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Sweater Dress
Lion Brand® Bolero®
Pattern Number: 50836AD Dress is knitted in stockinette stitch in four pieces with raglan sleeves and fashionable shaping.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: XS, Small, Medium, Large
Body Bust Size 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42)" [71-76 (81-86, 91.5-96.5, 101.5-106.5) Finished Bust Size 34 (38, 44, 50)" [86 (96.5, 111.5, 127) cm] Finished Length 37 3/4 (38 1/2, 39 3/4, 41) " [96 (98, 101, 104) 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.

CORRECTIONS: (applied Oct 22, 2009)
Shape Sleeve Cap Row 6 Purl. Repeat rows 3-6 four times, then Rows 1 and 2 only 3 (4, 5, 6) times more - 10 (12, 13, 14) sts. Repeat Rows 3 and 4 only 1 (2, 3, 4) times more - 10 (12, 12, 12) sts.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

300-204 Bolero Yarn: Tutti Frutti Plum, cerise, aqua and lime green
Quantity needed: 14 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 70.00
Alternative Quantity: (15,16,17)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 13 [9 mm]
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 17 [13 mm]
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OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
GAUGE:
7 1/2 sts and 10 1/2 rows = 4" [10 cm] lin Stockinette st (k on RS, p on WS) using 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:
ssk 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 - dec made.
sk2p slip next st knitwise, k2tog, pass slipped st over just made st - 2 decs made.
kfb knit into the front and back of next st - inc made.


INSTRUCTIONS


DRESS
BACK
With smaller needles, cast on 54 (60, 64, 72) sts.


Row 1 WS K2, *p2, k2; rep from *.


Row 2 Knit the k sts, purl the p sts.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for ribbing until piece measures 4" [10 cm].

Change to larger needles and work even in St st until piece measures 10" end WS.

Dec 1 st each edge on next, then every following 4th row five times total, then work 4 rows even - 44 (50, 54, 62) sts.


Next Row RS K 12 (15, 17, 21), ssk, k1, k2tog, k10, ssk, k1, k2tog, k12 (15, 17, 21).


Next Row Purl.


Next Row RS K12 (15, 18, 21), sk2p, k10, sk2p, k12 (15, 17, 21).


Next Row Purl.


Next Row RS Dec 1 st each edge - 34 (40, 44, 52) sts.

Work even until piece measures 27" [68.5 cm] from beg, end WS.


Next Row RS Inc 1 st each edge.

Work 3 rows even.

Repeat last 4 rows 1 (0, 1, 0) times - 38 (42, 48, 54) sts.

Work even until back measures 29 1/2 (29 1/2, 30, 30 1/2)" [80 (80, 76, 77.5 cm], end WS.


Shape Raglan Armholes
Bind off 2 (2, 3, 4) sts at beg of next 2 rows.


Next Row K 1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k 1.


Next Row Purl.

Repeat last 2 rows 10 (11, 12, 13) times.


Bind off remaining 12 (14, 16, 18) sts.
FRONT
Work as for Back until there are 16 (18, 20, 22) sts, end WS.


Shape Neck
Next Row RS K1, ssk, k3 and slip to a holder, bind off center 4 (6, 8, 10) sts, k 3, k2tog, k1.


Right Shoulder
Rows 1, 3 and 5 WS Purl.


Row 2 Ssk, k2tog, k1.


Row 4 K2tog, k1.


Row 6 K2tog.

Fasten off.


Left Shoulder
With WS facing, join yarn to 5 sts on holder.

Repeat last 6 rows, reversing shaping.



SLEEVES
With smaller needles cast on 22 (22, 26, 26) sts.

Work ribbing as for Back for 4" [10 cm].

Change to larger needles and work in St st, inc 18 (20, 20, 22) sts evenly across first row - 40 (42, 46, 48) sts.

Work even until sleeve measures 11 (11, 11 1/2, 12)" [28 (28, 29, 30.6) cm] from beg, end WS.

Dec 1 st each edge every RS row 5 (4, 4, 3) times - 30 (34, 38, 42) sts.


Next Row Purl.


Next Row RS K12 (14, 16, 18), ssk, k2, k2tog, k12 (14, 16, 18).


Next Row Purl.


Next Row RS K12 (14, 16, 18), ssk, k2tog, k12 (14, 16, 18) - 26 (30, 34, 38) sts.

Work even until sleeve measures 21 (21, 22, 22)" [53 (53, 56, 56) cm] from beg, end WS.


Shape Sleeve Cap
Place marker each edge of center 2 (2, 3, 4) sts.


Row 1 RS Bind off 2 (2, 3, 4) sts, k to one st before first marker, kfb, k to second marker, kfb, k to end of row.


Row 2 Bind off 2 (2, 3, 4) sts, purl to end of row.


Row 3 K 1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k 1.


Row 4 Purl.


Row 5 K 1, ssk, k to one st before first marker, kfb, k to second marker, kfb k to last 3 sts, k 2 tog, k 1.


Row 6 Purl.
Repeat Rows 3-6 four times -- 12 (16, 18, 10) sts).
Repeat Rows 3 and 4 only 1 (2, 3, 4) times more - 10 (12, 12, 12) sts.


Next Row Purl.

Bind off.



FINISHING
Sew side seams; sew sleeve seams.

Sew in sleeves, leaving back of right raglan open.


Neckband From RS, with smaller needles, pick up and k 42 (50, 54, 58) sts evenly across neckline.

Work ribbing as for Back for 5", end RS.

Bind off knitwise.

Sew neckband and remaining raglan seam.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
Kfb = knit in front and back of st
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
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
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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