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Asymmetric Ribbed Sweater
Lion Brand® Heartland
Pattern Number: L32181 This sweater is great for those who like eccentric styles; its off-centered neckline and a left batwing sleeve will have you taking a closer look.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
Finished Bust 44 (48, 52, 54, 58, 62, 66) in. (112 (122, 132, 147.5, 157.5, 167.5) cm) Finished Length 23 1/2 (24, 24 1/2, 25, 25 1/2, 26) in. (59.5 (61, 62, 63.5, 65, 66) 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

136-105 Heartland Yarn: Glacier Bay

Denim blue and gray.


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 20.76
Alternative Quantity: 4, 5, 5, 6, 6

Lion Brand Stitch Holders
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 5.99


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 8 (5 mm), 40 in. (101.5 cm) long
GAUGE:
17 sts + 24 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in in St st (k on RS, p on WS). 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 the same st – 1 st increased.



PATTERN STITCHES Sleeve Pattern Rows 1-5: Beg with RS row, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS).

Row 6 (WS): Knit.Rep Rows 1-6 for Sleeve pattern.



Body Pattern for Front and Back Rows 1-7: Beg with RS row, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS).

Row 8 (WS): Knit.

Rep Rows 1-8 for Body pattern.

NOTES:
1.

Oversized Sweater is worked in one piece from the cuff of one sleeve to the cuff of opposite sleeve then folded in half along neck and one shoulder edge and is sewn closed along side and Sleeve seams.

2.

Sweater is worked back and forth in rows.

Circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of sts.

3.

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



SWEATER First Sleeve Beg at cuff, cast on 26 (30, 34, 38, 42, 46) sts.

Work in Garter st (knit every row) for 3 in.

(7.5 cm), end with a WS row as the last row you work.

Beg with Row 1, work in Sleeve pattern for 2 rows.

Inc Row (RS): K1, kfb, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 - 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48) sts.

Continuing in Sleeve pattern, rep Inc Row every 12th row 9 more times, then every 6th row once, working new sts in Sleeve pattern - 48 (52, 56, 60, 64, 68) sts when all incs have been completed.

Work until sleeve measures about 22 in.

(56 cm) from beg, end with a Row 6 of Sleeve pattern as the last row you work.

Shape Front and Back Working in Body pattern, cast on 25 sts at beg of next 2 rows, 23 sts at beg of next 2 rows, then 28 sts at beg of next 2 rows, working cast on sts in Body pattern - 200 (204, 208, 212, 216, 220) sts when all cast ons have been completed.

Continue in Body pattern until Body measures about 10 (12, 14, 17, 19, 21) in.

(25.5 (30.5, 35.5, 43, 48.5, 53.5) cm) from last cast-on row, end with a Row 8 of Body pattern as the last row you work.

Divide for Neck First Half Next Row (RS): K100 (102, 104, 106, 108, 110), slip rem sts to stitch holders.

Next Row: K6 for neckband, purl to end of row.

Keeping 6 neckband sts in Garter st and rem sts in Body pattern, work until neck measures 12 in.

(30.5 cm), end with a Row 2 of Body pattern as the last row you work.

Shape Side Bind off 12 sts at beg of next 4 rows, 8 sts at beg of next row, then 22 sts at beg of next row - 22 (24, 26, 28, 30, 32) sts when all bind offs have been completed.

Sl rem 22 sts to stitch holder for sleeve.



Second Half Next Row (RS): Sl sts from holders back to needle and rejoin yarn ready to work a RS row.

Knit 1 row.

Next Row: Purl to last 6 sts, k6 for neckband.

Keeping 6 neckband sts in Garter st and rem sts in Body pattern, work until neck measures same as first half, end with a Row 2 of Body pattern as the last row you work.

Shape Side Bind off 12 sts at beg of next 4 rows, 22 sts at beg of next row, then 8 sts at beg of next row - 22 (24, 26, 28, 30, 32) sts when all bind offs have been completed.

Cut yarn.

Second Sleeve Joining Row (RS): Sl sts from holder back to needle and rejoin yarn ready to work a RS row.

Beg with Row 1 work in Sleeve pattern for 14 rows.

Dec Row (RS): K1, k2tog, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 42 (46, 50, 54, 58, 62) sts rem.

Continuing in Sleeve pattern, rep Dec row every 12th row once more, then every 6th row 7 times - 26 (30, 34, 38, 42, 46) sts when all decs have been completed.

Work in Garter st for 3 in.

(7.5 cm).

Bind off.



FINISHING Seam edges of front and back above second sleeve.

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)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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