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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Zigzag striped turtle neck sweter


Skill level: Intermediate

Approximately 4½” wide (cuff to cuff) x 2½” high (with turtleneck rolled down)

1 Ball each BERROCO COMFORT DK (50 grs), #2722 Purple (A), #2745 Filbert (B), #2721 Sprig (C), #2753 Agean Sea (D) and #2730 Teaberry (E)
Straight knitting needles, size 6 (4.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUG
1 Set (4) double pointed knitting needles, size 3 (3.25 mm)
1 St marker

22 sts = 4”; 32 rows = 4” in St st on larger needles


Body of this sweater is worked in one piece from lower front edge to lower back edge. Sleeves are then picked up and worked down to cuffs.


With straight needles, using A, cast on 17 sts. Knit 1 row on WS. Work even in St st, following Chart 1 until 11 rows have been completed. Work even with D only until piece measures 2” from beg, end on WS.

Shape Neck: Next Row (RS): With D, k5, bind off center 7 sts, k to end.

Following Row: With D, p5, cast on 7 sts, p to end. Work even with D until back measures same as front to chart. Beg with Row 11, work chart backwards until Row 1 has been completed. Knit 1 row on WS. Bind off. Measure down 1” from neck on each side of back and front and mark for armholes.


With RS facing, using straight needles and D, pick up and k11 sts between armhole markers. Purl 1 row. Working in St st, follow Chart 2 until 7 rows have been completed, end on WS. Purl 1 row on RS with A. Bind off.


Fold sweater in half and sew side and sleeve seams, matching colors.

Turtleneck: With RS facing, using dpn’s and E, beg at center back neck, pick up and k14 sts around entire neck edge. Divide sts onto 3 dpn’s. Mark for beg of rnd and carry marker up. Knit 12 rnds. Bind off. Roll turtleneck down to RS.