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Home : Patterns : Lush Life
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Lush Life

Lion Brand« Vanna's Choice®
Pattern #: 70002AD
Lush Life
Knit:Intermediate
Rating: ****3.3 (based on 3 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE:
S/M (L, 1X/2X)
Finished Chest (buttoned) 44 (51 1/2, 59) in. (112 (131, 150) cm)
Finished Length 37 (38, 38) in. (94 (96.5, 96.5) cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Jan 2, 2010)


LION BRAND VANNA'S CHOICE (Art. #860)
#170 Pea Green #174 Olive 14 (16, 18) balls or color of your choice

LEFT FRONT
With larger needles and 2 strands of yarn held tog, cast on 30 (34, 38) sts. Work in k1, p1 Rib for 7 in. (18 cm), end with a WS row.
Next Row: Knit 25 (29, 33) sts, sl last 5 sts to a holder. Continue in St st, inc 1 st at each side edge on next row then on every 10th row for a total of 30 (34, 38) sts.

Finishing
Size S/M only
Next Row (RS):
*K1, p1, k1, *p into front and then back of next st, k1 (p1, k1) twice; rep from * to last 4 sts, *p into front and then back of next st, k1, p1, k1.


The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
 
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Vanna's Choice®

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*Vanna's Choice® (Article #860). 100% Premium Acrylic
400, 401, 403: 92% Acrylic, 8% Rayon
402: 96% Acrylic, 4% Rayon; package size: Solids: 3.5 oz (100 g), 170 yards (156 m)
Prints, Tweeds, & Heathers: 3 ozs (85 g) , 145 yards (133 meters)
Twists: 2.5 oz (70 g), 121 yards (111 meters)

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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  860-174 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Olive
   balls
$ 61.46 16, 18 
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 13 [9 mm]   $ 5.95  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 15 [10 mm]   $ 5.95  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Stitch Holders   $ 5.99  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
11 buttons, 3/4 in. (19 mm) diameter
 

Lush Life

Lion Brand« Vanna's Choice®

GAUGE:

10 sts + 12 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with larger needles and 2 strands of yarn held tog. 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

STITCH EXPLANATION:

PATTERN STITCH
K1, p1 Rib
Row 1:
*K1, p1; rep from *.
Row 2: K the k sts and p the p sts.
Rep Row 2 for pattern.

BACK
With larger needles and 2 strands of yarn held tog, cast on 48 (56, 64) sts. Work in k1, p1 Rib for 7 in. (18 cm). Change to St st (k on RS, p on WS), inc 1 st at each end of next row and then every 10th row 3 (4, 4) more times - 56 (66, 74) sts. Work even until piece measures 28 in. (71 cm) from beg. Mark each end of last row for armhole. Work even until armhole measures 8 (9, 9) in. (20.5 (23, 23, cm) above marker, end with a WS row.
Shape Neck
K18 (21, 24), join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off 20 (24, 26) sts, k18 (21, 24). Working both sides at once with separate strands of yarn, bind off 1 (2, 2) st(s) at each neck edge. Bind off remaining sts.

LEFT FRONT
With larger needles and 2 strands of yarn held tog, cast on 30 (34, 38) sts. Work in k1, p1 Rib for 7 in. (18 cm), end with a WS row.
Next Row: Knit 25 (29, 33) sts, sl last 5 sts to a holder. Continue in St st, inc 1 st at side edge on next row then on every 10th row for a total of 30 (34, 38) sts. Work even until piece measures 28 in. (71 cm) from beg. Mark side edge for armhole. Work even until armhole measures 6 (7, 7) in. (15 (18, 18) cm) above marker, end with a RS row.
Shape Neck
Bind off at neck edge 6 sts once, 3 sts 1 (1, 2) time(s), then 2 sts 2 (3, 2) times. Work even until piece measures same as Back. Bind off remaining 17 (19, 22) sts each side for shoulders.

RIGHT FRONT
With larger needles and 2 strands of yarn held tog, cast on 30 (34, 38) sts. Work in k1, p1 Rib for 1 in. (2.5 cm), end with a WS row.
Next (Buttonhole) Row (RS): K1, p1, k2tog, yo, *K1, p1; rep from * across row.
Continue in k1, p1 Rib until piece measures 3 1/2 in. (9 cm) above buttonhole. Rep Buttonhole row once. Continue in k1, p1 Rib until piece measures 7 in. (18 cm), end with a WS row.
Next Row: Work first 5 sts, then sl to a holder, work to end of row.
Continue in St st over 25 (29, 33) sts. Work as for Left Front, reversing shaping.

Left Front Border
With smaller needles and 2 strands of yarn held tog, cast on 1 st, then work in k1, p1 Rib over 5 sts from holder - 6 sts. Work until Border, when slightly stretched, fits along Left Front edge. Bind off. Sew border to Left Front edge. Mark placement for 9 buttons with the first 1 in. (2.5 cm) above lower edge, remaining buttons spaced about 3 1/2 in. (9 cm) apart.

Right Front Border
With smaller needles and 2 strands of yarn held tog, work in k1, p1 Rib over 5 sts from holder, cast on 1 st - 6 sts. Work as for Left Front Border, AT THE SAME TIME, work buttonholes opposite markers on Left Front Border as follows: K1, p1, k2tog, yo, k1, p1. Sew Border to Right Front edge.

SLEEVE (make 2)
With smaller needles and 2 strands of yarn held tog, cast on 28 (30, 30) sts. Work in k1, p1 Rib for 5 in. (12.5 cm), end with a WS row. Change to larger needles.
Size S/M only
Next Row (RS) *K1, inc 1 in next st; rep from * - 42 sts.

Sizes L and 1X/2X only
Next Row (RS) *K1, (inc 1 in next st) twice; rep from * - 50 sts.

All Sizes
Work even in St st until Sleeve measures 20 (17, 17) in. (51 (43, 43) cm) from beg. Bind off.

FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams. Sew Sleeves between markers. Sew side and Sleeve seams.
Collar
From RS, with smaller needles and 2 strands of yarn held tog, pick up and k 18 (20, 21) sts evenly spaced along Right Front neck edge, 1 st at shoulder seam, 24 (30, 32) sts along Back neck, 1 st at shoulder seam, 17 (19, 20) sts along Left Front neck edge - 61 (71, 75) sts. Work in k1, p1 Rib until collar measures about 3 1/2 in. (9 cm), end with a WS row.
Buttonhole Row: K1, p1, k2tog, yo, continue in rib to end of row.
Continue in Rib until collar measures 3 1/2 in. (9 cm) from last buttonhole, end with a WS row. Rep Buttonhole Row.
Continue in k1, p1 Rib until collar measures 12 1/2 in. (32 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Size S/M only
Next Row (RS): *K1, p1, k1, p into front and then back of next st, k1 (p1, k1) twice; rep from * to last 4 sts, p into front and then back of next st, k1, p1, k1.

Size L only
Next Row (RS): *K1, (p1, k1) twice, p into front and then back of next st; rep from * to last 5 sts, k1, (p1, k1) twice.

Size 1X/2X only
Next Row (RS): *K1, (p1, k1) twice, p into front and then back of next st; rep from * to last 3 sts, k1, p1, k1.

ALL SIZES
Next Row: K the knits and p the purls.
Rep last row until collar measures 23 in. (58.5 cm) from beg. Bind off.
Sew on buttons. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
WS = wrong side yo = yarn over


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: ****3.3 (based on 3 reviews)
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Reviewed by kathleen kline on 2013-08-08 ****
The pattern was easy to follow. After seeing another review about stretching I made it in a smaller size. I also shortened the collar so it no longer looks like wearing a cape


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