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Striped Pullover Sweater
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Chunky
Pattern Number: kwec-stripedPullover This striped sweater is a great classic addition to any guy's closet.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished chest 38 (42, 46, 50, 54) inches
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.

PUBLISHED IN: Knit It!


CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

630-152 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Charcoal Dark gray
Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 35.16
Alternative Quantity: (5, 5, 6, 7)
Note: (A)

630-149 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Greystone (Discontinued) Medium, misty gray
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 13.98
Alternative Quantity: (2, 2, 2, 3)
Note: (B)

630-099 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Fisherman

Soft, natural cream


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.79
Alternative Quantity: (1, 1, 1, 2)
Note: (C)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10 [6 mm]
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Size 9 (5.5 mm) 16-inch circular needle
GAUGE:
14 sts + 18 rows = 4" (10 cm) with larger needles 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:
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip the next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to the right needle; insert the left needle into the fronts of these 2 sts and k them tog.



STITCH PATTERN K2, p2 Ribbing (multiple of 4 + 2) Row 1 (WS)

*P 2, k 2; rep from * across, end p 2.Row 2 (RS) *K 2, p 2; rep from * across, end k 2.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for pattern.


INSTRUCTIONS



BACKWith smaller needles and color A, cast on 66 (74, 80, 88, 94) sts.

Work in k2, p2 Ribbing for 7 rows.

Change to larger needles and work stripe sequence in St st: 2 rows A,

12 rows B, 4 rows A, 8 rows C, 4 rows A,

8 rows C, 4 rows A, 2 rows B, 2 rows A,

2 rows B, 2 rows A, 2 rows B.

Cont with A, work even in St st until piece measures 14 1/4 (14 3/4, 15 1/4, 15 1/2, 15 3/4)", end after WS row.



Shape armholes

Bind off 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) sts at beg next 2 rows - 52 (58, 62, 68, 72) sts.

Work even until piece measures 22 3/4 (23 3/4, 24 3/4, 25 1/4, 25 3/4)", end after WS row.



Shape shoulders and back neck

Work in pat as established across 18 (21, 22, 24, 26) sts, join 2nd ball of yarn, bind off center 16 (16, 18, 20, 20) sts for back neck, work across rem 18 (21, 22, 24, 26) sts.

Working both sides at once, bind off 2 sts at neck edge twice and, AT SAME TIME, bind off 5 (6, 6, 7, 7) sts at shoulder edge twice, then 4 (5, 6, 6, 8) sts once.



FRONT

Work same as back until piece measures 7 1/4 (7 3/4, 7 3/4, 8, 8 1/4)" above armhole shaping.



Shape front neck

Cont in pat across 21 (24, 25, 27, 29) sts, join 2nd ball of yarn, bind off center 10 (10, 12, 14, 14) sts, work across rem 21 (24, 25, 27, 29) sts.

Working both sides at once, dec 3 sts at neck edge once, 2 sts twice - 14 (17, 18, 20, 22) sts.

Shape shoulders same as on back.



SLEEVES (make 2)

With smaller needles and A, cast on 30 (30, 34, 34, 38) sts.

Work in k2, p2 Ribbing for 7 rows.

Change to larger needles and work stripe sequence in St st as for back, inc 1 st each end every 4th row 9 (14, 13, 15, 11) times, then every 6th row 6 (3, 4, 3, 6) times - 60 (64, 68, 70, 72) sts.

Work even until piece measures 19 1/2 (20, 20 3/4, 21 1/4, 22)".

Bind off all sts loosely.



FINISHING

Sew shoulder seams.



Neckband With circular needles, A, and RS facing; pick up and k14 (15, 16, 16, 18) sts along left front neck, 10 (10, 12, 14, 14) sts of front neck, 14 (15, 16, 16, 18) sts of right front, 26 (28, 28, 30, 30) sts from back neck; place marker - 64 (68, 72, 76, 80) sts.

Work in k2, p2 ribbing for 5 rounds.

Bind off loosely in pat on next row.

Sew side and sleeve seams.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(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)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
pat = pattern
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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