Swept Up Broomstick Top

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Swept Up Broomstick Top

designed by Andrea Graciarena
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A simple, light and airy V-neck pullover, fashionable for Spring and Summer days. 

S
38" [96.5 cm]
23.5" [59.5 cm]
M
42" [106.5 cm]
24" [61 cm]
L
46" [117 cm]
24.5" [62 cm]
XL
50" [127 cm]
25" [63.5 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $46.04

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Size:

  • S
  • M
  • L
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Finished Width
38" [96.5 cm]
Finished Length
23.5" [59.5 cm]

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Main Color (MC)

Simply Soft Light | Capri, 0007Edit Color
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Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 9"

Size 6/4mm
$15.75

Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 9"

Size 7/4.5mm
$15.75

Bent Tip Steel Yarn Needles

Sizes 13 & 16 2/Pkg
$2.50

Aluminum Stitch Holder

1-3/4" 1/Pkg
$4.05

Bead Stitch Markers

Pink 3/Pkg
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The materials for this project cost $46.04

Abbreviations

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

RS = right side

ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.

W&T = Bring yarn to front of work. Slip next stitch purlwise. Bring yarn to back of work. Slip stitch back onto left-hand needle. Turn.

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Finished Width
S 38" [96.5 cm]
M 42" [106.5 cm]
L 46" [117 cm]
XL 50" [127 cm]
Finished Length
S 23.5" [59.5 cm]
M 24" [61 cm]
L 24.5" [62 cm]
XL 25" [63.5 cm]

MATERIALS

Top
Simply Soft Light (85 g/3. oz;301 m/330 yds)
SizesMLXL 
Main Color (MC)
Capri (0007)
344

GAUGE

In Lace Pattern on size U.S. 6 (4mm) needles, 22 sts and 26 rows = 4”/10 cm

INSTRUCTIONS

S2KP2: Slip 2 stitches together knitwise to right-hand needle, k1, pass 2 slipped stitches over. 
Broomstick Stitch: Drop extra wraps off needles, slip 3 sts to right-hand needle, (k1, bring needle forward and yo, k1) in 3-sts on right-hand needle.

Lace Stitch (multiple of 21 sts)

Row 1 (RS): K1, ssk, k1, yo, k1, p1, k1, yo, k2, S2KP2, k2, yo, k1, p1, k1, yo, k1, k2tog, p1.
Row 2 (WS): Knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts and the yarn overs as they face you.
Row 3 (RS): P1, ssk, k1, yo, k1, p1, k1, yo, k2, S2KP2, k2, yo, k1, p1, k1, yo, k1, k2tog, k1.
Row 4 (WS): Knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts and the yarn overs as they face you.
Rep Rows 1-4 for Lace St pattern.

NOTES

  • Circular needle is to accommodate large number of stitches; work back and forth in rows.
  • Top is knit in two pieces, and then joined at shoulders and side of body.
  • Work neckband in-the-round; work sleeves broomstick edge back and forth after shoulder seaming.

BACK
With lager needles, CO 108 (129, 150, 171) sts. Do not join.
Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1, k1; rep from * across.
Row 2: K1, *k wrapping yarn 2 times around needle; rep from * across.
Row 3: *Broomstick st in next 3 sts; rep from * across.
Row 4: Rep Row 1.
Rows 5-12: Rep Rows 1-4, two more times.
Change to smaller needles and work Lace St as follows:
For sizes S/L only: 
Row 13: P1, *work Row 1 of Lace st to last 2 sts, k2tog -107 (149) sts.
Row 14 and all Even Rows: Work even in established pat.
Row 15: K1, *work Row 3 of Lace st to last st, k1.
Work even in established pat until piece measures 14 (14.5)”/37cm from beg, ending with Row 16.
Next Row (inc): Inc 1 st at beg of next 8 rows, then inc 3 sts (CO) at beg of next 2 rows - 121 (163) sts. Continue working as follows:
Next Row (RS): K2, p1, k1, yo, k1, k2tog, p1, Lace St to last 8 sts, k1, ssk, k1, yo, k1, p1, k2.
Next Row and all WS Rows: Work even in established pat.
Next Row (RS): K2, p1, k1, yo, k1, k2tog, k1, Lace st to last 8 sts, p1, ssk, k1, yo, k1, p1, k2.
Work even in established pat until armhole measures approx 7 (7.5)”/18 (19)cm, ending on WS;at the same time, shape neck as follows:
Rows 115 (127) (RS): Work 50 (69) sts in established pat and place on holder, BO next 21 (25) sts for center Back neck, pat st to the end.

Left Side Neck
Rows 116 (128) (WS): Work even in established pat.
Rows 117 (129) (RS): BO first 7 sts, work sts to end.
Rows 118 (130): Work even in established pat.
Rows 119 (131): BO first 4 sts, work sts to end.
Rows 120 (132): Work even in established pat.
Rows 121 (133): BO first 3 sts, work sts to end. 
BO first 2 sts at neck edge every other row 2 times, then 1 st every other row 4 times - 28 (47) sts.

Shape Shoulder
Next row (RS): Work 18 (30) sts, w&t.
Next row and all WS rows: Work even in established pat.
Next row (RS): Work 12 (15) sts, w&t.
Next row (RS): BO all sts across.

Right Side Neck
Rows 116 (128) (WS): BO first 7 sts, work sts to end.
Rows 117 (129) (RS): Work even in established pat.
Rows 118 (130): BO first 4 sts, work sts to end.
Rows 119 (131): Work even in established pat.
Rows 120 (132): BO first 3 sts, work sts to end. 
BO first 2 sts at neck edge every other row 2 times, then 1 st every other row 4 times - 28 (47) sts.

Shape Shoulder
Next row (WS): Work 18 (32) sts, w&t.
Next row and all RS rows: Work even in established pat.
Next row (WS): Work 10 (16) sts, w&t.
Next row (WS): BO all sts across.

For sizes M/XL only
Row 13: P1, k1, k2tog, k1, yo, k1, p1, k1, yo, k1, k2tog, p1, Lace St 5 (7) times, k1, ssk, k1, yo, k1, p1, k1, yo, k1, ssk, p1, k1. 
Row 14 and all WS rows: Work even in established pat.
Row 15: K1, p1, k2tog, k1, yo, k1, p1, k1, yo, k1, k2tog, k1, Lace St 5 (7) times, p1, ssk, k1, yo, k1, p1, k1, yo, k1, ssk, k1, p1.
Work even in established pat until piece measures 14.25 (14.75)”/36 (37.5)cm from beg, ending with a Row 14.
Next Row (inc): Inc 1 st at beg of next 8 rows, then inc 3 sts (CO) at beg of next 2 rows - 143 (185) sts. 
Continue working as follows:
Next Row (RS): [K1, p1] twice, k1, yo, k2, S2KP2, k2, yo, k1, p1, k1, yo, k1, k2tog, k1, Lace st 5 (7) times, p1, ssk, k1, yo, k1, p1, k1, yo, k2, S2KP2, k2, yo, k1, [p1, k1] twice.
Next row and all WS rows: Work even in established pat. 
Next row (RS): [K1, p1] twice, k1, yo, k2, S2KP2, k2, yo, k1, p1, k1, yo, k1, k2tog, p1, Lace st 5 (7) times, k1, ssk, k1, yo, k1, p1, k1, yo, k2, S2KP2, k2, yo, k1, [p1, k1] twice.
Work even in established pat until armhole measures approx 7.25 (7.75)”/18.5 (19.5)cm, ending on WS; at the same time shape neck as follows:
Rows 121 (133): Work in established pat across first 60 (79) sts and place on a holder, BO next 23 (27) sts, pat to end.

Left Side Neck 
Rows 122 (134) (WS): Work even in established pat.
Rows 123 (135) (RS): BO first 7 sts, work sts to end.
Rows 124 (136): Work even in established pat.
Rows 125 (137): BO first 4 sts, work sts to end.
Rows 126 (138): Work even in established pat.
Rows 127 (139): BO first 3 sts, work sts to end. 
BO first 2 sts at neck edge every other row 2 times, then 1 st every other row 4 times - 38 (57) sts.

Shape Shoulder
Next row (RS): Work 24 (38) sts, w&t.
Next row and all WS rows: Work even in established pat.
Next row (RS): Work 12 (18) sts, w&t.
Next row (RS): BO all sts across.

Right Side Neck 
Rows 122 (134) (WS): BO first 7 sts, work sts to end.
Rows 123 (135) (RS): Work even in established pat.
Rows 124 (136): BO first 4 sts, work sts to end.
Rows 125 (137): Work even in established pat.
Rows 126 (138): BO first 3 sts, work sts to end. 
BO first 2 sts at neck edge every other row 2 times, then 1 st every other row 4 times - 38 (57) sts.

Shape Shoulder
Next row (WS): Work 24 (38) sts w&t,
Next row and All RS Rows: Work even in established pat.
Next row (WS): Work 12 (18) sts w&t,
Next row (WS): BO all sts.

FRONT
Same as Back until piece measures 8 (8.25, 8.5, 8.75)”/20.5 (21, 21.5, 22)cm from beg, ending with a WS row - 107 (129, 149, 171) sts..

Shape V-Neck, Armholes and Shoulders
Left Side Neck 
Next Row (RS): Work 53 (64, 74, 85) sts in established pat, k2tog, place split ring in last st.
Dec 1 st at beg of every WS row 30 (31, 32, 33) times, then 1 st every 4 rows 2 times; at the same time, when piece measures same length as Back to armhole, shape armhole same as back and when armhole is same length as Back, shape shoulder.

Right Side Neck
Next Row (RS): Ssk first 2 sts, continue in established pat to end.
Dec 1 st at beg of every RS row 29 (30, 31, 32) times, then 1 st every 4 rows 2 times; at the same time, when same length as Back to armhole shape armhole as on Back and when armhole is same length as Back, shape shoulder.

FINISHING
Block pieces to measurements.

Armbands
With lager needles, CO 78 (90, 102, 114) sts.
Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1, k1; rep from * across.
Row 2: K1, *k wrapping yarn 2 times around needle; rep from * across.
Row 3: *Broomstick st in next 3 sts; rep from * across.
Row 4: Rep Row 1.
Rep Rows 1-4 two more times.
BO all sts across.

Neckband
With RS facing and smaller needles, starting at the left corner of Front pick up 175 (183, 191, 199) sts across Front and 94 (96, 98, 100) across Back. Place a split ring marker in st 89 (93, 97, 101).
Set-up Rnd: *K1, p1; rep from * to 1 st before marker, S2KP2, **p1, k1; rep from ** to last st, p1.
Next Rnd: K sts to 1 st before marker, S2KP2, k sts to end.
Rep last 2 rnds until neckband measures 3”/7.5cm from beg. 
BO all sts around.

Assembly
Join shoulder and side seams, armbands to armholes. Using yarn needle weave in all ends.