Deep Seas Sweater

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Source:  http://handmadebymother.blogspot.com/2009/09/happy-talk-like-pirate-day.html

DEEP SEAS

You Need: Columbia Minerva

NANTUK OMBRE 4-PLY

(3 1/2 oz pull skeins): 6 (7-7-8)

Needles: One pair each “Boye” Sizes 6 & 8

Gauge: 9 sts to 2’’; 6 rows to 1’’

Back: With Size 6 needles cast on 90 (94-100-104). K1 & P1 in ribbing for 5’’. Change to Size 8 needles and start pat:

Row 1 – Right Size: K2 (4-1-3), * P2, K4, repeat from * across, end P2, K2 (4-1-3)

Row 2: P2 (4-1-3), * K2, P4, repeat from * across, end K2, P2 (4-1-3). Repeat these two rows for pat, working to 18’’, or desired length to underarm.

Armholes: Bind off 6 at beg of next 2 rows. Dec 1 each side every other row 6 times. Work on the 66 (70-76-80) sts to 9 (9 1/2-9 1/2-10)’’ above underarm.

Shoulders: Bind off 5 (6-7-8) at beg of next 2 rows then 8 at beg of next 4 rows. Sl rem’ing 24 (26-30-32) sts to a holder for neck.

Front: Same as back to 3 (3 1/2-3 1/2-4)’’ above underarm, end on right side.

Neck: Work 25 (26-27-28) and sl them to a holder, work center 16 (18-22-24) and sl them to 2nd holder for neck, work to end. Dec 1 at neck on next row then every other row 3 times more. Work on the 21 (22-23-24) sts to match back armhole.

Shoulder: Bind off 5 (6-7-8) at armhole once then 8 at same edge twice. Starting at opposite neck edge, work other side.

Sleeves: With Size 6 needles, cast on 48 (52-52-56). K1 & P1 in ribbing for 5’’, inc’ing 24 across last row. Change to Size 8 needles and work in pat as for back on the 72 (76-76-80) sts to about 19’’ from start.

Sleeve Cap: Bind off 6 at beg of next 2 rows. Dec 1 each side every row 6 (8-8-10) times then every other row until 24 rem. Bind off 2 at beg of next 4 rows. Bind off. Sew sleeves in place then sew side and sleeve seams.

Neckband: Sew left shoulder seam. On right side, starting at open shoulder, wide Size 6 needles, pick up and K 96 (100-108-112) around neck, including holders. K1 & P1 in ribbing for 10 rows. K next row for turn then K1 & P1 in ribbing for 10 more rows. Bind off in ribbing. Seam shoulder and neckband. Fold in half and sew to inside.

Belt Tabs: Cast on 18: K1 & P1 for 3’’. Bind off. Sew 2 to back and 2 to front.

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