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Sumptuous Sweater
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Sportweight - da Vinci (old)
Pattern Number: 1176
Skill Level: EASY What happens when you put two fantastic Lion Brand yarns together? This sumptuous sweater! Shown in daVinci Amethyst and Wool-Ease Sportweight Dark Rose Heather.

Sizes 10 (6 mm) needles.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished chest measurement 38 (42, 46, 50, 56) 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

660-139 Wool-Ease Sportweight Yarn: Dark Rose Heather (discontinued) Dark heathered rose
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 11.98
Alternative Quantity: (2, 2, 2, 3)

130-144 da Vinci Yarn: Quartz (discontinued) Sorry, this item has been discontinued and is no longer available.
Quantity needed: 5 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 59.75
Alternative Quantity: (5, 6, 7, 8)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10 [6 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 4.95

GAUGE:
12 sts = 4" (10 cm) in St st BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

NOTES:
Sweater is knit with one strand Wool-Ease Sportweight and one strand of da Vinci held together throughout.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK

With one strand each Wool-Ease Sportweight and da Vinci held together, cast on 58 (64, 70, 76, 84) sts.

Knit 6 rows.

Change to St st (k on RS, p on WS) and work even until back measures 11 (13, 14 1/2, 16, 171/2)” from beg.

Shape armholes: Bind off 3 (4, 4, 4, 4) sts at beg of next 2 rows; then 2 (3, 3, 4, 4) sts at beg of the following 2 rows; and 2 (2, 2, 2, 3) sts at the beg of the next 2 rows.

Dec 1 st at the beg of next 2 rows – 42 (44, 50, 54, 60) sts.

When piece measures 18 1/2 (20 1/2, 22 1/2, 24 1/2, 26 1/2)” from beg, Shape shoulders: Bind off 4 (4, 5, 5, 6) sts at beg of next 6 rows.

Place remaining 18 (20, 20, 24, 24) sts on holder.
FRONT

Work as for back until piece measures 16 1/2 (181/2, 20, 1/2, 22, 231/2)" from beg.

Shape neck: Work18 (19, 22, 23, 26) sts; bind off center 6 (6, 6, 8, 8) sts; continue across remaining 17 (18, 21, 22, 25) sts.

Attach a second ball of each yarn and work both sides separately at the same time.

Bind off 2 sts at each neck edge 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) times.

Dec 1 st 2 (3, 3, 2, 2) times at each neck edge – 12 (12, 15, 15, 18) sts.

When front measures 18 1/2 (20 1/2, 22 1/2, 24 1/2, 26 1/2 )" from beg, shape shoulders as for back.
SLEEVES

Cast on 32 (32, 34, 36, 38) sts and knit 6 rows.

Cont in St st increasing 1 st at each edge every 6th row 7 (7, 8, 9, 10) times – 46 (46, 50, 54, 58) sts.

When piece measures 11 (11, 12, 12, 13)" from beg.

Shape Sleeve Cap: Bind off 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) sts at the beg of next 2 rows; 2 sts at the beg of following 2 rows; and dec 1 st at the beg of next 16 (16, 18, 20, 24) rows.

Bind off remaining 20 (20, 22, 22, 22) sts.
FINISHING Sew left shoulder seam.

Knit sts from holder and pick up and knit 34 (34, 36, 36, 36) sts evenly around front neck – 52 (54, 56, 60, 60) sts.

Knit 6 rows.

Bind off all sts loosely.

Sew neckband and right shoulder seam.

Set in sleeves and sew underarm and side seams.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
approx = approximately
beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
est = establish(ed)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
pat = pattern
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
p3tog = purl 3 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
foll = follow(s)(ing)
MC = main color
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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