KOMOREBI SWEATER

 

Komorebi is a beautiful Japanese word that means “the sunlight coming through the leaves of the trees”, and it matches the magical feelings this project fills me with.

Subtle texture makes a perfect match with handdyed yarn, as they can highlight each other without overspicing the overall look. Solids can also create an interesting project, showing the details of the stitches’ dance.

The sweater is knit from bottom up in the round with raglan-like shaping. Both waist and neck shaping guarantee the comfortable fit.

 
 
 

YARN

  • La Douce MCN Sport Weight from Biscotte Yarns (4oz/115g, 382yds/350m, 80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon)
  • 4 (4.5, 5, 6) skeins in color Cozy
  • You can use appr. 1550 (1750, 1950, 2150)yds of another light sport /heavy fingering weight yarn

NEEDLES

  • US 0 - 2.0 mm for the ribbing
  • US 2.25 - 3.0 mm for the body / or size needed to fit the gauge
  • For the body: circular needles on 32”(80cm) cable
  • For the sleeves: circular needles for magic loop method or a set of dpns

GAUGE

  • 28 sts and 40 rows in 4”/10cm in Stockinette Stitch, blocked

NOTIONS

  • Stitch markers: 1 for BOR, 2 for the front textured panel, 1 for waist shaping, 2 for each of the sleeve panels, 3 for the raglan lines
  • Stitch holders or waste yarn
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle

FINISHED SIZE: S (M, L, XL):

  • Bust 36”/92cm (40”/101cm, 43”/109cm, 46”/117cm)
  • Waist 32”/81cm (35”/89cm, 38”/97cm, 41”/104cm)
  • Hips 37”/94cm (40.7”/103cm, 43.7”/111cm, 47”/119cm)
  • Sleeve width at the armpit 11”/28cm (12.7”/32.3cm, 14.4”/36.7cm, 16.1”/41cm)
  • Size shown: S. For the fit as on pictures, choose the size that matches your bust measurement with a little bit of positive ease.
 
 

Notes

  • The sweater is knit from the bottom up. The ribbing at the bottom is made in two separate panels knit back and forth, which are then combined in the round.
  • The waist shaping can be adjusted for more comfortable fit. Add/subtract equal number of decrease and increase rounds to make the waist more/less emphasized.
  • The neck shaping is made using the short rows technique. This part of a sweater is knit back and forth.
  • All the slipped stitches in the pattern are slipped as if to purl holding yarn at the back of work.
  • I used the magic loop method for knitting 2 sleeves at a time, but you can knit them one by one as well. Use magic loop, a set of dpns, or any other desired method for knitting small circles.
 

Pattern

 

BODY

RIBBING

FRONT
With the smaller needles Cast On 159 (175, 191, 207) sts.
Stitches in square brackets correspond to the textured panel that goes through the front of the sweater. Place “texture markers” (TM) at its ends to highlight it and to make pattern memorizing a bit easier.
The chart for this panel is provided below.

R1 (WS): sl1, (p1tbl, k1, p1, k1)x 14 (16, 18, 20) times; place TM, [{(p1tbl, k1)x2, p1, k2, p3, k2, p1, k1}x3, p1tbl, k1, p1tbl], place TM;
(k1, p1, k1, p1tbl)x 14 (16, 18, 20) times, p1

R2 (RS): sl1, (k1tbl, p1, sl1, p1)x 14 (16, 18, 20) times; sl TM, [{(k1tbl, p1)x2, sl1, p2, k1, p1, k1, p2, sl1, p1}x3, k1tbl, p1, k1tbl], sl TM;
(p1, sl1, p1, k1tbl)x 14 (16, 18, 20) times, p1

R3-18: repeat R1-2 for 8 more times
R19 (WS): as R1

You can adjust the length of the ribbing by changing the number of R1-2 repeats, just remember to finish after completing
a WS row.
Break yarn, leaving the tail long enough to weave in.

RIBBING PANEL CHART

BACK

With the smaller needles Cast On 163 (179, 195, 211) sts.

R1 (WS): sl1, (p1tbl, k1, p1, k1)x 40 (44, 48, 52) times, p1tbl, p1
R2 (RS): sl1, (k1tbl, p1, sl1, p1)x 40 (44, 48, 52) times, k1tbl, p1
R3-26: repeat R1-2 for 12 more times

The back part of the ribbing is designed to be a bit longer than the front part. You can adjust the size of the ribbing by changing the number of R1-2 repeats. Remember to finish after completing a RS row.
Do not break yarn.

COMBINING

Combine front and back parts in the round making sure both RS are facing out.
PM two markers: the first near the working yarn to mark the BOR, and the second at the opposite end of the front part to separate it from the back.
The following set-up round (R0) contains decreases that will help to adjust the gauge from ribbing to Stockinette.

Size S
Current stitch distribution:
(Front) BOR marker, 57sts, TM, panel, TM, 57sts, marker; (Back) 163sts.

R0 (Front): k2, (k3, k2tog)x10, k5;
sl TM, [{(k1tbl, p1)x2, sl1, p2, k1, p1, k1, p2, sl1, p1}x3, k1tbl, p1, k1tbl], sl TM; k2, (k3, ssk)x10, k5; sl M,
(Back): (k3, k2tog)x32, k3.

Size M
Current stitch distribution:
(Front) BOR marker, 65sts, TM, panel, TM, 65sts, marker; (Back) 179sts.

R0 (Front): k1, (k3, k2tog)x12, k4;
sl TM, [{(k1tbl, p1)x2, sl1, p2, k1, p1, k1, p2, sl1, p1}x3, k1tbl, p1, k1tbl], sl TM; k1, (k3, ssk)x12, k4; sl M,
(Back): k2tog, (k3, k2tog)x35, k2.

Size L
Part of the front ribbing becomes part of the textured panel. Move texture markers 8sts left and 8sts right from the panel, correspondingly. Current stitch distribution:
(Front) BOR marker, 65sts, TM, 8sts of ribbing, 45sts of the panel, 8sts of ribbing, TM, 65sts, marker; (Back) 195sts.

R0 (Front): k3, (k2, k2tog)x14, k6;
sl TM, [(k1tbl, p1, sl1, p1)x2, {(k1tbl, p1)x2, sl1, p2, k1, p1, k1, p2, sl1, p1}x3, k1tbl, p1, k1tbl, (p1, sl1, p1, k1tbl)x2], sl TM;
k4, (k2, ssk)x14, k5; sl M,
(Back): k2tog, k2, (k2tog, k3)x37, k2tog, k2, k2tog.

Size XL
Part of the front ribbing becomes part of the textured panel. Move texture markers 8sts left and 8sts right from the panel, correspondingly. Current stitch distribution:
(Front) BOR marker, 73sts, TM, 8sts of ribbing, 45sts of the panel, 8sts of ribbing, TM, 73sts, marker; (Back) 211sts.

R0 (Front): k3, (k2, k2tog)x16, k6;
sl TM, [(k1tbl, p1, sl1, p1)x2, {(k1tbl, p1)x2, sl1, p2, k1, p1, k1, p2, sl1, p1}x3, k1tbl, p1, k1tbl, (p1, sl1, p1, k1tbl)x2], sl TM;
k3, (k3, ssk)x16, k5; sl M,
(Back): (k2tog, k2)x3, (k2tog, k3)x37, (k2tog, k2)x3, k2tog.

New stitch distribution:
BOR marker, 47 (53, 51, 57)sts; TM, 45 (45, 61, 61)sts of the panel, TM; 47 (53, 51, 57)sts, marker; 131 (143, 155, 167)sts.
270 (294, 318, 342)sts on the needles total.

All sizes
Switch to the larger needles.
Charts and written instructions for the textured panel part in the square brackets are provided below.

R1: k47 (53, 51, 57); sl TM, [textured panel R1], sl TM; k47 (53, 51, 57) to marker, sl M; k 131 (143, 155, 167) to BOR
R2: k47 (53, 51, 57); sl TM, [textured panel R2], sl TM; k47 (53, 51, 57) to marker, sl M; k 131 (143, 155, 167) to BOR
R3-6: repeat R1-2 two more times
R7: as R1.
You can adjust the length of the sweater by changing the number of R1-2 repeats. Remember to finish after completing R1.

Sizes S/M
Textured panel R1: {(k1tbl, p1)x2, k1, p2, k3, p2, k1, p1}x3, k1tbl, p1, k1tbl
Textured panel R2: {(k1tbl, p1)x2, sl1, p2, k1, p1, k1, p2, sl1, p1}x3, k1tbl, p1, k1tbl

Sizes L/XL
extured panel R1: (k1tbl, p1, k1, p1)x2, {(k1tbl, p1)x2, k1, p2, k3, p2, k1, p1}x3, k1tbl, p1, k1tbl, (p1, k1, p1, k1tbl)x2
Textured panel R2: (k1tbl, p1, sl1, p1)x2, {(k1tbl, p1)x2, sl1, p2, k1, p1, k1, p2, sl1, p1}x3, k1tbl, p1, k1tbl, (p1, sl1, p1, k1tbl)x2

All sizes
Start the waist shaping.

DECREASES
Decrease R (instead of R2): k1, ssk, k to TM; sl TM, [textured panel R2], sl TM; k until 3sts to marker; k2tog, k1, sl M, k1, ssk; k until 3sts to BOR, k2tog, k1
Knit R1-2 twice. Then knit one more R1.
Complete these 6 rounds for 8 (9, 9, 10) times. Then make one more Decrease R for a total of 9 (10, 10, 11) decreases.
Current number of stitches: 234 (254, 278, 298).

WAIST
Repeat R1-2 for 9 (9, 10, 10) times. Then knit one more R1.

INCREASES
Increase R (instead of R2): k2, m1L, k to TM; sl TM, [textured panel R2], sl TM; k until 2sts to marker; m1R, k2, sl M, k2, m1L; k until 2sts to BOR, m1R, k2
Knit R1-2 twice. Then knit one more R1.

Complete these 6 rounds for 7 (8, 8, 9) times. Then make one more Increase R for a total of 8 (9, 9, 10) increases.
Current number of stitches: 266 (290, 314, 338).

Repeat R1-2 for 12 (12, 13, 13) times. Then knit one more R1.
Last R:  k47 (53, 51, 57); sl TM, [textured panel R2], sl TM; k47 (53, 51, 57) to marker, sl M; k until 7sts to BOR.
Place the new BOR marker here and remove the old one.
Do not break yarn. Set body aside.

SLEEVES

I used the magic loop method for knitting 2 sleeves at a time, but you can knit them one by one as well. Use magic loop, a set of dpns, or any other desired method for knitting small circles.
Use directions below to knit each of the sleeves.

RIBBING
With the smaller needles Cast On 52 (60, 68, 76) sts. Combine them in the round. PM to mark the BOR.
Stitches in square brackets correspond to the textured panel that goes along each sleeve. Place additional “sleeve textured panel markers” (STM) at its ends. The chart for this panel is provided on the right.

R1: (p1, k1tbl, p1, k1)x 4 (5, 6, 7) times, p1; place STM, [(k1tbl, p1)x2, k1, p2, k3, p2, k1, (p1, k1tbl)x2], place STM; (p1, k1, p1, k1tbl)x 4 (5, 6, 7) times, p1, k1
R2: (p1, k1tbl, p1, sl1)x 4 (5, 6, 7) times, p1; sl STM, [(k1tbl, p1)x2, sl1, p2, k1, p1, k1, p2, sl1, (p1, k1tbl)x2], sl STM; (p1, sl1, p1, k1tbl)x 4 (5, 6, 7) times, p1, sl1
R3-26: repeat R1-2 for 12 more times
R27: as R1

You can adjust the size of the ribbing by changing the number of R1-2 repeats. Just remember to finish after completing R1.
R28: k until STM; sl STM, [(k1tbl, p1)x2, sl1, p2, k1, p1, k1, p2, sl1, (p1, k1tbl)x2], sl STM; k until 2 last sts before BOR, k2tog.

Current stitch distribution:
BOR, 17 (21, 25, 29)sts; STM, 17sts of the panel, STM; 17 (21, 25, 29)sts. A total of 51 (59, 67, 75)sts on the needles.
Switch to the larger needles.

R1: k until STM; sl STM, [(k1tbl, p1)x2, k1, p2, k3, p2, k1, (p1, k1tbl)x2], sl STM; k until BOR
R2: k until STM; sl STM, [(k1tbl, p1)x2, sl1, p2, k1, p1, k1, p2, sl1, (p1, k1tbl)x2], sl STM; k until BOR
R3-6: repeat R1-2 two more times
R7: as R1

INCREASING
Increase R (instead of R2): k1, m1L, k until STM; sl STM, [(k1tbl, p1)x2, sl1, p2, k1, p1, k1, p2, sl1, (p1, k1tbl)x2], sl STM; k until 1 stitch to BOR, m1R, k1.
Knit R1-2 twice. Then knit one more R1.
Complete these 6 rounds for 13 (15, 17, 19) times. Then make one more Increase R for a total of 14 (16, 18, 20) increases.
Current number of stitches: 79 (91, 103, 115).

Knit R1-2 until sleeves reach desired length from the underarm. Then knit one more R1.
The sample sweater has sleeves 19.5”/50cm long.

Last R: k until STM; sl STM, [(k1tbl, p1)x2, sl1, p2, k1, p1, k1, p2, sl1, (p1, k1tbl)x2], sl STM; k until 4 last sts to BOR.
Place the next 8 sts (the last 4sts before BOR and the next 4sts after it) onto a stitch holder or waste yarn.
Break yarn leaving at least 15”/40cm tail for grafting the armpits later.

JOINING BODY AND SLEEVES

Prepare 4 raglan markers.
With the body in the right hand, slip the new BOR marker onto the right needle.
R1: with working yarn of the body (k1tbl, p1, k1); place the next 8 sts of the body onto a stitch holder or waste yarn.

Join the left sleeve. Continue with working yarn:
p1, k1tbl, k to STM; sl STM, [(k1tbl, p1)x2, k1, p2, k3, p2, k1, (p1, k1tbl)x2], sl STM; k until 2 last sts of the sleeve, place raglan marker; k1tbl, p1.

Proceed to the body: k1, p1, k1tbl; k to TM; sl TM,
Sizes S/M: [{(k1tbl, p1)x2, k1, p2, k3, p2, k1, p1}x3, k1tbl, p1, k1tbl]
Sizes L/XL: [(k1tbl, p1, k1, p1)x2, {(k1tbl, p1)x2, k1, p2, k3, p2, k1, p1}x3, k1tbl, p1, k1tbl, (p1, k1, p1, k1tbl)x2],
All sizes: sl TM; k until 7 sts to the body marker; place raglan marker, k1tbl, p1, k1.
Place the next 8 sts of the body onto a stitch holder or waste yarn, removing and discarding the body marker. This is the front part of the sweater.

Join the right sleeve. Continue with working yarn:
p1, k1tbl, k to STM; sl STM, [(k1tbl, p1)x2, k1, p2, k3, p2, k1, (p1, k1tbl)x2], sl STM; k until 2 last sts of the sleeve, place raglan marker; k1tbl, p1.

Proceed to the body: k1, p1, k1tbl; k to BOR across the back part of a sweater.

Current stitch distribution:
Left sleeve: BOR, 5sts of the raglan line; 25 (31, 37, 43)sts; STM, 17sts of the textured sleeve panel, STM; 25 (31, 37, 43)sts
Front: raglan M, 5sts of the raglan line; 39 (45, 43, 49)sts; TM, 45 (45, 61, 61)sts of the textured panel, TM; 39 (45, 43, 49)sts
Right sleeve: raglan M, 5sts of the raglan line; 25 (31, 37, 43)sts; STM, 17sts of the textured sleeve panel, STM; 25 (31, 37, 43)sts
Back: raglan M, 5sts of the raglan line; 115 (127, 139, 151)sts.

Total number of stitches: 392 (440, 488, 536).

 
 

RAGLAN

Raglan decreases are made every other round.
R2: (k1tbl, p1, sl1, p1, k1tbl), k2tog; k to STM, sl STM, [(k1tbl, p1)x2, sl1, p2, k1, p1, k1, p2, sl1, (p1, k1tbl)x2], sl STM; k until 2sts to raglan M; ssk, sl M,
(k1tbl, p1, sl1, p1, k1tbl), k2tog; k to TM, sl TM, [textured panel R2], sl TM; k until 2sts to raglan M; ssk, sl M,
(k1tbl, p1, sl1, p1, k1tbl), k2tog; k to STM, sl STM, [(k1tbl, p1)x2, sl1, p2, k1, p1, k1, p2, sl1, (p1, k1tbl)x2], sl STM; k until 2sts to raglan M; ssk, sl M,
(k1tbl, p1, sl1, p1, k1tbl), k2tog; k until 2sts to BOR, ssk.

R3: (k1tbl, p1, k1, p1, k1tbl), k to STM, sl STM, [(k1tbl, p1)x2, k1, p2, k3, p2, k1, (p1, k1tbl)x2], sl STM; k to raglan M, sl M,
(k1tbl, p1, k1, p1, k1tbl), k to TM, sl TM, [textured panel R1], sl TM; k to raglan M, sl M,
(k1tbl, p1, k1, p1, k1tbl), k to STM, sl STM, [(k1tbl, p1)x2, k1, p2, k3, p2, k1, (p1, k1tbl)x2], sl STM; k to raglan M, sl M,
(k1tbl, p1, k1, p1, k1tbl), k to BOR.

Sizes S/M
Textured panel R1: {(k1tbl, p1)x2, k1, p2, k3, p2, k1, p1}x3, k1tbl, p1, k1tbl
Textured panel R2: {(k1tbl, p1)x2, sl1, p2, k1, p1, k1, p2, sl1, p1}x3, k1tbl, p1, k1tbl

Sizes L/XL
Textured panel R1: (k1tbl, p1, k1, p1)x2, {(k1tbl, p1)x2, k1, p2, k3, p2, k1, p1}x3, k1tbl, p1, k1tbl, (p1, k1, p1, k1tbl)x2
Textured panel R2: (k1tbl, p1, sl1, p1)x2, {(k1tbl, p1)x2, sl1, p2, k1, p1, k1, p2, sl1, p1}x3, k1tbl, p1, k1tbl, (p1, sl1, p1, k1tbl)x2

Repeat R2-3 for 23 (29, 35, 41) times total. Stop after completing R3.

Current stitch distribution:
Left sleeve: BOR, 5sts of the raglan line; 2sts; STM, 17sts of the textured sleeve panel, STM; 2sts
Front: raglan M, 5sts of the raglan line; 16 (16, 8, 8)sts; TM, 45 (45, 61, 61)sts of the textured panel, TM; 16 (16, 8, 8)sts
Right sleeve: raglan M, 5sts of the raglan line; 2sts; STM, 17sts of the textured sleeve panel, STM; 2sts
Back: raglan M, 5sts of the raglan line; 69 (69, 69, 69)sts.

Total number of stitches: 208 (208, 208, 208).

SHOULDER LINES

Take off the STM (sleeve textured panel markers) and move the designated raglan markers while knitting the next rnd.
R0 (Set-up): (k1tbl, p1, sl1, p1, k1tbl), p2tog; take off STM, [(k1tbl, p1)x2, sl1, p2, k1, p1, k1, p2, sl1, (p1, k1tbl)x2], take off STM; ssp, take off raglan M,
(k1tbl, p1, sl1, p1, k1tbl), place a new raglan M, k2tog; k to TM, sl TM, [textured panel R2], sl TM; k until 2sts to raglan M; ssk, sl M,
(k1tbl, p1, sl1, p1, k1tbl), p2tog; take off STM, [(k1tbl, p1)x2, sl1, p2, k1, p1, k1, p2, sl1, (p1, k1tbl)x2], take off STM; ssp, take off raglan M,
(k1tbl, p1, sl1, p1, k1tbl), place a new raglan M; k2tog; k until 2sts to BOR, ssk.

In the next 6 rounds decreases are made in every round.
R1: (k1tbl, p1, k1, p1)x3, p1, k3, p1, (p1, k1, p1, k1tbl)x3, sl M, k2tog; k to TM, sl TM, [textured panel R1], sl TM; k until 2sts to raglan M; ssk, sl M; (k1tbl, p1, k1, p1)x3, p1, k3, p1, (p1, k1, p1, k1tbl)x3, sl M, k2tog; k until 2sts to BOR, ssk.
R2: (k1tbl, p1, sl1, p1)x3, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, (p1, sl1, p1, k1tbl)x3, sl M, k2tog; k to TM, sl TM, [textured panel R2], sl TM; k until 2sts to raglan M; ssk, sl M; (k1tbl, p1, sl1, p1)x3, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, (p1, sl1, p1, k1tbl)x3, sl M, k2tog; k until 2sts to BOR, ssk.
R3-6: Repeat R1-2 two more times.

Current stitch distribution:
BOR, 29sts of the shoulder line, raglan M; 9 (9, 1, 1)sts; TM, 45 (45, 61, 61)sts of the textured panel, TM; 9 (9, 1, 1)sts; raglan M, 29sts of the shoulder line, raglan M; 55sts. A total of 176sts on the needles.

NECK SHAPING

Prepare several pieces of waste yarn (WY).
The next 19 rows are knitted back and forth using only a part of the stitches on your needles. This will make the back of a sweater a bit higher for a more comfortable fit.

Sizes S,M
R1 (RS): (k1tbl, p1, k1, p1)x3, p1, k3, p1, (p1, k1, p1, k1tbl)x3, sl M, k2tog; k6, w&t, place WY

R2 (WS): p5, p2tog, sl M; (p1tbl, k1, sl1wyif, k1)x3, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, (k1, sl1wyif, k1, p1tbl)x3; sl BOR marker, p2tog tbl; p until 2sts to raglan M, p2tog, sl M; (p1tbl, k1, p1, k1)x3, k1, p3, k1, (k1, p1, k1, p1tbl)x3; sl M, p2tog tbl, p6, w&t, place WY

R3 (RS): k5, ssk, sl M; (k1tbl, p1, sl1, p1)x3, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, (p1, sl1, p1, k1tbl)x3, sl M, k2tog; k until 2sts to BOR, ssk, sl BOR marker, (k1tbl, p1, k1, p1)x3, p1, k3, p1, (p1, k1, p1, k1tbl)x3, sl M; k1, w&t, place WY

Sizes L, XL

Move texture markers from both sides 8sts closer to the center of the panel.
New stitch distribution:
BOR, 29sts of the shoulder line, raglan M; 1 sitch; 8sts of ribbing; TM, 45 sts of the textured panel, TM; 8sts of ribbing; 1 stitch; raglan M, 29sts of the shoulder line, raglan M; 55sts.

R1 (RS): (k1tbl, p1, k1, p1)x3, p1, k3, p1, (p1, k1, p1, k1tbl)x3, sl M, k2tog; p1, k1, p1, k1tbl, p1, k1; w&t, place WY

R2 (WS): sl1wyif, k1, p1tbl, k1, sl1wyif, p2tog, sl M; (p1tbl, k1, sl1wyif, k1)x3, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, (k1, sl1wyif, k1, p1tbl)x3; sl BOR marker, p2tog tbl; p until 2sts to raglan M, p2tog, sl M; (p1tbl, k1, p1, k1)x3, k1, p3, k1, (k1, p1, k1, p1tbl)x3; sl M, p2tog tbl, k1, p1, k1, p1tbl, k1, p1, w&t, place WY

R3 (RS): sl1, p1, k1tbl, p1, sl1, ssk, sl M; (k1tbl, p1, sl1, p1)x3, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, (p1, sl1, p1, k1tbl)x3, sl M, k2tog; k until 2sts to BOR, ssk, sl BOR marker; (k1tbl, p1, k1, p1)x3, p1, k3, p1, (p1, k1, p1, k1tbl)x3, sl M; k1, w&t, place WY

All sizes

R4 (WS): p1, sl M; (p1tbl, k1, sl1wyif, k1)x3, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, (k1, sl1wyif, k1, p1tbl)x3; sl BOR marker, p2tog tbl; p until 2sts to raglan M, p2tog, sl M; (p1tbl, k1, p1, k1)x3, k1, p3, k1, (k1, p1, k1, p1tbl)x3; sl M, p1, w&t, place WY

R5 (RS): k1, sl M; (k1tbl, p1, sl1, p1)x3, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, (p1, sl1, p1, k1tbl)x3, sl M, k2tog; k until 2sts to BOR, ssk, sl BOR marker,
(k1tbl, p1, k1, p1)x3, p1, k3, p1, (p1, k1, p1, k1tbl)x2; w&t, place WY

R6 (WS): (p1tbl, k1, sl1wyif, k1)x2, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, (k1, sl1wyif, k1, p1tbl)x3; sl BOR marker, p2tog tbl; p until 2sts to raglan M, p2tog, sl M; (p1tbl, k1, p1, k1)x3, k1, p3, k1, (k1, p1, k1, p1tbl)x2; w&t, place WY

R7 (RS): (k1tbl, p1, sl1, p1)x2, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, (p1, sl1, p1, k1tbl)x3, sl M, k2tog; k until 2sts to BOR, ssk, sl BOR marker, (k1tbl, p1, k1, p1)x3, p1, k3, p2, k1, p1; w&t, place WY

R8 (WS): k1, sl1wyif, k2, p1, k1, p1, k1, (k1, sl1wyif, k1, p1tbl)x3; sl BOR marker, p2tog tbl; p until 2sts to raglan M, p2tog, sl M; (p1tbl, k1, p1, k1)x3, k1, p3, k2, p1, k1; w&t, place WY

R9 (RS): p1, sl1, p2, k1, p1, k1, p1, (p1, sl1, p1, k1tbl)x3, sl M, k2tog; k until 2sts to BOR, ssk, sl BOR marker, (k1tbl, p1, k1, p1)x3, p1, k2; w&t, place WY
R10 (WS): k1, p1, k1, (k1, sl1wyif, k1, p1tbl)x3; sl BOR marker, p2tog tbl; p until 2sts to raglan M, p2tog, sl M; (p1tbl, k1, p1, k1)x3, k1, p2; w&t, place WY
R11 (RS): p1, k1, p1, (p1, sl1, p1, k1tbl)x3, sl M, k2tog; k until 2sts to BOR, ssk, sl BOR marker, (k1tbl, p1, k1, p1)x2, k1tbl, p1; w&t, place WY
R12 (WS): k1, p1tbl, (k1, sl1wyif, k1, p1tbl)x2; sl BOR marker, p2tog tbl; p until 2sts to raglan M, p2tog, sl M; (p1tbl, k1, p1, k1)x2, p1tbl, k1; w&t, place WY
R13 (RS): p1, k1tbl, (p1, sl1, p1, k1tbl)x2, sl M, k2tog; k until 2sts to BOR, ssk, sl BOR marker, k1tbl, p1, k1, p1, k1tbl; w&t, place WY
R14 (WS): p1tbl, k1, sl1wyif, k1, p1tbl; sl BOR marker, p2tog tbl; p until 2sts to raglan M, p2tog, sl M; p1tbl, k1, p1, k1, p1tbl; w&t, place WY
R15 (RS): k1tbl, p1, sl1, p1, k1tbl, sl M, k2tog; k until 2sts to BOR, ssk, sl BOR marker; w&t, place WY
R16 (WS): p2tog tbl; p until 2sts to raglan M, p2tog, sl M; w&t, place WY
R17 (RS): k2tog; k18 (until 5sts to BOR); w&t, place WY
R18 (WS): p14 (until 5sts to raglan M); w&t, place WY
R19 (RS): k14 until the WY, pick up the wrapped loop and k2tog with the stitch it was wrapped around; k2, ssk.

The next rows are knitted in the round again.

Sizes S,M
R20: pick up the wrapped loop and k2tog tbl; p1, k1, p1, k1tbl, pick up the wrapped loop and p2tog; k1, p1, k1tbl, p1, pick up the wrapped loop and k2tog; p2, k2, pick up the wrapped loop and k2tog; p2, k1, p1, pick up the wrapped loop and k2tog tbl; p1, k1, p1, k1tbl, pick up the wrapped loop and p2tog; k1, p1, k1tbl,
sl M, k1, pick up the wrapped loop and k2tog; k4, pick up the wrapped loop and k2tog;
sl TM, [{(k1tbl, p1)x2, k1, p2, k3, p2, k1, p1}x3, k1tbl, p1, k1tbl], sl TM:
pick up the wrapped loop and k2tog; k4, pick up the wrapped loop and k2tog; k1,
sl M, k1tbl, p1, k1, pick up the wrapped loop and p2tog; k1tbl, p1, k1, p1, pick up the wrapped loop and k2tog tbl; p1, k1, p2, pick up the wrapped loop and k2tog; k2, p2, pick up the wrapped loop and k2tog; p1, k1tbl, p1, k1, pick up the wrapped loop and p2tog; k1tbl, p1, k1, p1, pick up the wrapped loop and k2tog tbl;
sl M, k2tog, k2; pick up the wrapped loop and k2tog; k until 2sts to BOR, ssk; w&t.

Sizes L, XL
R20: pick up the wrapped loop and k2tog tbl; p1, k1, p1, k1tbl, pick up the wrapped loop and p2tog; k1, p1, k1tbl, p1, pick up the wrapped loop and k2tog; p2, k2, pick up the wrapped loop and k2tog; p2, k1, p1, pick up the wrapped loop and k2tog tbl; p1, k1, p1, k1tbl, pick up the wrapped loop and p2tog; k1, p1, k1tbl,
sl M, k1, pick up the wrapped loop and k2tog; p1, k1tbl, p1, k1, pick up the wrapped loop and p2tog;
sl TM, [{(k1tbl, p1)x2, k1, p2, k3, p2, k1, p1}x3, k1tbl, p1, k1tbl], sl TM:
pick up the wrapped loop and p2tog; k1, p1, k1tbl, p1, pick up the wrapped loop and k2tog; k1,
sl M, k1tbl, p1, k1, pick up the wrapped loop and p2tog; k1tbl, p1, k1, p1, pick up the wrapped loop and k2tog tbl; p1, k1, p2, pick up the wrapped loop and k2tog; k2, p2, pick up the wrapped loop and k2tog; p1, k1tbl, p1, k1, pick up the wrapped loop and p2tog; k1tbl, p1, k1, p1, pick up the wrapped loop and k2tog tbl;
sl M, k2tog, k2; pick up the wrapped loop and k2tog; k until 2sts to BOR, ssk; w&t.

All sizes
Current stitch distribution:
BOR, 29sts of the shoulder line, M; 7sts, TM, 45sts of the textured panel, TM; 7sts, M, 29sts of the shoulder line, M; 21sts. A total of 138sts on the needles.

TURTLENECK

The turtleneck is knitted in the round from the WS, so that once it’s folded it shows the RS of the patterns.
Switch to the smaller needles. Turn the work to the WS. Slip the BOR marker to the right needle.

R1 (Set-up): (k1, p1, k1tbl, p1)x5, k1; remove marker; (p1, k1tbl, p1, k1)x7, p1; remove marker; k1tbl, p1, k1, p1, k1tbl, p1, k1fb;
sl TM, [{(k1tbl, p1)x2, k1, p2, k3, p2, k1, p1}x3, k1tbl, p1, k1tbl], sl TM;
p1fb, p1, k1tbl, p1, k1, p1, k1tbl; remove marker; (p1, k1, p1, k1tbl)x7, pick up the wrapped loop and p2tog.

R2: (sl1, p1, k1tbl, p1)x14, sl1, p1; sl TM, [{(k1tbl, p1)x2, sl1, p2, k1, p1, k1, p2, sl1, p1}x3, k1tbl, p1, k1tbl], sl TM; (p1, sl1, p1, k1tbl)x9, p1
R3: (k1, p1, k1tbl, p1)x14, k1, p1; sl TM, [{(k1tbl, p1)x2, k1, p2, k3, p2, k1, p1}x3, k1tbl, p1, k1tbl], sl TM; (p1, k1, p1, k1tbl)x9, p1
Repeat R2-3 until the desired length of the turtleneck. Stop after completing R3.
For the sample sweater there were 81 rows total.

Last R(Elastic Bind Off): k1, (p1, pass the last st from the right needle over; k1, slip the last 2sts back to the left needle, k2tog tbl)x until 1 stitch is left on the needles.
Cut the yarn leaving an appr. 6”/15cm tail. Pass it through the last loop and tighten.
Video tutorial for this Bind Off is available here.

FINISHING

Sew the stitches from the stitch holders under arms using Kitchener Stitch:

  • Pick up stitches from the stitch holders or waste yarn on each side of the underarm hole.
  • Using Kitchener stitch and the tail of yarn left from the sleeve, seam the stitches together.
  • If there are small holes  left between the ends of the seam and the body of a sweater, stitch them up.

Weave in ends. Wash the sweater in lukewarm water. Block it to open up the ribbed texture and lay flat to dry.
Enjoy!