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Tangy

Knit from the top down, this raglan can be tried on as you make it to achieve a perfect fit.

The cables are reversible, so no matter how your collar folds over, it will always look like it's showing the right side.

As if that weren't enough to excite you, we must add that it's completely seamless.

 

 

SIZE

XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X] [shown in size S]

 
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Bust: 31[35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55] inches
Lower Ribcage: 33[37, 41, 43.5, 49.5, 53.5, 57.5] inches
Note: This measurement is taken below point where fronts are joined, and above top of ribbing.

Length at Center Back: 20[22.5, 23.5, 24, 24.5, 25.75, 27] inches

 
MATERIALS
spacer Karabella Merino Superwash [100% merino wool; 91yd/83m per 50g skein]; color: #13274 Deep Purple; 9[11, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20] skeins

Recommended needle size:
spacer 1 US #9/5.5mm circular needle, 24-inch length for sizes XS-M, 32-inch length for sizes L-3X
spacer 1 set US #9/5.5mm double-point needles
[always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below -- every knitter's gauge is unique]

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GAUGE

16 sts/24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette st

 
PATTERN NOTES
[Knitty's list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here.]

Crochet Cast On:
Using waste yarn, work a crochet chain several sts longer than the number of sts to be cast on. Starting 1 or 2 sts in from end of chain and using working yarn, pick up and k 1 st in the back loop of each ch until the required number of sts have been picked up. Later, the chain will be unraveled and the resulting live sts picked up.

C8L: Slip next 4 sts to cable needle and hold to front of work; [k2, p2] from left neede, [k2, p2] from cable needle.
C8R: Slip next 4 sts to cable needle and hold to back of work; [k2, p2] from left neede, [k2, p2] from cable needle.
m1p: Make 1 purl stitch: Insert left needle, from back to front, under strand of yarn which runs between last stitch on left needle and first stitch on right needle; purl into front of this stitch.

2x2 Rib (Worked in the round over a multiple of 4 sts):
All Rounds: [K2, p2] to end.

Left Front Band (Worked over 25 sts):
Rows 1, 3, 7 [RS]: Sl 1 knitwise, [k2, p2] six times.
Rows 2, 4, 6, 8 [WS]: [K2, p2] six times, p1.
Row 5 [RS]: Sl 1 knitwise, k2, p2, C8L, C8R, k2, p2.
Repeat Rows 1-8 for Left Front Band.

Right Front Band (Worked over 25 sts):
Rows 1, 3, 7 [RS]: [P2, k2] six times, k1.
Rows 2, 4, 6, 8 [WS]: Sl 1 purlwise, [p2, k2] six times.
Row 5 [RS]: P2, k2, p2, C8L, C8R, k3.
Repeat Rows 1-8 for Right Front Band.


 
DIRECTIONS
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YOKE
Using crochet cast on method, CO 62 sts.

Set-up Row [WS]: P3, place marker, p12, place marker, p33, place marker, p12, place marker, p2.

Row 1 [RS]: K1, m1, [k to marker, m1, slip marker, k1, m1] 4 times, k to last st, m1, k1. 10 sts increased.

Row 2 [WS]: P all sts.

Row 3 [RS]: K all sts.

Row 4 [WS]: P1, m1p, [p to 1 st before marker, m1p, p1, slip marker, m1p] 4 times, p to last st, m1p, p1. 10 sts increased.

Row 5 [RS]: K all sts.

Row 6 [WS]: P all sts.

Repeat Rows 1-6 once, then work Rows 1-5 once more. 122 sts. Break yarn.

Add Sts for Front Bands:
Set work aside and work two crochet chains at least 27 sts long. Pick up and k 25 sts in back loops of one chain; continuing from these sts, p all sts; continuing from these sts, pick up and k 25 sts in back loops of remaining chain. 172 sts.

Next Row [RS]: Work Left Front Band over first 25 sts, [k to marker, m1, slip marker, k1, m1] four times, k to last 25 sts, work Right Front Band.

Next Row [WS]: Work Right Front Band, p to last 25 sts, work Left Front Band. 180 sts.
Pattern is set for yoke: Front Bands are worked as set over first and last 25 sts; all other sts are worked in stockinette st.

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Continue Yoke Shaping:
Sizes XS, S, M and L Only:
Row 1 [RS]: Work all sts in pattern.

Row 2 [WS]: Work 25 sts in pattern, [p to 1 st before marker, m1p, p1, slip marker, m1p] four times, p to last 25 sts, work in pattern to end.

Rows 3-4: Work all sts in pattern.

Row 5 [RS]: Work 25 sts in pattern, [k to marker, m1, slip marker, k1, m1] four times, k to last 25 sts, work in pattern to end.

Row 6 [WS]: Work all sts in pattern.

Repeat these 6 rows 3[5, 4, 4, -, -, -] times more.  244[276, 260, 260, -, -, -] sts.

Sizes M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X Only:
Row 1 [RS]: Work 25 sts in pattern, [k to marker, m1, slip marker, k1, m1] four times, k to last 25 sts, work in pattern to end.

Row 2 [WS]: Work all sts in pattern.

Repeat these 2 rows -[-, 5, 7, 23, 27, 31] times more. -[-, 308, 324, 372, 404, 436] sts.

All Sizes:
Left front (all sts to first marker) has 48[52, 56, 58, 64, 68, 72] sts, each sleeve has 42[50, 58, 62, 74, 82, 90] sts, back has 63[71, 79, 83, 95, 103, 111] sts, and right front has 49[53, 57, 59, 65, 69, 73] sts.

Divide Sleeves From Body:
Note: Remove markers when working next row. Points at which sleeves and body are divided do not fall exactly at markers in all cases; be sure to count sts.

Next Row [RS]: Work 48[52, 56, 58, 65, 69, 73] sts in pattern, place next 43[51, 59, 62, 74, 82, 90] sts on waste yarn for left sleeve, remove marker, k next 62[70, 78, 84, 94, 102, 110] sts, remove marker,  place next 43[51, 59, 62, 74, 82, 90] sts on waste yarn for right sleeve, remove marker, work remaining 48[52, 56, 58, 65, 69, 73] sts in pattern. 158[174, 190, 200, 224, 240, 256] sts.

Note: It's a good idea to try the sweater on after you have worked a few more rows, in case you wish to adjust the depth of the neckline. The yoke of this sweater is quite deep, to accommodate layering.

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LOWER BODY
Continue in pattern until work measures 3[3.5, 3.5, 3.5, 3.5, 3.5, 3.5] inches from underarm, ending with a WS row. Place last 25 sts of row (right front band) on double-point needle, and hold behind first 25 sts of row (left front band).

Join bands and begin working in the round as follows:
[K first st on working needle together with first st on double-point needle] 25 times, k23[27, 31, 33, 40, 44, 48]. Place marker; this point will now be beginning of round.
133[149, 165, 175, 199, 215, 231] sts.

Work in stockinette st until work measures 6.5[7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7] inches from underarm (3[3.5, 3.5, 3.5, 3.5, 3.5, 3.5] inches from base of neckline), evenly decreasing 1[1, 1, 3, 3, 3, 3] sts in last round. 132[148, 164, 172, 196, 212, 228] sts.

Work 6 inches in 2x2 Rib. Loosely BO all sts in pattern.

SLEEVES
Place held 43[51, 59, 62, 74, 82, 90] sts of one sleeve on double-point needles and join to work in the round, with beginning of round located at underarm.

K 10 rounds.

Next Round: K2tog, k to last 2 sts, ssk.
Repeat these 11 rounds 2[2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3] more times. 37[45, 53, 54, 66, 74, 72] sts.

K 7[10, 10, 2, 2, 5, 5] rounds, or until sleeve is 3.5 inches less than desired length, evenly decreasing 1[1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2] sts in last round. 36[44, 52, 52, 64, 72, 80] sts.

Work 3.5 inches in 2x2 Rib.

Loosely BO all sts in pattern.

Work other sleeve in the same way.

COLLAR
Remove waste yarn from CO edges of neckline and front bands, and place resulting live sts on double-point needles. There should be 25 sts for each front band and 62 sts for neckline; if you are short a stitch or two, pick up extra sts as needed in the next row. Rejoin yarn at right front edge.

Using circular needle, with RS facing and beginning at right front edge, sl 1, [k2, p2] six times, pick up and k 16 sts along right neckline edge, k all 62 side and back neckline sts, pick up and k 16 sts along left neckline edge, [p2, k2] six times, k1. 144 sts. Count sts to ensure that you have the right number.

In the directions that follow, RS and WS will refer to RS and WS of collar, not of sweater; when RS of collar is facing, WS of sweater will be facing.

Rows 1, 3, 5, 7 [RS]: Sl 1 purlwise, [p2, k2] to last 3 sts, p3.
Row 2 [WS]: Sl 1 knitwise, [k2, p2] to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 4 [WS]: Sl 1 knitwise, [k2, p2, C8R, C8L] 7 times, k3.
Rows 6, 8 [WS]: Work as for Row 2.
Repeat Rows 1-8 until collar measures 5.5 inches. BO all sts in pattern.

FINISHING
Weave in ends. Block to measurements shown in schematic.
 
ABOUT THE DESIGNER

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Jordana is the owner of Jordana Paige, a knitting bag company.

After five years of designing for publications like Knitty.com, Vogue Knitting and Knit Simple, she decided it was time to release her own line of knitting patterns. To view her line of patterns and knitting bags, visit JordanaPaige.com.

 

   
 

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