Uernsey sweater

MEASUREMENTS

To fit chest

92-97 97-102 102-107 107-112 112-114cm

Finished measurements

Chest

108 117 125 133 141cm Length

68 70 70 72 74cm Sleeve seam

54 54 55 55 56cm MATERIALS

20(22:23:24:25) 50g balls Debbie Bliss cotton dk in Teal

Pair of each size 3.75mm and 4mm knitting needles

TENSION

20 sts and 28 rows to 10cm square over st st using 4mm needles.

ABBREVIATIONS

alt = alternate: beg = beginning; cm = centimetre; cont = continue; dec = decrease; foil = following; inc = increase; k = knit; ml = make one st by picking up and working into back of loop lying between st just worked and next st; p = purl; patt = pattern; rem = remaining; rep = repeat; st(s) = stitch(es); st st = stocking stitch.

BACK

** With 3.75mm needles, cast on 110(118:126:134:142) sts. K 1 row.

Next row (right side) K2. [p2, k2] to end. Next row P2. [k2, p2] to end. Rep the last 2 rows until work measures 8cm from cast on edge, ending with a wrong side row.

Next row (right side) Purl. Change to 4mm needles. Next row Knit.

Beg with a k row, work in st st until back measures 44(45:45:45.5:47.5)cm from cast on edge, ending with a p row. Shape armholes

Cast off 6 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 98(106:114:122:130) sts. Next row (right side) Purl. Next row Knit.

Next row (right side) K0( 1:0:0:0), p0(2:1:2:1), kO( 1:1:2:1), p0(0:1:1:0), k0(0:2:l:0), p0(0:2:l:0), k0(0:1:2:0), p0(0:0:2:0), k0(0:0:l:0), * k2. p2, k2, pi, kl, pi, k2. p2, kl; rep from * to last 0(4:8:12:2) sts, k0(2:2:2:2), p0(2:2:2:0), k0(0:2:2:0), p0(0:1:1:0), k0(0:l:l:0), p0(0:0:l:0), k0(0:0:2:0), p0(0:0:l:0). Next row P0(l:l:2:0), kO(2:2:2:l), pO( 1:2:1:1), k0(0:2:2:0), p0(0:1:2:0), k0(0:0:2:0), p0(0:0:l:0), * k2, p2, k2, pi. k2, p2, k2, pi; rep from * to last 0(4:8:12:2) sts, k0(2:2:2:2), p0(2:2:2:0), k0(0:2:2:0), p0(0:l:l:0), k0(0:1:2:0), p0(0:0:2:0), k0(0:0:l:0).

Next row P0(1:0:0:0). kO(2:3:2:l), p0(l:2:2:l), k0(0:2:3:0), p0(0:1:2:0). k0(0:0:2:0), p0(0:0:l:0), * kl, pi, k2, p2, k3, p2, k2. pi; rep from * to last 0(4:8:12:2) sts, kO(l:l:l:l), pO( 1:1:1:1), k0(2:2:2:0), p0(0:2:2:0), k0(0:2:3:0), p0(0:0:2:0), k0(0:0:l:0). Next row K0( 1:0:2:0), p0(3:3:5:2), k0(0:2:2:0), p0(0:3:3:0),* p2, k2, p5, k2, p3; rep from * to last 0(4:8:12:2) sts, p0(2:2:2:2), k0(2:2:2:0), p0(0:4:5:0), k0(0:0:2:0), p0(0:0:l:0). The last 4 rows form the yoke patt and are repeated. **

Cont in patt until back measures 68(70:70:72:74)cm from cast on edge, ending with a right side row.

Next row (wrong side) Cast off 31(35:38:42:45) sts knitwise, k next 35(35:37:37:39) sts, then cast off rem sts knitwise. Leave centre 36(36:38:38:40) sts on a holder for back neck.

FRONT

Work as Back from ** to **. Cont in patt until front measures 60(62:62:64:66)cm from cast on edge, ending with a wrong side row. Shape neck

Next row (right side) Patt 41(45:48:51:54) sts, turn and cont on these sts only, leave rem sts on a spare needle.

Dec one st at neck edge of next 4 rows, and then at same edge on every foil alt row until 31(35:38:42:45) sts rem. Cont straight for a few rows until front measures same as Back to shoulder, ending with a right side row. Cast off knitwise.

With right side facing, slip 16(16:18:20:22) sts at centre front onto a holder, rejoin yarn to rem sts and patt to end.

Complete to match first side reversing shaping and ending with a right side row. Cast off knitwise.

SLEEVES

With 3.75mm needles, cast on 50(50:54:54:54) sts.

Rep these 2 rows for 8cm, ending with a wrong side row and inc 4(4:4:6:8) sts evenly across last row. 54(54:58:60:62) sts.

Next row (right side) Purl.

Change to 4mm needles.

Next row (wrong side) Knit.

Work 5 rows.

Next row K2. ml. k to last 2 sts, ml. k2. Work 3 rows.

Rep the last 10 rows until there are 98(102:102:108:110) sts. Cont straight until sleeve measures 54(54:55:55:56)cm from beg, ending with a p row. Mark each end of last row with coloured thread. Beg with a k row work 9 rows in st st. Next row (wrong side) Cast off knitwise.

COLLAR

Join right shoulder seam.

With right side facing and 3.75mm needles, pick up and k28(28:28:29:29) sts down left front neck, k across 16(16:18:20:22) sts from front holder and inc 1 st in centre, pick up and k28(28:28:29:29) sts up right front neck, then k across 36(36:38:38:40) sts from back holder and inc 1 st in centre. 110(110:114:118:122) sts. Next row (wrong side) Knit. Next row Purl.

Work in rib for a further 20cm, ending with a wrong side row.

Next row Knit.

Cast off purlwise.

TO MAKE UP

Join left shoulder and collar seam, reversing seam on last 12cm. Sew sleeves into armholes, with row ends above markers sewn to cast off sts at underarm. Join side and sleeve seams.

Back & Front

Sleeves

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