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'Easy-to-Imagine' Sweater
Lion Brand® Imagine (Old)
Pattern Number: 558 Note: This product is discontinued; the pattern is provided as a courtesy to those who may still have yarn.

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: Adult Medium
Finished chest size: 50 inches

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

780-111 Imagine Yarn: Blue Heather (discontinued) Denim blue
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780-340 Imagine Yarn: Blue on Blue (discontinued) Miexed blues and teal
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 13 [9 mm]
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GAUGE:
10 sts and 14 rows = 4" [10 cm] square in Reverse St st HOLDING 2 STRANDS OF YARN TOGETHER THROUGHOUT. 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.

NOTES:
Garment is made holding 2 strands of yarn together throughout.

BACK:
With 2 strands of yarn held together, cast on 62 sts.

Work in Reverse St st (p on RS, k on WS) until piece meas 22" from beg.
Shape shoulders: Bind off 9 sts at beg of next 2 rows, then 10 sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Place rem 24 sts on a holder for back of neck.


INSTRUCTIONS



SWEATER
FRONT:
Work same as back until piece meas 20" from beg.
Shape neck: Next row Work 27 sts, join another 2 strands of yarn, work center 8 sts and place on holder, work rem 27 sts.

Working both sides at the same time, at each neck edge bind off 4 sts twice (19 sts rem each side).

Work until each side edge meas 22" from beg.
Shape shoulder: At each shoulder edge bind off 9 sts once, then 10 sts once.

SLEEVES:
With 2 strands of yarn held together, cast on 24 sts.

Work in Reverse St st; AT THE SAME TIME, inc 1 st at both ends every 4th row 16 times (56 sts).

Work even until sleeve meas 18" from beg or desired length.

Bind off all sts.

FINISHING:
Join front to back at shoulders.

Mark 10 1/4" down on front and back at side edges from shoulder seams.

Sew sleeves between markers.

Sew side and sleeve seams.
Collar: With RS facing, using circular needles, pick up and k 60 sts around neck edge including sts from front and back holders.

Work around in St st (k each rnd) for 7 rnds.

Bind off.

Collar will roll naturally to RS of sweater.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
foll = follow(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
meas = measure(s)
ndl(s) = needle(s)
p = purl
pat = pattern
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sk = skip
sl = slip
sl st = slip stitch
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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