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Classic Nordic Pullover
Lion Brand® Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend
Pattern Number: L32050 The crystal-like border pattern gives you a cool looking sweater you'll want to wear all winter.

SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Chest 40 (43, 46, 48, 51) in. (101.5 (109, 117, 122, 129.5) cm) Finished Length 26 1/2 (27 1/2, 27 1/2, 28, 28) in. (67.5 (70, 70, 71, 71) 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

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5400-599 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend Yarn: Buttermilk

Soft off-white


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5400-510 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend Yarn: Sailor Blue

Navy blue


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5400-507 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend Yarn: Winter Sky

Powder blue


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5400-551 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend Yarn: Cobweb

Palest gray


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Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 7 (4.5 mm), 36 in. (91 cm) long Circular knitting needles size 8 (5 mm) 24 in. (60 cm) long
GAUGE:
18 sts + 23 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with size 7 (4.5 mm) 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:
M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal strand lying between needles and placing it onto the left needle.

Knit this new stitch through the back loop – 1 st increased.



PATTERN STITCHES K1, p1 Rib worked in rows (over an odd number of sts) Row 1: K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end of row.

Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib worked in rows.



K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds (over an even number of sts) Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

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

NOTES:
1.

Front, Back, and Sleeves are worked separately, back and forth in rows to armholes, then joined and worked in rnds for yoke.

2.

Front, Back, and Sleeves can be worked on straight needles, or back and forth in rows on a circular needle as if working with straight needles.

Yoke is worked on a circular needle.

3.

Pullover is worked in stranded colorwork.

Carry colors not in use across WS of work.

4.

Colorwork is worked by following charts.

When working from Chart, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) and read RS rows from right to left and WS rows from left to right.


INSTRUCTIONS



BACK With size 5 straight needles and B, cast on 91 (97, 103, 109, 115) sts.

Work in K1, p1 Rib worked in rows until piece measures 2 in.

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

Change to size 7 straight needles.

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

Change to size 8 straight needles.

Begin Chart Continuing in St st, work Rows 1-16 of Chart 1, working the 6-st rep 15 (16, 17, 18, 19) times, then working the last st, across each row.

When Row 16 of Chart 1 has been completed, change to size 7 needles.

With A only, work in St st until piece measures 16 in.

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

Shape Armholes Next Row (RS): Bind off 9 (9, 9, 9, 10) sts, k to end of row - 82 (88, 94, 100, 105) sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: Bind off 9 (9, 9, 9, 10) sts, p to end of row - 73 (79, 85, 91, 95) sts.

Place rem sts on holder.



FRONT Make same as Back.

Place rem sts on holder.



SLEEVES (make 2) With size 5 straight needles and B, cast on 43 (43, 49, 49, 55) sts.

Work in K1, p1 Rib as for Back.

Change to size 7 straight needles and work in St st for 6 rows.

Change to size 8 straight needles.

Begin Chart Continuing in St st, work Rows 1-16 of Chart 1, working the 6-st rep 7 (7, 8, 8, 9) times then working the last st, across each row.

When Row 16 of Chart 1 has been completed, change to size 7 straight needles and continue with A only.

With A, work in St st for 8 rows.

Increase Row (RS): K1, M1, k to last st, M1, k1 - 45 (45, 51, 51, 57) sts.

Work even in St st for 7 rows.

Rep Increase Row - 47 (47, 53, 53, 59) sts.

Rep last 8 rows 7 (7, 6, 6, 6) more times - 61 (61, 65, 65, 71) sts.

Work even in St st for 3 rows.

Rep Increase Row - 63 (63, 67, 67, 73) sts.

Rep last 4 rows 1 (3, 3, 5, 6) more times - 65 (69, 73, 77, 85) sts.

Work even in St st until piece measures 20 in.

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

Shape Armholes Next Row (RS): Bind off 9 (9, 9, 9, 10) sts, k to end of row - 56 (60, 64, 68, 75) sts.

Next Row: Bind off 9 (9, 9, 9, 10) sts, p to end of row - 47 (51, 55, 59, 65) sts.

Place rem sts on holder.

Shape Yoke From RS, with size 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle and A, working from sts on holders, k73 (79, 85, 91, 95) Back sts, k47 (51, 55, 59, 65) sts of one Sleeve, k73 (79, 85, 91, 95) Front sts, k47 (51, 55, 59, 65) sts of 2nd Sleeve - 240 (260, 280, 300, 320) 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 and K 2 rnds.

Decrease Rnd: *K6 (11, 5, 8, 6), k2tog; rep from * around - 210 (240, 240, 270, 280) sts at the end of this rnd.

Knit 2 rnds.



Sizes M (L, 1X, 2X) ONLY Decrease Rnd: *K6 (6, 7, 5), k2tog; rep from * around - 210, (210, 240, 240) sts rem.

Knit 3 rnds.



Sizes 1X (2X) ONLY Decrease Rnd: *K6, k2tog; rep from * around - 210 sts rem.

Knit 3 rnds.



ALL SIZES Change to longer size 8 (5 mm) circular needle, work Rnds 1-42 of Chart 2, working the rep 30 times in each rnd - 90 sts at the end of Rnd 42.

Notes 1.

The Chart 2 rep beg as a 7-st rep, decreases to a 6-st rep in Rnd 6, to a 5-st rep in Rnd 20, a 4-st rep in Rnd 34, and a 3-st rep in Rnd 36.

2.

When following Chart, work in St st worked in rnds (k every rnd).

3.

Read all Rnds of Chart from right to left 4.

Change to shorter size 8 (5 mm) circular needle when sts have been sufficiently decreased.

5.

Change to size 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle and B.

Cut all other colors, work with B only to end of yoke.



When Chart has been completed, work in St st worked in rnds (k every rnd) for 2 rnds.



Neckband Change to size 5 (3.75 mm) circular needle.

Work in K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds for 2 in.

(5 cm).

Bind off in Rib.



FINISHING Sew underarm seams.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
sc = single crochet
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
st(s) = stitch(es)
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
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)
WS = wrong side


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