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Custom Classic Pullover
Lion Brand® Lion® Cashmere Blend
Pattern Number: 60057

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
Finished Chest 40 (44, 48, 52, 56, 58 1/4) in. [101.5 (111.6, 122, 132, 142, 148.5) cm] Length 25 (26, 26, 27, 28, 28) in. [63.5 (66, 66, 68.5, 71, 71) 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 May 17, 2012)
Additional Materials Circular Knitting Needles 24 inches Size 8The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

270-149 Lion Cashmere Blend Yarn: Charcoal (DISCONTINUED) Dark, charcoal gray
Quantity needed: 18 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 179.82
Alternative Quantity: (20, 20, 22, 22, 22)
Note: (A)

270-153 Lion Cashmere Blend Yarn: Black (DISCONTINUED) True black

Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.99
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.60


Lion Brand Stitch Holders
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 5.99


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
Circular Knitting Needles 24 inches Size 8
GAUGE:
20 sts + 28 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in St st (k on RS, p on WS). 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.


INSTRUCTIONS



BACK
With straight needles and A, cast on 102 (110, 122, 130, 142, 146) sts.
Work in k2, p2 rib for 2 1/4 in.

[6.5 cm], dec 2 (0, 2, 0, 2, 0) sts evenly on last row -100 (110, 120, 130, 140, 146) sts.

Work in St st until piece measures 16 (16, 16, 16, 17, 17) in.

[40.5 (40.5, 40.5, 40.5, 43, 43) cm] from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Armhole
Next Row (RS) Bind off 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 5) sts at beg of next 2 rows, 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4) sts at beg of next 2 rows, 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3) sts at beg of next 2 rows, 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2) sts at beg of following 2 rows.

Dec 0 (0, 1, 0, 1, 2) sts at beg of next 2 rows, 0 (0, 0, 0, 0,1) sts at beg of following 2 rows-80 (90, 96, 102, 110, 112) sts.

Work even until piece measures 24 (25, 25, 26, 27, 27) in.

[61 (63.5, 63.5, 66, 68.5, 68.5) cm] from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Shoulders
Bind off 9 (10, 11, 11, 12, 12) sts at beg of next 4 rows, 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 13) sts at beg of following 2 rows.

Bind off remaining 26 (30, 30, 34, 36, 38) sts for back neck.



FRONT
Work same as Back until piece measures 18 (19, 19, 19, 20, 20) in.

[45.5 (48, 48, 48, 51, 51) cm] from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape V-Neck
Next Row (RS) K39 (44, 47, 50, 54, 55) sts, place next 2 sts on a stitch holder for V-neck, join a 2nd ball of yarn and finish row.

Working both sides at once, dec 1 st at each neck edge every other row 0 (5, 5, 0, 0, 9) times, every 3rd row 0 (0, 0, 16, 17, 0) times, every 4th row 12 (9, 9, 0, 0, 9) times.

AT THE SAME TIME, when piece measures 24 (25, 25, 26, 27, 27) in.

[61 (63.5, 63.5, 66, 68.5, 68.5) cm] from beg, shape shoulders as for Back.

SLEEVES
With straight needles and A, cast on 46 (46, 46, 46, 50, 50) sts.

Work in k2, p2 rib as for Back, inc 4 sts evenly across last row- 50 (50, 50, 50, 54, 54) sts.

Change to St st and inc 1 st each side every 4th row 12 (12, 18, 18, 16, 16) times, every 6th row 8 (8, 5, 5, 7, 7) times-90 (90, 96, 96, 100, 100) sts.

Work even in St st until piece measures 17 (17, 18, 18, 19, 19) in.

[43 (43, 45.5, 45.5, 48, 48) cm] from beg, ending with a WS row.
Shape Sleeve Cap
Bind off 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 5) sts at beg of next 2 rows, 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows, 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3) sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Dec 1 st each side every RS row until 36 (36, 38, 38, 40, 40) sts remain.

Work even until piece measures 23 1/4 (23 1/4, 24 1/4, 24 1/4, 25 1/4, 25 1/4) in.

[59.5 (59.5, 62, 62, 65, 65) cm] from beg.

Bind off.



FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams.

Sew side seams.



Neckband
From RS, with circular needle and A, beg at right shoulder seam, pick up and k 26 (30, 30, 34, 38, 38) sts across back neck, 46 (46, 46, 50, 50, 50) sts along left front neck, k1 from holder, place marker, k1 from holder, pick up and k 46 (46, 46, 50, 50, 50) sts along right front neck - 120 (124, 124, 136, 140, 140) sts.
Rnd 1 Work in k2, p2 rib to 2 sts before marker, k2tog twice, work in k2, p2 rib to end of rnd.

Rep this rnd 4 more times.

Change to B and rep last rnd twice more.

Bind off in rib.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
sc = single crochet
tr = treble (triple) crochet
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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