The Knit Parade
S/M – To fit chest 86.5–91.5cm (34–36in), actual measurement 94cm (37in) M/L – To fit chest 96.5–102cm (38–40in), actual measurement 108cm (42.5in)
22 sts and 28 rows to 10cm (4in) in stocking stitch on 4mm needles. Take time to check your tension and adjust as necessary to ensure an accurate fit.
© 2020 Rebecca Rymsza / Pavilion · Reproduced with permission. · The Knit Parade by Rebecca Rymsza is published by Collins & Brown. Image photography by Helen Kirkbright.
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With 3.25mm needles and yarn A, cast on 98(110) sts. Row 1 (RS): [K1, p1] rep to end. This row sets rib. Work a further 14(14) rows in rib. Next row (WS): Work as set in rib and at the same time inc 7(11) sts evenly across the row. 105(121) sts * Change to 4mm needles and starting with a k row, work in St-st until your work measures approx. 58(63)cm / 23(25)in from cast-on edge ending with a WS row.
Shape shoulders Next row (RS): Cast off 35(42) sts, k35(37), cast off 35(42) sts and place remaining sts on hold.
Work as for Back to * then cont as follows: Change to 4mm needles and starting with a k row work 40(48) rows in St-st or until your work measures approx. 20(23)cm / 8(9)in from cast-on edge ending with a WS row.
Commence chart: Note: Yarn A, the background colour, is not shown on the chart; yarn B is the start of the white frame area. Row 1 (RS): With A, k30(38), join B and k45(45), with A, k to end. Row 2 (WS): With A, p30(38), with B, p45(45), with A, p to end. Cont as set until row 65 of chart is complete. Cont with A only and starting with a WS p row, work 17(23) rows in St-st, or until your work measures approx. 49(54)cm / 19(21½)in from cast-on edge, ending with a WS row.
Shape neck Next row (RS): K43(50), turn your work so WS is facing, dec 1 st, p to end, turn. Cont on these sts, leaving remaining sts on hold. ** Dec 1 st at neck edge every row until 40(47) sts remain, then dec 1 st every other row until 35(42) sts remain. Work 11(11) rows straight in St-st and cast off. *** With RS facing, rejoin yarn at neck edge and k19(21), then slip these sts to holder for neckband and k to end of row. Work as RH side from ** to ***.
Sleeves (make two)
With 3.25mm needles and yarn A, cast on 48(52) sts. Row 1 (RS): [K1, p1] rep to end.This row sets rib. Work a further 14 rows in rib.Next row (WS): Work as set in rib and at the same time inc 7(7) sts evenly across the row. 55(59) sts Change to 4mm needles and starting with a k row, work in St-st and at the same time inc 1 st at each end of every sixth row a total of 11(13) times. 77(85) sts Cont straight in St-st until your work measures approx. 51(56)cm / 20(22)in from cast-on edge. Cast off loosely.
You can do this in one of two ways depending on your preference:
Using straight needles: Join Front and Back pieces at RH shoulder. Using a 3.25mm needle and A, beginning at LH shoulder with RS facing, pick up and k28(28) sts down LH front, work 19(21) held sts, pick up and k28(28) sts up RH side, work 35(37) held sts. 106(110) sts Work in k1, p1 rib for 7 rows, knit 1 row, work rib for 7 rows. Cast off loosely in rib.
Using circular needles: Join both shoulder seams. With 3.25mm needle and A, beginning at LH shoulder with RS facing, pick up and k26(26) sts down LH front, work 19(21) held sts, pick up and k26(26) sts up RH side, work 35(37) held sts. 104(108) sts Join for working in the round placing a marker to indicate beginning of round, work k1, p1 rib for 7 rounds, purl 1 round, work rib for 7 rounds. Cast off loosely in rib.
If using straight needles join LH shoulder. Turn garment inside out so WS is facing, fold neckband over and loosely stitch into place on WS and so it does not pull tight. Lay garment out flat, pin sleeves into position with centre point of cast-off edge lined up to shoulder seam and stitch into place. Join side and sleeve seams.