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Cropped Turtleneck
Lion Brand® LB Collection® Superwash Merino
Pattern Number: L0176

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Bust 40 (43, 48, 51, 56) in. (101.5 (109, 122, 129.5, 142) cm)
Finished Length 15 1/2 (16, 16 1/2, 17, 17 1/2) in. (39.5 (40.5, 42, 43, 44.5) 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

486-127 LB Collection® Superwash Merino Yarn: Mahogany

Deep, rich brown


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: 4, 5, 5, 6

Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Circular needle size 6 (4 mm), 16 in. (40 cm) long
Circular needle size 6 (4 mm), 29 in. (73.5 cm) long
Circular needle size 8 (5 mm), 29 in. (73.5 cm) long
GAUGE:
19 sts + 26 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) using larger needles.
18 sts + 33 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter st (k every row) using larger needles.

Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
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 - 1 st increased.
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip 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 - 1 st decreased.

PATTERN STITCHES
K2, p2 Rib (worked in rows over multiple of 4 sts + 2) Row 1 (RS):
K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K2, p2 Rib worked in rows.

K2, p2 Rib (worked in rnds over multiple of 4 sts)
Rnd 1: *
K2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep Rnd 1 for K2, p2 Rib worked in rnds.

NOTES:
1. Sweater is made in 4 pieces; Back, Front, and 2 Sleeves.
2. Back, Front and Sleeves are worked on circular needles. Work back and forth in rows, as if working on straight needles. Turtleneck is worked in rnds after shoulders are seamed.
3. 'Work even' in the pattern means to work without increasing or decreasing.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK

With size 6 longer circular needle, cast on 94 (102, 114, 122, 134) sts.

Work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures 4 in. (10 cm) from beg, end with a WS row. Note: End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a RS row.

Change to size 8 circular needle.

Work in Garter st (k every row) for 4 rows.

Change to St st (k on RS, p on WS) and work until piece measures 15 1/2 (16, 16 1/2, 17, 17 1/2) in. (39.5 (40.5, 42, 43, 44.5) cm) from beg.

Bind off.


FRONT

Work same as Back until piece measures 11 (11 1/2, 11 1/2, 12, 12) in. (28 (29, 29, 30.5, 30.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Shape Neck

Place marker on both sides of center 14 (14, 16, 16, 18) sts.

Next Row (RS): K to marker, join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off center 14 (14, 16, 16, 18) sts, k to end of row.

You will now work both sides at once with separate balls of yarn.

Next 2 Rows: Work across first side; on next side, with separate ball of yarn, bind off 4 sts, work to end of row.

Next 2 Rows: Work across first side; on next side, bind off 3 sts, work to end of row.

Next 6 Rows: Work across first side; on next side, bind off 2 sts, work to end of row.

Purl 1 row.

Next Row: K to last 2 sts on first side, k2tog; on next side, k2tog, k to end of row.

Rep last 2 rows twice more.

Work even (without increasing or decreasing) for 3 rows.

Next (Decrease) Row (RS): K to last 3 sts of first side, ssk, k1; on next side, k1, k2tog, k to end of row - 23 (27, 32, 36, 41) sts rem each side.

Rep last 4 rows once more - 22 (26, 31, 35, 40) sts when all decreases are completed.

Work even until piece measures about 15 1/2 (16, 16 1/2, 17, 17 1/2) in. (39.5 (40.5, 42, 43, 44.5) cm) from beg.

Bind off.

SLEEVES (make 2)

With size 6 longer circular needle, cast on 82 (86, 90, 94, 98) sts.

Work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures about 4 in. (10 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Change to larger needles.

Work in Garter st until piece measures 10 in. (25.5 cm) from beg.

Bind off.


FINISHING

Sew shoulder seams.

Turtleneck

From RS with size 6 shorter circular needle, beg at left shoulder seam, pick up and k70 (70, 80, 80, 90) sts evenly spaced around front neck, and k50 (50, 52, 52, 54) sts evenly spaced around - 120 (120, 132, 132, 144) sts. Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle.

Next Rnd: Purl.

Next Rnd: Knit.

Rep last 2 rnds once more.

Work in K2, p2 Rib for 15 rnds.

Next (Increase) Rnd: *K2, p1, M1, p1, (k2, p2) twice; rep from * 9 (9, 10, 10, 11) more times - 130 (130, 143, 143, 156) sts at the end of this rnd.

Note: Change to longer circular needle when sts have been sufficiently increased.

Next Rnd: *K2, p1, k1, p1, (k2, p2) twice; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rep last rnd 4 (4, 5, 5, 6) more times.

Next (Increase) Rnd: *K2, p1, k1, M1, p1, (k2, p2) twice; rep from * 9 (9, 10, 10, 11) more times - 140 (140, 154, 154, 168) sts at the end of this rnd.

Next Rnd: *K2, p1, k2, p1, (k2, p2) twice; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rep last rnd 7 (7, 8, 8, 9) more times.

Next (Increase) Rnd: *K2, p1, M1, k2, M1, p1, (k2, p2) twice; rep from * 9 (9, 10, 10, 11) more times - 160 (160, 176, 176, 192) sts at the end of this rnd.

Next Rnd: *K2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Continue in K2, p2 Rib until turtleneck measures about 12 (12, 12 1/2, 12 1/2, 13) in. (30.5 (30.5, 32, 32, 33) cm).

Bind off loosely in rib.

Place markers 9 (9 1/2, 10, 10 1/2, 11) in. (23 (24, 25.5, 26.5, 28) cm) down from shoulders on Front and on Back.
Sew Sleeves between markers.
Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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