This textural masterpiece sports a unique cable motif with a fit and flare bodice that hugs the body in just the right places.
Shown in size Small.
Skill level: Ultra-Experienced.
Directions are for women’s size X-Small. Changes for sizes Small, Medium, Large, 1X and 2X are in parentheses.
Bust – 34(38-42-46-50-54)”.
Length – 25(25½-26-26½-27-27½)”.
Berroco Vintage (100 grs), 8(8-9-10-10-12) hanks #5104 Mushroom
Originally shown in:
BERROCO SUEDE (50 grs), 13(14-15-17-18-20) balls #3727 Dale Evans.
Straight knitting needles, size 8 OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
16” length circular knitting needle, size 8.
Cable needle (cn).
4 St markers.
2 St holders.
19 sts = 4”; 28 rows = 4” in St st.
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.
How to Work Charts: For X-Small, work between A’s. For Small, work between B’s. For Medium, work between C’s. For Large, work between D’s. For 1X, work between E’s. For 2X, work between F’s. For all sizes, beg with Row 1 of Chart A and work to Row indicated for your size on Chart B. Incs shown at each side of charts should be worked on RS rows as M1p. Decs shown at each side of Chart B should be worked on RS rows as p2 tog. Incs and decs will be worked after marker at beg of charted section and before marker at end of charted section. When you reach Rows 122, 124, 126 and 128 which are marked with sizes at side of Chart B, this means that after working each marked row, if your size is mentioned you should then work 2 rows even, knitting the k sts and purling the p sts as they face you. Do not work decs at each side on either of these 2 even rows. These even rows are needed to give you the proper raglan length. After completing the 2 even rows, continue to follow chart until you reach another row marked with your size. Work that row, then work another set of 2 even rows as before.
Sl 2 sts to cn and hold in BACK, k2, then k2 from cn.
Sl 2 sts to cn and hold in FRONT, k2, then k2 from cn.
Sl 1 st to cn and hold in BACK k2, then p1 from cn.
Sl 2 sts to cn and hold in FRONT, p1, then k2 from cn.
Sl 2 sts to cn and hold in BACK, k2, then p2 from cn.
Sl 2 sts to cn and hold in FRONT, p2, then k2 from cn.
With straight needles, cast on 110(120-130-140-150-160) sts.
Establish Pat Sts: Row 1 (RS): K6(9-12-15-18-21), p2, (k2, p2) 8 times, k3, p1, k4(5-6-7-8-9), p1, k3, work Row 1 of Chart A over 6(8-10-12-14-16) sts, k3, p1, k4(5-6-7-8-9), p1, k3, p2, (k2, p2) 8 times, k6(9-12-15-18-21).
Note: Please go to NOTE and carefully read How to Work Charts.
Row 2 (Place markers): P6(9-12-15-18-21), (k2, p2) 8 times, k1, place 1st marker, k1, p3, k6(7-8-9-10-11), p3, place 2nd marker, work Row 2 of chart over 6(8-10-12-14-16) sts, place 3rd marker, p3, k6(7-8-9-10-11), p3, k1, place 4th marker, k1, (p2, k2) 8 times, p6(9-12-15-18-21). Work even in pat as established for 3 more rows, end on RS. Note: Incs and decs on each side of charts will not be mentioned in directions, only shown on chart.
Dec Row (WS): Work to 2 sts before 1st marker, k2 tog, sl marker, work to 4th marker, sl marker, SSK, work to end – 2 sts dec’d. Rep this dec alternately every 2nd and 4th row until a total of 30 Dec Rows have been completed, then every 4th row twice. Work until Row 104 of Chart A has been completed, end on WS - 96(106-116-126-136-146) sts. Note: This number includes the sts inc’d each side of Chart A.
Shape Raglan Armholes: Bind off 2 sts at beg of the next 2 rows – 92(102-112-122-132-142) sts.
Note: Work armhole decs as k1, k2 tog, work to last 3 sts, SSK, k1. Dec 1 st each side every 0(18-10-6-6-4) rows 0(3-6-9-11-15) times, then every 4th row 0(0-0-0-1-0) time, end on WS. When these decs have been completed, work even following Chart B until all rows of chart have been completed – 38(40-42-44-46-48) sts. Note: This number includes the sts dec’d each side of Chart B. Bind off all sts.
Work same as for back.
With straight needles, cast on 58(58-62-62-66-66) sts.
Row 1 (RS): K2, * p2, k2, rep from * across.
Row 2: P2, * k2, p2, rep from * across. Rep these 2 rows until sleeve measures 2½” from beg, end on WS. Change to St st.
Dec Row (RS): K2, k2 tog, k to last 4 sts, SSK, k2. Rep this dec every 12th row 3(2-3-2-3-2) times more – 50(52-54-56-58-60) sts. Work even until sleeve measures 10” from beg, end on WS.
Inc Row (RS): K2, M1k, k to last 2 sts, M1k, k2. Rep this inc every 10th(8th-8th-6th-4th-4th) row 5(6-7-9-10-12) times more – 62(66-70-76-80-86) sts. Work even until sleeve measures 18” from beg, end on WS.
Shape Raglan Cap: Bind off 2 sts at beg of the next 2 rows. Note: Work cap decs as k1, k2 tog, k to last 3 sts, SSK, k1. Dec 1 st each side as in note every RS row 0(2-4-9-11-15) times, then every 4th row 9(9-9-7-7-6) times, end on WS – 40 sts. Work 3 rows even, placing marker in center on last row.
Shoulder Dart: Dec Row (RS): K2, k2 tog, k to 4 sts before marker, SSK, k2, sl marker, k2, k2 tog, k to last 4 sts, SSK, k2 – 36 sts. Rep this dec every 4th row 4 times more, end on WS – 20 sts. *
Shape Saddle: Next Row (RS): Bind off 10 sts, dropping marker, k until there are 2 sts on RH needle, k2 tog, k to end. Purl 1 row.
Following Row: K2, k2 tog, k to end – 8 sts. Work even until saddle measures 3¾(4-4¼-4½-4½-4¾)” above bound-off sts, end on WS. Sl sts onto a holder.
Work same as for right sleeve to *, end on RS.
Shape Saddle: Next Row (WS): Bind off 10 sts, p to end.
Next Row (RS): K6, SSK, k2. Purl 1 row.
Following Row: K5, SSK, k2 – 8 sts. Complete same as for Right Sleeve.
Steam pieces with hot steam iron and a pressing cloth. Weave sts of saddles left on holders tog. Sew raglan caps into raglan armholes. Sew lower edge of joined saddles to bound-off sts at top of back. Sew side and sleeve seams.
Collar: With RS facing, using circular needle, beg at center of back neck, pick up and k88(92-96-100-104-108) sts evenly spaced around entire neck edge. Mark for beg of rnd and carry marker up. Work in k2, p2 ribbing, dec 0(4-4-8-8-12) sts evenly spaced around – 88(88-92-92-96-96) sts. Work even in k2, p2 ribbing until collar measures 8½”. Bind off all sts loosely in ribbing.