Galaxy Sweater

Get ready to go anywhere in this stylish sweater – it’s the perfect layering piece.  Worked bottom up and features stripes of mesh fabric and textured stitches, ¾-length sleeves and ribbing at collar, hem and cuffs.  Minimal seaming makes this project a breeze!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 34 (38, 42, 46, 50)” to fit bust 32 (36, 40, 44, 48)”

1-2” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 34”

Gauge: 24 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in sc worked in back loops only (blo);

24 sts and 12 rows = 4” [10 cm] in (dc, ch 1) mesh pattern

Materials

Light weight yarnYarn: Malabrigo Yarn Rastita (100% Merino wool; 310 yards [283 meters]/100 grams): #RTT132 No Me Olvides (4 (5, 5, 6, 6) balls)

Hook: US size H/8 (5.0mm), US size G/6 (4.0mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers

Abbreviations

Blo: Back loop only.

Pattern Notes

Sweater is worked in rounds. Some rounds are joined, but other rounds are worked continuously. Read instructions carefully and only join when instructed to do so. Do not turn at the end of round.

Ch 4 at beginning of round counts as dc, ch 1.

Collar and cuffs are worked back and forth in rows, at a right angle to the body or sleeve. The ribbing is attached at the end of every other row by working the last stitch of the ribbing and the next stitch of the body together. Be sure to skip a stitch in between each join.

Pattern

Hem Ribbing

With smaller hook, ch 13 (13, 19, 19, 19), leaving a long tail for sewing.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn. (12 (12, 18, 18, 18) sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc blo in each sc across, turn.

**Rep Row 2 until Ribbing meas 17 (19, 21, 23, 25)”, ending with WS row. Do not turn at end of last row.

Change to larger hook.

Body

Work across long side of ribbing as follows:

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc 204 (228, 252, 276, 300) evenly across, turn.

Rnd 2: Ch 4, *sk next st, dc in next st, ch 1; rep from * around, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg of rnd. (102 (114, 126, 138, 150) dc, 102 (114, 126, 138, 150) ch-1 sps)

Rnds 3-7: Ch 4, *sk ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, ch 1; rep from * around, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning of rnd.

Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in each dc and ch-1 sp around. (204 (228, 252, 276, 300) sc)

Rnds 9-19: Sc blo in each sc around.

Rep Rnds 2-19, twice more.

Armholes

Rnd 1: Sc blo 94 (106, 116, 128, 138), ch 52 (58, 62, 70, 82), sk next 8 (8, 10, 10, 12) sts, sc blo 94 (106, 116, 128, 138), ch 52 (58, 62, 70, 82), sk last 8 (8, 10, 10, 12) sts, join to first sc with sl st, leaving remaining sts unworked. (292 (328, 356, 396, 440) sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 4, *sk next st, dc in next st, ch 1; rep from * around, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg of rnd. (146 (164, 178, 198, 220) dc, 146 (164, 178, 198, 220) ch-1 sps)

Rnds 3-7: Ch 4, *sk ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, ch 1; rep from * around, join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beginning of rnd.

Yoke

Rnd 1 (Dec): Ch 1, *sc blo in next 2 sts, sc2tog blo; rep from * around. (219 (246, 267, 297, 330) sts)

Rnds 2-12: Sc blo in each sc around.

Sizes 38 (42, 46, 50) Only

Work 6 (6, 9, 12) rnds even in sc blo

All Sizes

Rnd 13: *Sc blo in next st, sc2tog blo; rep from * around. (146 (164, 178, 198, 220) sts)

Rnds 14-25: Sc blo in each sc around.

Sizes 42 (46, 50) Only

Work 4 (6, 9) rounds even in sc blo

All Sizes

Rnd 26: *Sc blo in next st, sc2tog blo; rep from * to last 2 (2, 1, 0, 1) sts, sc in last 2 (2, 1, 0, 1) sts. (98 (110, 119, 132, 147) sts)

Collar

Change to smaller hook.

Row 1: Ch 5 (5, 7, 7, 7), sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 2 (2, 4, 4, 4) ch, sc last ch and next st of Body together. (4 (4, 6, 6, 6) sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc back lp only in each sc across.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc back lp only in first 3 (3, 5, 5, 5) sts, sc last sc back lp only and next st of body together. (4 (4, 6, 6, 6) sc)

Rep Rows 2-3 around neckline until you reach beginning of Collar.

Note: Be sure to work Row 3 in every other st of Body, not every st.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing up seam.

Sleeves

With larger hook, join yarn in first skipped underarm st.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc blo in 8 (8, 10, 10, 12) skipped sts at Armhole, sc in base of each dc and ch-1 sp. (60 (66, 72, 80, 94) sts)

Rnd 2: Sc blo in each sc around.

Rnd 3: Sc blo in each st to last 2 sts, sc2tog in last st. (59 (65, 71, 79, 93) sts)

Rnds 4-10: Rep Rnd 3. (52 (58, 64, 72, 86) sts)

Rnds 11-12: Rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 13: Ch 4 (counts as first dc, ch-1), *sk next st, dc in next st, ch 1; rep from * around, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning of rnd. (26 (29, 32, 36, 43) dc, 26 (29, 32, 36, 43) ch-1 sps)

Rnds 14-18: Ch 4, *sk ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, ch 1; rep from * around, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning of rnd.

Rnd 19: Ch 1, sc in each dc and ch-1 sp around. (52 (58, 64, 72, 86) sc)

Rnd 20: Rep Rnd 2.

Rnds 21-28: Rep Rnd 3. (44 (50, 56, 64, 78) sc)

Rnds 29-30: Rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 31: Rep Rnd 13.

Rnds 32-36: Rep Rnds 14-18.

Rnd 37: Rep Rnd 19. (44 (50, 56, 64, 78) sc)

Rnd 38: Sc in next 2 (1, 0, 0, 3) sts, *sc blo in next 6 sc, sc2tog blo; rep from * around, sc blo in 2 (1, 0, 0, 3) sc. (39 (44, 49, 56, 69) sc)

Sleeve Ribbing

Switch to smaller hook.

Row 1: Ch 11 (11, 16, 16, 16), sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 8 (8, 13, 13, 13) ch, sc last ch and next st of body together. (10 (10, 15, 15, 15) sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc blo in each sc across.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc blo in first 9 (9, 14, 14, 14) sts, sc last sc blo and next st of body together. (10 (10, 15, 15, 15) sc)

Rep Rows 2-3 around Sleeve until you reach beginning of Ribbing.

Note: Be sure to work Row 3 in every other st of body, not every st.  Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing up seam.

Repeat for second Sleeve.

Finishing

Sew seams of ribbing on hem, sleeves and collar.

Weave in ends.

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