is not necessarily grey! Imagine wrapping yourself
up in this delightfully and ultra cozy soft jumper.
It's like wearing a cloud. The sample shown was knitted
in a special merino wool that's been drenched in
lavender oil. It makes all the difference.
blues will vanish in a trice when you see the hint
of warm pink or deep purple. Can be worn from sweet
16 to sterling silver. You are neither too young
nor too old for this creation.
Atelier Zitron Mistral [95% new wool,
5% rayon, with lavender oil (unscented); 110yd/100m per 50g skein];
color: #1921 Grey; 12[13, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20] skeins
Atelier Zitron Nimbus [100% organic merino wool; 110yd/100m
per 50g skein]; 1 skein each color
[CC1] #423 Raspberry
[CC2] #422 Plum
Recommended needle size [always use a needle
size that gives you the gauge
listed below -- every knitter's
gauge is unique]
set US #8/5mm straight needles
16-inch US #8/5mm circular needle
Safety pins or locking stitch markers
Piece of ribbon approx. 12 inches long (optional)
18 sts/24 rows = 4" in
19 sts/23 rows = 4" in Big Purls Pattern
19 sts/22 rows =
4" in Cross Stitch Pattern
PATTERN NOTES [Knitty's list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here.]
Big Purls Pattern (worked over an even
number of sts): Rows 1, 3 [RS]: K all sts.
Row 2 [WS]: K2, *yo, k2, pass yo over sts just worked; repeat from * to
last 2 sts, k2.
Row 4 [WS]: K1, *yo, k2, pass yo over sts just worked; repeat from * to
last st, k1.
Repeat Rows 1-4 for Big Purls Pattern.
Cross Stitch Pattern (worked over a multiple of 3 sts + 2): Row 1 [RS]: K1, *k3tog but do not drop
sts from the left needle, k into first st again, k second and
third sts together, drop sts from left needle; repeat from
* to last st, k1.
Rows 2, 4, 6 [WS]: P all sts.
Rows 3, 5 [RS]: K all sts.
Repeat Rows 1-6 for Cross Stitch Pattern. Note: When increasing or decreasing in
pattern (ie. when shaping neckline and sleeves), if there are
are not enough sts to work the [k3tog] cross stitch sequence,
work those sts in stockinette st instead.
Instructions for the Long-Tail Cast On can be found here.
With straight needles and CC1, CO 86[96, 104, 114, 120, 128,
136] sts using long-tail method (see
Pattern Notes). Break CC1.
Using MC, work in Big Purls Pattern until work measures 17.5[18,
18, 19, 19.5, 20.5, 21.5] inches or 5.5 inches less than desired
length, ending with a RS row.
Next Row [WS]: K all sts, evenly decreasing
2[1, 0, 1, 1, 0, 2] sts. 84[95, 104, 113, 119, 128, 134] sts.
Work in Cross Stitch Pattern until work measures 22.5[23, 23,
24, 24.5, 25.5, 26.5] inches, ending with a WS row.
Shape Neckline: Next Row [RS]: Work 26[30, 34, 38, 40,
44, 47] sts in pattern, place next 32[35, 36, 37, 39, 40, 40]
sts on st holder or waste yarn for back neckline; join new
ball of yarn and work last 26[30, 34, 38, 40, 44, 47] sts in
Working each set of sts with attached ball of yarn, work 2 rows
in pattern. BO all sts.
Work as for back until work measures 2.75 inches less than
back to shoulder, ending with a WS row.
Shape Neckline: Next Row [RS]: Work 32[36, 40, 44, 46,
50, 53] sts in pattern, place next 20[23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 28]
sts on st holder or waste yarn for front neckline; join new
ball of yarn and work last 32[36, 40, 44, 46, 50, 53] sts in
Working each set of sts with attached ball of yarn, shape
neckline as follows.
In the directions that follow, a semi-colon will
indicate the break between sets of sts.
Rows 1-2: Work first set of sts in pattern; BO 2 sts, work in
pattern to end. Rows 3-10: Work first set of sts in pattern;
BO 1 st, work in pattern to end. 26[30, 34, 38, 40, 44, 47] sts
remain for each shoulder.
Work 4 rows in pattern. BO all sts.
SLEEVES (Make 2)
With straight needles and CC2, CO 43[47, 47, 51,
51, 55, 59] sts using long-tail method. Do not break CC2; while
working cuff, carry yarns not in use loosely up along side edge
of work. When slipping sts, hold yarn to WS of work.
Row 1 [WS]: Using MC, [k1, p1] to end.
Row 2 [RS]: Using MC, k all sts.
Row 3 [WS]: Using MC, p all sts.
Rows 4-5: Using CC1, k2, [sl 3, k1] to
last st, k1.
Rows 6-7: Work as for Rows 2-3.
Rows 8-9: Using CC2, k1, sl 2, [k1, sl
3] to last 4 sts, k1, sl 2, k1.
Rows 10-14: Work as for Rows 2-6.
Break CC1 and CC2; rest of sleeve is
worked using MC only.
P 1 WS row, decreasing 1 st. 42[46, 46,
50, 50, 54, 58] sts.
Note: Read ahead! Shaping instructions and stitch pattern instructions
are worked at the same time.
Work in Big Purls Pattern, shaping sleeve as follows:
Increase Row [RS]: K1, m1, k to last
st, m1, k1.
Work 5[5, 5, 5, 3, 3, 3] rows in pattern.
Repeat these 6[6, 6, 6, 4, 4, 4] rows
11[14, 7, 5, 22, 21, 20] times more. 66[76, 62, 62, 96, 98, 100]
Work Increase Row. Work 3[3, 3, 3, 1, 1, 1] rows in
Repeat these 4[4, 4, 4, 2, 2, 2] rows
4[1, 11, 14, 1, 2, 4] times more. 76[80, 86, 92, 100, 104,
AT THE SAME TIME:
Work in pattern, shaping sleeve as set,
until work measures 16.5[17.5, 17.5, 17.5, 17, 17, 17] inches
or 1.5 inches less than desired length to underarm, ending
with a RS row.
Next Row [WS]: K all sts.
Work in Cross Stitch Pattern until sleeve
measures 18[19, 19, 19, 18.5, 18.5, 18.5] inches or desired length
to underarm, ending with a WS row.
Loosely BO all sts.
Weave in ends and block to measurements shown. Sew shoulder
Using short circular needle and MC, beginning
at left shoulder seam with RS facing, pick up and k 11 sts
along left front neckline edge, k 20[23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 28]
held front neckline sts, pick up and k 13 sts along right
front and back neckline edge, k 32[35, 36, 37, 39, 40, 40]
held back neckline sts, pick up and k 2 sts to shoulder seam.
Place marker and join to work in the round.
Round 13: *K3tog but do not drop sts from
the left needle, k into first st again, k second and third sts
together, drop sts from left needle; repeat from * to end.
Rounds 14-19: K all sts.
Round 20: Work as for Round 13.
Rounds 21-22: K all sts.
Round 23: Work as for Round 13.
Round 24: K all sts. Break MC.
Round 25: Using CC1, k all sts.
Round 26: Using CC1, p all sts.
Rounds 27-28: Break CC1. Using CC2, work
as for Rounds 25-26.
Loosely BO all sts.
Measure 8[8.5, 9, 9.75, 10.5, 11, 11.5] inches down from shoulder
seam along side edges of front and back; use safety pins or
locking stitch markers to mark these points. Sew BO edge of
one sleeve to side edge of sweater between marked points, matching
center of sleeve edge to end of shoulder seam. Sew other sleeve
in the same way.
Sew sleeve seams and side seams. If desired,
thread length of ribbon through stitches of Cross Stitch Pattern
and tie in place, as shown in photos.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
JBuecker is a freelance designer living in the
lively suburbs of Hamburg, North Germany. During
the last 20 years she has worked for many Geman
yarn companies. In 2007 her popular knitting book "Stricken
fuers Baby (Knitting for the
Baby) was published.
She gets her ideas while power-walking at
the crack of dawn through nature. Visit her
have a look at JBuecker's
projects on Ravelry.