Demelza Pullover Part 4

Demelza Pullover Part 4

We've made it to the last week of the Demelza Pullover! We'll wrap things up by working the neck trim, then the sleeves and seam it all together. Let's get to it! 

Neck Trim

With right side facing, join to any st of the neck opening in the back.

Set up Round 1: Ch 1, evenly sc around the neck opening, join with a slip st to the first sc.

You will now start working I rows joined to the neck opening.

Ch 5.

Row 1: Working in the BLO sc in the 2nd ch and every ch across. (4)

Slip st in the next 2 sts of round 1 (this will be your anchor st), turn.

Row 2: Working in the BLO, skip the anchor st, sc in every st across, turn. (4)

Row 3: Working in the BLO, ch 1, sc in every st across. (4)

Slip st in the next 2 sts of the bottom of round 1, turn.

Repeat rows 2-3 (including the anchor st) around the neck opening ending with row 2.

Slip st the first row to the last row (be sure to work in the BLO of the last row to keep the ribbing consistent).

Fasten off.

Sleeves (make 2)

Trim

Ch 7

Row 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. (6)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, working in the BLO sc in each st across. (6)

Repeat row 2 until you have 28(28, 32, 36, 36, 40, 44) total rows.

Slip st the first row to the last row working in the back loops to keep ribbing consistent.

Sleeve

Round 1 (rs): Ch 1, esc in the end of each row of the trim, join with a slip st to the first st. 28(28, 32, 36, 36, 40, 44)

Round 2 (ws): Ch 1, turn, working in the FLO, esc in each st, join wit a slip st to the first st. 28(28, 32, 36, 36, 40, 44)

Round 3: Ch 1, turn, working in the FLO, 2 esc in the first st, esc in each remaining sts, join with a slip st to the first st. 29(29, 33, 37, 37, 41, 45)

Rounds 4 and 5: Repeat round 2. 29(29, 33, 37, 37, 41, 45)

Round 6: Ch 1, turn, working in the FLO esc in each st, esc one more time in the last st, join with a slip st to the first st. 30(30, 34, 38, 38, 42, 46)

Rounds 7 and 8: Repeat round 2. 30(30, 34, 38, 38, 42, 46)

Repeat rounds 3-8 until you have 33 rounds. You will have 39(39, 43, 47, 47, 51, 55) sts.

You will now start working in rows.

Row 34: Ch 1, turn, working in the FLO esc in eac st across. 39(39, 43, 47, 47, 51, 55)

Row 35: Repeat row 34. 39(39, 43, 47, 47, 51, 55)

Fasten off.

Finishing

Block all pieces to measurements. Refer to the first post HERE.

Sew in sleeves using a mattress stitch. Video tutorial HERE

Here are some tips to seaming in the sleeves.

Open up the last couple rows of the sleeve to fit it into the underarm of the body. This is where I like to start sewing.

Use a pin, stitch marker or safety pin to hold the top of the sleeve to the body. Use this as a guide as you work.

Stop every once and a while to see if everything is lining up right. I check every inch or so and pull more from either the sleeve or body if you need to. 

If you've never worked a seam like this take it slow. If it's just not looking right you can always pull it out and start over. I like to try the sweater on before weaving in the ends just to make sure it drapes well over my shoulder.

Once you'r happy weave in all ends, put your sweater on and enjoy!

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