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All Knit-Look Sweater

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Crocheted with worsted-weight cotton yarn, this lovely and comfy sweater has the drape of knitting but is uniquely crochet. Make it your first fashion garment for the new year and you’ll be starting out in style.

Design by Belinda Carter

Skill Level

Intermediate

Technique

Knit look

Finished Sizes

Instructions given fit woman’s size small; changes for medium, large and X-large are in.

Finished Garment Measurements

Bust: 40 inches (small) [44 inches (medium), 48 inches (large), 52 inches (X-large)]

Gauge

Size K hook: 14 dc = 4 inches

Materials

  • Lion Brand Cotton-Ease medium (worsted) weight yarn (3 1/2 oz/207 yds/100g per ball): 7 [8, 9, 9] balls #122 taupe
  • Sizes I/9/5.5mm and K/10 1/2/6.5mm crochet hooks or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Yarn needle

Pattern Notes

Weave in loose ends as work progresses.

Join rounds with a slip stitch unless otherwise stated.

To decrease at the end of a row, leave stitches to be decreased unworked.

Special Stitches

Slingshot cast on: Holding tail in front of hook and yarn in back of hook, using slingshot method as in knitting, cast on 1 st, yo with yarn going from back over hook and back to back, draw through both lps on hook, 1 st completed.

Reverse slip stitch (reverse sl st): Insert hook in indicated st, with hook facing down, move yarn from left to right over hook, then from right to left under hook catching yarn with hook, draw through st and lp on hook.

Sweater

Back

Row 1 (RS): Work Back Skirt from side to side, with size K hook, leaving a 58-inch length at beg, place slip knot on hook, work slingshot cast on (see Special Stitches) 57 times, do not turn. (57 sts)

Row 2 (RS): Working from left to right, ch 1, reverse sl st (see Special Stitches) in back lp (see Stitch Guide) of each st across, do not turn.

Row 3 (RS): Working from right to left, ch 1, sl st in back lps of each st across, do not turn.

Rows 4-96 [104, 114, 124]: Rep rows 2 and 3 for pattern until 96 [104, 114, 124] rows from beg are complete, last row worked will be a reverse sl st row.

Bodice

Row 1: Working from bottom to top, turn to work across ends of rows with WS facing, ch 1, work 72 [79, 87, 94] sl sts evenly spaced across, do not turn.

Row 2 (WS): Working from left to right, ch 1, reverse sl st in back lp of each st across, do not turn.

Armhole Shaping

Continue working in pat as established on Back Skirt (rows 2 and 3), at the same time, dec (see Stitch Guide) 7 sts at end of each of next 2 rows. (58 [65, 73, 80] sts)

Continue working in established pat on Back Skirt (rows 2 and 3) until piece measures 7 1/2 [8, 8 1/2, 8 1/2] inches from beg Armhole Shaping ending with sl st row.

Note: Measure piece in an upright position as if being worn.

First Neck Shaping

Row 1: Working from left to right, ch 1, reverse sl st in back lp of each of next 17 [20, 23, 26] sts, do not turn.

Row 2: Working from right to left, ch 1, sl st in back lp of each st across, fasten off.

2nd Neck Shaping

Rows 1 & 2: Sk next 24 [25, 27, 28] sts, attach yarn in next st, rep rows 1 and 2 of First Neck Shaping.

Front

Work same as Back until Front is 10 [10, 12, 12] rows less than Back (last row worked will be a sl st row).

First Neck Shaping

Row 1: Working from left to right, ch 1, reverse sl st in back lp of each of next 23 [26, 31, 34] sts, do not turn.

Row 2: Working from right to left, ch 1, sl st in back lp of each st across, do not turn.

Continue working in established pat, at the same time, dec 2 sts at end of next row (neck edge) then dec 2 sts at end of every other row (neck edge) 2 [2, 3, 3] times. (17 [20, 23, 26] sts)

2nd Neck Shaping

Sk next 12 [13, 11, 12] sts, attach yarn in next st, work same as First Neck Shaping, omitting row 2.

Sleeve

Make 2

Note: Worked from side to side in 2 parts.

Part 1

Row 1 (RS): With size K hook, leaving a 70-inch length at beg, work slingshot cast on 72 times, do not turn.

Row 2 (RS): Working from left to right, ch 1, reverse sl st in back lp of each st across, do not turn.

Row 3 (RS): Working from right to left, ch 1, sl st in back lp of each st across, do not turn.

Rows 4-18 [18, 20, 20]: Rep rows 2 and 3 for pat until 18 [18, 20, 20] rows from beg (last row worked will be a reverse sl st row).

Part 1 Sleeve Shaping

Continue working in established pat, at the same time, dec 5 sts at end of next row (cuff edge), then dec 5 sts at end of every other row (cuff edge) 10 [11, 11, 11] times, fasten off. (17 [12, 12, 12] sts)

Part 2

Row 1: With RS facing, attach yarn at Sleeve shoulder edge, working left to right, ch 1, work 72 reverse sl sts evenly spaced across, do not turn. (72 sts)

Row 2: Working from right to left, ch 1, sl st in back lp of each st across, do not turn.

Row 3: Working from left to right, ch 1, reverse sl st in back lp of each st across, do not turn.

Rows 4-18 [18, 20, 20]: Continue working in established pat until 18 [18, 20, 20] rows from beg (last row worked will be a sl st row).

Part 2 Sleeve Shaping

Rep Part 1 Sleeve Shaping.
(17 [12, 12, 12] sts)

Assembly

With yarn needle, sew shoulder seams, sleeves into armhole openings, and side and sleeve seams.

Sleeve, Neck & Bottom Edging

Rnd 1: With size I hook, attach yarn at seam, ch 1, working an even number of sts, sc evenly spaced around opening, join in beg sc, do not turn.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, [fpsc (see Stitch Guide) around next st, bpsc (see Stitch Guide) around next st] around, join in beg st, fasten off.

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