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Knitting Encyclopedia Ribbed Sweater
Lion Brand® Superwash Merino Cashmere
Pattern Number: KEribbedsweater
Pattern reproduced with permission from The Knitting Encyclopedia © 2012 by Claire Montgomerie, St. Martin's Griffin.
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: XS, Small, Medium, Large, 1X
To fit chest: 32 (35, 37, 39, 41) in. (82 (89, 94, 99, 104) cm.)Actual size: 32 (35, 37, 39, 41) in. (82 (89, 94, 99, 104) cm.) Length: 20.5 (21, 21.75, 22.5, 23.25) in. (52 (53, 55, 57, 59) cm.) Sleeve seam: 12 (12.5, 13.25, 14, 15) in. (30 (32, 34, 36, 38) cm.)
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.
821-133 Superwash Merino Cashmere Yarn: Saffron
Quantity needed: 13 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 123.37
Alternative Quantity: (13, 15, 15, 17)
Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 7 [4.5 mm]
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Approx 20 sts and 22 rows to 4 in (10 cm) over fisherman’s rib pattern. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.
K1b: knit one below = knit into stitch below next stitch.
Sl 1b: slip one below = insert needle into stitch of row below next st as if to knit and slip both loops off needle.
K2togb: knit two together below = work next two stitches together as normal, but insert needle first into stitch below second st, then insert needle as normal through front of next st, finish st k2tog as normal.
Fisherman’s rib patternRow 1: knit.Row 2 (RS): k1, (k1b, k1) across row.Row 3: k1b (k1, k1b) across row.Rep row 2 and 3 for pattern.
From the book:
This is a simple pattern yet a very effective stitch; fisherman's rib is a lovely rib as it is especially pronounced.
BackUsing size 7 (4.5 mm) needles, cast on 85(89:95:101:105) sts and work 14(14:141⁄2:15:15) in/36(36:37:38:38) cm in fisherman’s rib pattern, ending with a row 3.
Shape armholes as followsBind off 4(4:4:6:6) sts at beginning of next two rows, then decrease 2 sts at either end of following third row as folls.
Next row: Pattern across three sts, sl 1b, k2togb, pass both loops of sl 1b over, pattern to last 6 sts, sl1b, sl1, sl1b, pass all 5 loops back onto left needle and k3tog (3 sts, 5 loops), pattern to end of row.Decrease as last row on every following 4th row until 61(63:67:71:75) sts rem.
Work straight until back measures 191⁄2(193⁄4:201⁄2:21:213⁄4) in/ 49(50:52:53:55) cm, ending with a WSR.
Shape neckPattern across 11(12:13:15:17) sts, bind off next 39(39:41:41:41) sts, patt across rem sts.Turn and work on these 11(12:13:15:16) sts for left back neck.Next row: Patt across row, dec 1 st at neck edge.Cont on these sts, dec 1 st at neck edge of every row until 6(6:7:8:10) sts rem.Work straight on these sts until back measures 201⁄2(21:213⁄4:221⁄2:231⁄4) in/52(53:55:57:59) cm from cast-on edge.Rejoin yarn to right back neck and complete to match left neck, reversing all shaping.
SleevesUsing size 7 (4.5 mm) needles, cast on 57(61:65:69:73) sts and work fisherman’s rib pattern, increasing 1 st at both ends of 7th(7th:9th :9th:9th) and every foll 8th(8th: 8th:10th:10th) row until there are 73(77:81:85:89) sts, putting each st into fisherman’s rib pattern.
Work straight in fisherman’s rib until sleeve measures approx 12(121⁄2:131⁄4:14:15) in/30(32:34:36:38) cm long.
Shape armholes as follows:Bind off 4 sts at beginning of next two rows, then decrease 2 sts at either end of following third row as folls:
Next row: Pattern across three sts, sl 1b, k2togb, pass both loops of sl 1b over, pattern to last 6 sts, sl 1b, sl1, sl 1b, pass all 5 loops back onto left needle and k3tog (3 sts, 5 loops), pattern to end of row.Decrease as last row on every following 4th row until there are 33(35:37:39:43) sts rem.Work two further rows, then bind off all sts.
FinishingSew up shoulder seams, then set in sleeves.Sew up side seams and underarm seams in one go.Weave in all ends.
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
foll = follow(s)(ing)
k = knit
k3tog = knit 3 together
pat = pattern
st(s) = stitch(es)
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