Cuff to Cuff Summer Sweater
By: Red Heart Yarn
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Knit this lightweight sweater vertically from the left sleeve cuff to the right sleeve cuff. Made with the textural seed stitch, knitted sweater patterns like this one are just what your wardrobe needs. You'll be the talk of the town while wearing this cozy and fun Cuff to Cuff Summer Sweater!
Knitting Needle Size: 9 or 5.5 mm
Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
Directions are for size Small; changes for sizes Medium,Large, XLarge and XXLarge are in parentheses.
Finished Bust: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52)”.
Finished Length: 22 (22, 23, 23¾, 24½)”.
- RED HEART® Boutique™ “Treasure™”: 5 (6, 7, 8, 9) balls 1913 Spectrum.
- Knitting Needles: 5.5mm [US 9].
- Stitch markers (4), yarn needle.
GAUGE: 16 sts = 4”; 20 rows = 4” in St st. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge given.
Note : Sweater is knit vertically from left sleeve cuff to right sleeve cuff.
Seed St (worked over an even number of sts).
Row 1: * K1, p1, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 2: * P1, k1, repeat from * to end of row.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for Seed st.
Left Sleeve - Cuff
Cast on 56 (56, 60, 62, 64) sts.
Work 4 rows in Seed St.
Next Row (Right Side): Begin St st and k17 (17, 19, 20, 21), place marker, work Seed st over next 22 sts, place marker, work in St st over remaining 17 (17, 19, 20, 21) sts.
Keeping continuity of sts in patterns as established, shape sleeve by inc 1 st at beginning and end of every 2nd (3rd, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd ) row 3 (10, 4, 8, 12) times, then every 4th row 5 (0, 6, 5, 4) times–72 (76, 80, 88, 96) sts. Work even if necessary until piece measures 6¼ (7, 7½, 8¼, 9)” from beginning, end by working a wrong side row. Cast on 60 (60, 62, 64, 66) sts at end of last row for Back –132 (136, 142, 152, 162) sts.
Back and Left Front
Next Row (Right Side): Work Seed st over first 4 sts, place marker, knit to next marker, work in pattern as established to end. Cast on 60 (60, 62, 64, 66) sts at end of last row for Left Front–192 (196, 204, 216, 228) sts.
Next Row: Work Seed st over first 4 sts, purl to next marker, work Seed st to next marker, purl to last marker, work Seed st over last 4 sts.
Work in pattern as established until piece measures 5¾ (6½, 7, 7¾, 8½)” from Body cast on edge, end by working a right side row
Next Row: Bind off first 96 (98, 102, 108, 114) sts of Left Front, work to end of row.
Continue in pattern as established on remaining 96 (98, 102, 108, 114) sts for Back until piece measures 6½ (7, 8, 8½, 9)” from Left Front bind off for back neck edge, end by working a right side row. Cast on 96 (98, 102, 108, 114) sts at end of last row for Right Front– 192 (196, 204, 216, 228) sts.
Next Row (Wrong Side): Work Seed st over first 4 sts, place marker, p81 (83, 87, 93, 99) sts, place marker, work in Seed St to next marker, p to last marker, work Seed st over last 4 sts.
Work in pattern as established until Back measures 18 (20, 22, 24, 26)” from Body cast on edge, end by working a right side row.
Shape Right Sleeve
Bind off 60 (60, 62, 64, 66) sts at beginning of next 2 rows–72 (76, 80, 88, 96) sts. Continue in pattern as established and shape sleeve by dec 1 st at beginning and end of next row, then every 4th row 4 (0, 5, 4, 3) times, then every 2nd (3rd, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd ) row 3 (9, 4, 8, 12) times–56 (56, 60, 62, 64) sts. Work even if necessary until piece measures 6¼ (7, 7½, 8¼, 9)” from beginning.
Work 4 rows in Seed St. Bind off.
Fold piece in half at Back Neck edge and sew side and sleeve seams.
Front and Neckband
With right side facing, pick up and k96 (98, 102, 108, 114) sts along right front edge, 24 (26, 30, 32, 34) sts across back neck edge, and 96 (98, 102, 108, 114) sts along left front edge–216 (222, 234, 248, 262) sts. Work in Seed St for 4 (4, 5, 5, 5½)”. Bind off.
Pockets (Make 2)
Cast on 24 sts.
Work in Seed st for 5”. Bind off.
Sew pockets in place to side and bottom edges of sweater (Refer to photo for placement).
Weave in yarn ends.
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