San Fran­cisco Blues

Creative Knitting - - SWEATERS THAT SPAN THE SEASONS - DE­SIGN BY CYN­THIA YANOK

This Illi­nois-based yarn com­pany was founded by two women who are inspired by the richly tex­tured hues found in na­ture. The soft­ness of this merino wool will re­mind you of your fa­vorite pair of jeans.

Pat­tern Stitch

Note: A chart is pro­vided for those pre­fer­ring to work pat st from a chart. Rip­ples (mul­ti­ple of 11 sts) Row 1 (RS): *Ssk, k3-tbl, yo, k1, yo, k3-tbl, k2­tog; rep from * across. Rows 2, 4, 6 and 8: K1, purl to last st, k1. Row 3: *Ssk, k2-tbl, yo, k1, yo, ssk, yo, k2-tbl, k2­tog; rep from * across. Row 5: *Ssk, k1-tbl, yo, k1, [yo, ssk] twice, yo, k1-tbl, k2­tog; rep from * across. Row 7: *Ssk, yo, k1, [yo, ssk] 3 times, yo, k2­tog; rep from * across. Row 9: *K1, p1, k7, p1, k1; rep from * across. Row 10: *P1, k1, p7, k1, p1; rep from * across.

Rep Rows 1–10 for pat.

Pat­tern Notes

When shap­ing neck in pat­tern, if there aren’t enough stitches to work both the yarn over and its ac­com­pa­ny­ing de­crease, work stitches in garter stitch in­stead.

Bind off all stitches knit­wise.

Back

Cast on 70 (78, 84, 92, 100) sts.

Knit 1 row. Row 1 (RS): K2 (6, 4, 2, 1), pm, work [Row 1 of Rip­ples pat] 6 (6, 7, 8, 9) times, pm, k2 (6, 3, 2, 0). Row 2: Purl to marker, work [Row 2 of Rip­ples pat] 6 (6, 7, 8, 9) times, purl to end.

Main­tain­ing edges in St st and sts be­tween mark­ers in Rip­ples pat, work even un­til back mea­sures 18 inches from beg, end­ing with a WS row. Shape Sleeves Note: Keep 3 bor­der sts at each edge in garter st through­out. Next row (RS): Ca­ble cast on (see page 111) 14 (16, 18, 19, 22) sts; k3, pm, k2 (3, 2, 2, 3), pm, work­ing new sts into pat, com­plete row in es­tab­lished pat— 84 (94, 102, 111, 122) sts. Next row: Ca­ble cast on 14 (16, 18, 19, 22) sts; k3, pm, p2 (2, 2, 1, 3), pm, work­ing new sts into pat, work in Rip­ples pat to

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