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Meri Beach Sweater

A round neckline, all over mesh, and staggered blue striped hem lend this breathable, lightweight sweater a resort-ready edge. The Y stitch enlivens this sweater for warm summer days and breezy evenings.

Time: 2 Week Project

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Finished Bust Size 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52)” to fit bust 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54)”

2” negative ease recommended.

Shown in size 32”

Gauge: 7 sts and 6 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Y-st

Materials

Light weight yarnYarn: Premier Bamboo Fair (60% Rayon from Bamboo, 40% Cotton; 273 yards [250 meters]/100 grams): 1077-03 Hazelnut (MC, 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6) balls), 1077-22 Cornflower (CC1, 1 ball), 1077-32 Naval (CC2, 1 ball)

Hook/Needles: US size F/5 (3.75 mm) crochet hook

Notions: tapestry needle

Special Stitches

Y-Stitch (Y-st) = tr in indicated st/sp, ch 1, dc in 2 vertical bars at bottom of tr st just made

Beginning Y-Stitch (beg Y-st) = ch 5, dc in 4th ch from hook

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in turned rounds from the top down.

If you prefer a looser fit, just make the next size up or go up 1 hook size from gauge for your size.

When pattern states to work in each Y-st, work in the ch-1 sp of that Y-st.

When joining, join to the first st in that round with a sl st unless indicated otherwise.

When color changing, carry color MC to the next round when joining. Fasten off color CC1 & CC2 when a round is completed and rejoin when that color is used again.

Pattern

Yoke

With MC, fhdc 84 (96, 108, 120, 120, 132, 144), join to first.

Rnd 1:Turn, beg Y-st, sk 2 sts, [Y-st in next, sk 2 sts] 3 (4, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8) times, (tr, ch 2, tr) in next, sk 2 sts, [Y-st in next, sk 2 sts] 5 times, (tr, ch 2, tr) in next, sk 2, [Y-st in next, sk 2 sts] 7 (9, 11, 13, 13, 15, 17) times, (tr, ch 2, tr) in next, sk 2 sts, [Y-st in next, sk 2 sts] 5 times, (tr, ch 2, tr) in next, sk 2 sts, [Y-st in next, sk 2 sts] 3 (4, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8) times, join to ch-4 of beg Y-st, sl st in ch-5 of beg Y-st. (24 (28, 32, 36, 36, 40, 44) Y-sts, 8 tr sts, 4 ch-2 sps)

Rnd 2: Turn, beg Y-st, [Y-st in each Y-st across to tr st, Y-st in tr, (tr, ch 2, tr) in ch-2 sp, Y-st in next tr] 4 times, Y-st in remaining Y-sts, join to ch-4 of beg Y-st, sl st in ch-5 of beg Y-st. (32 (36, 40, 44, 44, 48, 52) Y-sts, 8 tr sts, 4 ch-2 sps)

Rnds 3-8 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 12): Repeat Rnd 2. Stitch count of last repeat round – (80 (84, 96, 108, 116, 128, 132) Y-sts, 8 tr sts, 4 ch-2 sps)

Armholes

Rnd 9 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 13) RS: Turn, beg Y-st, [Y-st in each Y-st across to tr st, Y-st in tr, Y-st in ch-2 sp, sk tr, dc2tog working in the next Y-st and Y-st before next tr skipping all the Y-sts between, sk tr, Y-st in ch-2 sp, Y-st in tr st] 2 times, Y-st in remaining Y-sts, join to ch-4 of beg Y-st, sl st in ch-5 of beg Y-st. (50 (54, 62, 70, 74, 82, 86) Y-sts, 2 dc2tog)

Body

Restart Rnd numbers at 1.

Rnd 1: Turn, beg Y-st, [Y-st in each Y-st to dc2tog, Y-st in dc2tog] 2 times, Y-st in remaining Y-sts, join to ch-4 of beg Y-st, sl st in ch-5 of beg Y-st. (52 (56, 64, 72, 76, 84, 88) Y-sts)

Rnd 2: Turn, beg Y-st, Y-st in each Y-st around, join to ch-4 of beg Y-st, sl st in ch-5 of beg Y-st.

Rnds 3-15: Repeat Rnd 2.

Rnd 16: Turn, with CC1, ch 1, sc in fourth and fifth ch of beg Y-st, sc in each st and ch-sp around (this will be 3 sc per Y-st), join. (156 (168, 192, 216, 228, 252, 264) sts)

Rnd 17: Turn, with MC, beg Y-st, sk 2, *Y-st in next, sk 2; repeat from * around, join to ch-4 sp of beg Y-st, sl st in ch-5 sp of beg Y-st. (52 (56, 64, 72, 76, 84, 88) Y-sts)

Rnd 18: Turn, beg Y-st, Y-st in each Y-st around, join to ch-4 of beg Y-st, sl st in ch-5 of beg Y-st.

Rnd 19: Turn, with CC2, ch 1, hdc in ch-5 of beg- Y-st, hdc in ch-4 of beg Y-st, hdc in each st and ch sp around, join. (156 (168, 192, 216, 228, 252, 264) sts)

Rnd 20: Turn, with MC, beg Y-st, sk 2, *Y-st in next, sk 2; repeat from * around, join to ch-4 of beg Y-st, sl st in ch-5 of beg Y-st. (52 (56, 64, 72, 76, 84, 88) Y-sts)

Rnd 21: Repeat Rnd 19.

Rnd 22-23: Repeat Rnds 17-18.

Rnd 24: Repeat Rnd 16.

Rnd 25: Repeat Rnd 17.

Rnd 26: Repeat Rnd 19.

Rnd 27-28: Repeat Rnds 17-18.

Rnd 29: With MC, repeat Rnd 19.

Sleeves

Rnd 1: Join MC on the WS to the right leg of the dc2tog at the armpit, beg Y-st, Y-st in second leg of the dc2tog, Y-st in each Y-st around, join to ch-4 of beg Y-st, sl st in ch-5 of beg Y-st. (19 (19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 27) Y-sts)

Rnd 2: Turn, beg Y-st, Y-st in each Y-st around, join to ch-4 of beg Y-st, sl st in ch-5 of beg Y-st.

Rnds 3-16: Repeat Rnd 2.

Rnd 17: Turn, with CC1, ch 1, sc in fourth and fifth ch of beg Y-st, sc in each st and ch-sp around until 6 remain, (sc2tog) 3 times, join. (54 (54, 60, 66, 72, 78, 78) sts)

Rnd 18: Turn, with MC, beg Y-st, sk 2, *Y-st in next, sk 2; repeat from * around, join to ch-4 of beg Y-st, sl st in ch-5 of beg Y-st. (18 (18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 26) Y-sts)

Rnd 19: Turn, beg Y-st, Y-st in each Y-st around, join to ch-4 of beg Y-st, sl st in ch-5 of beg Y-st.

Rnd 20: Turn, with CC2, ch 1, hdc in fourth and fifth ch of beg Y-st, hdc in each st and ch-sp around, join. (54 (54, 60, 66, 72, 78, 78) sts)

Rnd 21: Turn, with MC, beg Y-st, sk 2, *Y-st in next, sk 2; repeat from * around, join to ch-4 of beg Y-st, sl st in ch-5 of beg Y-st. (18 (18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 26) Y-sts)

Rnd 22: Repeat Rnd 20.

Rnds 23-24: Repeat Rnds 18-19.

Rnd 25: Turn, with CC1, ch 1, sc in fourth and fifth ch of beg Y-st, sc in each st and ch-sp around, join. (54 (54, 60, 66, 72, 78, 78) sts)

Rnd 26: With MC, repeat Rnd 18.

Rnd 27: With CC2, repeat Rnd 20.

Rnds 28-29: With MC, repeat Rnds 18-19.

Rnd 30: With MC, repeat Rnd 20.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Finishing

Wet block to open the stitches more.

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Comments
  • Vickie O.

    I love the freshness of this design. So airy and lacy.

    Reply

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