San Francisco Blues
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.
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.
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.
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