Dockside is a simple oversized knit sweater. This free pattern uses Knit Picks Billow yarn worked up on size US 11 (8mm) needles. The sleeves are created by increasing on the front and back pieces. 


Pattern Info

Suggested Yarn

  • Knit Picks, Billow – 6 (7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 9) skeins Tea Rose [120 yards, 100 grams, CYC #5, 100% pima cotton]

Needles

  • US size 11 / 8mm 32” circular needle

Gauge

  • 12 sts & 14 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch

Notions

  • Yarn needle for weaving ends
  • scrap yarn

Sizes

  • To Fit Bust: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56)”
  • Finished Bust: 38 (42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 64)”
  • Finished Hip: 40 (44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 66)”
  • Armhole Opening: 9 (9, 10, 10, 11, 11, 12)”
  • Back Neck: 9 (9.5, 10, 10, 10.5, 10.5, 11)”

The Pattern

Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parenthesis.

  • Finished Bust: 38 (42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 64)”
  • Finished Hip: 40 (44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 66)”

Right Front

Cast on 45 (49, 53, 57, 57, 61, 65) sts

Set Up (WS): p2, [k2, p2] 7 (8, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12) times, PM, k1, [p1, k1] 7 times

Ribbing

Row 1 (RS): k1, [p1, k1] 7 times, SM, k2, [p2, k2] 7, (8, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12) times

Row 2 (WS): p2, [k2, p2] 7 (8, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12) times, SM, p1, [k1, p1] 7 times

Row 3: p1, [k1, p1] 7 times, SM, k2, [p2, k2] 7, (8, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12) times

Row 4: p2, [k2, p2] 7 (8, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12) times, SM, k1, [p1, k1] 7 times

Rows 5 – 12: Work rows 1 – 4 twice more.

Decrease Section

Row 13 (RS): k1, [p1, k1] 7 times, SM, knit to end

Row 14 (WS): purl to marker, SM, p1, [k1, p1] 7 times

Row 15: p1, [k1, p1] 7 times, SM, knit to end

Row 16: purl to marker, SM, k1, [p1, k1] 7 times

Dec Row: work a k2tog 2 sts from the end of a RS row every 4 (4, 2, 2, 4, 4, 4)” a total of 2 (2, 4, 4, 2, 2, 2) times – 2 (2, 4, 4, 2, 2, 2) sts decreased [43 (47, 49, 53, 55, 59, 63) sts]

28 (32, 34, 38, 40, 44, 48) + 15 for collar = 43 (47, 49, 53, 55, 59, 63) sts for bust

Work 4 rows even.

End having worked row 4 of pattern (for the moss stitch collar)

Increase Section

Row 17 (RS): k1, [p1, k1] 7 times, SM, knit to 2 sts before end, m1, k2 – 1 st inc

Row 18 (WS): purl to marker, SM, p1, [k1, p1] 7 times

Row 19: p1, [k1, p1] 7 times, SM, knit to 2 sts before end, m1, k2 – 1 st inc

Row 20: purl to marker, SM, k1, [p1, k1] 7 times

Rows 21 – 32: Work rows 17 – 20 another 3 times

8 sts increased – 51 (55, 57, 61, 63, 67, 71) sts

Row 33: k1, [p1, k1] 7 times, SM, knit to end, PM, cast on 5 sts – 56 (60, 62, 66, 68, 72, 76) sts

Row 34: p1, [k1, p1] twice, SM, purl to next marker, SM, p1, [k1, p1] 7 times

Row 35: p1, [k1, p1] 7 times, SM, knit to end, SM, p1, [k1, p1] twice

Row 36: k1, [p1, k1] twice, SM, purl to next marker, SM, k1, [p1, k1] 7 times

Row 37: k1, [p1, k1] 7 times, SM, knit to end, SM, k1, [p1, k1] twice

Row 38: p1, [k1, p1] twice, SM, purl to next marker, SM, p1, [k1, p1] 7 times

Decrease one st at neck edge (after first marker) on RS rows 10 (11, 11, 12, 12, 13, 14) times – 46 (49, 51, 54, 56, 59, 62) sts

If neccessary work even until piece measures 9 (9, 10, 10, 11, 11, 12)” from row 33 (5-st cast on)

On the next WS row: Bind off 31 (34, 36, 39, 41, 44, 47) sts, remove marker, then work across 15 moss sts in pattern.

Collar

Continue working 15 collar stitches in established moss stitch for 3 (3.5, 3.5, 4, 4, 4.25, 4.5)”

Bind off all sts.


Left Front

Cast on 45 (49, 53, 57, 57, 61, 65) sts

Set Up (WS): k1, [p1, k1] 7 times, PM, p2, [k2, p2] 7 (8, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12) times

Ribbing

Row 1 (RS): k2, [p2, k2] 7, (8, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12) times, SM, k1, [p1, k1] 7 times

Row 2 (WS): p1, [k1, p1] 7 times, SM, p2, [k2, p2] 7 (8, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12) times

Row 3: k2, [p2, k2] 7, (8, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12) times, SM, p1, [k1, p1] 7 times

Row 4: k1, [p1, k1] 7 times, SM, p2, [k2, p2] 7 (8, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12) times

Rows 5 – 12: Work rows 1 – 4 twice more.

Decrease Section

Row 13 (RS): knit to marker, SM, k1, [p1, k1] 7 times

Row 14 (WS): p1, [k1, p1] 7 times, SM, purl to end

Row 15: knit to marker, SM, p1, [k1, p1] 7 times

Row 16: k1, [p1, k1] 7 times, SM, purl to end

Dec Row: work k2, ssk at the beg of RS rows every 4 (4, 2, 2, 4, 4, 4)” a total of 2 (2, 4, 4, 2, 2, 2) times – 2 (2, 4, 4, 2, 2,2) sts decreased

[43 (47, 49, 53, 55, 59, 63) sts]

Work 4 rows even.

End having worked row 4 of pattern (for the moss stitch collar)

Increase Section

Row 17 (RS): k2, m1, knit to marker, SM, k1, [p1, k1] 7 times – 1 st inc

Row 18 (WS): p1, [k1, p1] 7 times, SM, purl to marker

Row 19: k2, m1, knit to marker, SM, p1, [k1, p1] 7 times – 1 st inc

Row 20: k1, [p1, k1] 7 times, SM, purl to marker

Rows 21 – 32: Work rows 17 – 20 another 3 times

8 sts increased – 51 (55, 57, 61, 63, 67, 71) sts

cast on 5 sts at the end of the last ws row.

Row 33: k1, [p1, k1] twice, PM, knit to next marker, SM, k1, [p1, k1] 7 times – 56 (60, 62, 66, 68, 72, 76) sts

Row 34: p1, [k1, p1] 7 times , SM, purl to next marker, SM, p1, [k1, p1] twice

Row 35: p1, [k1, p1] 7 times, SM, knit to end, SM, p1, [k1, p1] twice

Row 36: k1, [p1, k1] twice, SM, purl to next marker, SM, k1, [p1, k1] 7 times

Row 37: k1, [p1, k1] 7 times, SM, knit to end, SM, k1, [p1, k1] twice

Row 38: p1, [k1, p1] twice, SM, purl to next marker, SM, p1, [k1, p1] 7 times

Decrease one st at neck edge (before the second marker) on RS rows 10 (11, 11, 12, 12, 13, 14) times- 46 (49, 51, 54, 56, 59, 62) sts

If neccessary work even until piece measures 9 (9, 10, 10, 11, 11, 12)” from row 32 (5-st cast on)

On the next RS row: Bind off 31 (34, 36, 39, 41, 44, 47) sts, remove marker, then work across 15 moss sts in pattern.

Collar

Continue working 15 collar stitches in established moss stitch for 3 (3.5, 3.5, 4, 4, 4.25, 4.5)”

Bind off all sts.


Back

Cast On 58 (66, 70, 78, 82, 90, 98)

Row 1 (RS): k2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end

Row 2 (WS): p2, *k2, p2; rep from * to end

Rows 3 – 12: work rows 1 & 2 another 5 times

Decrease Section

Work even in stockinette stitch for 5” then on next RS row work dec row as follows:

Dec Row (RS): k2, ssk, knit to 2 sts before end, k2tog, k2 – 2 sts decreased – [56 (64, 68, 76, 80, 88, 96) sts]

Work even in stockinette stitch for another 5” or until back measures the same length as front before increases.

Increase Section

Row 13 (RS – inc): k2, m1, knit to 2 sts before end, m1, k2 – 2 sts increased

Row 14 (WS): purl

Rows 15 – 28: work rows 13 & 14 another 7 times – 16 sts increased – [72 (80, 84, 92, 96, 104, 112) sts]

Row 29: knit to end, PM, cast on 5 sts

Row 30: p1, [k1, p1] twice, SM, purl to end, PM, cast on 5 sts

Row 31: p1, [k1, p1] twice, SM, knit to next marker, SM, p1, [k1, p1] twice

Row 32: k1, [p1, k1] twice, SM, purl to next marker, SM, k1, [p1, k1] twice

Row 33: k1, [p1, k1] twice, SM, knit to next marker, SM, k1, [p1, k1] twice

Row 34: p1, [k1, p1] twice, SM, purl to next marker, SM, p1, [k1, p1] twice

Continue working rows 31-34 until pieces measures 9 (9, 10, 10, 11, 11, 12)” from 5-st cast on.

Bind off all sts

Finishing

With WS facing out, join shoulder seams. Then join sides from top of ribbing to sleeve opening.

Wear proudly!


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