But­ter­cup Tu­nic

This tu­nic is the per­fect gar­ment for tran­si­tion­ing from early spring to sum­mer and even into fall. It al­ter­nates two easy lace pat­terns and is fin­ished off with a cro­cheted trim.

Creative Knitting - - CONTENTS - De­sign by Sara Louise Greer

Sizes

Woman’s small (medium, large, X-large, 2X-large) In­struc­tions are given for small­est size, with larger sizes in paren­the­ses. When only 1 num­ber is given, it ap­plies to all sizes.

Fin­ished Mea­sure­ments

Chest: 37 (41, 46, 50, 551/2) inches Length: 28 (28, 281/2, 281/2, 29) inches

Ma­te­ri­als

• Cas­cade Yarns Ul­tra Pima (DK weight; 100% pima cot­ton; 220 yds/100g per skein): 5 (5, 6, 7, 8) skeins sun­shine #3764 • Size 5 (3.75mm) nee­dles or size

needed to ob­tain gauge • Cable nee­dle • Size G/6 (4mm) cro­chet hook,

if de­sired • Stitch mark­ers

Gauge

24 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches/10cm in St st and Lace pat. Lace & Ca­bles Panel (15 sts) = 23/4 inches in width. Lace Panel (body, 12 sts) = 2 inches in width. To save time, take time to check gauge.

Spe­cial Ab­bre­vi­a­tions

Make 1 (M1): In­sert LH nee­dle from front to back un­der hor­i­zon­tal strand be­tween last st worked and next st on LH nee­dle; knit through back of re­sult­ing loop. Slip, slip, purl (ssp): Sl 2 sts 1 at a time kwise to RH nee­dle; re­turn sts to LH nee­dle in turned po­si­tion and p2­tog-tbl— a left-lean­ing sin­gle dec. 2 over 2 Left Cross (2/2 LC): Sl 2 sts to cn and hold in front; k2, k2 from cn. 2 over 2 Right Cross (2/2 RC): Sl 2 sts to cn and hold in back; k2, k2 from cn.

Pat­tern Stitches

Lace & Ca­bles Panel (15-st panel) Row 1 (RS): P2, k1, [yo, k2­tog] twice, p1, k5, p2. Row 2: K2, p5, k2, p4, k2. Row 3: P2, k1, [yo, k2­tog] twice, p2, k4, p2. Row 4: K2, p5, k2, p4, k2. Row 5: P2, k1, [yo, k2­tog] twice, p2, 2/2 RC, p2. Row 6: K2, p5, k2, p4, k2. Row 7: P2, k1, [yo, k2­tog] twice, p2, k4, p2. Row 8: K2, p5, k2, p4, k2. Row 9: P2, k1, [yo, k2­tog] twice, p2, 2/2 RC, p2. Row 10: K2, p5, k2, p4, k2. Row 11: P2, k1, [yo, k2­tog] twice, p2, k4, p2. Row 12: K2, p5, k1, p5, k2. Row 13: P2, k4, p2, [k2­tog, yo] twice, k1, p2. Row 14: K2, p4, k2, p5, k2. Row 15: P2, k4, p2, [k2­tog, yo] twice, k1, p2. Row 16: K2, p4, k2, p5, k2. Row 17: P2, 2/2 LC, p2, [k2­tog, yo] twice, k1, p2. Row 18: K2, p4, k2, p5, k2. Row 19: P2, k4, p2, [k2­tog, yo] twice, k1, p2. Row 20: K2, p4, k2, p5, k2. Row 21: P2, 2/2 LC, p2, [k2­tog, yo] twice, k1, p2. Row 22: K2, p4, k2, p5, k2. Row 23: P2, k4, p2, [k2­tog, yo] twice, k1, p2. Row 24: K2, p5, k1, p5, k2.

Rep rows 1–24 for pat. Lace Panel (12-st panel) Row 1 (RS): K4, yo, ssk, k2­tog, yo, k4. Row 2: Purl across.

Rep rows 1 and 2 for pat. Lace (mul­ti­ple of 8 sts) Row 1 (RS): K2, yo, ssk, k2­tog, yo, k2. Row 2: Purl across.

Rep rows 1 and 2 for pat.

Pat­tern Notes

Sweater is worked in pieces from the bot­tom up, then seamed.

When shap­ing in Lace pat­terns, do not work a yarn over un­less its match­ing de­crease can also be worked. Work in stock­inette stitch in­stead.

Work shap­ing de­creases as de­sired to blend with Lace pat­tern. Rec­om­mended de­creases are: k2­tog at be­gin­ning and ssk at end of right-side rows work­ing just in­side the edge stitches and ssp at be­gin­ning and p2­tog at end of wrong-side rows, or work­ing a de­crease in pat­tern but omit­ting the paired yarn over.

Cro­chet edg­ing is op­tional.

Back

Cast on 116 (128, 140, 152, 164) sts. K1 (edge st); work St st over 9 (3, 0, 0, 6) sts; work Lace & Ca­bles Panel over 0 (0, fi­nal 9, 15, 15) sts of pat; work Lace Panel over 0 (12, 12, 12, 12) sts; work Lace & Ca­bles Panel over 15 sts; *work Lace Panel over 12 sts; work Lace & Ca­bles Panel over 15 sts; rep from * twice; work Lace Panel over 0 (12, 12, 12, 12) sts; work Lace & Ca­bles Panel over 0 (0, first 9, 15, 15) sts of pat; work St st over 9 (3, 0, 0, 6) sts; k1 (edge st).

Con­tinue in this man­ner al­ter­nat­ing Lace & Ca­bles and Lace Pan­els and work­ing the edges in St st un­til piece mea­sures 10 (10, 101/2, 101/2, 11) inches, end­ing with WS row. Shape Waist Dec 1 st in­side edge st at each end of nee­dle on next row, then [ev­ery 4 (4, 4, 4, 8) rows] 4 (4, 4, 4, 2) times—106 (118, 130, 142, 158) sts.

Con­tinue in pat with no fur­ther dec un­til piece mea­sures 21 (201/2, 21, 201/2, 201/2) inches, end­ing with WS row. Shape Arm­holes At beg of next 2 (2, 2, 2, 4) rows, bind off 6 sts. At beg of next 2 rows, bind off 4 sts. At beg of next 0 (4, 4, 4, 4) rows, bind off 3 sts. At beg of next 0 (0, 4, 4, 4) rows, bind off 2 sts. At beg and end of next 3 (2, 2, 5, 3) rows, dec 1 st—80 (82, 86, 92, 100) sts.

When piece mea­sures 7 (71/2, 71/2, 8, 81/2) inches as mea­sured from ini­tial arm­hole bind-off, bind off all sts.

Front

Work as for Back un­til piece mea­sures 21 (201/2, 21, 201/2, 201/2) inches, end­ing with WS row. Shape Arm­holes & V-Neck Work arm­hole shap­ing as for Back.

At the same time, us­ing 2 balls of yarn, work the V-neck decs along the front

of tu­nic. Place a marker or pin at the cen­ter of the front keep­ing 1 st on each side of cen­ter in garter edge st. Dec 20 (19, 21, 22, 24) sts ev­ery other row on each side of V as fol­lows: work arm­hole shap­ing, work to 3 sts be­fore cen­ter, k2­tog, k1, at­tach a new ball of yarn, k1, ssk, work to end of row. On WS rows, work arm­hole shap­ing, work to 2 sts be­fore cen­ter, p1, k1, us­ing new yarn, k1, p1, work to end of row.

When 20 (22, 22, 24, 26) sts rem on each side of front V-neck, work even un­til piece mea­sures the same as Back. Bind off all sts.

Sleeves

Cast on 60 (60, 68, 68, 76) sts. K2, pm, rep Lace pat to fi­nal 2 sts, pm, k2.

Inc 1 st us­ing M1 at each end of nee­dle just in­side edge st 9 (10, 8, 11, 10) times, work­ing incs ev­ery 6 (6, 8, 5, 6) rows. Work sts into pat.

Work even on 78 (80, 84, 90, 96) sts un­til piece mea­sures 8 (81/2, 9, 91/2, 91/2) inches or de­sired length to un­der­arm, end­ing with WS row. Shape Cap Work arm­hole shap­ing as done on Back and Front pieces and end with 52 (44, 40, 40, 38) sts on nee­dle. Bind off 4 sts at beg of ev­ery row 4 (2, 0, 0, 0) times. Bind off 2 sts at beg and dec 1 st at the end of ev­ery row 8 (6, 8, 8, 6) times. Bind off rem 12 (18, 16, 16, 20) sts.

Fin­ish­ing

Block pieces to schematic mea­sure­ments. If de­sired, stretch out bot­tom edge for looser fit at hips. Seam shoul­ders of Front to Back. Set in sleeves and sew. Do not seam too tightly. Sew sleeve and side seams. Leave 2–5 inches un­seamed at bot­tom edge of sweater if a vent is de­sired. Weave in ends. Cro­chet Edge This fi­nal step may be omit­ted, but it will add a fin­ished look to the pullover, par­tic­u­larly around bot­tom vents and V-neck. Work ei­ther a sc around edges, or a rev sc (also known as crab st) as was done in pho­tographed sweater. Try out cro­chet choice on gauge swatch to see which is pre­ferred. n

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