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L'esprit romantique et très féminin de l'époque Victorienne m'a toujours inspiré. J'ai eu envie de faire un tricot qui symbolise l'atmosphère de cette époque. Entre Oscar Wilde et tea time, c'est une ballade dans mon « jardin anglais ».

The romantic and very feminine spirit of the Victorian era has always inspired me. I wanted to design a sweater that symbolized the atmosphere of this era. Between Oscar Wilde and tea time, this is a ballad in my english garden.

model: Dorothée Moulé photos: Milie Humbert

SIZE

M [L, XL, XXL] (shown in M)
To fit bust size 40 [45, 49, 54] inches

 
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Chest: 44[49, 54, 58]
Length: 22[23.5, 24.5, 25.5]

 

MATERIALS

Cascade yarns Cascade 220 and Cascade 220 Quatro [100% wool; 220 yd/201m per 100g skein]
[MC] #8555 Black; 6 [7, 8, 9] skeins
[CC1] # 7826 Yellow; 1 skein
[CC2] # 5016 Pink (Quatro); 1 skein
[CC3] # 8901 Dark Pink; 1 skein
[CC4] # 9470 Fuchsia; 1 skein
[CC5] # 9464 Purple; 1 skein
[CC6] # 9464B Green; 1 skein
[CC7] #9440 Black/Pink/Green (Quatro); 1 skein

1 set US #7/4.5 mm needles
1 set US #8/5 mm needles
Safety pins
Tapestry needle

GAUGE
20 sts/28 rows = 4 inches in chart pat using larger needles, or in stockinette st using smaller needles.

 

PATTERN NOTES

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

Seed Stitch (Worked over an even number of sts):
Row 1 [RS]: [K1, p1] to end.
Row 2 [WS]: [P1, k1] to end.
Repeat these 2 rows for Seed Stitch.


DIRECTIONS

Back
Lower Panel

Using smaller needles and MC, CO 112[124, 136, 148] sts.

Work in Seed Stitch until work measures 6[6.5, 6.5, 7] inches. BO all sts.

Ruffle
Using smaller needles and MC, CO 222[246, 270, 294] sts.

Beg with a RS row, work 6 rows in stockinette st.

Next Row [RS]: K1, [k2tog] to last st, k1. 112[124, 136, 148] sts rem.
Next Row [WS]: P all sts. Mark each end of this row with a safety pin.

Cont in stockinette st until work measures 6[6.5, 6.5, 7] inches from marked row, ending with a WS row.

Shape Armholes
BO 3[5, 6, 7] sts at beg of next 2 rows.
BO 2[3, 3, 3] sts at beg of next 2 rows. 102[108, 118, 128] sts rem.

Next Row [RS]: K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, ssk, k1.
Next Row [WS]: P1, p2tog tbl, p to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1.
Repeat these 2 rows 3[3, 4, 5] times more. 86[92, 98, 104] sts rem.

Cont in stockinette st until armhole measures 9[9.5, 10, 10.5] inches, ending with a WS row. Work measures 15[16, 16.5, 17.5] inches from marked row.

Shape Shoulders
BO 9[10, 11, 12] sts at beg of next 4 rows. 50[52, 54, 56] sts rem.
BO 9[10, 10, 11] sts at beg of next 2 rows.
BO rem 32[32, 34, 34] sts.

Left Front
*Lower Panel

Using smaller needles and MC, CO 56[62, 68, 74] sts.

Work in Seed Stitch until work measures 6[6.5, 6.5, 7] inches. BO all sts.

Ruffle
Using smaller needles and MC, CO 110[122, 134, 146] sts.
Beg with a RS row, work 6 rows in stockinette st.

Next Row [RS]: K1, [k2tog] to last st, k1. 56[62, 68, 74] sts rem.

Next Row [WS]: P all sts. Mark each end of this row with a safety pin.

Cont in stockinette st until work measures 6[6.5, 6.5, 7] inches from marked row, ending with a WS row.*

Shape Armhole and Neckline
Row 1 [RS]: BO 3[5, 6, 7] sts, k to end.
Row 2 [WS]: BO 4[4, 4, 3] sts, p to end.
Row 3 [RS]: BO 2[3, 3, 3] sts, k to end.
Row 4 [WS]: BO 4[4, 3, 2] sts, p to end. 43[46, 52, 59] sts rem.

Next Row [RS]: K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, ssk, k1.
Next Row [WS]: P1, p2tog tbl, p to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1.
Repeat these 2 rows 3[3, 4, 5] times more. 27[30, 32, 35] sts rem.

Cont in stockinette st until armhole measures 9[9.5, 10, 10.5] inches, ending with a WS row. Work measures 15[16, 16.5, 17.5] inches from marked row.

Next Row [RS]: BO 9[10, 11, 12] sts, k to end.
P 1 row.
Repeat these 2 rows once more. BO rem 9[10, 10, 11] sts.

Right Front
Work as for Left Front from * to *.

K 1 row.

Shape Armhole and Neckline
Row 1 [WS]: BO 3[5, 6, 7] sts, p to end.
Row 2 [RS]: BO 4[4, 4, 3] sts, k to end.
Row 3 [WS]: BO 2[3, 3, 3] sts, p to end.
Row 4 [RS]: BO 4[4, 3, 2] sts, k to end. 43[46, 52, 59] sts rem.

Next Row [WS]: P1, p2tog tbl, p to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1.
Next Row [RS]: K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, ssk, k1.
Repeat these 2 rows 3[3, 4, 5] times more. 27[30, 32, 35] sts rem.

Cont in stockinette st until armhole measures 9[9.5, 10, 10.5] inches, ending with a RS row. Work measures 15[16, 16.5, 17.5] inches from marked row.

Next Row [WS]: BO 9[10, 11, 12] sts, p to end.
K 1 row.
Repeat these 2 rows once more. BO rem 9[10, 10, 11] sts.

Sleeves (Make 2)
Ruffle
Using smaller needles and MC, CO 150[158, 170, 178] sts.
Beg with a RS row, work 6 rows in stockinette st.

Next Row [RS]: K1, [k2tog] to last st, k1. 76[80, 86, 90] sts rem.
Next Row [WS]: Using larger needles, p all sts. Mark each end of this row with a safety pin.
Next Row [RS]: Continuing in stockinette st, work Row 1 of Chart A, repeating 5 sts in red box, to last 3[2, 3, 2] sts, k to end using MC.

Cont in patt as set until all 16 rows of Chart A have been worked.

Next Row [RS]: K3[5, 8, 10] using MC, work Row 1 of Chart B, k rem 3[5, 8, 10] sts using MC.

Cont in patt as set until all 66 rows of Chart B have been worked.

Using smaller needles, work in stockinette st using MC until work measures 16[16.5, 16.5, 17] from marked row, or desired length to underarm, ending with a WS row.

Shape Sleeve Cap
BO 3[5, 6, 7] sts at beg of next 2 rows.
BO 2[3, 3, 3] sts at beg of next 2 rows. 66[64, 68, 70] sts rem.

Next Row [RS]: K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, ssk, k1.
Next Row [WS]: P1, p2tog tbl, p to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1.
Repeat these 2 rows 3[2, 2, 1] times more. 50[52, 56, 62] sts rem.

Next Row [RS]: K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, ssk, k1.
Work 3 rows stockinette st.
Repeat these 4 rows 2[5, 6, 7] times more. 44[40, 42, 46] sts rem.

Next Row [RS]: K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, ssk, k1.
Next Row [WS]: P1, p2tog tbl, p to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1.
Repeat these 2 rows 4[3, 3, 3] times more.

BO rem 24[24, 26, 30] sts.

 
FINISHING

Block pieces to dimensions given in schematic.

Sew lower panels to Back and Front pieces, behind ruffles, aligning tops of lower panels with marked rows.

Sew Fronts to Back at shoulder seams.

Collar
Using smaller needles and MC, beginning at right front edge of neckline, pick up and k 1 st in each bound off stitch at beginning of neckline shaping, 1 st in each row along shaped portion (decrease rows) of front neckline, 3 sts for every 4 rows along neckline edge to shoulder, 1 st in each bound off st along back neckline, 3 sts for every 4 rows along left neckline edge from shoulder to top of neckline shaping, 1 st in each row along shaped portion of neckline, and 1 st in each bound off st along left front neckline.

Count the number of sts on your needle. To center the color pattern properly on the collar, it is necessary to have a multiple of 5 sts. On the Count the number of sts on your needle. To center the color pattern properly on the collar, it is necessary to have a multiple of 5 sts. If you do not have a multiple of 5 sts, increase or decrease 1 or 2 sts when working the next row, to give you the correct number.

The next row will be a RS row, even though the WS of the sweater will be facing you, so that the RS of the collar will show when it is folded back.

Beg with a RS row, work 6 rows in stockinette st.

Using larger needles, work 2 rows in stockinette st.

Next Row [RS]: K1 using MC, work Row 1 of Chart A to last 2 sts, k2 using MC.
Cont in patt as set until all 16 rows of Chart A have been worked.

Ruffle
Next Row [RS]: Using MC, [k1, m1] to last st, k1.
Work 5 rows in stockinette st.
BO all sts.

Right Front Band
Using smaller needles and MC, with RS facing and beg at lower right front edge, pick up and k 3 sts for every 4 rows along right front edge to collar, then pick up and p 3 sts for every 4 rows along lower edge of collar.

Work 10 rows in Seed Stitch. BO all sts.
Make Left Front Band to match.
Weave in all ends.
Sew sleeves into armholes.
Sew sleeves seams and side seams.
Lightly steam collar.

ABOUT THE DESIGNER

Dorothée Moulé lives in France and is a designer for a craft magazine. In her dreams, there is only yarn!

Come see her blog.