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Extra Easy, Extra Fabulous Sweater
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: 70517AD

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Chest 36 (40, 44, 48, 52) in. (91.5 (101.5, 112, 122, 132) cm) Finished Length 21 (22, 22, 22, 23) in. (53.5 (56, 56, 56, 58.5) 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: (applied Jan 28, 2008)
Divide for Fronts Next Row (Wrong Side): Purl 25 (27, 29, 31, 33), knit 5, slip these stitches to a stitch holder for Right Left Front, bind off 12 stitches; knit 5, purl 25 (27, 29, 31, 33). Row 20: Knit 2, cast on 2 stitches, k 1, purl to end of row.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

640-123 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Oatmeal

Natural beige with strands of chocolate and black


Quantity needed: 6 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: 6, 7, 7, 8

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 13 [9 mm]
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Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
4 buttons, 1 in. (25 mm) diameter
GAUGE:
8 stitches and 12 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Stockinette stitch (knit on right side, purl on wrong side). 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.

NOTES:
Cardigan is worked in one piece beginning at lower back.


INSTRUCTIONS



CARDIGAN
Cast on 36 (40, 44, 48, 52) stitches.

Knit 8 rows.

Change to Stockinette stitch (knit on right side, purl on wrong side) and work until piece measures 13 in.

(33 cm) from beginning, end with a wrong side row.
Shape Sleeves
Next Row (Right Side): Knit 36 (40, 44, 48, 52), cast on 18 stitches - 54 (58, 62, 66, 70) stitches.
Next Row: Purl 54 (58, 62, 66, 70), cast on 18 stitches - 72 (76, 80, 84, 88) stitches.
Continue in Stockinette stitch until Sleeve measures 6 (7, 7, 7, 8) in.

(15 (18, 18, 18, 20.5) cm), end with a right side row.
Shape Neck
Next Row (Wrong Side): Purl 25 (27, 29, 31, 33), knit 22, purl 25 (27, 29, 31, 33).
Next Row: Knit.


Repeat last 2 rows 3 times.
Divide for Fronts
Next Row (Wrong Side): Purl 25 (27, 29, 31, 33), knit 5, slip these stitches to a stitch holder for Left Front, bind off 12 stitches; knit 5, purl 25 (27, 29, 31, 33).


Continue on 30 (32, 34, 36, 38) stitches just worked for Right Front.



Right Front
Next Row (Right Side): Knit 30 (32, 34, 36, 38).
Next Row: Knit 5, purl 25 (27, 29, 31, 33).


Repeat last 2 rows for 3 in.

(7.5 cm), end with a wrong side row.
Shape Neck
Row 1 (Right Side): Knit 30 (32, 34, 36, 38), cast on 17 stitches - 47 (49, 51, 53, 55) stitches.
Row 2: Knit 22, purl 25 (27, 29, 31, 33).
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: Knit 2, bind off 2 stitches for buttonhole, knit 14, bind off 2 stitches for 2nd buttonhole, knit 2, purl to end of row.


Row 5: Knit 27 (29, 31, 33, 35), cast on 2 stitches, knit 14, cast on 2 stitches, knit 2.
Rows 6 and 8: Repeat Row 2.


Rows 7 and 9: Knit.
NOTE: Before continuing on the Right Front, read the section below that begins with ***.
Row 10: Knit 5, purl 42 (44, 46, 48, 50).
Rows 11-18: Repeat Rows 9 and 10.
Row 19: Knit to last 4 stitches, bind off 2 stitches, knit 2.
Row 20: Knit 2, cast on 2 stitches, k1, purl to end of row.
Rows 21-30: Repeat Rows 9 and 10.
Rows 31 and 32: Repeat Rows 19 and 20.



***AND AT THE SAME TIME, when Sleeve measures 16 (18, 18, 18, 20) in.

(40.5 (46, 46, 46, 51) cm), end with a wrong side row.


Shape Body
Next Row (Right Side): Bind off 18 stitches, knit 29 (31, 33, 35, 37) - 29 (31, 33, 35, 37) stitches.

Continue to work in Stockinette stitch, keeping 5 stitches at front edge in Garter stitch, until piece measures 11 in.

(28 cm) from Sleeve bind-off row.

Knit 8 rows for Garter edging.

Bind off.



Left Front
Slip stitches from stitch holder back onto needle.
Next Row (Right Side): Knit.
Next Row: Purl 25 (27, 29, 31, 33), knit 5.

Repeat last 2 rows for 3 in.

(7.5 cm), end with a right side row.
Shape Neck
Row 1 (Wrong Side): Purl 25 (27, 29, 31, 33), knit 5, cast on 17 stitches - 47 (49, 51, 53, 55) stitches.
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: Purl 25 (27, 29, 31, 33), knit 22.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 three times.
Next Row (Right Side): Knit.
Next Row: Purl 42 (44, 46, 48, 50), knit 5.

Repeat last 2 rows until Sleeve measures 16 (18, 18, 18, 20) in.

(40.5 (46, 46, 46, 51) cm), end with a right side row.


Shape Body
Next Row: Bind off 18 stitches, purl 24 (26, 28, 30, 32), knit 5 - 29 (31, 33, 35, 37) stitches.

Continue to work in Stockinette stitch, keeping 5 stitches at front edge in Garter stitch, until piece measures same as Right Front to Garter edging.

Knit 8 rows.

Bind off.



FINISHING
Sleeve Edging
From right side, pick up and knit about 32 (36, 36, 36, 40) stitches evenly spaced along wrist edge of Sleeve.

Knit 8 rows.

Bind off.

Repeat on other Sleeve.
Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Sew on buttons.


Weave in ends.

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