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Knit Southwestern Pullover
Lion Brand® Lion® Cotton
Pattern Number: 20058
Create a fashionable pullover that evokes the Southwestern desert using our self-painting yarn.

The easy cross-stitch accents between seed and stockinette stitch panels finish off this truly unique garment.

Featured in Lion Cotton Sagebrush, Khaki and Natural.

Sizes 6 (4 mm) and 7 (4.5 mm) needles size 6 (4 mm) 16 inches circular needle.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Chest 38 (42, 46, 50, 54)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.



760-124 Lion Cotton Yarn: Khaki (discontinued) An intense tan.
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 11.58
Alternative Quantity: (2, 3, 3, 4)
Note: A

760-098 Lion Cotton Yarn: Natural

A soft natural cream

Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.99
Alternative Quantity: (1, 1, 2, 2)
Note: B

760-224 Lion Cotton Yarn: Sagebrush

Dry green, tan, and natural off-white.

Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 27.96
Alternative Quantity: (4, 5, 5, 6)
Note: C

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

Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
Size 6 (4 mm) - 16inches circular needle
16 sts + 24 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) on larger needles. 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.


Seed st (multiple of 2) Row 1: (RS) Knit.

Row 2: *K 1, p 1, repeat from *.

Row 3: *P 1, k 1, repeat from *.

Repeat Rows 2-3 for pattern.

(Note that the first row of each Seed st section is all knit.) Textured Stripe Pattern *With C, work 24 rows of St st; with A, work 24 rows of Seed st.

Repeat from * for pattern.


With smaller needles and A, cast on 76 (84, 92, 100, 108) sts.

Work k 1, p 1 rib for one row.

Change to B, and cont in rib until piece measures 11 1/42" from beg, ending with a WS row.

Change to larger needles and Textured Stripe Pattern.

Work even until piece measures 14 1/4 (14 1/4, 14 1/4, 14 1/4, 15)" from beg, ending with a WS row.

Shape Armholes: Bind off 6 (8, 8, 10, 12) sts at beg of next two rows – 64 (68, 76, 80, 84) sts.

Work even in pattern until piece measures 23 (23 1/4, 24, 24 1/4, 25)" from beg, ending with a WS row.

Shape Shoulders: Bind off 6 (7, 8, 9, 9) sts at beg of next four rows, then bind off 6 (6, 8, 8, 10) sts at beg of next two rows.

Bind off rem 28 sts.


Work same as Back until piece measures 21 1/4 (22, 22 1/4, 23, 23 1/4)" from beg, ending with a WS row.

Shape Neck: Cont in pattern across first 26 (28, 32, 34, 36) sts, join second ball of yarn, bind off middle 12 sts and work to end row.

Work both sides at same time with separate balls of yarn.

Bind off 3 sts each neck edge once, then bind off 2 sts each neck edge twice.

Dec 1 st each neck edge every row once – 18 (20, 24, 26, 28) sts rem each side.

Work even until piece measures same as Back to shoulders.

Shape shoulders same as Back.

With smaller needles and A, cast on 34 (34, 34, 36, 36) sts.

Work k 1, p 1 rib for one row.

Change to B, and cont in rib until piece measures 11 1/42" from beg, ending with a WS row.

Change to larger needles, C, and Seed st.

Inc 1 st each side every other row 0 (0, 0, 0, 2) times, then every fourth row 1 (10, 18, 22, 20) times, then every sixth row 16 (9, 3, 0, 0) times – 68 (72, 76, 80, 80) sts.

Work even until piece measures 20 1/4 (20, 19 1/4, 19 1/4, 19 1/4)" from beg.

Bind off.


Embroidery With large-eyed, blunt needle and B, work cross-stitch embroidery where horizontal stripes meet.

Sew shoulder seams.

Neckband With RS facing, circular needle, and B, pick up 72 sts evenly around neckline.

Join and work rnds of k 1, p 1 rib for 23 1/44".

Change to A and work one row of rib.

With A, bind off in rib.

Sew in sleeves.

Sew sleeve and side seams.

beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side

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