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Needles & Pins

There once was a kiddo sweater called Boo.

A bunch of grown-up girlies said "Me, too, me, too".

Let's cheer for the nipped waist and vertical stripes that give it sass,

But do, please, hold your comments about the ruffles framing my big fat ass!

Two colors of Noro Silk Garden and a 2x2 slip stitch transform chunks of horizontal color into an intriguing vertical pattern. The ruffles, as always, are just for fun.

The slip stitch pattern makes a heavy-ish coat-weight fabric. This is not a pattern for my pals in South Texas; sorry, gals.

models: Isobel Holcomb, Jillian Moreno photos: Andy Holcomb

SIZE
L[XL, XXL]
 
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Chest: 43[47, 51] inches
Length: 23[24, 25] inches

 

MATERIALS

[MC] Noro Silk Garden [45% silk/45% kid mohair/10% lamb's wool; 110yd/100m per 50g
skein]; color: 84B; 6[6, 7] skeins
[CC1] Noro Silk Garden [45% silk/45% kid mohair/10% lamb's wool; 110yd/100m per 50g skein]; color: 65A; 6[6, 7] skeins
[CC2] Noro Cash Iroha [40% silk/30% lamb's wool/20% cashmere/10% nylon; 100yd/91m per 40g skein]; color: 24N; 4[4, 5] skeins
[CC3] Noro Cash Iroha [40% silk/30% lamb's wool/20% cashmere/10% nylon; 100yd/91m per 40g skein]; color: 14J; 3[3, 4] skeins

1 24-inch US#8/5mm circular needle
1 32-inch US#7/4.5mm circular needle
3 x .75 inch buttons
tapestry needle

 

GAUGE

Gauge: 22 sts/36 = 4" in corrugated slip stitch patt with US #8/5mm needle

 
STITCH PATTERNs

[Knitty's list of standard abbreviations can be found here]

Corrugated Slip Stitch (Multiple of 4 sts)
Slip all slipped sts purlwise with yarn held to WS of work.
Work all shaping 1 st in from edge of work.

Row 1 [RS]:With MC, k1, [sl2, k2] to last 3 sts, sl2, k1.
Row 2 [WS]: With MC, k1, [sl2, p2] to last 3 sts, sl 2, k1.
Row 3 [RS]: With CC, k1, [k2, sl2] to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 4 [WS]: With CC, k1, [p2, sl2] to last 3 sts, p2, k1.
These 4 rows form Corrugated Slip Stitch.

Seed Stitch (over odd number of sts)
Row 1: [K1, p1] to last st, k1.
Every row is the same.

Double Ruffle Edge
Ruffle A:
Using US #7 needle and CC3, pick up number of sts specified.
Rows 1 and 2: K 2 rows (1 garter ridge).
Rows 3 - 6: Work in stockinette st.
Rows 7 and 8: K, inc 1 in each st (k into front and back of each st). After row 8, 4x sts on needle.
BO all sts loosely.

Ruffle B:
Using US #7 needle and CC3, pick up number of sts specified above garter bump at base of ruffle A.
Rows 1 and 2: K 2 rows (1 garter ridge).
Rows 3 and 4: Work in St st.
Rows 5 and 6: K, inc 1 in each st (k into front and back of each st).
After row 8, 4x sts on needle.
BO all sts loosely.

 

 
DIRECTIONS

Back
Using US #8 needles and CC, CO 120[132, 140] sts.
P 1 row [WS].
Beg Corrugated Slip St, work 4 rows.

Waist Shaping
Dec 1 st each end every 3 rows 7[3, 0] times. 106[126, 140] sts rem.
Dec 1 st each end every 4 rows 3[6, 3] times. 100[114, 134] sts rem.
Dec 1 st each end every 5 rows 0[0, 4] times. 100[114, 126] sts rem.
Work even in patt for 3[3, 4] rows.
Inc 1 st each end every 5 rows 0[0, 4] times. 100[114, 134] sts on needle.
Inc 1 st each end every 4 rows 3[6, 3] times. 106[126, 140] sts on needle.
Inc 1 st each end every 3 rows 7[3, 0] times. 120[132, 140] sts on needle.
Cont in patt as set until work measures 13[13.5, 13.5] inches, ending with a WS row.

Armhole shaping
BO 10[12, 11] sts at beg of next 2 rows. 100[108, 118] sts rem.
Dec 1 st each end of next row, then every foll alternate row 8[9, 10] times. 82[88, 96] sts rem.
Work even in patt as set until work measures 22[23, 24] inches.

Shape Shoulders
BO 7[7, 8] sts at beg of next 2 rows.
BO 7[8, 8] sts at beg of next 2 rows.
BO 8[8, 10] sts at beg of next 2 rows.
BO rem 38[42, 44] sts.

Left Front
Using US #8 needles and CC, CO 60[64, 68] sts.
P 1 row [WS].
Beg Corrugated Slip St, work 4 rows.

Waist Shaping
Dec 1 st beg every 3 rows 7[3, 0] times. 53[61, 68] sts rem.
Dec 1 st beg every 4 rows 3[6, 3] times. 50[55, 66] sts rem.
Dec 1 st beg every 5 rows 0[0, 4] times. 50[55, 62] sts rem.
Work even in patt for 3[3, 4] rows.
Inc 1 st beg every 5 rows 0[0, 4] times. 50[55, 66] sts on needle.
Inc 1 st beg every 4 rows 3[6, 3] times. 53[61, 68] sts on needle.
Inc 1 st beg every 3 rows 7[3, 0] times. 60[64, 68] sts on needle.Cont in patt as set until work measures 8[9, 10] inches, ending with a WS row.
NOTE: Before beginning neckline shaping, read through all shaping directions.

Neck Shaping
Dec 1 st end every 5th row 0[7, 15] times.
Dec 1 st end every 6th row 18[13, 6] times.
Dec 1 st end every 7th row 2[0, 0] times.
AT THE SAME TIME work armhole shaping:
When work measures 13[13.5, 13.5] inches, BO 10[12, 11]sts at beg of next RS row.
Dec 1 st beg every foll RS row 8[9, 10] times.
After all neckline and armhole shaping has been worked, 22[23, 26] sts rem.
Work even in patt as set until work measures 22[23, 24] inches ending with a WS row.

Shape Shoulder
Next row [RS]: BO 7[7, 8] sts, work to end.
Next and foll WS row: Work in patt as set.
Next row [RS]: BO 7[8, 8] sts, work to end.
Next row [RS]: BO rem 8[8, 10] sts.
Work right front to match left front, reversing all shaping.

Sleeves (Make 2)
Using US #8 needles and CC, CO 52[60, 64] sts.
P 1 row [WS].
Beg Corrugated Slip St, work 4 rows.
Inc 1 st each end every 5 rows 12[2, 16] times. 76[64, 96] sts
Inc 1 st each end every 4 rows 12[20, 10] times. 100[104, 116] sts
Cont in patt as set until work measures 15.5[16, 16.5] inches, ending with a WS row.

Sleeve Cap
BO 10[12, 11] sts at beg of next 2 rows. 80[80, 94] sts
Dec 1 st each end every foll row 9[1, 5] times. 62[78, 84] sts
Dec 1 st each end every foll RS row 15[21, 23] times.
BO rem 32[36, 38] sts.

 
FINISHING

Sew shoulder seams.
Set in sleeves. Sew sleeve and side seams.

Button Bands
Using US #7 needle and CC2, pick up and k 29[33, 37] sts along edge of right front, between bottom edge and first neckline decrease.
Work in Seed St for 1 inch.
BO all sts.
Using US #7 needle and CC2, pick up and k 29[33, 37] sts along edge of left front, between bottom edge and first neckline decrease. Work in Seed St for 3 rows.
Work buttonholes as follows:
Row 1 [RS]: Work in Seed St for 7[8, 9] sts, BO 2 sts, *cont in Seed St for 5[6, 7] sts, BO 2 sts, rep from * one time more, work rem 6[7, 8] sts in Seed St.
Row 2 [WS]: Work in Seed St, CO 2 sts over BO sts.
Work 2 more rows in patt as set. BO all sts.

Neck Ruffles
Pick up and k 53[53, 52] sts along right front neck edge, 38[42, 44] sts along back neck, 53[53, 52] sts along left neck edge. 144[148, 148] sts
Work Double Ruffle over these sts.

Cuff Ruffles
Pick up and k 52[60, 64] sts around cuff.
Work Double Ruffle over these sts.

Hem Ruffles
Pick up and k 240[260, 276] sts around bottom edge of sweater.
Work Double Ruffle over these sts.
Sew on buttons. Steam block lightly. DO NOT steam ruffles.

ABOUT THE DESIGNER

Jillian Moreno once had a dream that she was held captive by being bound with Addi Turbos. Put that in your cigar & smoke it, Dr. Freud.