Half Moon Bay Sweater - see details below
|Description: Flattering diagonal front and back, adjustable side panels, and sleeves knitted from the shoulder down. Try it on as you go for a perfect fit. This is an "any yarn, any size" pattern; use any yarn you wish for sizes from newborn to plus size adult. Skill level: intermediate to experienced
Model shown in photo was made with two hanks of handpainted cotton yarn that do not match – one hank was used for front and sleeves, the other for yoke and back. The color changes add interest to the sweater.
Suggested Yarns: The dense cotton used for the model made a rather heavy sweater. Bamboo, silk, lightweight cotton, or blends will work well.
The Yardage Chart shows yardage for 2 gauges and 15 sizes, from 36" to 64". You can use any gauge yarn with this pattern. Thinner yarn requires more yardage, thicker yarn requires less yardage.
Choose yarn that will not bias. To test yarn for bias, knit a sample in garter ridge stitch.|
(This is a simplified version of the stitch used in the pattern.)
Cast on 3.
To Increase: knit into front and back of stitch, or use your favorite increase.
Row 1: Increase, knit to last stitch, increase.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: Repeat Row 1.
Row 4: Knit
Repeat rows 1-4 until piece is at least 6 inches across.
Begin decrease rows:
Row A: K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog.
Row B: Purl.
Row C: Repeat row A.
Row D: Knit.
Repeat rows A-D until you have about 3 stitches, then bind off.
Is your sample slanting instead of square? You need to choose a different yarn.
Is your sample piece relatively square? Good! Your yarn will work for the Half Moon Bay Sweater.