Tempesta Knit Pullover FREE Pattern

Tempesta Knit Pullover FREE Pattern
by Kristin Omdahl

Knit this sexy, simple pullover with clever cut out details for a one of a kind top. Worked from the bottom up, in the round, mostly seamless, with minimal finishing. The flower petal inspired cutouts and cold shoulder details add visual interest and a subtle sex appeal. The hip ease gives the body of the sweater gorgeous drape and a flattering shape.

Skill Level
Easy +
S (M, L, XL, 2X)
Finished Measurements
Bust 35 (39, 43, 47, 51)”
Hips 38½ (42½, 46½, 50½, 54½)”
Length 21½ (22, 23, 23½, 24½)”

2 (3, 3, 3, 4) skeins Be So Sporty Yarn (4oz/115g, 325yds/297m, 100%
bamboo) in Stormy Sea
Size US 3 (3.25mm) circular knitting needle, 29” or longer, or size to obtain correct gauge
Stitch markers
Yarn needle

20 sts and 27 rows = 4” in Stockinette st, after blocking

Lower Body is worked circularly in one piece up to the armholes, then separated into Front and Back.
The cut-out design at Front neck is made by binding off and casting on stitches as indicated, then picking up stitches directly from the large center opening.
Sleeves are picked up from the body and knitted downward, and are left mostly unsewn
for the “cold shoulder” look.

Lower Body
Cast on 192 (212, 232, 252, 272). Join rnd being careful not to twist cast-on edge, and pm to mark beg of rnd.

Work 12 rnds in Garter st (knit 1 rnd, then purl 1 rnd).

Work 11 rnds in Stockinette st (knit every rnd).

Next rnd (dec rnd): * K6 (7, 7, 8, 8), s2kp, pm to mark dec, k93 (103, 113, 123, 133), s2kp, pm to mark dec, knit to end of rnd — 188 (208, 228, 248, 268) sts.

Work 11 more rnds in Stockinette st.

Next rnd (dec rnd): * Knit to 2 sts before marker, s2kp removing marker in the process, replace marker after s2kp is complete; rep from * once more, knit to end of rnd — 184 (204, 224, 244, 266) sts.

Rep the last 12 rnds twice more — 176 (196, 216, 236, 256) sts,

Work evenly until Lower Body measures 14 (14, 14½, 14½, 15)” in length.
Remove all markers.

Next rnd: (separate for Front and Back): * Bind off 7 (9, 9, 11, 11) sts, k81 (89, 99, 107, 117); rep from * once more.

Working across last 81 (89, 99, 107, 117) sts only for Back, purl 1 row.

Next 2 rows:
Row 1 (dec row): Ssk, knit to last 2 sts, k2tog — 79 (87, 97, 105, 115) sts.
Row 2: K1, purl to last st, k1.

Rep the last 2 rows 2 (4, 6, 8, 10) more times — 75 (79, 85, 89, 95) sts.

Next 2 rows:
Row 1: Knit.
Row 1: K1, purl to last st, k1.

Rep the last 2 rows until armhole measures 7½ (8, 8½, 9, 9½)” in length.

Bind off all sts loosely.

With WS facing, join yarn to 81 (89, 99, 107, 117) sts still on the needle, and purl 1 row.

Next 2 rows:
Row 1 (dec row): Ssk, knit to last 2 sts, k2tog — 79 (87, 97, 105, 115) sts.
Row 2: K1, purl to last st, k1.
Rep the last 2 rows 2 (4, 6, 8, 10) more times — 75 (79, 85, 89, 95) sts.

Next row (RS, separate Front for center space): K35 (37, 40, 42, 45), bind off 5 sts, 35 (37, 40, 42, 45).

Note: Work both sides of Front simultaneously with separate balls of yarn.

Work evenly in Stockinette st for 2¾”, ending with a WS row.

Next 3 rows:
Row 1 (RS, rejoin Front): K35 (37, 40, 42, 45), cast on 5 sts, k35 (37, 40, 42, 45) — 75 (79, 85, 89, 95) sts.

Row 2: Purl.

Row 3 (separate Front again): K19 (21, 24, 26, 29), bind off 37 sts, k19 (21, 24, 26, 29).

Note: Work both sides simultaneously with separate balls of yarn.
Work both sides of front evenly in Stockinette st for 1¾”, ending with a WS row.

Next 3 rows:
Row 1 (RS, rejoin Front): K19 (21, 24, 26, 29), cast on 37 sts, k19 (21, 24, 26, 29).
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: K35 (37, 40, 42, 45) sts, *insert right needle in lower, smaller center opening and pick up a loop, knit next st on left needle and pass picked up loop over and off the needle; rep from * 4 more times for a total of 5 center sts, k35 (37, 40, 42, 45) sts — 75 (79, 85, 89, 95) sts.

Work evenly in Stockinette st for 1¼”.

Bind off all sts.

Sew together 3 (3½, 3½, 4, 4)” at each shoulder, from working from the outside in, and leaving 9 (10, 10, 11, 11)” open at center for neck.

(Make both the same)
With RS facing and starting at shoulder seam, pick up and knit 61 (69, 77, 85, 93) sts evenly around armhole. Do not join rnd. Instead, turn and work back and forth in rows.

Row 1 (WS): K1, purl to last st, k1.
Row 2: Knit.
Rep the last 2 rows 24 more times – 50 total rows worked, not including pick-up row.

Work 11 rows in Garter st (knit every row).
Bind off very loosely as follows: k1, * yo, k1, pass both yo and first st over second st; rep from * to end.

Sew together last 12 rows of each Sleeve for cuff openings.
Weave in ends.
Block to schematic measurements.

dec – decrease(ing)
k – knit
k2tog – knit 2 sts together
p – purl
pm – place a marker on the needle
rep – repeat
rnd – round
RS – right side
s2kp – sl 2 sts knitwise, at the same time, onto right needle, k1, pass slipped sts over knit st ssk – sl 2 sts knitwise, one at a time, onto right needle, insert tip of left needle into front loops of both sts, and knit them together through the back loop.
st(s) – stitch(es)
yo – yarn over
WS – wrong side

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