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Short Sleeve Pullover Sweater Knitting Pattern

Designed by Barbara Breiter

Short Sleeved Sweater For Women Knitting Pattern

Knit in cotton, this short sleeved pullover sweater for women features a central panel of an easy knit and purl zig zag design on the front and sleeves.

Materials:

Approx 700 (780, 880) yards worsted weight cotton that will work to the gauge of the pattern. Although you may use other fibers if you wish, cotton gives you crisp stitch definition and shows off this pattern stitch. See substituting yarn for help.
Sizes 8 and 10 US (5 and 6 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge:
16 sts and 20 rows=4" in St st

Sizes:
S, M, L
Finished chest measurement=37 (41, 45)"

Short Sleeved Sweater For Women Knitting Pattern

Instructions

K1, P1 Ribbing
Row 1: *k1, p1; rep from *
Rep this Row.

Pattern Stitch
Row 1 (RS): *p1, (k1, p1) 3 times, k7; rep from *
Row 2: *p6, (k1, p1) 4 times; rep from *
Row 3: *k2, p1, (k1, p1) 3 times, k5; rep from *
Row 4: *p4, k1, (p1, k1) 3 times, p3; rep from *
Row 5: *k4, p1, (k1, p1) 3 times, k3; rep from *
Row 6: *p2, k1, (p1, k1) 3 times, p5; rep from *
Row 7: *k6, p1, (k1, p1) 3 times, k1; rep from *
Row 8: *k1, (p1, k1) 3 times, p7; rep from *
Row 9: Rep Row 7
Row 10: Rep Row 6
Row 11: Rep Row 5
Row 12: Rep Row 4
Row 13: Rep Row 3
Row 14: Rep Row 2

Rep Rows 1-14.

Back
With smaller needles, CO 64 (72, 82) sts.
Work k1, p1 ribbing 2½".
Inc 10 (10, 8) sts evenly over last row - 74 (82, 90) sts
Change to larger needles and knit in St st until piece measures 12½ (13, 13½)" from beg or desired length.
Shape Armholes
BO 4 sts beg next 2 rows - 66 (74, 82) sts
Dec 1 st each end every other row 3 (5, 6) times - 60 (64, 70) sts
Work armhole 9 (9, 9½)" or to desired length.
BO 8 (8, 9) sts beg next 2 rows, then BO 8 (9, 10) sts beg next 2 rows. Place rem 28 (30, 32) sts on holder for back of neck.

Front
With smaller needles, CO 64 (72, 82) sts.
Work k1, p1 ribbing 2½".
Inc 10 (10, 8) sts evenly over last row - 74 (82, 90) sts
Change to larger needles and est pattern: RS: k16 (20, 24), pm, work Row 1 of Pattern Stitch over next 42 sts, pm, k16 (20, 24).
Cont in pat, working subsequent rows of Pattern Stitch and St st at each end until piece measures same as back with WS row completed.
Shape Armholes
Cont in pat, BO 4 st beg next 2 rows - 66 (74, 82) sts
Dec 1 st each end every other row 3 (5, 6) times - 60 (64, 70) sts
Cont in pat, work even until armhole measures 6½ (6½, 7)".
Shape Neck
Keeping to pat, work 20 (21, 23) sts, place 20 (22, 24) sts on holder for front of neck, place 20 (21, 23) sts on holder to be worked later.
At neck edge, dec 1 st every other row 4 (4, 4) times.
Work until armhole reaches 9 (9, 9½)" or same as Back.
Starting at armhole side, BO 8 (8, 9) sts, work back, BO rem sts.
Work 20 (21, 23) sts on holder on other side of neck in same manner.

Sleeves
With smaller needles, CO 48 (52, 58) sts. Work k1, p1 ribbing 1½". Inc 6 (6, 4) sts evenly over last row - 54 (58, 62) sts
Change to larger needles and est pattern: RS: k13 (15, 17) pm, work Row 1 of Pattern Stitch over next 28 sts, pm, k13 (15, 17).
Cont in pat, working subsequent rows of Pattern Stitch and St st at each end until piece measures 4½" from beg.
Shape Armhole And Cap
Cont in pat, BO 4 sts beg next 2 rows - 46 (50, 54) sts
Dec 1 st each end every other row 11 (13, 17) times, then every 4th row 3 (2, 0) times.
BO 18 (20, 20) sts.

Neck Band
Note: If desired, seam both shoulders and work collar on circular needles instead.
Seam right shoulder.
With RS facing, beg at left neck edge, pick up 10 (10, 12) sts, k 20 (22, 24) sts from front neck holder, pick up 10 (10, 12) sts along right neck edge, k 28 (30, 32) sts from back neck holder. Please see Picking Up Stitches For Necklines And Armholes for more information.
Work k1, p1 ribbing 1".
BO loosely.

Finishing
Seam other shoulder. Sew in sleeves. Seam sleeves and side seams. Weave in ends on WS.

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

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.


Also see Knit A Bit, for patterns by Barbara Breiter