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Sweatshirt To Soiree
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: k-sweatshirtsoiree Quick-to-knit raglan with a lush ribbed cowl that will turn heads on and off the slopes. A reverse stockinette stripe set slightly off-center and two pompoms dangling from the cowl add a little pizzazz and keep the knitting exciting. Used with permission of Potter Craft from Knit Three Ways.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X
Finished Chest 40 (44, 48, 52) in. [101.5 (112, 122, 132) cm] Finished Length 23 (24, 26, 27) in. [58.5 (61, 66, 68.5) 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: (applied )
Row 2: P23 (27, 31, 35), k5, p12 sts.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

640-099 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Fisherman

Natural cream


Quantity needed: 6 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 56.94
Alternative Quantity: 7, 8, 9

Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 11 [8 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 5.95


Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 15 [10 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 5.95

Additional Materials
Size 11 [8 mm] 24 in. circular needle
GAUGE:
8 sts and 10 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] over St st with larger 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.


INSTRUCTIONS
Front With size 11 needles, CO 40 (44, 48, 52) sts.

Work in ribbing for 1 1/2 in.

[3.8 cm].

Change to size 15 needles.

Work pattern as follows: Row 1: K12, p5, k23 (27, 31, 35) sts.

Row 2: P23 (27, 31, 35), k5, p12 sts.

Work in pattern until piece measures 14 (15, 16, 16) in.

[35.5 (38, 40.5 40.5) cm].

Shape Armhole: BO 2 (2, 2, 3) sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Then dec 1 st at each edge every other row 9 (10, 11, 12) times.

Dec all raglans as follows: Row 1: K1, sl1, k1, psso, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

Put remaining 18 (20, 22, 22) sts on a holder.

Row 2:Purl.
Back With size 11 needles, CO 40 (44, 48, 52) sts.

Work in K1, P1 ribbing for 1 1/2 in.

[3.8 cm].

Change to size 15 needles and St st until piece measures 14 (15, 16, 16) in.

[35.5 (38, 40.5, 40.5) cm].

Shape Armhole:BO 2 (2, 2, 3) sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Then dec 1 st at each edge every other row 9 (10, 11, 12) times.

Put remaining 18 (20, 22, 22) sts on a holder.
Sleeves With size 11 needles, CO 18 (18, 18, 20) sts.

Work in K1, P1 ribbing for 1 1/2 in.

[3.8 cm].

Change to size 15 needles and St st.

At the same time, inc 1 st at each end every 6th row 5 (6, 6, 7) times.

(Note: For better seams, work incs 2 sts in from edges.) Work even until piece measures 16 (16 1/2, 16 1/2, 17) in.

[40.5 (42, 42, 43) cm].

Shape Cap:BO 2 (2, 2, 3) sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Then dec 1 st at each edge every other row 9 (10, 11, 12) times.

Put remaining 6 (6, 4, 4) sts on a holder.
Finishing Sew raglan and side seams.

Neck Band: With size 11 circular needles, knit the 18 (20, 22, 22) sts on front holder, the 6 (6, 4, 4) sts on sleeve holder, the 18 (20, 22, 22) sts on back holder, and the 6 (6, 4, 4) sts on sleeve holder.

Dec 1 st at each of the four raglan seams (knit the last st of one to the first st of the other piece you have sewn), for 44 (48, 48, 48) sts around neck edge.

Join and work in k1, p1 ribbing for 3 in.

[7.5 cm], keeping the 5 sts in rev St that you did up the front.

Then change to size 15 needles.

Keep in k1, p1 rib, changing the 5 rev St sts to St st so the purl side shows when folded over.

Continue until piece measures 8 in.

[20.5 cm].

BO all sts loosely.

With a single strand of yarn, lace up the front reverse St st pattern on the collar and make two pompoms.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
sc = single crochet
BO = bind off
CO = cast on
k2tog = knit 2 together
Rev St st = reverse stockinette stitch
slip1-k1-psso = slip 1, knit 1, pass slip stitch over
St st = Stockinette stitch


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