, rep from * once more, end p2, k2, p3.

Row 29:  K1, * k2, p2, k2, p3, k3, p3, rep from * once more, end k2, p2, k2.

Row 31:  K1, * k2, p2, k2, p3, sl 2, k1, p2sso, p3, rep from * once more, end k2, p2, k3 – 34 sts.

Rows 32 and 34:  P1, * p2, k2, p2, k3, p1, k3, rep from * once more, end p2, k2, p3.

Row 33:  K1, * k2, p2, k2, p3, k1, p3, rep from * once more, end p2, k2, p3.

Row 35:  K1, * k2, p2, k2, p2, p2 tog, p3, rep from * once more, end k2, p2, k3 – 32 sts.

Row 36:  P1, * p2, k2, p2, k6, rep from * once more, end p2, k2, p3.

Rep these 36 rows for Pat St for Collar.

 

BACK

With smallest straight needles, cast on 90(102-114-126-138-150) 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 largest needles and p the next row, dec 26(28-32-36-40-42) sts across – 64(74-82-90-98-108) sts.  Work even in St st until piece measures 4(4-4½-4½-5-5)” from beg, end on WS.

Dec Row (RS):  K3, k2 tog, k to last 5 sts, SSK, k3 – 62(72-80-88-96-106) sts.  Rep this dec every 1½” 3 times more – 56(66-74-82-90-100) sts.  Work even until piece measures 12(12-12½-12½-13-13)” from beg, end on WS.

Inc Row (RS):  K3, M1k, k to last 3 sts, M1k, k3 – 58(68-76-84-92-102) sts.  Rep this inc every 1” 3 times more – 64(74-82-90-98-108) sts.  Work even until piece measures 16(16-16½-16½-17-17)” from beg, end on WS.

Shape Armholes:  Bind off 2(3-4-4-5-5) sts at beg of the next 2 rows, then 2 sts at beg of the next 2 rows – 56(64-70-78-84-94) sts.

Dec Row (RS):  K3, k2 tog, k to last 5 sts, SSK, k3 – 54(62-68-76-82-92) sts.  Rep this dec every RS row 1(3-4-6-7-9) times more – 52(56-60-64-68-74) sts.  Work even until armholes measure 7(7½-8-8½-8½-9)”, end on WS.

Shape Neck and Shoulders:  Next Row (RS):  Bind off 1(3-3-3-5-6) sts, k until there are 7(7-9-11-11-13) sts on RH needle, join another hank of yarn and bind off center 36 sts, k to end.  Working both sides at once with separate hanks of yarn, bind off 1(3-3-3-5-6) sts at beg of the next row, then 2(2-3-4-4-5) sts at beg of the next 4 rows.  AT THE SAME TIME, bind off 2 sts at each neck edge once, then dec 1 st at each neck edge every RS row once.

FRONT

Work same as back until armholes measure 4(4½-5-5½-5½-6)”, end on WS – 52(56-60-64-68-74) sts.

Shape Neck:  Next Row (RS):  K14(16-18-20-22-25), join another hank of yarn and bind off center 24 sts, k to end.  Working both sides at once with separate hanks of yarn, bind off 3 sts at each neck edge once, 2 sts once, then dec 1 st at each neck edge every RS row 4 times – 5(7-9-11-13-16) sts each side.  Work even until armholes measure 7(7½-8-8½-8½-9)”, end on WS.  Bind off 1(3-3-3-5-6) sts at each armhole edge once, then 2(2-3-4-4-5) sts twice for shoulders.

SLEEVES

With smallest needles, cast on 54 sts.  Work even in ribbing same as back for 6½”, end on RS.  Change to largest needles and p the next row, dec 14 sts across – 40 sts.  Work even in St st until sleeve measures 9(8¼-8¾-7½-7¼-7¼)”, end on WS.

Inc Row (RS):  K3, M1k, k to last 3 sts, M1k, k3 – 42 sts.  Rep this inc every 2½(1¾-1¼-1-¾-¾)” 3(5-7-9-11-13) times more – 48(52-56-60-64-68) sts.  Work even until sleeve measures 18” from beg, end on WS.

Shape Cap:  Bind off 2(3-4-4-5-5) sts at beg of the next 2 rows, then 2 sts at beg of the next 2 rows – 40(42-44-48-50-54) sts.

Dec Row (RS):  K3, k2 tog, k to last 5 sts, SSK, k3 – 38(40-42-46-48-52) sts.  Rep this dec every RS row 12(12-14-14-14-15) times more, end on WS – 14(16-14-18-20-22) sts.  Bind off 4(3-2-2-3-4) sts at beg of the next 2 rows.  Bind off remaining 6(10-10-14-14-14) sts.

FINISHING

Sew shoulder seams.  Sew in sleeves.  Sew side and sleeve seams.

Collar:  With size 7 (4.50 mm) needles, cast on 32 sts.  Work even in Pat St for Collar until 36 rows have been completed 6 times (216 rows), then rep Rows 1 and 2 once more, end on WS.  Weave sts on needle tog with cast-on sts.  Note:  If preferred, you may bind off sts then sew bound-off edge and cast-on edge tog.  Sew side edge of collar to neck edge so that RS of collar folds back to RS, having seam at center back neck.