Cirque PULLOVER

Earthy shades en­cir­cle the yoke, made with tucks on this just-right sweater.

Creative Knitting - - NEWS - De­sign by L’TANYA DU­RANTE

Pat­tern Stitch

Pin Tuck Rnds/Rows 1–6: With A or B, work

in St st. Rnd/Row 7: *With MC and LH nee­dle, on WS pick up loop of A or B 6 rows be­low. Place loop on LH nee­dle and k2­tog (picked-up loop and next st on nee­dle); rep from * around. Note: When mea­sur­ing, Pin Tuck Rnds/ Rows 1–7 are equiv­a­lent to 2 rnds/rows in St st.

Spe­cial Tech­niques

Knit Cast-On: Make slip knot on LH nee­dle. *Knit in this st draw­ing yarn through and plac­ing it as a new st on LH nee­dle; rep from * un­til re­quired num­ber of sts have been cast on. Pi­cot Cast-On: Us­ing knit cast-on, *cast on 5 sts, bind off 2 sts, slip rem st from RH nee­dle back to LH nee­dle (3 sts on nee­dle); rep from * un­til de­sired num­ber of sts have been cast on. Pi­cot Bind-Off: Us­ing knit cast-on, *cast on 2 sts, bind off 5 sts, slip st from RH nee­dle to LH nee­dle, rep from * un­til all sts have been bound off.

Pat­tern Notes

Use 1 color of marker for the end-ofthe-round marker, which is 1 side of the sweater, and another color for the other side. When pick­ing up loops for Pin Tuck, the first picked-up loop will be a main­color loop. Change to shorter cir­cu­lar nee­dles as nec­es­sary to ac­com­mo­date stitches when work­ing yoke.

Body

Us­ing Pi­cot Cast-On and MC, cast on 204 (226, 240, 270, 286) sts. Turn work so that work­ing yarn is com­ing from RH nee­dle. Place marker for beg of rnd and join with­out twist­ing. Work in St st (knit ev­ery rnd) un­til body

mea­sures 2 inches, drop MC. Work Rnds 1–7 of Pin Tuck pat us­ing

A and MC. Next rnd: K102 (113, 120, 135, 143) sts,

place marker for side, knit to end. Knit 5 more rnds. Shape Waist Dec rnd: K1, k2­tog, knit to 3 sts be­fore next marker, ssk, k1, slip marker, k1, k2­tog, knit to 3 sts be­fore next marker, ssk, k1—4 sts dec. Con­tinue in St st, rep Dec rnd [ev­ery 6th (5th, 4th, 3rd, 5th) rnd] 1 (2,1, 2, 2) time(s), and then [ev­ery 7th (4th, 5th, 4th, 4th) rnd] 4 (6,6, 7, 6) times— 180 (190, 208, 230, 250) sts. Work 10 rnds even. Inc rnd: K1, M1, knit to st be­fore marker, M1, k1, slip marker, k1, M1, knit to st be­fore next marker, M1, k1—4 sts inc. Con­tinue in St st, rep Inc rnd [ev­ery 8th (5th, 6th, 7th, 5th) rnd] 2 (1,1, 1, 3) time(s), and then [ev­ery 9th (6th, 8th, 8th, 9th) rnd] 2 (6,6, 6, 4) times— 200 (222, 240, 262, 282) sts. Work 8 rnds even.

Back Shape Arm­hole & Neck Next row (RS): Bind off 3 sts, knit to next marker. Slip rem sts to holder for front—97 (108, 117, 128, 138) sts. Next row (WS): Bind off 3 sts, purl across re­mov­ing mark­ers—94 (105, 114, 125, 135) sts. Con­tinue in St st, dec 1 st at each end of row by k1, k2­tog, knit to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 [ev­ery RS row] 7 (11, 14, 16, 16) times and then [ev­ery 4th row] 3 (2, 1,1, 2) time(s) and at the same time when arm­hole mea­sures 3 (31/2, 4, 41/2, 5) inches, end­ing with a WS row mark cen­ter 38 (39, 42, 41, 49) sts. Shape Neck Con­tinue arm­hole dec and at the same time, work to first marker; join 2nd skein and bind off next 38 (39, 42, 41, 49) sts; work to end of row. Work­ing both sides at once with sep­a­rate skeins of yarn, bind off at neck edge [6(6, 7, 8, 8) sts] 2 (3,1, 2, 2) time(s), and then [4(0, 6, 7, 7) sts] 1 (0,2, 1, 1) time(s) end­ing with a WS row—2 sts. Place sts on holder. Front Work same as back un­til arm­hole mea­sures 2 (21/2, 3, 31/2, 4) inches, end­ing with a WS row. Mark cen­ter 24 (25, 26, 29, 31) sts. Shape Neck Con­tinue with arm­hole dec as for back and at the same time, work to first marker, join 2nd skein of yarn; bind off 24 (25, 26, 29, 31) sts, work to end of row. Work­ing both sides at once with sep­a­rate skeins of yarn, bind off at each neck edge [4(5, 5, 5, 6) sts] 5 (1,3, 5, 2) time(s), and then [3(4, 4, 4, 5) sts] 1 (5,3, 1, 4) time(s), end­ing with WS row—2 sts on each side. Place rem sts on holder.

Sleeves

Us­ing Pi­cot Cast-On and MC, cast on

54 (60, 60, 64, 70) sts. Work in St st un­til sleeve mea­sures

1 inch. Inc row: K1, M1, knit to last st, M1,

k1—56 (62, 62, 66, 72) sts. Work Rows 1–7 of Pin Tuck pat us­ing

A and MC. Con­tinue in St st rep inc row [ev­ery 6th (7th, 5th, 6th, 6th) row] 1 (3,5, 2, 2) time(s) more and then [ev­ery 7th (8th, 6th, 5th, 5th) row] 10 (7, 9, 14, 14) times—78 (82, 90, 98, 104) sts. Work even in St st for 1 inch, end­ing

with a WS row. Shape Raglan Cap Bind off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows—

72 (76, 84, 92, 98) sts. Dec 1 st at each side [ev­ery RS row] 11 (10, 13, 16, 14) times and then [ev­ery 4th row] 1 (3,2, 1, 3) time(s), end­ing with a WS row—48 (50, 54, 58, 64) sts. Place sts on holder. Assem­bly Block pieces. Sew sleeve seams and

sew sleeves to front and back.

Yoke

With cir­cu­lar nee­dle long enough to ac­com­mo­date sts and MC, beg with left sleeve, *knit sts from holder for left sleeve; k2 from front holder, pick up and knit 70 (75, 80, 87, 95) sts along front edge (1 st in each bound­off st), k2 from front holder; rep from * for right sleeve and back edge— 244 (258, 276, 298, 326) sts. Place marker and join to work in rnds. Rnd 1: Dec 4 (8,6, 8, 6) sts evenly

around—240 (250, 270, 290, 320) sts. Rnd 2: Knit around. Rnd 3: *K22 (23, 25, 27, 30), k2­tog; rep from * around—230 (240, 260, 280, 310) sts. Rnd 4: Knit around. Rnd 5: *K21 (22, 24, 26, 29), k2­tog; rep from * around—220 (230, 250, 270, 300) sts. Con­tinue to dec [ev­ery other rnd] 7 (7, 0, 0, 10) times more, then [ev­ery 4th (4th, 3rd, 3rd, 4th) rnd] 3 (3, 11, 12, 4) times, knit­ting 1 less st be­tween decs on each Dec rnd—120 (130, 140, 150, 160) sts, and at the same time, work a Pin Tuck ev­ery 11/2 inches, al­ter­nat­ing col­ors A and B. Next rnd: Dec 8 (5,8, 8, 0) sts evenly

around—112 (125, 132, 142, 160) sts. Knit 2 rnds even. Bind off us­ing Pi­cot Bind-Off.

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