Lacy Sweater

This is a very basic sweater pattern using a mini leaf stitch. This was my first attempt at a sweater. It didn’t take nearly as long as I expected, and I really like how it turned out. It’s definitely not a winter sweater though because the lacy stitch makes it too breezy for that.

Finished measurements:
Bust: 32”
Length: 22”

Materials:
-2 Skeins worsted weight yarn
-US size 11 straight needles
-yarn needle

Mini Leaf Pattern:
(# of st divisible by 6, plus 2. Worked over 4 rows)

Row 1: K1, *K3, yo, K3tog, yo, rep from * to last st, K1
Row 2, 4: P
Row 3: K1, *yo, K3tog, yo, K3, rep from * to last st, K1

Back:
CO 56 st
Knit 16” in mini leaf pattern.

Armhole shaping:
At beg of next 2 rows, BO 4 st.
Cont. on remaining 48 st in mini leaf pattern to 21”

Neckband:
Row 1: P11, K26, P 11
Row 2, 4: K
Row 3: P10, K28, P10
Row 5: P9, K30, P9

BO

Front:
CO 56 st
Knit 16” in mini leaf pattern

Armhole shaping:
At beg of next 2 rows, BO 4 st
Cont. on remaining 48 st. in mini leaf pattern to 19”

Neckband:
As back
Row 6: K13, BO 22, K13

Right Shoulder:
Row 1: P9, K4
Row 2: K
Repeat two rows until piece measures approx. 22” from beg. BO

Stitch detail

Left Shoulder:
Join yarn at neck edge
Row 1: K4, P9
Row 2: K
Repeat two rows until matches Right shoulder. BO

Sleeves (2):
CO 32 st
Work in pattern inc. 1 st each end every 10th row til 38 st.
Work even on 38 st in pattern desired sleeve length (18” or longer”)
BO

Finishing:
Join shoulder seams.
Sew bound off st on body to sides of upper sleeves to form square armholes.
Sew underarm and side seams.
Weave in loose ends.

This pattern is free for personal, non-commercial use.

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