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Red Hot Sweater Jacket
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Chunky
Pattern Number: 20061127Sweater
Garter stitch and gentle shaping make for easy finishing of this design by Mari Lynn Patrick.

A three-needle bind-off completes the collar join at the back neck edge.

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X
Bust (closed) 37 (39, 43, 46) in [94 (99, 109, 117) cm] Length 24 1/4 (25, 25 1/4, 26) in [62 (63.5, 64.5, 66)cm] Upper arm 13 1/4 (14 1/4, 15 1/4, 16 1/4) in [34 (37, 39.5, 42)cm]
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.

PUBLISHED IN: Knit It!, Simply Creative Crochet, Woman's Day


CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

630-112 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Red

A bright, true red


Quantity needed: 8 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 70.32
Alternative Quantity: (8, 9, 10)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10.5 [6.5 mm]
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Note: One extra size 10.5 needle is needed for the 3-needle bind-off
GAUGE:
12 sts and 24 rows to 4 inches [10 cm] over garter st using size 10 1/4 (6.5mm) needles. 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.


INSTRUCTIONS



BACK
Cast on 55 (59, 65, 69) sts.

Cont in garter st and work even until piece measures 15 1/4"/39.5cm from beg, end with a WS row.
Armhole shaping
Bind off 3 (3, 4, 4) sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Dec 1 st each side on next row, then every other row 1 (2, 3, 3) times more -- 45 (47, 49, 53) sts.

Work even until armhole measures 8 (8 1/4, 9, 9 1/4)in.

/20.5 (21.5, 23, 24)cm, end with a WS row.
Shoulder shaping
Bind off 4 (5, 5, 6) sts at beg of next 4 rows, then 5 (4, 5, 5) sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Bind off rem 19 sts for back neck.


LEFT FRONT
Cast on 30 (32, 35, 37) sts.

Cont in garter st and work even until piece measures 15 1/4in.

/39.5cm from beg, end with a WS row.
Armhole and shawl collar shaping
Note Read through entire shaping directions before beginning.
Next row (RS) Bind off 3 (3, 4, 4) sts (armhole edge), k to last 5 sts, M1 (collar inc), k5.

Knit next row.

Cont to shape armhole as foll: dec 1 st at armhole edge on next row, then every other row 1 (2, 3, 3) times more.

AT THE SAME TIME, inc 1 st (M1) 5 sts from collar edge every 4th row 5 times more, then every 6th row twice -- 33 (34, 35, 37) sts.

Work even until armhole measures same as back to shoulder, end with a WS row.
Shoulder shaping
Bind off 4 (5, 5, 6) sts at armhole edge twice, then 5 (4, 5, 5) sts once -- 20 sts.

Work even for 3in.

/7.5cm for collar, end with a WS row.

Place sts on holder.



RIGHT FRONT
Work as for left front, reversing all shaping.


SLEEVES
Cast on 27 (27, 29, 29) sts.

Cont in garter st and work even for 6 rows.

Inc 1 st each side on next row, then every 14th (12th, 10th, 8th) row 6 (7, 8, 9) times more -- 41 (43, 47, 49) sts.

Work even until piece measures 17 1/4in.

/44.5cm from beg, end with a WS row.
Cap shaping
Bind off 3 (3, 4, 4) sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Dec 1 st each side on next row, then every other row twice more, every 4th row 5 (6, 6, 7) times, every row 4 (4, 5, 5) times.

Bind off rem 11 sts.



FINISHING
Do not block.

Sew shoulder seams.

Sew inside collar edge to back neck edge.

Set in sleeves.

Sew side and sleeve seams.

Three-needle bind-off
To bind off and join collar sts tog, work as foll: Place sts on holders on two separate needles.

Hold needles parallel with RS facing and tips of needles pointing right.

Insert 3rd needle knitwise into first st on front needle and first st on back needle, then wrap the yarn around the 3rd needle as if to knit.

Knit these 2 sts tog and slip them off the needles.

*Knit the next 2 sts tog in the same manner.

Slip the first st on the 3rd needle over the 2nd st and off the needle.

Rep from * across the row until all sts have been bound off.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
M1 = make 1
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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