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Free Knitting and Crochet Patterns from Elaine Phillips

Dulcet Silk Sweater

Difficulty level: Intermediate

Free Summer Sweater Knitting Pattern

This airy summer top is light, soft and sweet. The short sleeves and generous V-neck make it perfect for the warmer months of the year, and the detail of the knit let it stand out without being overwhelming. It's great for layering.

It’s knit top-down as one piece, resulting in a seamlessly smooth appearance that extends to the hem. The knit is simple enough, while the motif of slip-stitches takes the greatest advantage of the hand-dyed yarn.  Cables in the rib edging, around the hem, the neckline and the sleeves add another interesting touch.

SIZE
XS, [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X] (shown in size L)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Chest: 30 [34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54] inches
Length: 24 [24.5, 25, 25, 25.5, 25.5, 26] inches

Materials:
Araucania Chaiten 100% silk DK weight yarn 310 yards (283 meters) / 100 gr, color 14 - 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5) skeins

Needles: #6 (4.0 mm) circular needles OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Gauge for stocking stitch: 20 st x 28 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm).

Pattern Notes:

Wyif - with yarn in front
Wyib - with yarn in the back

Slip Stitch Pattern
Multiple of 5 plus 4
Cast on and purl 1 row.
Row 1 (RS): k 4, *k 1 wrapping yarn twice around needle, k 4*, repeat to the end of the row.
Row 2: p 4, *sl 1 wyif dropping extra wrap, p 4*, repeat to the end of the row.
Row 3: k 4, *sl 1 wyib, k 4*, repeat to the end of the row.
Row 4: p 4, *sl 1 wyif, p 4*, repeat to the end of the row.
Repeat rows 1-4.

Slip Stitch Pattern in rounds:
Multiple of 5
Cast on and knit 1 row.
Round 1 (RS): *k 1 wrapping yarn twice around needle, k 4*, repeat to the end of the round.
Round 2: *sl 1 wyib dropping extra wrap, k 4*, repeat to the end of the round.
Round 3: *sl 1 wyib, k 4*, repeat to the end of the round.
Round 4: *sl 1 wyib, k 4*, repeat to the end of the round.
Repeat rounds 1-4.

Cable Rib
Multiple of 4
Row 1: *k 2, p 2*
Row 2: *k 2, p 2*.
Row 3:  *C2B (sl next st to cable needle and hold in back, k 1, k 1 from cable needle), p 2*.
Row 4: *k 2, p 2*
Repeat rows 1-4.

Cable Rib in rounds:
Multiple of 4
Round 1: *k 2, p 2*
Round 2: *k 2, p 2*.
Round 3:  *C2B (sl next st to cable needle and hold in back, k 1, k 1 from cable needle), p 2*.
Round 4: *k 2, p 2*
Repeat rounds 1-4.

Directions

The sweater is worked from the top to the bottom back and forth and in rounds without seams.

Cast on 49 (51, 55, 55, 63, 65, 69) sts and purl 1 row.
Divide stitches as follows: 1 edge st, 1 st (left front), 1 st (raglan line, place marker), 8 (8, 9, 9, 11, 11, 12) sts (left sleeve), 1 st (raglan line, place marker), 25 (27, 29, 29, 33, 35, 37) sts (back), 1 st (raglan line, place marker), 8 (8, 9, 9, 11, 11, 12) sts (right sleeve), 1 st (raglan line, place marker), 1 sts (right front), 1 edge st.
Work Slip-Stitch pattern for 48 (54, 60, 68, 74, 82, 88) rows increasing for 8 sts (double increase at the raglan sts)  in each odd row as follows: M1, k1, M1 at the raglan st. At the same time increase for 1 st at the beginning and the end of the row (2 sts per row) in every 6th row 10 (11, 12, 12, 14, 15, 16) times.  You have to work 60 (66, 72, 72, 84, 90, 96) rows to shape the neckline.

Divide for sleeves
Row 61: Transfer left sleeve sts to a length of yarn, cast on 3 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) sts with single cast on, work back sts, transfer right sleeve sts to a length of yarn, cast on 3 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) sts with single cast on and work front stitches. Continue to work bodice back and forth, rows 48-60 (54-66, 60-72, 68-72, 74-84, 82-90, 88-96).

Row 61 (67, 73, 73, 85, 91, 97): at the end of the row cast on 1 st with the single cast on and continue to work in rounds. Place marker on the front central st.

Work slip-stitch pattern for 76 (80, 84, 84, 88, 88, 92) rounds. Work cable rib for 14 rounds. Cast off.

Sleeve
Sleeves are worked in rounds.
Transfer sleeve sts from the yarn to the needles and pick up 3 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) sts over the 3 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) underarm sts. Work cable rib for 14 rounds. Cast off.

Finishing:
Pick up sts on circular needles along the neckline and knit cable rib for 14 rows. Cast off.



Comments

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# 1. Poster: donna miles
March 3, 2012

I'll buy your yarn if you give me your dog!
# 2. Poster: Denna
March 26, 2013

Me too !!! I love Great Pyrenees !!

Had two. Both have traveled Rainbow Bridge. Wonderful, gentle, smart, and protective dogs. Since I've gotten older, a retired senior, I have small dogs. A small white Maltese and a small white Bichon/Poodle mix. I tell people my Pyrs got shrunk in the wash. :)
# 3. Poster: Linnea Puumala
January 30, 2014

Wonder if this could be made as a cardi?. Looking for something lite to wear to church over sleevless dresses.
# 4. Poster: Isabel
June 2, 2014

Beautiful sweater thank you for the pattern
# 5. Poster: Lorraine
March 28, 2012

This is a gorgeous sweater. I've never knitted from the top down before, but I'm going to give this a try. Thanks for the wonderful patterns. (I've just found your site !)
# 6. Poster: Darliss
March 9, 2013

At last, a pattern complimentary to the Boomer age
# 7. Poster: patricia a lee
May 21, 2014

Amen!

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