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Colorwork Sweater
Lion Brand® Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Alpaca Blend
Pattern Number: L10145 This Fair Isle sweater features snowflake-like geometric designs.

SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Bust 38 (41, 43, 49, 51) in. (96.5 (104, 109, 124.5, 129.5) cm) Finished Length 23 1/2 (24, 24 1/2, 25, 25 1/2) in. (59.5 (61, 62, 63.5, 65) 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

5500-507 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Alpaca Blend Yarn: Parakeet

Light aqua blue


Quantity needed: 7 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 69.93
Alternative Quantity: 7, 8, 9, 10
Note: (A)

5500-599 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Alpaca Blend Yarn: Buttermilk

Creamy off-white


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: 2, 2, 3, 3
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Size 10.5 [6.5 mm] 29-inch [75 cm] Circular Knitting Needles
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Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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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 knitting needle size 9 (5.5 mm), 24 in. (61 cm) long
GAUGE:
14 sts + 19 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with larger needle. 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:
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip the 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.

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.





PATTERN STITCHES K1, p1 Rib worked in rows (multiple of 2 sts) Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of row.

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

Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.





K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds (multiple of 2 sts) Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rep Rnd 1 for K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds.

NOTES:
1.

Back, Front, and Sleeves are worked separately, then joined and worked in one piece for yoke (top of sweater).

2.

Back, Front, and Sleeves are worked back and forth in rows, yoke is worked in rounds.

3.

When working Back, Front, and Sleeve Charts, work RS rows from right to left and WS rows from left to right.

4.

When working Yoke Chart, work every rnd from right to left.

5.

The colorwork is slightly different in different sizes, your garment may not match the photo exactly.

6.

When you see 'work even' in the instructions, this means to continue in the pattern st you have established without changing the st count by increasing, decreasing, or binding off.

7.

When you see 'as established' in the instructions, this means to continue in the current pattern st.

For example, to continue in St st and Charts, k on RS and p on WS, and follow the charts to change color.

8.

Use different color markers for the beg of rnd marker and for the yoke decrease markers.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK With smaller needle and A, cast on 67 (71, 75, 85, 89) sts.

Work back and forth in rows, as if working with straight needles.

Work in K1, p1 Rib worked in rows for 10 rows.

Change to larger needle.Beg with a RS (knit) row, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 22 rows.





























Beg Chart Next Row: Continue in St st, changing color following Row 1 of Back Chart.

Continue to work in St st, following Back Chart, until Chart Row 19 has been completed.

Cut B.

With A only, work even in St st until piece measures 14 1/2 in.

(37 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.

Shape Armhole Bind off 4 (4, 4, 5, 5) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 59 (63, 67, 75, 79) sts rem.

Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 4 rows - 51 (55, 59, 67, 71) sts rem.

Sl rem 51 (55, 59, 67, 71) sts onto a holder.





FRONTWork same as for Back.
SLEEVES (make 2) With smaller needle and A, cast on 33 (35, 37, 43, 45) sts.

Work back and forth in rows, as if working with straight needles.

Work in K1, p1 Rib worked in rows for 6 rows.

Change to larger needle.

Beg with a RS (knit) row, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 6 rows.

Increase Row (RS): K2, M1, k to the last 2 sts, M1, k2 - 35 (37, 39, 45, 47) sts at the end of this row.

Work even in St st for 5 rows.Rep last 6 rows 3 more times - 41 (43, 45, 51, 53) sts when all increases have been completed.

























Beg Chart Work in St st, changing color and working shaping following Sleeve Chart.

Work until Row 19 of Chart has been been completed - 43 (45, 47, 53, 55) sts.

Cut B.

Continue with A only.

Increase Row (RS): K2, M1, k to the last 2 sts, M1, k2 - 45 (47, 49, 55, 57) sts at the end of this row.

Work in St st for 7 rows.

Rep last 8 rows once more - 47 (49, 51, 57, 59) sts when all increases are completed.

Work even in St st until piece measures 17 1/2 in.

(44.5 cm) from beg.

Shape Armholes Bind off 4 (4, 4, 5, 5) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 39 (41, 43, 47, 49) sts rem.

Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 4 rows - 31 (33, 35, 39, 41) sts rem.Sl rem 31 (33, 35, 39, 41) sts onto a holder.
Yoke With RS facing, place sts from holders onto larger needle in the following order: Back, Sleeve, Front, 2nd Sleeve - 164 (176, 188, 212, 224) sts on needle.

Set-Up Rnd: K51 (55, 59, 67, 71) Back sts, place marker (pm); k31 (33, 35, 39, 41) Sleeve sts, pm; k51 (55, 59, 67, 71) sts Front sts, pm; k31 (33, 35, 39, 41) Sleeve sts.

Place a different color marker for beg of rnd.

Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.

Decrease Rnd: *K1, k2tog, k to 3 sts before marker, ssk, k1; rep from * 3 more times, k to end of rnd - 156 (168, 180, 204, 216) sts at the end of this rnd.

Next Rnd: Knit.

Rep last 2 rnds 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) more times - 148 (152, 156, 172, 176) sts rem.

Note:You should have 47 (49, 51, 57, 59) sts each for Front and Back and 27 (27, 27, 29, 29) sts for each Sleeve.

























Beg Chart Work in St st, changing color and working shaping following Yoke Chart.

Work until Chart Row 19 has been completed - 108 (112, 116, 132, 136) sts.

Cut B.

Continue with A only.

Rnd 20: Knit.

Rnd 21: *K1, k2tog, k to 3 sts before marker, ssk, k1; rep from * 3 more times - 100 (104, 108, 124, 128) sts at the end of this rnd.

Rnd 22: Knit.

Rnd 23: Rep Rnd 21 - 92 (96, 100, 116, 120) sts at the end of this rnd.

Rep last 2 rnds 1 (1, 1, 2, 2) more time(s) - 84 (88, 92, 100, 104) sts rem.

Change to smaller needle.

Work K1, p1 Rib worked in the rnd for 8 rnds.Bind off in rib.
FINISHING With WS facing, dampen only the 2-color portions of Sweater, to very lightly block.

Allow pieces to dry.

Sew underarms.

Sew side and sleeve seams.

Weave in ends.

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


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