Arbor Sweater :
Crochet pattern for a topdown seamless sweater in 7 sizes : XS – S – M – L – XL – 2XL and 3XL.
You can choose between a shorter or a longer sweater version.
The Christmas Tree worked in the lower body section is optional.
Written instructions in English (both UK and US crochet terms) and in Dutch.
Schematic and pictures included.
Sweater construction :
The entire sweater has a topdown and seamless construction.
You start with the large collar.
Next the upper body is worked by shaping the raglan.
Your sweater will be ‘divided’ in different sections : back, first sleeve, front and second sleeve. Between each section post stitches are worked, giving the raglan a textured look and strength. This way your sweater will stay in perfect shape.
Each round your raglan will become deeper and your 4 sections will become bigger.
Once the required back width and raglan depth is achieved, both sleeves will be separated and left aside, while you will continue working on the body section.
The body section is finished with a ribbed edging.
Next stitches for the sleeves will be picked up and you can work each sleeve separately in rounds.
Finish the sleeves with ribbed cuffs.
The sweater has a comfortable fit, with large collar and deep raglan shaping.
Post stitches are worked on both sides of the body of the sweater, creating ‘faux seaming’. These post stitches also guarantee a beautiful feminine fit and invisible beginning and closing of new rounds.
Yarn : aran / worsted weight yarn :
Short sweater :
1050 (1150, 1250, 1350, 1525, 1725, 1950)m.
Long sweater :
Yarn A : 1160 (1250, 1375, 1500, 1675, 1875, 2100)m.
Yarn B : 50 m.
Sample made using :
Hobbii Tweed Delight, 85 % wool & 10 % acrylic & 5 % viscose, 50g/100m/109yds.
Yarn A : Colour 09 Green Silk : 12 (13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21) balls.
Yarn B : Colour 07 Misty Blue : 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) ball.
Crochet hook : 5 mm – 5,5 mm.
Skill level : intermediate
This pattern has been tested and tech edited.