Shimmering Slip-On

Shimmering Slip-On
Shimmering Slip-On

Knitting Pattern - Shimmering Slip-On

Photo: courtesy of our friend maezing over at Ravelry.

Instructions are for size 8. Changes for sizes 10, 12, 14, 16, and 18 are in parentheses.

Materials: Sport Yarn weight in metallic (2-oz.) 3 (4-4-5-5); 1 pair each of No. 3 and No. 5 needles (or size to give gauge).

Finished measurements: (in inches) Bust 32, (34,36,28,40,42).

Back: With No. 3 needles, cast on 94 (102-106-114-118-126) sts.

Row 1: K 2, * P 2, K 2; rep from * to end.

Row 2: P 2, * K 2, P 2; rep from * to end.

Rep these 2 rows for 2 inches, inc 2 (0-2-0-2-0) sts on last row. 96 (102-108-114-120-126) sts.

Change to No. 5 needles.

Row 1 (right side): K 3 (6-9-12-5-8), * P 10, K 10; rep from *, end last rep K 3(6-9-12-5-8).

Row 2: K the knit sts and P the purl sts. Rep these 2 rows 5 times more (12 rows).

Row 13: P 3(6-9-12-5-8), * K 10, P 10; rep from *, end last rep P 3(6-9-12-5-8).

Row 14: K the knit sts and P the purl sts. Rep last 2 rows 5 times more. (12 rows). Rep these 24 rows for pat. Work to 15 inches from beg, or desired length to underarms.

Armholes: Bind off from each armhole edge 4(4-5-5-6-6) sts twice, 4(4-5-5-5-6) sts once and 2(3-2-3-3-3) sts once. Work on 68(72-74-78-80-84) until armholes measure 2 1/2(2 l/2-3-3-3 1/2-3 1/2) inches.

Neck: Next Row: Work 18(19-19-19-20-21), place center 32(34-36-40-40-42) on holder, join a 2nd ball of yarn, work to end. Working each side with separate yarn, dec 1 st at each neck edge every 2nd row 6(7-7-7-8-9) times. Work on 12 sts until armholes measure 6 1/2(6 1/2-7-7-7 1/2-7 1/2) inches. Bind off 12 sts at each side.

Front: Work same as back until armhole measures 1 1/2(1 1/2-2-2-2 1/2-2 1/2) inches.

Neck: Work 27(28-28-29-30-31), place center 14(16-18-20-20-22) on holder, join a 2nd ball of yarn, work to end. Working each side with separate yarn, bind off 3 sts from each neck edge every 2nd row 4(4-4-5-5-5) times. Dec 1 st at each neck edge every 2nd row 3(4-4-2-3-4) times. Work on 12 sts each side until armholes are same length as back armholes. Bind off all sts.

Finishing: Sew left shoulder seam.

Neckband: With No. 3 needles from right side pick up 1 st in each row and each st at back of neck, 1 st in each row and each st around front neck edge.

Row 1: Rib in K 2, P 2 (adjusting if necessary to have a multiple of 4 sts).

Rib 4 rows more. Bind off in rib. Sew other shoulder seam.

Armhole Bands: Pick up sts around armhole as on neck. Rib in K 2, P 2, dec 1 st each side on 2nd and 4th row. Bind off in rib. Sew underarm seams. Block between wet towels.

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