Time Required :
Over an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

caron® x pantone™ color swatch knit sweater

Create your own color palette when you knit this gorgeous color swatch sweater! You’ll make it with Caron® x Pantone™ yarn, a soft merino wool blend that’s been expertly color-matched into stunning tonal groups (like this one). Just choose your favorites and check out the free pattern to get started!
Step 1

MEASUREMENTS (To Fit Bust Measurement):

Extra-Small/Small: 28"-34" (Finished Bust: 44")
Medium: 36"-38" (Finished Bust: 48")
Large: 40"-42"  (Finished Bust: 52")
Extra-Large: 44"-46"  (Finished Bust: 56")
2/3 X-Large: 48"-54"  (Finished Bust: 64")
4/5 X-Large: 56"-62"  (Finished Bust: 68")


QUANTITIES NEEDED:

Version 1

3 (3-4-4-5-5) Balls – Cococut Cream
2 (2-2-2-2-2) Balls – Frozen Berry
2 (2-2-2-2-2) Balls – Summer Forest

Version 2

3 (3-4-4-5-5) Balls – Cococut Cream
8 (8-8-8-9-9) Balls – Tree Rings

GAUGES: 15 sts and 20 rows = 4" [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking stitch


SPECIAL STITCH(ES):

   -  Ssk (Slip Stitch Knitwise): Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back on to left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together. 
Step 2

INSTRUCTIONS:

Notes:  
   -  Click here to view the diagram.   
   -  Before working with Caron® x Pantone™ multi-shade yarn braid, separate each color link and wind into five separate balls.
   -  Due to finite amount of yarn in each shade, pattern gauge must be matched to ensure successful results.
   -  Intarsia Note: When working from charts, use separate ball of yarn for each separate area of color in the design. To change colors, wind the two colors around each other where they meet, on WS, to avoid a hole.
    -  The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger size(s) the instructions will be written thus ( ). When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes.

Step 3

BACK

**With MC and smaller needles, cast on 82 (90-98-104-120-128) sts.

1st Row: (RS). *K1tbl. P1. Rep from * to end of row.

2nd Row: *K1. P1tbl. Rep from * to end of row.

Rep last 2 rows ribbing for 2" [5 cm], ending on a WS row and inc 1 st in center of last row. 83 (91-99-105-121-129) sts.

Change to larger needles and work Chart I in stocking st until row 64 (64-64-64-72-72) of Chart is complete, reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right.


Shape Armholes: Keeping cont of Chart I, cast off 4 (4-6-6-8-8) sts at beg of next 2 rows. 75 (83-87-93-105-113) sts.**

Cont Chart until row 104 (104-114-114-124-124) is complete.


Shape Shoulders: Keeping cont of Chart, cast off 10 (12-12-9-11-13) sts at beg of next 2 (2-2-4-4-4) rows, then 11 (13-13-10-12-12) sts at beg of following 2 rows.

Slip rem 33 (33-37-37-37-37) sts onto st holder. 

Step 4

FRONT

Work from ** to ** as given for Back, working from Chart II for Version 1 and Chart I for Version 2.

Cont Chart II or I until row 100 (100-110-112-122-122) of chart is complete.


Shape Neck: Next Row: (RS). K25 (29-29-32-38-42). Turn. Leave rem sts on st holder.


Sizes XS/S, M, and L Only: Left Neck Shaping: Next Row: (WS). P2. P2tog. Purl to end of row.

Next Row: Knit to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.

Next Row: P2. P2tog. Purl to end of row.

Next Row: Cast off 10 (12-12) sts. Knit to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.

Next Row: Purl.

Cast off rem 11 (13-13) sts.


Sizes XL, 2/3XL, and 4/5XL Only: Left Neck Shaping: Next Row: (WS). P2. P2tog. Purl to end of row.

Next Row: Cast off 9 (11-13) sts. Knit to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.

Next Row: P2. P2tog. Purl to end of row.

Next Row: Cast off 9 (11-13) sts. Knit to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.

Next Row: Purl.

Cast off rem 10 (12-12) sts. 

Step 5

Sizes XS/S, M, and L Only: Right Neck Shaping: With RS facing, slip next 25 (25-29) sts onto st holder. Rejoin yarn to rem sts and knit to end of row (keeping cont of Chart).

Next Row: (WS). Purl to last 4 sts. P2togtbl. P2.

Next Row: K2. ssk. Knit to end of row.

Next Row: Purl to last 4 sts. P2togtbl. P2.

Next Row: K2. ssk. Knit to end of row.

Next Row: Cast off 10 (12-12) sts. Purl to end of row.

Next Row: Knit.

Cast off rem 11 (13-13) sts.


Sizes XL, 2/3XL, and 4/5XL Only: Right Neck Shaping: With RS facing, slip next 29 sts onto st holder. Rejoin yarn to rem sts and knit to end of row (keeping cont of Chart).

Next Row: (WS). Purl to last 4 sts. P2togtbl. P2.

Next Row: K2. ssk. Knit to end of row.

Next Row: Cast off 9 (11-13) sts. Purl to last 4 sts. P2togtbl. P2.

Next Row: K2. ssk. Knit to end of row.

Next Row: Cast off 9 (11-13) sts. Purl to end of row.

Next Row: Knit.

Cast off rem 10 (12-12) sts. 

Step 6

LEFT SLEEVE

With MC and smaller needles, cast on 42 (48-52-56-56-56) sts.

1st Row: (RS). *K1tbl. P1. Rep from * to end of row.

2nd Row: *K1. P1tbl. Rep from * to end of row.

Rep last 2 rows ribbing for 1½" [4 cm], ending on a WS row.


Change to larger needles and work Chart III for Version 1 and Chart II for Version 2 in stocking st, inc 1 st at each end of every 8th (12th-6th-8th-6th-6th) row 9 (6-6-9-11-11) times. 60 (60-64-74-78-78) sts.


Cont working Chart until row 88 (88-82-82-78-78) of chart is complete.

Cast off.


RIGHT SLEEVE

Work as for Left Sleeve, using chart IV for version 1 and chart II for version 2. 


Finishing

Collar: Sew right shoulder seam. With RS facing and smaller needles, pick up and knit 8 sts down left front neck edge. K25 (25-29-29-29-29) from front st holder. Pick up and knit 8 sts up right front neck edge. K33 (33-37-37-37-37) from back st holder. 74 (74-82-82-82-82) sts.


Next Row: (WS) *K1. P1tbl. Rep from * to end of row.

2nd Row: *K1. P1tbl. Rep from * to end of row.

Rep last 2 rows ribbing until Collar measures 3" [7.5 cm] ending on a RS row.

Cast off loosely in ribbing.

Sew left shoulder and Collar seam.

Place markers on each side of Sleeve 1 (1-1½-1½-2-2)" [2.5 (2.5-4-4-5-5) cm] below top of Sleeve. Sew in Sleeves placing rows above markers along cast off sts at armholes to form square armholes. Sew side and Sleeve seams. 

Step 7

ABBREVIATIONS:

Approx = Approximately

Beg = Begin(ning)

Contrast A = Frozen Berry (Version 1); Tree Rings

Contrast B = Summer Forest (Version 1)

Contrast C = Spicy Blooms (Version 1)

Contrast D = Purple Pops (Version 1)

Cont = Continue(ity)

Inc = Increase(ing)

= Knit

K1tbl = Knit Next Stitch Through Back Loop

K2tog = Knit 2 Stitches Together

P2tog = Purl Next 2 Stitches Together

P2togtbl = Purl Next 2 Stitches Together Through Back Loops

P = Purl

Pat = Pattern

Rem = Remain(ing)

Rep = Repeat

RS = Right Side

Ssk = Slip Stitch Knitwise

St(s) = Stitch(es)

WS = Wrong Side

Share your project photos with #MakeItWithMichaels 

Materials

Product Actions

Product Actions

Materials
 

    Products

 
Tools

Product Actions

Tools
 

    Products

  • You’ll Need: 1
    Item # 10234453 
    $3.99
    Add to cart options
 

Product Actions

You’ll Also Need
+ View More