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Cable-knit Pullover Sweater
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 723 This is a traditional fishermen's aran-style sweater in easy-care, soft Homespun.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large
Finished bust/chest: 49 1/4 (51 1/4, 53 1/4)".
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 Jul 3, 2003)
Sleeve Pattern Reads "Est Pat: Row 1 (RS): Work last 9 sts of Pat II Row 1...", should read "Est Pat: Row 1 (RS): Work last 9 sts of Pat II Row 3..."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

790-309 Homespun Yarn: Deco Heathered Solid Soft cream
Quantity needed: 6 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 44.94
Alternative Quantity: (7, 7)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 11 [8 mm]
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Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 9
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Note: Only one needle is used

Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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Additional Materials
Circular knitting needles sizes 8 (5 mm) and 9 (5.5 mm), 16" (40.5 cm).
GAUGE:
13 sts = 3 1/4" with size 11 needles in Pat I. 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:
FC = Front Cross: Sl 3 sts to dpn and hold in front, k 2, sl p st from dpn to left-hand needle and p it, k 2 from dpn.



BC = Back Cross: Sl 3 sts to dpn and hold in back, k 2, sl p st from dpn to left-hand needle and p it, k 2 from dpn.



RT = Right Twist: Insert right-hand needle into the 2nd st on the left-hand needle, k this st, then k the first st on left-hand needle, sl both sts off tog.



PATTERN STITCHES:

Pat I Plait Cable (13 sts = 3 1/4")
Row 1 (RS): P 2, k 9, p 2.
Row 2: K 2, p 9, k 2.
Row 3: P 2, sl 3 sts to dpn and hold in back, k 3, k 3 from dpn, k 3, p 2.
Rows 4, 6 & 8: Rep row 2.
Row 5: Rep Row 1.
Row 7: P 2, k 3, sl 3 sts to dpn and hold in front, k 3, k 3 from dpn, p 2.
Rep Rows 1-8 for Pat I.



Pat II Wheat Ear Cable (17 sts = 4 1/2")
Row 1 (RS): P 2, k 13, p 2.
Rows 2 & 4: K 2, p 13, k 2.
Row 3: P 2, sl 3 sts to dpn and hold in back, k 3, k 3 from dpn, k 1, sl 3 sts to dpn and hold in front, k 3, k 3 from dpn, p 2.
Rep Rows 1-4 for Pat II.

Pat III Loose Five-Rib Braid (18 sts = 5 1/2")
Rows 1 & 5 (RS): P 2, (k 2, p 1) 4 times, k 2, p 2.
Rows 2, 4, 6 & 8 (WS): K 2, (p 2, k 1) 4 times, p 2, k 2.
Row 3: P 2, k 2, (p 1, FC) 2 times, p 2.
Row 7: P 2, (BC, p 1) 2 times, k 2, p 2.
Rep Rows 1-8 for Pat III.


INSTRUCTIONS



SWEATER

BACK:

With #9 needles, cast on 94 (98, 102) sts.

Work in k 2, p 2 rib for 2 1/4", end WS.

Change to #11 needles.

Est Pat: Row 1 (RS): P 2 (4, 6), RT, Pat I, RT, Pat II, RT, Pat III, RT, Pat II, RT, Pat I, RT, p 2 (4, 6).

Cont in pat as est until piece measures 25 1/4" from beg.

Shape shoulder and back neck: Bind off 32 (33, 34) sts, work center 30 (32, 34) sts and place on holder for back neck, bind off rem 32 (33, 34) sts.

FRONT:

Work same as back until 23" from beg, end WS.

Shape neck: Next row: Keeping to pat, work 39 (40, 41) sts, attach new yarn and work center 16 (18, 20) sts place on holder, work rem sts.

Working both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn, at each neck edge bind off 2 sts 2 times, then dec 1 st every other row 3 times -- 32 (33, 34) sts rem each side.

Work even until front measures same as back to shoulder.

Shape shoulders: Bind off rem 32 (33, 34) sts each side.

SLEEVES:

With #9 needles, cast on 38 sts.

Work in rib as for back for 2 1/4", inc 1 st at beg and end of last row -- 40 sts.

Change to #11 needles.

Est Pat: Row 1 (RS): Work last 9 sts of Pat II row 3 (k 1, sl 3 sts to dpn and hold in front, k 3, k 3 from dpn, p 2), RT, Pat III, RT, first 9 sts of Pat II (p 2, sl 3 sts to dpn and hold in back, k 3, k 3 from dpn, k 1).

Cont in pat as est, inc 1 st each end every 3 rows 7 (8, 9) times, then every 4 rows 10 times working added sts into pat -- 74 (76, 78) sts.

Next row: P 7 (8, 9), RT, Pat II, RT, Pat III, RT, Pat II, RT, p 7 (8, 9).

When sleeve measures 17 3/4" from beg, bind off in pat.

FINISHING:

Sew front to back at shoulders.

Mock Turtleneck: With RS facing, using #9 circular needles, pick up and k 72 (76, 80) sts around neck edge including sts on front and back holders.

Work in k 2, p 2 rib for 2".

Change to #8 circular needles and cont in rib for 2" more.

Bind off to gauge.

Mark front and back at side edges 11" down from shoulder seam for sleeve placement.

Sew sleeves between markers.

Sew side and sleeve seams.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
est = establish(ed)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
pat = pattern
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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