Friday, September 15, 2006

Back in the days when I first started knitting I fell in love with a certain sweater:

The Rebecca Wrap with Sleeves (golly, I love that name):



Alas, the pattern (PDF) didn't... make a whole lot of sense. I knew how to do fisherman's rib (though not, technically, how it's described in the pattern, but hey -- I'm a rebel. And I'll take my victories where I can get them, thank you).

So! I did what I do whenever work is slow, I figured the pattern out. And now that I look at it, dag, it's simple.

Sizes: 10/12, 14/16
WP: Work pattern (fisherman's rib)

CO 75(79) sts and work in fisherman's rib to 84cm.

WP 33, CO 9(13) sts, WP 33

This is where you work one side at a time.

Since you will be working each side from the outside in, this will be the same for both sides:

WP 28, K2tog, K2tog, WP1
WP back to outside
WP 26, K2tog, K2tog, WP1
WP back to outside
WP 26, K2tog, WP1
WP back to outside
WP 25, K2tog, WP1
WP back to outside
WP 2 rows
WP 26, Inc1, WP1
WP back to outside
WP 27, Inc1, WP1
WP back to outside
WP 27, Inc1, Inc1, WP1
WP back to outside
WP 28, Inc1, Inc1, WP1
WP back to outside
Place stitches onto stitch holder, then repeat for other side!

WP 33, CO 9(13), grab stitches off stitch holder, WP 33

Work another 46(48)cm, then repeat the armhole. Feel smug.

When finished armhole 2, work another 84cm, then bind off. Ideally, your total height will be 222(224) cm.

SLEEVE, make 2

CO 34(38) sts, and work in stockinette, starting with a purl row.

Work to 29(23) cm, end with WS row

K1, Inc1, K to last 2 sts, Inc1, K1
Work 7 rows,
K1, Inc1, K to last 2 sts, Inc1, K1
Work 7 rows,
K1, Inc1, K to last 2 sts, Inc1, K1
Work 7 rows,
K1, Inc1, K to last 2 sts, Inc1, K1
Work 5 rows,
K1, Inc1, K to last 2 sts, Inc1, K1
Work 5 rows,
K1, Inc1, K to last 2 sts, Inc1, K1
Work 5 rows,
K1, Inc1, K to last 2 sts, Inc1, K1
Work 5 rows,
K1, Inc1, K to last 2 sts, Inc1, K1
Work 5 rows,
K1, Inc1, K to last 2 sts, Inc1, K1
Work 5 rows,
K1, Inc1, K to last 2 sts, Inc1, K1
Work 3 rows
K1, Inc1, K to last 2 sts, Inc1, K1
Work 3 rows
K1, Inc1, K to last 2 sts, Inc1, K1
Purl across
K1, Inc1, K to last 2 sts, Inc1, K1
Purl across
K1, Inc1, K to last 2 sts, Inc1, K1
Purl across
K1, Inc1, K to last 2 sts, Inc1, K1
Purl across
K1, Inc1, K to last 2 sts, Inc1, K1
Purl across
K1, Inc1, K to last 2 sts, Inc1, K1
Purl across
K1, Inc1, K to last 2 sts, Inc1, K1
66(74) sts.

When work measures 56cm, BO all sts.

Block, seam, wear!

(Since the green sweater has settled me firmly in denial I will ignore the fact that this sweater will likely ALSO not look good on me).

*UPDATE*
The ssks have been replaced with K2togs.

2 comments:

dd said...

just found this pattern - but you don't mention gauge, yarn size, needle size!
help!

Emily said...

There's a link to a PDF of the pattern at the top of the entry. It should have all the information in there.