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Knit Striping Crew
Lion Brand® Kool Wool
Pattern Number: 20149
This Kool Wool pullover is knit in tropical stripes, but can be worn in any climate.

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Sizes 9 (5.5 mm) and 10.5 (6.5 mm) circular needles.

Size 9 (5.5 mm) 16 inches circular needle.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
Finished Chest 42 (46, 50, 54, 58, 62) inches. Length 23 (23 1/2, 24 1/2, 25 1/2, 26 1/2, 27 1/2)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

380-146 Kool Wool Yarn: Fuchsia Bright fuchsia
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.90
Alternative Quantity: (2, 3, 3, 3, 4)

380-130 Kool Wool Yarn: Grass (discontinued) Soft olive-hued grass green
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.85
Alternative Quantity: (3, 4, 4, 4, 5)

380-125 Kool Wool Yarn: Camel Warm medium camel tan
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.90
Alternative Quantity: (2, 3, 3, 3, 4)

Lion Brand Size 10.5 [6.5 mm] 29-inch [75 cm] Circular Knitting Needles
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 11.49

GAUGE:
12 sts + 18 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and k them tog.

ssp (slip, slip, purl) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; pass them back to left needle; purl them together through back loop.

NOTES:
1.

When working the stripe pattern, do not break off yarns when changing colors.

Carry the unused colors up the sides of the work.

When you have a color change and the new color is at the opposite side of the work, slide the stitches to the other end of the needle, turn the piece, pick up the new color and knit or purl as required to maintain St st.

2.

Looking at the fabric from the right side, the dec at the right edge should lean left and the dec at the left edge should lean right.

This is accomplished by working, with RS (WS) facing, ssk (ssp) for left-leaning dec, and k2tog (p2tog) for right-leaning dec.

3.

Whether you work stripe pattern as indicated or make up your own, Back and Front stripes must match, and Sleeves and Body must match at least from armhole up.


INSTRUCTIONS
STRIPE PATTERN

*3 rows B, 1 row D, 2 rows E, 1 row B, 3 rows A, 2 rows C, 1 row A, 2 rows F, 3 rows E, 2 rows B, 3 rows D, 1 row E, 2 rows A, 1 row C, 4 rows B, 1 row F, 2 rows D, ****3 rows F, 1 row A,***2 rows C, 2 rows E, 1 row D, 2 rows B, 2 rows A, 3 rows C, 1 row B, 2 rows E, 2 rows B, **1 row B, 1 row A, 2 rows D.
BACK

With B and smaller needle, cast on 64 (70, 76, 82, 88, 94) sts.

Work in k 1, p 1 rib for 1 1/2".

Change to larger needle and St st.

Begin Stripe Pattern, sizes S-L at *, sizes 1X-3X at **.

Continue until piece measures 14 1/2 (14 1/2, 14 1/2, 15 1/2, 15 1/2, 15 1/2)" from beg.

Shape Armholes Bind off 6 (7, 8, 8, 9, 10) stitches at beg of next 2 rows.

Next Row Work 1, dec 1, work to last 3 sts, dec 1, work 1.

Work one row even.

Rep these two rows 4 (5, 6, 7, 8, 8) more times – 42 (44, 46, 50, 52, 56) sts.

Work even until piece measures 23 (23 1/2, 24 1/2, 25 1/2, 26 1/2, 27 1/2)" from beg.

Shape Shoulders Bind off 5 sts at beg of next 0 (0, 0, 2, 2, 6) rows; 4 sts at beg of next 0 (2, 4, 4, 4, 0) rows; then 3 sts at beg of next 6 (4, 2, 0, 0, 0) rows.

Bind off rem 24 (24, 24, 24, 26, 26) sts.
FRONT

Work as for Back including all shaping and, AT SAME TIME, when piece measures 21 (21 1/2, 23, 23, 24, 24)" from beg, begin Front Neck shaping.

Shape Front Neck Work 12 (13, 14, 17, 17, 19) sts, attach 2nd ball of yarn, bind off center 18 (18, 18, 16, 18, 18) sts, work to end of row.

Working both sides at same time, dec 1 st at each neck edge every other row 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4) times.

Continue until piece measures same as Back to shoulders and shape shoulders as for Back.



SLEEVE

With B and smaller needle, cast on 26 (28, 28, 32, 36, 36) sts and work k 1, p 1 rib for 2", inc 0 (0, 2, 2, 2, 2) sts evenly and work St st in Stripe Pattern, beg sizes S-L at ***, and sizes 1X-3X at ****.

Work 4 rows even.

Inc Row Work 2, inc 1, work to last 2 sts, inc 1, work 2.

Rep Inc Row every 4th row 0 (0, 0, 0, 1, 11) times, every 5th row 12 (12, 13, 9, 12, 5) times, then every 6th row 0 (0, 0, 3, 0, 0) times – 52 (54, 58, 60, 66, 72) sts.

Work even until Sleeve measures 17 (17, 17, 18, 18, 18)" from beg – 52 (54, 58, 60, 66, 72) sts.

Shape Cap Using the same color as first armhole bind off on Back (see Note 3 above), bind off 6 (7, 8, 8, 9, 10) sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Next Row Work 1, dec 1, work to last 3 sts, dec 1, work 1.

Work one row even.

Rep these two rows 10 (11, 11, 12, 15, 17) more times.

Bind off rem 18 (16, 18, 18, 16, 16) sts.
FINISHING

Sew shoulder seams.

Neck Rib With B and 16" circular needle, pick up 60 (60, 60, 62, 66, 72) sts around neck.

Work in k 1, p 1 rib for 1".

Bind off loosely in rib.

Sew in sleeves.

Sew side and sleeve seams.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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