As comfy as your favorite sweatshirt but made stylish with special details, Sweet Chilly uses seamless topdown construction and textured stitches in a modern knit sweater. Shifting Broken Rib panels create the look of a deep raglan, while the Twisted Rib featured on the dolman sleeves continues along the sides providing natural shaping.
Construction: Sweet Chilly is worked seamlessly from the top down with textured stitches. The back is cast on and the back shoulders are shaped with German short rows worked in Twisted Rib, then the textured Broken Rib panel is set up and the back is worked to the armhole depth. Stitches for each front are picked up from the CO shoulders, and shaped similarly to the back while also shaping the front neck. The fronts are then joined and worked to the armhole depth, where stitches are bound off at the underarms to create the dolman sleeves, then front and back are joined to work in the round to the hem. The Broken Rib panel moves toward the sideseams, consuming the Twisted Rib until a few inches above the hem, where the Twisted Rib continues straight providing natural shaping at the sideseams. Sleeve stitches are picked up from the armholes and the low sleeve caps shaped with short rows, then the sleeves are worked in the round to the end. Twisted Rib finishes the hem, cuffs and neckband.
Techniques & Skills Used: knit/purl, increasing/decreasing, cable CO, backwards loop CO, 3-needle BO, working in the round, short rows. Pattern instructions are fully written, with charts also provided for the stitch patterns, and a link to my short rows tutorials.
Size: 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 48, 52, 56)” bust; shown in fifth size with 5” positive ease.
Yarn: Colour Adventures Sweet Merino DK (100% superwash merino wool; 250 yards/229m/115g), shown in Chilly; 4 (5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins, or approximately 950 (1000, 1050, 1100, 1200, 1250, 1350, 1450, 1550, 1650) yards of dk weight wool yarn.
Other Materials: US 6 (4mm) 32” circular needle or size to match gauge; US 6 (4mm) 24” circular needle for neckline; Stitch markers (8); Removable stitch markers (2); Stitch holders (2); Yarn needle.
Gauge: 21 st and 28 rows/4” in stockinette stitch, 32 st and 28 rows/4” in Twisted Rib, after blocking.
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