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{FREE} ENTHRALL : Faded Lacy Sweater Knitting Pattern

Multiple Knit Fall Sweater on a Model & Dress Form
I’m so excited about this fall lacy sweater knitting pattern. This started out as a sweater using a single strand of yarn, but the color transitions weren’t quite what I was looking for. I wanted a more subtle color transition and I learned that you need to use multiple strands of yarn, alternating the colors to get the smooth transition. :) So, I decided that a sleeveless sweater with a bit of lace at the top and bottom to make it a little lighter would be perfect for fall.

This is an easy pattern, knit top down, starting out flat and then joining in the round to finish it. No increases or decreases. I took my time on the top lacy sections, so I didn’t have to frog. That section took awhile, but the rest of it, especially when it’s joined in the round, was smooth sailing!

This was a nice knit, not too challenging and not too boring.

About:

  • Knit Time: Many Hours
  • Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
  • Gauge {St St KITR}: 14 sts & 21 rows per 4” {10cm} square
  • Size 34”: Finished Measurements: 19 1/2” {50cm} tall x 16 1/2” {42cm} wide
  • Size 34”: Finished weight: 12.5oz {355g}
  • Knit top down.
  • Knit flat and knit in the round.
  • Knit holding 2 strands of yarn.
  • When I wound the skeins I put them on a scale and made 2 cakes out of 1 skein.

Materials:

  • Approximately 775 {821, 867, 913, 959, 1005} Yards of a Worsted Yarn
  • {I used Lenora by Noble Character Crafts, Glory Faded Kit on Etsy.}
  • Size US 10.5 {7mm} Knitting Needles
  • Size US 10.5 {7mm} Knitting Needles with a 24” {60cm} Cable
  • Darning Needle
  • Scissors

Sizes:

  • Bust: 34” {36”, 38”, 40”, 42”, 44”}
  • Bust: 86cm {91cm, 96cm, 101cm, 106cm, 111cm}

Notes:

  • The front and the back are the same.
  • Knit the front 1/3 and back 1/3 flat and then join in the round to finish.
  • Row 1 = Right side/front.
  • Colors are: 1 being the lightest and 5 being the darkest.

Modification Options:

  • You can substitute 1 strand of bulky yarn for 2 strands of worsted weight yarn.
  • You can knit it using one color instead of multiple colors.

Pattern, Knit Flat, Back & Forth:

  • Using 2 strands of yarn, colors 1&1:
  • CO STS 58 {62, 66, 70, 74, 78} STS use a stretchy CO method.
  • {Watch the video tutorial of the one I like to use: K2, P2 Long Tail Cast-On Method }
  • Row 1 {RS}: Knit {garter stitch}
  • Row 2 {WS}: Knit {garter stitch}
  • Rows 3-14, using 2 strands of yarn, colors 1&1:
  • Rows 3, 7, 11 {RS}: K1TBL *K2TOG, YO* K1TBL
  • Rows 4, 8, 12 {WS}: WYIF S1PW *P* WYIF S1PW
  • Rows 5, 9, 13 {RS}: K1TBL *YO, K2TOG* K1TBL
  • Rows 6, 10, 14 {WS}: WYIF S1PW *P* WYIF S1PW
  • Measures about 2 1/2” {6.5cm} from the beginning
  • Rows 15-26, using 2 strands of yarn, colors 1&2:
  • Rows 15, 19, 23 {RS}: K1TBL *K2TOG, YO* K1TBL
  • Rows 16, 20, 24 {WS}: WYIF S1PW *P* WYIF S1PW
  • Rows 17, 21, 25 {RS}: K1TBL *YO, K2TOG* K1TBL
  • Rows 18, 22, 26 {WS}: WYIF S1PW *P* WYIF S1PW
  • Measures about 5” {12.5cm} from the beginning
  • Rows 27-38, using 2 strands of yarn, colors 2&2:
  • Rows 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37 {RS}: K1TBL *K* K1TBL
  • Rows 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38 {WS}: WYIF S1PW *P* WYIF S1PW
  • Measures about 7 1/2″ {19cm} from beginning
  • Repeat rows 1-38 for the other side.
  • Row 39: using 2 strands of yarn, colors 2&3
  • Note: In this “row” we’re going to join the front and back and knit in the round from here on out and you’re always working on the right side of your top.

    Put the front and back on a 24″ {60cm} cable, with the right side of the work facing you. It doesn’t matter which side you start with since they’re both the same.

    K2TOG {Put a removable stitch marker through the first stitch}, knit one side until the last 2 stitches, K2TOG, {You’re reinforcing the arm hole and removing the i-cord edge.}

    Repeat for the other side {K2TOG Knit until the last 2 stitches, and then knit those 2 together.} You just joined the front and back together in the round. Place a stitch marker to mark the beginning of your round. You decreased 4 STS on this round, so you should have 112 {120, 128, 136, 144, 152} stitches remaining. This is the only decrease in the pattern, and there aren’t any increases, so you should have this number of stitches here on out.

    Using 2 strands of yarn, colors 2&3, Knit the next 10 rounds.

    Once you get the front and back joined in the round it works up really quick. {My favorite part.}

  • 2 strands of colors 3&3: Knit the next 11 rounds, 2″ {5cm}, or desired length.
  • 2 strands of colors 3&4: Knit the next 11 rounds, 2″ {5cm}, or desired length.
  • 2 strands of colors 4&4: Knit the next 11 rounds, 2″ {5cm}, or desired length.
  • 2 strands of colors 4&5: Knit the next 11 rounds, 2″ {5cm}, or desired length.
  • 2 strands of colors 5&5: Knit the next 2 rounds.
  • Bottom rib lace, continue using 2 strands of colors 5&5:
  • Round 1: *K2TOG, YO*
  • Round 2: *K*
  • Round 3: *YO, K2TOG*
  • Round 4: *K*
  • Round 5: {repeat round 1} *K2TOG, YO*
  • Rounds 6-7: *K1, P1*
  • BO in the K1, P1 pattern
  • Create Collar:
    At the top, starting from the outside, sew 10-14 STS together, about 5-6” {12-15cm}. Repeat on the opposite side, leaving a gap for your head to fit through.

    Weave in all ends.

    Lightly block to even out the stitches.

Gauge:

Enthrall Faded Fall Sweater Gauge
Enthrall Faded Fall Sweater Gauge

Abbreviations:

  • * – * – repeat pattern
  • BO – bind-off in pattern
  • CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}
  • K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}
  • K1TBL – knit 1 stitch through the back loop
  • K2TOG – knit 2 stitches together
  • KITR – knit in the round
  • P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}
  • PM – place marker
  • RS – right side
  • S1PW – slip one stitch purl-wise
  • St St – stockinette stitch
  • STS – stitches
  • WYIF – with yarn in front
  • WS – wrong side
  • YO – yarn over
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8 Responses

  1. slc_slp
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    Thank you!

    • Jennifer
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      You’re very welcome!

  2. lisawgoode
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    Thank you for this pattern….as you used the Noble Character Crafts yarn and held it double, if using a worsted weight you would not need two strands, correct? I love the Noble Characters Crafts Glory Faded Kit….did you just double the lighter version skeins together and then the darker two skeins held together?

    • Jennifer
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      You’re very welcome! I used Noble Characters Crafts, Lenora, which is a worsted weight yarn, so you would need 2 strands of a worsted weight yarn for this pattern. If you’d like to use 1 strand, a bulky weight yarn would work. As for the colors: When I wound the skeins I put them on a scale and made 2 balls out of 1 skein. I held 2 strands of the lightest colors together (1&1). For the next section I held the lightest color and the 2nd lightest color (1&2) and then 2 strands of the 2nd lightest colors together (2&2) and followed that pattern until 5&5. Now that I’m reading that it sounds a little confusing. I hope it makes sense though. Please let me know if you have other questions and I’ll try to clarify it better. :)

  3. sweet_mae86
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    Love this :) Thank You :)

    • Jennifer
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      :) You’re very welcome! Thank you!

  4. slc_slp
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    Hi!
    I love this pattern. If I wanted to do a solid color or color block- do you agree a single strand of bulky weight yarn would work?? The needles are quite large so I think it would be ok. Please LMK!

    • Jennifer
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      Hi! A solid would work great and a whole lot less ends to weave it. :) A single strand of bulky would work too! These 2 things simplify this pattern so much! A girl after my own heart. This pattern was definitely outside my comfort zone, but I try to keep pushing myself to learn new things. Anyway, back to the bulky yarn, keep in mind that not all bulky yarns are created equally. I have some that are too bulky, but I have several that will work. When you’re purchasing it look for ones that use a US 10-11 needle size. And you’ll want to double check your gauge too, which is important. Here are some yarns that I have on-hand that I think would work great: Rowan Cocoon, Red heart Hygge, Knit Picks Wonderfluff and Cascade Yarns 128 Superwash. If you’re looking for a Lion Brand substitute it looks like Color Made Easy would work, but I haven’t tried it. I’d love to know what you decide to go with!

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