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Mikado Ribbon - Waikiki
V-insert Neck Pullover

Intermediate knitter level

SIZES: Small (Medium, Large).
Finished Measurements: 34-1/2 (38-1/2, 41-1/2)."
MATERIALS: Crystal Palace Mikado Ribbon color no. 7306 - flame mix 7 (7,8) balls and Crystal Palace Waikiki, color no. 2645 - flame 3 (3,4) skeins.
[We have edited yarn quantity to increase Waikiki quantity due to knitter feedback. 8/05]
Crystal Palace Bamboo Needles sizes 6, 8 & 9 or size to obtain correct gauge. 2 buttons (optional).
GAUGE: 5 sts = 1" on largest needles in Mikado in Stockinette St. And 5 st = 1" on smallest needles in Waikiki in Garter St.
To save time, be sure to take the time to check gauge.

Pattern Stitches:
1. Garter Stitch: Knit every row
2. Stockinette Stitch:
Row 1: (right side) Knit
Row 2: Purl

FRONT: With Mikado Ribbon and medium needles cast on 86(96,104) sts. Work in Garter St for 1." Change to largest needles and work St st for 8 (8-1/2, 9)."
SHAPE NECK: Work across 43(48,52) sts. With 2nd ball of yarn work across rem 43(48,52) sts. Work each half separately but at same time.
To shape neckline, at each neck edge:
Small size: k2 tog every 4th row 20 times.
Med size: k2 tog every 4th row 22 times.

 free knitting pattern waikiki mikado ribbon cowl pullover

Above is another version knit
with SHELL colors of Mikado and Waikiki

Large size: k2 tog every 4th row 20 times, then every 2nd row 4 times.
At the same time shape armhole: When piece measures 11 (11-1/2, 12)" cast on 3 sts at each armhole edge to create a base for the sleeve. Work 2 rows. Then at each armhole edge dec one st every 2nd and 3rd row alternately until 3 sts remain and total length is 21 (22,23)." Bind off 3 sts at shoulder.

BACK: Work as for front without neck shaping. At 20(21,22)" bind off center 30(34,38) sts. Working each side separately, dec one st at neck edge 2 times until 3 sts remain. Bind off.

COWL: With smallest needles and Waikiki cast on 61(63,69) sts. Work in Garter st. K2 tog at each side every 3rd and 4th row alternately until one st remains and piece measures 12 (12-3/4, 13-1/2)." Bind off.

SLEEVES: With smallest needles and Waikiki, cast on 70(78,84) sts. Work in Garter st. At 1" dec one st each side every 2nd and 3rd row alternately 32(35,37) times until 6(8,10) sts rem and length is 10(10-1/2,11)." Bind off.

FINISHING: Sew side seams up to first armhole decrease. Sew front and back shoulder stitches together. Set in sleeves matching the sleeve center to the top of the shoulder. Ease in raglan edges on front and back. Sew small underarm seam. Ease cowl piece into V front. It should drape. Crochet around back edge. If desired, sew buttons at neck edge for decoration.

  • Designed by A Stockinette, Inc.
    edited by Barbara Breiter

  • We've done our best to make these directions accurate. However, we cannot be responsible for typographical errors, human errors or variations in work by individual knitters.

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