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Bubble Top
Lion Brand® Homespun®Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: L32228 Accessorize this sweater with a long strand necklace, and you'll have an outfit perfect to wear to the office.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate + (Level 4)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
Finished Bust 46 (48, 50, 51, 54, 55) in. (117 (122, 127, 129.5, 137, 139.5) cm) Finished Length 17 (17 1/2, 18, 18 1/2, 19, 19 1/2) in. (43 (44.5, 45.5, 47, 48.5, 49.5) cm) SIZING NOTE: Top is designed to be oversized.
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

792-211 Homespun Thick & Quick Yarn: Granite Stripes

Self-Striping with shades of medium gray, bluish gray, and white.


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Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 11 [8 mm]
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for neck bind off only

Lion Brand Size 13 [9 mm] 29-inch [75 cm] Circular Knitting Needles
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Additional Materials
Circular needle size 9 (5.5 mm), 24 in. (61 cm) long (for neckband only)
GAUGE:
10 sts + 12 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with larger needle 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 into front and back) Purl next st without removing it from left needle, then p through back of same st - 1 st increased.

ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog - 1 st decreased.



TECHNIQUE EXPLANATION 3-Needle Bind Off With RS together, hold in one hand 2 needles (or 2 ends of a circular needle) with an equal number of sts on each.

With a 3rd needle, knit tog 1 st from each needle, *knit tog 1 st from each needle, pass first st worked over 2nd to bind off; rep from * across.

Cut yarn and pull through last st to secure.

NOTES:
1.

Top is worked in 2 pieces, Back and Front.

2.

A circular needle is used to accommodate the number of sts.

Work back and forth in rows on the circular needle as if working with straight needles.

3.

Shoulders are shaped with short rows.

Short rows are rows that are worked over a portion of the sts in a row, leaving the remaining sts unworked.

4.

To work short rows, the pattern instructions will tell you to 'turn' before you reach the end of the row.

After turning, the first st is slipped to create a smooth line on the short row shaping.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK With larger circular needle, cast on 36 (38, 40, 42, 45, 47) sts.

Work back and forth in rows on circular needle ass if working with straight needles.

Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Row 2: Pfb, purl to end - 37 (39, 41, 43, 46, 48) sts at the end of this row.

Row 3: Kfb, knit to end - 38 (40, 42, 44, 47, 49) sts.

Rows 4-23: Rep Rows 2 and 3 ten more times - 58 (60, 62, 64, 67, 69) sts.

Row 24: Kfb, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 - 60 (62, 64, 66, 69, 71) sts.

Row 25: Pfb, p to last 2 sts, pfb, p1 - 62 (64, 66, 68, 71, 73) sts.

Rows 26-29: Rep last 2 rows 2 more times - 70 (72, 74, 76, 79, 81) sts.

Place a marker at beg and end of last row worked for beg of armholes.

Work even in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures about 5 (5 1/2, 6, 6 1/2, 7, 7 1/2) in.

(12.5 (14, 15, 16.5, 18, 19) cm) from armhole markers, end with a WS row.

Note: 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.

Shape Shoulders Short Row 1 (RS): Sl 1, k to last 5 (5, 5, 5, 6, 7) sts, TURN.

Short Row 2: Sl 1, p to last 5 (5, 5, 5, 6, 7) sts, TURN.

Short Row 3: Sl 1, k54 (56, 58, 59, 60, 60), TURN.

Short Row 4: Sl 1, p49 (51, 53, 53, 54, 54), TURN.



Shape First Side of Neck Short Row 5 (RS): Sl 1, k9 (10, 11, 11, 11, 11), k2tog, TURN.

Short Row 6: Sl 1, p2tog, p3 (4, 4, 4, 4, 4), TURN.

Short Row 7: Sl 1, k4 (5, 5, 5, 5, 5), TURN.

Short Row 8: Sl 1, p to end - 20 (21, 22, 23, 24, 25) sts on this side.

Cut yarn and slip the last 20 (21, 22, 23, 24, 25) sts worked onto a st holder.

Slip the next 26 (26, 26, 26, 27, 27) sts onto a holder for back neck.

22 (23, 24, 25, 26, 27) sts rem on needle for second side of neck.



Shape Second Side of Neck With WS facing, rejoin yarn at side edge at beg of rem 22 (23, 24, 25, 26, 27) sts.

Short Row 5 (WS): Sl 1, p9 (10, 11, 11, 11, 11), p2tog tbl, TURN.

Short Row 6: Sl 1, ssk, k3 (4, 4, 4, 4, 4), TURN.

Short Row 7: Sl 1, p4 (5, 5, 5, 5, 5), TURN.

Short Row 8: Sl 1, k to end.

Slip the rem 20 (21, 22, 23, 24, 25) sts onto a holder and cut yarn.
FRONT Work same as Back to shape shoulders, end with a WS row.

Shape First Shoulder Short Row 1 (RS): Sl 1, k21 (22, 23, 24, 25, 26), k2tog, TURN.

Short Row 2: Sl 1, p2tog, p to last 5 (5, 5, 5, 6, 7) sts, TURN.

Short Row 3: Sl 1, k14 (15, 16, 17, 17, 17), k2tog, TURN.

Short Row 4: Sl 1, p2tog, p8 (9, 10, 10, 10, 10), TURN.

Short Row 5: Sl 1, k9 (10, 11, 11, 11, 11), TURN.

Short Row 6: Sl 1, p4 (5, 5, 5, 5, 5), TURN.

Short Row 7: Sl 1, k4 (5, 5, 5, 5, 5), TURN.

Short Row 8: Sl 1, p to end.

Use 3-Needle Bind Off to join the 20 (21, 22, 23, 24, 25) sts of this shoulder to corresponding Back shoulder sts from holder.



Slip the next 22 (22, 22, 22, 23, 23) sts onto a holder for front neck.

24 (25, 26, 27, 28, 29) sts rem on needle for second shoulder.

Shape Second Shoulder With WS facing, join yarn at side edge, ready to work across rem 24 (25, 26, 27, 28, 29) sts.

Short Row 1 (WS): Sl 1, p21 (22, 23, 24, 25, 26), p2tog tbl, TURN.

Short Row 2: Sl 1, ssk, k to last 5 (5, 5, 5, 6, 7) sts, TURN.

Short Row 3: Sl 1, p14 (15, 16, 17, 17, 17), p2tog tbl, TURN.

Short Row 4: Sl 1, ssk, k8 (9, 10, 10, 10, 10), TURN.

Short Row 5: Sl 1, p9 (10, 11, 11, 11, 11), TURN.

Short Row 6: Sl 1, k4 (5, 5, 5, 5, 5), TURN.

Short Row 7: Sl 1, p4 (5, 5, 5, 5, 5), TURN.

Short Row 8: Sl 1, k to end.

Use 3-Needle Bind Off to join the 20 (21, 22, 23, 24, 25) sts of this shoulder to corresponding Back shoulder sts from holder.

FINISHING Sew side seams beg at lower edge and sewing to markers at beg of armholes.

Remove the markers.

Neckband From RS with smaller circular needle, pick up and k4 sts evenly spaced across right back neck edge, k26 (26, 26, 26, 27, 27) back neck sts from holder, pick up and k4 sts evenly spaced across left back neck edge, and 7 sts across left front neck edge, k22 (22, 22, 22, 23, 23) front neck sts from holder, pick up and k7 sts across right front neck edge - 70 (70, 70, 70, 72, 72) 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.

Rnds 1 and 2: *K1, p1; rep from * around.

Bind off.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 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)
tbl = through the back loop
WS = wrong side


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