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Modular Pullover
Lion Brand® Heartland
Pattern Number: L30250 This short-sleeve sweater is great to wear during March's unpredictable weather. Designed by Mari Lynn Patrick.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate + (Level 4)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X
Finished Bust 34 (38, 40, 42) in. (86.5 (96.5, 101.5, 106.5) cm) Finished Length 25 1/2 (26, 26 1/2, 27) in. (65 (66, 67.5, 68.5) 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

136-158 Heartland Yarn: Yellowstone

Rich gold and maize shades.


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136-189 Heartland Yarn: Isle Royale

Purple with reds.


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136-135 Heartland Yarn: Yosemite

Shades of rust.


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136-109 Heartland Yarn: Olympic

Blend of deep blue shades.


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136-105 Heartland Yarn: Glacier Bay

Denim blue and gray.


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Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 7 [4.5 mm]
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GAUGE:
16 sts + 30 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter st (k every row) with larger needles. One Square = 6 in. (15 cm) in Garter st with 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:
kfb (knit in front and back) Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of same st – 1 st increased.

pfb (purl in front and back) Purl next st without removing it from left needle, then p through back of same st – 1 st increased.

NOTES:
1.

Pullover is worked in 4 pieces, Back, Front, and 2 Sleeves.

2.

Front and Back are made by working a striped Square.

Following a diagram, sts for the next Square are picked up along one side edge of the previous Square.

Additional Squares are then added in designated order following the diagram.

Side and armhole shaping is worked by increasing or decreasing sts while working the Squares.

3.

One half of Sleeve is worked, then sts for the second half are picked up along one edge and worked in perpendicular direction.

Sts are picked up along edge of both halves for the Sleeve cap (top of Sleeve).

4.

Follow the instructions carefully! For some Squares, the last st is not fastened off but counts as the first st of pick-up row for next Square.

When last st is fastened off, leave a long yarn tail for sewing.

5.

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.

6.

When you see "- 12 sts".

in the instructions, this lets you know how many sts you will have at the end of that specific row.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK Square 1 With larger needles and A, cast on 25 sts.

Work in Garter st (k every row), working 12 rows with A, 16 rows with B and 18 rows with C.

Bind off, but do not fasten off last st.

Square 2 With last st of Square 1 still on needle, and counting this st as first st of Square 2, pick up and k24 sts evenly spaced along side edge of Square 1 – 25 sts.

Work in Garter st, working 9 rows with C, 10 rows each with D, E, and A, then 8 rows with B.

Bind off, but do not fasten off last st.

Square 3 With last st of Square 2 still on needle, and counting this st as first st of Square 3, pick up and k 24 sts evenly spaced along side edge of Square 2 – 25 sts.

Work in Garter st, working 3 rows with B, 12 (14, 16, 18) rows with E, 4 rows with A, 16 rows with D, 4 rows with C, and 8 (10, 12, 14) rows with E.

Bind off, but do not fasten off last st.

Square 4 Note: Square 4 will have side shaping worked along one edge.

With last st of Square 3 still on needle, and counting this st as first st of Square 4, pick up and k 24 (27, 29, 31) sts evenly spaced along side edge of Square 3 – 25 (28, 30, 32) sts.

Work in Garter st, working 5 rows with E, and 10 rows with A.

Dec Row 1 (RS): With A, k1, k2tog, k to end – 24 (27, 29, 31) sts.

Knit 5 rows more with A, 6 rows with B, and 14 rows with D.

Dec Row 2 (RS): Change to C, k1, k2tog, k to end – 23 (26, 28, 30) sts.

Knit 5 rows even with C.

Bind off, fastening off last st.

Sew left side edge of Square 4 to cast-on edge of Square 1.

Square 5 From RS with E, and following Diagram, pick up and k 25 sts evenly spaced along the side edge of Square 2.

Work in Garter st, working 5 (7, 9, 11) rows with E, 16 rows with A, 6 (8, 10, 12) rows with B, 14 rows with D, and 6 rows with C.

Bind off, fastening off last st.

Square 6 Note: Square 6 will have side shaping worked along one edge.

From RS with larger needles and B, pick up and knit 25 (28, 30, 32) sts along top side edge of Square 5.

Work in Garter st, working 3 rows with B, and 12 rows with E.

Dec Row 1 (RS): With A, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 – 24 (27, 29, 31) sts.

Work 3 more rows with A, then 16 rows with D.

Dec Row 2 (RS): Change to C, k1, k2tog, knit to end – 23 (26, 28, 30) sts.

Work 3 more rows with C, then 8 rows with E.

Bind off, fastening off last st.

Sew right side edge of Square 6 to bound-off edge of Square 1.

Square 7 From RS with larger needles and C, pick up and k 25 sts evenly spaced along top edge of Square 1.

Work in Garter st, working 9 rows with C, 10 rows each with D, E, and A, then 8 rows with B.

Bind off, but do not fasten off last st.

Square 8 Note: Square 8 will have armhole shaping worked along one edge.

With last st of Square 7 still on needle, and counting this st as first st of Square 8, pick up and k 24 sts evenly spaced along side edge of Square 7 – 25 sts.

Work in Garter st, working in color sequence as for Square 3 for 25 (27, 29, 29) rows.

Shape Armhole Next Row (RS): Continuing in color sequence as for Square 3, bind off 4 (3, 2, 1) st(s), knit to end – 21 (22, 23, 24) sts rem.

Bind off 2 sts at beg of RS rows twice, bind off 1 st at beg of RS rows 1 (2, 3, 4) time(s) – 16 sts rem.

Continuing in same color sequence, work 9 (11, 13, 13) more rows.

Bind off, fastening off last st.

Sew left side edge of Square 8 to bound-off edge of Square 6.

Square 9 Note: Square 9 will have armhole shaping worked along one edge.

From RS with larger needles and E, pick up and k 25 sts evenly spaced along opposite side edge of Square 7.

Work in Garter st, working in color sequence as for Square 4 for 26 (28, 30, 30) rows.

Shape Armhole Next Row (WS): Continuing in color sequence as for Square 4, bind off 4 (3, 2, 1) sts, knit to end – 21 (22, 23, 24) sts rem.

Bind off 2 sts at beg of WS rows twice, bind off 1 st at beg of WS rows 1 (2, 3, 4) time(s) – 16 sts rem.

Continuing in same color sequence, work 8 (10, 12, 12) more rows.

Bind off, fastening off last st.

Sew right side edge of Square 9 to bound-off edge of Square 4.

Square 10 Note: Square 10 will have shoulder shaping worked along top edge.

From RS with larger needles and B, pick up and k 15 (16, 17, 18) sts evenly spaced along top edge of Square 8.

Work in Garter st, working in color sequence as for Square 3, then working additional rows with E, if necessary, until armhole measures 7 1/4 (7 3/4, 8 1/4, 8 3/4) in.

(18.5 (19.5, 21, 22) cm), end with a RS row as your last row.

Shape Shoulder Bind off 3 (4, 5, 5) sts at beg of WS row 1 (1, 1, 2) time(s), then 4 sts at beg of WS row 3 (3, 3, 2) times.

Square 11 Note: Square 11 will have shoulder shaping worked along top edge.

From RS with larger needles and E, pick up and k 15 (16, 17, 18) sts evenly spaced along top edge of Square 9.

Work in Garter st, working in color sequence as for Square 4, then working additional rows with C, if necessary, until armhole measures 7 1/4 (7 3/4, 8 1/4, 8 3/4) in.

(18.5 (19.5, 21, 22) cm), end with a WS row as your last row.

Shape Shoulder Bind off 3 (4, 5, 5) sts at beg of RS row 1 (1, 1, 2) time(s), then 4 sts at beg of RS row 3 (3, 3, 2) times.

Square 12 Note: Square 12 will have neck shaping worked along one edge.

From RS with larger needles and A, following Diagram, pick up and k 20 (22, 24, 26) sts evenly spaced along right side edge of Square 10, to last 6 rows.

Leave last 6 rows unworked for neck.

Work in Garter st, working in color sequence as for Square 1 for 46 rows.

Bind off, fastening off last st.

Sew last row of Square 12 to left side edge of Square 11 and side edge of Square 12 to bound-off edge of Square 7.



FRONT Work same as Back through Square 11.

Square 12 Note: Square 12 will have neck shaping worked along one edge.

From RS with A, following Diagram, pick up and k 14 (16, 18, 20) sts along side edge of Square 10 to last 12 rows.

Leave last 12 rows unworked for neck.

Next Row: Work in Garter st, working in color sequence as for Square 1.

Dec Row 2 (RS): Knit to last 2 sts, k2tog – 13 (15, 17, 19) sts rem.

Continuing in color sequence as for Square 1, rep the last 2 rows 5 times more – 8 (10, 12, 14) sts rem when all decs have been completed.

Continuing in color sequence as for Square 1, work 21 rows even.

Inc Row (RS): Work to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 – 9 (11, 11, 15) sts.

Next Row: Knit.

Rep these 2 rows 5 times more – 14 (16, 18, 20) sts when all incs have been completed.

Bind off, fastening off last st.

Sew last row of Square 12 to side edge of Square 11 and side edge of Square 12 to bound-off edge of Square 7.
LEFT SLEEVE Square 1 With larger needles and B, cast on 24 (26, 28, 30) sts.

Work in Garter st, working 8 rows with B.

Inc Row (RS): Kfb, knit to end of row – 25 (27, 29, 31) sts.

Work 7 more rows with B.

Inc Row (RS): Change to C, kfb, knit to end of row – 26 (28, 30, 32) sts.

Work 17 more rows with C.

Bind off.

Square 2 From RS with larger needles and C, and following Diagram, pick up and k 18 sts evenly spaced along side of Square 1.

Work in Garter st, working 9 rows with C, 10 rows each with D, E, and A, then work 5 (9, 13, 17) rows with B.

Next Row (WS): With B, bind off 5 sts, knit to end – 13 sts.

Bind off 5 sts at beg of next WS row once, then 4 sts at beg of WS row twice.

Upper Sleeve From RS with larger needles and E, pick up and k 54 (58, 62, 66) sts evenly spaced across top edge of Squares 1 and 2.

Knit 1 row.

Shape Cap (Top of Sleeve) Work in Garter st, working 5 rows with E, 16 rows with A, 6 rows with B, 14 rows with D, then work in C to end of Sleeve, AT THE SAME TIME, bind off 4 (5, 5, 5) sts at beg of next 2 rows, 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows – 42 (44, 48, 52) sts.

Dec 1 st each side on next RS row, then every 4th row 4 times, then every other row 9 (10, 12, 14) times – 14 sts rem when all decs have been completed.

Bind off rem 14 sts.



RIGHT SLEEVE Square 1 With larger needles and B, cast on 24 (26, 28, 30) sts.

Work in Garter st, working 8 rows with B.

Inc Row (RS): Kfb, knit to end of row – 25 (27, 29, 31) sts.

Work 7 more rows with B.

Inc Row (RS): Change to C, kfb, knit to end of row – 26 (28, 30, 32) sts.

Work 17 more rows with C.

Bind off.

Square 2 From RS with larger needles and C, and following Diagram, pick up and k18 sts evenly spaced along side of Square 1.

Work in Garter st, working 9 rows with C, 10 rows each with D, E, and A, then work 5 (9, 13, 17) rows with B.

Next Row (WS): With B, bind off 5 sts, knit to end – 13 sts.

Bind off 5 sts at beg of next WS row once, then 4 sts at beg of WS row twice.

Upper Sleeve From RS with larger needles and E, and following Diagram, pick up and k 54 (58, 62, 66) sts evenly spaced across top edge of Squares 1 and 2.

Knit 1 row.

Shape Cap (Top of Sleeve) Work in Garter st, working 3 rows with B, 12 (14, 16, 18) rows with E, 4 rows with A, 16 rows with D, 4 rows with C, then work in E to end of Sleeve, AT THE SAME TIME, bind off 4 (5, 5, 5) sts at beg of next 2 rows, 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows – 42 (44, 48, 52) sts.

Dec 1 st each side on next RS row, then every 4th row 4 times, then every other row 9 (10, 12, 14) times – 14 sts rem when all decs have been completed.

Bind off rem 14 sts.

FINISHING Sleeve Band From RS with smaller needles and B, pick up and k 46 (50, 54, 58) sts evenly spaced across lower edge of Sleeve.

Work in Rev St st (p on RS, k on WS) for 2 1/2 in.

(6.5 cm).

Bind off.

Fold band in half to WS and sew bound-off edge to pick up row.

Rep for opposite Sleeve.

Lower Band From RS with smaller needles and B, pick up and k 75 (79, 83, 87) sts evenly spaced across lower edge of Back.

Work as for sleeve band.

Rep for Front.

Sew one shoulder seam.

Neckband From RS with smaller needles and B, beg at unsewn shoulder edge, pick up and k 81 sts evenly spaced along neck edge.

Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 6 rows.

Next Row (WS): Knit for turning ridge.

Work in St st for 6 more rows.

Bind off loosely.

Sew rem shoulder and neckband seam.

Fold band to WS along turning ridge and sew bound-off edge to pick up row.

Sew in Sleeves.

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
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
Rev St st = reverse stockinette stitch
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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