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Shaped Shoulder Pullover
Lion Brand® Superwash Merino Cashmere
Pattern Number: L10734 This 3/4 sleeve sweater is so soft to touch you'll want to wear it all the time.

SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
S (M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X) Finished Bust 38 (41, 44, 46, 49, 52) in. (96.5 (104, 112, 117, 124.5, 132) cm) Finished Length 23 (23 1/2, 24 1/2, 25, 26, 26 1/2) in. (58.5 (59.5, 62, 63.5, 66, 67.5) cm), including neckband
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

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GAUGE:
18 sts + 33 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) over Interrupted Rib using larger 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:
k1b (knit 1 in row below) Insert tip of right needle through center of st 1 row below next st on left needle and knit the st, slipping the st above off the needle.

sk2p (slip-k2tog-pass slipped st over) A double decrease worked as follows: 1.

Insert right needle into the next stitch as if to knit, then slip the st from the left needle to the right needle.

2.

Knit the next 2 sts together.

3.

With tip of left needle, lift the slipped st (the 2nd st on right needle) up and over the k2tog (first st on right needle) and off the needle - 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 - 1 st increased.



PATTERN STITCHES K1, p1 Rib (worked over an odd number of sts) Row 1 (RS): P1, *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.



Interrupted Rib (worked over an even number of sts) Row 1 (RS): P1, *k1b, p1; rep from * to last st, p1.

Rows 2-4: Rep Row 1.

Rows 5 and 6: P1, *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, p1.

Rep Rows 1-6 for Interrupted Rib.

NOTES:
1.

Pullover is made from 4 pieces: Back, Front, and 2 Sleeves.

2.

Back, Front, and Sleeves are worked separately, back and forth in rows on straight needles, from lower edge up to neck edge beginning in K1, p1 Rib, then changing to the Interrupted Rib pattern.

3.

Keep careful track of which row of the pattern st you are working on.

It is helpful to take time to study your sts and to practice 'reading' your work before you begin to work shaping into the pattern sts.

4.

The neckband is worked in rounds on a circular needle.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK With smaller straight needles, cast on 91 (97, 103, 109, 115, 123) sts.

Beg with Row 1, work in K1, p1 Rib for 11 rows.

Next Row (WS):Purl.



Begin Interrupted Rib Change to larger straight needles.

Row 1 (RS): P1, *k1b, p1; rep from * to last 4 sts, k1b, p2tog, p1 - 90 (96, 102, 108, 114, 122) sts at the end of this row.

Beg with Row 2 of pattern, work in Interrupted Rib for 33 rows.

Note: The last row you work will be a Row 4 of the Interrupted Rib.

Decrease Row (RS): P1, (k1, p1) 2 times, sk2p, p1, *k1, p1; rep from * to last 9 sts, k3tog, (p1, k1) 2 times, p2 - 86 (92, 98, 104, 110, 118) sts at the end of this row.

Beg with Row 6 of pattern, work in Interrupted Rib until piece measures 15 in.

(38 cm) from beg, end with Row 4 of the pattern.

Note:End with Row 4 of the pattern means that the last row you work should be a Row 4 of the pattern, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a Row 5 of the pattern.



Shape Raglan Armholes Next Row (RS): Bind off 4 (4, 4, 6, 6, 6) sts (1 st is on right needle when bind off is complete), *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, p1 - 82 (88, 94, 98, 104, 112) sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: Rep last row - 78 (84, 90, 92, 98, 106) sts.

Work Rows 1-4 of Interrupted Rib.

Decrease Row (RS): P1, (k1, p1) 3 times, sk2p, p1, *k1, p1; rep from * to last 11 sts, k3tog, (p1, k1) 3 times, p2 - 74 (80, 86, 88, 94, 102) sts.

Beg with Row 6 of pattern, work in Interrupted Rib for 5 rows.

Rep last 6 rows 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13) more times - 42 (44, 46, 44, 46, 50) sts.

Last Decrease Row: P1, (k1, p1) 3 times, sk2p, p1, (k1, p1) 2 times, sk2p, p1, (k1, p1) 2 (3, 4, 3, 4, 6) times, k3tog, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1, k3tog, (p1, k1) 3 times, p2 - 34 (36, 38, 36, 38, 42) sts.

Work Row 6 of Interrupted Rib.

Cut yarn and sl sts to a stitch holder.
FRONTWork same as for Back until you reach the section labeled 'Shape Raglan Armholes' - 86 (92, 98, 104, 110, 118) sts.



Shape Raglan Armholes Next Row (RS): Bind off 4 (4, 4, 6, 6, 6) sts (1 st is on right needle when bind off is complete), *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, p1 - 82 (88, 94, 98, 104, 112) sts.

Next Row: Rep last row - 78 (84, 90, 92, 98, 106) sts.

Work Rows 1-4 of Interrupted Rib.

Decrease Row: P1, (k1, p1) 3 times, sk2p, p1, *k1, p1; rep from * to last 11 sts, k3tog, (p1, k1) 3 times, p2 - 74 (80, 86, 88, 94, 102) sts at the end of this row.

Beg with Row 6 of pattern, work in Interrupted Rib for 5 rows.

Rep last 6 rows 6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11) more times - 50 (52, 54, 52, 54, 58) sts.

Note:The last row you work will be a Row 4 of the pattern.



Shape Neck Note: The neck is shaped by slipping the center front sts onto a holder, then decreasing 1 st on each side of the neck as you continue working.

A different number of sts remain for each side of the neck.

This was done so that you have an odd number of sts over which to work the neckband.

Row 1 (RS): P1, (k1, p1) 3 times, sk2p, p1, (k1, p1) 3 times, k1 for left side of neck; join a 2nd ball of yarn, p1, (k1, p1) 6 (7, 8, 7, 8, 10) times, sl the 13 (15, 17, 15, 17, 21) sts just worked to a st holder for center front neck, bind off 2 sts (1 st is on right needle when bind off is complete), p1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k3tog, (p1, k1) 3 times, p2 for right side of neck - 16 sts on left side of neck, 15 sts on right side of neck.

From this point, you will be working both sides of the neck at the same time with separate balls of yarn.

Row 2: P1, *k1, p1; rep from * across the sts of the first side; on the 2nd side, bind off 2 sts (1 st is on right needle when bind off is complete), **k1, p1; rep from ** to last 2 sts, p2 - 15 sts on first side, 14 sts on 2nd side.

Row 3: *P1, k1b; rep from * across the sts of the first side; on the 2nd side, bind off 2 sts (1 st is on right needle when bind off is complete), **p1, k1b; rep from ** to last 2 sts, p2 - 14 sts on first side, 13 sts on 2nd side.

Row 4: P1, *k1b, p1; rep from * across first side; on 2nd side bind off 2 sts (1 st is on right needle when bind off is complete), k1b, **p1, k1b; rep from ** to last 2 sts, p2 - 13 sts on first side, 12 sts on 2nd side.

Rows 5 and 6: Rep Rows 3 and 4 - 11 sts on first side, 10 sts on 2nd side.

Row 7: P1, *k1, p1; rep from * to last 3 sts of first side, sk2p; on 2nd side, k3tog, **p1, k1; rep from ** to last 2 sts, p2 - 8 sts on first side (left side of neck), 9 sts on 2nd side (right side of neck).

Row 8: P1, *k1, p1; rep from * across first side; on 2nd side, **p1, k1; rep from ** to last 2 sts, p2.

Cut yarn and sl sts from each side onto separate holders.
LEFT SLEEVE With smaller straight needles, cast on 53 (57, 61, 67, 71, 75) sts.

Beg with Row 1, work in K1, p1 Rib for 13 rows.

Next Row (WS):Purl.



Begin Interrupted Rib Change to larger straight needles.

Row 1 (RS): P1, *k1b, p1; rep from * to last 4 sts, k1b, p2tog, p1 - 52 (56, 60, 66, 70, 74) sts at the end of this row.

Beg with Row 2 of pattern, work in Interrupted Rib for 21 rows.

Note: The last row you work will be a Row 4 of the pattern.

Increase Row (RS): P1, k1, p1, (k1, p1) in next st (increase made), M1, p1, *k1, p1; rep from * to last 5 sts, M1, (p1, k1) in next st, p1, k1, p2 - 56 (60, 64, 70, 74, 78) sts.

Beg with Row 6 of pattern, work in Interrupted Rib for 23 rows.

Note: The last row you work will be a Row 4 of the pattern.

Rep Increase Row - 60 (64, 68, 74, 78, 82) sts.Beg with Row 6 of pattern, work in Interrupted Rib until piece measures about 8 in.

(20.5 cm) from beg, end with a Row 4 of Interrupted Rib.



Shape Raglan Next Row (RS): Bind off 4 (4, 4, 6, 6, 6) sts (1 st is on right needle when bind off is complete), *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, p1 - 56 (60, 64, 68, 72, 76) sts.

Next Row: Rep last row - 52 (56, 60, 62, 66, 70) sts.

Work Rows 1-5 of Interrupted Rib.

Notes: The last row you work will be a Row 5 of the pattern.

The following decrease row is worked on the WS, the decreases create a decorative center line on the sleeve.

Decrease Row 1 (WS): P1, (k1, p1) 11 (12, 13, 13, 14, 15) times, k3tog, place marker (pm), p1, sk2p, *p1, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2 - 48 (52, 56, 58, 62, 66) sts at the end of this row.

Work Rows 1-5 of Interrupted Rib.

Decrease Row 2 (WS): P1, *k1, p1; rep from * to 3 sts before marker, k3tog, sl marker (sm), p1, sk2p, **p1, k1; rep from ** to last 2 sts, p2 - 44 (48, 52, 54, 58, 62) sts.

Work Rows 1-5 of Interrupted Rib.

Rep Decrease Row 2 - 40 (44, 48, 50, 54, 58) sts at the end of this row.Rep last 6 rows 6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11) more times - 16 (16, 16, 14, 14, 14) sts rem.

Remove marker while working last row.



Shape Top of Sleeve Row 1 (RS): P1, (k1b, p1) 2 times, k1, TURN; leave rem sts unworked.

Row 2: Bind off 2 sts, k1b, p2.

Row 3: P1, k1b, p1, k1b, (you will now be at the point of the bound-off sts), TURN; leave rem sts unworked.

Row 4: Bind off 2 sts, p1.

Row 5 (RS): P1, k1, pick up and k4 sts across the bound-off sts, *p1, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2 - 16 (16, 16, 14, 14, 14) sts.

Work Row 6 of Interrupted Rib.Cut yarn and sl sts onto a holder.



RIGHT SLEEVE Work same as Left Sleeve until you reach the section labeled 'Shape Top of Sleeve' - 16 (16, 16, 14, 14, 14) sts.Work Row 1 of Interrupted Rib pattern.



Shape Top of Sleeve Note: The last row you worked created 1 additional row before the shaping at the top of the Sleeve begins.

Because of this additional row, the shaping rows will be worked on the WS of the Sleeve, rather than the RS as on the Left Sleeve.

Rep Rows 1-5 of 'Left Sleeve, Shape Top of Sleeve'.

Cut yarn and sl sts to a holder.
FINISHING Neckband With the WS of each piece facing, sl sts from holders onto the circular needle in the following order: 34 (36, 38, 36, 38, 42) Back neck sts, 16 (16, 16, 14, 14, 14) sts at the top of Left Sleeve, 8 sts at left side of Front neck, 13 (15, 17, 15, 17, 21) sts of center Front neck, 9 sts at right side of Front neck, and 16 (16, 16, 14, 14, 14) sts at the top of Right Sleeve - 96 (100, 104, 96, 100, 108) sts.

Rnd 1 (RS): Join yarn at beg of Back neck sts, so that you are ready to work across the RS.

*P1, k1; rep from * across Back neck, Left Sleeve, and left side of Front neck sts, pick up and k8 sts evenly spaced across shaped left Front neck edge, p1, **k1, p1; rep from ** across center Front neck sts, pick up and k8 sts evenly spaced across shaped right Front neck edge, k1, ***p1, k1; rep from *** across right side of Front neck and Right Sleeve sts - 112 (116, 120, 112, 116, 124) sts at the end of this rnd.

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.

Rnds 2-7: *P1, k1; rep from * around.Bind off in rib.



Sew raglan seams.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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