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Gossamer Cowl Pullover
Lion Brand® LB Collection® Silk Mohair
Pattern Number: 90100AD This lightweight sweater features classic cable details and a flattering cowl neck.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Bust 36 (38, 40, 44, 48) in. (91.5 (96.5, 101.5, 112, 122) cm) Finished Length 23 1/2 (24 1/4, 24 3/4, 25 1/2, 26 1/2) in. (59.5 (61.5, 63, 65, 67.5) 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

484-153 LB Collection Silk Mohair Yarn: Midnight

Deep black


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GAUGE:
22 sts + 28 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in rev St st (p on RS, k on WS) with smaller needles and 2 strands of yarn held tog. 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:
7/7 LC (7 over 7 left cross) Slip 7 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k7, then k7 from cable needle.


7/7 RC (7 over 7 right cross) Slip 7 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k7, then k7 from cable needle.


skp Slip 1, knit 1, pass slip stitch over knit stitch.


sk2p Slip 1 as if to knit, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over-2 sts decreased.


M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle.

Knit this new stitch through the back loop.


M1 as if to purl (make 1 st as if to purl) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between the needles and placing it onto the left needle.

Purl this new stitch through the back loop.



PATTERN STITCHES
Cable Panel (over 21 sts)
Row 1 (RS): Knit.


Row 2: Purl.


Rows 3-6: Rep Rows 1 and 2.


Row 7: 7/7 LC, k7.


Row 8: Purl.


Row 9: Knit.


Rows 10-17: Rep Rows 8 and 9.


Row 18: Purl.


Row 19: K7, 7/7 RC.


Rows 20-24: Rep Rows 8-12.


Rep Rows 1-24 for Cable Panel.



K1, p2 Rib
Row 1 (RS): *K1, p2; rep from * to end.


Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.


Rep Row 2 for K1, p2 Rib.

NOTES:
1.

Pullover is worked holding 2 strands of yarn tog throughout.


2.

Smaller needles are used for Back, Fronts and Sleeves.

Larger needles are used for Ribbing and Collar only.


INSTRUCTIONS
PULLOVER
BACK
With smaller needles and 2 strands of yarn held tog, cast on 111 (115, 119, 131, 139) sts.


Row 1 (RS): P12 (13, 14, 18, 20) (for rev St st), *work Row 1 of Cable Panel, p12 (13, 14, 16, 18) (for rev St st); rep from * once more; work Row 1 of Cable Panel), p12 (13, 14, 18, 20) (for rev St st).


Row 2: K12 (13, 14, 18, 20), *work Row 2 of Cable Panel, k12 (13, 14, 16, 18); rep from * once more, work Row 2 of Cable Panel, k12 (13, 14, 18, 20).


Row 3: P12 (13, 14, 18, 20), *work next row of Cable Panel, p12 (13, 14, 16, 18); rep from * once more; work next row of Cable Panel, p12 (13, 14, 18, 20).


Row 4: K12 (13, 14, 18, 20), place marker (pm), *work next row of Cable Panel, k12 (13, 14, 16, 18), pm; rep from * once more, work next row of Cable Panel, k12 (13, 14, 18, 20).


Rows 5 and 6: Keeping sts in rev St st and Cable Panel as established, and slipping markers instead of placing markers, rep last 2 rows.


Next (Dec) Row (RS): P to 2 sts before marker, p2tog, *work next row of Cable Panel, p to 2 sts before next marker, p2tog; rep from * once more, work next row of Cable Panel, p2tog, p to end - 107 (111, 115, 127, 135) sts at end of row.


Keeping sts in rev St st and Cable Panel as established, work 7 rows even (without any incs or decs).


Next (Dec) Row: Rep Dec Row - 103 (107, 111, 123, 131) sts at end of row.


Rep last 8 rows 2 more times - 95 (99, 103, 115, 123) sts when all decs completed.

Remove markers.

Keeping sts in rev St st and Cable Panel as established, work even until piece measures 6 in.

(15 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.


Next (Inc) Row (RS): P1, M1 as if to purl, work in pattern as established to last st, M1 as if to purl, p1 - 97 (101, 105, 117, 125) sts at end of row.

Keeping sts in rev St st and Cable Panel as established, work 3 rows even.


Next (Inc) Row: Rep Inc Row - 99 (103, 107, 119, 127) sts at end of row.


Rep last 4 rows 6 more times - 111 (115, 119, 131, 139) sts when all incs completed.

Keeping sts in rev St st and Cable Panel as established, work even until piece measures 12 in.

(30.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.


Shape Armholes
Bind off 5 sts at beg of next 2 rows - 101 (105, 109, 121, 129) sts.


Next (Dec) Row: K2, skp, work to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 - 99 (103, 107, 119, 127) sts at end of row.


Next Row: Work even in pattern as established.

Rep last 2 rows 17 (19, 21, 20, 24) more times - 65 (65, 65, 79, 79) sts when all decs completed.


Next (Dec) Row: K2, sk2p, work to last 5 sts, k3tog, k2 - 61 (61, 61, 75, 75) sts at end of row.


Next Row: Work even in pattern as established.

Rep last 2 rows 7 (7, 7, 10, 10) more times.


Place rem 33 (33, 33, 35, 35) sts on holder.
FRONT
Work same as Back to armhole shaping.



Shape Armholes
Bind off 5 sts at beg of next 2 rows - 101 (105, 109, 121, 129) sts.


Next (Dec) Row: K2, skp, work to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 - 99 (103, 107, 119, 127) sts at end of row.


Next Row: Work even in pattern as established.

Rep last 2 rows 13 (15, 17, 16, 20) more times - 73 (73, 73, 87, 87) sts when all decs completed.


Next (Dec) Row: K2, sk2p, work to last 5 sts, k3tog, k2 - 69 (69, 69, 83, 83) sts at end of row.


Next Row: Work even in pattern as established.

Rep last 2 rows 6 (6, 6, 9, 9) more times.


Place rem 45 (45, 45, 47, 47) sts on holder.
LEFT SLEEVE
With smaller needles and 2 strands of yarn held tog, cast on 57 (59, 61, 65, 69) sts.


Row 1 (RS): K4 (5, 6, 8, 10) (for St st-k on RS, p on WS), p14 (for rev St st), work Row 1 of Cable Panel, p14 (for St st), k4 (5, 6, 8, 10) (for rev St st).


Row 2: P4 (5, 6, 8, 10), k14, work Row 2 of Cable Panel, k14, p4 (5, 6, 8, 10).


Row 3: K4 (5, 6, 8, 10), p14, work Row 3 of Cable Panel, p14, k4 (5, 6, 8, 10).


Next (Inc) Row (WS): P1, M1 as if to purl, work in pattern as established to last st, M1 as if to purl, P1 - 59 (61, 63, 67, 71) sts at end of row.


Keeping sts in St st, rev St st and Cable Panel as established, work 3 rows even.


Next (Inc) Row: Rep Inc Row - 61 (63, 65, 69, 73) sts at end of row.


Rep last 4 rows 6 more times - 73 (75, 77, 81, 85) sts when all incs completed.

Keeping sts in St st, rev St st and Cable Panel as established, work 5 rows even.


Next (Inc) Row: Rep Inc Row - 75 (77, 79, 83, 87) sts at end of row.


Rep last 6 rows 6 more times - 87 (89, 91, 95, 99) sts when all incs completed.

Keeping sts in St st, rev St st and Cable Panel as established, work even until piece measures 12 in.

(30.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.


Shape Cap
Bind off 5 sts at beg of next 2 rows - 77 (79, 81, 85, 89) sts.


Next (Dec) Row (RS): K2, skp, work in pattern as established to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 - 75 (77, 79, 83, 87) sts at end of row.


Next Row: Work even in pattern as established.


Next (Dec) Row: K2, skp, work in pattern as established to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 - 73 (75, 77, 81, 85) sts at end of row.


Rep last 2 rows 19 (19, 17, 17, 17) more times - 35 (37, 43, 47, 51) sts when all decs completed.


Sizes M (L, 1X, 2X) Only
Keeping sts in St st, rev St st and Cable Panel as established, work 3 rows even.


Next (Dec) Row: Rep Dec Row - 35 (41, 45, 49) sts at end of row.


Sizes L (1X, 2X) Only
Rep last 4 rows 2 (3, 5) more times - 37 (39, 39) sts when all decs completed.



Shape Top of Cap
Sizes S (M) Only
Bind off 7 sts at beg of the next 5 WS rows.


Sizes L (1X, 2X) Only
Bind off 7 sts at beg of next 3 (1, 1) WS rows, then 8 sts at beg of next 2 (4, 4) WS rows.



RIGHT SLEEVE
Work as for Left Sleeve to top of cap shaping.


Next Row (WS): Work even in pattern as established.


Shape Top of Cap
Sizes S (M) Only
Bind off 7 sts at beg of the next 5 RS rows.


Sizes L (1X, 2X) Only
Bind off 7 sts at beg of next 3 (1, 1) RS rows, then 8 sts at beg of next 2 (4, 4) RS rows.
FINISHING
Cuff Ribbing
From WS with larger needles and 2 strands of yarn held tog, pick up and k42 (45, 48, 51, 54) sts along lower edge of Sleeve.


Work in K1, P2 rib until cuff measures 5 in.

(12.5 cm).

Bind off loosely.

Rep for other Sleeve.



Lower Edge Ribbing
From WS with larger needles and 2 strands of yarn held tog, pick up and k93 (96, 99, 111, 120) sts along lower edge of Back.

Work in K1, p2 Rib until ribbing measures 4 in.

(10 cm).

Bind off loosely.

Rep for Front.

Sew raglan armhole seams, leaving the Back right seam open.



Collar
From RS with smaller needles and 2 strands of yarn held tog, k33 (33, 33, 35, 35) sts from Back neck holder, pick up and k33 (33, 36, 37, 37) sts evenly across top of left Sleeve, k45 (45, 45, 47, 47) sts from Front neck holder, pick up and k33 (33, 36, 37, 37) sts evenly across top of right Sleeve - 144 (144, 150, 156, 156) sts at end of row.


Row 1: *K2, p1; rep from * to end.


Rows 2-5: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.


Change to larger needles.


Rows 6-8: Rep Row 2.


Mark a purl st at the approximate center at top of each sleeve.


Row 9 (Inc): Work in rib as established, working a M1 before first marker and after 2nd marker - 146 (146, 152, 158, 158) sts at end of row.


Row 10: Rep Row 2.


Rows 11 and 12: Rep Rows 9 and 10 - 148 (148, 154, 160, 160) sts at end of row.


Row 13: Rep Row 9 - 150 (150, 156, 162, 162) sts at end of row.


Row 14: *K2, p1; rep from * to end.


Row 15 (Inc): Work in rib as established, working a M1 after first marker and before 2nd marker - 152 (152, 158, 164, 164) sts at end of row.


Row 16: Rep Row 2.


Rows 17 and 18: Rep Rows 15 and 16 - 154 (154, 160, 166, 166) sts when all incs completed.


Row 19: Rep Row 15 - 156 (156, 162, 168, 168) sts at end of row.


Row 20: *K2, p1; rep from * to end.


Rep Rows 9-20 once more - 168 (168, 174, 180, 180) sts when all incs completed.


Rep Row 2 until Collar measures 7 in.

(18 cm) from beg.

Bind off loosely.


Sew rem raglan seam, then continue to sew Collar seam.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
Pm = place marker
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rev = revers(e)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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