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5-Hour Raglan Sweater
Lion Brand® Moonlight Mohair - Incredible®
Pattern Number: 50562 We timed it! This pattern knits up in five hours with the new 'Speed Stix' size 50 needles

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE:
S/M (L/XL) Finished chest 56 (68) inches [142.25 (172.75) cm] Finished length 26 (28) inches [66 (71) cm]

CORRECTIONS: (applied Dec 31, 2005)
BACK With smaller needles and 1 strand each of A, B and C held together, cast on 28 (34) sts. Work 4 rows of K1, p1 Ribbing. Change to larger needles and work in St st until piece measures about 14" [35.5 cm] from beg, end with a WS row. Shape Armholes Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows, then dec 1 st at each edge every RS row 3 (2) times more - 18 (26) sts. Purl 1 row. Dec row (RS) K1, (sk2p), k to last 4 sts, k3tog, k1. Repeat dec row every RS row 1 (3) more times. Place remaining 10 sts on a holder. FRONT Work same as for back until 18 (22) sts remain, end with a WS row. Shape Neck Place center 6 sts on holder. Join a 2nd group of yarns and working both sides at the same time, work armhole decs; AT SAME TIME, dec 1 st at each neck edge. Purl 1 row. S/M size only Next row K1, k2tog on each side. Purl 1 row. Next row K2tog on each side. Fasten off last st on each side. L/XL size only Next row K1, (k2tog) twice on each side. Purl 1 row. Next row K3tog on each side. Fasten off last st on each side.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

510-207 Moonlight Mohair Yarn: Coral Reef Misty blue with magenta and orange.
Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 35.96
Alternative Quantity: (6)
Note: (A)

510-206 Moonlight Mohair Yarn: Purple Mountains

Hues of purple and violet.


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 35.96
Alternative Quantity: (6)
Note: (B)

520-206 Incredible Yarn: Autumn Leaves

Lovely warm autumn hues of russets, burgundy and brown


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 18.00
Alternative Quantity: (4)
Note: (C)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 50 [25 mm] ('Speed Stix')
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 11.99


Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 17 [13 mm]
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Estimated Price: $ 7.60


Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
4 sts + 4 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Stockinette st (k on RS, p on WS) with larger needles and holding 1 strand of A, B, and C together. 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:
skp Slip 1, knit 1, pass slip stitch over knit stitch.

sk2p Slip 1 as if to knit, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over-2 sts decreased.

K1, P1 RIBBING
Row 1 *K1, p1; rep from* Row 2 K the k sts and p the p sts

NOTES:
Due to the nature of the fabric, gauge may vary throughout the knitting.


INSTRUCTIONS



BACK
With smaller needles and 1 strand each of A, B and C held together, cast on 28 (34) sts.

Work 4 rows of K1, p1 Ribbing.

Change to larger needles and work in St st until piece measures about 14" [35.5 cm] from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Armholes
Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows, then dec 1 st at each edge every RS row 3 (2) times more - 18 (26) sts.

Purl 1 row.
Dec row (RS) K1, (sk2p), k to last 4 sts, k3tog, k1.

Repeat dec row every RS row 1 (3) more times.

Place remaining 10 sts on a holder.



FRONT
Work same as for back until 18 (22) sts remain, end with a WS row.
Shape Neck
Place center 6 sts on holder.

Join a 2nd group of yarns and working both sides at the same time, work armhole decs; AT SAME TIME, dec 1 st at each neck edge.

Purl 1 row.
S/M size only Next row K1, k2tog on each side.

Purl 1 row.

Next row K2tog on each side.

Fasten off last st on each side.
L/XL size only Next row K1, (k2tog) twice on each side.

Purl 1 row.

Next row K3tog on each side.

Fasten off last st on each side.



SLEEVES
With smaller needles and 1 strand each of A, B, and C held together, cast on 10 (14) sts.

Work 4 rows K1, p1 Ribbing.

Change to larger needles and work in St st, inc 1 st each edge every 6th row 3 times - 16 (20) sts.

Work even until piece measures about 16" [40.5 cm] from beg, end with a WS row.



Shape Cap
Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows.

S/M only Work 2 rows even.

Both sizes Dec 1 st at each edge every RS row 4 (6) times.

Place remaining 4 sts on holder.




FINISHING
Sew 3 raglan seams so garment is flat.
Neckband
With smaller needles, 1 strand of A, B, and C held together and RS facing, knit across 24 sts from holders.

Work 8 rows St st.

Bind off very loosely.
Sew remaining raglan and neckband seam.

Sew sleeve and side seams.

Fold bound off edge of neckband to RS and sew to first row of neckband.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
approx = approximately
beg = begin(s)(ning)
foll = follow(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
pat = pattern
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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