Michigan Mesh Sweater

Made in an airy mesh pattern, this loose and comfortable sweater is your best friend in bright and breezy days by the lake. Look effortlessly flawless in this must-have design for warmer weather.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: S (M, L, XL, 2XL) Finished Bust Size 42 (46, 48, 53, 56)”

8” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size S

Gauge: 19 sts and 9 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Mesh pattern

Materials

Light weight yarnYarn: Stylecraft Special DK (100% Acrylic; 322 yards [295 meters]/100 grams): 1027 Khaki (3 (4, 4, 4, 5) balls)

Hook: US size 7 (4.5 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

The garment is worked flat in 4 pieces (body back, body front, sleeves).

Ch 3 at beginning of row counts as first dc unless otherwise stated.

Pattern

Back

Ch 101 (113, 117, 129, 137).

Row 1: Dc in 5th ch from hook, *ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts; rep from * across, turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in next st, *ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts; rep from * across, turn.

Rows 3 – 55 (57, 59, 61, 63): As Row 2

Row 56 (58, 60, 62, 64): Ch 3, dc in next st, *ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts; rep from * 7 (8, 8, 9, 10) times, ch 3, **sk next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, ch 2; rep from ** 5 (6, 7, 8, 8) times, sk next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, ch 3, sk next 2 sts, ***dc in next 2 sts, ch 2, sk next 2 sts; rep from *** to last 2 sts, 2 dc, turn.

Row 57 (59, 61, 63, 65): Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, *2 sc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * 7 (8, 8, 9, 10) times, 3 sc in next ch-3 sp, **sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next ch-2 sp; rep from ** 5 (6, 7, 8, 8) times, sc in next 2 sts, 3 sc in next ch-3 sp, ***sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next ch-2 sp; rep from *** to last 2 sts, 2 sc.

Fasten off.

Front

Work as Back until Row 40 (42, 42, 44, 46).

Shape Front Neck

Work separately the Left Side first and then new yarn is joined to continue the rest of the row for the Right Side.

Left Side

Size S (-, -, -, -) only

Row 41: Ch 3, dc in next st, *ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts; rep from * 10 times, ch 1, sk next 2 sts, 2 dc on next st, turn.

Size – (M, -, -, -) only

Row 43: Ch 3, dc in next st, *ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc next 2 sts; rep from * 11 times, ch 1, sk next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, turn.

Size – (-, L, XL, XXL) only

Row – (-, 43, 45, 47): Ch 3, dc in next st, *ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts; rep from * – (-, 12, 13, 14) times, sk next 2 sts, dc next st, turn

Row – (-, 44, 46, 48): Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, *ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts; rep from * across, turn.

Row – (-, 45, 47, 49): Ch 3, dc in next st, *ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts; rep from * until last 4 sts, ch 1, sk next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, turn.

All Sizes

Row 42 (44, 46, 48, 50): Ch 3, dc in next st, sk next st, dc in next 2 sts, *ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts; rep from * across, turn.

Row 43 (45, 47, 49, 51): Ch 3, dc in next st, *ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts; rep from * until last 6 sts, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc2tog on next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, turn.

Row 44 (46, 48, 50, 52): Ch 3, dc in next st, ch 2, sk next 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts, *ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts; rep from * across, turn.

Row 45 (47, 49, 51, 53): Ch 3, dc in next st, *ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts; rep from * until last 4 sts, ch 1, sk next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, turn.

Rows 46 (48, 50, 52, 54) – 53 (55, 57, 59, 61): Rep last 4 rows twice.

Rows 54 (56, 58, 60, 62) – 56 (58, 60, 62, 64): Rep first 3 rows of the last 4 rows once.

Row 57 (59, 61, 63, 65): Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, *2 sc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * across.

Fasten off.

Right Side

Size S (-, -, -, -) only

Row 41 (-, -, -, -): Join new yarn in next st, ch 3, dc in same st, ch 1, sk next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, *ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, rep from * across, turn.

Size – (M, -, -, -) only

Row – (43, -, -, -): Sk 2 sts, join new yarn in next st, ch 3, dc in next st, ch 1, sk next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, *ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, rep from * across, turn.

Sizes – (-, L, XL, XXL) only

Row – (-, 43, 45, 47): Sk 0 (5, 5) sts, join new yarn in next st, ch 3, sk next 2 sts, dc in  next 2 sts, *ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in  next 2 sts, rep from * across, turn.

Row – (-, 44, 46, 48): Ch 3, dc in next st, *ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in  next 2 sts, rep from * 11 (12, 13) times, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc on next st, dc2tog on next 2 sts, turn.

Row – (-, 45, 47, 49): Ch 3, dc in next st, ch 1, sk next 2 sts, dc in  next 2 sts, *ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in  next 2 sts, rep from * across, turn.

All sizes

Row 42 (44, 46, 48, 50): Ch 3, dc in next st, *ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in  next 2 sts; rep from * until last 3 sts, sk next st, dc in  next 2 sts, turn.

Row 43 (45, 47, 49, 51): Ch 3, dc in next st, dc2tog on next 2 sts, *ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in  next 2 sts; rep from * across, turn.

Row 44 (46, 48, 50, 52): Ch 3, dc in next st, *ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in  next 2 sts; rep from * until last 5 sts, ch 2, sk next 3 sts, dc in  next 2 sts, turn.

Row 45 (47, 49, 51, 53): Ch 3, dc in next st, ch 1, sk next 2 sts, dc in  next 2 sts, *ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in  next 2 sts; rep from across, turn.

Rows 46 (48, 50, 52, 54) – 53 (55, 57, 59, 61): Rep the last 4 rows twice.

Rows 54 (56, 58, 60, 62) – 56 (58, 60, 62, 64): Rep the first 3 rows of the last 4 rows once.

Row 57 (59, 61, 63, 65): Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, *2 sc in next 2ch-sp, sc in  next 2 sts; rep from * across.

Fasten off.

Sleeves (make 2)

Ch 65 (69, 73, 77, 81).

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, *ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in  next 2 sts; rep from * across, turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in next st, *ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in  next 2 sts; rep from * across, turn.

Rep last row until piece meas 3 (3, 2.75, 2.75, 2.75)”, then work decrease rows.

Decrease Rows

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in next st, ch 1, sk next 2 sts, *dc in  next 2 sts, ch 2, sk next 2 sts; rep from * until last 6 sts, dc in  next 2 sts, ch 1, sk next 2 sts, dc in  next 2 sts, turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in next st, sk next st, *dc in  next 2 sts, ch 2, sk next 2 sts; rep from * until last 5 sts, dc in  next 2 sts, sk next st, dc in  next 2 sts, turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in next st, dc2tog in next 2 sts, *ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in  next 2 sts; rep from * until last 6 sts, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc2tog in next 2 sts, dc in  next 2 sts, turn.

Row 4: Ch 3, dc in next st, ch 2, sk next 3 sts, *dc in  next 2 sts, ch 2, sk next 2 sts; rep from * until last 3 sts, sk next st, dc in  next 2 sts, turn.

Rep Decrease Rows 1-4 twice every 3 (3, 3, 2.75, 2.75)”.

Cont working even without decreasing until piece meas 17.75 (17.75, 17.25, 17, 16)”.

Fasten off.

Finishing

Block to dimension given in schematic.

Join shoulder seams at both sides. Pin centre of sleeve heads to shoulder seams and stitch in place.

Join back and front along the side starting at 10” from the underarm, and cont with sleeve along underarm to cuff. Rep for the other side.

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