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Knit Ideal Icelandic Sweater
Lion Brand® Color Waves - Homespun® - Fun Fur®
Pattern Number: 40018
Knit: Intermediate (Pattern Only) Self-striping Color Waves, Homespun and a flash of Fun Fur offer a trendy take on traditional Icelandic design.

It's the perfect winter warmer.

Finished Size 38(42, 46, 50, 53) inches for S(M, L, 1X, 2X).

Exclusive.Requires Size 9(5.5mm) and 10.5 (6.5mm) 16 inches and 24 inches or 29 inches circular needles and Size 9 (5.5 mm).

10.5(6.5 mm)double pointed needles.

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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished chest: 38 (42, 46, 50, 53)" inches Length: 21 3/4 (22 1/2, 23 1/4, 24, 24 3/4)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

940-350 Color Waves Yarn: Night Sky Dark gray with highlights of lighter gray
Quantity needed: 5 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 29.95
Alternative Quantity: (6, 7, 8, 9)
Note: MC

790-371 Homespun Yarn: Boston Rose Heathered Solid Dusty rose and mauve
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.99
Note: A

790-370 Homespun Yarn: Coral Gables Heathered Solid Magenta and orange
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.99
Note: B

790-369 Homespun Yarn: Florida Keys Green

Heathered Solid Bright sea-grass green


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.49
Note: C

320-209 Fun Fur Yarn: Mango

Bright pink, orange, and lavender.


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.99
Alternative Quantity: (1, 2, 2, 2)
Note: D

320-204 Fun Fur Yarn: Lava Silvery iron grey
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.99
Alternative Quantity: (1, 2, 2, 2)
Note: E

Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 9
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 8.25

Additional Materials
Size 9 (5.5 mm) and size 10.5 (6.5 mm) circular needles [24 in. (60 cm) or 29 in. (70 cm) length] Size 10.5 (6.5 mm) 16" (40 cm) circular needle
GAUGE:
14 sts + 17 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st (k every rnd) with MC on larger 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
Grafting Holding the 2 needles parallel with wrong sides of fabric together, thread a large-eyed, blunt needle with one of the yarn ends and work as follows:

Insert needle as if to purl into first stitch on front piece.

Insert needle as if to knit into first stitch on back piece.

Then follow steps 1-4 as outlined below.

1) Insert needle as if to knit through first st on front needle and let the st drop from needle.

2) Insert needle into 2nd st on front needle as if to purl and pull the yarn through, leaving st on the needle.

3) Insert needle into first st on back needle as if to purl and let it drop from the needle, then 4) insert it as if to knit through 2nd st on back needle and pull the yarn through, leaving st on needle.

Repeat steps 1-4 until all sts are gone.

When finished, adjust tension as necessary.

Weave in ends.

NOTES:
The Body and Sleeves are knit separately in the round to the underarms, then joined together for the Yoke and knit to the neck.


INSTRUCTIONS
BODY

Using smaller needles and MC, cast on 132 (146, 160, 174, 186) sts.

Join, being careful not to twist, and place marker (pm) for beg of rnd.

Purl 1 rnd, *knit 1 rnd, purl 1 rnd; repeat from * 2 more times.

Change to larger needles and work in St st until piece measures 12 (12 1/2, 13, 13 1/2, 14)” from beg, or desired length to underarm.

Work to 6 (6, 7, 7, 8) sts before marker.

Don’t break yarn; set piece aside.



SLEEVESUsing smaller dpn and 1 strand each of D and E held tog, cast on 26 (29, 32, 35, 37) sts.

Join, being careful not to twist, and pm for beg of rnd.

Purl 3 rnds, *knit 3 rnds, purl 3 rnds; repeat from * 2 more times.

Change to larger dpns and MC (changing to circular needle as soon as sts will fit comfortably around), and working in St st, inc 1 st each side of marker every 3 rnds 0 (0, 0, 0, 2) times, every 4 rnds 0 (4, 13, 13, 12) times, and every 5 rnds 10 (7, 0, 0, 0) times – 46 (51, 58, 61, 65) sts.

Work even until Sleeve measures 17 (17, 17 1/2, 17 1/2, 17 1/2)” or desired length.

On last row, work to 6 (6, 7, 7, 8) sts before marker and slip next 11 (12, 13, 14, 15) sts to holder.

Break yarn.
YOKE

Join Sleeves to Body: Slip next 11 (12, 13, 14, 15) sts of Body to holder and, using MC and larger needle, k 35 (39, 45, 47, 50) sts from Sleeve, k 55 (61, 67, 73, 78) sts from Body, slip next 11 (12, 13, 14, 15) Body sts to holder, k 35 (39, 45, 47, 50) sts from 2nd sleeve, then k remaining 55 (61, 67, 73, 78) sts of Body – 180 (200, 224, 240, 256) sts; pm.

Knit 3 (4, 5, 6, 7) rows in MC, inc 0 (0, 1, 0, -1) sts on last row – 180 (200, 225, 240, 255) sts.

Work in St st, following chart, decreasing as follows (changing to shorter needle when necessary): Dec Rnd 17 K 2, (k2tog, k 3) around to last 3 sts, k2tog, k 1 – 144 (160, 180, 192, 204) sts.

Dec Rnd 27: (K2tog, k 2) around – 108 (120, 135, 144, 153) sts.

Dec Rnd 33 (K2tog, k 1): around – 72 (80, 90, 96, 102) sts.

Dec Rnd 39 (K 2, k2tog): around, ending k 0 (0, 2, 0, 2) – 54 (60, 68, 72, 77) sts.

Change to smaller 16” needle and, with 1 strand each of D and E held tog, k 6 rnds.

Bind off very loosely.

FINISHING

Graft Body and Sleeve underarm sts tog.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
p = purl
st(s) = stitch(es)
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dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
MC = main color
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together


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