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Knitted Boat Neck Sweater
Lion Brand® Microspun
Pattern Number: 971
The boat neckline and side vents are designer details that flatter every figure.

Super soft Microspun and generous sizing mean its as comfortable as it is beautiful. This stylish boatneck tunic will be a staple in your wardrobe all year around.

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
Finished Chest Measurement: 40 (43, 46, 49, 53, 57) in.. Finished Length: 25 (26, 26, 27, 27, 27) in..
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

910-144 Microspun Yarn: Lilac

Light, purplish blue


Quantity needed: 6 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 31.74
Alternative Quantity: (7, 7, 8, 9, 9)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 5 [3.75 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.70

Additional Materials
One pair knitting needles each in sizes 3 U.S
GAUGE:
19 sts and 24 rows = 4in. [10 cm.] in St st on size 5 needles. 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:
Seed St (worked on an odd number of sts): Row 1: *K 1, p 1; rep from * across to last st, k 1.

Rep this row for seed st.


INSTRUCTIONS



SWEATER
BACK:
With size 3 needles, cast on 97 (103, 111, 117, 125, 133) sts.

Work in seed st for 2 (2, 2, 2 1/4, 2 1/4, 2 1/4)in..

Change to size 5 needles and St st (K on RS, P on WS).

Work until piece measures 16 (17, 17, 17, 17, 17)in.

from beg.



Shape armholes: Bind off 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 87 (93, 101, 105, 113, 121) sts.

Work even until armholes measure 8 (8, 8, 9, 9, 9)in.



Shape neck:
Next Row (RS): K 24 (27, 31, 31, 35, 39) sts, join another ball of yarn and bind off center 39 (39, 39, 43, 43, 43) sts, k rem 24 (27, 31, 31, 35, 39) sts.

Working both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn, dec 1 st at each neck edge every RS row twice.

Work 1 row even or until piece measures 25 (26, 26, 27, 27, 27) in.

from beg.

Bind off rem 22 (25, 29, 29, 33, 37) sts on each shoulder.



FRONT:
Work same as Back until armholes measure 7 (7, 7, 8, 8, 8) in..



Shape neck:
Next Row (RS):
K 32 (35, 39, 39, 43, 47) sts, place center 23 (23, 23, 27, 27, 27) sts on a holder, join another ball of yarn, k rem 32 (35, 39, 39, 43, 47) sts.

Working both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn, bind off 3 sts at each neck edge once, then 2 sts at same edge every other row twice.

Dec 1 st at each neck edge on next 3 RS rows.

Work even until piece measures same as Back to shoulders.

Bind off rem 22 (25, 29, 29, 33, 37) sts on each shoulder.



SLEEVES:
With size 3 needles, cast on 43 (43, 43, 49, 49, 49) sts.

Work in seed st for 2 in..

Change to size 5 needles and St st.

Inc 1 st each end every 4th row 22 (22, 22, 23, 23, 23) times - 87 (87, 87, 95, 95, 95) sts.

Work even until Sleeve measures 17 (17, 17, 18, 18, 18)in.

from beg or desired length to underarm.

Mark last row.

Work even in St st for 6 (6, 6, 8, 8, 8) rows more.

Bind off.



FINISHING:
Sew right shoulder seam.

Neckband: With RS facing and size 3 needles, pick up and k approx 89 (89, 89, 97, 97, 97) sts around neck edge.

Work in seed st for 1 1/4in..

Bind off loosely.

Sew left shoulder/neckband seam.

Place bound-off edge of Sleeve between armhole shaping and sew in place.

Sew side and Sleeve seams leaving 2 1/4in.

of seed st open at lower edge for slits, if desired.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
wyib = with yarn in back
wyif = with yarn in front
yo = yarn over
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
st(s) = stitch(es)
approx = approximately
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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