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Free Knitting Pattern: Flattering Sweater

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern #: 70069AD
Rating: **2.0 (based on 3 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE:
S/M (L/1X, 2X/3X)
Finished Bust 43 1/2 (51 1/2, 59 1/2) in. [110.5 (131, 151) cm]
Finished Length 21 (23, 25) in. [53.5 (58.5, 63.5) cm]

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Vanna's Choice®

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Flattering Sweater

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®

GAUGE:

16 sts + 22 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

STITCH EXPLANATION:

ssk (slip, slip, knit) Sl next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog.

LEFT FRONT
Cast on 53 (61, 69) sts.
Rows 1 and 3 (WS): Sl 1, (k 1, p 1) to end of row.
Row 2 (RS): Sl 1, (p 1, k 1) to end of row.
Row 4: Sl 1, (p 1, k 1) twice, (p 3, k 5) to last 8 sts, p 3, (k 1, p 1) twice, k 1.
Row 5: Sl 1, (k 1, p 1) twice, (k 3, p 5) to last 8 sts, k 3, (p 1, k 1) twice, p 1.
Rep Rows 4-5 until piece measures 5 in. [12.5 cm] from beg, end with a RS row.
Keeping first and last 5 sts in rib as established, work center 43 (51, 59) sts in Rev St st (p on RS, k on WS) for 3 (3 1/2, 4) in. [7.5 (9, 10) cm], end with a RS row.
Side Shaping
Row 1 (WS): Sl 1, (k1, p1) twice, purl to end of row.
Row 2 (Dec Row): K 1, ssk, knit to last 5 sts, (k 1, p 1) twice, k 1.
Rep Rows 1-2 twice more, end with a RS row. Keeping first 5 sts in rib as established, work in St st for 3 (3 1/2, 4) in. [7.5 (9, 10) cm], end with a RS row.
Rev St st Section
Row 1 (WS): Sl 1, (k1, p1) twice, knit to last st, p 1.
Row 2 (Dec Row): K 1, p2tog, purl to last 5 sts, (k 1, p 1) twice, k 1.
Rep Rows 1-2 until 39 (46, 53) sts remain. Keeping first 5 sts in rib as established, work even in Rev St st for 3 (3 1/2, 4) in. [7.5 (9, 10) cm], end with a WS row.
Shape Sleeve
Next Row: Cast on 34 sts, purl to last 5 sts of Left Front, (k 1, p 1) twice, k 1 - 73 (80, 87) sts.
Work even in Rev St st as established, keeping 5 front edge sts in rib, until sleeve measures 7 (8, 9) in. [18 (20.5, 23) cm], end with a WS row. Place 6 front edge sts on one holder and remaining 67 (74, 81) sts on another holder.

RIGHT FRONT
Work as for Left Front, reversing all shaping. End with a WS row, placing last 6 sts on holder.

BACK
Next Row: Purl remaining 67 (74, 81) sts from Right Front, cast on 21 (23, 25) sts, k 67 (74, 81) sts of Left front from holder - 155 (171, 187) sts.
Work even in Rev St st until sleeves measure 14 (16, 18) in. [35.5 (40.5, 45.5) cm] from cast-on edge, end with a RS row. Bind off 34 sts at beg of next 2 rows - 87 (103, 119) sts.
Shape Side
Inc 1 st each side every 6th row 10 (11, 12) times - 107 (125, 143) sts.
AT THE SAME TIME, continue working in Rev St st for 3 (3 1/2, 4) in. [7.5 (9, 10) cm] from sleeve bind-off. Then work in St st for 3 (3 1/2, 4) in. [7.5 (9, 10) cm], end with a RS row.
Back Vent

Continuing to shape sides, work in Rev St st and established rib for vent edging as follows:
Next Row (WS): Sl 1, (k 1, p 1) twice, knit to last 5 sts, (p 1, k 1) twice, p 1.
Next Row (RS): Sl 1, (p 1, k 1) twice, purl to last 5 sts, (k 1, p 1) twice, k 1.
Keeping first and last 5 sts in rib as established, continue in Rev St st for 6 (6 1/2, 7) in. [15 (16.5, 18) cm], end with a RS row.
Next Row (WS): Sl 1, (k 1, p 1) twice, p 2 (3, 0), [k 5, p 3] to last 12 sts, k 5, p 2 (3, 0), (p1, k1) twice, p1.
Next Row (Inc Row): Sl 1, (p 1, k 1) twice, inc 1, work rib as established to last 5 sts, inc 1, (k 1, p 1) twice, k 1.
Working rib as established, rep Inc Row every 6th row 3 (2, 2) more times - 115 (131, 149) sts. Work even as established until ribbed section measures 4 1/2 in. [11.5 cm], end with a WS row.
Next Row (RS): Sl 1, (k 1, p 1) to end.
Row 2: Sl 1, (p 1, k 1) to end.
Row 3: Sl 1, (k1, p1) to end.
Bind off all sts.

FINISHING
Cuffs
Pick up 56 (64, 72) sts evenly spaced along lower edge of sleeve. Work 14 rows in Rev St st, then 30 rows in K3, P5 Rib, and then 3 rows in K1, P1 Rib. Bind off. Sew sleeve seams and side seams above vents. Back vent is longer than Front vent.
Neckband
Place 6 sts of Left Front from holder onto needle and work in established rib until piece, when slightly stretched, reaches to center of Back neck. Bind off. Rep for Right Front. Sew Neckband seam, sew Neckband to edge of Back neck. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: **2.0 (based on 3 reviews)
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Flattering Sweater Reviewed by Paula Allen on 2009-03-24 ****
I made this sweater in Vanna's Choice magenta and have gotten all kinds of compliments on it! It does look like the picture, and it doesn't look like any other sweater out there. I had a problem in figuring out how to sew up the side seams. After a couple of e-mails back and forth with LB customer service, here's what I found out. The fronts and the back have stockinette stitch sections, which I was trying to make match up at the sides. The big thing to remember when you're doing the finishing is that the stockinette stitch sections are not supposed to meet at the sides. Also, the word "vents" in the pattern refers to the ribbed edges. The back is longer, maybe more so than you can see in this picture. The trick for me was to sew one continuous seam from sleeve cuff to vents. It hangs beautifully now! The fabric this yarn makes is almost velvety. It's also affordable, since it often goes on sale.


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