Cut-Diamond Cardi­gan

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FIN­ISHED SIZES

IN­TER­ME­DI­ATE

In­struc­tions given fit size small; changes for medium, large, X- large, 2X- large, 3X- large and 4X- large are in [ ].

FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

Bust: 40 inches (small) [44 inches (medium), 48 inches (large), 52 inches ( X- large), 56 inches (2X- large), 60 inches (3X- large), 64 inches (4X- large)] Length: 28 inches (small) [30 inches (medium), 31 inches (large), 33 inches ( X- large), 34 inches (2X- large), 36 inches (3X- large), 36 inches (4X- large)]

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Crys­tal Palace Yarns Danube DK light ( DK) weight ny­lon/ rayon/ wool yarn ( 13/4 oz/ 163 yds/ 50g per skein): 5 [ 5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 9] skeins

# 326 salsa • Size H/ 8/ 5mm cro­chet hook or size needed to ob­tain gauge • Ta­pes­try nee­dle

GAUGE

In pat­tern st: 1 rep of [pi­cot, ch 3, dc, ch 3, pi­cot] or 1 rep of [pi­cot, shell] = 2 inches; 8 rows = 4 inches

Take time to check gauge.

PAT­TERN NOTES

Weave in ends as work pro­gresses. Chain- 6 at be­gin­ning of row counts as first dou­ble cro­chet and chain-3 un­less oth­er­wise stated. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated.

SPE­CIAL STITCHES

Be­gin­ning pi­cot ( beg pi­cot): (Ch 3, sc) in in­di­cated st. Pi­cot: (Sc, ch 3, sc) in in­di­cated st. End­ing pi­cot (end pi­cot): (Sc, ch 1, hdc) in in­di­cated st. Shell: 5 dc in in­di­cated sp.

CARDI­GAN Right Sleeve

Row 1 ( WS): Beg at lower edge of Right Sleeve, ch 49 [49, 56, 56, 63, 63, 63], sc in 10th ch from hook (beg 9 sk chs count as a dc and a ch-3 sp), *ch 3, sc in next ch, ch 3, sk next 2 chs, dc in next ch**, ch 3, sk next 2 chs, sc in next ch, rep from * across, end­ing last rep at **, turn. (18 [18, 21, 21, 24, 24, 24] ch-3 sps, 12 [12, 14, 14, 16, 16, 16] sc, 7 [7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 9] dc)

Row 2 (RS): Beg pi­cot (see Spe­cial Stitches) in first dc, *ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, pi­cot (see Spe­cial Stitches) in next dc, rep from * across to beg 9 sk chs, sk next 3 chs, end pi­cot (see Spe­cial Stitches) in next ch, turn, leav­ing rem chs un­worked. (7 [7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 9] picots, 12 [12, 14, 14, 16, 16, 16] ch-3 sps, 6 [6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8] dc)

Row 3: Ch 6 (see Pat­tern Notes), * pi­cot in next dc, ch 3, dc in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, ch 3, rep from * across to last pi­cot, dc in ch-3 sp of last pi­cot, turn. (6 [6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8] picots, 12 [12, 14, 14, 16, 16, 16] ch-3 sps, 7 [7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 9] dc)

Row 4: Ch 6, sc in first dc, *ch 3, dc in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, ch 3, pi­cot in next dc, rep from * across to last dc, ch 3, (sc, ch 3, dc) in last dc, turn. (5 [5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7] picots, 14 [14, 16, 16, 18, 18, 18] ch-3 sps, 8 [8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10] dc, 2 sc)

Row 5: Beg pi­cot in first dc, ch 3, dc in 2nd ch of next ch-3 sp, *ch 3, pi­cot in next dc, ch 3, dc in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, rep from * across to last sc, ch 3, sk last sc, sk next ch, dc in next ch, ch 3, sk next ch, end pi­cot in next ch, turn. (8 [8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10] picots, 14 [14, 16, 16, 18, 18, 18] ch-3 sps, 7 [7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 9] dc)

Row 6: Ch 6, * pi­cot in next dc, ch 3, dc in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, ch 3, rep from * across to last pi­cot, ch 3, dc in ch-3 sp of last pi­cot, turn. (7 [7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 9] picots, 14 [14, 16, 16, 18, 18, 18] ch-3 sps, 8 [8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10] dc)

Row 7: Beg pi­cot in first dc, *ch 3, dc in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, ch 3, pi­cot in next dc, rep from * across to beg ch- 6, end pi­cot in 3rd ch of beg ch- 6, turn. (8 [8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10] picots, 14 [14, 16, 16, 18, 18, 18] ch-3 sps, 7 [7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 9] dc)

Rows 8 & 9 [8 & 9, 8–11, 8–11, 8 & 9, 8 & 9, 8 & 9]: [Rep rows 6 and 7 al­ter­nately] 1 [1, 2, 2, 1, 1, 1] time(s).

Rows 10–12 [10–12, 12–14, 12–14, 10–12, 10–12, 10–12]: Rep rows 3–5. (9 [9, 10, 10, 11, 11, 11] picots, 16 [16, 18, 18, 20, 20, 20] ch-3 sps at end of last row)

Rows 13–16 [13–16, 15–18, 15–18, 13–16, 13–16, 13–16]: [Rep rows 6 and 7 al­ter­nately] twice.

The draw­string waist and lacy fab­ric make a light and

ver­sa­tile sweater you’ll want to wear ev­ery day!

Rows 17–19 [17–19, 19–21, 19–21, 17–19, 17–19, 17–19]: Rep rows 3–5. (10 [10, 11, 11, 12, 12, 12] picots, 18 [18, 20, 20, 22, 22, 22] ch-3 sps at end of last row)

Rows 20–25 [20–27, 22–29, 22–31, 20–29, 20–31, 20–31]: [Rep rows 6 and 7 al­ter­nately] 3 [4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6] times. At end of last row, fas­ten off.

Right Body

Row 1 ( WS): Ch 66 [ 73, 73, 80, 80, 87, 87], with WS fac­ing, dc in first hdc of last row of Right Sleeve, *ch 3, pi­cot in next dc, ch 3, dc in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, rep from * across, dc in last pi­cot, ch 72 [ 79, 79, 86, 86, 93, 93], turn.

Row 2 (RS): Sc in 10th ch from hook, ch 3, sc in next ch, ◊*ch 3, sk next 2 chs, dc in next ch, sk next 2 chs, [ch 3, sc in next ch] twice ◊, rep from * across to last 3 chs, dc in next ch, sk last 2 chs, **ch 3, pi­cot in next dc, ch 3, dc in next pi­cot, rep from ** across Sleeve, pi­cot in last dc, rep be­tween ◊ across to last ch, dc in last ch, turn. (28 [30, 31, 33, 34, 36, 36] picots, 56 [60, 62, 66, 68, 72, 72] ch-3 sps)

Row 3: Beg pi­cot in first dc, [ shell (see Spe­cial Stitches) in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, pi­cot in next dc] 10 [11, 11, 12, 12, 13, 13] times, [ch 3, dc in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, ch 3, pi­cot in next dc] 8 [8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10] times, *shell in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, pi­cot in next dc, rep from * across to last 4 chs, sk next 3 chs, end pi­cot in last ch, turn. (20 [22, 22, 24, 24, 26, 26] shells, 29 [31, 32, 34, 35, 37, 37] picots, 16 [16, 18, 18, 20, 20, 20] ch-3 sps)

Row 4: Ch 6, [pi­cot in 3rd dc of next shell, ch 3, dc in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, ch 3] 10 [11, 11, 12, 12, 13, 13] times, [pi­cot in next dc, ch 3, dc in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, ch 3] 8 [8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10] times, * pi­cot in 3rd dc of next shell, ch 3, dc in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, ch 3, rep from * across to last pi­cot, dc in last pi­cot, turn.

Row 5: Beg pi­cot in first dc, [shell in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, pi­cot in next dc] 10 [11, 11, 12, 12, 13, 13] times, [ch 3, dc in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, ch 3, pi­cot in next dc] 8 [8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10] times, *shell in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, pi­cot in next dc, rep from * across to last dc, end pi­cot in last dc, turn.

Rows 6–13 [6–15, 6–17, 6–17, 6–19, 6–19, 6–21]: [Rep rows 4 and 5 al­ter­nately] 4 [5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8] times.

Back

Row 1: Ch 6, [pi­cot in 3rd dc of next shell, ch 3, dc in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, ch 3] 10 [11, 11, 12, 12, 13, 13] times, [pi­cot in next dc, ch 3, dc in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, ch 3] 2 [2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3] times, * pi­cot in next dc, ch 3, dc in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, leav­ing rem sts un­worked, turn. (13 [14, 14, 15, 16, 17, 17] picots, 26 [28, 28, 30, 32, 34, 34] ch-3 sps)

Row 2: Beg pi­cot in first dc, [ch 3, dc in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, ch 3, pi­cot in next dc] 3 [3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5] times, *shell in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, pi­cot in next dc, rep from * across to last dc, end pi­cot in last dc, turn. (10 [11, 11, 12, 12, 13, 13] shells, 14 [15, 15, 16, 17, 18, 18] picots, 6 [6, 6, 6, 8, 8, 8] ch-3 sps)

Row 3: Ch 6, [pi­cot in 3rd dc of next shell, ch 3, dc in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, ch 3] 10 [11, 11, 12, 12, 13, 13] times, *pi­cot in next dc, ch 3, dc in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, ch 3, rep from * across to last pi­cot, dc in ch-3 sp of last pi­cot, turn.

Rows 4–13 [4–15, 4–17, 4–19, 4–19, 4–23, 4–25]: [Rep rows 2 and 3 al­ter­nately] 5 [6, 7, 8, 8, 10, 11] times. At end of last row, fas­ten off.

Right Front

Row 1: With WS fac­ing, sk 10 [10, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12] ch-3 sps from Back, join (see Pat­tern Notes) in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, ch 6, * pi­cot in 3rd dc of next shell, ch 3, dc in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, ch 3, rep from * across to last pi­cot, dc in ch-3 sp of last pi­cot, turn. (10 [11, 11, 12, 12, 13, 13] picots, 20 [22, 22, 24, 24, 26, 26] ch-3 sps)

Row 2: Beg pi­cot in first dc, *shell in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, pi­cot in next dc, rep from * across to last dc, end pi­cot in last dc, turn. (10 [11, 11, 12, 12, 13, 13] shells, 11 [12, 12, 13, 13, 14, 14] picots)

Row 3: Ch 4, sc in ch-3 sp of next shell, *ch 3, dc in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, ch 3, pi­cot in 3rd dc of next shell, rep from * across to last pi­cot, dc in ch-3 sp of last pi­cot, turn.

Row 4: Beg pi­cot in first dc, *shell in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, pi­cot in next dc, rep from * across to last dc, end pi­cot in last dc, turn. (9 [10, 10, 11, 11, 12, 12] shells, 10 [11, 11, 12, 12, 13, 13] picots)

Rows 5 & 6 [5– 8, 5– 8, 5–10, 5–10, 5–12, 5–12]: [Rep rows 3 and 4 al­ter­nately] 1 [2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4] time(s). (9 [9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9] picots, 8 [8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8] shells at end of last row)

Row 7 [9, 9, 11, 11, 13, 13]: Ch 6, *sc in next shell, ch 3, dc in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, ch 3, rep from * across to last pi­cot, dc in ch-3 sp of last pi­cot, fas­ten off. (16 ch-3 sps)

Left Front

Row 1 ( WS): Ch 63, sc in 10th ch from hook (beg 9 sk chs count as dc and ch-3 sp), *ch 3, sc in next ch, ch 3, sk next 2 chs, dc in next ch**, ch 3, sk next 2 chs, sc in next ch, rep from * across, end­ing last rep at **, turn. (24 ch-3 sps, 16 sc, 9 dc)

Row 2 (RS): Beg pi­cot in first dc, *shell in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, pi­cot in next dc, rep from * across to beg 9 sk chs, sk next 3 chs, end pi­cot in next ch, turn, leav­ing rem chs un­worked. (8 shells, 9 picots)

Row 3: Ch 13, sc in 10th ch from hook, ch 3, sc in next ch, sk next 2 chs, *ch 3, dc in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, ch 3, pi­cot in 3rd dc of next shell, rep from * across to last pi­cot, dc in ch-3 sp of last pi­cot, turn. (8 picots, 19 ch-3 sps, 2 sc, 2 dc)

Row 4: Beg pi­cot in first dc, *shell in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, pi­cot in next dc, rep from * across to last dc, ch 3, sk next sc, shell in next ch-3 sp,

ch 3, sk next sc, sk next 3 chs of beg 9 sk chs, end pi­cot in next ch, turn. (9 shells, 10 picots)

Sizes Medium, Large, X-Large, 2X-Large, 3X-Large & 4X-Large Only

Rows [5 & 6, 5 & 6, 5– 8, 5– 8, 5–10, 5–10]: [Rep rows 3 and 4 al­ter­nately] [1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3] time(s). ([10, 10, 11, 11, 12, 12] shells, [11, 11, 12, 12, 13, 13] picots at end of last row)

All Sizes

Row 5 [7, 7, 9, 9, 11, 11]: Rep row 3. (10 [11, 11, 12, 12, 13, 13] picots, 20 [22, 22, 24, 24, 26, 26] ch-3 sps, 2 sc, 2 dc) Row 6 [8, 8, 10, 10, 12, 12]: Beg pi­cot in first dc, *shell in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, pi­cot in next dc, rep from * across to last dc, end pi­cot in last dc, ch 34 [34, 41, 41, 41, 41, 41], pi­cot in first dc of Back, [ch 3, dc in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, ch 3, pi­cot in next dc] 3 [3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5] times, *shell in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, pi­cot in next dc, rep from * across to last dc, end pi­cot in last dc, turn. (20 [22, 22, 24, 24, 26, 26] shells, 25 [27, 27, 29, 29, 31, 31] picots, 6 [6, 6, 6, 8, 8, 8] ch-3 sps)

Left Body

Row 1: Ch 6, [pi­cot in 3rd dc of next shell, ch 3, dc in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, ch 3] 10 [11, 11, 12, 12, 13, 13] times, [pi­cot in next dc, ch 3, dc in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, ch 3] 3 [3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4] times, *◊sk next 2 chs, [sc in next ch, ch 3] twice, sk next 2 chs◊, dc in next ch, ch 3, rep from * 3 [3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4] times, rep be­tween ◊ once, **dc in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, ch 3, pi­cot in 3rd dc of next shell, ch 3, rep from ** across to last pi­cot, dc in last pi­cot, turn. (28 [30, 31, 33, 34, 36, 36] picots, 56 [60, 62, 66, 68, 72, 72] ch-3 sps)

Row 2: Beg pi­cot in first dc, [shell in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, pi­cot in next dc] 10 [11, 11, 12, 12, 13, 13] times, [ch 3, dc in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, ch 3, pi­cot in next dc] 8 [8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10] times, *shell in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, pi­cot in next dc, rep from * across to last dc, end pi­cot in last dc, turn. (20 [22, 22, 24, 24, 26, 26] shells, 29 [31, 32, 34, 35, 37, 37] picots, 12 [16, 18, 18, 20, 20, 20] ch-3 sps)

Row 3: Ch 6, [pi­cot in 3rd dc of next shell, ch 3, dc in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, ch 3] 10 [11, 11, 12, 12, 13, 13] times, [pi­cot in next dc, ch 3, dc in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, ch 3] 8 [8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10] times, *pi­cot in 3rd dc of next shell, ch 3, dc in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, ch 3, rep from * across to last pi­cot, dc in ch-3 sp of last pi­cot, turn.

Rows 4–15 [4–15, 4–15, 4–17, 4–19, 4–19, 4–19]: [Rep rows 2 and 3 al­ter­nately] 6 [6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 8] times. At end of last row, fas­ten off.

Left Sleeve

Row 1: Hold piece with RS fac­ing, sk 21 ch-3 sps on Left Front, join in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, ch 6, [pi­cot in next dc, ch 3, dc in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, ch 3] 8 [8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10] times, pi­cot in next dc, ch 3, dc in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, turn. 9 [9, 10, 10, 11, 11, 11] picots, 18 [18, 20, 20, 22, 22, 22] ch-3 sps)

Row 2: Beg pi­cot in first dc, *ch 3, dc in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, ch 3, pi­cot in next dc, rep from * across to last dc, end pi­cot in last dc, turn. (10 [10, 11, 11, 12, 12, 12] picots, 18 [18, 20, 20, 22, 22, 22] ch-3 sps)

Row 3: Ch 6, * pi­cot in next dc, ch 3, dc in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, ch 3, rep from * across to

last pi­cot, dc in ch-3 sp of last pi­cot, turn. (9 [9, 10, 10, 11, 11, 11] picots, 18 [18, 20, 20, 22, 22, 22] ch-3 sps)

Rows 4–7 [4– 9, 4– 9, 4–11, 4–11, 4–13, 4–13]: [Rep rows 2 and 3 al­ter­nately] 2 [3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5] times.

Row 8 [10, 10, 12, 12, 14, 14]: *Ch 3, dc in ch-3 sp of next pi­cot, ch 3, pi­cot in next dc, rep from * across to last pi­cot, dc in ch-3 sp of last pi­cot, dc in last dc, turn. (8 [8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10] picots, 16 [16, 18, 18, 20, 20, 20] ch-3 sps)

Rows 9–14 [11–16, 11–16, 13–18, 13–18, 15–20, 15–20]: [Rep rows 2 and 3 al­ter­nately] 3 times. (8 [8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10] picots, 16 [16, 18, 18, 20, 20, 20] ch-3 sps at end of last row)

Row 15 [17, 17, 19, 19, 21, 21]: Rep row 8 [10, 10, 12, 12, 14, 14]. (7 [7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 9] picots, 14 [14, 16, 16, 18, 18, 18] ch-3 sps)

Rows 16–21 [18–23, 18–23, 20–25, 20–25, 22–27, 22–27]: [Rep rows 2 and 3 al­ter­nately] 3 times.

Row 22 [24, 24, 26, 26, 28, 28]: Rep row 8 [10, 10, 12, 12, 14, 14]. (6 [6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8] picots, 12 [12, 14, 14, 16, 16, 16] ch-3 sps)

Rows 23–26 [25–28, 25–30, 27–32, 27–30, 29–32, 29–32]: [Rep rows 2 and 3 al­ter­nately] 2 [2, 3, 3, 2, 2, 2] times. At end of last row, fas­ten off.

ASSEM­BLY

Fold en­tire cardi in half at shoul­ders, match­ing un­der­arm seams on Sleeves and bot­tom edges of Back and Fronts. Fold Left Sleeve in half with WS tog. Hold folded Left Sleeve with foun­da­tion ch to right, join yarn in first row of top piece, work­ing in ends of rows:

A. Ch 2, sl st in first row of back half of Sleeve, ch 2, sl st in next row of back half of Sleeve, *ch 3, sk next row of front half of Sleeve, sl st in next row of front half of Sleeve, ch 3, sk next row of back half of Sleeve, sl st in next row of back half of Sleeve, rep from * across to Body;

B. ch 3, sl st in next pi­cot of Left Front, ch 3, sl st in next pi­cot of Back, ch 3, sl st in next ch-3 sp of Left Front, **ch 2, sl st in next dc of Back, ch 1, sl st in next dc of Left Front***, ch 1, sl st in same dc of Back, ch 2, sl st in next ch-3 sp of Left Front, ch 1, sc in next pi­cot of Back, ch 1, sl st in next pi­cot of Left Front, ch 1, sc in same pi­cot of Back, ch 1, sl st in next ch-3 sp of Left Front, rep from ** across, end­ing last rep at ***, fas­ten off. Fold Right Sleeve in half with WS tog. Hold folded Right Sleeve with foun­da­tion ch to right, join yarn in first row of front piece, work­ing in ends of rows, work as fol­lows:

A. Ch 2, sl st in first row of back half of Sleeve, ch 2, sl st in next row of front half of Sleeve, *ch 3, sk next row of back half of Sleeve, sl st in next row of front half of Sleeve, ch 3, sk next row of front half of Sleeve, sl st in next row of front half of Sleeve, rep from * across to Body;

B. now work­ing on op­po­site side of foun­da­tion ch, ch 3, sl st in next pi­cot of Back, ch 3, sl st in next pi­cot of Right Front, ch 3, sl st in next ch-2 sp of Back, **ch 2, sl st in next dc of Right Front, ch 1, sl st in next dc of Back***, ch 1, sl st in same dc of Right Front, ch 2, sl st in next ch-2 sp of Back, ch 1, sc in next pi­cot of Right Front, ch 1, sl st in next pi­cot of Back, ch 1, sc in same pi­cot of Right Front, ch 1, sl st in next ch-2 sp of Back, rep from ** across, end­ing last rep at ***, fas­ten off.

EDG­INGS

Outer Edg­ing Hold piece with RS fac­ing and Right Front edge at top, join yarn in first dc in right- hand cor­ner, ch 1, pi­cot in same st, sc in next ch sp, work­ing across Right Front edge, Back neck edge, Left Front edge and lower edge, pi­cot in each pi­cot and each dc, sc in each ch sp around to first sc, join in first sc, fas­ten off.

Sleeve Edg­ing Hold piece with RS of 1 Sleeve fac­ing, join yarn in ch-2 sp of join­ing row, ch 1, sc in same sp, * pi­cot in next pi­cot, sc in next ch sp, pi­cot in next dc, sc in next ch sp, rep from * around, join in first sc, fas­ten off. Rep on other Sleeve.

FIN­ISH­ING

Block

Draw­string

With 2 strands of yarn held tog, ch 230 [250, 270, 290, 310, 330, 350], fas­ten off. Weave in ends. Beg in 8th shell of last shell row of ei­ther Front, weave Draw­string through ch-3 sps.

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FIN­ISHED SIZES

EASY

In­struc­tions given fit size small; changes for medium, large, X- large and 2X- large are in [ ].

FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

Bust: 33 inches (small) [37 inches (medium), 41 inches (large), 45 inches ( X- large), 49 inches (2X- large)] Length: 22 inches (small) [223/4 inches (medium), 231/2 inches (large), 241/2 inches ( X- large), 251/4 inches (2X- large)]

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Ber­roco Blackstone Tweed medium ( worsted) weight wool/ mo­hair/ an­gora yarn ( 13/4 oz/ 130 yds/ 50g per ball):

8 [ 9, 10, 12, 13] balls # 2642 rhubarb • Size K/ 101/2/ 6.5mm cro­chet hook or size

needed to ob­tain gauge • Lock­ing stitch mark­ers • 1/2- inch but­tons: 8 • Ta­pes­try nee­dle

De­signer Lena Sk­vager­son puts her cre­ative spin on a fa­vorite

knit sweater to cre­ate a cro­chet trans­la­tion wor­thy

of its own name.

GAUGE

12 sc = 4 inches; 15 sc rows = 4 inches Take time to check gauge.

PAT­TERN NOTES

Sweater is worked in one piece from bot­tom hem to arm­holes, where it is di­vided and each sec­tion is worked sep­a­rately. Chain-3 at be­gin­ning of row counts as first dou­ble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated.

SWEATER Lower Body

Foun­da­tion row: Loosely ch 109 [123, 137, 151, 158], sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (108 [122, 136, 150, 157] sc)

Row 1 (RS): Ch 3 (see Pat­tern Notes), dc in each of next 2 sc, *ch 2, dc dec (see Stitch Guide) in next 4 sc, ch 2, dc in each of next 3 dc, rep from * across, turn.

Row 2 ( WS): Ch 1, sc in each of first 3 dc, *[2 sc in next ch-2 sp] twice, 1 sc in each of next 3 dc, rep from * across, turn. [Rep rows 1 and 2 al­ter­nately] un­til piece mea­sures 101/4 [11, 11, 113/4, 121/4] inches, end­ing with a WS row.

Next row: Ch 1, *sc in each of next 11 [10, 9, 8, 15] sts, sc dec (see Stitch Guide) in next 2 sts, rep from * across, work sc in each of rem sts, turn. (100 [112, 124, 136, 148] sts)

Next row: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Rep last row un­til piece mea­sures ap­prox­i­mately 141/4 [15, 15, 153/4, 16] inches, end­ing with a WS row.

Di­vide for Fronts & Back In­sert marker in 25th [28th, 31st, 34th, 37th] sc in from each side. (50 [56, 62, 68, 74] sts be­tween mark­ers for Back)

Right Front Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in each of first 23 [26, 28, 32, 34] sc, turn, leav­ing rem sts un­worked.

Row 2 ( WS): Ch 1, [sc dec in next 2 sts] 1 [1, 1, 2, 2] time(s), sc across, turn. (22 [25, 27, 30, 32] sc) Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. [Rep rows 2 and 3] 0 [3, 3, 3, 3] times. (22 [22, 24, 24, 26] sts) Work even in sc un­til piece mea­sures ap­prox­i­mately 19 [191/4, 20, 201/2, 21] inches, end­ing with a RS row.

Shape Neck

Row 1 ( WS): Ch 1, sc in each st across to last 6 sc, turn, leav­ing rem sts un­worked. (16 [16, 18, 18, 20] sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across to last 2 sts, sc dec in next 2 sts, turn. [Rep rows 2 and 3] 1 [1, 2, 2, 3] time(s). (14 [14, 15, 15, 16] sts rem) Work even un­til Right Front mea­sures 22 [223/4, 231/2, 241/2, 251/4] inches. Fas­ten off.

Left Front

With RS fac­ing, join (see Pat­tern Notes) in 3rd [3rd, 4th, 3rd, 4th] st to the left of 2nd marker.

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in each st across, turn. (23 [26, 28, 32, 34] sc)

Row 2 ( WS): Ch 1, sc in each st across to last 2 [2, 2, 4, 4] sc, [sc dec in next 2 sts] 1 [1, 1, 2, 2] time(s), turn. (22 [25, 27, 30, 32] sc)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

[Rep rows 2 and 3] 0 [3, 3, 3, 3] times. (22 [22, 24, 24, 26] sts) Work even in sc un­til piece mea­sures ap­prox­i­mately 19 [191/4, 20, 201/2, 21] inches, end­ing with a WS row.

Shape Neck

Row 1 (RS): Work sc across to last 6 sc, turn. (16 [16, 18, 18, 20] sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across to last 2 sc, sc dec in next 2 sts, turn.

[Rep rows 2 and 3] 1 [1, 2, 2, 3] time(s). (14 [14, 15, 15, 16] sts rem)

Work even un­til Left Front mea­sures 22 [223/4, 231/2, 241/2, 251/4] inches. Fas­ten off.

Back

With RS fac­ing, join in 3rd [3rd, 4th, 3rd, 4th] st to the left of marker at edge of Right Front.

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in each of next 46 [52, 56, 64, 68] sc, turn.

Row 2 ( WS): Ch 1, [sc dec in next 2 sts] 1 [1, 1, 2, 2] time(s), sc in each st across to last 2 [2, 2, 4, 4] sts, [sc dec in next 2 sts] 1 [1, 1, 2, 2] time(s), turn. (44 [50, 54, 60, 64] sc)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. [Rep rows 2 and 3] 0 [3, 3, 3, 3] times. (44 [44, 48, 48, 52] sts) Work even in sc un­til piece mea­sures ap­prox­i­mately 21 [213/4, 221/2, 231/2, 241/4] inches, end­ing with a WS row.

Right Shoul­der

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in each of next 15 [15, 16, 16, 17] sc, turn, leav­ing rem sts un­worked.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc dec in next 2 sts, sc in each st across, turn. (14 [14, 15, 15, 16] sts)

Next 2 rows: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. Fas­ten off.

Left Shoul­der

Row 1 (RS): Sk 14 [14, 16, 16, 18] sts across cen­ter of Back from last st of Right Shoul­der, join in next st, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each st across, turn. (15 [15, 16, 16, 17] sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across to last 2 sc, sc dec in last 2 sts, turn. (14 [14, 15, 15, 16] sts)

Next 2 rows: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. Fas­ten off.

Sleeve

Make 2.

Foun­da­tion row: Loosely ch 27 [29, 31, 33, 37], sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (26 [28, 30, 32, 36] sc)

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. Rep row 1 un­til piece mea­sures 4 inches.

Cro­chet!: When look­ing to Ber­roco’s knit Nuss sweater for in­spi­ra­tion (pic­tured, lower left), did any el­e­ments of the de­sign strike you as be­ing eas­ier to trans­late into cro­chet?

Lena Sk­vager­son: The shape and style of this cardi­gan is such a nice shape to be­gin with; it is easy for any­one with any body shape or size to wear. With the straight sleeves and the open sec­tion on the bot­tom body part, it is wearable for most peo­ple.

The parts on the Nuss cardi­gan where the shap­ing is— like the neck, arm­holes and sleeve in­creases— are all in the plain knit part. This makes it easy to trans­late into cro­chet, since shap­ing is easy when work­ing in sin­gle- cro­chet rows. Adding shap­ing to the sin­gle­cro­chet sec­tion is eas­ier than shap­ing while work­ing in a lace pat­tern. The lace por­tion of this cardi­gan is just a straight rec­tan­gu­lar piece. This makes it easy to trans­late into pretty much any sort of cro­chet lace pat­tern. These facts make the Nuss knit cardi­gan a great can­di­date to con­vert into cro­chet.

C!: Were there any el­e­ments of Nuss that you thought might not be as ef­fec­tive in cro­chet?

LS: I did want to make the lace sec­tion just a tad bit lacier than the knit­ted ver­sion. Cro­chet gar­ments can easily be­come heav­ier and more com­pact than a knit­ted gar­ment. Con­sid­er­ing the drape, I wanted to in­clude open­work to make this sweater as light as pos­si­ble.

C!: Were there any drape or gauge is­sues that you had to con­sider when trans­lat­ing the knit pat­tern into cro­chet?

LS: This cardi­gan can be worked in many dif­fer­ent fiber con­tents and still be just as pretty— cot­ton or linen blend for a sum­mer cardi­gan, or a wool blend for a warm win­ter fa­vorite. The Blackstone Tweed yarn used in the knit pat­tern for Nuss is a great yarn for the cro­chet ver­sion as well. Since it has mo­hair blended in with the wool, it cre­ates a re­ally light­weight gar­ment, which is per­fect when you are pick­ing a fiber for a cro­chet gar­ment. This yarn also makes a sta­ble fab­ric, so the gar­ment holds its shape nicely, and there are no prob­lems with rolling edges and such.

C!: In gen­eral, do you think that sin­gle cro­chet is the best trans­la­tion for stock­inette stitch? Would sin­gle cro­chet be a good choice to trans­late other stock­inette projects?

LS: I do think sin­gle cro­chet is a good choice. Cro­chet­ing through both loops on each stitch gives the most even cro­chet tex­ture, rem­i­nis­cent of stock­inette. A prob­lem can arise if sin­gle cro­chets are worked too tightly, so that the fab­ric gets too com­pact and stiff. So even though the knit­ted ver­sion and Blackstone Tweed yarn rec­om­mends us­ing a nee­dle size 7/4.5mm, I de­cided to go with a size K/101/2/6.5mm hook. Us­ing a larger hook helped make a very soft and nice fab­ric.

C!: If a reader were to try to do this chal­lenge with other knits as in­spi­ra­tion, do you have any ad­vice or tips to con­sider?

LS: Make sure to al­ways go up a cou­ple sizes on the hook com­pared to the nee­dle size. Choose a pro­ject where you know all the mea­sure­ments. Swatch to see how many stitches you get per inch in width with the stitch you choose to work in. Look at the width mea­sure­ments and re­cal­cu­late how many stitches you need based on your swatch. Say you have three stitches per inch, and the piece you are mak­ing is to be 16 inches in width, then sim­ply mul­ti­ply three by 16 (which is 48) to find out how many stitches to work.

C!

Thank you to Ber­roco for shar­ing your knit­ted, Nuss pat­tern, for our cro­chet in­spi­ra­tion!

We sat down with

de­signer Lena Sk­vager­son for a chat about her Suss Sweater (see page 43) and to see if she had any ad­vice for those in­ter­ested in trans­lat­ing other knit pat­terns

to cro­chet.

Inc row: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn. (28 [30, 32, 34, 38] sc)

Work even in sc rows and at the same time rep Inc row ev­ery 6th [6th, 5th, 5th, 5th] row 5 [5, 6, 6, 5] times. (38 [40, 44, 46, 48] sc)

Work even in sc rows un­til Sleeve mea­sures 173/4 [173/4, 171/4, 171/4, 161/2] inches, end­ing with a WS row.

Shape Cap

Row 1 (RS): Sl st in each of first 3 sts, (sl st, ch 1, sc) in next st, sc in each st across to last 3 sts, turn, leav­ing rem sts un­worked. (32 [34, 38, 40, 42] sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, [sc dec in next 2 sts] twice, sc in each st across to last 4 sts, [sc dec in next 2 sts] twice, turn. (28 [30, 34, 36, 38] sc)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc dec in next 2 sts, sc in each st across to last 2 sts, sc dec in last 2 sts, turn. (26 [28, 32, 34, 36] sc)

[Rep rows 3 and 4] 7 [ 7, 8, 8, 9] times. Fas­ten off. (12 [14, 16, 18, 18] sc)

ASSEM­BLY

Sew Shoul­der seams. Sew Sleeve seams. Sew in Sleeves.

Front Bands

With RS fac­ing, join in Right Front edge where sc rows beg, ch 1, sc in same st, work­ing evenly across *ch 2, sk ap­prox­i­mately 1/2 inch, 3 sc across edge, rep from * 8 times, end­ing with 3 sc in cor­ner, sc evenly around neck open­ing to Left Front cor­ner, work 3 sc in cor­ner, sc evenly along Left Front to end of sc rows. Fas­ten off.

FIN­ISH­ING

Sew 8 but­tons along left Band to cor­re­spond to ch-2 sps on Right Front. Weave in ends.

C!

De­signer Kathy North took in­spi­ra­tion from one of her fa­vorite pur­chased gar­ments to cre­ate a cro­cheted piece that was both ver­sa­tile and stylish.

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