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Snowflake Pullover
Lion Brand® Monet - Fishermen's Wool®
Pattern Number: 1178 Let it snow! You'll stay warm and look great in this hand-painted sweater, a twist on the traditional Norwegian favorite.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
Finished chest measurement 40 (43, 46, 49, 52, 55) inches Length 21 (211/2, 211/2, 22, 221/2, 23) 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

160-404 Monet Masterpiece Yarn: Tropical Storm (discontinued) Intense blue, teal and black
Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 63.80
Alternative Quantity: (5, 5, 6, 6, 6)

150-098 Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Natural

Soft cream


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 12.99

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 6 [4.00 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.60


Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 4.95

GAUGE:
17 sts + 23 rows = 4" (10 cm) with larger needles over 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
Stripe Pattern: Row 1 (RS) With B, knit.

Row 2 With B, purl.

Row 3 With A, k 1, slip 1 wyib (with yarn in back), *k 2, slip 2 wyib; rep from *, end k 2, slip 1, k 1.

Row 4 With A, p 1, slip 1 wyif (with yarn in front), *p 2, slip 2 wyif; rep from *, end p 2, slip 1, p 1.

Rows 5 and 6 With B, rep Rows 1 and 2.

NOTES:
Charts are worked in St st, except where noted.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK

With smaller needles and A, cast on 86 (94, 98, 106, 110, 118) sts.

Work in k2, p2 rib for 2".

Change to larger needles and work even in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 9 1/4 (9 3/4, 9 3/4, 101/4, 10 3/4, 111/4 )" from beg, end with a WS row.

Work Stripe Pat over next 6 rows.

With A, work 2 rows even, inc 1 st on 2nd row – 87 (95, 99, 107, 111, 119) sts.

Snowflake Set-up row (RS): With A k 0 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2) sts, work last 0 (0, 5, 9, 11, 15) sts of 27 st Snowflake chart, with A k 2 (4, 1, 1, 1, 1) st(s), work 27 sts of Snowflake, with A k 1 (2, 1, 1, 1, 1) st(s), work 27 sts of Snowflake, with A k 1 (2, 1, 1, 1, 1) st(s), work 27 sts of Snowflake, with A k 2 (4, 1, 1, 1, 1) st(s), work first 0 (0, 5, 9, 11, 15) stsof 27 st Snowflake Pat, with A k 0 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2) sts.

Cont to work rem 27 rows of Snowflake over over snowflake sts and St st in A over surrounding sts as established.

With A, work 2 rows even, dec 1 st on first row – 86 (94, 98, 106, 110, 118) sts.

Work Stripe Pat over next 6 rows.

Work even in A until piece measures 21 (21 1/2, 21 1/2, 22, 22 1/2 , 23)" from beg, bind off all sts.
FRONT

Work as for back until piece measures 18 1/4 (18 3/4, 18 3/4, 191/4, 19 3/4 ,20 1/4)" from beg, end with a WS row.

Neck Shaping: Joining 2nd ball of yarn, bind off center 10 (10, 12, 12, 12, 12) sts , then working both sides at once, bind off from each neck edge 4 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5) sts once, 3 sts once, 2 sts once, 1 st 3 times.

When piece measures same length as back, bind off 26 (29, 31, 34, 36, 40) sts each shoulder.
SLEEVES

With smaller needles and A, cast on 38 (41, 41, 43, 43, 44) sts.

Work in k2, p2 rib for 2".

Changing to larger needles and working in St st, inc 1 st each side every every 4th row 13 (12, 12, 15, 19, 23) times, then every 6th row 4 (6, 6, 4, 2, 0) times – 72 (77, 77, 81, 85, 90) sts.

Work even until piece measures 19 (19 1/4, 19 1/2, 19 3/4, 19 1/2, 19 1/4 )" from beg, bind off all sts.
FINISHING

Block all pieces lightly.

Sew shoulder seams.

Place markers on front and back 8 1/2 (9, 9, 91/2, 10, 101/2 )" down from shoulder seams.

Set in sleeves between markers.Collar: With circular needle and RS facing, pick up 92 (92, 96, 96, 100, 100) sts evenly around neck and work in rnds of k2, p2 rib for 1 1/4".

Bind off all sts loosely in rib.

Sew side and sleeve seams.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
pat = pattern
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
wyib = with yarn in back
wyif = with yarn in front


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