Silverbirch

Silverbirch, a free knitting pattern from Knitty.com.

INTRODUCTION

Silverbirch

beauty shotby

Piquant

 

Snuggle up all winter in the Silverbirch cardigan. This lofty piece marries a wrap and a sweater, hugging your shoulders and ensuring you will feel cozy whenever you wear it. The design was inspired by the textures of a forest – a maze of beautiful trees in various shapes and sizes, symbolized through the many cable motifs that decorate the sweater. The silvery white, textured, peeling bark of birch trees served as inspiration for the collar in which a luxurious eyelash yarn gives a frayed appearance.

Silverbirch is knit using Universal Yarn Posh Alpaca and Minou. Posh Alpaca is a plump blend of wool, superfine alpaca, and acrylic. It feels amazingly lightweight while keeping you warm and comfortable on even the most frigid days. Minou is a fresh take on an eyelash yarn. It is incredibly soft and features fluffy strands of baby alpaca and merino wool that gently jut out of the strand of nylon holding the yarn together. While fluffy, the tufts are just the right length, never overwhelming the Posh Alpaca it’s held with.

spacer model: Yonca Ozbelli

spacer photos: Rachel Brockman

SIZE

XS[S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X]
shown in Small size, modeled with 3.5 inches / 9 cm ease at Back Bust

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Back Bust Width: 18.75[21, 23.25, 25.5, 26.75, 29, 31.25, 33.25, 34.75] inches / 47.5[53.5, 59, 65, 68, 73.5, 79.5, 84.5, 88.5] cm
Length from Shoulder: 19[19.5, 19.75, 20.75, 21.5, 22.25, 23.25, 23.75, 24.5] inches / 48.5[49.5, 50, 52.5, 54.5, 56.5, 59, 60.5, 62] cm

MATERIALS

Yarn
Yarn A:
spacer Universal Yarn Posh Alpaca [45% wool, 30% acrylic, 25% superfine alpaca; 100g/98 yds]; 103 Wolf: 6[7, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 12] balls

Yarn B:
spacer Universal Yarn Minou [52% nylon, 40% baby alpaca, 8% merino; 50g/158 yds]; 104 Kitten: 2[2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3] balls


Yarn Characteristics
spacer Posh Alpaca is a super-bulky single ply yarn that blends wool, superfine alpaca, and acrylic. The twist is not overly tight, making the yarn feel elastic, soft, and offering a surprising amount of drape. Minou is a unique, DK-weight eyelash yarn. Baby alpaca and merino wool strands gently stand out of the nylon chain that holds them together. Each "eyelash" is about .25 inches / .5 cm long.


Recommended needle size
[always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below - every knitter's gauge is unique]
spacer Needle A: US #11/8mm circular needle, 24-40 inches/60-100cm long
spacer Needle B: US #13/9mm circular needle, 24-40 inches/60-100cm long
spacer Needle B (for neckband and armhole edging): US #13/9mm circular needle, 16 inches/40cm long
Note: Circular needles are suggested to accommodate a large number of stitches.

Notions
spacer stitch markers
spacer removable stitch markers
spacer cable needle
spacer stitch holders or waste yarn
spacer yarn needle

GAUGE

Note: It is recommended to work two swatches: one following the Left or Right Front Chart (Sizes XS-1X), and one in Moss Stitch pattern. Gauge is always taken after blocking.

20-st Front Panel (XS-1X) measures 7.25 inches/18.5 cm wide, using larger needles and Yarn A only
9 sts/15 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in Moss Stitch, using larger needles with one strand each of colors A and B held together
11 sts/16 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in Moss Stitch with smaller needles, using color A only

PATTERN NOTES

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

This cardigan is worked flat in pieces and seamed. The body is comprised of three rectangles, each worked from the bottom up. The front pieces wrap around the back of the work and are joined at the center back using the three-needle bind off.

When working the Fronts, a single strand of color B is held together with Yarn A for half of the panel, then dropped and the remainder of the panel is worked with a single strand of Yarn A. This creates a fluffy, frayed-like collar.

When placing markers to mark armhole/shoulder placement, ensure that the RS of the work is facing.

STITCH GUIDE
Right Twist (RT): K2tog but do not slip st from needle, knit the first st again, slip both sts from left needle.
Left Twist (LT): Knit the second st on the left needle through the back loop, knit the first st through the front loop, slip both sts from left needle.
2/1 Left Cross (LC): Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front; k1 from left needle, k2 from cable needle.
2/1 Right Cross (RC): Slip 1 st to cable needle and hold in back; k2 from left needle, k1 from cable needle.
2/2 Left Cross (LC): Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front; k2 from left needle, k2 from cable needle.
2/2 Right Cross (RC): Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in back; k2 from left needle, k2 from cable needle.
3/2 Left Cross (LC): Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold in front; k2, k3 from cable needle.
3/2 Right Cross (RC): Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in back; k3, k2 from cable needle.
3/3 Left Cross (LC): Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold in front; k3 from left needle, k3 from cable needle.
3/3 Right Cross (RC): Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold in back; k3 from left needle, k3 from cable needle.
4/3 Left Cross (LC): Slip 4 sts to cable needle and hold in front; k3 from left needle, k4 from cable needle.
4/3 Right Cross (RC): Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold in back; k4 from left needle, k3 from cable needle.

Moss Stitch
(odd number of sts)
Row 1 [RS]: *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 2 [WS]: P1, *k1, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 3: P1, *k1, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 4: *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Rep Rows 1-4 for patt.

Moss Stitch
(even number of sts)
Rows 1-2: *K1, p1; rep from * to end.
Rows 3-4: *P1, k1; rep from * to end.
Rep Rows 1-4 for patt.

CHARTS

Back Chart (Size XS Only; worked over 52 sts)
Row 1 and every foll WS row: P1, k1, p2, (k1, p6) twice, k1, p12, k1, p8, k1, p6, k1, p2, k1, p1.
Row 2 [RS]: K1, p1, RT, p1, k6, p1, k8, p1, k12, p1, k6, p1, k2, 2/2 LC, p1, k2, p1, k1.
Row 4: K1, p1, RT, p1, 3/3 LC, p1, 2/2 RC, 2/2 LC, p1, 3/3 RC, 3/3 LC, p1, 3/3 RC, p1, 2/2 RC, k2, p1, LT, p1, k1.
Row 6: Rep Row 2.
Row 8: K1, p1, RT, p1, k6, p1, 2/2 RC, 2/2 LC, p1, k12, p1, k6, p1, 2/2 RC, k2, p1, LT, p1, k1.
Row 10: K1, p1, RT, p1, 3/3 RC, p1, k8, p1, 3/3 RC, (3/3 LC, p1) twice, k2, 2/2 LC, p1, k2, p1, k1.
Row 12: Rep Row 8.
Row 14: Rep Row 2.
Row 16: Rep Row 4.
Row 18: Rep Row 2.
Row 20: Rep Row 8.
Row 22: Rep Row 10.
Row 24: Rep Row 8.
Row 25 [WS]: P1, k1, p2, (k1, p6) twice, k1, p12, k1, p8, k1, p6, k1, p2, k1, p1.
Rep Rows 2-25 for patt.

Back Chart (Size S Only; worked over 58 sts)
Row 1 and every foll WS row: P1, k1, p2, k1, (p6, k2) twice, p12, k2, p8, k2, p6, k2, p2, k2, p1.
Row 2 [RS]: K1, p2, RT, p2, k6, p2, k8, p2, k12, p2, k6, p2, k2, 2/2 LC, p1, k2, p1, k1.
Row 4: K1, p2, RT, p2, 3/3 LC, p2, 2/2 RC, 2/2 LC, p2, 3/3 RC, 3/3 LC, p2, 3/3 RC, p2, 2/2 RC, k2, p1, LT, p1, k1.
Row 6: Rep Row 2.
Row 8: K1, p2, RT, p2, k6, p2, 2/2 RC, 2/2 LC, p2, k12, p2, k6, p2, 2/2 RC, k2, p1, LT, p1, k1.
Row 10: K1, p2, RT, p2, 3/3 RC, p2, k8, p2, 3/3 RC, (3/3 LC, p2) twice, k2, 2/2 LC, p1, k2, p1, k1.
Row 12: Rep Row 8.
Row 14: Rep Row 2.
Row 16: K1, p2, RT, p2, 3/3 LC, p2, 2/2 RC, 2/2 LC, p2, 3/3 LC, (3/3 RC, p2) twice, 2/2 RC, k2, p1, LT, p1, k1.
Row 18: Rep Row 2.
Row 20: Rep Row 8.
Row 22: K1, p2, RT, p2, 3/3 RC, p2, k8, p2, 3/3 LC, 3/3 RC, p2, 3/3 LC, p2, k2, 2/2 LC, p1, k2, p1, k1.
Row 24: Rep Row 8.
Row 25 [WS]: P1, k1, p2, k1, (p6, k2) twice, p12, k2, p8, k2, p6, k2, p2, k2, p1.
Rep Rows 2-25 for patt.

Back Chart (Size M Only; worked over 64 sts)
Row 1 and every foll WS row: P1, k2, p2, k2, (p6, k3) twice, p12, k3, p8, k3, p6, k2, p2, k2, p1.
Row 2 [RS]: K1, p2, RT, p2, k6, p3, k8, p3, k12, p3, k6, p3, k2, 2/2 LC, p2, k2, p2, k1.
Row 4: K1, p2, RT, p2, 3/3 LC, p3, 2/2 RC, 2/2 LC, p3, 3/3 RC, 3/3 LC, p3, 3/3 RC, p3, 2/2 RC, k2, p2, LT, p2, k1.
Row 6: Rep Row 2.
Row 8: K1, p2, RT, p2, k6, p3, 2/2 RC, 2/2 LC, p3, k12, p3, k6, p3, 2/2 RC, k2, p2, LT, p2, k1.
Row 10: K1, p2, RT, p2, 3/3 RC, p3, k8, p3, 3/3 RC, (3/3 LC, p3) twice, k2, 2/2 LC, p2, k2, p2, k1.
Row 12: Rep Row 8.
Row 14: Rep Row 2.
Row 16: K1, p2, RT, p2, 3/3 LC, p3, 2/2 RC, 2/2 LC, p3, 3/3 LC, (3/3 RC, p3) twice, 2/2 RC, k2, p2, LT, p2, k1.
Row 18: Rep Row 2.
Row 20: Rep Row 8.
Row 22: K1, p2, RT, p2, 3/3 RC, p3, k8, p3, 3/3 LC, 3/3 RC, p3, 3/3 LC, p3, k2, 2/2 LC, p2, k2, p2, k1.
Row 24: Rep Row 8.
Row 25 [WS]: P1, k2, p2, k2, (p6, k3) twice, p12, k3, p8, k3, p6, k2, p2, k2, p1.
Rep Rows 2-25 for patt.

Back Chart (Size L Only; worked over 70 sts)
Row 1 and every foll WS row: P1, k3, p3, (k3, p6) twice, k3, p12, k3, p8, k3, p6, k3, p3, k3, p1.
Row 2 [RS]: K1, p3, 2/1 RC, p3, k6, p3, k8, p3, k12, p3, k6, p3, k2, 2/2 LC, p3, k3, p3, k1.
Row 4: K1, p3, 2/1 RC, p3, 3/3 LC, p3, 2/2 RC, 2/2 LC, p3, 3/3 RC, 3/3 LC, p3, 3/3 RC, p3, 2/2 RC, k2, p3, 2/1 LC, p3, k1.
Row 6: Rep Row 2.
Row 8: K1, p3, 2/1 RC, p3, k6, p3, 2/2 RC, 2/2 LC, p3, k12, p3, k6, p3, 2/2 RC, k2, p3, 2/1 LC, p3, k1.
Row 10: K1, p3, 2/1 RC, p3, 3/3 RC, p3, k8, p3, 3/3 RC, (3/3 LC, p3) twice, k2, 2/2 LC, p3, k3, p3, k1.
Row 12: Rep Row 8.
Row 14: Rep Row 2.
Row 16: K1, p3, 2/1 RC, p3, 3/3 LC, p3, 2/2 RC, 2/2 LC, p3, 3/3 LC, (3/3 RC, p3) twice, 2/2 RC, k2, p3, 2/1 LC, p3, k1.
Row 18: Rep Row 2.
Row 20: Rep Row 8.
Row 22: K1, p3, 2/1 RC, p3, 3/3 RC, p3, k8, p3, 3/3 LC, 3/3 RC, p3, 3/3 LC, p3, k2, 2/2 LC, p3, k3, p3, k1.
Row 24: Rep Row 8.
Row 25 [WS]: P1, k3, p3, (k3, p6) twice, k3, p12, k3, p8, k3, p6, k3, p3, k3, p1.
Rep Rows 2-25 for patt.

Back Chart (Size 1X Only; worked over 74 sts)
Row 1 and every foll WS row: P1, k3, p3, k3, p6, k3, p7, k3, p14, k3, p8, k3, p7, k3, p3, k3, p1.
Row 2 [RS]: K1, p3, 2/1 RC, p3, k7, p3, k8, p3, k14, p3, k7, p3, k2, 2/2 LC, p3, k3, p3, k1.
Row 4: K1, p3, 2/1 RC, p3, 4/3 LC, p3, 2/2 RC, 2/2 LC, p3, 4/3 RC, 4/3 LC, p3, 4/3 RC, p3, 2/2 RC, k2, p3, 2/1 LC, p3, k1.
Row 6: Rep Row 2.
Row 8: K1, p3, 2/1 RC, p3, k7, p3, 2/2 RC, 2/2 LC, p3, k14, p3, k7, p3, 2/2 RC, k2, p3, 2/1 LC, p3, k1.
Row 10: K1, p3, 2/1 RC, p3, 4/3 RC, p3, k8, p3, 4/3 RC, (4/3 LC, p3) twice, k2, 2/2 LC, p3, k3, p3, k1.
Row 12: Rep Row 8.
Row 14: Rep Row 2.
Row 16: K1, p3, 2/1 RC, p3, 4/3 LC, p3, 2/2 RC, 2/2 LC, p3, 4/3 LC, (4/3 RC, p3) twice, 2/2 RC, k2, p3, 2/1 LC, p3, k1.
Row 18: Rep Row 2.
Row 20: Rep Row 8.
Row 22: K1, p3, 2/1 RC, p3, 4/3 RC, p3, k8, p3, 4/3 LC, 4/3 RC, p3, 4/3 LC, p3, k2, 2/2 LC, p3, k3, p3, k1.
Row 24: Rep Row 8.
Row 25 [WS]: P1, k3, p3, k3, p6, k3, p7, k3, p14, k3, p8, k3, p7, k3, p3, k3, p1.
Rep Rows 2-25 for patt.

Back Chart (Size 2X Only; worked over 80 sts)
Row 1 and every foll WS row: P1, k4, p3, k3, p6, k4, p7, k4, p14, k4, p8, k4, p7, k3, p3, k4, p1.
Row 2 [RS]: K1, p4, 2/1 RC, p3, k7, p4, k8, p4, k14, p4, k7, p4, k2, 2/2 LC, p3, k3, p4, k1.
Row 4: K1, p4, 2/1 RC, p3, 4/3 LC, p4, 2/2 RC, 2/2 LC, p4, 4/3 RC, 4/3 LC, p4, 4/3 RC, p4, 2/2 RC, k2, p3, 2/1 LC, p4, k1.
Row 6: Rep Row 2.
Row 8: K1, p4, 2/1 RC, p3, k7, p4, 2/2 RC, 2/2 LC, p4, k14, p4, k7, p4, 2/2 RC, k2, p3, 2/1 LC, p4, k1.
Row 10: K1, p4, 2/1 RC, p3, 4/3 RC, p4, k8, p4, 4/3 RC, (4/3 LC, p4) twice, k2, 2/2 LC, p3, k3, p4, k1.
Row 12: Rep Row 8.
Row 14: Rep Row 2.
Row 16: K1, p4, 2/1 RC, p3, 4/3 LC, p4, 2/2 RC, 2/2 LC, p4, 4/3 LC, (4/3 RC, p4) twice, 2/2 RC, k2, p3, 2/1 LC, p4, k1.
Row 18: Rep Row 2.
Row 20: Rep Row 8.
Row 22: K1, p4, 2/1 RC, p3, 4/3 RC, p4, k8, p4, 4/3 LC, 4/3 RC, p4, 4/3 LC, p4, k2, 2/2 LC, p3, k3, p4, k1.
Row 24: Rep Row 8.
Row 25 [WS]: P1, k4, p3, k3, p6, k4, p7, k4, p14, k4, p8, k4, p7, k3, p3, k4, p1.
Rep Rows 2-25 for patt.

Back Chart (Size 3X Only; worked over 86 sts)
Row 1 and every foll WS row: P1, k4, p4, k4, p6, k4, p7, k4, p14, k4, p10, k4, p7, k4, p4, k4, p1.
Row 2 [RS]: K1, p4, 2/2 RC, p4, k7, p4, k10, p4, k14, p4, k7, p4, k2, 2/2 LC, p4, k4, p4, k1.
Row 4: K1, p4, k4, p4, 4/3 LC, p4, 3/2 RC, 3/2 LC, p4, 4/3 RC, 4/3 LC, p4, 4/3 RC, p4, 2/2 RC, k2, p4, 2/2 LC, p4, k1.
Row 6: Rep Row 2.
Row 8: K1, p4, k4, p4, k7, p4, 3/2 RC, 3/2 LC, p4, k14, p4, k7, p4, 2/2 RC, k2, p4, k4, p4, k1.
Row 10: K1, p4, 2/2 RC, p4, 4/3 RC, p4, k10, p4, 4/3 RC, (4/3 LC, p4) twice, k2, (2/2 LC, p4) twice, k1.
Row 12: Rep Row 8.
Row 14: Rep Row 2.
Row 16: K1, p4, k4, p4, 4/3 LC, p4, 3/2 RC, 3/2 LC, p4, 4/3 LC, (4/3 RC, p4) twice, 2/2 RC, k2, p4, 2/2 LC, p4, k1.
Row 18: Rep Row 2.
Row 20: Rep Row 8.
Row 22: K1, p4, 2/2 RC, p4, 4/3 RC, p4, k10, p4, 4/3 LC, 4/3 RC, p4, 4/3 LC, p4, k2, (2/2 LC, p4) twice, k1.
Row 24: Rep Row 8.
Row 25 [WS]: P1, k4, p4, k4, p6, k4, p7, k4, p14, k4, p10, k4, p7, k4, p4, k4, p1.
Rep Rows 2-25 for patt.

Back Chart (Size 4X Only; worked over 92 sts)
Row 1 and every foll WS row: P1, k4, p5, k4, p10, k4, p7, k4, p14, k4, p10, k4, p7, k4, p5, k4, p1.
Row 2 [RS]: K1, p4, 3/2 RC, p4, k7, p4, k10, p4, k14, p4, k7, p4, k10, p4, k5, p4, k1.
Row 4: K1, p4, k5, p4, 4/3 LC, p4, 3/2 RC, 3/2 LC, p4, 4/3 RC, 4/3 LC, p4, 4/3 RC, p4, k4, 3/3 LC, p4, 3/2 LC, p4, k1.
Row 6: Rep Row 2.
Row 8: K1, p4, k5, p4, k7, p4, 3/2 RC, 3/2 LC, p4, k14, p4, k7, p4, 3/3 RC, k4, p4, k5, p4, k1.
Row 10: K1, p4, 3/2 RC, p4, 4/3 RC, p4, k10, p4, 4/3 RC, (4/3 LC, p4) twice, k10, p4, 3/2 LC, p4, k1.
Row 12: K1, p4, k5, p4, k7, p4, 3/2 RC, 3/2 LC, p4, k14, p4, k7, p4, k4, 3/3 LC, p4, k5, p4, k1.
Row 14: Rep Row 2.
Row 16: K1, p4, k5, p4, 4/3 LC, p4, 3/2 RC, 3/2 LC, p4, 4/3 LC, (4/3 RC, p4) twice, 3/3 RC, k4, p4, 3/2 LC, p4, k1.
Row 18: Rep Row 2.
Row 20: Rep Row 12.
Row 22: K1, p4, 3/2 RC, p4, 4/3 RC, p4, k10, p4, 4/3 LC, 4/3 RC, p4, 4/3 LC, p4, k10, p4, 3/2 LC, p4, k1.
Row 24: K1, p4, k5, p4, k7, p4, 3/2 RC, 3/2 LC, p4, k14, p4, k7, p4, 3/3 RC, k4, p4, k5, p4, k1.
Row 25 [WS]: P1, k4, p5, k4, p10, k4, p7, k4, p14, k4, p10, k4, p7, k4, p5, k4, p1.
Rep Rows 2-25 for patt.

Back Chart (Size 5X Only; worked over 96 sts)
Row 1 and every foll WS row: P1, k5, p5, k5, p10, k4, p7, k4, p14, k4, p10, k4, p7, k5, p5, k5, p1.
Row 2 [RS]: K1, p5, 3/2 RC, p5, k7, p4, k10, p4, k14, p4, k7, p4, k10, p5, k5, p5, k1.
Row 4: K1, p5, k5, p5, 4/3 LC, p4, 3/2 RC, 3/2 LC, p4, 4/3 RC, 4/3 LC, p4, 4/3 RC, p4, k4, 3/3 LC, p5, 3/2 LC, p5, k1.
Row 6: Rep Row 2.
Row 8: K1, p5, k5, p5, k7, p4, 3/2 RC, 3/2 LC, p4, k14, p4, k7, p4, 3/3 RC, k4, p5, k5, p5, k1.
Row 10: K1, p5, 3/2 RC, p5, 4/3 RC, p4, k10, p4, 4/3 RC, (4/3 LC, p4) twice, k10, p5, 3/2 LC, p5, k1.
Row 12: K1, p5, k5, p5, k7, p4, 3/2 RC, 3/2 LC, p4, k14, p4, k7, p4, k4, 3/3 LC, p5, k5, p5, k1.
Row 14: Rep Row 2.
Row 16: K1, p5, k5, p5, 4/3 LC, p4, 3/2 RC, 3/2 LC, p4, 4/3 LC, (4/3 RC, p4) twice, 3/3 RC, k4, p5, 3/2 LC, p5, k1.
Row 18: Rep Row 2.
Row 20: Rep Row 12.
Row 22: K1, p5, 3/2 RC, p5, 4/3 RC, p4, k10, p4, 4/3 LC, 4/3 RC, p4, 4/3 LC, p4, k10, p5, 3/2 LC, p5, k1.
Row 24: K1, p5, k5, p5, k7, p4, 3/2 RC, 3/2 LC, p4, k14, p4, k7, p4, 3/3 RC, k4, p5, k5, p5, k1.
Row 25 [WS]: P1, k5, p5, k5, p10, k4, p7, k4, p14, k4, p10, k4, p7, k5, p5, k5, p1.
Rep Rows 2-25 for patt.

Left Front Chart (Sizes XS-1X Only; worked over 20 sts)
Row 1 and every foll WS row: K1, p2, k1, p12, k1, p2, k1.
Row 2 [RS]: P1, LT, p1, k12, p1, LT, p1.
Row 4: P1, LT, p1, 3/3 RC, 3/3 LC, p1, LT, p1.
Row 6: Rep Row 2.
Row 8: Rep Row 2.
Row 10: Rep Row 4.
Row 12: Rep Row 2.
Row 14: Rep Row 2.
Row 16: P1, LT, p1, 3/3 LC, 3/3 RC, p1, LT, p1.
Row 18: Rep Row 2.
Row 20: Rep Row 2.
Row 22: Rep Row 16.
Row 24: Rep Row 2.
Row 25 [WS]: K1, p2, k1, p12, k1, p2, k1.
Rep Rows 2-25 for patt.

Left Front Chart (Sizes 2X-5X Only; worked over 24 sts)
Row 1 and every foll WS row: K1, p3, k1, p14, k1, p3, k1.
Row 2 [RS]: P1, 2/1 LC, p1, k14, p1, 2/1 LC, p1.
Row 4: P1, 2/1 LC, p1, 4/3 RC, 4/3 LC, p1, 2/1 LC, p1.
Row 6: Rep Row 2.
Row 8: Rep Row 2.
Row 10: Rep Row 4.
Row 12: Rep Row 2.
Row 14: Rep Row 2.
Row 16: P1, 2/1 LC, p1, 4/3 LC, 4/3 RC, p1, 2/1 LC, p1.
Row 18: Rep Row 2.
Row 20: Rep Row 2.
Row 22: Rep Row 16.
Row 24: Rep Row 2.
Row 25 [WS]: K1, p3, k1, p14, k1, p3, k1.
Rep Rows 2-25 for patt.

Right Front Chart (Sizes XS-1X Only; worked over 20 sts)
Row 1 and every foll WS row: K1, p2, k1, p12, k1, p2, k1.
Row 2 [RS]: P1, RT, p1, k12, p1, RT, p1.
Row 4: P1, RT, p1, 3/3 RC, 3/3 LC, p1, RT, p1.
Row 6: Rep Row 2.
Row 8: Rep Row 2.
Row 10: Rep Row 4.
Row 12: Rep Row 2.
Row 14: Rep Row 2.
Row 16: P1, RT, p1, 3/3 LC, 3/3 RC, p1, RT, p1.
Row 18: Rep Row 2.
Row 20: Rep Row 2.
Row 22: Rep Row 16.
Row 24: Rep Row 2.
Row 25 [WS]: K1, p2, k1, p12, k1, p2, k1.
Rep Rows 2-25 for patt.

Right Front Chart (Sizes 2X-5X Only; worked over 24 sts)
Row 1 and every foll WS row: K1, p3, k1, p14, k1, p3, k1.
Row 2 [RS]: P1, 2/1 RC, p1, k14, p1, 2/1 RC, p1.
Row 4: P1, 2/1 RC, p1, 4/3 RC, 4/3 LC, p1, 2/1 RC, p1.
Row 6: Rep Row 2.
Row 8: Rep Row 2.
Row 10: Rep Row 4.
Row 12: Rep Row 2.
Row 14: Rep Row 2.
Row 16: P1, 2/1 RC, p1, 4/3 LC, 4/3 RC, p1, 2/1 RC, p1.
Row 18: Rep Row 2.
Row 20: Rep Row 2.
Row 22: Rep Row 16.
Row 24: Rep Row 2.
Row 25 [WS]: K1, p3, k1, p14, k1, p3, k1.
Rep Rows 2-25 for patt.

Left Sleeve Chart (Sizes XS-1X Only; worked over 14 sts)
Row 1 and every foll WS row: K1, p6, k2, p4, k1.
Row 2 [RS]: P1, 2/2 LC, p2, k2, 2/2 LC, p1.
Row 4: P1, k4, p2, 2/2 RC, k2, p1.
Row 6: P1, 2/2 RC, p2, k2, 2/2 LC, p1.
Row 8: Rep Row 4.
Row 9 [WS]: K1, p6, k2, p4, k1.
Rep Rows 2-9 for patt.

Left Sleeve Chart (Sizes 2X-5X Only; worked over 18 sts)
Row 1 and every foll WS row: K1, p9, k2, p5, k1.
Row 2 [RS]: P1, k5, p2, k9, p1.
Row 4: P1, 3/2 LC, p2, k3, 3/3 LC, p1.
Row 6: Rep Row 2.
Row 8: P1, 3/2 RC, p2, 3/3 RC, k3, p1.
Row 9 [WS]: K1, p9, k2, p5, k1.
Rep Rows 2-9 for patt.

Right Sleeve Chart (Sizes XS-1X Only; worked over 14 sts)
Row 1 and every foll WS row: K1, p4, k2, p6, k1.
Row 2 [RS]: P1, 2/2 RC, k2, p2, 2/2 RC, p1.
Row 4: P1, k2, 2/2 LC, p2, k4, p1.
Row 6: P1, 2/2 RC, k2, p2, 2/2 LC, p1.
Row 8: Rep Row 4.
Row 9 [WS]: K1, p4, k2, p6, k1.
Rep Rows 2-9 for patt.

Right Sleeve Chart (Sizes 2X-5X Only; worked over 18 sts)
Row 1 and every foll WS row: K1, p5, k2, p9, k1.
Row 2 [RS]: P1, k9, p2, k5, p1.
Row 4: P1, 3/3 RC, k3, p2, 3/2 RC, p1.
Row 6: Rep Row 2.
Row 8: P1, k3, 3/3 LC, p2, 3/2 LC, p1.
Row 9 [WS]: K1, p5, k2, p9, k1.
Rep Rows 2-9 for patt.

Back chart: XS | S | M | L | 1X | 2X | 3X | 4X | 5X

Right front chart: XS, S, M, L 1X | 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X

Left front chart: XS, S, M, L 1X | 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X

Sleeve charts: XS, S, M, L 1X | 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X

DIRECTIONS

BACK

Hem
With smaller needle and 1 strand of Yarn A, cast on 52[58, 64, 70, 74, 80, 86, 92, 96] sts.
Row 1 [RS]: K1, work Row 1 of Moss Stitch (for even number of sts) to last st, k1.
Row 2 [WS]: P1, work Row 2 of Moss Stitch to last st, p1.
Row 3: K1, work Row 3 of Moss Stitch to last st, k1.
Row 4: P1, work Row 4 of Moss Stitch to last st, p1.
Rep Rows 1-4 once more, then rep Rows 1-3 once more. Change to larger needle.

Main Back
Note: Take care to ensure you are working the correct Back Chart for your size.

Row 1 [WS]: Work Row 1 of Back Chart to end.
Row 2 [RS]: Work Row 2 of Back Chart to end.

Cont as est through Row 25 of Back Chart, then continuously rep Rows 2-25 for the remainder of the Back.

When piece meas 13.25[13.25, 13.25, 13.75, 13.75, 13.75, 14.25, 14.25, 14.25] inches / 33.5[33.5, 33.5, 35, 35, 35, 36, 36, 36] cm from CO edge, place a removable marker on each side of work to denote armholes (call the left side marker "Left Underarm Marker" and the right side marker "Right Underarm Marker").

Cont as est until Back meas 19[19.5, 19.75, 20.75, 21.5, 22.25, 23.25, 23.75, 24.5] inches / 48.5[49.5, 50, 52.5, 54.5, 56.5, 59, 60.5, 62] cm from CO edge, ending after a WS row.

BO all sts.

RIGHT FRONT

Hem
With smaller needle and 1 strand of Yarn A, cast on 33[37, 41, 45, 49, 55, 59, 63, 67] sts. Join 1 strand of Yarn B.

Row 1 [RS]: With Yarns A and B held together, work in Row 1 of Moss Stitch (for an even number of sts) over 12[16, 20, 24, 28, 30, 34, 38, 42] sts, pm, with Yarn A only, cont in Row 1 of Moss Stitch to last st, k1.
Row 2 [WS]: With Yarn A, p1, work Row 2 of Moss Stitch to m, sl m, with Yarns A and B held together, cont in Row 2 of Moss Stitch to end.
Row 3: With Yarns A and B held together, work in Row 3 of Moss Stitch to m, sl m, with Yarn A only, cont in Row 3 of Moss Stitch to last st, k1.
Row 4: With Yarn A, p1, work Row 4 of Moss Stitch to m, sl m, with Yarns A and B held together, cont in Row 4 of Moss Stitch to end.
Rep Rows 1-4 once more, then Rep Rows 1-3 once more. Change to larger needle.

Main Right Front
Row 1 [WS]: With Yarn A, p1, work Row 1 of Front Chart over 20[20, 20, 20, 20, 24, 24, 24, 24] sts, pm, with Yarns A and B held together, cont in patt as est to end.
Row 2 [RS]: With Yarns A and B held together, cont in patt as est to m, sl m, with Yarn A, work Row 2 of Front Chart to m, sl m, k1.

Cont as est through Row 25 of Front Chart, then continuously rep Rows 2-25 for the remainder of the Front.

When piece measures 13.25[13.25, 13.25, 13.75, 13.75, 13.75, 14.25, 14.25, 14.25] inches / 33.5[33.5, 33.5, 35, 35, 35, 36, 36, 36] cm from CO edge, place a removable marker on left side of work to denote armhole (call this marker "Right Underarm Marker"). Cont as est until piece measures 19[19.5, 19.75, 20.75, 21.5, 22.25, 23.25, 23.75, 24.5] inches / 48.5[49.5, 50, 52.5, 54.5, 56.5, 59, 60.5, 62] cm from CO edge. Place removable marker on left side of work (call this marker "Right Back Marker"). Cont as est until piece meas 28.5[30, 31.5, 33.5, 35, 36.75, 39, 40.5, 42] inches / 72.5[76, 80, 85, 89, 93.5, 99, 103, 106.5] cm from CO.

Break yarn and place sts on holder or waste yarn. Take note of which row of Front Chart you ended on to ensure the Left Front matches.

LEFT FRONT
Hem
With smaller needle and 1 strand of Yarn A, cast on 33[37, 41, 45, 49, 55, 59, 63, 67] sts.
Row 1 [RS]: With Yarn A, k1, work Row 1 of Moss Stitch over 20[20, 20, 20, 20, 24, 24, 24, 24] sts, pm, join 1 strand of Yarn B and with Yarns A and B held together, cont in Row 1 of Moss Stitch to end.
Row 2 [WS]: With Yarns A and B held together, work Row 2 of Moss Stitch to m, sl m, with Yarn A, cont in Row 2 of Moss Stitch to last st, p1.
Row 3: With Yarn A, k1, work Row 3 of Moss Stitch to m, sl m, with Yarns A and B held together, cont in Row 3 of Moss Stitch to end.
Row 4: With Yarns A and B held together, work Row 4 of Moss Stitch to m, sl m, with Yarn A, cont in Row 4 of Moss Stitch to last st, p1.
Rep Rows 1-4 once more, then Rep Rows 1-3 once more. Change to larger needle.

Main Left Front
Row 1 [WS]: With Yarn A and B held together, cont as est to m, sl m, with Yarn A, work Row 1 of Front Chart over 20[20, 20, 20, 20, 24, 24, 24, 24] sts, pm, p1.
Row 2 [RS]: With Yarn A, k1, work Row 1 of Front Chart to m, sl m, with Yarns A and B held together, cont as est to end.

Cont as est through Row 25 of Front Chart, then continuously rep Rows 2-25 for the remainder of the Front.

When piece measures 13.25[13.25, 13.25, 13.75, 13.75, 13.75, 14.25, 14.25, 14.25] inches / 33.5[33.5, 33.5, 35, 35, 35, 36, 36, 36] cm from CO edge, place a removable marker on right side of work to denote armhole (call this marker "Left Underarm Marker"). Cont as est until piece measures 19[19.5, 19.75, 20.75, 21.5, 22.25, 23.25, 23.75, 24.5] inches / 48.5[49.5, 50, 52.5, 54.5, 56.5, 59, 60.5, 62] cm from CO edge. Place removable marker on right side of work (call this marker "Left Back Marker"). Cont as est until piece measures 28.5[30, 31.5, 33.5, 35, 36.75, 39, 40.5, 42] inches / 72.5[76, 80, 85, 89, 93.5, 99, 103, 106.5] cm from CO, ending with the same row of the Front Chart as you did for the Right Front.

Break yarn and place sts on holder or waste yarn.

LEFT SLEEVE
Cuff
With smaller needle and holding 1 strand each of Yarns A and B together, CO 22[22, 22, 24, 24, 24, 26, 26, 26] sts.
Row 1 [WS]: P1, work in Moss Stitch (for an even number of sts) to last st, p1.
Row 2 [RS]: K1, work in Moss Stitch to last st, k1.
Rep Rows 1-2 until piece measures approx. 3 inches/7.5 cm from CO edge, ending after a RS row.

Break Yarn B and cont with Yarn A only. Change to larger needle.

Main Sleeve
Note: Take care to ensure you are working the correct Left Sleeve chart for your size.

Row 1 [WS]: P1, cont in Moss Stitch over 3[3, 3, 4, 4, 2, 3, 3, 3] sts, pm, work Row 1 of Left Sleeve Chart over 14[14, 14, 14, 14, 18, 18, 18, 18] sts, pm, cont in Moss Stitch over 3[3, 3, 4, 4, 2, 3, 3, 3] sts, p1.
Row 2 [RS]: K1, cont in Moss Stitch as est to m, sl m, work Left Sleeve Chart to m, sl m, cont as est to last st, k1.
Row 3: P1, cont in Moss Stitch as est to m, sl m, work Left Sleeve Chart to m, sl m, cont in Moss Stitch as est to last st, p1.

Shape sleeve:
Note: Maintain increased sts in Moss Stitch. Cont working Left Sleeve Chart as est throughout Sleeve Shaping, working through Row 9, then continuously repeating Rows 2-9 of patt throughout remainder of Sleeve.

Inc row [RS]: K1, m1R, cont in Moss Stitch to m, sl m, work next row of Left Sleeve Chart to m, sl m, cont in Moss Stitch to last st, m1L, k1. 2 sts inc’d.

Cont in patt, rep Inc row every 8[6, 0, 6, 4, 0, 2, 2, 2] rows 4[3, 0, 6, 5, 0, 1, 3, 7] more times, then rep Inc row every 0[8, 6, 0, 6, 4, 4, 4, 4] rows 0[2, 6, 0, 3, 10, 10, 9, 7] times. 32[34, 36, 38, 42, 46, 50, 52, 56] sts.

Work even in patt as est until piece measures approx. 15[15, 15, 15.5, 15.5, 15.5, 16, 16, 16] inches / 38[38, 38, 39.5, 39.5, 39.5, 40.5, 40.5, 40.5] cm from CO.

BO all sts.

RIGHT SLEEVE
Work as for Left Sleeve, working Right Sleeve Chart instead of Left Sleeve Chart.

FINISHING

Gently wash and block pieces to finished measurements. Weave in ends.
With RS facing together, join held sts of Left Front and Right Front using the 3-needle bind-off.

Align upper right and left corners of the Back piece with the Back Right and Back Left markers on the Front pieces.
Seam Back to Front piece along the top back edge, ensuring that the center-back is aligned with the 3-needle BO from the Front piece.
Align top of sleeve, with each corner of Sleeve at Left Underarm Marker on the Front and Back, centering the sleeve at the intersection of the Front and Back piece.
Sew Sleeve to Body. Rep for the right side.
Sew Sleeve and side seams.
Weave in rem ends.



A – Back Width: 18.75[21, 23.25, 25.5, 26.75, 29, 31.25, 33.25, 34.75] inches / 47.5[53.5, 59, 65, 68, 73.5, 79.5, 84.5, 88.5] cm
B – Length to Underarm:
13.25[13.25, 13.25, 13.75, 13.75, 13.75, 14.25, 14.25, 14.25] inches / 33.5[33.5, 33.5, 35, 35, 35, 36, 36, 36] cm
C – Armhole Depth: 5.75[6.25, 6.5, 7, 7.75, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10.25] inches / 14.5[16, 16.5, 18, 19.5, 21.5, 23, 24, 26] cm
D – Front Width: 13[14.75, 16.5, 18.25, 20, 22.5, 24.25, 26, 27.75] inches / 33[37.5, 42, 46.5, 51, 57, 61.5, 66, 70.5] cm
E – Back Length: 19[19.5, 19.75, 20.75, 21.5, 22.25, 23.25, 23.75, 24.5] inches / 48.5[49.5, 50, 52.5, 54.5, 56.5, 59, 60.5, 62] cm
F – Front Length: 28.5[30, 31.5, 33.5, 35, 36.75, 39, 40.5, 42] inches / 72.5[76, 80, 85, 89, 93.5, 99, 103, 106.5] cm
G – Cuff Width: 9[9, 9, 9.75, 9.75, 9.75, 10.75, 10.75, 10.75] inches / 23[23, 23, 25, 25, 25, 27.5, 27.5, 27.5] cm
H – Sleeve Length: 15[15, 15, 15.5, 15.5, 15.5, 16, 16, 16] inches / 38[38, 38, 39.5, 39.5, 39.5, 40.5, 40.5, 40.5] cm
I – Upper Arm: 11.5[12.25, 13, 13.75, 15.25, 16.75, 18.25, 19, 20.25] inches / 29[31, 33, 35, 38.5, 42.5, 46.5, 48.5, 51.5] cm

ABOUT THE DESIGNER

designername Rachel Brockman is the creative lead for Universal Yarn and also designs independently. When she isn't knitting, she's probably playing with her pups, climbing, or watching John Carpenter's The Thing for the millionth time with her husband.

You can find her on Ravelry as Racheleilei and on Instagram as rachbrocknits.

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