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Cool Breezes Summer Lace Sweater

Difficulty level: *** Intermediate

Free Summer Sweater Knitting Pattern

Sizes: S (M, L, XL, 2X, 3X)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Chest: 34 [38, 42, 46, 50, 54] inches (86 [96, 106, 117, 127, 137] cm

Materials: Aslan Trends Class sport weight yarn 240 yards (219 meters) / 100 gr - 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) balls

Needles: circular US 2 (2.75 mm) and US 4 (3.50 mm)

Gauge for the lace pattern: 18 st x 26 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4" x 4")

Lace Pattern
multiple of 4

Round 1: *yo, k1, yo, k3tog - repeat from * across the round
Round 2: knit
Round 3: *K3tog, yo, k1, yo - repeat from * across the round
Round 4: knit

Ribbing 2x2
All rounds: *k2, p2 repeat from * across the round

Pattern Note

Make 1 increase - I used the increase described by Elizabeth Zimmerman
Make a backward loop over the right-hand needle and in the next row purl it as a regular stitch. See picture at http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring03/FEATtheresa.html


Directions:

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

Yoke

Size S
Cast on 112 sts on #2 needles. Join and continue to work in rounds. Place a marker at the beginning of the round. Work 10 rounds of 2x2 ribbing.
Round 11: *k2, m1, p2 repeat from * across the round + 28 sts = 140 sts
Rounds 12, 13, 14, 15: *k2, p3 repeat from * across the round
Round 16: *k2, p3, m1 repeat from * across the round + 28 sts = 168 sts
Rounds 17, 18, 19, 20: *k2, p4 repeat from * across the round
Round 21: *k2, m1, p4 repeat from * across the round + 28 sts = 196 sts
Rounds 22, 23, 24, 25: *k2, p5 repeat from * across the round
Round 26: *k2, p5, m1 - repeat from * across the round + 28 sts = 224 sts
Round 27: *k2, p6 repeat from * across the round

Round 28: start lace pattern on #4 circular needles.
Work lace pattern for rounds 29-30.

Size M
Cast on 112 sts on #2 needles. Join and continue to work in rounds. Place a marker at the beginning of the round. Work 10 rounds of 2x2 ribbing.
Round 11: *k2, m1, p2 repeat from * across the round + 28 sts = 140 sts
Rounds 12, 13, 14, 15: *k2, p3 repeat from * across the round
Round 16: *k2, p3, m1 repeat from * across the round + 28 sts = 168 sts
Rounds 17, 18, 19, 20: *k2, p4 repeat from * across the round
Round 21: *k2, m1, p4 repeat from * across the round + 28 sts = 196 sts
Rounds 22, 23, 24, 25: *k2, p5 repeat from * across the round
Round 26: *k2, p5, m1 - repeat from * across the round + 28 sts = 224 sts
Round 27: *k2, p6 repeat from * across the round
Round 28: *k2, m1, p6 repeat from * across the round + 28 sts = 252 sts
Round 29: *k2, p7 repeat from * across the round

Round 30: start lace pattern on #4 circular needles.
Work lace pattern for rounds 31-32.

Size L
Cast on 112 sts on #2 needles. Join and continue to work in rounds. Place a marker at the beginning of the round. Work 10 rounds of 2x2 ribbing.
Round 11: *k2, m1, p2 repeat from * across the round + 28 sts = 140 sts
Rounds 12, 13, 14, 15: *k2, p3 repeat from * across the round
Round 16: *k2, p3, m1 repeat from * across the round + 28 sts = 168 sts
Rounds 17, 18, 19, 20: *k2, p4 repeat from * across the round
Round 21: *k2, m1, p4 repeat from * across the round + 28 sts = 196 sts
Rounds 22, 23, 24, 25: *k2, p5 repeat from * across the round
Round 26: *k2, p5, m1 - repeat from * across the round + 28 sts = 224 sts
Rounds 27, 28, 29, 30: *k2, p6 repeat from * across the round
Round 31: *k2, m1, p6 repeat from * across the round + 28 sts = 252 sts
Round 32: *k2, p7 repeat from * across the round
Round 33: *k2, m1, p7 repeat from * across the round + 28 sts = 280 sts
Round 34: *k2, p8 repeat from * across the round

Round 35: start lace pattern on #4 circular needles.
Work lace pattern for rounds 36-37.

Size XL
Cast on 112 sts on #2 needles. Join and continue to work in rounds. Place a marker at the beginning of the round. Work 10 rounds of 2x2 ribbing.
Round 11: *k2, m1, p2 repeat from * across the round + 28 sts = 140 sts
Rounds 12, 13, 14, 15: *k2, p3 repeat from * across the round
Round 16: *k2, p3, m1 repeat from * across the round + 28 sts = 168 sts
Rounds 17, 18, 19, 20: *k2, p4 repeat from * across the round
Round 21: *k2, m1, p4 repeat from * across the round + 28 sts = 196 sts
Rounds 22, 23, 24, 25: *k2, p5 repeat from * across the round
Round 26: *k2, p5, m1 - repeat from * across the round + 28 sts = 224 sts
Rounds 27, 28, 29, 30: *k2, p6 repeat from * across the round
Round 31: *k2, m1, p6 repeat from * across the round + 28 sts = 252 sts
Rounds 32, 33, 34, 35: *k2, p7 repeat from * across the round
Round 36: *k2, m1, p7 repeat from * across the round + 28 sts = 280 sts
Round 37: *k2, p8 repeat from * across the round
Round 38: *k2, m1, p8 repeat from * across the round + 28 sts = 308 sts
Round 39: *k2, p9 repeat from * across the round

Round 40: start lace pattern on #4 circular needles.
Work lace pattern for rounds 41-42.

Size 2X
Cast on 112 sts on #2 needles. Join and continue to work in rounds. Place a marker at the beginning of the round. Work 10 rounds of 2x2 ribbing.
Round 11: *k2, m1, p2 repeat from * across the round + 28 sts = 140 sts
Rounds 12, 13, 14, 15: *k2, p3 repeat from * across the round
Round 16: *k2, p3, m1 repeat from * across the round + 28 sts = 168 sts
Rounds 17, 18, 19, 20: *k2, p4 repeat from * across the round
Round 21: *k2, m1, p4 repeat from * across the round + 28 sts = 196 sts
Rounds 22, 23, 24, 25: *k2, p5 repeat from * across the round
Round 26: *k2, p5, m1 - repeat from * across the round + 28 sts = 224 sts
Rounds 27, 28, 29, 30: *k2, p6 repeat from * across the round
Round 31: *k2, m1, p6 repeat from * across the round + 28 sts = 252 sts
Rounds 32, 33, 34, 35: *k2, p7 repeat from * across the round
Round 36: *k2, m1, p7 repeat from * across the round + 28 sts = 280 sts
Rounds 37, 38, 39, 40: *k2, p8 repeat from * across the round
Round 41: *k2, m1, p8 repeat from * across the round + 28 sts = 308 sts
Round 42: *k2, p9 repeat from * across the round
Round 43: *k2, m1, p9 repeat from * across the round + 28 sts = 336 sts
Round 44: *k2, p10 repeat from * across the round

Round 45: start lace pattern on #4 circular needles.
Work lace pattern for rounds 46-47.

Size 3X
Cast on 112 sts on #2 needles. Join and continue to work in rounds. Place a marker at the beginning of the round. Work 10 rounds of 2x2 ribbing.
Round 11: *k2, m1, p2 repeat from * across the round + 28 sts = 140 sts
Rounds 12, 13, 14, 15: *k2, p3 repeat from * across the round
Round 16: *k2, p3, m1 repeat from * across the round + 28 sts = 168 sts
Rounds 17, 18, 19, 20: *k2, p4 repeat from * across the round
Round 21: *k2, m1, p4 repeat from * across the round + 28 sts = 196 sts
Rounds 22, 23, 24, 25: *k2, p5 repeat from * across the round
Round 26: *k2, p5, m1 - repeat from * across the round + 28 sts = 224 sts
Rounds 27, 28, 29, 30: *k2, p6 repeat from * across the round
Round 31: *k2, m1, p6 repeat from * across the round + 28 sts = 252 sts
Rounds 32, 33, 34, 35: *k2, p7 repeat from * across the round
Round 36: *k2, m1, p7 repeat from * across the round + 28 sts = 280 sts
Rounds 37, 38, 39, 40: *k2, p8 repeat from * across the round
Round 41: *k2, m1, p8 repeat from * across the round + 28 sts = 308 sts
Round 42, 43, 44, 45: *k2, p9 repeat from * across the round
Round 46: *k2, m1, p9 repeat from * across the round + 28 sts = 336 sts
Round 47: *k2, p10 repeat from * across the round
Round 48: *k2, m1, p10 repeat from * across the round + 28 sts = 364 sts
Round 49: *k2, p11 repeat from * across the round

Round 50: start lace pattern on #4 circular needles.
Work lace pattern for rounds 51-52.

Divide for sleeves
Divide the work into 4 parts and place markers:
Back 68 (76, 84, 92, 100, 108) sts, left sleeve 43 (48, 53, 58, 63, 68) sts, front 70 (80, 90, 100, 110, 120) sts, right sleeve 43 (48, 53, 58, 63, 68) sts. Work the back stitches [68 (76, 84, 92, 100, 108)] in rows, to and fro for 8 rows: odd rows (RS) work the lace pattern as established, even rows (WS) purl.
 
Round 1: Work lace pattern as follows: work back sts [68 (76, 84, 92, 100, 108)], transfer the left sleeve sts [43 (48, 53, 58, 63, 68)] to a piece of yarn, cast on 6 sts with single cast on for an underarm, work front sts [70 (80, 90, 100, 110, 120)], transfer the right sleeve sts [43 (48, 53, 58, 63, 68)] to a piece of yarn, cast on 6 sts with single cast on for an underarm.
Rounds 2-8: work the lace pattern as established, the underarm stitches knit in all rounds.
Round 9: work the lace pattern as established. Work the underarm stitches: k2, k2tog, k2 = 5 sts at each underarm
Round 10: work the lace pattern as established. The 5 underarm stitches: knit
Round 11: work the lace pattern as established. Work the underarm stitches: k1, k2tog, k2 = 4 sts at each underarm
Round 12: work the lace pattern as established. The 4 underarm stitches: knit
Round 13: work the lace pattern as established. Work the underarm stitches: k1, k2tog, k1 = 3 sts at each underarm
Round 14: work the lace pattern as established. The 3 underarm stitches: knit
Round 15: work the lace pattern as established. Work the underarm stitches: k1, k2tog = 2 sts in each underarm
Round 16: work the lace pattern as established. The 2 underarm stitches: knit
Round 17: work the lace pattern as established. The 2 underarm stitches: k2tog = 1 st
From round 18, work the lace pattern as established. The 1 underarm stitch: knit
Work 60 rounds more or to a desired length.
Rounds 79-81: knit
Round 82: *k2tog, yo repeat from * across the round
Rounds 83-85: knit.
Cast off.

Sleeve:
Transfer the sleeve sts to the circular needles. Pick up 14 sts: 8 sts on the back portion worked in rows and 6 sts at the underarm
Rounds 1-8: work the lace pattern as established, work the 8 sts on the back in lace pattern, knit the 6 sts in the underarm.
Rounds 9, 11, 13, 15 and 17: decrease 1 st of the underarm sts by k2tog.
Work total 34 rounds or to desired length.
Rounds 35-37: knit
Round 38:  *k2tog, yo repeat from * across the round
Rounds 39-41 knit
Cast off.

Finishing:
Weave in ends

Enjoy!



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Poster: Angelica
May 17, 2017

Yes, a lot of years later an always wearable blouse, a classical which will never go out of fashion. Thanks for sharing again.
Poster: Sylvia
May 17, 2013

How lovely! Just the kind of pattern I was looking for; something light and no seaming. Thank you so much for sharing your pattern.

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