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Dressy Summer-Sweater

Soft, Summery sweater. Knitted in one piece and joined over the shoulders. Great over tights or with bare legs:) Sizes from 10 years to XL for adults.Sizes
10-12 (12-14) S (M) L (XL)
Size 10-12 y for free this time. The rest can be bought here.

Yarn

Pickles Thin Organic Cotton
150 (200) 200 (250) 300 (350) g main colour
100 (150) 150 (200) 200 (250) g of each of 2 different pattern colours

Needles
32” US 6 and 8 circular and DP needles

Gauge
4” =16 m

Width, measured flat
22 (23.5) 25 (26.5) 28 (29.5)”

K= Knit
P= purl
S= Stitches
m= Make stitch


Body piece
Cast on 136 s on US 6 circular needles and k 1, p 1 for 3” in the round. Then change to US 8 circular
and continue in stockinette.
Place a marker in each side (on the beginning of the round and after 68 s.
Knit until your piece measures 12.5”.
On the next round knit like this:
K until 1 s before first marker. M1, K2, M1. Repeat the increase for the other
side = 4 new stitches.

Increase in the same manner every 1” until you have increased 8 rounds altogether.
After that, increase on every 2. round 3 times 180 s. K one round.

On the next round knit like this:
K until 2 s before first marker. M1, K1, M1,
K2, M1, K1, M1.
Repeat the increase for the other side = 188 stitches.
Knit one round.

On the next round knit like this:
K until 3 s before first marker. M1, K1, M1,
K1, M1, K2, M1, K1, M1, K1, M1.
Repeat the increase for the other side.
Knit one round.
Repeat the last 2 rounds 2 more times  = 212 stitches.

Divide your piece into front and back. = 106 s each front/back.

Front piece
Continue knitting back and forth in stockinette. Knit two rows. Then on the next row K 48 s and place the next 10 s on a different needle or thread.
Finish the two sides separately:
Decrease for neck opening on every 2. row like this:
2 stitches 3 times and 1 stitch 3 times.
= 39 stitches left on each side. Continue until your piece measures 4  ” from under the arms.
Leave the stitches on the needles to assemble with kitchener´s stitch

Back piece
Knit stockinette back and forth until the piece measures 3.5 ”. On the next row knit like this:
K 42 stitches and place the next 22 s on a different needle or thread.
Finish the two sides separately:
Decrease for neck opening on every 2. row like this: 2 stitches 1 time and 1 stitch 1 time = 39 stitches left on each side.

Continue until your piece measures 4” from under the
arms. Assemble front to back pieces with kitchener´s stitch

Neck edging
With US 6 needles K the back stitches you left on. Then pick up about 33 stitches in between the back and front, before knitting stitches in the front. Pick up about 33  on the other side as well. K1, P1 for 2”.
Cast off, a little on the tight side. (It might be a good idea to go down on needle size for the cast off.)

Sleeve edges
Pick up 33 stitches around the arms and K1, P1 for 2”.
Cast off, very loosely. (It might be a good idea to go up a few needle sizes for
the cast off.)