But­ton­side Sweater

The Knitter - - Buttonside Sweater - Jen­nifer Dassau

BOXY AND swingy, this de­sign by Jen­nifer Dassau uses Ger­man short rows to shape the shoul­ders be­low the tex­tured sad­dles, the curved hems, and the sleeve caps. The tex­tured garter-stripe edg­ing that bor­ders the sides and hem is worked along with the body un­til the hem shap­ing, then ap­plied seam­lessly us­ing additional short rows to curve smoothly around the cor­ners. The sweater is worked from the top down, start­ing with the tex­tured shoul­der sad­dles.

PAT­TERN NOTES

SHOUL­DER STITCH PAT­TERN (worked over 16 sts) Row 1 (WS): K3, (P2, K2) to last 5 sts, P2, K3. Row 2 (RS): Knit. Rep Rows 1 and 2 for patt. BUT­TON­HOLES Sl 1 kwise, move yarn to front and drop it. *Sl 1 kwise and pass first slipped st over sec­ond slipped st and off nee­dle; rep from * twice more. Slip last st on right nee­dle back to left nee­dle. Turn work and move yarn to front; cast on 4 sts us­ing twisted pwise cast-on (see be­low). Turn work. Slip first st on left nee­dle to right nee­dle and slip last cast-on st over this st. Then slip this st onto left nee­dle. Twisted pwise cast-on: In­sert right nee­dle pwise into first st on left nee­dle; draw a loop of yarn through and place on left nee­dle.

SHOUL­DER SAD­DLES

(make 2) Us­ing 3.75mm cir­cu­lar nee­dles and the long-tail method, cast on 16 sts. Work Shoul­der Stitch Pat­tern for 28 ( 32: 34: 36: 40) rows. Cast off all sts and cut yarn.

BACK

With RS fac­ing, beg at cast-on edge, pick up and knit 22 ( 24: 26: 28: 30) sts along long edge of one shoul­der sad­dle, pm, cast on 34 ( 35: 36: 37: 38) sts us­ing the back­wards loop method, pm, then with RS fac­ing, beg at cast-off edge, pick up and knit 22 ( 24: 26: 28: 30) sts along the long edge of sec­ond shoul­der sad­dle. 78 ( 83: 88: 93: 98) sts. Purl 1 WS row. SHAPE BACK SHOUL­DERS Short row 1 (RS): K to 2nd mrk, K5 ( 6:6: 7:7), turn. Short row 2 (WS): DS, P to 2nd mrk, P5 ( 6:6:7: 7), turn. Short row 3: DS, K to previous dou­ble st, knit both loops to­gether as 1 st, K5 ( 6:6: 7:7), turn. Short row 4: DS, P to previous dou­ble st, purl both loops to­gether as 1 st, P5 ( 6:6: 7:7), turn. Short row 5: DS, K to previous dou­ble st, knit both loops to­gether as 1 st, K6 ( 6:7: 7:8), turn. Short row 6: DS, P to previous dou­ble st, purl both loops to­gether as 1 st, P6 ( 6:7:7: 8), turn. Row 7: DS, K to previous dou­ble st, knit both loops to­gether as 1 st, K to end. Row 8: DS, P to previous dou­ble st, purl both loops to­gether as 1 st, P to end, re­mov­ing all mrks. Work 38 ( 42: 46: 52: 56) more rows in st st, work­ing both loops of rem dou­ble sts to­gether on the first row, or un­til arm­hole edge mea­sures 14 ( 16: 17: 19 :21) cm from shoul­der sad­dle pick-up. SHAPE ARM­HOLE AND BE­GIN BUTTONBAND Set-up row (RS): Cast on 12 ( 15: 18: 21: 24) sts us­ing the ca­ble method, K14, pm, K to end. 90 ( 98: 106: 114: 122) sts. Set-up row (WS): Cast on 12 ( 15: 18: 21: 24) sts us­ing the ca­ble method, K3, P8, K3, pm, P to next mrk, K3, P8, K3. 102 ( 113: 124: 135: 146) sts; 74 ( 85: 96: 107: 118) sts be­tween mrks. Row 1 (RS): Knit. Row 2 (WS): K3, P8, K3, slm, P to next mrk, K3, P8, K3. Row 3: Knit. Row 4: K to mrk, P to next mrk, K to end. Row 5: Knit. Row 6: K to mrk, P to next mrk, K to end. Rep Rows 1–6, 12 more times, dec 1 ( 0:2: 1:0) sts be­tween mrks on last row for a mul­ti­ple of 3 sts plus 1 be­tween mrks. 101 ( 113: 122: 134: 146) sts rem; 73 ( 85: 94: 106: 118) sts be­tween mark­ers. BACK HEM Short row 1 (RS): Knit to 1 st be­fore sec­ond mrk, turn.

Short row 2 (WS): DS, P to 1 st be­fore mrk, turn. Short row 3: DS, K to 1 st be­fore previous dou­ble st, turn. Short row 4: DS, P to 1 st be­fore previous dou­ble st, turn. Rep Short rows 3 and 4, 9 more times. Next row (RS): DS, K to end, knit­ting both loops of each dou­ble st to­gether as 1 st. Next row(WS): K3, P8, K3, P to next mrk, K3, P8, K3. Short row 1 (RS): K5, turn. Short row 2 (WS): DS, P1, K3. Short row 3: K10, knit­ting both loops to­gether as 1 st, turn. Short row 4: DS, P6, K3. Row 5: K to mrk, knit­ting both loops to­gether as 1 st, slm, K2­tog tbl, turn. 1 body st dec’d. Row 6: Sl 1 wyif, slm, K to end. Row 7: Knit to mrk, slm, K2­tog tbl, turn. 1 body st dec’d. Row 8: Sl 1 wyif, slm, K to end. Row 9: Knit to mrk, slm, K2­tog tbl, turn. 1 body st dec’d. Row 10: Sl 1 wyif, slm, K3, P8, K3. Rep last 10 rows 6 more times. 52 ( 64: 73: 85: 97) sts rem be­tween mark­ers. Rep Rows 5–10, 11( 15: 18: 22: 26) times. 19 sts rem be­tween mark­ers. Rep Rows 1–10, 5 times, then Rows 1–8 once, then Short rows 1–4 once. 30 sts to­tal rem. K15, leav­ing sts on nee­dle. Place rem 15 sts on an­other nee­dle, cut yarn and graft as foll: Set-up: In­sert nee­dle through first st on front nee­dle pwise, then through first st on back nee­dle kwise. Front nee­dle: In­sert nee­dle through first st kwise and drop st off nee­dle, then through next st pwise, leav­ing st on nee­dle. Back nee­dle: In­sert nee­dle through first st pwise and drop st off nee­dle, then through next st kwise, leav­ing st on nee­dle. Rep Front Nee­dle and Back Nee­dle steps un­til all sts are grafted.

FRONT

Us­ing 3.75mm cir­cu­lar nee­dles, with RS fac­ing and back neck cast-on edge at top, beg at in­ner neck edge, pick up and knit 22 ( 24: 26: 28: 30) sts along open long edge of left shoul­der sad­dle. SHAPE LEFT FRONT SHOUL­DER Row 1 (WS): P to end. Short row 2 (RS): K5 ( 6:6:7: 7), turn. Short row 3: DS, P to end. Short row 4: K to dou­ble st, knit both loops to­gether as 1 st, K5 ( 6:6: 7:7), turn. Short row 5: DS, P to end. Short row 6: K to dou­ble st, knit both loops to­gether as 1 st, K6 ( 6:7: 7:8), turn. Next row (WS): DS, P to end. SHAPE LEFT FRONT NECK Next row (RS): K1, M1R, K to end. 1 st inc’d. Next row (WS): Purl. Rep last 2 rows, 3 more times. 26 ( 28: 30: 32: 34) sts. Cut yarn and place left front sts on holder. With RS fac­ing and back neck cast-on edge at top, beg at outer arm­hole edge, pick up and knit 22 ( 24: 26: 28: 30) sts along open long edge of right shoul­der sad­dle. SHAPE RIGHT FRONT SHOUL­DER Short row 1 (WS): P5 ( 6:6:7: 7), turn. Short row 2 (RS): DS, K to end. Short row 3: P to dou­ble st, purl both loops to­gether as 1 st, P5 ( 6:6: 7: 7), turn. Short row 4: DS, K to end. Short row 5: P to dou­ble st, purl both loops to­gether as 1 st, P6 ( 6:7:7: 8), turn. Short row 6: DS, K to end. Next row (WS): P to dou­ble st, purl both loops to­gether as 1 st, P to end. SHAPE RIGHT FRONT NECK Next row (RS): K to last st, M1L, K1. 1 st inc’d. Next row (WS): Purl. Rep last 2 rows, 3 more times. 26 ( 28: 30: 32: 34) sts. JOIN RIGHT AND LEFT FRONT Next row (RS): Us­ing work­ing yarn, knit across all sts of right front, cast on 26 ( 27: 28: 29: 30) sts us­ing the back­wards loop method, then knit left front sts from holder. 78 ( 83: 88: 93: 98) sts. Work 29 ( 33: 37: 43: 47) more rows in st st, or un­til arm­hole edge meas 14 ( 16: 17: 19 :21) cm from shoul­der sad­dle pick-up. SHAPE ARM­HOLE & BE­GIN BUTTONBAND Set-up row (RS): Cast on 12 ( 15: 18: 21: 24) sts us­ing the ca­ble method, K14, pm, K to end. 90 ( 98: 106: 114: 122) sts.

GER­MAN SHORT ROWS SHAPE THE SHOUL­DERS AND CURVED HEMS

Set-up row (WS): Cast on 12 ( 15: 18: 21: 24) sts us­ing the ca­ble method, K3, P8, K3, pm, P to next mrk, K3, P8, K3. 102 ( 113: 124: 135: 146) sts. Row 1 (RS): Knit. Row 2 (WS): K3, P8, K3, slm, P to next mrk, K3, P8, K3. Row 3: Knit. Row 4: K to mrk, P to next mrk, K to end. Row 5: Knit. Row 6: K to mrk, P to next mrk, K to end. Rep Rows 1–6, 12 more times, AT THE SAME TIME make three but­ton­holes by work­ing ev­ery fourth Row 5 as fol­lows (see Pat­tern Notes): But­ton­hole row 5 (RS): K5, MB, knit to last 10 sts, MB, K5. FRONT HEM Work as for Back Hem.

SLEEVES

Over­lap front over back at side seams so that 8 ( 14: 14: 14: 14) sts of 14-st tex­tured but­ton­bands line up, and tack in place tem­po­rar­ily us­ing smooth waste yarn. With RS fac­ing, beg at cen­tre bot­tom of arm­hole, pick up and knit 8 ( 8: 11: 14: 17) sts with first 4 ( 7:7: 7:7) sts through both lay­ers, along cast-on sts of un­der­arm, 19 ( 22: 24: 25: 25) sts evenly spaced around arm­hole edge to shoul­der sad­dle, 12 ( 12: 12: 10: 10) sts along edge of shoul­der sad­dle, 19 ( 22: 24: 25: 25) sts evenly spaced around other arm­hole edge to un­der­arm, and 8 ( 8: 11: 14: 17) sts with last 4 ( 7:7:7: 7) sts through both lay­ers, along rem cast-on sts of un­der­arm. 66 ( 72: 82: 88: 94) sts. Pm and join to work in the rnd, be­ing care­ful not to twist sts. SHAPE SLEEVE CAP Set-up short row 1 (RS): K44 ( 48: 54: 58: 62), turn. Set-up short row 2 (WS): DS, P21 ( 23: 25: 27: 29), turn. Short row 1: DS, K to previous dou­ble st, knit both loops to­gether as 1 st, K1, turn. Short row 2: DS, P to previous dou­ble st, purl both loops to­gether as 1 st, P1, turn. Rep Short rows 1 and 2 un­til 1 st rem un­worked on each side of marker. Knit 7 ( 6:4: 3:3) rnds, knit­ting rem loops to­gether as 1 st. Dec rnd: K1, SSK, K to 3 sts be­fore mrk, K2­tog, K1. 2 sts dec’d. Rep Dec rnd ev­ery 8 ( 7:5:5: 4) rnds 6( 11: 9: 2: 12) more times, then ev­ery 9 ( 8:6:5: 5) rnds 4 ( 1: 7: 16: 8) times. 44 ( 46: 48: 50: 52) sts rem. Knit 14 more rnds. CUFF Round 1: Knit. Round 2: Purl. Rep Rounds 1 and 2 four more times. Bind off all sts kwise.

FIN­ISH­ING

NECK EDGE With RS fac­ing and beg at cast-on sts of right back neck, pick up and knit 26 ( 28: 29: 29: 30) sts from cast-on sts of back neck, 10 sts from left shoul­der sad­dle, 10 sts from left front neck edge, 19 ( 20: 21: 21: 22) sts from cast-on sts of front neck, 10 sts from right front neck edge, and 10 sts from right shoul­der sad­dle. 85 ( 88: 90: 90: 92) sts. Pm and join to work in the rnd, be­ing care­ful not to twist sts. Next round: Purl. Next round: Knit. Rep last 2 rnds 3 more times, then purl 1 rnd. Cast off all sts kwise. Weave in ends and block to mea­sure­ments, fol­low­ing any yarn care in­struc­tions on the ball band. Sew but­tons to buttonband of back piece op­po­site but­ton­holes of front piece.

This pat­tern is taken from Knit­ting

Short Rows, a book of 17 women’s projects ex­plor­ing short-row shap­ing, by Jen­nifer Dassau. (In­ter­weave Press, £18.99). Read­ers can save £5 on this book! To buy a copy for just £13.99 inc. free UK p&p, call 01206 255777 and quote ref. IM1717 be­fore 10 Novem­ber 2017.

SPE­CIAL AB­BRE­VI­A­TIONS MB: Make but­ton­hole. See in­struc­tions be­low. DS: Dou­ble stitch. On RS, move yarn to front be­tween nee­dles, Sl 1, move yarn to back over nee­dle; on WS, Sl 1, move yarn to back over nee­dle, move yarn to front be­tween nee­dles. For gen­eral ab­bre­vi­a­tions, see p81

Tex­tured shoul­der sad­dles are a smart touch

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