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Diamond Placket and Collar Pullover Sweater Pattern For Women

Designed by Barbara Breiter

Placket and Collar Pullover

An easy diamond pattern highlights this short sleeved pullover sweater knitting pattern.

Finished Chest Measurement=40"

17 sts=4" in Embossed Diamonds with larger needles

3 buttons
Size 7 US (4.5 mm) needles
Size 9 US needles (5.5 mm) or size needed to obtain
Coats and Clark Cotton
6 skeins
126 yards
2.5 ounces/71 grams or appropriate substitution


Stitch Patterns

K1, P1 Rib
Row 1: *k1, p1; rep from *
Rep this row.

embossed diamonds stitch Embossed Diamonds
Row 1 (RS): p1, k1, p1, *(k3, p1) twice, k1, p1; rep from *
Row 2: p1, k1, *p3, k1, p1, k1, p3, k1; rep from *; end p1
Row 3: k4, *(p1, k1) twice, p1, k5; rep from * to last 9 st; end (p1, k1) twice, p1, k4
Row 4: p3, *(k1, p1) 3 times, k1, p3; rep from *
Row 5: Rep Row 3
Row 6: Rep Row 2
Row 7: Rep Row 1
Row 8: p1,k1, p1, *k1, p5, (k1, p1) twice; rep from *
Row 9: (p1, k1) twice, *p1, k3, (p1, k1) 3 times; rep from * to last 9 sts; p1, k3, (p1, k1) twice, p1
Row 10: Rep Row 8

With smaller needles, CO 70 st.
Work k1, p1 rib 2½".
Inc 13 st evenly over last row - 83 sts.
Change to larger needles and knit Embossed Diamonds stitch pattern for 13" or to desired length.
BO 5 st beg next 2 rows - 73 sts.
Dec 1 st each end every other row 4 times - 65 sts.
Work armhole 8½".
BO 8 st beg next 2 rows, then BO 9 st beg next 2 rows.
Place rem st on holder.

Same as Back until decreases are completed.
Keeping to pat, work 30 st, BO 5 st, place rem 30 sts on holder to be worked later. Work even until armhole measures 7¼".
At neck edge, BO 9 st. Dec 1 st at neck edge every other row 3 times.
Work until armhole reaches 8½.
Beg at armhole edge, BO 8 st, work back, BO rem st.
Slip 30 st on holder back on needle and work in same manner.

With smaller needles, CO 46 st.
Work k1, p1 rib 1½".
Inc 7 st evenly over last row - 53 sts.
Change to larger needles and knit Embossed Diamonds stitch pattern for 4" or to desired length.
BO 5 st beg next 2 rows - 43 sts.
Dec 1 st each end every other row 10 times.
Work even until cap measures 6".
BO 23 st.

Placket and Collar
Seam shoulders.
With smaller needles, pick up stitches along neck openings for the plackets, one for the button band and one for the buttonhole band. Please see Picking Up Stitches For Necklines And Armholes for more information.
Work k1, p1 rib 1½", making three buttonholes (or the number desired) evenly spaced on the left side.
Lap buttonhole band over button band and sew to yoke.
Pick up sts for collar around neck (not around buttonhole and button bands). Work k1, p1 rib 3". BO.

Sew in sleeves. Seam sleeves and sides. Sew on buttons. Weave in ends on WS.

©Barbara Breiter. This design may not be reproduced in any manner without the expressed written consent of the author.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.

Also see Knit A Bit, for patterns by Barbara Breiter