Edgy Asym­me­try

The un­ex­pected shape of this bulky-weight pullover with its slouchy col­lar and sleeves with but­ton ac­cents is a sim­ple state­ment of style.

Creative Knitting - - COMFY & COZY - De­sign by IRINA POLUD­NENKO

De­sign by Irina Polud­nenko

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: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52) inches Length: 27 (271/2, 28, 281/2, 29) inches

Ma­te­ri­als

• Quince & Co. Puf­fin (chunky weight; 100% wool; 112 yds/ 100g per hank): 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) hanks egret • Size 101/2 (6.5mm) 32-inch cir­cu­lar and dou­ble-point nee­dles (set of 4) or size needed to ob­tain gauge • Stitch mark­ers • Stitch hold­ers • 3 (11/2-inch) but­tons

Gauge

12 sts and 16 rows/rnds = 4 inches/

10cm in St st. To save time, take time to check

gauge.

Spe­cial Ab­bre­vi­a­tions

Purl in front and back of same st (pfb): Purl into front and back of same st—1 st inc. Make 1 (M1): Inc by mak­ing a back

ward loop over RH nee­dle.

Body

Us­ing cir­cu­lar nee­dle, cast on 30 (42,

54, 66, 78) sts. Beg with a WS row, work 17 rows in St st, work­ing kfb in first and last st ev­ery RS row and pfb in first and last st ev­ery WS row—64 (76, 88, 100, 112) sts. Next row/rnd (RS): Kfb, knit to last st, kfb, do not turn; cast on 21 sts, pm for side, cast on 21 sts, join to work in rnd; k33 (39, 45, 51, 57), pm for right edge and beg of rnd— 108 (120, 132, 144, 156) sts. Work even in St st un­til short side

mea­sures 14 inches. Di­vide for Front & Back Divi­sion rnd: Knit to last 3 (5, 5, 7, 8) sts, bind off 6 (10, 10, 14, 16) sts, knit to 3 (5, 5, 7, 8) sts be­fore next marker for front, bind off 6 (10, 10, 14, 16) sts, knit to end for back. With long side as right edge, place 48 (50, 56, 58, 62) sts on holder for front, leav­ing rem sts on nee­dle for back. Shape Arm­holes Dec row (RS): K2, ssk, knit to last 4 sts,

k2­tog, k2—46 (48, 54, 56, 60) sts. Rep Dec row [ev­ery RS row] 3 (3, 4, 4,

4) times—40 (42, 46, 48, 52) sts. Work even un­til arm­holes mea­sure 8 (81/2, 9, 91/2, 10) inches, end­ing with a WS row. Bind off kwise on RS.

Front

Trans­fer 48 (50, 56, 58, 62) sts from

holder to nee­dle. Work as for back un­til front is 12 rows (ap­prox 3 inches) shorter than back, end­ing with a WS row. Shape Neck Divi­sion row (RS): K13 (14, 15, 16, 17); trans­fer rem 27 (28, 31, 32, 35) sts to holder. Dec row (WS): P2, p2­tog, purl to

end—12 (13, 14, 15, 16) sts. Rep Dec row [ev­ery WS row] 4 times— 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) sts. Bind off kwise on RS. Trans­fer last 13 (14, 15, 16, 17) sts from holder to nee­dle, leav­ing cen­ter 14 (14, 16, 16, 18) sts on holder. With RS fac­ing, re­join yarn to neck edge. Dec row (RS): K2, ssk, knit to end—

12 (13, 14, 15, 16) sts. Rep Dec row [ev­ery RS row] 4 times— 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) sts. Purl 1 row. Bind off kwise on RS.

Right Sleeve

Cast on 52 (56, 58, 62, 64) sts and dis­trib­ute to 3 dpns; pm for beg of rnd and join, be­ing care­ful not to twist. Knit 2 rnds. Next rnd: K11 (12, 13, 14, 14), bind off 8 sts (for loop), knit to end of rnd—44 (48, 50, 54, 56) sts. Knit 7 rnds. Purl 10 rnds; mark last

rnd. Knit 8 (8, 9, 9, 9) rnds. * Dec rnd: K2, k2­tog, knit to last 4 sts,

ssk, k2—42 (46, 48, 52, 54) sts. Knit 8 (8, 9, 9, 9) rnds. Rep from

* 3 times—36 (40, 42, 46, 48) sts. Work even un­til sleeve mea­sures 121/2 (13, 131/2, 14, 141/2) inches from marked rnd. Shape Cap Next rnd: Bind off 3 (4, 4, 5, 5) sts, knit

to end, turn. Next row (WS): Bind off 3 (4, 4, 5, 5) sts pwise, purl to end—30 (32, 34, 36, 38) sts. Dec row (RS): K2, ssk, knit to last 4 sts,

k2­tog, k2—28 (30, 32, 34, 36) sts. Rep Dec row [ev­ery RS row] 3 (3, 4, 4,

4) times—22 (24, 24, 26, 28) sts. Work 8 rows even. Bind off 3 sts at beg of next 6 rows. Bind off rem 4 (6, 6, 8, 10) sts.

Left Sleeve

Cast on 52 (56, 58, 62, 64) sts and dis­trib­ute to 3 dpns; pm for beg of rnd and join, be­ing care­ful not to twist. Knit 2 rnds. Next rnd: Knit to last 19 (20, 21, 22, 22) sts, bind off 8 sts (for loop), k11 (12, 13, 14, 14)—44 (48, 50, 54, 56) sts. Com­plete as for right sleeve.

Fin­ish­ing

Weave in ends. Block pieces. Sew shoul­der seams. With RS fac­ing and us­ing cir­cu­lar nee­dle, pick up and knit 108 (120, 132, 144, 156) sts evenly around shaped bot­tom of body; mark beg of rnd and join. Purl 3 rnds. Bind off pwise. Col­lar With RS fac­ing, us­ing cir­cu­lar nee­dle and beg at right shoul­der seam, pick up and knit 24 (24, 26, 26, 28) sts across back neck, 11 (11, 11, 11, 12) sts along shaped neck­line, k14 (14, 16, 16, 18) sts from cen­ter front neck holder, pick up and knit 11 (11, 11, 11, 12) sts along shaped neck­line; mark beg of rnd and join— 60 (60, 64, 64, 70) sts. Knit 10 rnds. Purl 10 rnds. Inc rnd: [M1, k5 (5, 8, 8, 7)] 12 (12, 8, 8,

10) times—72 (72, 72, 72, 80) sts. Knit 7 rnds. Next rnd: K32 (34, 34, 36, 36) sts, bind off 8 sts (for loop), knit to end of rnd—64 (64, 64, 64, 72) sts. Knit 2 rnds. Bind off loosely. Set in sleeves. Block to mea­sure­ments. Re­fer­ring to photo, sew but­tons on front and sleeves.

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