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Seed-Stitch Raglan Turtleneck
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: 641

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Large
M/L. Finished bust size: 45".

CORRECTIONS: (applied Nov 28, 2006)
SLEEVES: Maintaining seed st as est with St st edges, inc 1 st at each side (inside edge sts) on next row, then every 4th row 3 times, every 6th row 5 11 times working inc sts into seed st pat -- 59 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

620-233 Wool-Ease Yarn: Autumn Print

Medium brown, burgundy, and pine green


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GAUGE:
13 sts and 23 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] with double strand of yarn and larger needles in seed st. 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:
PATTERN STITCH: Seed st (worked over odd number of sts):
Row 1 (RS): K 1, *p 1, k 1; rep from * to end.
Row 2 & all foll rows: K the p sts and p the k sts as they face you.

Rep Row 2 for seed st pat.

NOTES:
Garment is worked with double strand of yarn throughout unless otherwise specified.

Always pull one strand from the outside of the ball and the other from the inside of the ball.

The number of stitches given includes edge (seam) stitches.


INSTRUCTIONS



SWEATER
BACK: With double strand of yarn and larger needles, cast on 73 sts.

Work in seed st until 4" from beg, inc 1 st at each end of last row (WS) -- 75 sts.
Next Row (RS): K 2 (edge sts), work seed st as est to last 2 sts, k 2 (edge sts).
Next Row (WS): P 2 (edge sts), work seed st as est to last 2 sts, p 2 (edge sts).

Rep last 2 rows until 15" from beg or desired length to underarm, end WS.



Raglan Shaping: [Note: After reading these explanations for working raglan shaping rows, continue work at ** below.



RS Dec Rows: K 1, ssk (sl 2 sts knitwise, one at a time, return the slipped sts to the left-hand needle and k them tog), work seed st as est to last 3 sts, k2tog, k 1.
WS Dec Rows: P 1, p2tog, work seed st as est to last 3 sts, ssp (sl 2 sts purlwise one at a time, return the slipped sts to the left hand needle and p them tog through back loops), p 1.
RS Rows (no decs): K 2, work seed st as est to last 2 sts, k 2.
WS Rows (no decs): P 2, work seed st as est to last 2 sts, p 2.]

**Continue in pat as est, bind off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Foll explanation for raglan shaping above, dec 1 st at each end of next row.

(Work 2 rows even with no decs, then dec 1 st at each end of next row) 12 times.

(Work 1 row even with no decs, then dec 1 st at each end of next row) 9 times -- 25 sts.

Work 1 row even.

Bind off.



FRONT: Work as for back until 41 sts rem in raglan shaping, ending with a WS (even) row.
Neck Shaping: Mark center 13 sts with scrap yarn.
Next Row (RS): Continuing raglan shaping at side edge, work in seed st as est to center 13 sts, join a 2nd double strand of yarn and bind off center 13 sts, then complete row.

Working both sides at once, with separate double strands of yarn, continue raglan shaping at side edge; AT THE SAME TIME, dec 1 st at each neck edge every RS row 5 times.

Bind off rem st on each side.



SLEEVES:
[Note: Sleeve measures 16" to underarm.

If you require shorter sleeves, work fewer rows before first inc row; if you require longer sleeves, work even to desired length after last inc row.] With smaller needles and double strand of yarn, cast on 29 sts.
Row 1 (RS): K 2 (edge sts), p 1, *k 1, p 1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k 2 (edge sts).
Row 2: P 2 (edge sts), work seed st as est to last 2 sts, p 2 (edge sts).

Rep Rows 1 and 2 until 2 1/4 in.

(see Note) from beg, ending with a WS row.

Maintaining seed st as est with St st edges, inc 1 st at each side (inside edge sts) on next row, then every 4th row 3 times, every 6th row 11 times working inc sts into seed st pat -- 59 sts.

Work even as est until 16" from beg or desired length to underarm.



Raglan Shaping: Shape raglan same as for back -- 9 sts rem.

Bind off.



FINISHING: (Note: Sew all seams with single strand of yarn.) Taking 1 edge st from each side into seams, sew all raglan seams except right back.

Leaving 4" open at lower edge for vents, sew side seams.

Sew sleeve seams.



Neckband:
With RS facing, using double strand of yarn and smaller needles, pick up and k 2 sts over edge sts, 23 sts over back neck to raglan seam sts, 2 sts over pair of seam sts, 7 sts over sleeve, 2 sts over next pair of seam sts, 10 sts over side neck, 13 sts over front neck, 10 sts over rem side neck, 2 sts over next pair of seam sts, 7 sts over sleeve, 2 sts over last 2 edge sts -- 80 sts.
Next Row (WS): P 2, k 1, (p 1, k 1) 3 times, p 2, k 1, (p 1, k 1) 16 times, p 2, k 1, (p 1, k 1) 3 times, p 2, k 1, (p 1, k 1) 11 times, p 2.
Next and & foll rows: K the k sts and p the p sts as they face you until neckband measures 3 1/4" or desired depth.

Bind off.

Sew rem raglan/neckband seam.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
est = establish(ed)
foll = follow(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
pat = pattern
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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