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Lacework Sweater

Lacework Sweater
Lacework Sweater
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Get ready for a classy knit with the Lacework Sweater. You definitely won't regret learning how to knit a sweater once you've finished this beaut. This knitted sweater is sure to provide you not only with comfort but also a high fashion that simply can't be duplicated. Complete with a cowl-styled neck and a lacy pattern in all the right spots, this sweater knitting pattern is great for everyday wear but can also be worn for date night. Get started on your very own quick knit Lacework Sweater today. It won't be long before you can showcase this stunning sweater to the world.

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size10 or 6 mm

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch

Materials:

  • Patons® Divine (100 g/3.5 oz;129 m/142 yds) - 5(XS), 6(S/M), 7(L), 8(XL) balls
  • Size 6 mm (U.S. 10) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension
  • 2 st holders

GAUGE: 12 sts and 16 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.

Sizes:
Bust measurement

Extra-Small 32 ins [81 cm]
Small 34 ins [86 cm]
Medium 36 ins [91 cm]
Large 38 ins [97 cm]
Extra-Large 40 ins [102 cm]

Finished bust
Extra-Small 35 ins [89 cm]
Small 36½ ins [92.5 cm]
Medium 39 ins [99 cm]
Large 40½ ins [103 cm]
Extra-Large 43 ins [109 cm]

Abbreviations:
Beg = beginning
K = knit
P = purl
P2tog = purl two stitches together
psso = pass slipped stitch over
rem = remain(ing)
RS = right side
Sl1K = Slip next stitch knitwise.
st(s) = stitch(es)
yfwd = yarn forward (makes 1 extra stitch)

Stitch Glossary:
M1 = make one st by picking up horizontal loop lying before next st and knitting into back of loop.
SL1K = slip next st knitways


Instructions:
Note: The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ).
 

BACK
**Cast on 58 (62-66-70-74) sts.
1st row: (RS). K2. *P2. K2. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: P2. *K2. P2. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep these 2 rows (K2. P2) ribbing until work from beg measures 4½ ins [11.5 cm] ending with RS facing for next row.
Next row: K2. *P2tog. K2. Rep from * to end of row. 44 (47-50-53-56) sts.
Cont in (K2. P1) ribbing for 3 more rows inc 1 (0-1-0-1) st in center of last row. 45 (47-51-53-57) sts.
Proceed in stocking st for 8 (8-8-10-10) rows.

Shape sides: Next row: K2. M1. Knit to last 2 sts. M1. K2.
Work 7 rows even.
Rep last 8 rows twice more.
Next row: K2. M1. Knit to last 2 sts. M1. K2. 53 (55-59-61-65) sts.
Cont even until work from beg measures 14½ (14½-14½-15-15) ins [37 (37-37-38-38) cm] ending with RS facing for next row.

Shape armholes: Cast off 4 (4-5-5-6) sts beg next 2 rows. 45 (47-49-51-53) sts.
Next row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. Sl1K. K1. psso. K2.
Work 1 row even.
Rep last 2 rows 3 (3-3-3-4) times more. 37 (39-41-43-43) sts.**
Cont even until armhole measures 7½ (8-8-8½-8½) ins [19 (20.5-20.5-21.5-21.5) cm] ending with RS facing for next row.

Shape back neck and shoulders: Next row: K7 (7-8-8-8) (neck edge). Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
Purl 1 row.
Next row: Knit to last 4 sts. Sl1K. K1. psso. K2.
Purl 1 row. Cast off rem 6 (6-7-7-7) sts. With RS of work facing, slip next 23 (25-25-27-27) sts onto a st holder. Join yarn to rem sts and knit to end of row.
Purl 1 row.
Next row: K2. K2tog. Knit to end of row.
Purl 1 row. Cast off rem 6 (6-7-7-7) sts.



FRONT
Work from ** to ** as given for Back.
Cont even until armhole measures 5 (5½-5½-6-6) ins [12.5 (14-14-15-15) cm] ending with RS facing for next row.

Shape neck: Next row: K10 (10-11-11-11) (neck edge). Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle. Purl 1 row.
Next row: Knit to last 4 sts. Sl1K. K1. psso. K2.
Rep last 2 rows 3 times more. 6 (6-7-7-7) sts.
Work 3 rows even. Cast off.

With RS of work facing, slip next 17 (19-19-21-21) sts onto a st holder. Join yarn to rem sts and knit to end of row.
Purl 1 row.
Next row: K2. K2tog. Knit to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows 3 times more. 6 (6-7-7-7) sts.
Work 3 rows even. Cast off.



SLEEVES
Cast on 30 (30-30-34-34) sts loosely.
1st row: (RS). *K2. (yfwd) twice. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2. 58 (58-58-66-66) sts.
2nd row: *P2. (P1. K1) into double yfwd. Rep from * to last 2 sts. P2.
3rd row: K1. *Sl1. K1. psso. (yfwd) twice. K2tog. Rep from * to last st. K1.
4th row: As 2nd row.
Rep 3rd and 4th rows for Open Rib Pat.
Cont in Open Rib Pat until work from beg measures 5 ins [12.5 cm] ending on a 4th row of pat.
Next row: K1. *Sl1. K1. psso. yfwd. K2tog. Rep from * to last st. K1. 44 (44-44-50-50) sts.
Next row: Purl.
Next row: K1. *Sl1. K1. psso. yfwd. K1. Rep from * to last st. K1.
Next row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows once more.
Next row: K1. *Sl1. K1. psso. K1. Rep from * to last st. K1. 30 (30-30-34-34) sts.
Next row: Purl, inc 3 (3-7-3-3) sts evenly across. 33 (33-37-37-37) sts.
Work a further 6 rows in stocking st.

Shape sides: Next row: K2. M1. Knit to last 2 sts. M1. K2.
Rep last row to shape sides every following 12th (10th-14th-12th-12th) row until there are 41 (43-43-45-45) sts.
Cont even until work from beg measures 18½ (18½-19-19-19) ins [47 (47-48-48-48) cm] ending with RS facing for next row.

Shape top: Cast off 2 (2-2-2-3) sts beg next 2 rows. 37 (39-39-41-39) sts.
Next row: K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. Sl1K. K1. psso. K2.
Work 1 row even.
Rep last 2 rows until there are 25 (25-25-23-21) sts.
Next row: K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. Sl1K. K1. psso. K2.
Next row: P2. P2togtbl. Purl to last 4 sts. P2tog. P2.
Rep last 2 rows 3 (3-3-2-1) time(s) more. Cast off rem 9 (9-9-11-13) sts.



FINISHING
Pin garment pieces to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth, leaving cloth to dry.

Cowl Neck: Sew right shoulder seam. With RS of work facing, pick up and knit 12 sts down left front neck edge. K17 (19-19-21-21) from front st holder. Pick up and knit 12 sts up right front neck edge and 3 sts down right back neck edge. K23 (25-25-27-27) from Back st holder. Pick up and knit 3 sts up left back neck edge. 70 (74-74-78-78) sts.
Beg with a knit row, work 6 rows in stocking st.
Next row: (RS). *K2. yfwd. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2. 104 (110-110-116-116) sts.
Next row: Purl.
Next row: *K1. Sl1. K1. psso. ywd. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2.
Rep last 2 rows until Cowl Neck measures 6 ins [15 cm], ending with a purl row.
Next row: *K1. Sl1. K1. psso. (yfwd) twice. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2. 138 (146-146-154-154) sts.
Cont in Open Rib Pat, as given for Sleeves, until Cowl Neck measures 10½ ins [26.5 cm], ending with RS facing for next row. Cast off.

Sew left shoulder and Cowl Neck seam reversing for turn back. Sew in sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams.

Lacework Sweater Back and Front
Lacework Sweater Sleeve

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Hello ekolstein 3838118, the picture for this pattern has been updated. Our apologies for the inconvenience. -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

This is a beautiful sweater. I noticed the yarn is discontinued so I went searching for alternatives. Obviously, the availability of these brands will depend on where you are located. To find yarn substitutes, check the yarnsub website. It is very handy to have bookmarked. Some alternatives are PLYMOUTH YARN - Impulse, UNIVERSAL YARN - Mohair Mountain, PHILDAR - Phil Flocon or Phil Cocoon, CONWAY BLISS - Elektra, DY CHOICE - Alchemy, PATONS (AUSTRALIA) - Brushed Ombre, HJERTEGARN - Hjerte Air, BERGRE DE FRANCE - Cyclone, CHEVAL BLANC - Nuance, SIRDAR - Ophelia, DALE OF NORWAY / DALEGARN - Line Langmo Pfugl or Pfugl, GGH - Como, SCHULANA - Luxair, RICO DESIGN - Fashion Light Luxury, LANA GROSSA - Lala Berlin Hairy, DMC - Metal Chic Marquise, KATIA - Quetzal, SANDNES GARN - Brstet Alpakka, RICO DESIGN - Essentials Mohair, ROWAN - Brushed Fleece.

Hi, I need some help with the finishing... it says to start pick up and knit at the left front neck edge, but I work from right to left. Could I start at the other end at the back? And also after picking up and knitting the neck edge and waiting stitches and doing 6 rows of stocking stitch I end up with the ws facing for the next row in stead of the rs? Thx!

You cannot change where you start the pick up and knit. When you pick up and knit the stitches as directed in the pattern, your first row will be on the wrong side of the work, seems counter intuitive, but you picked up on the right side, so your stockinette stitch rows will be counted as rs, ws, rs, ws,rs, ws -6 rows of stockinette stitch which will put you on the right side of the actual work for the next row for the finishing. I know this is really late, but it may help someone else who is having the same issues.

apparently that yarn has been discontinued by the manufacturer. Been new to knitting does anyone know of what other yarn would be ok to use for this pattern.

Divine yarn is still being produced, go to the spinrite factory outlet website for it, I recently ordered a lot of it for christmas projects. if you have trouble getting it, I have used Jiffy as a substitute for other projects and it worked well.

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