Mabel

$10.00 USD

Over the years we have had many requests for an Emma design (from the Cocoknits Sweater Workshop book) with a rounded neckline. But it took the Mabel character in Only Murders In The Building to inspire Julie to get one knit up! Whether you're solving murders or want a quick and simple project to knit while watching someone else solve them, Mabel is a loose-fitting, comfortable pullover that fits the bill. The pattern is also infinitely adaptable - try knitting the neck ribbing into a cowl or extra long fold-over turtleneck. Add cables, split the hem, knit it knee length, add stripes - the sky’s the limit. It is written in 10 sizes from 36 to 72” bust, so you have lots of options for fit, as well!

This is a Cocoknits Method pattern.

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Before Purchasing This Pattern

This sweater is worked using the Cocoknits Method, a commonsense system for knitting seamless, tailored sweaters from the top down. The Cocoknits Method is explained in detail in Cocoknits Sweater Workshop by Julie Weisenberger.

All of the page numbers in this pattern refer to the pages in Cocoknits Sweater Workshop, where the techniques are explained in detail. Purchase Cocoknits Sweater Workshop or visit your local yarn store.

Sizes

Small (Medium, Large, 1X)(2X, 3X, 4X)(5X, 6X, 7X)

Finished Measurements

  • Finished Bust: 36 (40, 44, 48)(52, 56, 60)(64, 68, 72)”/ 91.5 (104.5, 112, 122) (132, 142, 152.5)(162.5, 172.5, 183) cm
  • Finished Length: 15.5 (17.5, 19, 20)(21, 21.5, 22.5)(23.25, 24, 25)”/ 39.5 (44.5, 48.5, 51)(53.5, 54.5, 57.5)(59, 61, 63.5) cm

Materials

Yarn

  • 540 (600, 660, 760)(820, 890, 950)(1050, 1120, 1200) yards / 495 (550, 605, 695) (750, 815, 870)(960, 1025, 1100) meters of chunky weight yarn that gets gauge

Shown in:

Bread & Butter Bun

  • 100% Merino; 130 yds / 118 m per 100 g / 3.5 oz skein
  • 5 (5, 6, 6)(7, 7, 8)(9, 9, 10) skeins in color Soft Serve [ivory]

Needles

  • US 10.75 / 7 mm (or size needed to obtain gauge) circular needle, 24-32” / 60- 80 cm or longer for body, depending on size worked (length should be shorter than bust circumference; before attaining full bust measurement, a 24” / 60 cm length might be necessary)
  • US 10.75 / 7 mm (or size needed to obtain gauge) circular needle 40"/ 100 cm to work magic loop on sleeves, or dpns
  • US 10 / 6 mm circular needle, at least 32” / 80 cm, for Body ribbing
  • US 8-9 / 5-5.5 mm (depending on how tight you prefer your ribbing) circular needle, long enough to do Magic Loop on Sleeve ribbing (or use dpns)
  • US 9 / 5.5 mm 16” circular needle (or long enough to do magic loop) for Neck ribbing
  • US 4-5 / 3.5-3.75 mm needles for working bind-off
  • US 0-3 / 2-3.25 mm dpn or any length circular (for picking up stitches)

Notions

Gauge

12 sts and 18 rows / rnds = 4" / 10 cm square in St st on largest needles

Customizations

Remember that if you are going to add length, you may need to purchase an additional skein of yarn!

Turtleneck Version (shown in dark gray)

Work neckline as per pattern but rather than 1.25”, work ribbing for 6” or desired length. BO per pattern.

Side Slit (shown in dark gray)

Find center of underarm CO and pm to mark left (BOR) and right sides of sweater. K circ to 8" below underarm (or desired length).  At BOR (Left underarm)  k2, pf&b, k to last 3 sts before right underarm m and pf&b, k2, turn.  (2 sts inc'd).  Work only on the Back sts.

WS: sl 2 p-wise wiyif, k2, p to last 4 sts, k2, sl 2 p-wise wyif.

RS: k2, p2, k to last 4 sts, p2, k2.

Repeat until 7" or desired length ending with WS.  Next RS, BO p-wise with US 5 using Jeny's stretchy BO.  If you want more of an edging, you could either work k2, p2 rib or garter st a few rows bef BO.

Repeat for sweater Front.

Striped Version

CO and work first p row with color A.  Don’t cut yarn A, work next 2 rows with color B, then 2 rows color A…cont working 2 rows with each color.

Right Shoulder: Beg with color B (shoulder does not have the CO + set up row of the Back).  When you finish shoulder, you should end with same color as Back.

Left Shoulder:  Note which color you used for last two rows of Right shoulder.  If it was color A, work first row of Left Shoulder ONLY in color B.  If it was color B, work first row ONLY in color A,  You want to be one row behind on the Left Shoulder, so after row 1, switch to other color and work 2 rows of each color.  Work the same amount of rows and note that you will end having worked only one row of either A or B. 

Beg at Left Front with second row of color A or B, pick up and k sleeve sts with this same color.  Now switch to other color - which should be the correct color to cont across Back and Right Sleeve/Front.  As you cont with Worksheet, make sure you pay attention and always change color after 2 rows of each color at the Left Back/Sleeve join.  This way, when you CO center neckline sts, your color change will work out without having a jog in the center front of sweater.

 
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