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Aspen Sweater
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: L30259 This Fair Isle sweater is perfect for lounging in front of the fireplace after a day of skiing.

SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Chest 42 (46, 50, 54, 58) in. (106.5 (117, 127, 137, 147.5) cm) Finished Length 25 1/2 (26, 26 1/2, 27, 27 1/2) in. (65 (66, 67.5, 68.5, 70) cm) from shoulder
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

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GAUGE:
18 sts + 22 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with smaller 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:
PATTERN STITCHES K1, p1 Rib worked in rows (worked over a multiple of 2 sts + 1 additional st) Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 2: *P1, k1; rep from * to last st, p1.

Rep Rows 1-2 for K1, p1 Rib worked in rows.



K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds (worked over a 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.

Body and Sleeves are worked separately to armholes, then joined and worked in the round for yoke.

2.

Needle size is changed when working from charts to maintain gauge.

3.

Sweater is worked in stranded colorwork, using 2 colors per row.

Carry color not in use across WS of work.

4.

Charts are worked in St st.

When working in rows, read chart from right to left on RS rows and from left to right on WS rows.

When working in the rnd, read chart from right to left for all rnds.


INSTRUCTIONS



BACK With B and size 5 (3.75 mm) straight needles, cast on 97 (105, 113, 121, 129) sts.

Work in K1, p1 rib for 2 1/2 in.

(6.5 cm), end with a WS row as your last row.

Change to size 8 (5 mm) straight needles.

Work 8-st rep of Row 1, Chart 1 across.

Continue as established, working in St st (k on RS, p on WS), and changing color following chart until Row 18 of Chart 1 has been completed.

Change to size 7 (4.5 mm) straight needles and work in St st with A only until piece measures 17 in.

(43 cm) from beg, end with a WS row as your last row.

Shape Armholes Bind off 10 (10, 11, 11, 12) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 77 (85, 91, 99, 105) sts.

Slip rem sts to a stitch holder for yoke.



FRONT Make same as Back.



SLEEVES (make 2) With B and size 5 (3.75 mm) straight needles, cast on 57 (57, 57, 65, 65) sts.

Beg with Row 1, work in K1, p1 rib for 2 1/2 in.

(6.5 cm), end with a WS row as your last row.

Change to size 8 (5 mm) straight needles, and work 8-st rep of Row 1, Chart 1 across.

Continue as established, working in St st, and changing color following chart until Row 18 of Chart 1 has been completed.

Change to size 7 (4.5 mm) straight needles.

Next Increase Row: With A, k1, kfb, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1.

Work in St st with A only for 7 rows.

Rep last 8 rows 2 (4, 6, 5, 7) times - 63 (67, 71, 77, 81) sts when all increases have been completed.

Work even in St st (without increasing or decreasing) until piece measures 18 in.

(45.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row as your last row.

Shape Armholes Bind off 10 (10, 11, 11, 12) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 43 (47, 49, 55, 57) sts rem.

Slip rem sts to a stitch holder for yoke.



Yoke From RS, with longer size 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle and A, work across 77 (85, 91, 99, 105) sts from Back st holder, 43 (47, 49, 55, 57) sts from one Sleeve st holder, 77 (85, 91, 99, 105) sts from Front st holder, 43 (47, 49, 55, 57) sts from rem Sleeve st holder - 240 (264, 280, 308, 324) sts.

Join to work in rnds.

Place marker for beg of rnd.

Knit 2 rnds.

Dec Rnd: *K8 (9, 8, 9, 7), k2tog; rep from * around - 216 (240, 252, 280, 288) sts rem.

Knit 2 rnds.



For Sizes M, L, 1X, 2X ONLY Dec Rnd: *K(8, 7, 8, 10), k2tog; rep from * around - (216, 224, 252, 264) sts rem.

Knit (2, 4, 7, 9) rnds.



For Sizes 1X, 2X ONLY Dec Rnd: *K(7, 9), k2tog; rep from * around - (224, 240) sts rem.



FOR ALL SIZES Change to longer size 8 (5 mm) circular needle.

Beg with Rnd 1, work 8-st rep of Row 1 of Chart 2 around - 216 (216, 224, 224, 240) sts.

Continue to follow Chart 2, changing to shorter size (5 mm) circular needle when sts have been sufficiently decreased, until all 42 rnds of Chart 2 have been completed - 63 (63, 65, 65, 70) sts rem.

Note: For sizes L and 1X, the last rep of Rnd 42 of Chart 2 will end after the first k2tog, k1 of the rep is worked.

Neck Rib Change to shorter size 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle and work in K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds for 2 in.

(5 cm).

Purl 2 rnds.

Bind off purlwise loosely.



FINISHING Sew underarm seams.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
CC = contrasting color
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
hdc = half double crochet
MC = main color
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tr = treble (triple) crochet
WS = wrong side
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)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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