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Diagonal Panels Pullover Sweater Knitting Pattern

Designed by Barbara Breiter

Diagonal Panels Pullover Sweater Knitting Pattern

Self-striping yarn often results in uneven horizontal stripes. This pullover sweater, available in four sizes, takes advantage of the color changes by knitting panels diagonally.

Sizes:
S (M, L, XL)
Finished Chest Size 36 (40, 44, 48)"

Gauge:
14 sts and 19.5 rows=4" in St st

Materials:
Size 10 US (6 mm) straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Size 10 US (6 mm) 32" circular needles
Merino Stripes by Crystal Palace Yarns
7 (7, 8, 9) balls - Color 021 Sandstorm
90% Merino wool/10% polyester
50 grams/1.75 ounces
115 yds/105 meters

Diagonal Panels Pullover Sweater Knitting Pattern Instructions
Back
Note: You may want to use circular needles and knit back and forth to make the rectangles as it makes measuring easier. Place a safety pin on the side you increase on to more easily remember.

Rectangles (Make 2)
CO 3 sts.
Row 1: K3
Row 2: K into front and back of first st, k1, k into front and back of last st - 5 sts
Row 3: K
Row 4: k1, k into front and back of next st, k1, k into front and back of next st, k1 - 7 sts
Row 5: K
Row 6: k1, k into front and back of next st, k across to last 2 sts, k into front and back of next st, k1 - 9 sts
Row 7: K
Rep last 2 rows until there are 41 (47, 53, 59) sts. Piece should be a triangle and measure 9½ (10½, 11½, 12½)" across and lengthwise.
K 1 row even.
Turn one corner:
Row 1: k1, k into front and back of next st, k across to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1
Row 2: k
Rep Rows 1 and 2 until long edge measures approximately 14".

Turn both corners:
Row 1: k1, k2tog, k across to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1
Row 2: k
Rep Rows 1 and 2 until 3 sts rem.
K3.
K3 tog.

Complete Body
Decide which way you want garter ridges to run and sew long edges of rectangles together.
Bottom Band
Along wide bottom edge, with RS facing pick up 62 (68, 76, 84) sts. Work in garter st 1". BO.

Yoke
Along other wide edge, with RS facing pick up 62 (68, 76, 84) sts.
Work 3 rows in St st.
BO 4 sts beg next 2 rows.
Dec 1 st at each end every other row 4 (6, 8, 9) times as follows:
K1, SSK, k across to last 3 sts, k2tog, k2 - 46 (48, 52, 58) sts
Cont to work even in St st until armhole measures 8½ (8½, 9, 9½)".
BO 4 (4, 5, 6) sts beg next 2 rows, then BO 5 (5, 6, 7) sts beg next 2 rows.
Place rem 28 (30, 30, 32) sts on holder for back of neck.

Front
Work same as back until armhole measures 3½ (3½, 4, 4½)"; armhole decreases should be completed.
Placket/Neck Shaping
K20 (21, 23, 25) sts. Put rem sts on holder.
Cont to work 20 (21, 23, 25) sts in St st until armhole measures 5 ½ (5 ½, 6, 6 ½)".
At neck edge, BO 4 (4, 5, 5) sts. Dec 1 st at neck edge every other row 7 (8, 7, 7) times as follows:
K across to last 3 sts, k2 tog, k1
Cont to work even until armhole measures same as Back. BO shoulders as for back.
Place sts from holder on needle. BO center 6 (6, 6, 8) sts. Work as for other side of neck, reversing shaping.

Sleeves
CO 34 (36, 42, 44) sts. Working in garter st, k 1 row. Dec 1 st at each end every other row 4 times.
K 1 row - 26 (28, 34, 36) sts
Next row (RS): Working in St st, inc 1 st each end every 4th row 7 (5, 4, 8) times, then every 6th row 8 (9, 9, 7) times - 56 (56, 60, 66) sts.
Work even until sleeve measures 18 (18, 18½, 18½)" from beg.
BO 4 sts beg next 2 rows.
Dec 1 st at each end every other row 17 (17, 19, 21) times as follows:
K1, SSK, k across to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1
BO 14 (14, 14, 16) sts.

Diagonal Panels Pullover Sweater Knitting Pattern Shawl Collar
Seam shoulders.
With circular needles and right side facing, pick up 7 (7, 7, 7) sts along right placket edge, place neck edge marker, pick up 5 (5, 6, 7) sts along right neck edge, place shawl collar marker, pick up 16 (16, 17, 18) sts along rem right neck edge, k 28 (30, 30, 32) sts from Back neck sts on holder, pick up 16 (16, 17, 18) sts along left neck edge, place shawl collar marker, pick up 5 (5, 6, 7) sts along rem left neck edge, place neck edge marker, pick up 7 (7, 7, 7) sts along left placket edge.
Do not join. Turn.
Work Short Rows For Collar
To wrap and turn: Slip next st from left to right needle with yarn in front. Bring yarn to back. Place marker on left needle. Return the slipped st to the left needle. Turn work around.
Working back and forth in garter stitch, k to second shawl marker, remove marker, wrap and turn.
Knit back to opposite shawl marker, remove marker, wrap and turn.
Cont until all sts between the neck edge markers have been worked.
Cont working in garter st over all sts on needle until placket edge bands measure 1½ (1½, 1½, 2)". BO.
Seam the right bottom edge of collar to the BO neck edge of sweater. Seam the left bottom edge of collar to the same BO neck edge of sweater on the inside (WS) of the neck edge.

Finishing
Sew in sleeves. Seam sleeves and sides. Weave in ends on WS.

©Barbara Breiter. This design may not be reproduced in any manner without the expressed written consent of the author.

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