Short-Sleeved Striped Sweater

Abbreviation guide:
MC- main color
CC- contrast color
CO- cast on
BO- bind off
P- purl
K- knit
K2tog- knit two together
P2tog- purl two together
Kf&b- knit front and back
SSK- slip, slip, knit
ST- stockinette st
st- stitch
CN- cable needle
SH- stitch holder
H2F- hold to front
H2B- hold to back
Sl- slip
w&t- wrap and turn
Gauge – 39 rows/24 sts = 4″ in ST

Size- Woman’s 0/2

If you would like to make this pattern but you are not a sixteen year old girl (and as far as I know there there are only two teenage girls in the entire world that knit, one is my best friend, and the other is me), or my aunt (who is impressively small for an grown woman), I apologize. I’m not smart enough to make this pattern work in other sizes. I hope to be one day. Maybe you’re really smart yourself, and you know how math works. If that’s the case, would you be willing to make this pattern work in other sizes? I will send you a bouquet of button flowers. If there are any takers, let me know in the comments.

Materials:
Size 5 double pointed needles
Size 5 circular needles
Size 5 straight needles (optional)
Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool in 127- coral pink (MC):

Braided Cable for Bottom

CO 28 with MC

Row 1: P1, K9, P1, K1, P1, K2, P1, K1, P1, K9, P1
Row 2: K1, P9, K1, P1, K1, P2, K1, P1, K1, P9, K1
Row 3: P1, K9, P1, K1, P1, K2, P1, K1, P1, K9, P1 
Row 4: K1, P9, K1, P1, K1, P2, K1, P1, K1, P9, K1
Row 5: P1, Sl 3 onto CN, H2F, K3, K3 off CN, K3, P1, K1, P1, K2, P1, K1, P1, Sl 3 onto CN, H2F, K3, K3 off CN, K3, P1
Row 6: K1, P9, K1, P1, K1, P2, K1, P1, K1, P9, K1
Row 7: P1, K9, P1, K1, P1, K2, P1, K1, P1, K9, P1
Row 8: K1, P9, K1, P1, K1, P2, K1, P1, K1, P9, K1 
Row 9: P1, K3, Sl 3 onto CN, H2B, K3, K3 off CN, P1, K1, P1, K2, P1, K1, P1, K3, Sl 3 onto CN, H2B, K3, K3 off CN, P1
 
Repeat rows 2-9 until it reaches 37″
 
Starting in the middle, pick up 242 st around the edge of the band.

Rows 1-8: Knit in the round
Row 9: Place marker to mark the beginning of the row. SSK, knit 121 sts, place marker, SSK, knit to end (244 sts remaining)
Rows 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22: Knit
Rows 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21: SSK, K to marker, SSK, K to end
(228 sts remaining)
Rows 23, 25: (With CC) SSK, K to marker, SSK, K to end
Rows 24, 26: (With CC) Knit
Row 27: (With CC) SSK, K to marker, SSK, K to end
Rows 28-31: (Change back to MC) Knit
Row 32: SSK, K to marker, SSK, K to end (220)
Rows 33-36: Knit
Row 37: SSK, K to marker, SSK, K to end (218)
Row 38: Knit
Row 39: Change to CC and Knit
Row 40: Knit
Row 41: SSK, K to marker, SSK, K to end
Rows 42-43: Knit
Row 44: Change to MC and Knit
Rows 45-46: Knit
Row 47: SSK, K to marker, SSK, K to end
Rows 48-51: Knit
Row 52: SSK, K to marker, SSK, K to end
Rows 53-56: Knit
Row 57: Change to CC, SSK, K to marker, SSK, K to end
Rows 58-61: Knit
Row 62: SSK, K to marker, SSK, K to end
Rows 63-66: (Change to MC) Knit
Row 67: SSK, K to marker, SSK, K to end
Rows 68-71: Knit
Row 72: SSK, K to marker, SSK, K to end
Row 73: Knit
Rows 74-76: (Change to CC) Knit
Row 77: SSK, K to marker, SSK, K to end
Row 78: Knit
Rows 79-81: (Change to MC) Knit
Row 82: SSK, K to marker, SSK, K to end
Rows 83-86: Knit
Row 87: SSK, K to marker, SSK, K to end
Rows 88-90: Knit
Row 91: (Change to CC) Knit
Row 92: SSK, K to marker, SSK, K to end
Rows 93-95: Knit
Row 96: (Change to MC) Knit
Row 97: SSK, K to marker, SSK, K to end
Rows 98-101: Knit
Row 102: SSK, K to marker, SSK, K to end
Rows 103-107: Knit
Row 108: (Change to CC) Knit
Rows 109-112: Knit
Row 113: (Change to MC) Knit
Rows 114-126: Knit
Row 127: (Change to CC) Knit
Rows 128- 131: Knit
Row 132: BO1, K95, BO1, K95 Cut yarn (Place last 96 sts/back on st holder)
Row 133: Using a new strand of CC, BO2, K to last 2, K2tog
Row 134: BO 2 p-wise, P to last 2, P2tog
Row 135: BO 4, K to last 2, K2tog
Row 136: BO 4 P-wise, P to last 2, K2tog,  
Row 137: SSK, K to last 2, K2tog
Rows 138, 140: P2tog, P to last 2, p2tog
Row 139, 141: SSK, K to last 2, K2tog
Row 143: K
Row 144: P2tog, P to last 2, P2tog
Rows 145, 147, 149, 151: K
Rows 146, 148, 150: P
Row 152: K 31, BO 4, K 31, place right half of front on SH

Left side of front:

Row 153: P29, P2tog
Row 154: BO 3, K to end
Row 155: P to last 2, P2tog
Rows 156, 158: BO 2, K to end
Rows 157, 159: P to last 2, P2tog
Row 160: K
Row 161: P
Row 162: SSK, K to end (19 st. remain)
Rows 163-193: K in ST st.
Row 194, 196: Kf&b, K to end
Rows 195, 197, 199: P
Row 198: K
Rows 200, 202, 204: Kf&b, K to end
Row 201: P to end, CO 2
Row 203: P
Row 205: P to end, CO 2 (28 st.)

Cut yarn and set aside.

Right side of front:

Row 153: (Wrong side) With CC, P2tog, P29
Row 154: K to last 2, K2tog
Row 155: BO 3 P-wise, P to end
Row 156, 158: K to last 2, K2tog
Row 157, 159: BO 2 P-wise, P to end
Row 160: K
Row 161: P
Row 162: K to last 2, K2tog, K2tog (19 st. remain)
Rows 163-193: K in ST st.
Rows 194, 196: K to last st., Kf&b
Rows 195, 197: P
Row 198: K
Row 199: P
Row 200: K to last st., Kf&b
Row 201: CO 2, P to end
Rows 202, 204: K to last st, Kf&b
Row 203: P
Row 205: CO 2, P to end (28 st.)

Cut yarn and set aside.

Back:

Row 133: (right side) With MC, BO 2, K to last 2, K2tog (93 st.)
Row 134: BO 2 P-wise, P to last 2, P2tog
Row 135: BO 4, K to last 2, K2tog
Row 136: BO 4 P-wise, P to last 2, P2tog
Rows 137, 139, 141: SSK, K to last 2, K2tog
Rows 138, 140, 142: P2tog, P to last 2, P2tog
Row 143: K
Row 144: P2tog, P to last 2, P2tog (66 st. remain)
Row 145: With CC, K
Rows 146-149: K in ST st.
Row 150: With MC, P
Rows 151-162: K in ST st.
Row 163: With CC, K
Rows 164, 166: P
Row 165: K
Row 167: K 28, BO 10, K to end

The stitches of either side of the ten bound off stitches become the left side of the back and the right side of the back. Using kitcheners stitch, attach the left side of the front to the left side of the back, and the right side of the front to the right side of the back.

Sleeves:

CO 10 with CC

Row 1: K 10, CO 4
Row 2: P 14, CO 4
Row 3: K 18, CO 2
Row 4: P 20, CO 2
Row 5: Kf&b, K 20, Kf&b
Row 6: P 24, CO 2
Row 7: K 26, Kf&b
Row 8: Pf&b, P 26, Pf&b
Row 9: Kf&b, K 28, Kf&b
Row 10: Pf&b, P 30, Pf&b
Row 11: Kf&b, K 22, w&t
Row 12: S1, P 14, w&t
Row 13: S1, K 12, w&t
Row 14: S1, P 10, w&t
Row 15: S1, K to last st., Kf&b
Row 16: P
Row 17: Kf&b, K to last st., Kf&b

Repeat rows 15 and 16 until row 38

Rows 38-42: K in ST st.
Row 43: Kf&b, K to last st., Kf&b
Rows 44-51: K in ST st.
Rows 52-56: K in 1×1 rib
BO

Neckline

Starting in the middle of the front half of the neck hole, CO 139 sts in 1×1 rib. Join in round.
Row 1: (in 1×1 rib) K7, P2tog, K7, K2tog, K33, P2tog, K7, K2tog
K14, K2tog, K7, P2tog, K33, K2tog, P2tog, K8Row 2: (in 1×1 rib) K7, P2tog, K7, P2tog, K31, P2tog, K7, P2tog, K12, K2tog, K7, P2tog, K31, K2tog, K7, K2tog, K6

BO in 1×1 rib

Weave in tails.

 

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