Polar Periwinkle Pullover

This shawl collared pullover features a deep V neckline with button accents, wide ribbing on sleeves and a textured stitch pattern.

Skill Level: Intermediate

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

2” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 34”

Gauge: 20 sts and 20 rows = 4” [10 cm] in pattern st after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn:

Medium Weight Yarn Malabrigo Worsted (100% Merino Wool; 210 yards [192 meters]/100 grams): #009 Polar Morn, 8 (8, 9, 9, 10) balls

Hook: US size J/10 (6.0 mm); US size G/6 (4.5mm)

Notions: Two 1½” (38 mm) buttons; tapestry needle

Special Stitches

Stitch Pattern (worked over an even number of sts)

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * to last 2 sts, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in last sc, turn.

Rep Row 1 for pattern.

 

Stitch Pattern (worked over an odd number of sts)

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from *, ending with ch-1, sc in last st, turn.

Row 2: Sc in first sc, *sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next st; rep from *, ending with sc in ch-1 sp, sc in last sc, turn.

Rep Rows 1-2 for pattern.

Pattern Notes

On some areas, you will have to work the pattern stitch over an uneven number of stitches.

If working shaping on each side, the pattern is reversed, with 2 sc at the beginning and a ch-1, sc at the end. To keep the pattern consistent, always sc in a ch-1 sp and skip the sc unless it is at the end of a row.

Pattern

Back
Ribbing

With smaller hook, ch 13.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn – 12 sc.

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

Continue across long side of Ribbing as follows:

Row 1: Ch 1, sc 84 (94, 104, 114, 124) evenly across, turn.

Rows 2-76:  Ch 1, work in Stitch Pattern to end, turn.

Shape Armholes

Row 1: Sl st in first 4 (4, 4, 6, 6) sts, ch 1, work in Stitch Pattern to last 4 (4, 4, 6, 6) sts, leave last 4 (4, 4, 6, 6) sts unworked, turn – 76 (86, 96, 102, 112) sts.

Row 2:  Ch 1, work even in Stitch Pattern, turn.

Row 3:  Ch 1, sc2tog, work in Stitch Pattern to last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn – 74 (84, 94, 100, 110) sts.

Rows 4-17: Rep Rows 2-3 – 60 (70, 80, 86, 96) sts.

Rows 18-38: Ch 1, work even in Stitch Pattern, turn.

Sizes 42 (46, 50) Only

Work 4 more rows even in Stitch Pattern.

All Sizes

Row 39: Sl st in first 8 (11, 12, 15, 20) sts, ch 1, work in Stitch Pattern to last 8 (11, 12, 15, 20) sts, turn, leaving remaining sts unworked – 44 (48, 56, 56, 56) sts.

Fasten off.

Front

Work same as Back to Row 53.

Row 54: Ch 1, work first 32 (37, 42, 47, 52) sts in Stitch Pattern, turn, leaving rem sts unworked – 32 (37, 42, 47, 52) sts.

Rows 55-76: Ch 1, work even in Stitch Pattern, turn.

Armhole and Neckline Shaping

Row 1: Sl st in first 4 (4, 4, 6, 6) sts, ch 1, work in Stitch Pattern to end – 28 (33, 38, 41, 46) sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, work even in Stitch Pattern, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc2tog, work in Stitch Pattern to end, turn – 27 (32, 37, 40, 45) sts.

Row 4: Rep Row 3 – 26 (31, 36, 39, 44) sts.

Row 5: Rep Row 3 – 25 (30, 35, 38, 43) sts.

Row 6: Ch 1, work even in Stitch Pattern, turn.

Row 7: Ch 1, sc2tog, work to last 2 sts, sc2tog – 23 (28, 33, 36, 41) sts.

Row 8: Rep Row 6.

Rows 9-11: Rep Row 3 – 20 (25, 30, 33, 38) sts.
Row 12: Rep Row 6.

Row 13: Rep Row 7 – 18 (23, 28, 31, 36) sts.

Row 14: Rep Row 6.

Rows 15-17: Rep Row 3 – 15 (20, 25, 28, 33) sts.

Row 18: Rep Row 6.

Row 19: Ch 1, work in Stitch Pattern to last 2 sts, sc2tog – 14 (19, 24, 27, 32) sts.

Rows 20-21: Rep Row 6.

Row 22: Rep Row 3 – 13 (18, 23, 26, 31) sts.

Rows 23-24: Rep Row 6.

Row 25: Rep Row 19 – 12 (17, 22, 25, 30) sts.

Rows 26-27: Rep Row 6.

Row 28: Rep Row 3 – 11 (16, 21, 24, 29) sts.

Rows 29-30: Rep Row 6.

Row 31: Rep Row 19 – 10 (15, 20, 23, 28) sts.

Rows 32-33: Rep Row 6.

Row 34: Rep Row 3 – 9 (14, 19, 22, 27) sts.

Rows 35-36: Rep Row 6.

Row 37: Rep Row 19 – 8 (13, 18, 21, 26) sts.

Size 34 Only

Rows 38-39: Ch 1, work even in sc, turn.

Sizes 38 (42, 46, 50) Only

Row 38: Rep Row 3 – 12 (17, 20, 25) sts.

Row 39: Rep Row 19 – 11 (16, 19, 24) sts.

Sizes 42 (46, 50) Only

Row 40: Rep Row 3 – 15 (18, 23) sts.

Row 41: Rep Row 19 – 14 (17, 22) sts.

Row 42: Rep Row 3 – 13 (16, 21) sts.

Row 43: Rep Row 3 – 12 (15, 20) sts.

Fasten off.

 

Join yarn at opposite edge and repeat for second side.

Fasten off.

Sleeve

Ribbing

With smaller hook, ch 25.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn – 24 sts.

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

Rep Row 2 until Ribbing meas 7½ (8, 8½, 9½, 10½)”, ending with WS row. Do not turn at end of last row.

Change to larger hook.

Body

Row 1: Ch 1, sc 38 (40, 42, 48, 52) sts evenly across – 38 (40, 42, 48, 52) sts.

Rows 2-5: Ch 1, work even in Stitch Pattern, turn.

Row 6: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, work in Stitch Pattern to last st, 2 sc in last st, turn – 40 (42, 44, 50, 54) sts.

Rows 7-56: Rep Rows 2-6, 10 times – 60 (62, 64, 70, 74) sts.

Rows 57-60: Ch 1, work even in Stitch Pattern, turn.

Shape Cap

Row 1: Sl st in first 4 (4, 4, 6, 6) sts, ch 1, work in st pat to last 4 (4, 4, 6, 6) sts, leave last 4 (4, 4, 6, 6) sts unworked, turn – 52 (54, 56, 58, 62) sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc2tog, work in Stitch Pattern to last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn – 50 (52, 54, 56, 60) sts.

Rows 3-4: Rep Row 2 –  48 (50, 52, 54, 58) sts.

Row 5: Ch 1, work even in Stitch Pattern, turn.

Row 6: Rep Row 2 – 46 (48, 50, 52, 56) sts.

Size 50 Only

Rows 7-26: Rep Rows 5-6 – 36 sts.

Row 27: Rep Row 2 – 34 sts.

Row 28: Rep Row 2 – 32 sts.

Row 29: Rep Row 2 – 30 sts.

Row 30: Rep Row 2 – 28 sts.

Sizes 34 (38, 42, 46) Only

Rows 7-30: Rep Rows 5-6 – 22 (24, 26, 28) sts.

All Sizes

Rows 31-32: Rep Row 2 – 18 (20, 22, 24, 24) sts.

Fasten off.

Finishing

Wet block all pieces.

Sew Front to Back at shoulder seams.

Collar

With smaller hook, join yarn with sl st at bottom left of placket.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc across 20 sts, sc2tog in last unworked st and side of right placket edge, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc backloop only (blo) in each st across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc blo in first 19 sts, sc2tog in last st and side of right placket edge.

Rep Rows 2-3 around right placket, right front neck edge, back, and left front neck edge until you reach the bottom of the slanted left neck edge. Place buttons on right placket evenly.

After working Row 2 repeat, work buttonholes opposite buttons as follows:

Row 1: Ch 1, sc blo in first 3 sts, ch 4, sk 4 sc, sc blo to last st, sc2tog in last st and side of placket, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc blo in first 12 sts, sc in next 4 ch, sc blo in next 3 sc, turn.

Continue edging until you reach bottom of left placket.  Fasten off.

Sew left placket over right placket, matching buttons and buttonholes. Sew first inch of open edge of left placket in place.

 

Sew sleeves and side seams.

Weave in ends. yarn ball

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Comments
  • millief fonda

    how can make this and other sweater when we can not ptint out the pattern

    Reply
  • Carolyn M.Totton

    I really want to know how to make this at some point. Not that good yet but practice makes perfect

    Reply

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