COWL-NECK JUMPER

Cosy up with an ochre make

Knit Today Magazine - - CONTENTS - by Ruth Mad­dock

Are you look­ing for a fash­ion­able win­ter jumper that knits up pretty fast? Then Ruth Mad­dock’s gor­geous ochre cowl-neck worked in chunky yarn could be for you. Worked mainly in stock­ing stitch with a gor­geous thick rib at the hem, cuffs and neck, it makes a great first gar­ment knit. The Wendy Seren­ity range comes in 13 de­li­cious au­tumn/win­ter shades, so whether you’re a fan of cool tones or na­ture’s warmer shades you’ll find a op­tion to suit.

BACK

Us­ing 6.5mm nee­dles cast on 62 ( 70: 78: 86: 90) sts and work in k2, p2 rib as fol­lows: Row 1 (RS): K2, *p2, k2, rep from * to end Row 2 (WS): P2, *k2, p2, rep from * to end. Rep rows 1 and 2 twice more, and inc 2 ( 2:0: 0: 2) sts in last row worked. 64 ( 72: 78: 86: 92) Cont in st st start­ing with a knit row un­til work mea­sures 33cm (13¼in) for short version or 43cm (17¼in) for long version end­ing with WS row.

Shape arm­holes

Cast off 5 ( 5:6: 6: 7) sts at beg of next 2 rows. 54 ( 62: 66: 74: 78) sts Cont in st st un­til work mea­sures 20 ( 21: 22: 23: 24) cm, 8 ( 8½ :8¾: 9¼ :9¾) in, from beg of arm­hole, end with WS row.

Shape shoul­ders

Cast off 5 ( 6:7: 8: 9) sts at beg of next 2 rows, and 5 ( 7:7: 9: 9) sts at beg of next 2 rows, end with WS row. 34 ( 36: 38: 40: 42) sts

Col­lar Cont on th­ese 34 ( 36: 38: 40: 42) sts as fol­lows: Next row (RS of body): K2 ( 0:4: 2: 2) sts, *kfb, k1, rep from* to last 0 ( 0:2: 2: 0) sts, k to end. 50 ( 54: 54: 58: 62) sts

Change to 5.5mm nee­dles and cont in k2, p2 rib pat­tern start­ing with a 1st (RS) row, (in­side of sweater is the RS of col­lar), un­til col­lar mea­sures 5 ( 6:7: 7: 8) cm, 2 ( 2½ :2¾: 2¾ :3¼) in. Change to 6.5mm nee­dles and cont in patt as set un­til col­lar mea­sures 18 ( 19: 20: 20: 21) cm, 7¼ ( 7½ :8: 8: 8½) in. Cast off loosely rib­wise us­ing the stretchy cast off – see step-by-steps over­leaf.

FRONT

Work same as given for back un­til arm­hole mea­sures 16 ( 17: 18: 19: 20) cm, 6½ ( 8: 7¼: 7½ :8) in rows be­low start of back

col­lar, end with WS row. 54 ( 62: 66: 74: 78) sts Shape neck Next row (RS): K 13 ( 16: 17: 20: 21) sts, k2­tog, turn and work on th­ese sts only as fol­lows: Next row (WS): P2­tog, purl to end. Next row: K to last 2 sts, k2­tog. Rep the last 2 rows once more. Next row: Purl. Next row: Cast off 5 ( 6:7: 8: 9) sts, knit to end. Next row: Cast off rem 5 ( 7:7: 9: 9) sts. Re­join yarn to rem 39 ( 44: 47: 52: 55) sts with RS fac­ing and slip 1st 24 ( 26: 28: 30: 32) sts onto a stitch holder then work as fol­lows: Next row: K2­tog, k13 ( 16: 17: 20: 21) sts. Next row: P to last 2 sts, p2­tog. Next row: K2­tog, knit end. Rep the last 2 rows once more. Next row: Cast off 5 ( 6:7: 8: 9) sts, purl to end. Next row: Knit. Next row: Cast off rem 5 ( 7:7: 9: 9) sts.

Col­lar

With WS of sweater fac­ing and us­ing 5.5mm nee­dles beg at neck edge of right shoul­der, pick up and knit 10 ( 9: 10: 9: 10) sts along de­creased edge, knit 24 ( 26: 28: 30: 32) sts from stitch holder, pick up and knit 10 ( 9: 10: 9: 10) sts from de­creased edge at other side. Cont on th­ese 44 ( 44: 48: 48: 52) sts as fol­lows; Next row (WS of col­lar): P1 ( 1:3: 3: 5) sts, *p1, pfb, p1, rep from* to last 1 ( 1:3: 3: 5) sts, p to end. 58 ( 58: 62: 62: 66) sts Cont in k2, p2 rib pat­tern start­ing with a 1st (RS) row, (in­side of sweater is the RS of col­lar), un­til col­lar mea­sures 5 ( 6:7: 7: 8)cm, 2 ( 2½ :2¾: 2¾ :3¼) in. Change to 6.5mm nee­dles and cont in patt as set un­til col­lar mea­sures 18 ( 19: 20: 20: 21)cm, 7¼ ( 7½ :8: 8: 8½) in. Cast off loosely rib­wise us­ing the stretchy cast off – see step-by-steps be­low.

SLEEVES

Us­ing 6.5mm nee­dles cast on 38 ( 38: 42: 42: 46) sts and work in dou­ble rib as fol­lows; Row 1 (RS): K2, *p2, k2, rep from * to end Row 2: P2, *k2, p2, rep from * to end. Rep rows 1 and 2 twice more. Cont in st st start­ing with a knit row and inc 1 st at each end of ev­ery foll 6th row un­til there are 56 ( 58: 62: 64: 68) sts, then cont with­out shap­ing un­til work mea­sures 44 ( 46: 46: 48: 48) cm, 17½ ( 18½ :18½: 19¼ :19¼) in end with WS row. Place thread for mark­ers at each end of last row worked. Work an­other 6 ( 6:8: 8: 10) rows. Cast off.

MAKING UP

1 Pin out and dampen with cold wa­ter. 2 Leave to dry (do not use heat on acrylic fi­bres). Us­ing small back­stitches, and with RS to­gether sew shoul­der seams, sew col­lar seams with RS of col­lar to­gether so that seam falls to in­side of col­lar. 3 Pin sleeve into arm­hole and sew into place, sew last rows of sleeve from marker to cast off stitches on body. 4 Pin un­der­arm seam from cuff to hem and us­ing small back­stitches sew to­gether.

The thick k2, p2 rib in this jumper adds a snug-but-luxe feel at the neck­line

Short cuff ribs work bet­ter when it comes to chunky yarns, leav­ing them less bulky

Are you feel­ing cre­ative? Swap your k2, p2 ribbed hem for a k1, p1 moss stitch one

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