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Tea-Time Sweater
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® - Chenille Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: 1098AD

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X

Finished chest measurements: 41 (45, 49, 53)inches Finished Length: 25 (26, 27, 281/2)inches


Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

620-138 Wool-Ease® Yarn: Cranberry

Deep, intense red


Quantity needed: 7 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: (8, 8, 9)
Note: MC

950-153 Chenille Thick & Quick® Yarn: Black DISCONTINUED Elegant, velvety black
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
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Note: CC

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 7 [4.5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 13 [9 mm]
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Additional Materials
• Tapestry needle • Six 7/8 inches buttons
GAUGE:

19 sts and 26 rows = 4" in St st with Wool-Ease on size 8 needles. 8 sts and 16 rows = 4"
in Garter St with Chenille Thick & Quick. TO INSURE PROPER SIZE, BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.


Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:

m1 (make 1 increase): Insert RH needle into purl bump behind next st on LH needle and knit into it.
backwards loop cast-on (at the end of a row): With needle with completed stitches in right hand, wrap the yarn around your left thumb from front to back, controlling tension by holding it against your palm with your other fingers. Insert the needle upwards through the strand on your thumb. Slip this loop from your thumb onto the RH needle, pulling the yarn to adjust tension. Rep for number CO sts indicated.




INSTRUCTIONS
BACK
With smaller needles and MC, CO 97 (107, 116, 126) sts. K 5 garter stitch ridges (=10 rows). Change to medium needles and St st. Work even until piece measures 15 1/2 (153/4, 16, 171/2)" from beg, end with a WS row. Armhole shaping: BO 7 (9, 11, 13) sts at beg of next 2 rows. Work even until piece measures 24 (25, 26, 27 1/2)" from beg, end with a WS row [83 (89, 94, 100) sts]. Shoulder and neck: BO 10 sts at each armhole edge 2 (2,3, 3) times and 5 (8, 0, 3) sts once AND AT THE SAME TIME, when piece measures 24 1/2, (251/2, 261/2, 28)" from beg, BO c enter 21 (21, 22, 22) sts. Working both sides at once with separate balls of yarn, cont to work shoulder shaping and BO 6 sts at each neck edge once.
LEFT FRONT
With smaller needles and MC, CO 46 (51, 56, 61) sts. K 5 garter stitch ridges (=10 rows). Change to medium needles and St st. Work even until piece measures same as back to armhole shaping, end WS row.Armhole shaping: BO 7 (9, 11, 13) sts at beg of next row. [39 (42, 45, 48) sts] Work even until piece measures 22 (23, 24, 25 1/2)" from beg, end RS row. Neck shaping: At neck edge, BO 6 sts once, 2 sts 0 (0, 1, 1) times, and 1 st 8 (8, 7, 7) times. AND AT THE SAME TIME, when front measures same as back to shoulder shaping, BO 10 sts at armhole edge 2 (2, 3, 3) times and 5 (8, 0, 3) sts once.
RIGHT FRONT
Work same as left front, reversing shaping.
SLEEVES
With medium needles and MC, CO 40 (42, 43, 49) sts. Beg St st, inc 1 st each side every 4th row 6 (14, 20, 16) times and every 6th row 16 (10, 6, 7) times [84 (90, 95, 95) sts]. Work even until sleeve measures 20 1/2 (20, 20, 191/2)" from beg. BO.
CUFFS (Make 2)
With larger needles and CC, CO 24 (26, 26, 29) sts. K 2 rows. Dec Row: K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2 tog. K 3 rows. Rep Dec Row. K 2 rows. For size M only: K2tog, k to end of row. For all other sizes: Knit [20 (21, 22, 25) sts]. BO.
COLLAR
With larger needles and CC, CO 42 (42, 44, 44) sts. K 2 rows. Inc row: K3 (3, 4, 4), (m1, k6) 6 times, k3 (3, 4, 4). [48 (48, 50, 50) sts] K 2 rows. Inc row: K3 (3, 4, 4), (m1, k6) 7 times, m1, k3 (3, 4, 4). [56 (56, 58, 58) sts] K 2 rows. Inc row: K4 (4, 5, 5), (m1, k8) 6 times, m1, k4 (4, 5, 5). [63 (63, 65, 65) sts] K 3 rows. BO loosely.
FINISHING
Neck band: With smaller needles and MC, pick up 99 (99, 103, 103) sts around neck edge. BO sts in knit. Button band: With smaller needles and MC, RS facing, pick up 112 (116, 122, 129) sts along left front. Knit 5 ridges garter stitch. BO. Buttonhole band: Mark places for 6 buttonholes evenly spaced along right front. With smaller needles and MC, RS facing, pick up 112 (116, 122, 129) sts along left front. K 3 rows. *K to marker, BO 2 sts, rep from * 5 times, k to end. Next row: K to bound off sts, CO 2 using a backwards loop cast-on; rep from * 5 times, k to end. Knit following row, knitting into the back loop of each cast-on stitch. K 3 more rows (= 5 garter st ridges). BO. Sew shoulder seams. Set in sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams. Sew buttons opposite buttonholes. Sew side edges of cuffs and turn right side out. Insert sleeve into cuff so that cuff extends 1/4" beyond sleeve. Using Wool-Ease as sewing thread, whip stitch cast-on edge of sleeve onto cuff. Pin collar to neck edge, overlapping collar over neck edge by 1/4". Whip-stitch collar to neck edge using Wool-Ease.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
BO = bind off
CC = contrasting color
CO = cast on
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
MC = main color
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RH = right hand
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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