How to knit the Batlló sweater

Today we fly to the lively and colourful Barcelona, well at least with our imagination we will. Symbol of Catalonia and custodian of the most beautiful works of Antoni Gaudì, a Spanish architect of immense talent. This knitted short-sleeved sweater has actually been inspired by one of Gaudì's most extraordinary works, namely Casa Batlló. Straight lines mimicking the rambla that crosses Barcelona, wavy lines like the waves rolling over the sea and loud colors are the characteristics embedded into the sweater. We hope that you like it! The yarn used in this project is Sailorman, a pure cotton tape in the color of Peach.

A project by Knitting For Breakfast.

How to knit a short-sleeved sweater

MATERIALS
Sailorman yarn col. Peach 300 g / 10.5 oz
Needle n° 7 EU
Needle n° 8 EU / 11 US
stitch markers
Wool needle

Sailorman - 100 g
Peach
1 pc. € 6,67
Sailorman - 100 g
Sunset
1 pc. € 6,67
Sailorman - 100 g
Powder
1 pc. € 6,67
Sailorman - 100 g
Baby
1 pc. € 6,67

GAUGE
10 cm x 10 cm / 4” x 4”
13 stitches and 20 rounds

STITCHES USED
Knit
Purl
Rib 1/1:
knit 1, purl 1
Stitch passed over:
slip 1, knit 1, pass slip stitch over
Double Stitch passed over:
slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slip stitch over

SIZE
One size fits all

DIMENSIONS OF FINISHED PIECE
Total length 48 cm / 18.9"
Width 52 cm / 20.5"

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY
Intermediate


How to knit the body of the short-sleeved sweater

Using needles n° 7 EU cast on 140 stitches, insert the stitch marker at the start of the round and join into a ring.

From round 1 to round 4: knit rib 1/1.

Change to needles n° 8 EU / 11 US.

Rounds 1 and 2: knit all stitches
round 3: *knit 1, yarn over needle 1, knit 3, double Stitch passed over 1knit 3 and yarn over needle 1*, repeat from * to * until the end of the round
round 4knit all stitches
round 5: *knit 3yarn over needle 1, knit 1, double Stitch passed over 1, knit 1, yarn over needle 1, knit 2*, repeat from * to * until the end of the round
round 6knit all stitches
round 7: *knit 4, stitch passed over 1yarn over needle 1knit 4*, repeat from * to * until the end of the round
rounds 8 , 9, 10 and 11knit all stitches
round 12: purl all stitches
round 13: *yarn over needle 1, knit 2 together* repeat from * to * until the end of the round
round 14: purl all stitches
rounds 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21knit all stitches
round 22: purl all stitches
round 23: *knit 1, yarn over needle 2repeat from * to * until the end of the round
round 24purl all the stitches letting the extra yarns of the previous yarn overs fall off the needlesOn the needles you will have 140 stitches 
rounds 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29knit all stitches.

Repeat from round 1 to round 29 once more.



How to knit the front of the short-sleeved sweater

At this point the project is divided into two parts, so continue working back and forth only the first half of the stitches.

Round 1 (Right Side): cast on 1 stitch with the 2-row method and knit until the end of the row (starting from the stitches just cast on). Turn the work
round 2 (Wrong Side)cast on 1 stitch with the 2-row method and purl all stitches until the end of the row (starting from the stitches just cast on)Turn the work, you will have 72 stitches
round 3 (RS): knit 1, *knit 1, yarn over needle 1knit 3, double Stitch passed over 1knit 3yarn over needle 1*, repeat from * to * until 1 stitch before the end, knit 1
round 4 (WS): purl all stitches until the end of the round
round 5 (WS): knit 1, *knit 3yarn over needle 1, knit 1, double Stitch passed over 1, knit 1, yarn over needle 1, knit 2*, repeat from * to * until 1 stitch before the end, knit 1
round 6 (WS): purl all stitches until the end of the row
round 7 (RS): knit 1, *knit 4stitch passed over 1yarn over needle 1knit 4*, repeat from * to * until 1 stitch before the end, knit 1
rounds and 10 (WS): purl all stitches until the end of the row
rounds and 11 (RS)knit all stitches
round 12 (WS)knit all stitches
round 13 (RS): knit 1, *yarn over needle 1, knit 2 together *, repeat from * to * until 1 stitch before the end, knit 1
round 14 (WS)knit all stitches
rounds 15, 17, 19 and 21 (RS)knit all stitches
round 16, 18 and 20 (WS): purl all stitches
round 22 (WS)knit all stitches
round 23 (RS): knit 1, *knit 1, yarn over needle 2*, repeat from * to * until 1 stitch before the end, knit 1
round 24 (WS): purl 1, knit all stitches letting the extra yarns of the previous yarn overs fall off the needlespurl 1On the needles you will have 72 stitches
round 25 (RS)knit all stitches
round 26 (WS): purl all stitches.

Close all stitches.


How to knit the back of the short-sleeved sweater

Knit the second half of the stitches as you did for the front, beginning always from the right side of the project.

How to knit the shoulders and the neckline of the sweater

For the shoulders sew, using invisible seam, 20 stitches for each shoulder, joining the front and the back together.

Instead, for the neckline using the needles n° 7 EU, 66 stitches along the neckline and join into a ring.

Knit 3 rounds of rib 1/1: *knit 1, purl 1*, repeat from * to * until the end of the round.

Close all stitches.

How to knit the sleeves of the Batlló sweater

Using the needles n° 7 EU 50 stitches along the armhole and join into a ring.

Knit 3 rounds of rib 1/1: *knit 1, purl 1*, repeat from * to * until the end of the round.

Close all stitches..

Repeat for the other sleeve.

Insert all threads. Wash the garment to set and fix it into shape.

We have arrived the end of the Batlló sweater tutorial, if you enjoyed experimenting with knitting needles then we recommend reading the pattern for a Wavy Striped top down sweater with silk ribbons.


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