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Retro Swing
Lion Brandฎ Hometown USA®
Pattern Number: 60705B

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Chest 38 (40, 42, 45, 52) in. (96.5 (101.5, 106.5, 114.5, 132) cm)
Finished Length 19 (19, 20, 20, 21) in. (48.5 (48.5, 51, 51, 53.5) 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: None

MATERIALS

135-172 Hometown USA Yarn: Oklahoma City Green

Avocado green


Quantity needed: 8 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: 10, 10, 111, 11

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 13 [9 mm]
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
6 1/2 hdc = about 4 in. (10 cm); 5 rows of hdc = about 3 in. (7.5 cm).
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
Seed Stitch (multiple of 2 sts)
Row 1 (RS)
*K1, p1; rep from * across.
Row 2 P the knit sts and k the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for Seed st.

NOTES:
Back, Fronts and Sleeves are worked in crochet. Trim is knit.


INSTRUCTIONS

BACK

With crochet hook, ch 38 (40, 42, 46, 50).

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across – 36 (38, 40, 44, 48) hdc.

Rows 2-5: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.
Shape Waist

Row 6 (Dec Row): Ch 2, turn, sk first st, hdc in next st and each st across to last 2 sts, sk
next st, hdc in last st – 34 (36, 38, 42, 46) hdc.

Rows 7 and 8: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.

Rows 9-17: Rep last 3 rows 3 more times – 28 (30, 32, 36, 40) hdc.

Row 18: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.

Rep last row until piece measures 11 in. (28 cm) from beg.

Shape Armholes

Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sl st in first st, ch 2, sk next st, hdc in each st to last 3 sts, sk next
st, hdc in next st; leave last st unworked – 24 (26, 28, 32, 36) hdc.

Next Row: Rep Row 6 – 22 (24, 26, 30, 34) hdc.

Rep last row 0 (0, 1, 2, 3) more times – 22 (24, 24, 26, 28) hdc.

Next Row: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.

Rep last row until armholes measure 8 (8, 9, 9, 10) in. (20.5 (20.5, 23, 23, 25.5) cm).

Shape Shoulders

Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sl st in first 2 sts, ch 2, sk next st, hdc in each st to last 4 sts, sk
next st, ch 1, sl st in next st; leave last 2 sts unworked. Fasten off.

Mark first and last 6 (7, 7, 8, 8) sts for shoulders, leaving center 10 (10, 10, 10, 12) sts for
neck.

LEFT FRONT

With crochet hook, ch 21 (22, 23, 25, 27).

Row 1 (WS): Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across – 19 (20, 21, 23, 25) hdc.

Rows 2-5: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.

Shape Waist

Mark beg of next row for side edge.

Row 6 (Dec Row - RS): Ch 2, turn, sk first st, hdc in each st across – 18 (19, 20, 22, 24)
hdc.

Rows 7 and 8: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.


Row 9: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st to last 2 sts, skip next st, hdc in last st – 17 (18, 19, 21, 23) sts.


Rows 10 and 11: Rep Rows 7 and 8.


Rows 12 -17: Rep Rows 6-11.




Row 18: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.

Rep last row until piece measures 11 in. (28 cm) from beg, end with a RS row.

Shape Armhole

Next Row (WS): Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st to last 3 sts, sk next st, hdc in next st; leave last
st unworked – 13 (14, 15, 17, 19) hdc.

Next Row: Rep Row 6 – 12 (13, 14, 16, 18) hdc.

Sizes L, 1X and 2X only - Next Row: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st to last 2 sts, sk next
st, hdc in last st – 13 (15, 17) hdc.

Dec 1 st at armhole edge 0 (0, 0, 1, 2) more times – 12 (13, 13, 14, 15) hdc.

Next Row: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.

Rep last row until armhole measures 5 (5, 6, 6, 7) in. (12.5 (12.5, 15, 15, 18) cm), end with a RS
row.

Shape Neck

Next Row (WS): Ch 1, turn, sl st in first 3 (3, 3, 3, 4) sts, ch 1, sk next st, hdc in each st
to end of row – 8 (9, 9, 10, 10) sts.

Next Row: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across to last 2 sts, sk next st, hdc in next st – 7
(8, 8, 9, 9) sts.

Next Row: Ch 2, turn, sk first st, hdc in next st and each st across – 6 (7, 7, 8, 8) sts
for shoulder

Next Row: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.

Rep last row until armhole measures 8 (8, 9, 9, 10) in. (20.5 (20.5, 23, 23, 25.5) cm), end with a
WS row.

Shape Shoulder

Next Row (RS): Ch 1, turn, sl st in first 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) sts, ch 2, sk next st, hdc in each st
across – 3 (4, 4, 4, 4) sts. Fasten off.

RIGHT FRONT

Work as for Left Front, reversing all shaping.

SLEEVE (make 2)

With crochet hook, ch 33 (33, 34, 34, 35).

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across – 31 (31, 32, 32, 33) hdc.

Rows 2-5 (6, 6, 6, 6): Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.

Dec Row: Ch 2, turn, sk first st, hdc in next st and each st across to last 2 sts, sk next st,
hdc in last st – 29 (29, 30, 30, 31) hdc.

Next 2 (3, 3, 3, 3) Rows: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.

Rep from Dec Row 3 (2, 2, 2, 2) more times – 23 (25, 26, 26, 27) sts.

Next Row: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across.

Rep last row until piece measures 11 in. (28 cm) from beg.

Shape Cap

Next Row: Sl st in first st, ch 1, sk next st, hdc in each st to last 3 sts, sk next st, sc in
next st; leave last st unworked – 19 (21, 22, 22, 23) sts.

Next Row: Ch 2, turn, sk first st, hdc in next st and each st across to last 2 sts, sk next
st, hdc in last st – 17 (19, 20, 20, 21) sts.

Rep last row 6 (7, 7, 7, 8) more times – 5 (5, 6, 6, 5) sts. Fasten off.

FINISHING

Sew shoulder seams. Sew in Sleeves. Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Front Band

From RS with knitting needles, pick up and k 35 (35, 38, 38, 40) sts from lower edge to neck.
Knit 1 row. Bind off. Rep along opposite front edge.

Collar

From RS with knitting needles, beg at Right Front band, pick up and k 36 (36, 36, 36, 40) sts
around neck to Left Front band.

Next Row: (K1, p1) twice, k1, * inc 1 st in next st, k1; rep from * to last 5 sts, (k1, p1)
twice, k1 – 49 (49, 49, 49, 55) sts.

Next Row: (K1, p1) twice, k1, p to last 5 sts, (k1, p1) twice, k1.

Next Row: (K1, p1) twice, k to last 4 sts, (p1, k1) twice.

Rep last 2 rows until collar measures 10 in (25.5 cm) from beg. Work in Seed St on all sts for 7
rows. Bind off.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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