Denali Cold Shoulder Sweater

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The Denali Sweater takes the cold shoulder trend into the crochet world. This sweater is great for wearing during sunny winter days in the mountains or for lounging in by the fire at the ski lodge.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Sizes: Small (Medium, Large, X-Large, 2X, 3X), Finished Bust 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54)”

1” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 34”.

Gauge: 30 hbhdc = 6⅝” and 21 rows = 6⅜”

Materials

Yarn: Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash (100% Superwash Wool; 220 yards [201 meters]/100 grams): #1910 Summer Sky Heather, 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) hanks

Hook: US size H/8 (5.0 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle; stitch markers (4)

Special Stitches

Foundation half double crochet (fhdc)

Ch 2, yo, insert hook into first ch, yo, pull up lp, yo, pull through 1 lp on hook, (first chain made), yo, pull through 3 lps on hook (first fhdc made), *insert hook under 2 lps of fhdc just made, yo, pull up a lp, yo, pull through 1 lp, yo, pull through 3 lps on hook (fhdc made); rep from * for indicated number of foundation sts.

Herringbone Half Double Crochet (hbhdc)

Yo, insert hook in st, yo, pull up lp, pull through first lp on hook, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook.

Herringbone Half Double Crochet two together (hbhdc2tog)

Yo, insert hook in st, yo, pull up lp, pull through first lp on hook, yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull up lp, pull through first lp on hook, yo, pull up lp through 3 lps on hook.

Increase

Work 2 herringbone half double crochet in 1 stitch.

Pattern Notes

Sweater is constructed in separate pieces and seamed together.

Work in any loose ends as work progresses.

Ch-2 at beginning of row counts as half double crochet.

Work final stitch of each row into top turning chain of every row to maintain straight edges.

Pattern

Panels (make 2)

Row 1: Fhdc 82 (91, 100, 109, 120, 127), turn. (82 (91, 100, 109, 120, 127) sts)

Row 2: Ch 2, hbhdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn.

Row 3-20: Rep Row 2

Row 21: Ch 2, hbhdc in next 40 sts, hbhdc2tog over next 2 sts, hbhdc in each st across to end of row. (81 (90, 99, 108, 119, 126) sts)

Row 22: Ch 2, hbhdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn.

Row 23: Ch 2, hbhdc in next 40 sts, hbhdc2tog over next 2 sts, hbhdc in each st across to end of row. (80 (89, 98, 107, 118, 125) sts)

Row 24: Ch 2, hbhdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn.

Row 25: Ch 2, hbhdc in next 20 sts, hbhdc2tog over next 2 sts, hbhdc in next 20 sts, hbhdc2tog over next 2 sts, hbhdc in each st across to end of row. (78 (87, 96, 105, 116, 123) sts)

Row 26: Ch 2, hbhdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn.

Row 27: Ch 2, hbhdc in next 50 sts, hbhdc2tog over next 2 sts (1 (1, 1, 1, 3, 0) times), hbhdc in each st across to end of row. (77 (86, 95, 104, 113, 123) sts)

Rows 28-53 (52, 51, 50, 49, 48): Ch 2, hbhdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn. (77 (86, 95, 104, 113, 123) sts)

Armhole Shaping

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sl st in first 4 (5, 6, 8, 9, 9) sts, ch 2, hbhdc in each st across to last 4 (5, 6, 8, 9, 9) sts, leave last 4 (5, 6, 8, 9, 9) sts unworked, turn. (69 (76, 83, 88, 95, 105) sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, sl st in first 0 (0, 2, 4, 6, 8) sts, ch 2, hbhdc in each st across to last 0 (0, 2, 4, 6, 8) sts, leave last 0 (0, 2, 4, 6, 8) sts unworked, turn. (69 (76, 79, 80, 83, 89) sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, sl st in the first 0 (0, 0, 0, 0, 3) sts, ch 2, hbhdc in each st across until reach last 0 (0, 0, 0, 0, 3) sts, leave last 0 (0, 0, 0, 0, 3) sts unworked, turn. (69 (76, 79, 80, 83, 83) sts)

Rows 4-15 (17, 18, 20, 22, 23): Ch 2, hbhdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn.

Neckline and Shoulder Shaping

First Shoulder

Row 1: Ch 2, hbhdc in next 10 (14, 14, 14, 12, 11) sts, sl st in next 49 (48, 51, 52, 59, 61) sts, ch 2, hbhdc in next 10 (14, 14, 14, 12, 11) sts, hbhdc in top of turning ch-2, turn.

Row 2: Ch 2, hbhdc in next 10 (14, 14, 14, 12, 11) sts, leave all other sts in row unworked, turn. 10 (14, 14, 14, 12, 11) sts

Rows 3-8: Ch 2, hbhdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn.

Fasten off.

Second Shoulder

Row 1: Attach yarn with sl st into hbhdc before first sl st, ch 2, hbhdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn. (10 (14, 14, 14, 12, 11) sts)

Rows 2-7: Ch 2, hbhdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn.

Fasten off.

Sleeves (make 2)

Row 1: Fhdc 32 (36, 37, 41, 43, 45), turn. (32 (36, 37, 41, 43, 45) sts)

Rows 2-9: Ch 2, hbhdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn.

Row 10: Ch 2, hbhdc in each st across, working 1 increase, hbhdc in top of turning ch-2, turn. (33 (37, 38, 42, 44, 46) sts)

Row 11: Ch 2, hbhdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn.

Row 12: Ch 2, hbhdc in each st across, working 1 increase, hbhdc in top of turning ch-2, turn. (34 (38, 39, 43, 45, 47) sts)

Row 13: Ch 2, hbhdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn.

Row 14: Ch 2, hbhdc in each st across, working 2 (2, 2, 1, 1, 1) increases, hbhdc in top of turning ch-2, turn. (36 (40, 41, 44, 46, 48) sts)

Row 15: Ch 2, hbhdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn.

Row 16: Ch 2, hbhdc in each st across, working 2 (2, 2, 1, 1, 1) increases, hbhdc in top of turning ch-2, turn. (38 (42, 43, 45, 47, 49) sts)

Row 17: Ch 2, hbhdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn.

Row 18: Ch 2, hbhdc in each st across, working 2 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1) increases, hbhdc in top of turning ch-2, turn. (40 (43, 44, 46, 48, 50) sts)

Row 19: Ch 2, hbhdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn.

Row 20: Ch 2, hbhdc in each st across, working 2 (0, 0, 0, 0, 0) increases, hbhdc in top of turning ch-2, turn. (42 (43, 44, 46, 48, 50) sts)

Rows 21-30: Ch 2, hbhdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn.

Row 31: Ch 2, hbhdc in each st across, working 4 (4, 6, 6, 10, 10) increases, hbhdc in top of turning ch-2, turn. (46 (47, 50, 52, 58, 60) sts)

Row 32: Ch 2, hbhdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn.

Row 33: Ch 2, hbhdc in each st across, working 2 (4, 2, 8, 10, 10) increases, hbhdc in top of turning ch-2, turn. (48 (51, 52, 60, 68, 70) sts)

Row 34: Ch 2, hbhdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn.

Row 35: Ch 2, hbhdc in each st across, working 0 (2, 7, 8, 3, 7) increases, hbhdc in top of turning ch-2, turn. (48 (53, 59, 68, 71, 77) sts)

Row 36: Ch 2, hbhdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn.

Shoulder Drop Opening

First side

Row 37: Ch 2, hbhdc in next 24 (27, 30, 34, 36, 39) sts, leave remaining sts unworked, turn. (24 (27, 30, 34, 36, 39) sts)

Row 38: Ch 2, hbhdc2tog 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2) times, hbhdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn. (22 (25, 28, 32, 34, 37) sts)

Row 39: Ch 2, hbhdc in each st across to last st, leave last st unworked, turn. (21 (24, 27, 31, 33, 36) sts)

Row 40: Ch 2, hbhdc2tog 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2) times, hbhdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn. (19 (22, 25, 29, 31, 34) sts)

Row 41: Ch 2, hbhdc in each st across to last st, leave last st unworked, turn. (18 (21, 24, 28, 30, 33) sts)

Row 42: Ch 2, hbhdc2tog 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2) times, hbhdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn. (16 (19, 22, 26, 28, 31) sts)

Row 43: Ch 2, hbhdc in each st across to last st, leave last st unworked, turn. (15 (18, 21, 25, 27, 30) sts

Row 44: Ch 2, hbhdc2tog 2 (2, 4, 6, 8, 8) times, hbhdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn. (13 (16, 17, 19, 19, 22) sts)

Row 45: Ch 2, hbhdc in each st across to last st, leave last st unworked, turn. (12 (15, 16, 18, 18, 21) sts)

Row 46: Ch 2, hbhdc2tog 2 (2, 4, 6, 6, 8) times, hbhdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn. (10 (13, 12, 12, 12, 13) sts)

Row 47: Ch 2, hbhdc in each st across to last 0 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1) sts, leave last 0 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1) sts unworked, turn. (10 (12, 11, 11, 11, 12) sts)

Row 48: Ch 2, hbhdc2tog 0 (2, 1, 1, 1, 2) times, hbhdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn. (10 (10, 10, 10, 10, 10) sts)

Rows 49-53: Ch 2, hbhdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn.

Fasten off.

Second side

Row 37: Join yarn with sl st in unworked center st, ch 2, hbhdc in next 24 (26, 29, 34, 35, 38) sts, turn. (24 (26, 29, 34, 35, 38) sts)

Row 38: Ch 2, hbhdc in each st across to last st, leave last st unworked, turn. (23 (25, 28, 33, 34, 37) sts)

Row 39: Ch 2, hbhdc2tog 2 (2, 2, 2, 1, 2) times, hbhdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn. (21 (23, 26, 31, 33, 35) sts)

Row 40: Ch 2, hbhdc in each st across until reach the last st, leave last st unworked, turn. (20 (22, 25, 30, 32, 34) sts)

Row 41: Ch 2, hbhdc2tog 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2) times, hbhdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn. (18 (20, 23, 28, 30, 32) sts)

Row 42: Ch 2, hbhdc in each st across to last st, leave last st unworked, turn. (17 (19, 22, 27, 29, 31) sts)

Row 43:  Ch 2, hbhdc2tog 2 (2, 4, 6, 8, 8) times, hbhdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn. (15 (17, 18, 21, 21, 23) sts)

Row 44: Ch 2, hbhdc in each st across to last st, leave last st unworked, turn. (14 (16, 17, 20, 20, 22) sts)

Row 45: Ch 2, hbhdc2tog 4 (4, 4, 6, 6, 8) times, hbhdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn. (10 (12, 13, 14, 14, 14) sts)

Row 46: Ch 2, hbhdc in each st across to last 0 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1) sts, leave last 0 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1) sts unworked, turn. (10 (11, 12, 13, 13, 13) sts)

Row 47: Ch 2, hbhdc2tog 0 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2) times, hbhdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn. (10 (10, 10, 11, 11, 11) sts)

Row 48: Ch 2, hbhdc in each st across to last 0 (0, 0, 1, 1, 1) sts, leave last 0 (0, 0, 1, 1, 1) sts unworked, turn. (10 (10, 10, 10, 10, 10) sts)

Rows 49-53: Ch 2, hbhdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn.

Fasten off.

Finishing

Steam block Front and Back Panels, and Sleeves.

Sew Front and Back Panel together along the sides.

Sew Sleeves together lengthwise.

Sew Sleeves to the underarm part of the Armhole.

Work 3 rows of single crochet around the Armhole and Sleeve opening.

Steam block Armhole opening.

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