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Murphy Pullover

Murphy Pullover

Since we started The Rare Creature we have met some pretty incredible people in our short journey thus far. I am ALWAYS amazed and inspired by all the talented artists, designers, makers and doers out there whether it's fiber-related or not.  Instagram is an incredible place to discover such talent and Contessa is def one of those amazing talents that caught our eye!

With Fall around the corner, we asked her to collaborate with us and design something with LOOP and here it is her labor of love. I've always had a soft spot for stripes and here she worked magic with the cozy oversized crop top. We hope you like it too!

*warning* object feels much softer than it appears on the screen. try it on at your own risk of not wanting to take it off.

Happy knitting ~ 

 

Murphy Pullover

Designed by Contessa McNab

 

 

Level: Intermediate

Materials:

5 (6) skeins of LOOP yarn in Color A (pictured in Ink)

4 (5) skeins of LOOP yarn in Color B (pictured in Pure)

US size 10 (6mm) straight needles or 24” circular

Tapestry needle

Gauge: 1” = 3.5 stitches / 4.5 rows


Women’s Size: S/M (L/XL)

 

Abbreviations

sts = stitches

sl = slip

 

Front Panel

  1. Starting with Color A, Cast on 70 (78) sts
  2. Work 1 x 1 rib for 10 rows
  3. Switch to Color B, Knit 2 rows
  4. Switch to Color A, Knit 2 rows
  5. Repeat steps 3 - 4 until work measures 9” (10.5”)

Start shaping armholes

  1. Cast off 2 sts at the beginning of next two rows (66, 74) sts
  1. Continue steps 3-4 until armholes are 2” (3”)
  2. Increase 1 stitch at each end (68, 76) sts
  3. Continue stripe repeat for 3 rows

Start shaping front neckline with armholes

  1. Work across 31 (33) sts, sl these sts on holder/ waste yarn, cast off center 6 (10) sts
  2. Working only on one side, work 1 row
  3. Cast off 3 sts at neck edge, knit to end
  4. Increase 1 stitch at armhole edge, knit to end
  5. Cast off 2 sts at neck edge, knit to end
  6. Work 1 row
  7. Repeat step 14
  8. Work 1 row
  9. Decrease 1 stitch at neck edge
  10. Repeat steps 17-18
  11. Repeat step 13
  12. Repeat step 18
  13. Repeat steps 17-18 twice (21, 23) sts
  14. Continue stripe until work measures 17” (19”)
  15. Cast off
  16. Repeat steps 11-24 for other side

 

Back Panel 

  1. Work as for front steps 1-5

Start shaping armholes

  1. Cast off 2 sts at the beginning of next two rows (66, 74) sts
  2. Continue stripe pattern for 4” (5”)
  3. Increase 1 stitch at both ends (68, 76)
  4. Continue stripe until work measures 7” (8”) from armhole

Start shaping back neckline with armholes

  1. Work across 23 (25) sts, sl these sts on holder/ waste yarn, cast off center 22 (26) sts
  2. Increase 1 stitch at armhole edge on both sides
  3. Cast off 3 sts at neck edge
  4. Work 1 row
  5. Decrease 1 stitch at neck edge (21, 23) sts
  6. Work 2 more rows
  7. Cast off
  8. Repeat steps 7-12 for other side



Sleeves

  1. Starting with Color A, Cast on 38 (42) sts loosely, Knit 1 row
  2. Switch to Color A, Knit 2 rows
  3. You will continue to knit the same stripe pattern as front and back
  4. Every 20 rows increase 1 stitch on both ends three times (44, 48) sts
  5. Continue knitting stripe until you measure 17” (18”) from sleeve bottom opening

Start shaping sleeve cap

  1. Cast off 2 sts at the beginning of next two rows (40, 44) sts
  2. Repeat step 6 twice (32, 36) sts
  3. Decrease 1 stitch on both sides every other row until 10 (12) stitches are left
  4. Cast off
  5. Repeat steps 1 – 9 to make another sleeve

 

Finishing

  1. Making sure side seams, shoulder seams, and stripes line up, seam front and back panel together (right side stockinette)
  2. Fold sleeves in half with right sides (reverse stockinette) facing out. Use leftover yarn to seam the bottom of the sleeve until armhole, making sure to line up reverse stockinette stripe  
  3. Attach sleeve to body making sure to match sleeve to armhole
  4. Weave in tails

 

Neck trim

  1. Using Color A, starting at shoulder seam pick up and knit 1 stitch around neckline
  2. Making sure you picked up an even amount of stitches, Work in 1 x 1 rib in the round for 10 rows
  3. Cast off
  4. Create another loop connecting the two cast off ends (take your leftover yarn from cast off, insert yarn under the first cast off stitch and insert yarn back into center of the last stitch you cast off, this will create a continuous edge)
  5. Weave in tail

 

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