Crystal Palace Yarns   Free Patterns    Indie Patterns    Shop List   Yarn Cards   What's New?  


free knitting pattern from Crystal Palace Yarns

A retro-styled pullover
combining Fizz-Stardust, Whisper
and Deco-Ribbon

Below a detail of the
shoulder showing the glint of
silver metallic fiber in the Fizz-Stardust

Fizz-Stardust, Whisper & Deco Ribbon Knit Pullover
A Retro Cap Sleeve Pullover in Baby Blue
Designed and Knit by Marilyn Turner for Crystal Palace Yarns

Size: 34" (37", 40") finished bust measurement


 - color #4212 sky blue
 - color # 316 sky blue
[Another great colorway for this sweater would be pale pink combination, or perhaps all black or all white or all red?]
Fizz-Stardust has a glint of silver metallic fiber or gold metallic fiber in it.

Materials: 8 (9, 10) Deco-Ribbon col. 316; 2 (3, 3) balls; Whisper col. 2260; 2 (3, 3) balls; Fizz-Stardust col.
Crystal Palace Bamboo needles Size 10-1/2 (6.5mm) and 10-3/4 (7mm)
Gauge: 15.75 sts and 22 rows = 4" over St st on larger needles in Stripe Pat.
[Take the time to check your gauge before beginning knitting. Adjust your needle size to match gauge required.]

Rib Pattern:
Right Side Rows (RSR): K4 P5
Wrong Side Rows (WSR): work sts as they appear

Stripe Pattern: Worked in St st.
Rows 1 & 2 With Whisper and Fizz-Stardust held together
Rows 3 & 4 with Deco-Ribbon. Repeat these 4 rows for stripe pattern.

Back: With Deco-Ribbon and smaller needle cast of 67 (72, 79) sts.
Row 1 of Rib pattern for size 34 *K4, P5* P4, for size 37 *K4, P5*, for size 40 K1 P5 *K4, P5* K1. Repeat bet *s.
Work in rib pattern for 2" then change to larger size needles and work for a further 4" in rib. After 6" of ribbing is complete begin Stripe Pattern in work until piece is 11-1/2 (12, 12-1/2)".
Shape arm opening: Bind off 3 sts at the beginning of the next two rows, then decrease 1 st every RSR 3 times. When arm opening is 7-1/2 (8, 8-1/2)" knit across 12 (14, 17) sts, bind off 32 (32, 33) sts, knit rem sts. Put shoulder sts on a holder to be worked in a three needle bind off with the front shoulders.

Front: Work as for back UNTIL 2-1/2" before last shoulder row.
Neck shaping: bind off center 24 (24, 25) sts. Attach yarn for knitting both sides of neck. Bind off 3 sts at each neck edge once, decrease 1 st at each neck edge once. Work until front length matches back. Put shoulder sts on holder for three needle bind off.

Sleeves: With Deco-Ribbon and larger needle cast on 48 (52, 56) sts. Work 1 row in Deco-Ribbon then begin Stripe Pattern. Increase 1 st each side every 4th row 2 times. When work is 2-1/2" begin cap shaping: Bind off 3 sts at the beginning of the next 2 rows. Decrease 1 st each side every other row 10 (12,14) times, bind off 2 st at the beginning of the next 2 rows, 3 sts at the beginning of the next 4 rows, bind off remaining sts.

Finishing: Put the shoulder sts of the front and back pieces on separate needles and with a 3rd needle, right sides facing, knit 1 st from each needle and bind off as usual.
Neck: Pick up approximately 78 sts and purl 1 row then bind off purl wise. Sew in sleeves.

copyright 2004 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this  pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Knitting shops carrying CP Yarns are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.


Retail shops in the USA should contact CPY Wholesale for information on purchasing Crystal Palace Yarns.

or write to:
Crystal Palace Yarns, 160 23rd Ave, Richmond, CA 94804
phone: 510-237-9988,  fax: 510-237-9809

Last revision of this page February 07, 2012