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May 2019

Cricket (or Tennis) Pullover

CricketPullover.jpg

Anyone for cricket?

I made this as a slipover for a long, lean, and lanky chap; it is based on the pattern given but I adapted it to use some Guernsey yarn instead of DK (by knitting a bigger size and making it much longer to fit the chap - seemed like the body was never-ending!).
The instructions are for a full sweater pattern as well as the slipover.

Instructions.

The sweater is worked in a good range of sizes, intended to cover kids and men, but could also fit women, making suitable length adjustments in body and sleeve. Instructions for the larger sizes are shown in brackets.
Because of the layout for the different sizes, I recommend printing out the instructions and underlining the size you have chosen to work in every section that applies to that size (and maybe crossing through the other inapplicable sections).
There are options for versions with and without sleeves (and with and without team colours, of course).

Sweater Back

With No 10 (3¼mm) needles and main shade, cast on 77, 83, 89, 95, 99, 105, 111, 117, 121, 127 stitches.

**
1st row (right side facing)
: k1 * p1, k1; repeat from * to end.
2nd row: p1 * k1, p1; repeat from * to last stitch, p1.

If not including contrast colours, Repeat 1st and 2nd rows 10 times then the 1st row again, and continue below with 24th (increase) row.

If including contrast colours, repeat 1st and 2nd rows once.
Join in second colour and repeat 1st and 2nd rows once.
Break off contrast, and continuing in main shade, repeat 1st and 2nd rows 5 times.
Join in contrast once again and repeat 1st and 2nd rows once.
Break off contrast, and continuing in main shade, repeat 1st and 2nd rows twice, then the 1st row once.
**
Continue with main shade for the remainder of the Back.
24th (increase) row: p3 (4, 7, 8, 6, 5, 6, 9, 7, 8); * increase once in the next stitch purlwise, p1; repeat from * to the last 2 (3, 6, 7, 5, 4, 5, 8, 6, 7) stitches: p2 (3, 6, 7, 5, 4, 5, 8, 6, 7).
[113 (121, 127, 135, 143, 153, 161, 167, 175, 183) sts].

Change to No 8 (4mm) needles and proceed as follows:-

For three smallest sizes only (28, 30 and 32 inch chest):

***
1st row: k0 (4, 7); p2, * slip the next 4 stitches on to a cable needle and hold at the back of the work, k5 stitches, then k4 stitches from cable needle (this will now termed C9B); p2, k7, p2; slip the next 5 stitches on to a cable needle and hold at the front of the work, k4 stitches, then k5 stitches from cable needle (this will now termed C9F); p2, k7, p2; repeat from * to last 31 (35, 38) stitches, C9B, p2, k7, p2, C9F, p2, k0 (4, 7).
2nd row: p0 (4, 7); k2, p9, k2, p7, k2, p9; * k2, p7, k2, p9; repeat from * to last 2 (6, 9) stitches, k2, p0 (4, 7).
3rd row: k0 (4, 7); p2, * k9, p2, k7, p2; repeat from * to last 31 (35, 38) stitches, k9, p2, k7, p2, k9, p2, k0 (4, 7).
4th row: p0 (4, 7); k2, p9, k2, p7, k2, p9, * k2, p7, k2, p9, repeat from * to last 2 (6, 9) stitches, k2, p0 (4, 7).
Repeat 3rd and 4th rows 4 times.
***

For the medium-small sizes only (34, and 36 inch chest):

***
1st row: k- (-, -, 2, 6); * p2, k7, p2, slip the next 4 stitches on to a cable needle and hold at the back of the work, k5 stitches, then k4 stitches from cable needle (this will now termed C9B); p2, k7, p2; slip the next 5 stitches on to a cable needle and hold at the front of the work, k4 stitches, then k5 stitches from cable needle (this will now termed C9F); repeat from * to last - (-, -, 13, 17) stitches, C9B, p2, k7, p2, p2, k- (-, -, 2, 6).
2nd row: p- (-, -, 2, 6); k2, p7, k2; * p9, k2, p7, k2; repeat from * to last - (-, -, 2, 6) stitches, p- (-, -, 2, 6).
3rd row: k- (-, -, 2, 6); * p2, k7, p2, k9; repeat from * to last - (-, -, 13, 17) stitches, p2, k7, p2, k- (-, -, 2, 6).
4th row: p- (-, -, 2, 6); k2, p7, k2; *p9, k2, p7, k2; repeat from * to last - (-, -, 2, 6) stitches, p- (-, -, 2, 6).
Repeat 3rd and 4th rows 4 times.
***

For the three medium-large sizes only (38, 40 and 42 inch chest):

***
1st row: k- (-, -, -, -, 0, 4, 7), p2; * slip the next 5 stitches on to a cable needle and hold at the front of the work, k4 stitches, then k5 stitches from cable needle (this will now termed C9F); p2, k7, p2; slip the next 4 stitches on to a cable needle and hold at the back of the work, k5 stitches, then k4 stitches from cable needle (this will now termed C9B); p2, k7, p2; repeat from * to last - (-, -, -, -, 31, 35, 38) stitches, C9F, p2, k7, p2, C9B, p2, k- (-, -, -, -, 0, 4, 7).
2nd row: p- (-, -, -, -, 0, 4, 7); k2, p9, k2, p7, k2, p9, * k2, p7, k2, p9; repeat from * to last - (-, -, -, -, 2, 6, 9) stitches, k2, p- (-, -, -, -, 0, 4, 7).
3rd row: k- (-, -, -, -, 0, 4, 7); p2, * k9, p2, k7, p2; repeat from * to last - (-, -, -, -, 31, 35, 38) stitches, k9, p2, k7, p2, k9, p2, k- (-, -, -, -, 0, 4, 7).
4th row: p- (-, -, -, -, 0, 4, 7); k2, p9, k2, p7, k2, p9, * k2, p7, k2, p9, repeat from * to last - (-, -, -, -, 2, 6, 9) stitches, k2, p- (-, -, -, -, 0, 4, 7).
Repeat 3rd and 4th rows 4 times.
***

For two largest sizes only (44 and 46 inch chest):

***
1st row: k- (-, -, -, -, -, -, -, 2, 6); * p2, k7, p2, slip the next 5 stitches on to a cable needle and hold at the front of the work, k4 stitches, then k5 stitches from cable needle (this will now termed C9F); p2, k7, p2; slip the next 4 stitches on to a cable needle and hold at the back of the work, k5 stitches, then k4 stitches from cable needle (this will now termed C9B); repeat from * to last - (-, -, -, -, -, -, -, 13, 17) stitches, p2, k7, p2, k- (-, -, -, -, -, -, -, 2, 6).
2nd row: p- (-, -, -, -, -, -, -, 2, 6), k2, p7, k2; * p9, k2, p7, k2; repeat from * to last - (-, -, -, -, -, -, -, 2, 6) stitches, p- (-, -, -, -, -, -, -, 2, 6).
3rd row: k- (-, -, -, -, -, -, -, 2, 6); * p2, k7,p2, k9; repeat from * to last - (-, -, -, -, -, -, -, 13, 17) stitches, p2, k7, p2, k- (-, -, -, -, -, -, -, 2, 6).
4th row: p- (-, -, -, -, -, -, -, 2, 6); k2, p7, k2; * p9, k2, p7, k2; repeat from * to last - (-, -, -, -, -, -, -, 2, 6) stitches, p- (-, -, -, -, -, -, -, 2, 6).
Repeat 3rd and 4th rows 4 times.
***

FOR ALL 10 sizes

Under each separate section for the size you are working, the instructions embedded between *** to *** forms the pattern.

Keeping continuity of pattern (throughout) continue until work measures 11½ (13, 14, 13½, 15½, 15½, 15½, 15½, 15, 16) inches from the beginning, ending on a wrong side row.

Shape armholes:
Cast off 7 stitches in pattern at the beginning of the next 2 rows.
[99 (107, 113, 121, 129, 139, 147, 153, 161, 169) sts].

****
Work 9 (11, 13, 15, 10, 13, 17, 18, 22, 24) rows, decreasing 1 stitch at each end of every row.
[81 (85, 87, 91, 109, 113, 113, 117, 117, 121) sts].

Continue without shaping until armhole measures 7½ (8, 8, , 10½, 10½, 10½, 10½, 11, 11) inches, ending on the wrong side.

Shape shoulders:
Cast off 12 (12, 12, 13, 18, 17, 17, 18, 18, 18) stitches in pattern at the beginning of the next 2 rows.
Cast off 12 (12, 13, 14, 18, 18, 18, 19, 19, 19) stitches in pattern at the beginning of the next 2 rows.

Cast off remaining 33 (37, 37, 37, 37, 43, 43, 43, 43, 47) stitches in pattern.

Sweater Front

Work exactly as given for back until **** is reached in the armhole shaping section.

Divide for neck:
Next row: k2tog, pattern 45 (49, 52, 56, 60, 65, 69, 72, 76, 80) stitches, k2tog; turn.

Working on these 47 (51, 54, 58, 62, 67, 71, 74, 78, 82) stitches only, proceed as follows:

Next row: pattern to last 2 stitches, p2tog.
[46 (50, 53, 57, 61, 66, 70, 73, 77, 81) sts]

Work 7 (9, 11, 13, 5, 11, 15, 16, 13, 21) rows, decreasing once at the armhole edge on every row, and at the same time decreasing at the neck edge on the next and every alternate row.
[35 (36, 36, 37, 53, 49, 47, 49, 57, 49) sts]

For one medium and the two largest sizes only (36, 44 and 46 inch chest):

Work - (-, -, -, 3, -, -, -, 7, 1) rows, decreasing once at the armhole edge in every row, at the same time decreasing once at the neck edge on the - (-, -, -, 0, -, -, -, 4th, 0) row.
[- (-, -, -, 50, -, -, -, 49, 48) sts]

For the smallest and other large sizes only (28, 30, 32, 34, 38, 40, 42 inch chest):

Work 12 (14, 12, 6, -, 6, 2, 1, -, -) rows, decreasing once at the neck edge only on every following 2nd (2nd, 2nd, 2nd, -, 2nd, 2nd, 1st, -, -) row.
[29 (29, 30, 34, -, 46, 46, 48, -, -) sts]

FOR ALL 10 sizes

Work 20 (20, 20, 28, 53, 44, 44, 44, 45, 43) rows, decreasing once at the neck edge only on the 4th (4th, 4th, 4th, 1st, 4th, 4th, 4th, 1st, 3rd), and every following 4th row.
[24 (24, 25, 27, 36, 35, 35, 37, 37, 37) sts]

Continue without shaping until armhole measures same as Back to "Shape Shoulders" section, ending on wrong side row.

Shape shoulders:
Next row: cast off 12 (12, 12, 13, 18, 17, 17, 18, 18, 18) stitches in pattern and then pattern to end of row.
Next row: pattern to end of row.
Cast off remaining 12 (12, 13, 14, 18, 18, 18, 19, 19, 19) stitches in pattern.

Work the other half of the front to match the first as follows:

With right side facing, slip the first stitch of the the remaining stitches on to a safety pin (this is the centre stitch).
Rejoin the yarn to the remaining 49 (53, 56, 60, 64, 69, 73, 76, 80, 84) stitches and proceed as follows:-

Next row: k2tog, pattern to last 2 stitches, k2tog.
[47 (51, 54, 58, 62, 67, 71, 74, 78, 82) sts]
Next row: p2tog, pattern to end
[46 (50, 53, 57, 61, 66, 70, 73, 77, 81) sts]

Work 7 (9, 11, 13, 5, 11, 15, 16, 13, 21) rows, decreasing once at the neck edge on the next and every alternate row, and at the same time decreasing once at the armhole edge on every row.
[35 (36, 36, 37, 53, 49, 47, 49, 57, 49) sts]

For one medium and the two largest sizes only (36, 44 and 46 inch chest):

Work - (-, -, -, 3, -, -, -, 7, 1) rows, decreasing once at the neck edge on the - (-, -, -, 0, -, -, -, 4th, 0) row, at the same time decreasing once at the armhole edge on every row.
[- (-, -, -, 50, -, -, -, 49, 48) sts]

For the smallest and other large sizes only (28, 30, 32, 34, 38, 40, 42 inch chest):

Work 12 (14, 12, 6, -, 6, 2, 1, -, -) rows, decreasing once at the neck edge only on every following 2nd (2nd, 2nd, 2nd, -, 2nd, 2nd, 1st, -, -) row.
[29 (29, 30, 34, -, 46, 46, 48, -, -) sts]

FOR ALL 10 sizes

Work 20 (20, 20, 28, 53, 44, 44, 44, 45, 43) rows, decreasing once at the neck edge only on the 4th (4th, 4th, 4th, 1st, 4th, 4th, 4th, 1st, 3rd), and every following 4th row.
[24 (24, 25, 27, 36, 35, 35, 37, 37, 37) sts]

Continue without shaping until armhole measures same as Back to "Shape Shoulders" section ending on right side.

Shape shoulders:
Next row: cast off 12 (12, 12, 13, 18, 17, 17, 18, 18, 18) stitches in pattern and then pattern to end of row.
Next row: pattern to end of row.
Cast off remaining 12 (12, 13, 14, 18, 18, 18, 19, 19, 19) stitches in pattern.

Sweater Sleeves (both alike)

With No 10 needles and main shade, cast on 43 (43, 45, 45, 55, 55, 59, 59, 59, 61) stitches.

Work from ** to ** as given for Back.

24th (increase) row: p6 (6, 8, 8, 11, 11, 11, 11, 11, 13); * increase once in the next stitch purlwise; repeat from * to the last 7 (7, 9, 9, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 14) stitches: p7 (7, 9, 9, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 14).
[73 (73, 73, 73, 87, 87, 95, 95, 95, 95) sts].

Change to No 8 (4mm) needles and using main shade throughout proceed in pattern as give for 1st (1st, 1st, 1st, 3rd, 3rd, 9th, 9th, 9th, 9th) size of Back and at the same time, increasing once at each end of the 1st (1st, 1st, 1st, 3rd, 3rd, 9th, 9th, 9th, 9th) and every following 1st (1st, 1st, 1st, 3rd, 3rd, 9th, 9th, 9th, 9th) row until there are 87 (81, 89, 81, 117, 117, 107, 107, 125, 125) stitches, working the increased stitches into the pattern.

For all sizes EXCEPT the smallest only (30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46 inch chest):

Increase once at each end of the following - (6th, 6th, 6th, 4th, 4th, 6th, 6th, 4th, 4th) row, until there are 87 (95, 95, 101, 129, 129, 129, 129, 137, 137) stitches, working the increased stitches into the pattern.

FOR ALL 10 sizes

Continue without shaping until sleeve measures 14½ (15½, 16½, 17, 20, 20, 20, 20, 20, 20) inches, ending on the wrong side.

Shape Sleeve Top
Work 18 (26, 26, 24, 26, 26, 28, 28, 28, 28) rows, casting off 1 stitch at the beginning of every row.
[69 (69, 69, 77, 103, 103, 101, 101, 109, 109) sts].

Work 20 (20, 20, 24, 36, 36, 32, 32, 36, 36) rows, casting off 2 stitches at the beginning of every row.
[29 (29, 29, 29, 31, 31, 37, 37, 37, 37) sts].

Cast off loosely in pattern.

Sweater Neckband

Join right shoulder seams.
With right side facing, using No 10 (3¼mm) needles and main shade, and commencing at the top of the left front neck, pick up and knit 45 (49, 49, 51, 63, 63, 63, 63, 65, 65) stitches evenly down the left side of the the front neck, knit the centre stitch you left on a safety pin, pick up and knit 45 (49, 49, 51, 63, 63, 63, 63, 65, 65) stitches evenly up the right side of the the front neck, and 32 (36, 36, 36, 36, 42, 42, 42, 42, 46) stitches evenly across the cast-off stitches of the back neck.
[123 (135, 135, 139, 163, 169, 169, 169, 173, 177) sts].

If you are including a contrast then proceed as follows, otherwise follow the same instructions using only the main shade.

1st row: Using main shade * p1, k1, repeat from * to last stitch pl.
2nd row: Join in and use contrast, k1, [p1, k1] 21 (23, 23, 24, 30, 30, 30, 30, 31, 31) times; k2togtbl, k1,k2tog; k1, [p1, k1] 37 (41, 41, 42, 48, 51, 51, 51, 52, 54) times.
3rd row: Using contrast, [p1, k1] 37 (41, 41, 42, 48, 51, 51, 51, 52, 54) times; p2tog, p1, p2togtbl; [k1, p1] 21 (23, 23, 24, 30, 30, 30, 30, 31, 31) times. Break off contrast.
4th row: Using main shade, k1, [p1, k1] 20 (22, 22, 23, 29, 29, 29, 29, 30, 30) times, k2togtbl, k1, k2tog, k1, [p1, k1] 36 (40, 40, 41, 47, 50, 50, 50, 51, 53) times.
5th row: Using main shade, [p1, k1] 36 (40, 40, 41, 47, 50, 50, 50, 51, 53) times; p2tog, p1, p2togtbl; [k1, p1] 20 (22, 22, 23, 29, 29, 29, 29, 30, 30) times.
6th row: Using main shade, k1, [p1, k1] 19 (21, 21, 22, 28, 28, 28, 28, 29, 29) times, k2togtbl, k1, k2tog, k1, [p1, k1] 35 (39, 39, 40, 46, 49, 49, 49, 50, 52) times.
7th row: Using main shade, [p1, k1] 35 (39, 39, 40, 46, 49, 49, 49, 50, 52) times; p2tog, p1, p2togtbl; [k1, p1] 19 (21, 21, 22, 28, 28, 28, 28, 29, 29) times.
8th row: Using main shade, k1, [p1, k1] 18 (20, 20, 21, 27, 27, 27, 27, 28, 28) times, k2togtbl, k1, k2tog, k1, [p1, k1] 34 (38, 38, 39, 45, 48, 48, 48, 49, 51) times.
9th row: Using main shade, [p1, k1] 34 (38, 38, 39, 45, 48, 48, 48, 49, 51) times; p2tog, p1, p2togtbl; [k1, p1] 18 (20, 20, 21, 27, 27, 27, 27, 28, 28) times.
10th row: Join in and use contrast, k1, [p1, k1] 17 (19, 19, 20, 26, 26, 26, 26, 27, 27) times; k2togtbl, k1, k2tog; k1, [p1, k1] 33 (37, 37, 38, 44, 47, 47, 47, 48, 50) times.
11th row
: Using contrast, [p1, k1] 33 (37, 37, 38, 44, 47, 47, 47, 48, 50) times; p2tog, p1, p2togtbl; [k1, p1] 17 (19, 19, 20, 26, 26, 26, 26, 27, 27) times. Break off contrast.
12th row: Using main shade, k1, [p1, k1] 16 (18, 18, 19, 25, 25, 25, 25, 26, 26) times, k2togtbl, k1, k2tog, k1, [p1, k1] 32 (36, 36, 37, 43, 46, 46, 46, 47, 49) times.
13th row: Using main shade, [p1, k1] 32 (36, 36, 37, 43, 46, 46, 46, 47, 49) times; p2tog, p1, p2togtbl; [k1, p1] 16 (18, 18, 19, 25, 25, 25, 25, 26, 26) times.
[99 (111, 111, 115, 139, 145, 145, 145, 149, 153) sts].

Cast off in rib.

To Make Up the Sweater

Review the yarn ball band for any special washing or pressing instructions.
Join left shoulder and neckband seams.
Set in sleeves, placing centre of head of sleeve to shoulder
seam.
Join side and sleeve seams.

Slipover Back, Front, and Neckband

Work exactly as given for sweater.

Slipover Armbands (alike)

Join left shoulder and neckband seams.

With right side facing, using No 10 (3¼mm) needles and main shade pick up and knit 101 (107, 107, 113, 135, 135, 135, 135, 141, 141) stitches evenly around the armhole edge.

If you are including a contrast then proceed as follows, otherwise follow the same instructions using only the main shade.

1st row: Join in and use contrast, * p1, k1, repeat from * to last stitch, p1.
2nd row: Using contrast, k1, * p1, k1, repeat from * to end.

Using main shade, repeat 1st and 2nd rows twice.
Using contrast, repeat 1st and 2nd rows once. Break off contrast.
Using main shade, repeat 1st row once.
Cast off in rib.

To Make Up the Slipover

Review the yarn ball band for any special washing or pressing instructions.
Join side and armband seams.

Materials

Double Knitting yarn in white or ivory.
Oddments of colours for contrast if required.
Sweater:
4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 9) x 100g balls
Slipover:
2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4) x 100g balls

Pair each of No 8 (4mm) and No 10 (3¼mm) needles.

Tension

29sts and 30 rows to four inches on 4mm needles over pattern.
Editors note: When substituting yarns, making a swatch is a good idea; I think you are fairly safe to assume that this is designed for a standard DK - 22sts x 30rows in stocking stitch on 4mm needles.

Size matters

To fit chest:
28 (30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46) inches (actual measurement is larger giving ease from 3 inches on smallest size up to 4 inches on largest size).
Length: 19 (21, 22, 22, 26, 26, 26, 26, 26, 27) inches.
Sleeve seam:
14½ (15½, 16½, 17, 20, 20, 20, 20, 20, 20) inches.

Abbreviations

k: knit
p: purl
tbl: through back loop
C9B: slip the next 4 stitches on to a cable needle and hold at the back of the work, k5 stitches, then k4 stitches from cable needle
C9F: slip the next 5 stitches on to a cable needle and hold at the front of the work, k4 stitches, then k5 stitches from cable needle
k2tog or p2tog: knit or purl 2 stitches together (decrease one stitch).
k2togtbl or p2togtbl: knit or purl 2 stitches together through back loops.

A word on the wool.

Original yarn was a good quality double knitting woollen blend.

Disclaimer
(well...almost)

In transposing any patterns it is always a risk that errors will be introduced, in spite of dedicated proof reading.
If you have any problems with this pattern, please and I will try and assist.

 

© Christina Coutts 2007

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