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Free Knitting Pattern: Seed Stitch Trimmed Sweater

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Lion Brand® Microspun
Pattern #: 60538AD
Rating: *****4.3 (based on 4 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
Finished Bust 40 (43, 46, 49, 53, 57) in. (101.5 (109, 117, 124.5, 134.5, 145) cm)
Finished Length 25 (26, 26, 27, 27, 27) in. (63.5 (66, 66, 68.5, 68.5, 68.5) 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.


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*Microspun (Article #910). 100% Micro-Fiber Acrylic; package size: 2.50oz/70.00 gr. (168yds/154m) pull skeins

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Seed Stitch Trimmed Sweater

Lion Brand® Microspun


19 sts + 24 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) on 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


Seed Stitch (worked over an odd number of sts)
Row 1:
*K1, p1; rep from * across to last st, k1.
Row 2: K the purl sts and p the knit sts.
Rep Row 2 for Seed st.


With smaller needles, cast on 97 (103, 111, 117, 125, 133) sts. Work in Seed st for 2 (2, 2, 2 1/2, 2 1/2, 2 1/2) in. (5 (5, 5, 6.5, 6.5, 6.5) cm). Change to larger needles and St st (k on RS, p on WS) and work until piece measures 16 (17, 17, 17, 17, 17) in. (40.5 (43, 43, 43, 43, 43) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Armhole shaping
Bind off 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6) sts at beg of next 2 rows – 87 (93, 101, 105, 113, 121) sts. Work even until armholes measure 8 (8, 8, 9, 9, 9) in. (20.5 (20.5, 20.5, 23, 23, 23) cm), end with a WS row.
Neck shaping
Next Row (RS):
K24 (27, 31, 31, 35, 39) sts, join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off center 39 (39, 39, 43, 43, 43) sts, k rem 24 (27, 31, 31, 35, 39) sts.
Working both sides at the same time with separate strands of yarn, dec 1 st at each neck edge every RS row twice. Work 1 row even or until piece measures 25 (26, 26, 27, 27, 27) in. (63.5 (66, 66, 68.5, 68.5, 68.5) cm) from beg. Bind off rem 22 (25, 29, 29, 33, 37) sts each side for shoulders.

Work same as Back until armholes measure 7 (7, 7, 8, 8, 8) in. (18 (18, 18, 20.5, 20.5, 20.5) cm), end with a WS row.
Neck shaping
Next Row (RS):
K32 (35, 39, 39, 43, 47) sts, place center 23 (23, 23, 27, 27, 27) sts on a holder, join another ball of yarn, k rem 32 (35, 39, 39, 43, 47) sts.
Working both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn, bind off 3 sts at each neck edge once, then 2 sts at same edge every other row twice. Dec 1 st at each neck edge on next 3 RS rows. Work even until piece measures same as Back to shoulders. Bind off rem 22 (25, 29, 29, 33, 37) sts each side for shoulders.

With smaller needles, cast on 43 (43, 43, 49, 49, 49) sts. Work in Seed st for 2 in. Change to larger needles and St st. Inc 1 st each end every 4th row 22 (22, 22, 23, 23, 23) times – 87 (87, 87, 95, 95, 95) sts. Work even until piece measures 17 (17, 17, 18, 18, 18) in. (43 (43, 43, 46, 46, 46) cm) from beg or desired length to underarm. Mark last row. Work even in St st for 6 (6, 6, 8, 8, 8) rows more. Bind off.

Sew right shoulder seam.
From RS with smaller needles, pick up and k89 (89, 89, 97, 97, 97) sts evenly spaced around neck edge. Work in Seed st for 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm). Bind off. Sew left shoulder and neckband seam. Sew in Sleeves. Sew Sleeve seams. Sew side seams leaving Seed st portion of lower edge open for slits.

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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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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.3 (based on 4 reviews)
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Seed Stitch Trimmed Sweater Reviewed by beatriz on 2013-12-18 ****
My first time knitting a sweater. I followed the pattern exactly without any modifications.
The finishing directions for a beginner need to be clearer.
Under neck shaping it says to put 27 stiches into a holder but it never tells you what to do with it. I picked them up and seed stitched. On the sleeves it says to mark last row but it does not tell you what for.
The sweater fits just like in the picture.

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