Monday, July 16, 2007

Seaside Sweater Pattern

Seaside Sweater
A pattern by Designated Knitter
I designed this pattern in the Spring of 2007 as a store-pattern for Cass Street Depot in Fort Wayne Indiana. A short time later, the store went out of business and the owner returned the pattern rights to me. I've decided to offer it here as a free pattern - enjoy!
(This pattern is the property of DesignatedKnitter and may not be reproduced except for one copy for individual use. If you otherwise print or distribute this pattern without DesignatedKnitter's written permission, you are stealing.)

Size – 2T
Finished Chest 26”
Gauge – 5” per inch on #7 or 8 needles
Cascade 220 – 1-2 skein Cream or other solid color
Lorna’s Laces – 1 skein Seaside (#203)

Pattern Stitches:
For Twisted Garter Stitch, knit all stitches through the back loop.
**Throughout the pattern, always slip the last stitch of each row with the yarn behind the work, and knit the first stitch of each row. This makes a nice selvedge for sewing.**

Using solid color, cast on 62 stitches. Work 7 rows Twisted Garter Stitch.
Public Side:
Knit across, slip last stitch.
Wrong Side:
K2 *P3, K2* to last five stitches, P3, K1, slip last stitch.
Repeat this pattern for 7”.
Join variegated color, and switch to plain stockinette stitch for 6 ½”

Knit as back until 5” past the color change, ending with a purl row.

Shape right side of neck:
Knit 25, SSK, turn.
Purl 2 tog, purl to end of row.
Knit 23, SSK, turn.
Purl 2 tog, purl to end of row.
Knit 21, SSK, turn.
Purl one row.
Continue in stockinette stitch until color section measures 6 ½” ending with a knit row. Cut yarn.
Slip next ten stitches onto holder, then join yarn.

Shape left side of neck:
K2tog, knit 25 to end of row.
Purl 24, purl 2 tog.
K2tog, knit 23 to end of row.
Purl 22, purl 2 tog
K2tog, knit 21 to end of row.
Purl 20, purl 2 tog
K2tog, knit 19 to end of row.
Continue in stockinette until color section measures 6 ½” ending with a knit row.

Hold front and back together with public sides together.
Join shoulders with 3-needle bind off, knitting back of neck stitches between.

Sleeves (make two):
Cast on 30 stitches.
Work in Twisted Garter for 7 rows.
Work pattern stitch (Knit one row, K2 *P3, K2* to last five stitches, P3, K1, slip last stitch second row) until sleeve measures 5 ½”
Increase first row, and every 4th knit row by KFB in 2nd stitch, and 2nd to last stitch.
Join variegated yarn and switch to stockinette stitch, increasing on both ends every other knit row.
When you have increased to 60 stitches, bind off sleeve.

Block sleeves and body.

At neck, join yarn at left shoulder seam. Using smaller DPN’s, pick up 9 stitches, knit across 10 stitches on neck holder, pick up 9 stitches along right side, knit across back of neck. Knit 7 rows of Twisted Garter Stitch. Bind off loosely.

Sew sleeves to body. Sew up side seams, and sew sleeve seams together. Weave in all ends.


Elizabeth said...

What a great sweater! I love the use of the variegated yarn on the yoke. Ingenious!

Molly Bee said...

How adorable! Thanks for the pattern!

sharon said...

sweet sweater - thinking pink where the cream is and variegated pinks for the rest - wonder what the stash will yield