CARON PANTONE FAIR ISLE KNIT TURTLE NECK

Caron Pantone Fair Isle Knit Turtle Neck Project

LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

  • 'Caron x Pantone' 100g braids:Version 1 or Version 2 - Main Colour (MC) Mushroom Greige (01002) 7 (8-9-10-11-13), Contrast Morning Blues (01016) 2 (2-3-3-3-4)
  • Size 5.5mm and 6mm circular knitting needles 80cm long.
  • Set of 4 double pointed knitting needles size 5.5mm & 6mm needles, or size needed for correct tension.
  • Stitch marker.
  • Stitch holders.
  • Spare needle.

INSTRUCTIONS

VERSION 1 COLOUR SEQUENCE

MC - 16-0906, A - 19-4340, B - 17-5034, C - 19-4809, E - 19-4024

VERSION 2 COLOUR SEQUENCE

MC - 16-0906, A - 19-4024, B - 19-4026, C - 17-5034, D - 14-4809, E - 19-4340

ABBREVIATIONS

Beg = Begin(ning), Cont = Continue(ity), Inc = Increase(ing), K = Knit, K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together, P = Purl, Rem = Remaining, Rep = Repeat, Rnd(s) = Round(s), St(s) = Stitch(es), Tog = Together, WS = Wrong side

TENSION

15 sts and 20 rows to 10 cm over stocking st using 6mm needles.

MEASUREMENTS

Size

XS-S

M

L

XL

2-3XL

4-5XL

To Fit Bust

cm

71-86.5

91.5-96.5

101.5-106.5

112-117

122-137

142-157.5

Finished Bust

cm

92.5

101.5

112.5

124.5

144.5

165

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger size(s) the instructions will be written thus ( ). When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes.

Notes - Before working with Caron� x Pantone� multishade yarn braid, separate each color link and wind into 5 separate balls for each braid.

Each color link will be referenced by its Pantone� color # (see label)

Designate each different shade of the 5 separate yarn balls as Contrast A, B, C, D and E as noted in Materials section (or as desired).

Due to finite amount of yarn in each shade, pattern tension must be matched to ensure successful results When working from charts, carry yarn not in use loosely across WS of work but never over more than 5 sts. When it must pass over more than 5 sts, weave it over and under color not in use. The colors are never twisted around one another.

BODY

Note - Body is worked in 1 piece to armholes.

With MC and 5.5mm circular needle, cast on 136 (148-164- 180-212-244) sts.

Join in rnd and place marker on first st.

1st round - K2. P2. Rep from around. Rep this rnd of (K2. P2) ribbing until work from beg measures 7.5 cm, inc 0 (2-2-0-2-0) sts evenly across last rnd. 136 (150- 166-180-214-244) sts.

Change to larger circular needle and knit in rnds until work from beg measures 38 (38-40.5-40.5-43-43) cm.

Next round - K8 (8-10-10-12-12). Slip these 8 (8-10-10-12-12) sts onto st holder (armhole). K68 (75-83-90-107-122). Slip last 8 (8-10-10-12-12) sts onto st holder (armhole). K60 (67-73- 80-95-110).

Leave Body sts on a spare needle.

SLEEVES

With MC and set of four 5.5mm double-pointed needles, cast on 40 sts.

Join in rnd and divide sts evenly onto 3 needles placing a marker on first st. Proceed in (K2. P2) ribbing as given for Body for 5 cm, inc 2 sts evenly around last rnd. 42 sts. Change to larger set of needles. Knit 1 rnd. Work Chart I in fair isle (knit every rnd) to end of chart, reading chart from right to left and working 8-st rep 5 times. Note inc at each end of 5th and 13th rnds of chart. 46 sts. Break all contrast colors.

Cont with MC only and inc 1 st at beg and end of every following 10th (6th-6th-4th-4th-4th) rnd to 48 (50-54-56-60-60) sts, then every following 12th (8th-8th6th-6th-6th) rnd to 50 (52-56- 60-64-64) sts. Cont even until work from beg measures 45.5 (45.5-45.5-44.5- 44.5-42) cm.

Next round - K4 (4-5-5-6-6). Slip these 4 (4-5-5-6-6) sts and last 4 (4-5-5-6-6) sts onto a safety pin for armhole. K42 (44-46-50-52- 52). Break yarn leaving an end 30.5 cm long for grafting at underarm. Leave sts on a spare needle.

YOKE

With MC, K42 (44-46-50-52-52) of Sleeve. K60 (67-73-80-95-110) of Body. Rep from once more. 204 (222-238-260-294-324) sts. K42 (44-46-50-56-56). Mark last st as end of rnd.

Next round - K49 (109-27-24-19- 21). K2tog. Rep from to last 0 (0- 6-0-0-2) sts.

K0 (0-6-0-0-2). 200 (220-230-250-280-310) sts. Work Chart II (II-II-III-III-III) in fair isle (knit every rnd) to end of chart, reading chart from right to left and working 10-st rep 20 (22-23-25-28-31) times. 80 (88- 92-100-112-124) sts. Break all contrast colors. Cont with MC only.

Next round - K11 (7-7-6-4-4). K2tog. Rep from to last 2 (7-2- 4-4-4) sts. K2 (7-2-4-4-4). 74 (79- 82-88-94-104) sts. Knit 1 rnd.

Next round - K35 (9-6-5-3-3). K2tog. Rep from to last 0 (2-2- 4-4-4) sts. K0 (2-2-4-4-4). 72 (72- 72-76-76-84) sts. Knit 1 rnd. Change to set of 4 smaller needles and work 20.5 cm in (K2. P2) ribbing. Cast off in rib. Graft underarm seams.

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