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Free Knitting Pattern: Sweeping Statement

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern #: 60722AD
Sweeping Statement
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
Finished Width 29 in. (73.5 cm)
Finished Length 40 in. (101.5 cm)


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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 620-098: Wool-Ease Yarn: Natural Heather
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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Natural Heather Fisherman Ranch Red Blush Heather Blue Heather Navy Denim Blue Mist
Seaspray Cocoa Cranberry Dark Rose Heather Rose Heather Grey Heather Oxford Grey Black
Mustard Eggplant Gold Avocado Chestnut Heather Forest Green Heather Paprika Pumpkin
White/Multi Wheat Mushroom White Frost
*Wool-Ease® (Article #620).
  • Solid, Heather, Twist: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
  • Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 86% acrylic, 10% wool, 4% rayon
  • Glitter/Multi-colors: 78% acrylic, 19% wool, 3% polyester
  • Frosts: 70% acrylic, 20% wool, 10% polyamide
  • Prints: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
; package size: Solid, Heather, Twist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Glitter/Multi-colors: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Frosts: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Prints: 2.5 oz/70g; 162 yd/146m balls

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•  620-098 Wool-Ease Yarn: Natural Heather
$ 56.28  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Cable Needles (Set of 2)   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Circular needle size 8 (5 mm), 29 in. (74 cm)
Circular needle size 6 (4 mm), 16 in. (40 cm)

Sweeping Statement

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®


30 sts + 30 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in honeycomb pattern with larger needle. 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


2/2 LC (2 over 2 left cross) Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k2, then k2 from cable needle.
2/2 RC (2 over 2 right cross) Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k2, then k2 from cable needle.

K1, p1 Rib (worked in the round)
Rnd 1:
*K1, p1; rep from *.
Rep Rnd 1 for k1, p1 Rib.

Honeycomb (multiple of 8 sts + 4)
Row 1:
P2, *2/2 RC, 2/2 LC; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.
Rows 2 and all WS rows: K2, p to last 2 sts, k2.
Rows 3 and 7: P2, k to last 2 sts, p2.
Row 5: P2, *2/2 LC, 2/2 RC; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.
Row 8: K2, p to last 2 sts, k2.
Rep Rows 1-8 for Honeycomb pattern.


1. Circular needle is used for ease in working with large number of sts. Work back and forth (as if working on straight needles) in rows on Front and Back.
2. Collar is worked in rounds.

With larger needle, cast on 136 sts. Work in Garter st (k every row) until piece measures 5 in. (12.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Set Up Row (RS): K22, place marker, p2, inc in each of next 4 sts, *k1, inc in next st, rep from * to last 28 sts, inc in each of next 4 sts, p2, place marker, k22 - 184 sts.
Next Row: K22, slip marker, k2, p136, k2, slip marker, k22.
Next Row: K22, sl marker, work Row 1 of Honeycomb pattern to next marker, sl marker, k22.
Continue as established, working first and last 22 sts in Garter st, and sts between markers in Honeycomb pattern until piece measures 40 in. (101.5 cm) from beg.
Bind off.

Work same as Back until piece measures 37 in. (94 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Neck
Work as established across first 80 sts, join a new ball of yarn and bind off center 24 sts, work to end of row. Working both sides at once with separate strands of yarn, and keeping to pattern as established, dec 1 st at each neck edge every other row 4 times - 76 sts each shoulder.
When piece measures same length as Back, bind off.

Sew shoulder seams.
From RS with smaller needle, pick up and k 90 sts. Join, being careful not to twist st. Place marker for beg of rnd. Work in k1, p1 Rib for 12 in. (30.5 cm). Bind off loosely. Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
p = purl rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side  

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