Instructions

Gauge: When working in St st on size 7 straight needles, 18 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches.

  • RT: Leaving the first st on left needle in place, k second st on left needle without removing it from needle; then k the first st and sl both sts off together.
  • LT: Leaving the first st on left needle in place, k in back of second st on left needle without removing it from needle; then k the first st and sl both sts off together.
  • Ribbing: Row 1: K 1, * k 2, p 2; rep from * across row to last st, k 1.
  • Remaining rows: K 1, * k the k sts and p the p sts; rep from * across row to last st, k 1.

Cranberry Pattern:

  1. Row 1 (WS): P across row.
  2. Row 2: K across row.
  3. Row 3: P 1, * k 2, p 2; rep from * across row to last 3 sts, k 2, p 1.
  4. Row 4: * K 1, p 1, RT, LT, p 1, k 1; rep from * across row.
  5. Row 5: * P 1, k 1, p 1, k 2, p 1, k 1, p 1; rep from * across row.
  6. Row 6: * K 1, RT, p 2, LT, k 1; rep from * across row.
  7. Row 7: P 2, * k 4, p 4; rep from * across row to last 6 sts, k 4, p 2.
  8. Row 8: K across row.
  9. Row 9: P 1, * k 2, p 2; rep from * across row to last 3 sts, k 2, p 1.
  10. Row 10: * LT, p 1, k 2, p 1, RT; rep from * across row.
  11. Row 11: * K 1, p 1, k 1, p 2, k 1, p 1, k 1; rep from * across row.
  12. Row 12: * P 1, LT, k 2, RT, p 1; rep from * across row.
  13. Row 13: K 2, * p 4, k 4; rep from * to last 6 sts, p 4, k 2.
  14. Row 14: K across row.

Emerald Pattern:

  1. Row 1 (RS): K across row.
  2. Row 2: P across row.
  3. Row 3: K 4, * p 1, k 7; rep from * across row to last 5 sts, p 1, k 4.
  4. Row 4: P 3, * k 1, p 1, k 1, p 5; rep from * across row, ending last rep with p 3.
  5. Row 5: K 2, * p 1, k 3; rep from * across row, ending last rep with k 2.
  6. Row 6: P 1, * k 1, p 5, k 1, p 1; rep from * across row.
  7. Row 7: * P 1, k 7; rep from * across row.
  8. Row 8: P 1, * k 1, p 5, k 1, p 1; rep from * across row.
  9. Row 9: K 2, * p 1, k 3; rep from * across row, ending last rep with k 2.
  10. Row 10: P 3, * k 1, p 1, k 1, p 5; rep from * across row, ending last rep with p 3.
  11. Row 11: K 4, * p 1, k 7; rep from * across row to last 5 sts, p 1, k 4.
  12. Row 12: P across row.

DIRECTIONS

  • FRONT AND BACK (make 1 each): Using white and smaller needles, cast on 82(90,98,106) sts. Work in ribbing for 2(2-1/2,2-1/2,3) inches from the beg, inc 8 sts evenly across last WS row: count 90(98,106,114) sts.
  • Change to larger needles.
  • FB-Rows 1-3: K across each row. Fasten off at end of Row 3.
  • FB-Rows 4-17: With cranberry, k 1, work Rows 1-14 of Cranberry Pattern, k 1. Fasten off at end of Row 17.
  • FB-Rows 18-20: With white, p across each row. Fasten off at end of Row 20.
  • FB-Rows 21-32: With emerald, inc 1 st at beg of Row 1 and dec 1 st at end of Row 12; k 1, work Rows 1-12 of Emerald Pattern, k 1. Fasten off at end of Row 32.
  • FB-Rows 33-35: With white, k across each row. Fasten off at end of Row 35.
  • FB-Rows 36-49: With cranberry, k 1, work Rows 1-14 of Cranberry Pattern, k 1. Fasten off at end of Row 49.
  • FB-Rows 50-52: With white, p across each row. Fasten off at end of Row 52.
  • FB-Rows 53-64: With emerald, inc 1 st at beg of Row 1 and dec 1 st at end of Row 12; k 1, work Rows 1-12 of Emerald Pattern, k 1. Fasten off at end of Row 64.
  • FB-Rows 65-67: With white, k across each row. Fasten off at end of Row 67.
  • FB-Rows 68-81: With cranberry, k 1, work Rows 1-14 of Cranberry Pattern, k 1. Bind off 7(8,8,9) sts at beg of Row 81. Fasten off at end of Row 81.
  • Armhole shaping: Dec 1 at each end of every fourth row 14(12,12,12) times, then dec at each end of every second row 4(7,9,10) times.
  • FB-Row 82: With white, bind off 7(8,8,9) sts, p across rem sts:
  • FB-Rows 83-84: P across each row. Fasten off at end of Row 84.
  • FB-Rows 85-87: With emerald, k across each row. Fasten off at end of Row 87.
  • FB-Rows 88-90: With white, p across each row. Fasten off at end of Row 90.
  • FB-Rows 91-93: With cranberry, k across each row. Fasten off at end of Row 93.
  • FB-Rows 94-96: With white, p across each row. Fasten off at end of Row 96.
  • FB-Rows 97-99: With emerald, k across each row. Fasten off at end of Row 99.
  • FB-Rows 100-102: With white, p across each row. Fasten off at end of Row 102.
  • FB-Rows 103-105: With cranberry, k across each row. Fasten off at end of Row 105.
  • FB-Rows 106-108: With white, p across each row. Fasten off at end of Row 108.
  • FB-Rows 109-111: With emerald, k across each row. Fasten off at end of Row 111.
  • FB-Rows 112-114: With white, p across each row. Fasten off at end of Row 114.
  • FB-Rows 115-117: With cranberry, k across each row. Fasten off at end of Row 117.
  • FB-Rows 118-120: With white, p across each row. Fasten off at end of Row 120.
  • FB-Rows 121-123: With emerald, k across each row. Fasten off at end of Row 123.
  • FB-Rows 124-126: With white, p across row. Fasten off at end of Row 126.
  • FB-Rows 127-129: With cranberry, k across each row. Fasten off at end of Row 129.
  • FB-Rows 130-132: With white, p across each row. Fasten off at end of Row 132.
  • FB-Rows 133-134: With emerald, k across each row.
  • Front only (neck shaping): Small: K 5, place next 35 sts on stitch holder. Turn.
  • Medium: K 7, place next 37 sts on stitch holder. Turn.
  • Large: K 1, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 5, place next 40 sts on stitch holder. Turn.
  • Extra Large: K 1, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 5, place next 44 sts on stitch holder. Turn.
  • Next 4(5,5,6) rows, dec 1 st at neck edge every row while continuing to work in established color repeat and pattern.
  • Continue to work neck edge straight and dec armhole edge as before until 64(64,68,70) armhole rows are completed, p2tog on last row. Fasten off yarn.
  • Keep 30(30,32,36) sts on stitch holder. Attach matching yarn to other side and work outside 5(7,8,8) sts the same in established color repeat and pattern, reversing shaping.
  • Back only: Continue working in established color repeat and pattern, dec at armhole edge as before until 64(64, 68,70) armhole rows are completed. Place rem 40(44,48,52) sts on stitch holder.

 

SLEEVE (make 2): Using white and smaller needles, cast on 38(42,42,46) sts. Work in ribbing for 2(2-1/2,2-1/2,3) inches, ending on a WS row.

  • Change to larger needles.
  • Small: Inc 1 at each end of the third row and then every following fifth row until there are 72 sts on the needle.
  • Medium: Inc 1 at each end of the first and third rows and then every following fifth row until there are 80 sts on the needle.
  • Large and Extra Large: Inc 1 at each end of the fifth row and every following fourth row until there are 86(90) sts on the needle.
  • S-Rows 1-3: K across each row. Fasten off at end of S-Row 3.
  • S-Row 4: With cranberry, p 0(3,1,3), work Row 1 of Cranberry Pattern across row to last 0(3,1,3) sts, p 0(3,1,3).
  • S-Row 5: K 0(3,2,4), work Row 2 of Cranberry Pattern across row to last 0(3,2,4) sts, k 0(3,2,4).
  • S-Row 6: P 0(3,2,4), work Row 3 of Cranberry Pattern across row to last 0(3,2,4) sts, p 0(3,2,4).
  • S-Row 7: K 0(3,2,4), work Row 4 of Cranberry Pattern across row to last 0(3,2,4) sts, k 0(3,2,4).
  • S-Row 8: P 1(4,2,2), work Row 5 of Cranberry Pattern across row to last 1(4,2,2) sts, p 1(4,2,4).
  • S-Row 9: K 1(4,3,5), work Row 6 of Cranberry Pattern across row to last 1(4,3,5) sts, k 1(4,3,5).
  • S-Row 10: P 1(4,3,5), work Row 7 of Cranberry Pattern across row to last 1(4,3,5) sts, p 1(4,3,5).
  • S-Row 11: K 1(4,3,5), work Row 8 of Cranberry Pattern across row to last 1(4,3,5) sts, k 1(4,3,5).
  • S-Row 12: P 1(4,3,5), work Row 9 of Cranberry Pattern across row to last 1(4,3,5) sts, p 1(4,3,5).
  • S-Row 13: K 2(5,4,6), work Row 10 of Cranberry Pattern across row to last 2(5,4,6) sts, k 2(5,4,6).
  • S-Row 14: P 2(5,4,6), work Row 11 of Cranberry Pattern across row to last 2(5,4,6) sts, p 2(5,4,6).
  • S-Row 15: K 2(5,4,6), work Row 12 of Cranberry Pattern across row to last 2(5,4,6) sts, k 2(5,4,6).
  • S-Row 16: P 2(5,4,6), work Row 13 of Cranberry Pattern across row to last 2(5,4,6) sts, p 2(5,4,6).
  • S-Row 17: K 2(5,5,7), work Row 14 of Cranberry Pattern across row to last 2(5,5,7) sts, k 2(5,5,7). Fasten off.
  • S-Rows 18-20: With white, p across each row. Fasten off at end of S-Row 20.
  • S-Row 21: With emerald, work Row 1 of Emerald Pattern across row.
  • S-Row 22: Work Row 2 of Emerald Pattern across row.
  • S-Row 23: K 4(3,2,4), work Row 3 of Emerald Pattern across row to last 3(2,1,3) sts, k 3(2,1,3).
  • S-Row 24: P 4(3,2,4), work Row 4 of Emerald Pattern across row to last 3(2,1,3) sts, p 3(2,1,3).
  • S-Row 25: K 4(3,3,1), work Row 5 of Emerald Pattern across row to last 3(2,2,0) sts, k 3(2,2,0).
  • S-Row 26: P 4(3,3,1), work Row 6 of Emerald Pattern across row to last 3(2,2,0) sts, p 3(2,2,0).
  • S-Row 27: K 4(3,3,1), work Row 7 of Emerald Pattern across row to last 3(2,2,0) sts, k 3(2,2,0).
  • S-Row 28: P 4(3,3,1), work Row 8 of Emerald Pattern across row to last 3(2,2,0) sts, p 3(2,2,0).
  • S-Row 29: K 1(4,4,2), work Row 9 of Emerald Pattern across row to last 0(3,3,1) sts, k 0(3,3,1).
  • S-Row 30: P 1(4,4,2), work Row 10 of Emerald Pattern across row to last 0(3,3,1) sts, p 0(3,3,1).
  • S-Row 31: K 1(4,4,2), work Row 11 of Emerald Pattern across row to last 0(3,3,1) sts, k 0(3,3,1).
  • S-Row 32: P 1(4,4,2), work Row 12 of Emerald Pattern across row to last 0(3,3,1) sts, p 0(3,3,1). Fasten off.
  • S-Rows 33-35: With white, k across each row. Fasten off at end of S-Row 35.
  • S-Row 36: With cranberry, p 2(1,1,3), work Row 1 of Cranberry Pattern across row to last 2(1,1,3) sts, p 2(1,1,3).
  • S-Row 37: K 2(1,2,0), work Row 2 of Cranberry Pattern across row to last 2(1,2,0) sts, k 2(1,2,0).
  • S-Row 38: P 3(2,2,0), work Row 3 of Cranberry Pattern across row to last 3(2,2,0) sts, p 3(2,2,0).
  • S-Row 39: K 3(2,2,0), work Row 4 of Cranberry Pattern across row to last 3(2,2,0) sts, k 3(2,2,0).
  • S-Row 40: P 3(2,2,0), work Row 5 of Cranberry Pattern across row to last 3(2,2,0) sts, p 3(2,2,0).
  • S-Row 41: K 3(2,3,1), work Row 6 of Cranberry Pattern across row to last 3(2,3,1) sts, k 3(2,3,1).
  • S-Row 42: P 3(2,3,1), work Row 7 of Cranberry Pattern across row to last 3(2,3,1) sts, p 3(2,3,1).
  • S-Row 43: K 0(3,3,1), work Row 8 of Cranberry Pattern across row to last 0(3,3,1) sts, k 0(3,3,1).
  • S-Row 44: P 0(3,3,1), work Row 9 of Cranberry Pattern across row to last 0(3,3,1) sts, p 0(3,3,1).
  • S-Row 45: K 0(3,0,2), work Row 10 of Cranberry Pattern across row to last 0(3,0,2) sts, k 0(3,0,2).
  • S-Row 46: P 0(3,0,2), work Row 11 of Cranberry Pattern across row to last 0(3,0,2) sts, p 0(3,0,2).
  • S-Row 47: K 0(3,0,2), work Row 12 of Cranberry Pattern across row to last 0(3,0,2) sts, k 0(3,0,2).
  • S-Row 48: P 1(0,0,2), work Row 13 of Cranberry Pattern across row to last 1(0,0,2) sts, p 1(0,0,2).
  • S-Row 49: K 1(0,0,2), work Row 14 of Cranberry Pattern across row to last 1(0,0,2) sts, k 1(0,0,2). Fasten off.
  • S-Rows 50-52: With white, p across row. Fasten off at end of S-Row 52.
  • S-Row 53: With emerald, work Row 1 of Emerald Pattern across row.
  • S-Row 54: Work Row 2 of Emerald Pattern across row.
  • S-Row 55: K 2(1,2,4), work Row 3 of Emerald Pattern across row to last 1(0,1,3) sts, k 1(0,1,3).
  • S-Row 56: P 2(1,2,4), work Row 4 of Emerald Pattern across row to last 1(0,1,3) sts, p 1(0,1,3).
  • S-Row 57: K 2(1,3,1), work Row 5 of Emerald Pattern across row to last 1(0,2,0), sts, k 1(0,2,0).
  • S-Row 58: P 3(2,3,1), work Row 6 of Emerald Pattern across row to last 2(1,2,0) sts, p 2(1,2,0).
  • S-Row 59: K 3(2,3,1), work Row 7 of Emerald Pattern across row to last 2(1,2,0) sts, k 2(1,2,0).
  • S-Row 60: P 3(2,3,1), work Row 8 of Emerald Pattern across row to last 2(1,2,0) sts, p 2(1,2,0).
  • S-Row 61: K 3(2,4,2), work Row 9 of Emerald Pattern across row to last 2(1,3,1) sts, k 2(1,3,1).
  • S-Row 62: P 3(2,4,2), work Row 10 of Emerald Pattern across row to last 2(1,3,1) sts, p 2(1,3,1).
  • S-Row 63: K 4(3,4,2), work Row 11 of Emerald Pattern across row to last 3(2,3,1) sts, k 3(2,3,1).
  • S-Row 64: P 4(3,4,2), work Row 12 of Emerald Pattern across row to last 3(2,3,1) sts, p 3(2,3,1). Fasten off.
  • S-Rows 65-67: With white, k across each row. Fasten off at end of S-Row 67.
  • S-Row 68: With cranberry, p 1(0,1,3), work Row 1 of Cranberry Pattern across row to last 1(0,1,3) sts, p 1(0,1,3).
  • S-Row 69: K 1(0,2,0), work Row 2 of Cranberry Pattern across row to last 1(0,2,0) sts, k 1(0,2,0).
  • S-Row 70: P 1(0,2,0), work Row 3 of Cranberry Pattern across row to last 1(0,2,0) sts, p 1(0,2,0).
  • S-Row 71: K 1(0,2,0), work Row 4 of Cranberry Pattern across row to last 1(0,2,0) sts, k 1(0,2,0).
  • S-Row 72: P 1(0,2,0), work Row 5 of Cranberry Pattern across row to last 1(0,2,0) sts, p 1(0,2,0).
  • S-Row 73: K 2(1,3,1), work Row 6 of Cranberry Pattern across row to last 2(1,3,1) sts, k 2(1,3,1).
  • S-Row 74: P 2(1,3,1), work Row 7 of Cranberry Pattern across row to last 2(1,3,1) sts, p 2(1,3,1).
  • S-Row 75: K 2(1,3,1), work Row 8 of Cranberry Pattern across row to last 2(1,3,1) sts, k 2(1,3,1).
  • S-Row 76: P 2(1,3,1), work Row 9 of Cranberry Pattern across row to last 2(1,3,1) sts, p 2(1,3,1).
  • S-Row 77: K 2(1,0,2), work Row 10 of Cranberry Pattern across row to last 2(1,0,2) sts, k 2(1,0,2).
  • S-Row 78: P 3(2,0,2), work Row 11 of Cranberry Pattern across row to last 3(2,0,2) sts, p 3(2,0,2).
  • S-Row 79: K 3(2,0,2), work Row 12 of Cranberry Pattern across row to last 3(2,0,2) sts, k 3(2,0,2).
  • S-Row 80: P 3(2,0,2), work Row 13 of Cranberry Pattern across row to last 3(2,0,2) sts, p 3(2,0,2).
  • S-Row 81: K 3(2,1,3), work Row 14 of Cranberry Pattern across row to last 3(2,1,3) sts, k 3(2,1,3). Fasten off.
  • S-Rows 82-84: With white, p across each row. Fasten off at end of S-Row 84.
  • S-Rows 85-87: With emerald, k across each row. Fasten off at end of S-Row 87.
  • S-Rows 88-90: With white, p across each row. Fasten off at end of S-Row 90.
  • S-Rows 91-92: With cranberry, k across each row.
  • S-Row 93: Bind off 7(8,8,9) sts at beg of row, k across row. Fasten off.
  • S-Row 94: With white, bind off 7(8,8,9) sts at beg of row, p across rem sts in row.
  • Remaining armhole rows: Small: Dec 1 at each end of every fourth row 3 times, then dec 1 at each end of every RS row 24 times, while continuing to work in established color repeat and pattern and dec at armhole edge as before. Work 2tog. Fasten off.
  • Medium: Dec 1 st at each end of every RS row 32 times. Fasten off.
  • Large: Dec 1 st at each end of every RS row 33 times, work 2 rows in pattern, p2tog. Fasten off.
  • Extra Large: Dec 1 st at each end of every RS row 35 times, p2tog. Fasten off.
  • Use tapestry needle to weave in all loose ends.

Neck rib: With tapestry needle and white yarn, sew sleeves to sweater with right sides facing, matching strips from the neck down. In same way, sew side seams and sleeve seams.

  • With white and circular needle, pick up and k sts from stitch holders and 15(17,16,16) sts along each neck edge: count 100(108,112,120) sts.
  • N-Row 1: * K 2, p 2; rep from * around.
  • N-Rows 2-7: Rep N-Row 1.
  • Bind off in pattern.
  • Weave in loose ends with tapestry needle.

Finished size: Directions are for Adult size Small with a finished chest measurement of 38. Changes for Medium with a finished chest measurement of 42 inches, Large with a finished chest measurement of 46 inches and Extra Large with a finished chest measurement of 50 inches are in parentheses.

Knitting Abbreviations

  • dec decrease
  • inc increase
  • k knit
  • p purl
  • psso pass slipped st over
  • rem remaining
  • beg beginning
  • lp(s) loop(s)
  • rep repeat
  • rnd(s) round(s)
  • RS right side
  • sl slip
  • st(s) stitch(es)
  • tog together
  • WS wrong side
  • yo yarn over
  • * or [ ] Instructions after * or ­between brackets are ­repeated a ­given number of times.
  • ( ) Instructions in ­parentheses are all worked in one stitch or space as ­indicated.

Knit Christmas Sweater Pattern from Susan Robicheau of Bridgetown, Nova Scotia