Beach Sweater

Materials

Yarn: Queensland Collection Rustic Merino Sport in Shamrock,  skeins (equal to yards/ meters,  ounces)

Needles:

US 6 straight

US 6 DPN

US 8 straight

Gauge

Size needles

Stockinette st

36 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches

Abbreviations

TS – K 2nd st, leave on needle, k first st, slip both stitches off needle

SSK – Slip, slip, knit

YO – Yarn over

WS: Wrong side

RS: Right Side

M1 – Make 1

SSP – Slip, slip, purl

Patterns

LC: TS, YO, SSK; repeat from * to end

Back

CO 112 with size 6 needles
Row 1: *K2, p2; repeat from * to end
 
Continue in 2×2 rib as established until rib measures 4\” ending on RS row. Switch to size 8 needles.
 
Row 1 (WS): K4, p to last 4, k4. Place marker in center of row
Row 2: P4, *YO, TS, k2tog; repeat from * to marker, *SSK, TS, YO; repeat from * to last 4, p4
Row 3: K4, p to last 4, k4
 
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until back measures 11” from bottom of rib. End on RS row.
 

Armhole decreases

Rows 1, 3, 5, 7 (WS): K5, p to last 5, k5
Row 2: P3, p2tog, k3, *YO, TS, k2tog; repeat from * to marker, *SSK, TS, YO; repeat from * to last 8, k3, p2tog, p3
Row 4: P3, p2tog, k2, *YO, TS, k2tog; repeat from * to marker, *SSK, TS, YO; repeat from * to last 7, k2, p2tog, p3
Row 6: P3, p2tog, k1, *YO, TS, k2tog; repeat from * to marker, *SSK, TS, YO; repeat from * to last 6, k1, p2tog, p3
Row 8: P3, p2tog, *YO, TS, k2tog; repeat from * to marker, *SSK, TS, YO; repeat from * to last 5, p2tog, p3
 
Repeat rows 1-8 for 6”. (70 stitches remain) End on RS row
 

Back (Left)

Row 1 (WS): K5, p to 10 stitches before marker. Place remaining stitches on stitch holder
Row 2: K2, *SSK, TS, YO; repeat from * to last 7, k2, p2tog, p to end
Rows 3, 5, 7, 9: k5, p to end
Row 4: K2, *SSK, TS, YO; repeat from * to last 6, k1, p2tog, p to end
Row 6: K2, *SSK, TS, YO; repeat from * to last 5, p2tog, p to end
Row 8: K2, *SSK, TS, YO; repeat from * to last 7, k3, p2tog, p to end
 
Repeat rows 2-9 until 19 stitches remain
 
End on WS row
 
BO
 

Back (Right)

(RS) Pick up 25 stitches from the right side of the stitch holder, leaving 20.
Rows 1, 3, 5, 7 (WS): P to last 5, k5
Row 2: P3, p2tog, k2, *YO, TS, K2tog; repeat from * to last 2, k2
Row 4: P3, p2tog, k1, *YO, TS, K2tog; repeat from * to last 2, k2
Row 6: P3, p2tog, *YO, TS, K2tog; repeat from * to last 2, k2
Row 8: P3, p2tog, k3, *YO, TS, K2tog; repeat from * to last 2, k2
 
Repeat rows 1-8 until 19 stitches remain
 
End on WS row
 
BO
 

Front

Repeat Back
 
Stitch front and back together at the BO edges of shoulders
 

Sleeves

CO 40 with size 6 needles
K in 2×2 rib until sleeve measures 1 1/2\”. End on RS row (11 rows). Evenly increase 4 stitches on final row.
 
Switch to size 8 needles. Place marker in center of row.
 
Row 1 (WS): K2, p to last 2, k2
Row 2: P2 (+n), *YO, TS, K2tog; repeat from * to marker, *SSK, TS, YO; repeat from * to last 2, p2 (+n+
 
Repeat rows 1 and 2, increasing 1 stitch on either side every inch until sleeve measures 17.5 inches from bottom of cuff
 
End on WS row
 
Row 1 (RS): P1, TS, p2tog, p12, continue in pattern to last 17, p12, p2tog, TS, p1
Row 2: K1, p2, k13, k to last 16, k13, p2, k1
Row 3: P1, TS, p2tog, p11, continue in pattern to last 17, p11, p2tog, TS, p1
 

Neck

Row 1 (WS): With size 6 DPNs, pick up and knit 20 stitches from back stitch holder, pick up and knit 25, pick up and knit 20 stitches from front stitch holder, pick up and knit 25. Evenly distribute 90 stitches across 4 DPNs
Row 2: *K1, p1; repeat from * to end
 
Repeat row 2 until neck reaches 2\” BO loosely
 
Fold in half, sew end to inside of sweater. Sew tops of sleeves to armholes, then stitch together sleeves and sides of sweater. Weave in tails.
 
 

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