Shawl Collar Sweater

TENSION:
13 sts and 18 rows to 10 cm over stocking st, using 7.00mm needles.
Back
Using 7.00mm Needles, cast on 57 (65-73-77-85-93) sts.
Note – This instruction has been written specifically for the stitch pattern given.
Using any other stitch may result in a garment that is the wrong shape or size.
Beg rib patt – 1st row: K2 (2-2-0-0-0), (P2, K2) 4 (5-6-7-8-9) times, (P5, K3) twice, P5, (K2, P2) 4 (5-6-7-8-9) times, K2 (2-2-0-0-0).
2nd row – P2 (2-2-0-0-0), (K2, P2) 4 (5-6-7-8-9) times, (K5, P3) twice, K5, (P2, K2) 4 (5-6-7-8-9) times, P2 (2-2-0-0-0). Rep 1st and 2nd rows 3 times … 8 rows rib patt in all.
Beg main patt – 1st row: K2 (2-2-0-0-0), (P2, K2) 4 (5-6-7-8-9) times, P4, K2,P1, K2, P3, K2, P1, K2, P4, (K2, P2) 4 (5-6-7-8-9) times, K2 (2-2-0-0-0).
2nd and foll alt rows: Knit all knit sts and purl all purl sts as they appear.
3rd row: K2 (2-2-0-0-0), (P2, K2) 4 (5-6-7-8-9) times, (P3, K2) twice, P1, (K2, P3)twice, (K2, P2) 4 (5-6-7-8-9) times, K2 (2-2-0-0-0).
5th row: K2 (2-2-0-0-0), (P2, K2) 4 (5-6-7-8-9) times, P2, K2, P5, K3, P5, K2, P2, (K2, P2) 4 (5-6-7-8-9) times, K2 (2-2-0-0-0).
7th row: As 3rd row.
9th row: As 1st row.
11th row: K2 (2-2-0-0-0), (P2, K2) 4 (5-6-7-8-9) times, (P5, K3) twice, P5, (K2,P2) 4 (5-6-7-8-9) times, K2 (2-2-0-0-0).
12th row: As 2nd row. Rows 1 to 12 incl form main patt. Work a further 58 rows main patt, thus ending with a 10th patt row.
Shape Armholes
Keeping main patt correct, cast off 3 (4-5-6-7-8) sts at beg of next 2 rows … 51 (57-63-65-71-77) sts.
Dec one st at each end of every row until 45 (49-53-55-57-61) sts rem. **
Cont without shaping until armhole measures 19 (20-21-22-23-24) cm, working last row on wrong side.
Shape Shoulders
Cast off 4 (5-5-5-6-6) sts at beg of next 4 rows, then 5 (4-6-6-5-6) sts at beg of foll 2 rows.
Cast off rem 19 (21-21-23-23-25) sts loosely.
Front
Work as for Back to **.
Work 9 (8-7-7-5-4) rows main patt, thus ending with a 12th patt row.
Shape Neck
Next row – Patt 16 (18-20-21-22-24), cast off next 13 sts loosely knitways, patt to end.
Cont on last 16 (18-20-21-22-24) sts.
*** Work 3 rows patt.
Dec one st at neck edge in next row, then in every foll – 6th (4th-4th-4th-4th-4th) row until 13 (14-16-16-17-18) sts rem.
Cont in main patt until armhole measures same as Back to beg of shoulder shaping, thus ending with same patt row. Work 1 row patt.
Shape Shoulder
Cast off 4 (5-5-5-6-6) sts at beg of next row and foll alt row. Work 1 row.
Cast off rem 5 (4-6-6-5-6) sts. ***
With wrong side facing, rejoin yarn to rem 16 (18-20-21-22-24) sts.
Rep from *** to ***, working one row less before shoulder shaping.
Sleeves
Using 7.0mm Needles, cast on 30 (30-34-34-38-38) sts.
Beg patt – 1st row: K2, * P2, K2, rep from * to end.
2nd row: P2, * K2, P2, rep from * to end. Last 2 rows form 2 x 2 rib for sleeves. Work a further 4 rows rib.
Cont in rib and working extra sts into rib, inc one st at each end of next row, then in every foll – 8th (6th-6th-4th-4th-alt) row until there are 34 (36-48-42-52-42) sts,
then in every foll – 10th (8th-8th-6th-6th4th) row until there are 44 (48-54-58-64-70) sts.
Cont in patt without shaping until work measures 43 cm (or length desired) from beg, ending with a 2nd row.
Shape top
Keeping patt correct, cast off 2 (2-3-3-4-4) sts at beg of next 2 rows … 40 (44-48-52-56-62) sts.
Dec one st at each end of next row, then in every foll alt row until 20 (24-32-34-38-46) sts rem, then in every row until 10 (10-10-12-12-12) sts rem. Cast off rem sts in rib.
Collar
Using 7.00mm Needles, cast on 104 (112-120-128-136-144) sts.
1st row – K3, * P2, K2, rep from * to last st, K1.
2nd row – P3, * K2, P2, rep from * to last st, P1.
Rep 1st and 2nd rows until work measures 10 cm from beg, ending with a 2nd row.
Change to 6.50mm needles.
Shape Collar
Keeping rib correct, cast off 4 (4-4-4-5-5) sts at beg of next 6 (10-14-14-8-12) rows, sizes XXS, XS, L and XL only – then 3 (3-4-4) sts at beg of foll 8 (4-6-2) rows.
All sizes … 56 (60-64-72-72-76) sts.
Next row: Cast off 3 (3-4-4-4-4) sts, rib 2 (2-2-3-3-3) [counting st already on right-hand needle as one st worked], (work 2tog) 24 (26-26-30-30-32) times, rib to end … 29 (31-34-38-38-40) sts.
Next row: Cast off 3 (3-4-4-4-4) sts, knit all knit sts and purl all purl sts as they appear to end … 26 (28-30-34-34-36) sts.
Keeping rib correct as for last row, cast off 3 (3-4-4-4-4) sts at beg of next 2 rows. Cast off rem 20 (22-22-26-26-28) sts loosely in rib.
Make Up
DO NOT PRESS. Using wool needle and running st seam, join shoulder, side and sleeve seams. Sew in sleeves.
Using a flat seam, sew shaped edge of collar in position to neck edge, placing final cast-off edge to back neck and remainder of cast-off edges to either side of front neck, easing collar to fit.
Sew ends of rows on right end of collar to sts cast-off at centre front, then slipstitch remaining end of collar in position underneath. Sew in all ends.
Press seams.