Julia Roberts' Stripe Knit Sweater

Julia Roberts' SweaterThis is a sweater pattern—from L'Atelier, a knit shop in Santa Monica, Calif.—that Julia knitted. The pattern (as well as how-to-pointers and an abbreviations glossary) can also be found on the Internet at www.learntoknit.com.

MATERIALS
Primo by Tahki-Stacy Charles Inc., 1oz/50g balls, each approx 76yd/70m (wool)

  • 5(6,6,7) balls in #254 red (MC)
  • 2 balls each in #253 orange (A), #118 dark blue (B) and #3 turquoise (C)
  • 1 ball each in #255 medium blue (D), #120 fuchsia (E), #7 purple (F), # 126 black (G) and # 201 off-white (H)
  • One pair size 10 ½ (6.5mm) knitting needles

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 36(40,44,48)"/91.4 (101.6,111.8,121.9)cm.
Length: 21 ½(22,22½, 23)"/54.6 (55.9,57.2,58.4)cm.
Upper arm: 13 (14,15,16)"/33 (35.6,38.1,40.6)cm.

GAUGE
16 sts and 20 rows to 4"/10 cm over St st using size 10 ½ (6.5mm) needles.
Take time to check gauge.

STRIPE PATTERN
9 rows B, 2 rows E, 2 rows C, 1 row H, 3 rows C, 1 row H, 3 rows MC, 2 rows G, 2 rows A, 1 row D, 1 row H, 5 rows F, 5 rows C, 2 rows A, 2 rows E, 1 row H, 3 rows E, 3 rows D, 14 rows A( 62 rows total).

BACK

Armhole shaping: Bind off 4 (4,4,5) sts at beg of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st each side on next row, then every other row 2 (3,3,4) times more-58(64, 70, 76) sts. Work even until armhole measures 8 (8,9,9 ½)"/20.3 (20.3,22.9,24.1) cm.
Shoulder shaping: Bind off 7(9,10,11) sts at beg of next 2 rows, 8 (9,10,11) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 28 (28,30,32)sts.
Collar: Dec 1 st each side every other row 2 (2,2,3) times. Work even on rem 24(24,26,26) sts until collar measure 4"/10 cm. Bind off all sts loosely.

FRONT

Work same as back.

SLEEVES

With B, cast on 34 (36,36,38) sts. Work in St st and 62 rows stripe patt, then continue with MC only to end of piece, at the same time, work 4"/10 cm even, then inc 1 st each side every 6th row 7(10,6,4) time, every 8th (0,4th,4th) row 2 (0,6,9) times. Work even on 52(56, 60, 64) sts until piece measures 17 ½ (18,18,18)"/44.5(45.7,45.7,45.7) cm from beg, end with a WS row.
Cap shaping: Bind off 4(4,5,5) sts at beg of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st each side on next row, then every other row 8(9,11,12) times more. Bind off 5 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Bind off rem 16(18,16,18) sts.

FINISHING

Block pieces. Sew shoulder and collar seams. Set in sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams.

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