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Knit Sweet Stripes Sweater Set
Lion Brand® Lion® Cashmere Blend - TiffanyTM
Pattern Number: 50681 Who could resist these sporty stripes? Especially when they're stitched up in super-soft yarns?

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)
SIZE: 3-6 mos, 9 mos, 12 mos
SWEATER 3 (6-9, 12) months Finished Chest 23 (24, 25) inches [58.5 (61, 63.5) cm] Length 10 (11, 12) inches [25.5 (28, 30.5) cm] BOOTIES 6 months Length 3 1/2 inches [9 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: Lion Brand Yarn Catalog - 2006 W


CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

270-098 Lion Cashmere Blend Yarn: Cream (DISCONTINUED) Soft natural cream
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260-098 Tiffany Yarn: Cream Natural cream
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GAUGE:
Sweater: 20 sts + 27 rows = 4" [10 cm] in St st (k on RS, p on WS) on Size 8 [5mm] needles. Booties: 23 sts = 4" [10 cm] in Garter st (knit every row) with largest needles and 2 strands of C held tog. 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:
M1 (make 1 st) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between the needles and placing it onto the left needle.

Work this new stitch through the back loop.

NOTES:
Bootie is worked with 2 strands of C held together.

Cuff is worked with 1 strand of B.


INSTRUCTIONS



COLOR PATTERN

*6 rows A, 6 rows B; repeat from *.


BACK

With smaller needles and B, cast on 57 (60, 63) sts.

Work in K1, P1 Rib for 1 1/2 inches [4 cm], end with a WS row.

Change to Size 8 [5mm] needles and A.

Work Color Pattern in St st until piece measures 5 1/2 (6, 6 1/2)" [14 (15, 16.5) cm] from beg.

Place markers for armholes.

Continue in pattern until piece measures 9 1/2 (10 1/2, 11 1/2)" [24 (26.5, 29) cm] from beg, end with a WS row.



Shape Neck

Continuing in pattern, k 17 (17, 20) sts, join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off center 23 (26, 23) sts, knit to end of row.

Working both sides at the same time, dec 2 sts at each neck edge once – 15 (15, 18) sts for each side.

Work even until piece measures 10 (11, 12) inches [25.5 (28, 30.5) cm] from beg.

Bind off.


FRONT

Work as for Back until piece measures 7 (8, 9) inches [18 (20.5, 23) cm] from beg, end with a WS row.



Shape Neck

Continuing in pattern, k 24 (25, 27) sts, join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off center 9 (10, 9) sts, knit to end of row.

Working both sides at the same time, dec 2 sts at each neck edge 4 (5, 4) times, then 1 st 1 (0, 1) time(s) – 15 (15, 18) sts for each side.

Work even until piece measures same as Back.

Bind off


SLEEVES

With smaller needles and B, cast on 29 (31, 33) sts.

Work in K1, P1 Rib for 1 1/2 inches [4 cm], end with a WS row.

Change to Size 8 [5mm] needles and knit 1 row, inc 4 (5, 4) sts evenly across row – 33 (36, 37) sts.

Purl 1 row.

Change to A.

Continuing in Color Pattern, inc 1 st each end every 4 (5, 4) rows 7 (7, 9) times – 47 (50, 55) sts.

Work even until piece measures 6 1/4 (7, 8) inches [16 (18, 20.5) cm] from beg.

Bind off.





FINISHING

Sew one shoulder seam.

With RS facing, smaller needles, and B, pick up and knit 63 (65, 63) sts around neck edge.

Work in K1, P1 Rib for 3/4 inches [2 cm].

Bind off in pattern.

Sew remaining shoulder seam.

Sew Sleeves to body between markers.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Weave in ends.



BOOTIES

BOOTIE – Make 2

With largest needles and 2 strands of C held tog, cast on 31 sts.

Row 1 (WS) K 15, place marker, k 1, place marker, knit to end.

Row 2 (RS) K 1, M1, knit to marker, M1, slip marker, k 1, slip marker, M1, knit to last st, M1, k 1 – 35 sts.

Repeat last row 2 more times – 43 sts.

Work 9 rows in Garter st, removing markers on first row.

Next Row (RS) K 18, k2tog, place marker, k 3, place marker, k2tog, k 18 – 41 sts.

Next Row (WS) Knit to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, k 3, k2tog, knit to end – 39 sts.

Repeat last row 6 more times – 27 sts.

Change to 1 strand of B.

Work in K1, P1 Rib for 1 1/2” [3.8 cm].

Bind off loosely in Rib.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
M1 = make 1
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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