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Easy Adult Sweater
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: 1304
Simplicity rules when choosing that first sweater project. This one-piece, square-necked pullover with knit-as-you-go borders is stylish yet easy to knit with minimal finishing.
SKILL LEVEL: Beginner + (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X
Finished chest 36 (40, 46, 51)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.
620-107 Wool-Ease Yarn: Blue Heather
Medium blue with gray
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18 sts + 24 rows = 4" (10 cm) in stockinette stitch (k on RS, p on WS). 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.
• Sweater is worked in one piece.
• Slip first st at beg of each row as if to knit.
Cast on 87 (95, 107, 129) sts.Work in garter stitch (knit all rows) for 8 rows.
Next row (RS): Slip 1 st, k to end.
Next row(WS): Slip 1, k 5, p to last 6 sts, k 6.
Repeat last 2 rows 7 times more.
Work even in stockinette stitch for 3".
Next row:(RS) K 1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k 1.
Repeat this row once more when piece measures 4" from last dec – 83 (91, 103, 125) sts.
Work even for 5" more.
Sleeve shaping Cast on 3 sts at beg of next 4 rows.
Cast on 6 sts at beg of next 4 rows.
To accommodate large number of sts, change to circular needle.
Cast on 7 sts at beg of next 16 rows – 231 (239, 251, 273) sts.
Work even for 7 (7, 13, 13) rows, ending with RS row.
Front neck shapingNext row (WS): P 96 (100, 105, 115), place marker, k 39 (39, 41, 43), place marker, p 96 (100, 105, 115).
Next row (RS):Knit.
Continue in this way for 8 rows, working in Garter stitch between markers.
Next row (RS) K to marker, slip marker, k 5, join second ball of yarn, bind off center 29 (29, 31, 33) sts, k to end.
Working both sides at same time and slipping first st at beg of neck edge, work even for 20 rows keeping garter stitch borders at neck edges.
Back neck shapingNext row (WS): P 96 (100, 105, 115), k 5, cast on 29 (29,31, 33) sts, continue work with same ball of yarn, k 5, p 96 (100, 105, 115).
Continue in this way for 8 rows, working in garter stitch between markers.
Work even in stockinette stitch only for 17 (17, 23, 23) rows.
Sleeve shapingBind off 7 sts at beg of next 16 rows; bind off 6 sts at beg of next 4 rows; then bind off 3 sts at beg of next 4 rows – 83 (91, 103, 125) sts.
Change back to straight needles if desired.
Work even in stockinette stitch for 5", ending after a WS row.
Next row: K 1, inc 1 in next st, k to last 2 sts, inc 1 in next st, k 1.
Repeat this row 9" from last sleeve decrease – 87 (95, 107, 129) sts.Work even for 3" more, ending after a RS row.
Next row (WS): Slip 1, k 5, p to last 6 sts, k 6.Next row (RS): Slip 1 st, k to end.
Repeat those 2 rows 7 times more.Work in garter stitch for 8 rows.
Bind off loosely.
Sleeve cuff: With RS facing pick up and k 46 (46, 54, 54) sts.
Work in garter stitch for 7 rows more.
Bind off as if to purl.
Sew sleeve and side seams.Weave in loose ends.
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
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