Brioche Stitch Sweater
Sizes: 12/14 (16/18) 20/22
500 (550) 600 g Merino Cotton by JUNGHANS-WOLLVERSAND col. #237 (52% wool, 48% cotton, 120 m per 50 g ball); one pair quick knit needles size 4.5mm and one circular needle size 4mm (US 6).
Rib Pattern: odd number of sts.
Every row begin and end with selvage st.
RS rows: * P1, K1, rep from* to last st, P1.
WS rows: Work all sts as they appear.
Rib Pattern in rnds: even number of sts.
Alt K1, P1 throughout.
Brioche Stitches: even number of sts.
Row 1: *sl 1 st tog with 1 yo pwise, K1, rep from *.
Row 2: * sl 1 st tog with 1 yo pwise, k next st with yo tog, rep from *.
Rows 3 and 4: Repeat Row 2.
Work rows 1 - 4 once, then rep rows 3 and 4 throughout.
Texture Pattern: Multiple of 16 + 7.
Work according to chart. Only RS rows are shown.
On WS rows, work all sts and yos as stated in key to chart.
Rows 1-26: beg with sts before pat rep A, work patt rep A throughout.
Rows 27-54: work patt rep B throughout, end with sts after patt B.
Work rows 1 - 54 once, then rep rows 3 - 54 throughout.
Average gauge: 18 sts und 37,5 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
When knitting Brioche Rib Stitches and Texture Pattern, make sure that only every 2nd row is visible.
Cast on 89 (97) 105 sts working long-tail cast on and work 6 cm in Rib Pattern for border.
Cont as foll: selv st, 0 (4) 8 sts in Brioche Stitches, 87 sts in Texture Patt, 0 (4) 8 sts in Brioche Stitches, selv st.
When work measures 56 cm = 210 rows from beg, bind off all sts, center 43 sts form neckline, outer 23 (27) 31 sts on either side form shoulders.
Same as for back, when work meas 49 cm = 184 rows from beg, bind off all sts.
Cast on 53 (57) 61 sts working long-tail cast on and work 10 cm in Rib Pattern for border.
Cont as foll: selv st, 6 (8) 10 sts in Brioche Stitches, 39 sts in Texture Patt, 6 (8) 10 sts in Brioche Stitches, selv st.
For the sleeve shaping, inc 1 stitch each side every 10th row 11 times (every alt 8th and 10th row 1 stitch each 13 times) every 8th row 15 times, incorporating incs into Brioche Stitches = 75 (83) 91 sts.
When work measures 35 cm = 132 rows from border, bind off all sts.
Sew shoulder seams.
Collar: With RS facing and circular needle, pick up 100 sts evenly around neck edge and work in Pib Pattern.
When collar measures 8 cm from pick up row, bind off in rib.
Set in sleeves. Sew sleeve and side seams, leaving lower 13cm of back and lower 6 cm of front opening for side slit.