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Turtleneck Sweater
Lion Brand® Woolspun (old)
Pattern Number: 972 Note: This product is discontinued; the pattern is provided as a courtesy to those who may still have yarn.

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)
SIZE: XS, Medium, Large, 1X
Directions are for sizes X-Small (Small, Medium, Large, X-Large). Finished chest: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52)". Finished Length: 24 (25, 25, 26, 26)".
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.



370-149 Woolspun Thick & Thin Yarn: Slate Grey (discontinued) Mixed medium grey and white
Quantity needed: 5 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 12.45
Alternative Quantity: (5, 6, 6, 7)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 13 [9 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 5.95

8 sts and 12 rows = 4" in St st on size 13 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.

K 2, P 2 rib (multiple of 4 sts plus 2): Row 1 (RS): *K 2, P 2, rep from * to last 2 sts, k 2.

Row 2: *p 2, k 2, rep from * to last 2 sts, p 2.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 for k 2, P 2 rib.


Cast on 38 (42, 46,50,54) sts.

Work in k 2, P 2 rib for 5 (5, 6, 6, 6)".

Work in St st until piece measures 15 (16, 15, 16, 15)" from beg, ending with a WS row.

Shape armholes: Bind off 2 (2, 3, 3, 3) sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Dec 1 st each end of next 2 RS rows -30 (34, 36, 40,44) sts.

Work even until piece measures 24 (25, 25, 26, 26)" from beg.

Bind off.

Work same as Back until piece measures 21 (22,22,23,23)" from beg, ending with a WS row -30 (34, 36, 40, 44) sts.

Shape neck: Next Row (RS): K 11 (13, 13, 15, 16) sts, join another ball of yarn and bind off center 8 (8, 10, 10, 12) sts, k to end of row.

Working both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn, dec 1 st at each neck edge on next 3 RS rows.

Work 2 rows even.

Bind offrem 8 (10, 10, 12, 13) sts each side.

Cast on 18 (18, 22, 22, 22) sts.

Work in k 2, P 2 rib for 5 (5,6,6,6)".

Work in St st; AT THE SAME TIME, inc 1 st each end of next RS row and every 4th row 9 (9, 9, 9, 10) times -38 (38,42,42,44) sts.

Work even until piece measures 17 (17, 18, 18, 18)" from beg or desired length to underarm.

Shape cap: Bind off 2 (2,3,3,3) sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Dec 1 st each end of next 2 RS rows.

Work 1 row even.

Bind rem 30 (30, 32, 32, 34) sts.

Sew right shoulder seam.

With RS facing, pick up and k 42 (42, 46, 46, 50) sts around neck edge.

Work in k 2, P 2 rib for 7 (7, 8, 8, 8)" or desired length for turtleneck.

Bind off very loosely (or use knitting needle several sizes larger).

Sew left shoulder/neckband seam, reversing seam for fold back collar.

Sew Sleeves to sweater body matching underarm shaping.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Weave in ends.
Turn down collar.

beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side

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