BEETLE KNIT PATTERN

Beetle Knit Pattern Project

LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

 

MEASUREMENTS

SIZE

S

M

L

XL

Fit Bust

cm

75-85

85-90

95-100

105-110

Actual Size (approx at underarm)

cm

100

110

120

130

Length (excluding fringe)

cm

72

73

74

75

 

TENSION

16 sts x 24 rows to 10cm over patt, using 5.50mm needles.

INSTRUCTIONS

BACK

Using 5.50mm needles, cast on 82 (90-98-104) sts.

Knit in garter st (1st row is WS), until work measures 3cm from beg, working last row on WS.

BEG PATT

1st row (RS) - K3 (5-7-9), (yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) twice, yfwd, sl 1, K2tog, psso, yfwd, (K2tog, yfwd) twice, K1 , rep from to twice more, K5 (9-13-15), rep from to 3 times, K2 (4-6-8).

2nd and every foll alt row - Knit.

3rd row - K3 (5-7-9), K1, (yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) twice, K1, (K2tog, yfwd) twice, K2 , rep from to twice more, K5 (9-13-15), rep from to 3 times, K2 (4-6-8).

5th row - As 1st row.

7th row - As 3rd row.

9th row - As 1st row.

11th row - K2 (4-6-8), K2tog, yfwd, (K2tog, yfwd) twice, K1, (yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) twice, yfwd, sl 1, K2tog, psso, yfwd , rep from to once more, (K2tog, yfwd) twice, K1, (yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) 3 times, K4 (8-12-14), K2tog, yfwd, rep from to twice, (K2tog, yfwd) twice, K1, (yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) 3 times, K2 (4-6-8).

13th row - K3 (5-7-9), (K2tog, yfwd) twice, K3, (yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) twice, K1 , rep from to twice more, K5 (9-13-15), rep from to 3 times, K2 (4-6-8).

15th row - As 11th row.

17th row - As 13th row.

19th row - As 11th row.

20th row - Knit.

Rows 1 to 20 incl form patt.

Cont in patt until work measures 51cm from beg, working last row on WS.

SHAPE ARMHOLES

Note - Care must be taken when shaping in this pattern stitch, do not work a K2tog, sl 1, K1, psso, sl 1, K2tog, psso, unles you have sufficients sts to work the corresponding yfwd's or vice versa, instead work these sts in garter st.

Keeping patt correct, cast off 6 sts at beg of next 2 rows ... 70 (78-86-92) sts.

Next row (RS) - K2 (4-6-8), K2tog, patt to last 4 (6-8-10) sts, K2tog, K2 (4-6-8) ... 68 (76-84-90) sts.

Next row - K2 (4-6-8), K2tog, knit to last 4 (6-8-10) sts, K2tog, K2 (4-6-8) ... 66 (74-82-88) sts.

Rep last 2 rows until 58 (66-74-80) sts rem.

Keeping patt correct, cont without shaping until armholes measure 21 (22-23-24) cm, working last row on WS.

SHAPE SHOULDERS

Cast off 9 (10-12-13) sts at beg of next 2 rows, then 8 (10-12-13) sts at beg of foll 2 rows.

Cast off rem 24 (26-26-28) sts.

LEFT FRONT

Using 5.50mm needles, cast on 41 (45-49-52) sts.

Knit in garter st (1st row is WS), until work measures 3cm from beg, working last row on WS.

BEG PATT

1st row (RS) - K3 (5-7-9), (yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) twice, yfwd, sl 1, K2tog, psso, yfwd, (K2tog, yfwd) twice, K1 , rep from to twice more, K2 (4-6-8).

2nd and every foll alt row - Knit.

3rd row - K3 (5-7-9), K1, (yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) twice, K1, (K2tog, yfwd) twice, K2 , rep from to twice more, K2 (4-6-8).

5th row- As 1st row.

7th row - As 3rd row.

9th row - As 1st row.

11th row - K2 (4-6-8), K2tog, yfwd, (K2tog, yfwd) twice, K1, (yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) twice, yfwd, sl 1, K2tog, psso, yfwd , rep from to once more, (K2tog, yfwd) twice, K1, (yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) 3 times, K2 (4-6-8).

13th row - K3 (5-7-9), (K2tog, yfwd) twice, K3, (yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) twice, K1 , rep from to twice more, K2 (4-6-8).

15th row- As 11th row.

17th row - As 13th row.

19th row - As 11th row.

20th row - Knit.

Rows 1 to 20 incl form patt.

Cont in patt until work measures 51cm from beg, working last row on WS.

SHAPE ARMHOLE

Keeping patt correct, cast off 6 sts at beg of next row ... 35 (39-43-46) sts.

Work 1 row patt.

Next row (RS) - K2 (4-6-8), K2tog, patt to end ... 34 (38-42-45) sts.

Next row - Knit to last 4 (6-8-10) sts, K2tog, K2 (4-6-8) ... 33 (37-41-44) sts.

Rep last 2 rows until 29 (33-37-40) sts rem.

Keeping patt correct, cont without shaping until armholes measure 21 (22-23-24) cm, working last row on WS.

SHAPE SHOULDER & NECKBAND

Cast off 9 (10-12-13) sts at beg of next row.

Work 1 row.

Cast off 8 (10-12-13) sts, patt to end ... 12 (13-13-14) sts.

Cont in garter st on last 12 (13-13-14) sts for neckband until work fits (slightly stretched) evenly across first half of back neck, working last row on WS.

Cast off loosely.

RIGHT FRONT

Work as for Left Front to .

Work 1 row patt.

SHAPE ARMHOLE

Keeping patt correct, cast off 6 sts at beg of next row ... 35 (39-43-46) sts.

Next row (RS) - Patt to last 4 (6-8-10) sts, K2tog, K2 (4-6-8) ... 34 (38-42-45) sts.

Next row - K2 (4-6-8), K2tog, knit to end ... 33 (37-41-44) sts.

Rep last 2 rows until 29 (33-37-40) sts rem.

Keeping patt correct, cont without shaping until armholes measure 21 (22-23-24) cm, working last row on WS.

Work 1 row patt.

SHAPE SHOULDER & NECKBAND

Cast off 9 (10-12-13) sts at beg of next row.

Work 1 row.

Cast off 8 (10-12-13) sts, knit to end ... 12 (13-13-14) sts.

Cont in garter st on last 12 (13-13-14) sts for neckband until work fits (slightly stretched) evenly across rem half of back neck, working last row on WS.

Cast off loosely.

FINISHING

DO NOT PRESS. Using mattress st, join side seams. Using a flat seam, join cast off edges of neckbands tog. Sew neckband in position to back neck, placing seam to centre. Wind yarn around a piece of cardboard 20cm long and cut along one edge. Using crochet hook and 3 strands of yarn fringe evenly along lower edges. Trim to desired length.

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