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Divine Knit Sweater

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Patons
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
  • 5 (6, 6, 7, 8) skeins Patons® Divine yarn, Icicle White
  • Size 10 knitting needles, or size to obtain gauge
  • 2 stitch holders
  • Pins
  • Damp cloth
  • Ruler or measuring tape
  • Tension: 12 sts and 16 rows = 4" in stocking st.

    STITCH GLOSSARY:
    M1 = make one st by picking up horizontal loop lying before next st & knitting into back of loop
    SL1K = slip next st knitways

    DIRECTIONS: Bust measurement: XS 32" (S 34", M 36", L 38", XL 40").
    Finished bust: XS 35" (S 36 1/2", M 39", L 40 1/2", XL 43").
    Directions are written for smallest size. Changes for other sizes are in parentheses ().

    BACK: **Cast on 58 (62, 66, 70, 74) sts.
    1st row: (RS). K2. *P2. K2. Rep from * to end of row.
    2nd row: P2. *K2. P2. Rep from * to end of row.
    Rep these 2 rows (K2. P2) ribbing until work from beg measures 4 1/2" ending with RS facing for next row.
    Next row: K2. *P2tog. K2. Rep from * to end of row. 44 (47, 50, 53, 56) sts. Cont in (K2. P1)
    ribbing for 3 more rows inc 1 (0,1,0,1) st in center of last row. 45 (47, 51, 53, 57) sts. Proceed in stocking st for 8 (8, 8, 10, 10) rows.

    SHAPE SIDES: Next row: K2. M1. Knit to last 2 sts. M1. K2.
    Work 7 rows even.
    Rep last 8 rows twice more.
    Next row: K2. M1. Knit to last 2 sts. M1. K2. 53 (55, 59, 61, 65) sts. Cont even until work from beg measures 141/2 (14 1/2", 14 1/2" 15", 15") ending with RS facing for next row.

    SHAPE ARMHOLES: Cast off 4 (4, 5, 5, 6) sts beg next 2 rows. 45 (47, 49, 51, 53) sts.
    Next row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. Sl1K. K1. psso. K2. Work 1 row even.
    Rep last 2 rows 3 (3, 3, 3, 4) times more. 37 (39, 41, 43, 43) sts.**
    Cont even until armhole measures 7 (8", 8", 8 1/2", 8 1/2") ending with RS facing for next row.

    SHAPE BACK NECK AND SHOULDERS: Next row: K7 (7, 8, 8, 8) neck edge.
    Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
    Purl 1 row.
    Next row: Knit to last 4 sts. Sl1K. K1. psso. K2.
    Purl 1 row. Cast off rem 6 (6, 7, 7, 7) sts. With RS of work facing, slip next 23 (25, 25, 27, 27) sts onto a st holder. Join yarn to rem sts and knit to end of row.
    Purl 1 row.
    Next row: K2. K2tog. Knit to end of row.
    Purl 1 row. Cast off rem 6 (6, 7, 7, 7) sts.
    FRONT: Work from ** to ** as given for BACK. Cont even until armhole measures 5" (5 1/2", 5 1/2", 6", 6") ending with RS facing for next row.

    SHAPE NECK: Next row: K10 (10, 11, 11, 11) neck edge. Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
    Purl 1 row.
    Next row: Knit to last 4 sts. Sl1K. K1. psso. K2.
    Rep last 2 rows 3 times more. 6 (6, 7, 7, 7) sts.
    Work 3 rows even. Cast off.
    RS of work facing, slip next 17 (19, 19, 21, 21) sts onto a st holder. Join yarn to rem sts & knit to end of row.
    Purl 1 row.
    Next row: K2. K2tog. Knit to end of row.
    Rep last 2 rows 3 times more. 6 (6, 7, 7, 7) sts.
    Work 3 rows even. Cast off.

    SLEEVES: Cast on 30 (30, 30, 34, 34) sts loosely.
    1st row: (RS). *K2. (yfwd) twice. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2. 58 (58, 58, 66, 66) sts.
    2nd row: *P2. (P1. K1) into double yfwd. Rep from * to last 2 sts. P2.
    3rd row: K1. *Sl1. K1. psso. (yfwd) twice. K2tog. Rep from * to last st. K1.
    4th row: As 2nd row.
    Rep 3rd and 4th rows for Open Rib Pat.
    Cont in Open Rib Pat until work from beg measures 5", ending on a 4th row of pat.
    Next row: K1. *Sl1. K1. psso. yfwd. K2tog. Rep from * to last st. K1. 44 (44, 44, 50, 50) sts.
    Next row: Purl.
    Next row: K1. *Sl1. K1. psso. yfwd. K1. Rep from * to last st. K1. Next row: Purl. Rep last 2 rows once more.
    Next row: K1. *Sl1. K1. psso. K1. Rep from * to last st. K1. 30 (30, 30, 34, 34) sts.
    Next row: Purl, inc 3 (3-7-3-3) sts evenly across. 33 (33, 37, 37, 37) sts.
    Work a further 6 rows in stocking st.

    SHAPE SIDES: Next row: K2. M1. Knit to last 2 sts. M1. K2.
    Rep last row to shape sides every following 12th (10th, 14th, 12th, 12th) row until there are
    41 (43, 43, 45, 45) sts. Cont even until work from beg measures 18 1/2(18 1/2", 19", 19", 19") ending with RS facing for next row.


    SHAPE TOP: Cast off 2 (2, 2, 2, 3) sts beg next 2 rows. 37 (39, 39, 41, 39) sts.
    Next row: K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. Sl1K. K1. psso. K2.
    Work 1 row even.
    Rep last 2 rows until there are 25 (25, 25, 23, 21) sts.
    Next row: K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. Sl1K. K1. psso. K2.
    Next row: P2. P2togtbl. Purl to last 4 sts. P2tog. P2.
    Rep last 2 rows 3 (3, 3, 2, 1) time(s) more. Cast off rem 9 (9, 9, 11, 13) sts.

    FINISHING: Pin garment pieces to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth, leaving cloth to dry.

    COWL NECK: Sew right shoulder seam. With RS of work facing, pick up and knit 12 sts down left front neck edge.
    K17 (19, 19, 21, 21) from front st holder. Pick up and knit 12 sts up right front neck edge and 3 sts down right back neck edge. K23 (25, 25, 27, 27) from Back st holder. Pick up and knit 3 sts up left back neck edge.
    70 (74, 74, 78, 78) sts. Beg with a knit row, work 6 rows in stocking st.
    Next row: (RS). *K2. yfwd. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2. 104 (110, 110, 116, 116) sts.
    Next row: Purl.
    Next row: *K1. Sl1. K1. psso. ywd. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2.
    Rep last 2 rows until Cowl Neck measures 6", ending with a purl row.
    Next row: *K1. Sl1. K1. psso. (yfwd) twice. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2. 138 (146, 146, 154, 154) sts. Cont in
    Open Rib Pat, as given for Sleeves, until Cowl Neck measures 10 1/2", ending with RS facing for next row.
    Cast off.
    Sew left shoulder and Cowl Neck seam, reversing for turn back. Sew in sleeves. Sew side & sleeve seams.

    ABBREVIATIONS: RS = right side, Rep = repeat, P2tog = purl 2 together, st(s) = stitch(es), K2tog = knit 2 together, rem = remain(ing), psso = pass slipped stitch over, yfwd = yarn fprward, P2togtbl = Purl 2 together through back loops.

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