Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Rebecca Sweater: Part 2

A free crochet pattern


Welcome back to the Rebecca Sweater. If this is your first stop you should know that part one is found here. In Part 1 of the sweater we talked about how to swatch and take measurements for the sweater. Then we made the body of the sweater and divided the front and back panels for the arm holes.

In part 2 we are going to finish the sweater. We will seam the shoulders, and make the hood, sleeves and border edging.

For a reminder here are the schematics of the pattern:

Designer: Julia Schwartz
Yarn: Lion Brand A Touch of Alpaca
Hook: G/6 4.00mm
Notions: yarn needle
Size: make your own size, most examples used in the tutorial are for extra large
Gauge: 15 dc X 8 rows equals 4 X 4 inches
Stitches Used: ch, dc, foundation dc, lateral braid stitch (I made a tutorial for the stitch, just follow the link), sc
Special stitches:
  •  Lateral braid stitch: yarn over, insert your hook right under the v of the stitch you just finished stitching into, and around the post of the next stitch. so it looks like you are straddling both "v's",
    yarn over, pull hook back through the stitches, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through 2 loops 

Notes: The pattern is worked from the bottom up.

Copyright:
Julia Schwartz. Do not reproduce, copy, distribute, or sell this pattern without permission of the designer. This pattern must not be translated, reproduced, or circulated in another language without prior consent. If you have questions about this pattern please contact Julia.diligence@gmail.com.

And this is the example of the notes that you took:
body of sweater: 153 stitches and 34 rows 
arm holes divided for sweater: 16 rows.
front right panel: 35 stitches,
skip 7 stitches,
Back panel: 69 stitches,
skip 7 sts,
Front left panel: 35 stitches.


Seaming the shoulders:

In Part 1 we finished off separating the body of the sweater, now it is time to seam the shoulders together.

With front sides facing each other, fold the front sides in so that they are touching the back piece. See picture for reference. Sew together the top shoulder seams for half of the stitches on each side with a wip stitch. So if you had 35 sts you will wip stitch 17 sts.

when you are done it will look like this

Sweater Hood

Row 1: Starting with right side facing up, attach yarn at the right corner of your last row, ch 3, (counts as dc), 2 dc in the next dc {sk dc, 2 dc in next dc} repeat {to} t the last 3 sts, sk 1 dc, dc in each of the last 2 dc.  Note: 

Row 2(wrong side): Ch 3, turn, lateral braid st in each dc. 

For this next row, Things might not come out perfectly even and that's okay. You are shooting for 1/2 the stitches for the body of the sweater. So for me I had 153 sts, so for my hood I wanted to increase to 77 stitches. You might have to play around a little to get the stitches evenly spaced. 

Row 3: Ch 3,turn, {sk 1 st, 2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st} repeat 13 times(or to the last 3 sts), sk 1 st, 2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next 2 sts,  (77 sts)

Row 4: Repeat row 2 

Row 5: Ch 3, (counts as first dc here and throughout), turn, 2 dc in the next st, {sk dc, 2 dc in next dc} repeat to last 3 dc, sk 1 dc, dc in each of the last 2 dc. 

Row 6- 47: Repeat row 4 and 5. 

Row 48: Ch 1, turn, fold the row in half and working through both halves of the row, sl st in each of the stitches across for a total of 39 times.

Finish off.

You might want to add more rows or less it's totally up to you it's your sweater. You have the power to make it what you want. 


Sleeves (same on both sides)

This is probably the trickiest part of writing the pattern for me to make it fit for everyone. So bare with me. 
There are 3 man areas that you need to make decreases on the arms, Right at the arm pit, the elbow, and down to the cuff. 

Everybody's arms are different, so you may find that your deceases need to be in different rows, or maybe you don't need as many rows as me. At this point you can keep trying it on to see that it is correct. 

Row 1 (front side): Attach yarn in the 3rd (4th) stitch of the 5 (7) open sts from the last row of the sweater body, ch 1, sc in the same stitch, sc in the next 2 (3) sts, 2 sc in each post of each dc moving around the arm hole, sc in the next 2 (3) sts, sl st into the starting sc. 

Row 2(wrong side): Ch 3, turn, lateral braid st in each sc, add a lateral braid stitch to starting ch, for an extra st. (We are now needing an even number of stitches instead of an odd number)

Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in same sp, (sk 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st) repeat (to), {sk 1 st, 2 dc in the next st} repeat {to} to the last 5 sts, sk 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st, sk 2 sts, sl st into the starting st. 

Row 4: Repeat row 2 

Row 5: Ch 3, turn, dc in the same space, sk 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st, {sk 1 st, 2 dc in the next st} repeat {to} the last 3 sts, sk 2 sts, sl st into starting st. 

Row 6: Repeat row 2 

Row 7: Ch, 3, turn, dc in the same sp, {sk 1 st, 2 dc in the next st} repeat {to} last st, sk 1 st, sl st into starting st. 

Row 8: Ch 3, turn, lateral braid st in each dc.


Row 9: Ch, 3, turn, dc in the same sp, {sk 1 st, 2 dc in the next st} repeat {to} last st, sk 1 st, sl st into starting st. 

Row 10 - 20: Repeat rows 8 and 9

Row 21: Ch 3, turn, dc in the same space, sk 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st, {sk 1 st, 2 dc in the next st} repeat {to} the last 2 sts, sk 2 sts, sl st into starting st. 

Row 22- 23: Repeat rows 8 and 9 

Row 24: Repeat row 8 

Row 25: Ch 3, turn, dc in the same space, sk 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st, {sk 1 st, 2 dc in the next st} repeat {to} to the last 2 sts, sk 2 sts, sl st into starting st. 

Row 26: Repeat row 8

Row 27: Repeat row 25

Row 26- to your wrist: Continue repeating row 8 and 25. Decreasing to your wrist. 

Last 4 Rows: Ch 1, turn, sc in same st and sc in each st, sl st into first st.

Finish off. Repeat on the second sleeve.


Sweater Edging Band

Round 1: Attach yarn at right front corner (with the front side facing up), ch 1, (sc, ch1,  sc) in same st, 2 sc in each st post around the right front, hood and left front, (sc, ch 1, sc) in the corner st, 1 sc in each st of beginning row, sl st in beg. sc.

Round 2-5: Sc in each sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in each ch st.

Finish off. Weave in your ends.

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1 comment:

  1. A concise tutorial for a lovely sweater. Makes me feel like I could actually make one!

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