SHEER KNIT PULLOVER

Monday, September 11, 2017

If you are looking for the best transitional sweater from spring to summer to fall, look no further! 
I just created it for you :) Let me back up a little bit and tell you how I came up with this pullover.

I'm always thinking of ideas for knitwear for the summer/springtime and really wanted to make a sweater that was lightweight enough to work in those seasons and will be a great layering piece for fall. I searched and searched for hours on Ravelry for a sweater like this with no luck so I knew I wanted to make my own pattern. As I was looking for inspiration online, I found this perfect, beautiful of a sweater and knew that this is the look I wanted to go for. Now the work(or fun) begins!

 
©Free People
Have you heard of Free People? They are my all time favorite in their knitwear designs. 

I made my version shorter. I included in the pattern how to add rows to make it longer.

Step 1: Find the perfect yarn! Let me tell you, finding wearable cotton yarn that's not crazy expensive is hard to find! My family calls me Ms. Frugal because I always find great deals on quality products! So I put my skills to work. By far, this is my F A V O R I T E cotton yarn to knit with! Please let me introduce to you(if you don't know already), We Are Knitters-Pima Cotton Yarn! It is so soft it's like knitting with silk. I just love it and can't say enough good things about it. It also comes in the most beautiful shades, it was so hard to choose a color!

Now that I found my dream yarn, it was time to get to work on creating the pattern. I am proud to say, that after spending all summer writing out the pattern, trial and error, recording, editing, etc. I am very happy with the results! 

I love my tops long, but I know not everyone likes that so I inserted in the pattern where you can knit more rows to make your pullover longer like in my inspiration picture above. I would knit at least 10 more inches and buy 4 skeins of yarn. 

This pullover comes in sizes XS, S, M, L, XL. Click here for all the sizes and for the .PDF pattern.



Materials

Gauge:


8 sts x 7 rows=2” in stockinette stitch

Click here to follow along with the Video Tutorial: http://bit.ly/sheerpullover

**Instructions for Size Large only** Click here for all the other sizes: iknitsshop.com or on Ravelry.
    
Abbreviations:

BO - Bind Off

CO - Cast On
K1 - Knit 1
K2tog - Knit two together
M1L - Make one left
M1R - Make one right
P1 - Purl 1
RS - Right Side
SSK - Slip Slip Knit
St. - Stitch
Sts. - Stitches

WS - Wrong Side

This sweater is made in 4 pieces: the front, back, and two sleeves. Knit looser than you normally do throughout the whole sweater to achieve a loose and relaxed look. Must block sweater(Don't worry, it's super easy!)

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FRONT                                                                        

With smaller needles CO 93 loosely.

Ribbing                                
Row 1 (WS): p1, *p1, k1* to last 2 stitches, p2.
-->
Row 2 (RS): k1, *k1, p1* to last 2 sts, k2.
Repeat Rows 1-2 ending on Row 7.


Body
Change to larger needles.
Row 1 and all odd rows(RS): Knit all stitches.
Row 2 and all even rows(WS): Purl all stitches.

Repeat Rows 1-2, ending on Row 50.
*Optional: Knit more rows here to make your sweater longer*

Start V Neck - Left Side

Decrease Row 51: Knit 45 sts. k2tog, knit to end of row.
Row 52: Purl all 46 sts. turn. (Leave all the other sts. on the needle or cable holder)
Row 53 and all odd rows: Knit
Row 54 and all even rows: Purl
Rows 55, 59, 63, 67, 71, 81: k1, ssk, knit to end of row.
Row 78(Start shoulder decrease): BO 3, purl to end of row.
Repeat Row 78 on all even rows.
Shoulder Decrease















Continue in the pattern until you reach Row 103.
BO loosely.

Start V Neck - Right Side
-Attach yarn
Row 52: purl all 46 sts.
Row 53 and all odd rows: Knit
Row 54 and all even rows: Purl
Rows 55, 59, 63, 67, 71, 81: Knit to last 3 sts. k2tog, k1.
Row 77: BO 3, knit to end of row. *Repeat Row 77 on all odd rows*
Continue in the pattern until you reach Row 103.

Bind Off loosely.

BACK                                                                               

With smaller needles, CO loosely 93

Ribbing
Row 1 (WS): p1, *p1, k1* to last 2 sts, p2.
-->
Row 2 (RS): k1, *k1, p1* to last 2 sts, k2.
Repeat Rows 1-2 ending on Row 7.

Body
Change to larger needles.
Row 1 and all odd rows(RS): Knit all sts.
Row 2 and all even rows(WS): Purl all sts.

Repeat Rows 1-2, ending on Row 76
*Optional: Knit more rows here to make your sweater longer*       
Row 77 and all odd rows: BO 3, knit to end of row.
Row 78 and all even rows: BO 3, purl to end of row.

Continue in the pattern until you reach Row 97(99, 101, 103, 105).
BO loosely.

SLEEVE (Make 2)

























With smaller needles, CO loosely 34
Row 1 (WS): k2, *p1, k1* to end of row.
Row 2 (RS): p1, k1* to last 2 stitches, p2.

Change to larger needles.
Work in stockinette stitch for 60 rows. (Knit on right side, purl on wrong side.)

Increase Rows 9, 29, 45: k1, m1l(fbb-pick up stitch from the FRONT to the BACK, 
knit from the BACK) knit to end of row.
Increase Rows 19, 39, 51: knit to last stitch m1r(bff-pick up stitch from the BACK to the FRONT, knit from the FRONT), k1.

Bind Off.

SEW SWEATER TOGETHER

Cut your yarn that is 3 times the length you are sewing together. 
We will be working from 1 stitch from your edge.

Sew the sides of your sweater all the way up to Row 50. My preferred method is the Mattress Stitch. 
Or, turn inside out with right sides facing and sew up the sides. (For further assistance, watch my videotutorial)



Sew sleeves the same way mentioned above.
Seam at shoulders going underneath the “V’s” on both sides.





Now you have a hole for your arms. You will be going through the horizontal bars on your sweater, and the two legs or “V” on your sleeve. Make it loose, don’t pull too tight.





Block your sweater! It is very important to block your sweater once you are done. I blocked it by putting it in warm water with a little bit of liquid laundry soap, rinse, and hang dry as well as pulling on the sweater making it longer/wider. 















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This is an original pattern by Christine Rosen of iKNITS. You may sell products made from this pattern by clearly crediting the design to me with a link to my site: www.theiknits.com. Thank you for being respectful and understanding.

I love to see your finished projects! Please post them on my Facebook page or share on Instagram so we can all be inspired by your talent! #iKNITS


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