11 January, 19:40

DRIFTWOOD

Needles: 4 mm [US 7] circular needle (for neckline and buttonbands)
4.5 mm [US 8] circular needle and dpns
Adjust needle size if necessary to get gauge
the sweater is worked flat and in rounds - your gauge may change
when knitting in rounds; adjust needle size, if necessary to get correct gauge
yarn: worsted weight yarn; approx. 990 (1100, 1150, 1260, 1380) meters
[1080 (1200, 1260, 1380, 1500) yards]
gauge: 19 sts x 26.5 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 in] in St st on larger needle
materials: 6 small buttons, tapestry needle
sizing: xs (s, m, l, xl)
finished bust measurements:
84 (90, 100, 109, 118) cm [33 (35, 39, 43, 46) in]
the sweater is intended to be worn
with approx. 1 to 2 in of positive ease
Colour changes for stripes are worked every 6 rows/rounds
When you come to colour changes in rounds, knit first round as usual,
on next round slip first st and knit to end
co 34 (38, 42, 46, 48) sts
setup: p1, pm (shoulder), p2, pm (shoulder), p5, pm (back neck), p18 (22,
26, 30, 32), pm (back neck), p5, pm (shoulder), p2,
pm (shoulder), p1
row 1 (RS): k to first m, m1R, sm, k2, sm, m1L, k to next m, sm, m1L, k
to next m, m1R, sm, k to next m, m1R, sm, k2, sm, m1L,
k to end
row 2 (WS): p to first m, m1R, sm, p2, sm, m1L, p to next m, sm, m1L, p
to next m, m1R, sm, p to next m, m1R, sm, p2, sm, m1L,
p to end
rep rows 1 + 2 one more time
Remove back neck markers on last row
5 sts (each front) - 2 sts (each shoulder seam) – 44 (48, 52, 56, 58) sts
(back)
Note: Increases are worked before and after shoulder markers on
every row
next row:
*work to m, m1R, sm, work to next m, sm, m1L; rep from*
once more, work to end
rep last row 7 (7, 9, 9, 11) more times
13 (13, 15, 15, 17) sts (each front) - 2 sts (each shoulder) – 60 (64,
72, 76, 82) sts (back)
replace markers on row 1
Note: Increases are now worked in between the markers
row 1(RS):
*knit to 1 st before m, slip next st to right needle, remove m, slip the
st back to left needle, pm, m1L, k3, remove marker, k1, m1R, pm; rep
from* one more time, knit to end
12 (12, 14, 14, 16) sts (each front) - 6 sts (each sleeve) – 58 (62, 70,
74, 80) sts (back)
row 2: *p to m, sm, m1L, p to next m, m1R, sm; rep from* once more,
p to end
row 3: *k to m, sm, m1L, k to m, m1R, sm; rep from* once more
row 4: purl
rep rows 3 and 4 5 times more
12 (12, 14, 14, 16) sts (each front) – 20 sts (each sleeve) – 58 (62, 70,
74, 80) sts (back)
neck shaping
neck inc row 1: k2, m1L, *k to m, sm, m1L, k to m, m1R, sm; rep from*
once more, k to 2 sts before end, m1R, k2
row 2: purl
rep rows 1 and 2 3 (3, 3, 3, 4) times more
16 (16, 18, 18, 21) sts (each front) – 28 (28, 28, 28, 30) sts (each
sleeve) – 58 (62, 70, 74, 80) sts (back)
next row: CO 11 (13, 15, 17, 17) sts, *k to m, sm, m1L, k to m, m1R,
sm; rep from* once more, k to end
next row: CO 11 (13, 15, 17, 17) sts, purl to end
continue working sleeve increases:
row 1: *k to m, sm, m1L, k to m, m1R, sm; rep from* once more,
k to end
row 2: purl
rep rows 1 and 2 7 (7, 8, 8, 9) times more
27 (29, 33, 35, 38) sts (each front) - 46 (46, 48, 48, 52) sts (each
sleeve) – 58 (62, 70, 74, 80) sts (back)
when armhole measures 15 (16, 17, 18, 19) cm [6 (6 ¼ , 6 ¾ , 7, 7 ½ )
in], measured from top of shoulder (fold piece in half and measure from
shoulder seam downwards)
work body increases as follows:
row 1: * work to 1 st before m, m1R, k1, sm, k to 1 st past next m, m1L;
rep from* once more, k to end
row 2: purl
rep last 2 rows 4 (4, 5, 5, 6) more times
after all increases you should have:
32 (34, 39, 41, 45) sts (each front) – 46 (46, 48, 48, 52) sts (each
sleeve) – 68 (72, 82, 86, 94) sts (back)
separating body and sleeves
*work to m, remove m, place 46 (46, 48, 48, 52) sts on holder or waste
yarn (sleeve), CO 6 (7, 7, 9, 9) sts, pm, CO 6 (7, 7, 9, 9) sts, remove
m; rep from* one more time, k to end
38 (41, 46, 50, 54) sts (each front) – 80 (86, 96, 104, 112) sts (back)
continue in St st for 12 cm [4 ¾ in], measured from underarm CO,
ending with a RS row
now join to knit in rounds
pm (beg of round), CO 4 sts and join to knit in rounds
160 (172, 192, 208, 224) sts for body
Note: when the next colourchange is to come, move beg of round to the
next marker – means: cut yarn, remove marker, slip all sts to right
needle until you reach the next side marker (this is the new beg of
round), make colourchange
work in St st until body measures 18 cm [7 in] from underarm CO
inc round: *sm, k2, m1L, k to 2 sts before next m, m1R, k2;
rep from* once more
work inc round every 7.5 cm [3 in] 2 more times – 12 sts increased
172 (184, 204, 220, 236) sts for body
when body measures approx. 38 cm [15 in] from underarm CO,
ending with a 6th round of CC, k 1 round and work the next 5 rounds in
k2, p2 rib. BO in pattern
sleeves
with dpns pick up and knit 6 (7, 7, 9, 9) sts from underarm CO (begin at
the centre of the underarm CO), knit 46 (46, 48, 48, 52) sts from holder,
pick up 6 (7, 7, 9, 9) sts from underarm CO
– 58 (60, 62, 66, 70) sts
place marker and join to knit in rounds
work 12 rounds
dec round:
sm, k1, k2tog, k to 3 sts before end, ssk, k1
rep this dec round every 12th rnd 6 (5, 6, 6, 6) times more
44 (48, 48, 52, 56) sts
when sleeve measures approx. 49 cm [19 ¼ in] from underarm CO,
ending with a 6th round of CC, k 1 round and work the next 5 rounds in
k2, p2 rib. BO in pattern
work second sleeve to match
neck finishing and buttonbands:
with smaller needle and RS facing
work left buttonband:
pick up and knit 40 (42, 44, 46, 50)
sts along left placket opening
(approx. 2 sts per 3 rows) beg at
upper edge,
purl 1 WS row
next row:*k4 (4, 5, 5, 6), yo, k2tog;
rep from* 5 more times, k to end
(6 buttonholes)
work 2 rows in St st.
BO purlwise on next row
work right buttonband:
pick up and knit 40 (42, 44, 46, 50)
sts along right placket opening, beg
at lower edge
work 4 rows in St st.
BO purlwise on next row
with smaller needle and RS facing,
beg at right-front buttonband edge,
work neckband:
pick up and knit 4 sts from buttonband, 10 (12, 14, 16, 16) sts from neck
CO, pick up and knit 2 sts per 3 rows until you reach the shoulder sts,
pick up and knit every st from CO,
pick up and knit 2 sts per 3 rows down the left side of the neck,
pick up and knit 10 (12, 14, 16, 16) sts from neck CO, pick up
and knit 4 sts from buttonband.
Work 3 rows in St st (purl on WS, knit on RS); BO all sts
Sew lower edge of each band to CO sts at the base of the placket.
Sew buttons to right buttonband.
weave in ends
block to measurements and wear with pride
abbreviations
CO: cast on
BO: bind off
st(s): stitch(es)
RS: right side
WS: wrong side
k: knit
p: purl
St st: Stockinette stitch (knit on RS, purl on WS)
beg: begin
pm: place marker
sm: slip marker
k2tog: knit 2 together
ssk: slip, slip, knit through backloops
m1L: make one left (left leaning increase)
on RS – lift loop between stitches from front, knit into backloop
on WS – lift loop between stitches from back, purl into frontloop
m1R: make one right (right leaning increase)
on RS – lift loop between stitches from back, knit into frontloop
on WS – lift loop between stitches from front, purl into backloop
inc: increase
dec: decrease
rnd(s): round(s)