This elegant women’s pullover features a dramatic lace collar, matched with tapered lace inserts on the sleeves and body. A picot hemline adds a sweet and feminine edging. Knit in the round from the bottom up, this sweater requires minimal seaming and works up quickly. Skills required beyond knit and purl include: increasing (both yarn overs and m1) and decreasing, three needle bind off, and ability to read charted instructions.
Not sure about knitting in hems? A tutorial can be found here.
Finished bust sizes: 28 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56)” Negative ease of 0-2” is suggested.
Gauge: 18 sts x 23 rows=4” on size 9 US (5.5mm) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
825 (875, 925, 975, 1025, 1050, 1125, 1175, 1225, 1250, 1300, 1350, 1400, 1450, 1500) yards heavy worsted/aran weight yarn. Original sweater uses a wool/mohair/acrylic blend with 90 yards/50g.
-Size 9 US (5.5 mm) needles, one set of double points and one circular needle. For the 28-32” bust sizes, a 24 or 28” cable is suggested. For the 34-42” bust sizes a 32” cable is suggested. For the 44-56” bust sizes, a 40” cable is suggested.
-Size 7 US (4.5 mm) circular needle (any length)
-16” circular needles in sizes US 11 (8 mm), US 10.5 (6.5 mm), and US 10 (6 mm) are used for the lace collar only
Stitch markers (at least 4)
~6 yards scrap yarn for cast-on
A note about the pattern files
This pattern comes in two different formats, “tabular” and “traditional”:
The “tabular” format (samantha_sweater_tables.pdf) is provided as an alternative to the traditional small (large, larger) format of writing instructions for different sizes. In this file, a point with different numbers for each size is written as a blank followed by a letter, such as _____(A). Tables are provided at the end of the pattern with numbers for each size/letter combination. Find your size at the top of the table, go down the column until you get to the row with the required number, and fill this value into the blank. This version of the pattern is 6 pages in length.
The “traditional” format (samantha_sweater_trad.pdf) follows more conventional formatting of writing instructions, numbers for all sizes are contained within the pattern text as: 28 (30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56). This version of the pattern is 4 pages in length.
Each PDF contains all the charts and directions needed and is a self-contained unit. Simply pick the format that is most appealing to you.