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Abstracted Lion Pullover
Lion Brand® Fishermen's Wool® - Alpine Wool - Vanna's Choice® - Bonbons
Pattern Number: L32265 Knit this embellished sweater and look absolutely stunning - do you see the lion?

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Chest 37 (40, 43, 47, 51) in. (94 (101.5, 109, 119.5, 129.5) cm) Finished Length 23 (23 1/2, 23 1/2, 24, 24 1/2) in. (58.5 (59.5, 59.5, 61, 62) 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

150-098 Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Natural

Soft cream


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Note: (A)

822-154 Alpine Wool Yarn: Black Pepper

True black


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Note: (B)

860-126 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Chocolate

Cool medium brown


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860-130 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Honey

Deep gold


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860-124 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Toffee

Warm medium brown


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860-125 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Taupe

Dusty gray-brown


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860-100 Vanna's Choice Yarn: White

Crisp white


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Note: (G)

601-680 Bonbons Yarn: Crayons

Acrylic: Bright green, tangerine, bright orange, yellow, aqua blue, royal purple, true red, and hot pink


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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Felting needle and mat Small safety pins or sewing needle and thread
GAUGE:
16 sts + 22 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) 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 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.



PATTERN STITCH K1, p1 Rib (over even number of sts) Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of row.

Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.

Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.

NOTES:
1.

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

2.

The Lion's features are created with needle felting.

The majority of the felting is worked onto Front of Pullover before sewing the pieces together.

Then additional felting is worked across Front and one Sleeve after Pullover is seamed.

3.

You'll need to have access to a printer to print the shapes used for the needle felting.


INSTRUCTIONS
PULLOVER BACK With A, cast on 68 (74, 78, 86, 92) sts.

Work in K1, p1 Rib until piece measures 2 1/2 in.

(6.5 cm) from beg, 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.

Increase Row (RS): *K9 (10, 8, 9, 7), kfb; rep from * 5 (5, 7, 7, 9) more times, k to end of row – 74 (80, 86, 94, 102) sts.

Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 14 (14, 14, 14, 14 1/2) in.

(35.5 (35.5, 35.5, 35.5, 37) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Shape Armholes Row 1 (RS): Bind off 4 (4, 6, 7, 7) sts, k to end of row – 70 (76, 80, 87, 95) sts.

Row 2: Bind off 4 (4, 6, 7, 7) sts, p to end of row – 66 (72, 74, 80, 88) sts.

Decrease Row: K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 – 64 (70, 72, 78, 86) sts.

Next Row: Purl.

Rep last 2 rows 3 (4, 4, 5, 7) more times – 58 (62, 64, 68, 72) sts.

Work even in St st until armholes measure 8 1/2 (9, 9, 9 1/2, 9 1/2) in.

(21.5 (23, 23, 24, 24) cm), end with a WS row.

Divide for Neck Dividing Row (RS): K19 (20, 21, 22, 23), join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off center 20 (22, 22, 24, 26) sts for back neck, k to end of row – 19 (20, 21, 22, 23) sts rem on each side.

Shape Neck and Shoulders Note: You will now be working both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn.

Row 1 (WS): Bind off 7 (8, 8, 9, 10) sts, p to end of first side; on 2nd side, bind off 3 (3, 4, 4, 4) sts, p to end.

Row 2: Bind off 7 (8, 8, 9, 10) sts, k to end of first side; on 2nd side, bind off 3 (3, 4, 4, 4) sts, k to end – 9 sts on each side.

Row 3: Bind off 9 sts of first side; on 2nd side, p to end.

Bind off rem 9 sts.
FRONT Work same as Back until armholes measure 6 1/2 (7, 6 1/2, 7, 7) in.

(16.5 (18, 16.5, 18, 18) cm), end with a WS row – 58 (62, 64, 68, 72) sts.

Divide for Neck Dividing Row (RS): K23 (24, 25, 26, 27), join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off next 12 (14, 14, 16, 18) sts for front neck, k to end of row – 23 (24, 25, 26, 27) sts rem on each side.

Shape Neck Note: You will be working both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn.

Row 1 (WS): Purl across first side: on 2nd side, bind off 2 sts, p to end.

Row 2: K across first side; on 2nd side, bind off 2 sts, p to end – 21 (22, 23, 24, 25) sts on each side.

Rep last 2 rows once more – 19 (20, 21, 22, 23) sts on each side.

Next Row: Purl across sts of both sides using separate balls of yarn.

Decrease Row (RS): K to last 3 sts of first side, k2tog, k1; on 2nd side, k1, ssk, k to end of row – 18 (19, 20, 21, 22) sts on each side.

Rep last 2 rows 2 (2, 3, 3, 3) more times – 16 (17, 17, 18, 19) sts on each side.

Shape Shoulders Note: Continue to work both sides at same time with separate balls of yarn.

Row 1 (WS): Bind off 7 (8, 8, 9, 10) sts, p to end of first side; on 2nd side, p to end.

Row 2: Bind off 7 (8, 8, 9, 10) sts, k to end of first side; on 2nd side, k to end – 9 sts on each side.

Row 3: Bind off 9 sts of first side; on 2nd side, p to end.

Bind off rem 9 sts.
SLEEVES (make 2) With A, cast on 32 (34, 36, 38, 40) sts.

Work in K1, p1 Rib until piece measures 2 1/2 in.

(6.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Next Row (RS): *K4 (4, 4, 5, 5), kfb; rep from * 5 more times, k to end of row – 38 (40, 42, 44, 46) sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: Purl.

Increase Row: K1, kfb, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 – 40 (42, 44, 46, 48) sts.

Work in St st for 3 rows.

Rep last 4 rows 8 (8, 8, 9, 9) more times – 56 (58, 60, 64, 66) sts.

Work even in St st until piece measures 11 (11, 11 1/2, 11 1/2, 11 1/2) in.

(28 (28, 29, 29, 29) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Shape Cap (Top of Sleeve) Row 1 (RS): Bind off 4 (4, 6, 7, 7) sts, k to end of row – 52 (54, 54, 57, 59) sts.

Row 2: Bind off 4 (4, 6, 7, 7) sts, p to end of row – 48 (50, 48, 50, 52) sts.

Decrease Row: K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 – 46 (48, 46, 48, 50) sts.

Next Row: Purl.

Rep last 2 rows 6 (6, 4, 4, 4) more times – 34 (36, 38, 40, 42) sts.

Rep Decrease Row – 32 (34, 36, 38, 40) sts.

Work even in St st for 3 rows.

Rep last 4 rows 1 (2, 3, 3, 3) more times – 30 (30, 30, 32, 34) sts.

Rep Decrease Row – 28 (28, 28, 30, 32) sts.

Next Row: Purl.

Rep last 2 rows 2 (1, 1, 2, 2) more times – 24 (26, 26, 26, 28) sts.

Next Row (RS): Bind off 2 sts, k to end of row – 22 (24, 24, 24, 26) sts.

Next Row: Bind off 2 sts, p to end of row – 20 (22, 22, 22, 24) sts.

Rep last 2 rows once more – 16 (18, 18, 18, 20) sts.

Next Row (RS): Bind off 6 sts, k to end of row – 10 (12, 12, 12, 14) sts.

Next Row: Bind off 6 sts, p to end of row – 4 (6, 6, 6, 8) sts.

Bind off.
FINISHING Needle Felting 1.

Full size patterns are provided for the designs on this sweater.

Print out hard copies of the designs.

2.

Cut out the mane, muzzle and eye shapes.

Arrange the shapes onto the Front of the Pullover and safety pin or baste (with sewing needle and thread) in place.

3.

Slip felting mat under the Pullover Front.

4.

With felting needle and B-H yarns as desired, follow felting needle directions to felt an outline around each paper shape.

5.

Remove paper shapes from each completed outline.

6.

Fill in each shape by felting B-H yarns as desired into the outlines.

7.

After Pullover has been seamed together (see below), add additional mane shapes extending across right Sleeve.



Sew left shoulder seam.

Neckband From RS and beg at right shoulder, pick up and k30 (32, 34, 36, 38) sts evenly spaced across back neck edge, 36 (38, 40, 44, 44) sts evenly spaced across front neck edge – 66 (70, 74, 80, 82) sts.

Work in K1, p1 Rib for 3 rows.

Bind off in rib.

Sew right shoulder and neckband seam.

Sew in Sleeves.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.Weave in ends.



PDF File For Eye



PDF File For Muzzle



PDF File For Mane

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
p3tog = purl 3 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop
WS = wrong side
wyib = with yarn in back
wyif = with yarn in front
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
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
ch(s) = chain(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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