Free Knitting Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Ballet-Style Sweater
Lion Brand® Color Waves
Pattern Number: 50282 Similar to the style of our popular baby kimonos, this wrap sweater is easy and flattering.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: XS, Small, Medium, Large, 1X
Finished Chest 34 (36, 38, 40, 42) inches [86.5 (91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 106.5) cm] Length 18 1/4 (19, 19, 19 1/4, 19 1/4) inches [47 (48.5, 48.5, 49.5, 49.5) 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: None

MATERIALS

940-313 Color Waves Yarn: Sunset Red Warm, luscious reds and burgundy with a touch of blue
Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 23.96
Alternative Quantity: (4, 4, 5, 5)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10 [6 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 4.95


Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.60


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

Additional Materials
1 7/8 in. [22 mm] button 60 inches [152.5 cm] of 1 1/4 inches [4 cm] wide ribbon
GAUGE:
12 sts + 16 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] in St st (k on RS, p on WS) 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



BALLET SWEATER

BACK

With smaller needles, cast on 53 (56, 59, 62, 65) sts.

Knit 7 rows.



Change to larger needles and work in St st until piece measures 11 1/4 inches [29 cm].

Shape Armholes Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Dec 1 st each end on next 4 RS rows - 41 (44, 47, 50, 53) sts.

Work even in St st until armhole measures 5 (5 1/4, 5 1/4, 6, 6) inches [12.5 (14, 14, 15, 15) cm], ending with a WS row.



Shape Neck and Work Border

Row 1 K 16 (17, 18, 19, 20), k2tog, k 5 (6, 7, 8, 9), k2tog, k 16 (17, 18, 19, 20) - 39 (42, 45, 48, 51) sts

Row 2 P 8 (9, 10, 11, 12), k 23 (24, 25, 26, 27), p 8 (9, 10, 11, 12).



Row 3 Knit.



Row 4 Repeat Row 2.



Row 5 K 12 (13, 14, 15, 16); join 2nd ball of yarn and bind off center 15 (16, 17, 18, 19) sts; knit to end of row - 12 (13, 14, 15, 16) sts each shoulder.



Working both shoulders at the same time and keeping the 4 sts at each neck edge in Garter st (knit every row), work even until armhole measures 7 (7 1/4, 7 1/4, 8, 8) inches [18 (19, 19, 20.5, 20.5) cm].

Bind off all sts.

LEFT FRONT

With smaller needles, cast on 53 (56, 59, 62, 65) sts.

Knit 3 rows.

Buttonhole Row (RS) Knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, yarn over, k 2.



Knit 3 rows.

Change to larger needles.

Row 1 (RS) Knit to last 6 sts, k2tog, k 4.



Row 2 K 4, p2tog, p to end of row.



Continue working in St st, keeping 4 sts at front edge in Garter st as established and, AT SAME TIME, dec 1 st at front edge as established every row 4 (6, 10, 8, 12) more times, then every other row 29 (29, 27, 31, 29) times AND, when piece measures 11 1/4" [29 cm], shape armhole as for Back - 12 (13, 14, 15, 16) sts.

Work even until piece measures same as Back.

Bind off all sts.

RIGHT FRONT

Work as for Left Front, omitting buttonhole and reversing shaping.

SLEEVES

With smaller needles, cast on 29 (30, 32, 33, 35) sts.

Knit 7 rows.

Change to larger needles and, working in St st, increase 1 st each end every 8th row 4 times - 37 (38, 40, 41, 43) sts.

Work even until piece measures 11 (11, 11 1/4, 11 1/4, 12) inches [28 (28, 29, 29, 30.5) cm].

Shape Sleeve Cap Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Dec 1 st each end every other row 7 (6, 8, 6, 8) times; then every 4th row 2 (3, 2, 4, 3) times.



Bind off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Bind off remaining 9 (10, 10, 11, 11) sts.

FINISHING

Sew shoulder seams.

Sew in Sleeves.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Sew button onto inside of Right Front, near seam.

Sew ribbons onto bottom of Right Front and lower left side near seam.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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