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Free Knit Sweater with Ruffle Trim       sw 096


below is a detail to show
the soft texture added to
Waikiki by Kid Merino


Waikiki + Kid Merino Combination
Susan's Knit Top

Easy to Knit Pattern

SIZES: Small (Med., Large).
Finished measurements: 40''(42'',44)

Materials: 6 (7, 8) - 50 gr. balls Waikiki col. 3002 'ultra blues', 3 (4, 4,) - 25 gr balls Kid Merino col.4676 'pacific blue' Crystal Palace Bamboo Needles or DAISY Needles size 8 & 9 or size to get the gauge.

GAUGE: 4-1/2 sts/inch (18 sts/10 cm - 4 inches) on larger needles

1. Seed st: R1=*K1, P1*; R2=*P1, K1*.
2. Stockinette St: Right side, K; wrong side, P.

BACK: With smaller needles, cast on 82(88,92) sts.
Work in Seed st for 1". Change to larger sized needles and stocking st, increasing 8 sts across the first row. Work even on 90(96,100) sts until 10-1/2 (11, 11-1/2)" from the beginning. Mark each edge for armholes. Work even until 18(19,20)" from the beginning, knit 30(32,33) sts. Bind off central 30 (32,34) sts, knit rem 30(32,33) sts. Attach 2nd pair of yarns and work each side separately.
To shape neck line, at each inside neck edge, dec 1 st every row 7 times. Work even on 23 (25,26) shoulder sts until 20 (21, 22)" from the beg or until 2" from the neck bind off row. Change to smaller sized needle. Work across the shoulder sts, then pick up sts around neck edges, and then work across the other shoulder sts. Change to Seed st, work even for 1". Bind off all sts.

FRONT: As for back until 17 (18,19)" from the beg.
Knit 34(36,37) sts, bind off the central 22(24,26) sts, knit rem 34(36,37) sts. Attach 2nd pair of yarn balls and work each side separately. To shape neck line, at each neck edge dec 1 st every row 11 times. Work even on 23(25,26) shoulder sts until same length as back, then complete with Seed st band as for back.

FINISHING: Sew side seams up to armhole markers. With smaller sized needles, pick up and knit 88(92,96) sts across the armhole, beg at one shoulder bind off and ending at other shoulder bind off. Work sleeve bands in Seed st for 3-1/2". Sew shoulders seams and 1" of Seed st sleeve bands. Leave remainder of sleeve bands free for vent.

For other patterns in the
Waikiki + Kid Merino combination,
see the Ruffled Trim Pullover Pattern HERE

Stole-Afghan Lace Pattern here

Crystal Palace Yarns  160 23rd St, Richmond, CA 94804
phone: 510-237-9988,  fax: 510-237-9809

copyright 2006 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this free knitting 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 CPY Yarns Waikiki & Kid Merino are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.