Ballet Neck Jumper

Knitted on the Bond.
Jumper Finished
This was knitted with Richard Poppletons Rimini.
The only change I made to the pattern was to do the ribbing as 2×1 instead of 1×1.

KNITWARE  SWEATER  DESIGN

Flat (Bottom-Up) Regular length Straight Pullover with Ribbing
Set-in Classic shoulder with Full length Moderate Taper sleeves with Ribbing
Ballet front neck and Shallow back neck with Single Band collar

Pattern File Name: Blue and White Jumper
Size: Standard Woman 36

YARN DESCRIPTION:
  Richard Poppleton Rimini

GAUGE DATA:
   Gauge (Stocking stitch over 4 in = 10 cm): 15.0 sts by 24.0 rows.
      Body knit by Bond/ISM/USM using KP3
      Ribbing knit by Bond/ISM/USM using KP3

FINISHED DIMENSIONS: (ins): … with Moderate fit.
             Chest:  38.4                   Armhole:  16.2  Top Neck Opening:   9.3
                                                Hem Width:   8.1    Front Neck Width:   5.9
                                               Sleeve Top:  13.1    Front Neck Depth:   3.0
         Hem Width:  38.4     Sleeve Bottom:   8.1     Back Neck Width:   7.9
        Back Width:  14.1     Sleeve Length:  16.8     Back Neck Depth:   0.5
       Body Length:  23.0         Hem Length:   2.0            Collar Length:   1.0
        Hem Length:   2.5

Note:  Read ALL these instructions thoroughly BEFORE starting to knit.  There may be sections where there are two shapings to work at the same time (such as necklines or waist shaping).  The pattern may call for more needles than you have on your machine. 

NOTE:  At most, 74 needles are required to make the body of this garment; but the collar/hood needs 84 needles.

BACK:
1.  Cast on 74 sts in MY, using KP3 and closed edge method.  Work in 1×1 rib for 18 rows.  COR.
2.  Change to KP3 and Stocking stitch, RC000.  Work 72 rows.  COR. 
3.  Armhole shaping.  Cast off 4 sts at beginning of next 2 rows.    COR.  Dec 1 st at each end of every alternate row for 12 rows.  Total 86 rows with 54 sts remaining.  Continue until 120 rows total, with 54 sts remaining. 
4.  Shape neck.  COR.  Thread center 30 sts to WY.  12 sts each side. 
5.  Right neck.  LH needles in HP.  Dec 1 st at neck edge every row twice, until 10 sts remain.    Total 122 rows. 
6.  Shoulder shaping.  Cast off remaining sts at armhole edge of next row.  Total 123 or 124 rows. 
7.  Left neck.  COL.  Work as for right neck, reversing shapings. 

FRONT:
1-2  Follow steps 1 and 2 as for back.  COR.
3.  Armhole.    Dec for armhole at both ends, as for back.  Continue until 106 rows total, with 54 sts remaining.
4.  Shape neck.  COR.  Thread center 22 sts to WY.  16 sts each side. 
5.  Right neck.  LH needles in HP.  Dec 1 st at neck edge every row 6 times, until 10 sts remain.    Then work 10 row(s) even.  Total 122 rows. 
6.  Shoulder shaping.  Cast off as for back.
7.  Left neck.  COL.  Work as for right neck,  reversing shapings.

SLEEVES:
1.  Cast on 32 sts in MY, using KP3 and closed edge method.  Work in 1×1 rib for 14 rows.  COR.
2.  Change to KP3 and Stocking stitch, RC000. 
3.  Inc 1 st at each end of every 8th row 8 times, then every 9th row twice to 52 sts (82 rows total).
4.  Work even to total 90 rows.  COR. 
5.  Shape cap.  Cast off 4 sts at beg of next two rows (44 sts rem).  Dec 1 st at each end of every 2nd row 4 times, then dec 1 st at each end of every 3rd row 6 times, then dec 1 st at each end of every 2nd row 4 times.  Total 126 rows.  COR.  Cast off remaining 16 sts loosely. 

LEFT SHOULDER SEAM:
1.  Sew front to back along left shoulder seam. 

BALLET FRONT NECK SINGLE BAND COLLAR:
1.  Bring out 84 needles to HP.  With wrong side of work facing, rehang 2 sts from right back neck edge, 30 sts from back neck holder, 2 sts from left back neck edge, 14 sts from left front neck edge, 22 sts from front neck holder and 14 sts from right front neck edge.  Hang weights.  Push needles to FWP, latches open.  Use KP3 with COR. 
2.  Work 8 rows.  Convert to 1×1 rib.  Cast off loosely. 

FINISHING:
1.  Sew sleeve top to armhole, easing to fit.  Sew side and sleeve seams.  Sew any remaining seams. 
2.  Darn/weave/sew in all loose ends.

AMOUNT OF YARN REQUIRED TO MAKE GARMENT:
   29.0 Grams makes 40.0 stitches by 60.0 rows. 
   Amount needed: 
                   309.9 for body and sleeves
                     43.0 for ribbing and/or hems
                       8.1 for collar/hood
                    361.0  Grams TOTAL

NOTES:

Pattern designed by: Susan
with KNITWARE DESIGN  (Version 2.50.2) from Morningdew Consulting Services Ltd
    ph: (250)652-4097  fax: (250)652-5285  web: http://www.knitware.ca  email: info@knitware.ca

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