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Painted Glass Sweater

You'll love this gorgeous knit sweater pattern and its cowl neckline. Feel classic and comfortable in this Painted Glass Sweater. The rich colors look like light breaking through a beautiful stained glass window. You'll be a vision in this vivid pattern. This sweater is surprisingly fast and easy to knit. With simple stitches and thick, chunky yarn, you'll finish this sweater in a snap. Let this luxurious knit become your new favorite sweater. This timeless piece will become a standby in your closet.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size11 or 8 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

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

Materials:

  • RED HEART® MedleyTM: 8 (9, 11, 12, 13) balls 952 Stained Glass
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 8mm [US 11] straight needles
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 24” (60 cm) circular needle
  • Stitch holder
  • Stitch marker
  • Yarn needle

 

 

 

Gauge: 14 sts = 4” (10 cm); 16 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Broken Rib

 

 

 

Measurements:

  • Directions are for size Small; changes for sizes Medium, Large, 1X and 2X are in parentheses.
  • Finished Bust: 36 (39½, 44, 48½, 52)” (91.5 (100.5, 112, 123, 132) cm)
  • Finished Length: 23 (23½, 24, 24½, 25)” (58.5 (59.5, 61, 62, 63.5) cm)

 

 


Abbreviations:

  • M1 = Make 1 (Increase) – Lift strand between needles to left-hand needle and knit strand through the back loop, twisting it to prevent a hole
  • k = knit
  • p = purl
  • p2tog = purl next 2 stitches together
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated

 

 

 

Instructions:


Pattern Stitches
1x1 Rib (over odd number of sts)
Row 1 (right side): K1, *p1, k1; repeat from * across.
Row 2: K the knits sts, and p the purl st. Repeat Row 2 for 1x1 Rib. Broken Rib worked in rows (over odd number of sts)
Row 1 (right side): Purl.
Row 2: K1, *p1, k1; repeat from * across. Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for Broken Rib. Broken Rib worked in rounds (over even number of sts)
Round 1: Knit.
Round 2: *K1, p1; repeat from * around. Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 for Broken Rib.

 

Notes
1. Sweater is worked in 4 pieces: Back, front, and 2 sleeves.
2. Each piece is worked, back and forth in rows, beginning at the lower edge.
3. Pieces are seamed and cowl collar worked in rounds around neck edge.


BACK
With straight needles, cast on 63 (69, 77, 85, 91) sts.
Row 1 (wrong side): Knit. Work in 1x1 Rib until piece measures about 1½” (4 cm) from beginning; end with a wrong side row. Work in Broken Rib until piece measures about 15” (38 cm) from beginning; end with a wrong side row.


Shape Armholes
Row 1 (right side): Bind off 4 sts, purl to end of row—59 (65, 73, 81, 87) sts.
Row 2: Bind off 4 sts, k1, *p1, k1; repeat from * to end of row—55 (61, 69, 77, 83) sts. Continue even in Broken Rib until piece measures 23 (23½, 24, 24½, 25)” (58.5 (59.5, 61, 62, 63.5) cm) from beginning.
Bind off.


FRONT
Work same as back until piece measures about 20 (20½, 21, 21½, 22)” (51 (52, 53.5, 54.5, 56) cm) from beginning; end with a wrong side row—55 (61, 69, 77, 83) sts.

 

Divide Neck (right side): P16 (18, 21, 24, 26) for left shoulder and place these sts on a holder for left shoulder, bind off center 23 (25, 27, 29, 31) sts, purl to end of row for right shoulder—16 (18, 21, 24, 26) sts remain for right shoulder.


Shape Right Shoulder and Neck
Row 1 (wrong side): Continue in Broken Rib across.
Row 2: P1, p2tog, purl to end of row—15 (17, 20, 23, 25) sts.
Rows 3–10: Repeat last 2 rows 4 more times—11 (13, 16, 19, 21) sts. Continue even in Broken Rib until this side of piece measures same as back.
Bind off.


Shape Left Shoulder and Neck
Return 16 (18, 21, 24, 26) left shoulder sts from holder to needle, ready to work a wrong side row.
Row 1 (wrong side): Continue in Broken Rib across.
Row 2: P to last 3 sts, p2tog through back loops, p1—15 (17, 20, 23, 25) sts.
Rows 3–10: Repeat last 2 rows 4 more times—11 (13, 16, 19, 21) sts. Continue even in Broken Rib until this side of piece measures same as back.
Bind off

 

SLEEVES (make 2)
With straight needles, cast on 41 (45, 49, 53, 59) sts.
Row 1 (wrong side): Knit. Work in 1x1 Rib until piece measures about 1½” (4 cm) from beginning; end with a wrong side row.


Shape Sleeve
Row 1 (right side): Purl.
Row 2: K1, *p1, k1; repeat from * across.
Row 3: Purl.
Row 4 (increase – wrong side): K1, M1, *p1, k1; repeat from * to last 2 sts, p1, M1, k1—43 (47, 51, 55, 61) sts.
Row 5: Purl.
Row 6: K2, *p1, k1; repeat from * to last 3 sts, p1, k2.
Row 7: Purl.
Row 8 (increase – wrong side): K1, M1, *k1, p1; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k1, M1, k1—45 (49, 53, 57, 63) sts.
Rows 9–12: Repeat Rows 1–4—47 (51, 55, 59, 65) sts.
Rows 13: Purl.
Rows 14–17: Repeat Rows 6 and 7 twice.
Row 18 (increase – wrong side): Repeat Row 8—49 (53, 57, 61, 67) sts.
Row 19: Purl.
Rows 20-23: Repeat Rows 2 and 3 twice.
Row 24 (increase – wrong side): Repeat Row 4—51 (55, 59, 63, 69) sts.
Rows 25–30: Repeat Rows 13–18—53 (57, 61, 65, 71) sts. Work even in Broken Rib until piece measures about 10” (25.5 cm) from beginning.
Bind off.

 

FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams. Sew sleeves into armholes. Sew side and sleeve seams.


Cowl Collar
With right side facing and circular needle, pick up and k84 (88, 92, 96, 100) sts evenly spaced around neck edge. Place marker for beginning of round and prepare to work in rounds. Work in Broken Rib worked in rounds until Collar measures about 8” (20.5 cm). Bind off loosely. Weave in ends.

 

 

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i think if I make this sweater I will change the cowl neck. I love the look of it ,but cowl necks don't always look the best on me. I could make it as a gift for my aunt, sibce she really loves these types of sweaters. I too would probably have to substitute the yarn since I have never seen the Red Heart Medley in my local stores. Does anyone have some suggestions of what would work well with this pattern?

I fell in love with this sweater the moment I saw it - then could not locate the wool and I searched a sixty-mile radius. Substituted a red heart yarn that looked similar and knit the sweater -- love it wondering if the yarn is named differently in Canada. Like every other knitting fanatic I have a stash of yarn bought on sale which usually means one of two things a) the store is not going to carry it any longer b) the company has discontinued it. In my stash is a selection of yarn that falls into that category and for which I could not find a pattern devised a pattern for it based on the purl side out and am really happy with it - would be happier if I had been able to keep it lol

This pattern has errors in the directions. Please go to Red Heart for the update directions. I had to contact them to get the right directions.

I missed the errors entirely but the sweater turned out well - shall check with Red Heart regarding the correct directions and knit the sweater again to see the difference - any excuse to knit this sweater g

what were the errors? I went to Red Heart and could not find the sweater.Thanks! Judi

Would love to see this pattern converted to top down, raglan sleeves.

Can't wait to make this one! It's beautiful!

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