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Sarita Knit Sweater FREE Pattern

Sarita Knit Sweater FREE Pattern

Sarita Knit Sweater FREE Pattern
by Kristin Omdahl

A fine gauge, sport weight, short sleeved pullover with unique sleeve treatment, lace medallion motif and a keyhole design. Customize the sweater in 7 or more ways with minimal modifications.

The delicate gauge of this sweater is flattering on a variety of figures and offers subtle hip ease without increases or decreases. The sleeve detail is embellished after the armhole is created for the optical illusion without the elongated armhole. Customize the sweater in 7 or more ways with minimal modifications. The lace medallion and keyhole openings are both optional as a pair, or separate, and the sweater is completely reversible from front to back.

Scroll to the bottom of this free pattern page to see the charts and schematic!

Materials:
700 (800, 900, 1000, 1,100) yards of sport weight yarn
Suggested yarn:
5 (6, 7, 7, 8) skeins of Be So Sporty Yarn; 100% bamboo, sport weight; 325 yards per 4oz hank.
US3 (3.25mm) circular knitting needles
Stitch markers, stitch holder, tapestry needle, scissors
Note: an extra set of circular needles (if long) can work as a temporary stitch holder


Gauge: 6 sts/7 rows = 1” in stockinette stitch


Finished sizes:
32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52) bust
24.5 (25, 25.5, 26, 26.5, 27 )” length

Special stitch instructions:
wrap 3: bring yarn to front, sl 3 sts purlwise, bring yarn to back, sl same sts back to LH needle, k
same 3 sts
k2tog: knit 2 together
k3tog: knit 3 together
s2kp: slip 2 sts knitwise, k1, pass 2 sl sts over
sk2p: slip 1 st knitwise, k2tog, pass sl st over
Rinc: k in st one row below and in next st
Linc: k in next st adn st below it
Dec4: sl 3 sts knitwise (at the same time), k2tog, pass slipped sts over knit st.

Note: Sweater begins at the bottom hem and is worked in one piece until the underarms. The front and back are worked separately, and joined again at the shoulder. The sleeves are picked up from stitches along the body sides and around the armhole opening.


Instructions:
CO 192 (216, 240, 264, 288, 312) sts, join in a ring, taking special care not to twist stitches.
Note: the lower hem is worked in garter stitch. To make garter stitch in the round, alternate 1 round knit with 1 round purl.


Round 1: knit around


Round 2: purl around


Rep round 1 - 2 for 3”.


Rep round 1 for 13” more inches (or 16” total from cast on edge).


Separate for front and back:
BO 6 sts, knit across 90 (102, 114, 126, 138, 150) sts, BO 6, knit across 90 (102, 114, 126, 138, 150)
sts. Place back stitches on stitch holder to work on front.


Note: Place a marker at the center of each BO6 edges for future placement of sleeves.


Front:
Row 1: with right side facing, sl1, knit across


Row 2: sl1, purl across


Rep rows 1 - 2 for 0.5 (1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3)”, decrease by 1 st anywhere on last row. 89 (101, 113, 125,
137, 149.


Medallion decoration is worked over the center 29 sts of the front. Place one stitch marker on each side of the center 29 sts as follows:


Note: make sure to slip the first st on every row.


Row 1: k30 (36, 42, 48, 54, 60), PM (place marker), k12, k2tog, (k1, yo, k1) all in next st, ssk, k12,
PM, k30 (36, 42, 48, 54, 60).


Row 2 (and all even numbered rows): sl1, purl across


Row 3: k30 (36, 42, 48, 54, 60), SM (slip marker), k11, k2tog, k1, (k1, yo, k1) all in next st, k1, ssk,
k11, SM, k30 (36, 42, 48, 54, 60).


Row 5: k30 (36, 42, 48, 54, 60), SM, k10, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k10, SM, k30 (36, 42, 48, 54,
60).


Row 7: k30 (36, 42, 48, 54, 60), SM, k9, k2tog, k2, yo, k3, yo, k2, ssk, k9, SM, k30 (36, 42, 48, 54,
60).


Row 9: k30 (36, 42, 48, 54, 60), SM, k8, k2tog, k2, yo, k5, yo, k2, ssk, k8, SM, k30 (36, 42, 48, 54,
60).

Row 11: k30 (36, 42, 48, 54, 60), SM, k7, k2tog, k2, yo, k7, yo, k2, ssk, k7, SM, k30 (36, 42, 48, 54,
60).


Row 13: k30 (36, 42, 48, 54, 60), SM, k6, k2tog, k2, yo, k9, yo, k2, ssk, k6, SM, k30 (36, 42, 48, 54,
60).


Row 15: k30 (36, 42, 48, 54, 60), SM, k5, k2tog, k2, yo, k11, yo, k2, ssk, k5, SM, k30 (36, 42, 48,
54, 60).

Row 17: k30 (36, 42, 48, 54, 60), SM, k4, k2tog, k2, yo, k5, wrap 3, k5, yo, k2, ssk, k4, SM, k30
(36, 42, 48, 54, 60).

Row 19: k30 (36, 42, 48, 54, 60), SM, k3, k2tog, k2, yo, k4, k3tog, yo, (k1, yo, k1) in next st, yo,
sk2p, k3, yo, k2, ssk, k3, SM, k30 (36, 42, 48, 54, 60).


Row 21: k30 (36, 42, 48, 54, 60), SM, k2, k2tog, k2, yo, k3, k3tog, yo, k2tog, yo, (k1, yo, k1) in
next st, yo, ssk, yo, sk2p, k3, yo, k2, ssk, k2, SM, k30 (36, 42, 48, 54, 60).


Row 23: k30 (36, 42, 48, 54, 60), SM, k1, k2tog, k2, yo, k3, (k2tog, yo)x3, k1, (yo, ssk)x3, k3, yo, k2,
ssk, k1, SM, k30 (36, 42, 48, 54, 60).


Row 25: k30 (36, 42, 48, 54, 60), SM, k2tog, k2, yo, k5, (yo, k2tog)x2, yo, s2kp, (yo, ssk), yo, k5, yo, k2, ssk, SM, k30 (36, 42, 48, 54, 60).


Row 27: k30 (36, 42, 48, 54, 60), SM, k8, (ssk, yo)x3, k1, (yo, k2tog)x3, k8, SM, k30 (36, 42, 48, 54,
60).


Row 29: k30 (36, 42, 48, 54, 60), SM, k9, Rinc, yo, ssk, yo, dec4, yo, k2tog, yo, Linc, k9, SM, k30
(36, 42, 48, 54, 60).


Row 31: k30 (36, 42, 48, 54, 60), SM, k11, Rinc, yo, dec4, yo, Linc, k11, SM, k30 (36, 42, 48, 54, 60).


Row 33: sl1, knit across


Row 34: sl 1, purl across


Rep rows 33 - 34 until front measures 8.5 (9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11)” from separation of front and back.


Next row: sl1, k17 sts, BO 53 (83, 77, 89, 101, 113) sts, k 18 sts. Place left and right shoulder sts on
stitch holder. They will be joined with back shoulders when back is complete.


Back:
Row 1: with right side facing, sl1, knit across


Row 2: sl1, purl across


Rep rows 1 - 2 for 0.5 (1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3)”


Separation for keyhole opening:
Right back
Next right side row: sl1, k 44 (50, 56, 62, 68, 74), turn, skipping rem sts on needle


Next row: sl1, purl across


Rep lasts 2 rows until right back measures 8.5 (9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11)” from separation of back and
front.


Left back:
Repeat as for right back, except work on the rem back sts


Rep 2 rows until left back measures 8.5 (9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11)” from separation of back and front.


Joining back row:
With right side facing, beginning with right back, sl1, k43, k2tog with last st of right back and first st of left back, k44. -- 89 (101, 113, 125, 137, 149) sts


Next row: sl1, purl across

Next row: sl1, k17, BO 53 (83, 77, 89, 101, 113), k18.


Shoulder seams:
With wrong sides facing, using 3-needle bind off technique, join 18 front and back sts for right
shoulder, fasten off. Join 18 front and back sts for left shoulder and fasten off.


Sleeves:
Note: sleeves are longer than the armhole openings on the sides of the sweater. The picking up of
sleeves begins 5” below armhole opening, continues by picking up sts along the sleeve opening
and concludes with picking up and knitting into the sides of the sweater 5” below the armhole
opening.


Right sleeve:
Note: we are working into the side of the right side “seam” of sweater. Because we are holding the sweater sideways, as you pick up sts to the left (as you would normally) you are moving vertically on the sweater toward the armhole. To acheive the correct gauge, pick up 5 of 8 sts vertically toward armhole edge, move over one row toward back, pick up and knit in 5 of next 8 rows vertically toward armhole edge, move over one row toward back, pick up and knit in 5 of next 8 rows vertically toward armhole edge. -- 15 sts on needle. You should be at the armhole edge now. Pick up and knit every stitch in the selvedge edge of the sleeve opening. Note: because we slipped the first st of ea row, you are picking up in ea of these elongated stitches around armhole. Working in reverse direction on front side of sleeve below armhole edge, pick up and knit in 5 of next 8 rows vertically directly below front side of armhole edge, move over one row toward center of sweater side seam (toward marker in center of armhole edge), pick up and knit in 5 of next 8 rows vertically, move over one row toward side seam, pick up and knit in 5 of next 8 rows vertically.


Row 2: knit across


Rep row 2 until sleeve is 3” long. Bind off loosely.


Repeat for left sleeve.


Weave in all loose ends. Block to finished measurements and let dry.

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