Chevron cut out sweater

Woman's Weekly (UK) - - Hello! - Knit­ting Ed­i­tor Teresa

This chevron de­sign with cutout neck­line is cre­ated by de­creas­ing stitches in the cen­tre and in­creas­ing on the sides, at the same time as work­ing a fish­er­man’s-rib pat­tern. A sure way to earn your stripes!

Easy-peasy

A Bit More Tricky

Hard–ish

Quite A Chal­lenge

Back

With 4mm nee­dles and Driz­zle, cast on 107 (117) (127) (137) (147) sts. 1st rib row: K1, [p1, k1] to end. 2nd rib row: P1, [k1, p1] to end. Rib an­other 12 rows. Change to 5mm nee­dles. 1st row: K1, [p1, k1] to end. 2nd row: P to end.

These 2 rows form pat­tern. Pat­tern an­other 97 (99) (99) (101) (101) rows. Shape arm­holes: Next row: Cast off 8 sts, k to last 8 sts, cast off last 8 sts. Break off Driz­zle. Join in Wis­te­ria. Dec 1 st at each end of next row and 2 (3)(3) (4) (4) fol­low­ing al­ter­nate rows – 85 (93) (103) (111) (121) sts. Pat­tern 45 (45) (47) (49) (53) rows. Shape shoul­ders: Cast off 14 (15) (17) (19) (21) sts at be­gin­ning of next 2 rows and 13 (15) (17) (18) (20) sts at be­gin­ning of fol­low­ing 2 rows – 31 (33) (35) (37) (39) sts. Leave these sts on a st holder.

Front

With 4mm nee­dles and Driz­zle, cast on 99 (109) (119) (129) (139) sts. 1st rib row: P1, [k1, p1] to end. 2nd rib row: K1, [p1, k1] to end. Rib an­other 11 rows. Dec row: Rib 4 (3)(2) (5) (5), work 2 tog, [rib 4, work 2 tog, rib 4 (4)(4) (3) (3), work 2 tog] 7 (8) (9) (10) (11) times, rib 4, work 2 tog, rib 3 (2)(1) (6) (5) – 83 (91) (99) (107) (115) sts. Change to 5mm nee­dles. First half front: 1st row: P1, k1, p1, wrap1, turn. 2nd row: K to end. 3rd row: P1, up1, [k1, p1] twice, wrap1, turn. 4th row: K to end. 5th row: P1, up1, p1, [k1, p1] 3 times, wrap1, turn. 6th row:K to end. These 6 rows set po­si­tion of pat­tern. Con­tinue in this way, inc 1 st at be­gin­ning and tak­ing 2 sts more at end of next row and ev­ery fol­low­ing al­ter­nate row un­til the row ‘P1, up1, pat­tern 55 (61) (67) (73) (79), wrap1, turn’ has been worked. Next row: K to end. Next row: P1, up1, pat­tern 57 (63) (69) (75) (81), s2kpo, [k1, p1] to last 2 sts, k1, up1, p1. Sec­ond half front: 1st row: K3, wrap1, turn. 2nd row: P1, k1, up1, p1. 3rd row: K6, wrap1, turn. 4th row: P1, [k1, p1] twice, up1, p1. 5th row: K9, wrap1,turn. 6th row: [P1, k1] 4 times, up1, p1. Con­tinue in this way, tak­ing 2 sts more at end of next row and ev­ery fol­low­ing al­ter­nate row inc 1 st at end of ev­ery fol­low­ing al­ter­nate row un­til the row: ‘Pat­tern 55 (61) (67) (73) (79), up1, p1’ has been worked. K across all sts – 119 (131) (143) (155) (167) sts. Next row: P1, up1, pat­tern 57 (63) (69) (75) (81), s2kpo, pat­tern 63 (72) (78) (87), up1, p1. Next row: K to end. Re­peat the last 2 rows, 20 (19) (17) (16) (14) times more. Break off Driz­zle. Shape arm­holes: Change to Wis­te­ria. Next row: Pat­tern to cen­tre 3 sts, s2kpo, pat­tern to end. Next row: K to end. Re­peat last 2 rows, 2 (3)(3) (4) (4) times more – 113 (123) (135) (145) (157) sts. Next row: P1, up1, pat­tern 54 (59) (65) (70) (76), s2kpo, pat­tern 54 (59) (65) (70) (76), up1, p1. Next row: K to end. Re­peat the last 2 rows, 17 (17) (18) (19) (20) times more. Break off Wis­te­ria. Join in Flax. Next row: Pat­tern to cen­tre 3 sts, s2kpo, pat­tern to end. Next row: K to end. Next row: Work 2tog, pat­tern to cen­tre 3 sts, s2kpo, pat­tern to last 2 sts, work 2tog. Next row: K to end. Re­peat last 4 rows, 6 (7)(8) (9) (10) times more then work first of these rows again – 69 (73) (79) (83) (89) sts. Next row: K8 (9) (10) (10) (11), cast off next 53 (55) (59) (63) (69), k to end. Do not break off the yarn. Leave sts at each side of neck on st hold­ers.

Neck­band

Join right shoul­der seam. With right side fac­ing, us­ing 4mm nee­dles and at­tached yarn, work [k1, p1] 4 (4)(5) (5) (5) times, k nil (1) (nil) (nil) (1) across sts at left side of front neck, cast on 47 (49) (49) (51) (51), then k nil (1) (nil) (nil) (1), [p1, k1] 4 (4)(5) (5) (5) times, across sts at right side of front neck, p1, [k1, p1] 15 (16) (17) (18) (19) times across back neck sts – 94 (100) (104) (108) (112) sts. rib row: [K1, p1] to end. Rib an­other 12 rows. Cast off in rib.

Sleeves (both alike)

With 4mm nee­dles and Driz­zle, cast on 49 (51) (53) (57) (59) sts. Work 14 rows in rib as on back. Change to 5mm nee­dle. 1st row: K1, [p1, k1] to end. 2nd row: K to end. These 2 rows form pat­tern. Work­ing ex­tra sts into pat­tern as they oc­cur, inc 1 st at each end of next row and 12 (12) (13) (13) (14) fol­low­ing 6th rows – 75 (77) (81) (85) (89) sts. Con­tinue straight un­til sleeve mea­sures 45cm from be­gin­ning, end­ing with a right side row. Shape top: Next row: Cast off 4 sts, k to last 4 sts, cast off last 4 sts. Break off Driz­zle. Join in Wis­te­ria. Dec 1 st at each end of next row and 1 (2)(2) (3) (3) fol­low­ing al­ter­nate rows - 63 (63) (67) (69) (73) sts. K 1 row. Cast off 6 sts at be­gin­ning on next 6 rows – 27 (29) (31) (33) (37) sts. Cast off.

To make up

Join left shoul­der and neck­band seam. Set in sleeves. Join side and sleeve seams.

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