Cowl Neck Sweater patterns

Cowl Neck Sweater patterns

Cowl Neck Sweater patterns

Have fun knitting this sweater in yarn with six continually changing textures. This easy, comfortable style is perfect for relaxing and good times.
Required Supplies:

  • RED HEART® Boutique Changes®: 5 (6, 6, 7, 8, 10) balls 9403 Granite
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 5.5mm [US 9] straight needles, 5.5mm [US 9] 16” (40 cm) circular needle, 6mm [US 10] 16” (40 cm) circular needle
  • Stitch holders
  • stitch marker
  • yarn needle
Pattern Number: LW4237
Designed By: Julie Farmer
Project Type: Apparel
Gauge/Tension: GAUGE: 15 sts = 4” (10 cm); 20 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette st (knit on right side, purl on wrong side) with smaller needle. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.
Cowl Neck
Sweater
Have fun knitting this sweater
in yarn with six continually
changing textures. This easy,
comfortable style is perfect for
relaxing and good times.
Directions are for size Small. Changes for sizes Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, and 3X are in parentheses.
To Fit Bust: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52)” (81.5 (91.5, 101.5, 112, 122, 132) cm) Finished Bust: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 57)” (91.5 (101.5, 112, 122, 132, 145) cm) Finished Length: 22 (23½, 25½, 26½, 26½, 27)” (56 (59.5, 65, 67.5, 67.5, 68.5) cm) Special Stitches kfb (Knit into front and back) = Knit next st but do not remove from needle, knit into back loop of same st and remove from needle. ssk = Slip next 2 stitches, one at a time as if to knit, to right needle, insert point of left needle through front of sts, knit these sts together through back loop. Special Technique 3-Needle Bind-Off = Hold needles of stitches to be seamed parallel and with right sides together, with 3rd needle knit together first stitch from each needle, *knit together next stitch from each needle, pass first stitch over 2nd stitch and off right needle; repeat from * until all stitches have been knit from the 2 parallel needles and only one stitch remains on the right needle. Fasten off. Notes 1. Sweater is worked in 4 pieces: Back, front, and 2 sleeves. 2. Cowl neck is worked directly around neck edge after back, front, and sleeves are sewn together. 3. Back, front, and sleeves are worked, back and forth in rows, on straight needles. Cowl neck is worked in rounds on circular needles.
BACK With straight needles, cast on 68 (75, 82, 90, 98, 107). Work in Garter st (knit every row) until piece measures about 1½” (4 cm) from beginning. Work in Stockinette st (knit on right side, purl on wrong side) until piece measures about 14 (15, 16, 16, 16, 16)” (35.5 (38, 40.5, 40.5, 40.5, 40.5) cm) from beginning; end with a wrong side row. Shape Armholes Row 1 (right side): Bind off 5 (6, 6, 7, 9, 10) sts, knit to end of row—63 (69, 76, 83, 89, 97) sts. Row 2: Bind off 5 (6, 6, 7, 9, 10) sts, purl to end of row—58 (63, 70, 76, 80, 87) sts. Row 3 (decrease row – right side): K1, k2tog, knit to last 3 sts, ssk, k1—56 (61, 68, 74, 78, 85) sts. Row 4: Purl. Repeat last 2 rows 3 (4, 4, 5, 7, 9) more times—50 (53, 60, 64, 64, 67) sts. Work even in Stockinette st until armholes measure about 8 (8½, 9½, 10½, 10½, 11)” (20.5 (21.5, 24, 26.5, 26.5, 28) cm); end with a wrong side row. Shape Neck and Shoulders Row 1 (right side): K12 (14, 16, 17, 17, 18) for one shoulder, bind off next 26 (25, 28, 30, 30, 31) sts for back neck, k12 (14, 16, 17, 17, 18) for other shoulder. Place shoulder stitches on holders.
FRONT Work same as back until piece measures about 17 (18½, 20½, 20½, 20½, 21)” (43 (47, 52, 52, 52, 53.5) cm) from beginning; end with a wrong side row—50 (53, 60, 64, 64, 67) sts. Note: The armhole shaping should be complete. Divide for Neck Row 1 (right side): K21 (22, 25, 27, 27, 28) for one shoulder, join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off the next 8 (9, 10, 10, 10, 11) sts for front neck, k21 (22, 25, 27, 27, 28) for other shoulder. Work both shoulders at same time using separate balls of yarn. Row 2: Purl across first shoulder; on 2nd shoulder, bind off 2 sts, purl to end. Row 3: Knit across first shoulder; on 2nd shoulder, bind off 2 sts, knit to end—19 (20, 23, 25, 25, 26) sts for each shoulder. Rows 4 and 5: Repeat Rows 2 and 3—17 (18, 21, 23, 23, 24) sts for each shoulder. Row 6: Purl. Row 7 (right side): Knit to last 3 sts of first shoulder, k2tog, k1; on 2nd shoulder, k1, ssk, knit to end—16 (17, 20, 22, 22, 23) sts for each shoulder. Repeat last 2 rows 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5) more times—12 (13, 16, 17, 17, 18) sts for each shoulder. Work even in Stockinette st on both shoulders using separate balls of yarn until piece measures same as back. Place shoulder stitches on holders.
SLEEVES (make 2) With straight needles, cast on 30 (34, 40, 44, 44, 48) sts. Work in Garter st until piece measures about 1½” (4 cm) from beginning. Increase Row (right side): K1, kfb, knit to last 2 sts, kfb, k1—32 (36, 42, 46, 46, 50) sts. Work in Stockinette st for 3 rows. Repeat Increase Row—34 (38, 44, 48, 48, 52) sts. Repeat last 4 rows 3 (1, 2, 6, 6, 1) more time(s)—40 (40, 48, 60, 60, 54) sts. Work in Stockinette st for 5 rows. Repeat Increase Row—42 (42, 50, 62, 62, 56) sts. Repeat last 6 rows 9 (11, 11, 9, 9, 13) more times—60 (64, 72, 80, 80, 82) sts. Work even in Stockinette st until piece measures about 17 (17½, 18½, 19½, 19½, 20)” (43 (44.5, 47, 49.5, 49.5, 51) cm) from beginning; end with a wrong side row. Shape Cap Row 1 (right side): Bind off 5 (6, 6, 7, 9, 10) sts, knit to end of row—55 (58, 66, 73, 71, 72) sts. Row 2: Bind off 5 (6, 6, 7, 9, 10) sts, purl to end of row—50 (52, 60, 66, 62, 62) sts. Row 3 (decrease row): K1, k2tog, knit to last 3 sts, ssk, k1—48 (50, 58, 64, 60, 60) sts. Row 4: Purl. Repeat last 2 rows 3 (4, 4, 5, 7, 9) more times—42 (42, 50, 54, 46, 42) sts. Sizes S (M, L, 1X, 2X) Only: Next Row (decrease row – right side): K1, k2tog, knit to last 3 sts, ssk, k1—40 (40, 48, 52, 44) sts.
Sizes S (M, L, 1X) Only: Next Row (decrease row – wrong side): P1, p2tog through back loops, purl to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1—38 (38, 46, 50) sts. Rep last 2 rows until 32 (30, 42, 44) sts remain. Sizes S (1X, 2X) Only: Purl 1 row. All Sizes: Next Row (decrease row – right side): K1, k2tog, knit to last 3 sts, ssk, k1—30 (28, 40, 42, 42, 40) sts. Next Row: Purl. Rep last 2 rows 6 (5, 8, 8, 8, 7) more times—18 (18, 24, 26, 26, 26) sts. Next Rowx: Bind off 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3) sts, knit to end of row—16 (16, 21, 23, 23, 23) sts. Next Row: Bind off 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3) sts, purl to end of row—14 (14, 18, 20, 20, 20) sts. Repeat last 2 rows once more—10 (10, 12, 14, 14, 14) sts. Bind off.
FINISHING Join shoulders with 3-Needle Bind-Off. Sew in sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams. Cowl Neck With right side facing and smaller circular needle, pick up and k74 (74, 78, 86, 86, 90) sts evenly spaced around neck edge. Place a marker for beginning of round and prepare to work in rounds. Round 1: Knit. Round 2: Purl. Repeat last 2 rounds until cowl measures about 1” (2.5 cm).
Change to larger circular needle and continue to repeat Rounds 1 and 2 until cowl measures about 12” (30.5 cm). Bind off loosely. Weave in ends. ABBREVIATIONS k = knit; k2tog = knit next 2 sts together; p = purl; p2tog = purl next 2 sts together; st(s) = stitch(es); * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.
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