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Marie Claude

knit in Zen

Skill level: Intermediate

This is a knit pattern.

 

 

Instructions

Schematic 1 | 2 | Stitch Glossary

Yarn used ...

Zen

A chic, bias striped boat necked pullover in a coordinating stripe pattern knit in Zen.

 

Shown in size Medium.

 

SIZE
Directions are for women’s size X-Small. Changes for sizes Small, Medium, Large and X-Large are in parentheses.

 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust – 36(40-44-48-54)”.Length – 23-1/2(24-24-24-1/2-25)”.

 

MATERIALS
BERROCO ZEN (50 grs), 4(4-5-5-6) hanks #8215 Mushi Gray (A). and 3(3-4-4-5) hanks each #8225 Wasabi Green (B) and #8224 Osaka Teal (C).
Straight knitting needles, size 9 OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
Crochet hook, size 5.00 mm (H).

 

GAUGE
19 sts = 4”;  26 rows = 4” in St st worked diagonally.19 sts = 4”;  23 rows = 4” in St st worked straight.TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.

 

NOTE 1
Both st and row gauge are extremely important to insure proper fit of this garment.

 

NOTE 2
Back and front of this garment are worked diagonally from lower right corner to upper left corner.

 

STRIPE SEQUENCE FOR BODY
* 8 rows A, 4 rows B, 4 rows C, 2 rows B, 2 rows C, 8 rows A, 4 rows B, 6 rows C, 2 rows B, 10 rows A, 4 rows C, 2 rows A, 8 rows B, 4 rows A, 2 rows C, 2 rows B, rep from * to end (repeat of 72 rows).

 

STRIPE SEQUENCE FOR SLEEVES
* 2 rows A, 2 rows B, 2 rows C, rep from * to end (repeat of 6 rows).

 

FRONT
With size 9 needles, using A, cast on 3 sts.  Mark for lower right corner.
Row 1 (RS):
K1, M1k, k1, M1k, k1 – 5 sts.
Row 2: P1, M1p, p3, M1p, p1 – 7 sts.  Following Stripe Sequence for Body, continue to inc in this manner until 36(38-44-48-50) rows have been completed and there are 75(79-91-99-103) sts on needle, end on WS.  Still following Stripe Sequence, inc 1 st each side of every RS row 23(27-28-31-32) times more, end on WS – 121(133-147-161-167) sts.  Piece should measure approximately 12-3/4(14-15-1/2-17-17-1/2)” from beg, when measured straight up the center and the lower edge should measure approximately 18(20-22-24-25)”.
For size X-Large ONLY: Mark beg of last row for upper right corner.
Inc/Dec Row (RS): K1, M1K, k to last 3 sts, k2 tog, k1.  Work 1 row even.  Rep these 2 rows 4 times more, end on WS.
For ALL sizes:  Mark end of last row for lower left corner.
For sizes X-Small, Small, Medium and Large ONLY: Dec/Inc Row (RS):  K1, k2 tog, k to last st, M1k, k1.  Work 1 row even.  Rep these 2 rows 12(8-8-5) times more, end on WS.  Mark beg of last row for upper right corner.
For ALL sizes: Dec Row (RS):
K1, SSK, k to last 3 sts, k2 tog, k1.  Work 1 row even.  Rep these 2 rows 22(26-27-30-31) times more – 75(79-91-99-103) sts.
Next Row (RS):
  K1, SSK, k to last 3 sts, k2 tog, k1.
Dec Row (WS):
  P1, p2 tog, p to last 3 sts, p2 tog TBL, p1.  Rep these 2 rows until 3 sts remain.  Bind off 3 sts.

 

BACK
Work same as for front, working in Reverse St st instead of St st.
Note:
  When sewing pieces tog, this piece will be reversed so that St st side is to the outside.  This should reverse Stripe Sequence so that stripes will match on the sides.

 

SLEEVES
With size 9 needles, using A, cast on 42(42-44-44-48) sts.  Working in St st, following Stripe Sequence for Sleeves, work even for 1”, end on WS.
Next Row (RS):  K1, M1k, k to last st, M1k, k1.  Rep this inc every RS row 0(6-4-8-8) times more, then every other RS row 18(15-16-14-14) times.  Work even on 80(86-86-90-94) sts until sleeve measures 14-1/2” from beg, end on WS.  Bind off all sts.

 

FINISHING
Steam pieces lightly using a pressing cloth. With RS facing, using crochet hook and C, work 2 rows sc across entire shoulder/neck edge of back and front. Reverse Back so that St st side becomes RS of piece. Sew shoulder seams in 3-1/2(4-1/2-5-1/2-6-1/2-8)” from each armhole edge, leaving 11” neck opening.  Measure down 8-1/2(9-9-9-1/2-10)” from shoulder seams on back and front and mark for armholes.  Sew in sleeves between markers.  Sew side and sleeve seams, matching stripes.