Baton Rouge Sweater - Knitting Sweater Pattern
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Baton Rouge follows the same structure as Assateague, except with only two colors instead of three, and with dk weight yarn instead of fingering weight yarn.
Worked from the top down, you will begin with eight wedges that include short row shaping in garter stitch and increases to form the yoke. After dividing the sleeves from the body, you will work each of these sections separately, all in stockinette except for the bottom edgings, which are in broken rib.
Choose your favorite two colors for this sweater, or a variety of colors for a rainbow-like appearance. With bracelet-length sleeves, this is a great transition garment for winter to spring, or spring to summer, or any combination of seasons, depending on where you live.
Note: this pattern is written for dk gauge, which is achieved either through dk weight yarn held SINGLE or with lace held DOUBLE. Whichever you prefer, go for it! Just check your gauge before starting.
21 sts x 28 rows = 4”/10cm in stockinette stitch on size #5/3.75mm, with lace held DOUBLE or dk held SINGLE
20 sts x 36 rows = 4”/10cm in garter stitch unstretched on size #5/3.75mm, with lace held DOUBLE or dk held SINGLE
(XS, S, M) [L, 1X, 2X] 3X (shown in size S, modeled with no ease)
Note: if you want your sweater to fit as shown in the picture, choose one size smaller than the given sizes to obtain the correct amount of negative ease. The pattern has been updated for better fit for all sizes since the shown sample was made, and so some measurements are larger than the picture would suggest.
(38, 41, 45) [48, 51, 56] 60 inches
(96.5, 104, 114) [122, 129.5, 142.2] 152.4 centimeters
(32.5, 35.5, 39.25) [43.25, 47.5, 51.25] 55.5 inches
(82.6, 90.2, 99.7) [109.9, 120.7, 130.2] 140.9 centimeters
approximate finished length:
(23, 23.5, 23.75) [24, 24.25, 24.5] 24.5 inches
(58.4, 59.7, 60.3) [60.9, 61.6, 62.2] 62.2 centimeters
MC Malabrigo Lace 100% baby merino; 470 yd/430 m per 50g skein]; color: 204 Velvet Grapes; (3, 3, 3) [3, 3, 3] 4 skeins
CC Malabrigo Lace 100% baby merino; 470 yd/430 m per 50g skein]; color: 244 Brisa; (2, 2, 2) [2, 2, 2] 2 skeins
1 20-inch (75-cm) US #5 circ needle
1 40-inch (100-cm) US #4 circ needle (or preferred method for working sleeves)
st marker for marking beg of rnd (a locking marker would be easiest since you will be moving it frequently)
2 st markers for marking short rows that are different from the BOR m
safety pin for marking RS of work