YOU HAVE TO THINK FAST AND NOW-because you have to decide if this sweater
is going to be a cardigan or pullover - how low you want the front of
BACK OF NECK 6" SIDE 2"
MOST PEOPLE HAVE THIS MEASUREMENT but you can have a different size
CAST ON TOTAL OF 52 STS (5 sts to inch aprox)
1 FRONT, M ,1 SEAMSTITCH, M ,11 SHOULDER, M ,1 SEAMSTITCH, M , 24 BACK,
M ,1 SEAMSTITCH,M,11 SHOULDER,M,1 SEAMSTITCH, 2 markers (9 MARKERS)1 FRONT
INCREASE EVERY OTHER ROW ON OUTSIDES OF EACH MARKER the double marker
will tell you if it is an increase row or not
DECIDE HOW LOW TO MAKE NECK AND CAST ON 24 STS FOR FRONT, JOIN OR NO JOIN.
IF CARDIGAN YOU WILL CAST ON 12 STS ON EACH SIDE
KNIT TILL UNDERARM (ABOUT 8") measure in front
PUT SLEEVE STS , including the marker stitch ON HOLDERS
AND AT SAME TIME add 4 STS under the ARM BE SURE TO PUT MARKER ON SEAM,
BETWEEN THESE 4 STS
KNIT AROUND OR BACK AND FORTH IF CARDIGAN including new underarm sts
At this point you must check the size around garment to see if you want
to increase or decrease size of garment.
TAKE OUT OR ADD STS EVENLY SPACED (GET BODY YARN GAUGE) or underarm on
the seam stitch. KNIT till you have the length desired and finish with
rib or garter stitch or hem.............anything you want.
Pick up the neck stitches and finish the neck with rib, binding, whatever
Sleeves can be short or long. Now you know your gauge because you have
finished the body and can measure that to determine your increases or
decreases for this sleeve and then finish it anyway you want.
88 ST NECK CAST ON CHEVRON SWEATER
Cast on 88 sts,(you need small round needle for this neck edge or 4 double
pointed) Every 21 sts place marker then one stitch then marker then
21 sts, etc. USE TWO MARKERS ONE PLACE. The double marker will be your
signal to change - either this will be an increase row or not an increase
row. Each time you come to the double marker then change. You will increase
every other row total 8 increases each time.
When you have reached the length suitable to fit under the arm (measure
12 or 13 inches from the neck ribbing to the needle halfway between two
markers for medium size)then stop.
Place one fourth of the stitches on needle for front, 1/4th for sleeve,
1/4th for back, 1/4th for other sleeve. Keep your markers in place .
If you are going to knit the sleeve in the round then place a marker at
the connection of the under arm sts. Increase every other row at top of
sleeve marker just like you have been and decrease each side of the underarm
marker. You will have to decide if you want to make a tapered sleeve now
and this will tell you to decrease more than usual. You must remember
that now you are working on the diagonal now until you reach the length
When the point is long enough there are several ways you can finish the
underarm part to even out the sleeve. One way is if you are working on
round needles then knit to center stitch, turn, knit two together, knit
to underarm and decrease one on each side of under arm marker, knit to
center, turn and purl two together, purl through under arm to center again,
turn knit two together, knit to underarm, decrease one each side underarm,
knit on to center area . Repeat this till all stitches are used up or
maybe you can just bind off the last few stitches underarm.
If you want to knit the sleeve on straight needles then increase at top
center every other row just like you were and decrease underarm edge stitches
every other row(unless you want to make the sleeves taper then you will
have to decrease more often). When you have the center top sleeve point
as long as you want it then knit one side of the triangle, decreasing
each side every other row until there is only one stitch and repeat on
other side. These can be stripes or different colors or continuing the
rest of the sweater pattern. You can decrease around and rib finish or
what ever you want.
The body is knit the same way only bigger. Check your gauge. See if the
width is okay at bust and if you want it to taper or not. Decrease under
arm and increase middle front or back....You can make the bottom plain
or continue the chevron pattern just what yarns you choose will determine
this - it is still knit in a chevron shape (decreasing under arm/or side
and increasing in mid front/or back. Place a marker under each arm and
continue increasing every other row in middle front and back and decreasing
each side on under arm marker every other row until you are ready to even
the bottom. You can even the bottom same as the sleeve or maybe you will
have invented something new by then.