MARVEL 8PLY TASSEL SWEATER

Marvel 8Ply Tassel Sweater Project

Level: Intermediate

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

'4 Seasons' Marvel 8Ply 100g balls x 2 (2-3-3) balls 1st Colour (C1-dark grey) & 1 (1-2-2) x balls 2nd Colour (C2-light grey).

Tassels - small quantity of contrasting colours.

1 pair each 4mm knitting needles or size required to give correct tension.

2 stitch-holders

Scissors, yarn needle, tape measure

MEASUREMENTS

YEARS

6

8

10

12

To Fit Underarm

cm

65

70

75

80

Actual Size (approx)

cm

75

80

85

90

Length (approx)

cm

48

54

55

56

Sleeve Length (approx)

cm

32

36

40

44

TENSION

22 sts and 30 rows to 10cm over stocking st, using 4mm needles.

INSTRUCTIONS

BACK

Using 4mm needles and C1, cast on 85 (89-95-101) sts.

Work 6 rows stocking st.

Tie a coloured thread at each end of last row.

BEG PATT

Work 10 rows stocking st (beg with a knit row).

11th row (RS) - Purl.

12th row - Knit ... 2 ridges.

Last 12 rows form 1st patt.

Cont in 1st patt until work measures approx 20 (24-24-24) cm from coloured threads, ending with a 12th row.

BEG MOSS ST

1st row (RS) - K1, * P1, K1, rep from * to end.

Rep 1st row for moss st until work measures 28 (32-32-32) cm from coloured threads, working last row on WS.

Next row - Purl.

Next row - Knit ... 2 ridges. Break off C1.

BEG 1ST PATT

Using C2 for rem, Work 10 rows stocking st (beg wth a knit row).

SHAPE ARMHOLES

Next row - Cast off 5 (5-6-6) sts purlways, purl to end.

Next row - Cast off 5 (5-6-6) sts knitways, knit to end ... 75 (79-83-89) sts, 2 ridges.

Keeping 1st patt correct, dec one st at each end of next row, then in every foll alt row until 67 (71-73-77) sts rem. **

Cont in 1st patt without shaping until armholes measure 16 (18-19-20) cm, working last row on WS.

SHAPE SHOULDERS

Working in stocking st for rem, cast off 6 (6-6-7) sts at beg of next 4 rows, then 6 (7-7-6) sts at beg of foll 2 rows.

Leave rem 31 (33-35-37) sts on a stitch holder.

FRONT

Work as for Back to **.

Cont in 1st patt without shaping until armhole measures 9 (11-12-13) cm, working last row on WS.

SHAPE NECK

Next row - Patt 27 (28-28-29), turn.

*** Cont on these 27 (28-28-29) sts and dec

one st at neck edge in every row until 21 (22-22-23) sts rem, then in every foll alt row until 18 (19-19-20) sts rem.

Cont in patt without shaping until armhole measures same as Back to beg of shoulder shaping, ending with a same patt row on WS.

SHAPE SHOULDER

Working in stocking st, cast off 6 (6-6-7) sts at beg of next row and foll alt row.

Work 1 row. Cast off rem 6 (7-7-6) sts. ***

Slip next 13 (15-17-19) sts onto a stitch-holder and leave.

With RS facing, join C2 to rem sts and patt to end.

Rep from *** to ***, working 1 row more before shoulder shaping.

SLEEVES

Using 4mm needles and C1, cast on 39 (41-43-47) sts.

Work 6 rows stocking st.

Tie a coloured thread at each end of last row.

BEG 1ST PATT

Work 10 rows 1st patt as for Back.

Cont in 1st patt and working extra sts into patt, inc one st at each end of next row, then in every foll 8th (10th-10th-10th) row until there are 53 (55-59-65) sts.

Work 1 (1-3-5) row/s, thus ending with a 12th row.

BEG MOSS ST

Work in moss st as for Back and working extra sts into moss st, inc one st at each end of 7th (9th-7th-5th) row, then in every foll 8th (10th-10th-10th) row until there are 59 (61-63-69) sts.

Cont in moss st until moss st section measures approx 8cm, working last row on WS.

Next row - Purl.

Next row - Knit ... 2 ridges. Break off C1.

BEG 1ST PATT

Using C2 for rem, Work 10 rows stocking st (beg wth a knit row).

SHAPE TOP

Keeping 1st patt correct, cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows ... 53 (55-57-63) sts, 2 ridges.

Dec one st at each end of next row, then in every foll alt row until 29 (23-23-29) sts rem, then in every row until 11 (13-13-15) sts rem.

Cast off loosely.

NECKBAND

Using mattress st, join right shoulder seam. With RS facing, using 4mm needles and C2, knit up 16 sts evenly along left side of neck, knit across sts from front stitch-holder, knit up 16 sts evenly along right side of neck, then knit across sts from back stitch-holder ... 76 (80-84-88) sts.

Work 11 rows stocking st, beg with a purl row.

Cast off loosely.

FINISHING

DO NOT PRESS. Join left shoulder and neckband seam, reversing seam for half of rows on neckband. Allow these rows to roll to RS. Join side and sleeve seams, using a flat seam for stocking st rows at lower edge and cuff. Allow these rows to roll to RS. Sew in sleeves.

Fringing - Using extra contrast colours, attach tassels along Back, Front and Sleeves of Sweater as pictured or as desired, using 3 strands of yarn, each approx 10-12cm long for each tassel. Trim, if desired.

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