Conspiracy Sweater- Free Pattern

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illuminatiDoneAn all-seeing eyeball floats above golden bricks and is all dressed up with a bow-tie!  Whether or not you are familiar with the character of Bill Cipher from Gravity Falls, this sweater is an eye-catcher.  🙂  Lots of ease and full sleeve make this oversized sweater a very comfortable fit.  This pullover is knit in the round from the bottom up until the intarsia panel.  After the shoulders are seamed together, stitches are picked up around the armhole and a sleeve is knit in place down to the cuffs.

Shown in size XL with 4 inches of positive ease.

Skill Level– Intermediate
Sizes– sm (med, lg, xl, 2x, 3x)
Finished Measurements (Chest) in inches– 35.5 (40, 44, 48, 53, 56)
Yarn– Knit Picks Brava Worsted (or other worsted weight yarn). Approximately 880 (1020, 1200, 1310, 1500, 1610) yds of MC (Custard) yarn, 150-200 yds of SC (Caution) yarn, 220 yds of Black yarn, 155 yds of White yarn.
Gauge– 4.5 stitches per inch and 6.25 rpi in stockinette with size 7 needle
Skills Required– Knitting in the round, intarsia, crochet chain, seaming.

conspiracysweaterdiagramDirections
CO 160 (180, 200, 216, 240, 256) sts. Join for working in the round, being careful not to twist. Place marker at BOR.
Ribbing: K 16 round in 2×2 ribbing. Note: this ribbing is set up by *k2, p2 * repeat to the end of the round. On all subsequent
rounds, knit the knit stitches and purl the purl stitches.
Bricks
The bricks are made by purling where the vertical brick lines belong. During the finishing of the sweater, you will come back
to the bricks and crochet in the vertical brick lines over the purled stitches with your SC yarn.
Brick Line Round: With SC, k all sts.
Even Round: With MC, k all sts.
First Brick Round: With MC [k15 (17, 19, 17, 15, 15), p1]* *repeat to EOR.
Repeat First Brick Round a total of 7 times.
Brick Line Round: With SC, [k15 (17, 19, 17, 15, 15), p1]* *repeat to EOR.
Even Round: With MC, k all sts.
Second Brick Round: With MC k8 (9, 10, 9, 8, 8), p1, [k15 (17, 19, 17, 15, 15), p1]* *repeat until 7 (8, 9, 8, 7, 7) sts remain, k to EOR.
Repeat Second Brick Round a total of 7 times.
Brick Line Round: With SC, k8 (9, 10, 9, 8, 8), p1, [k15 (17, 19, 17, 15, 15), p1]* *repeat until 7 (8, 9, 8, 7, 7) sts remain, k to EOR.
Even Round: With MC, k all sts.
Third Brick Round: With MC [k15 (17, 19, 17, 15, 15), p1]* *repeat to EOR.
Repeat Third Brick Round a total of 7 times.
Brick Line Round: With SC, [k15 (17, 19, 17, 15, 15), p1]* *repeat to EOR.
Even Round: With MC, k all sts.
With MC, k80 (90, 100, 108, 120, 128), place marker for halfway point, k to EOR.
With MC, k9 (14, 15, 14, 15, 15) rounds.
cipherIntarsia
With MC, k24 (29, 34, 38, 44, 48), place chart marker, work Chart A over next 31 sts, place chart marker, k23 (28, 33, 37, 42, 47), k2tog, sm, k to EOR, CO 1 st. Turn work.
You will now be working back and forth for the rest of the sweater body. The cast on sts will be consumed and hidden in the side seam of the sweater during finishing.
Set Up Row (WS): P until you reach a chart marker, sm, work Chart A over next 31 sts, sm, work to EOR, CO 1 st. Turn work.
Even Row (RS): K until first chart marker, sm, work Chart A over next 31 sts, sm, k until EOR. Turn work
Even Row (WS): P until you reach a chart marker, sm, work Chart A over next 31 sts, sm, work to EOR. Turn work.
Repeat these 2 rows a total of 22 times. Work one more Even Row.

Underarm Shaping
Bind Off Row (WS): BO 6 (8, 10, 11, 14, 15) sts, p until 5 (7, 9, 10, 13, 14) sts berfore side marker, BO next 10 (14, 18, 20, 26, 28) sts and remove side marker when it is reached, p until chart marker, sm, work Chart A over next 31 sts, sm, p until EOR.
You will now be working only the front half of the sweater.
Bind Off Row (RS): BO 6 (8, 10, 11, 14, 15) sts, k2tog, k until chart marker, sm, work Chart A over next 31 sts, sm, k until 3 sts remain, ssk, k1. Turn work. 68 (74, 80, 86, 92, 98) sts.
During underam shaping you will reach the last row of Chart A. After the you work the last row of Chart A, all sts will be worked in stockinette stitch with MC.
Even Row (WS): Work all sts in established pattern.
Decrease Row (RS): K1, k2tog, work sts in established pattern until 3 sts remain, ssk, k1.
Work these 2 rows a total of 4 (5, 5, 5, 5, 5) times.
Work one more Even Row (WS). 58 (64, 70, 76, 82, 88) sts
Size Small Only: Work in stockinette for 2 rows.

Neck Shaping
Small (Medium) Sizes: K20 (22), move next 18 (20) sts to stitch holder or waste yarn. Add a new ball of yarn and k across remaining 20 (22) sts.
Working each side separately in st st, at each neck edge BO 4 (6) sts, then BO 2 (2) sts. Then dec 1 st at neck edge every RS row 2 (3) times. 13 (13) sts per side remain.
Large (XL, 2X, 3X) Sizes: K1, k2tog, k22 (24, 27, 30), move next 20 (22, 22, 22) sts to stitch holder or waste yarn. Add a new ball of yarn and k22 (24, 27, 30), ssk, k1.
Working each side at the same time with their separate balls of yarn in st st, at each neck edge BO 5 (5, 5, 5) sts, then BO 2 (2, 2, 3) sts. Then dec 1 st at neck edge ever RS row 3 times. At the same time, decrease 1 st at armholde edge every RS row 1 (3, 6, 7) more times. 13 (13, 13, 14) sts per side remain.
All sizes: Work both sides of front in st st until piece measures 6.5 (7, 7.5, 8, 8, 8.25) inches from underarm bind off (about 40 (44, 48, 50, 52, 56) rows from underarm bindoff) ending with a WS row.
illuminatiDone2Front Shoulder Shaping
Row 1 (RS): Still working each side separately but at the same time, k to the last 4 sts, slip next stitch pwise, yarn to front, return slipped stitch to left needle, yarn to back. Turn.
Row 2 (WS): p to the last 4 sts, slip next stitch pwise, yarn to back, return slipped stitch to left needle, yarn to front. Turn.
Row 3 (RS): k to the last 6 sts, slip next stitch pwise, yarn to front, return slipped stitch to left needle, yarn to back. Turn.
Row 4 (WS): p to the last 6 sts, slip next stitch pwise, yarn to back, return slipped stitch to left needle, yarn to front. Turn.
Row 5 (RS): k to the last 10 sts, slip next stitch pwise, yarn to front, return slipped stitch to left needle, yarn to back. Turn.
Row 6 (WS): p to the last 10 sts, slip next stitch pwise, yarn to back, return slipped stitch to left needle, yarn to front. Turn.
Row 7 (RS): K across, picking up wraps and knitting them together with their respective stitches.
Row 8 (WS): P across, picking up wraps and purling them together with their respective stitches.
Row 9 (RS): BO all sts.

Sweater Back
Add new yarn and begin on right side of work on back sweater sts.
Decrease Row (RS): K1, k2tog, k until 3 sts remain, ssk, k1.
Even Row (WS): P across.
Repeat these 2 rows a total of 5 (7, 9, 10, 13, 14) times. 60 (62, 64, 68, 68, 72) sts.
Work in st st until piece measures 6.5 (7, 7.5, 8, 8, 8.25) inches from underarm bind off (about 40 (44, 48, 50, 52, 56) rows from underarm bindoff) ending with a WS row.

Back Shoulder Shaping
Row 1 (RS): K to the last 4 sts, slip next stitch pwise, yarn to front, return slipped stitch to left needle, yarn to back. Turn.
Row 2 (WS): P to the last 4 sts, slip next stitch pwise, yarn to back, return slipped stitch to left needle, yarn to front. Turn.
Row 3 (RS): K to the last 6 sts, slip next stitch pwise, yarn to front, return slipped stitch to left needle, yarn to back. Turn.
Row 4 (WS): P to the last 6 sts, slip next stitch pwise, yarn to back, return slipped stitch to left needle, yarn to front. Turn.
Row 5 (RS): K to the last 10 sts, slip next stitch pwise, yarn to front, return slipped stitch to left needle, yarn to back. Turn.
Row 6 (WS): P to the last 10 sts, slip next stitch pwise, yarn to back, return slipped stitch to left needle, yarn to front. Turn.
Row 7 (RS): K across, picking up wraps and knitting them together with their respective stitches.
Row 8 (WS): P across, picking up wraps and purling them together with their respective stitches.
Row 9 (RS): BO all sts.

Seaming
Sew front shoulders to back keeping arm holes aligned. Sew side seam closed.

illuminatiDone5Sleeves
Starting at center bottom of the armhole, pick up 58 (60, 72, 82, 92, 98) sts evenly around arm hole.
Place shaping markers 9 (10, 12, 13, 15, 16) sts from both sides of bottom center of the armhole. Place short row markers 9 (10, 12, 13, 15, 16) sts from both sides of top center of armhole.
Row 1 (RS): Starting at BOR at the bottom of the armhole, join to work in the round and k until second short row marker. W&t next stitch.
Row 2 (WS): P to first short row marker. W&t next stitch.
Row 3 (RS): K to wrapped st, pick up and knit wrap with respective st, w&t next st.
Row 4 (WS): P to wrapped st, pick and purl wrap with resspective st, w&t next st.
Repeat these 2 rows until you reach the shaping markers.
K across on the right side until you reach the wrapped stitch, pick up wrap and knit together with respective stitch, knit to EOR.
You will now work in st st for 66 (72, 74, 74, 74, 74) rounds while reducing 1 st at the beginning and end of a round every 15 (15, 15, 15, 12, 10) rounds 4 (4, 4, 4, 5, 6) times to reduce a total of 8 sts. On your first full round, when you reach the wrapped st, pick up wrap and knit together with st. You can remove all markers except the BOR marker.

Bricks
Sizes Small (Xl, 2x):
Brick Line Round: With SC, k1, k2tog, k until 3 sts remain in round, ssk, k1.

Sizes Medium (Large, 3x):
Brick Line round: With SC, k1, k2tog, k until EOR.

All sizes:
Even Round: With MC, k to EOR.
First Brick Round: With MC [k15 (16, 20, 17, 19, 16), p1]* *repeat to EOR.
Repeat First Brick Round a total of 7 times.
Brick Line Round: With SC, [k15 (16, 20, 17, 19, 16), p1]* *repeat to EOR.
Even Round: With MC, k to EOR.
Second Brick Round: With MC k8 (8, 10 9, 10, 8), p1, [k15 (16, 20, 17, 19, 16), p1]* *repeat until 7 (8, 10, 8, 9, 8) sts remain, k to EOR.
Repeat Second Brick Round a total of 7 times.
Brick Line Round: With SC, k8 (8, 10 9, 10, 8), p1, [k15 (16, 20, 17, 19, 16), p1]* *repeat until 7 (8, 10, 8, 9, 8) sts remain, k to EOR.
Even Round: With MC, k to EOR.
Third Brick Round: With MC [k15 (16, 20, 17, 19, 16), p1]* *repeat to EOR.
Repeat Third Brick Round a total of 7 times.
Brick Line Round: With SC, [[k15 (16, 20, 17, 19, 16), p1]* *repeat to EOR. 48 (51, 63, 72, 80, 85) sts.
Reduce Round Sizes Small & Medium: With MC, [k1, k2tog, k2tog]* *repeat to EOR. 30 (31) sts.
Reduce Round Sizes Large, XL, 2X & 3X: With MC, k2tog for one round. (33, 36, 40, 43) sts.

illsleeveWrist Ribbing
Ribbing Set Up Round: [k2, p2]* *repeat to EOR while reducing 2 (3, 1, 0, 0, 3) sts evenly around. 28 (28, 32, 36, 40, 40) sts
With MC, [k2, p2]* *repeat to EOR. Repeat this round 13 times. Bind off loosely.

Neck
With smaller needles (size 5 or 6) pick up 108 (120, 128, 136, 140, 148) sts evenly around neck. 2×2 rib for 6 rows and BO.

Finishing
With SC and a size 4 crochet hook, crochet chain up the purled stitch “ditches” at the bottom of the sweater and the bottom of the sleeves in the direction they were knit to complete the bricks.
With black yarn and crochet hook, crochet chain around the eyeball to line the eye.
With tapestry needle and black yarn, embroider the eyelashes.
Weave in all ends.

Abbreviations
BOR – Beginning of Round
CO – Cast on
EOR- End Of Row/Round
p – purl
k – knit
MC – Main Color
SC – Secondary Color
sm – slip marker
St(s) – Stitch(es)
st st – stockinette stitch

6 thoughts on “Conspiracy Sweater- Free Pattern

  1. Have wanted to make this forever! I have been practicing on smaller things. I may just get started this year, trying to see how I can juggle my stash and find nerve. Just looking at it makes me laugh and MY SIZE…

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  2. That is AWESOME! I do not know how to do intarsia or crochet OR seamed shoulders, but I’m sure I can learn. I’m starting this today, thank you for sharing your pattern!!

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