Coffee and a Good Book Sweater Knitting Pattern
About Coffee and a Good Book
This pattern is a deviation from my usual colorful work – mostly because I wanted a sweater that offered the feeling of coziness, and of quiet time for relaxing and reflecting. I really wanted to create a sweater that feels like a beautiful, glorious, squishy hug for those precious few mornings when you reset and recharge by curling up on your favorite couch or in your favorite chair, in your comfy clothes, with a good book and a cup of coffee, or tea, or something delicious that warms your heart.
To all of my fellow yarn lovers, I wish you everything good. I hope you enjoy this project and that you find yourself reaching for this sweater any time you want to feel happy and relaxed.
I’d love to see your interpretation of this design! Share your photos on Ravelry, email them to us at [email protected], or share them on Facebook and Instagram with #cheerstoewe. I can’t wait to see what you make!
Yarn: 900 (1050, 1200, 1350, 1500, 1650, 1800) yds worsted weight yarn
The sample was made with the following:
6 balls Berocco Ultra Wool (100% Superwash Wool; 3½ oz/100 gr; 219 yds/200 m) in color #33118 Marjoram
Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needles 16”, 24”, and 32” long, and needles in preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN THE CORRECT GAUGE.
Notions: Stitch markers, cable needle, waste yarn for use as stitch holder, tapestry needle
20 sts and 26 rows = 4” in Stockinette stitch, after blocking. Save time by taking time to check gauge.
Bust: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56)” / 81.5 (91.5, 101.5, 112, 122, 132, 142) cm
Length: 25½ (26½, 27½, 27¾, 28½, 28¾, 29½)” / 64.5 (67.5, 70, 70.5, 72.5, 73, 74.5) cm
Sample shown is size 40”/101.5 cm
This sweater is knit seamlessly from the top down.
ABBREVIATIONS & TERMS
2/2LC 2 over 2 Left Cable: Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k2, k2 from cable needle
2/2LPC 2 over 2 Left Purl Cable: Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front, p2, k2 from cable needle
2/2RPC 2 over 2 Right Purl Cable: Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k2, p2 from cable needle
3/3LC 3 over 3 Left Cable: Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k3, k3 from cable needle
3/3RC 3 over 3 Right Cable: Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k3, k3 from cable needle
k2tog: knit two together (right-slanting decrease)
LLI: Left Lifted Increase: Insert the tip of left needle from behind into stitch 2 rows below last stitch on right needle and knit into the back of this stitch.
LT: Left Twist: Knit 2nd stitch on left needle through back loop and leave on needle, knit first st on left needle, and slip both stitches from needle.
M1L: Make 1 Left: Insert left needle, from front to back, under strand of yarn which runs between next stitch on left needle and last stitch on right needle; knit this stitch through back loop. 1 stitch increased.
M1R: Make 1 Right: Insert left needle, from back to front, under strand of yarn which runs between next stitch on left needle and last stitch on right needle; knit this stitch through front loop. 1 stitch increased.
p2tog: purl 2 together
RLI: Right Lifted Increase: Knit into the front loop of the stitch below the next stitch on left needle.
RT: Right Twist: Knit second st on left needle, but leave it on the needle, then knit first st and drop both from left needle
ssk: slip 2 stitches individually as if to knit, then knit those 2 stitches together through the back loops (left-slanting decrease)
tbl: through back loop(s)
w&t: wrap and turn. Bring yarn to front of work between needles, slip next stitch to right needle, bring yarn around this stitch to back of work, slip stitch back to left needle, turn work to begin working back in the other direction.
I am so looking forward to cold weather so I can wear this wonderful sweater that I test knitted for Ladianne and I hate cold weather! The cable work is not for a true beginner but if you are adventurous and have learned to trust a designers well written instructions I would encourage you to knit this sweater. Once you get the yoke done it is a very easy knit the results in a perfect fit! Thank you Ladianne for sharing your talent!