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Home : Patterns : Ginger Sweater
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Ginger Sweater

Lion Brand« Wool-Ease® Chunky
Pattern #: 80928AD
Rating: *** (based on 3 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X
Finished Bust 35 (36, 38 1/2, 40) in. (89 (91.5, 98, 101.5) cm)
Finished Length 28 3/4 (28 3/4, 30 3/4, 31 3/4) in. (73 (73, 78, 80.5) 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.

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.

CORRECTIONS: (applied Jul 26, 2011)


Upper Body

Rnd 10: K1, (p1, k1) rep to 2 sts before marker, p1, k1, sl marker, k1, (p1, k1) rep to last st, k1. Rep Rnd 4.
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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Color (A)
Wool-Ease® Chunky

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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  630-186 Wool-Ease« Chunky Yarn: Amber
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5, 5, 6 
Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10.5 [6.5 mm]   $  
Lion Brand Size 10.5 [6.5 mm] 29-inch [75 cm] Circular Knitting Needles   $  
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Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 10.5 (6.5 mm), 16 in. (40 cm) long
 

Ginger Sweater

Lion Brand« Wool-Ease® Chunky

GAUGE:

13 sts + 22 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Ridge st.

STITCH EXPLANATION:

Kfb Knit into front and back of next st -1 st increased.
Pfb Purl into front and back of next st -1 st increased.
M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle. Knit this new stitch through the back loop -1 st increased.
M1 as if to purl (make 1 st as if to purl) An increase worked by lifting horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto the left needle. Purl this new stitch through the back loop -1 st increased.
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them together -1 st increased.

PATTERN STITCHES
Ridge Stitch (worked in the rnd)
Rnd 1:
Knit.
Rnd 2: Purl.
Rnds 3 and 4: Knit.
Rep Rnds 1-4 for Ridge st worked in the rnd.

Textured Rib Stitch (worked in the rnd)
Rnd 1:
*K1, p1; rep from * around.
Rnd 2: Purl.
Rep Rnds 1 and 2 for Textured Rib st worked in the rnd.

Textured Rib Stitch (worked in rows)
Row 1 (RS):
*K1, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 2 (WS): Knit.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 for Textured Rib st worked in rows.

K2, p2 Rib (worked in the rnd)
Rnd 1:
*K2, p2; rep from * around.
Rnd 2: K the knit sts, p the purl sts.
Rep Rnd 2 for K2, p2 Rib worked in the rnd.

SWEATER
Waistband

With straight needles, cast on 19 sts.
Row 1 (RS): P1, k3, (p2, k1) 3 times, p2, k3, p1.
Row 2 (WS): K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures about 14 1/2 (15 1/2, 16 1/2, 17 1/2) in. (37 (39.5, 42, 44.5) cm) from beg, end with a RS row. Place marker at each end of last row to indicate side seam.
Work even for 25 (27, 29, 31) rows above marker.
Next (Decrease) Row (RS): P1, k2, ssk, work in pattern as established to last 5 sts, k2tog, k2, p1 - 17 sts.
Next Row: K the knit and p the purl sts.
Rep last 2 rows - 15 sts.
Cable Row: P1, sl next 3 sts to cable needle and hold in front, sl next 7 sts to holder and leave at back of work (these sts will not be worked until the following row), k3 sts from left hand needle being careful to draw yarn firmly at center, k3 from cable needle, p1.
Next Row: K1, p3, (p1, k2, p1, k2, p1) the 7 sts on holder, p3, k1.
Next (Inc) Row: P1, k3, M1 as if to purl, k1, p2, k1, p2, k1, M1 as if to purl, k3, p1 - 17 sts.
Next Row: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Next (Inc) Row: P1, k3, M1 as if to purl, p1, (k1, p2) twice, k1, p1, M1 as if to purl, k3, p1 - 19 sts.
Work in pattern as established (by repeating Rows 1 and 2) until piece measures 29 (31, 33, 35) in. (73.5 (78.5, 84, 89) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Bind off, do not cut yarn.

Lower Body
With RS facing, using attached yarn and longer circular needle, pick up and k48 (51, 54, 57) sts along long edge of Waistband to side seam marker, sl marker, pick up and k48 (51, 54, 57) sts to end of Waistband - 96 (102, 108, 114) sts.
Place marker for beg of rnd, join, being careful not to twist sts.
Rnds 1-3: Knit.
Rnd 4: Purl.
Rnd 5: Knit.
Rnd 6 (Inc Rnd): Kfb, k to 2 sts before marker, kfb, k1, kfb, k to 1 st before last st, kfb, k1 - 100 (106, 112, 118) sts.
Rep Rnds 3-6 seven times - 128 (134, 140, 146) sts.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Next Rnd: Purl.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Next (Inc) Rnd: (Pfb, k2) 21 (22, 23, 24) times, pfb, (k2, pfb) 21 (22, 23, 24) times, pfb - 172 (180, 188, 196) sts.
Next Rnd: *P2, k2; rep from * around.
Rep last rnd until piece measures about 10 in. (25.5 cm) from lower edge of Waistband. Bind off.
Upper Body
With RS facing and longer circular needle, working along opposite long edge of Waistband, pick up and k49 (51, 55, 57) sts to side seam marker, sl marker, pick up and k49 (51, 55, 57) sts to end of Waistband - 98 (102, 110, 114) sts. Join being careful not to twist. Place marker for beg of rnd.
Rnd 1: Knit.
Rnd 2: Purl.
Rnd 3: K1, (p1, k1) rep to marker, k1, (p1, k1) rep to end.
Rnd 4: K1, p to 1 st before marker, k1, sl marker, k1, p to last st, k1.
Rnd 5 (Inc Rnd): K1, M1, (p1, k1) rep to 1 st before marker, M1, k1, sl marker, k1, M1, (p1, k1) rep to last st, M1, k1 - 102 (106, 114, 118) sts.
Rnd 6: Rep Rnd 4.
Rnd 7: K2, (p1, k1) rep to 2 sts before marker, k2, sl marker, k2, (p1, k1) rep to last 2 sts, k2.
Rnd 8: Rep Rnd 4.
Rnd 9: Rep Rnd 5 - 106 (110, 118, 122) sts.
Rnd 10: Rep Rnd 4.
Rep Rnds 3-10 once more - 114 (118, 126, 130) sts.
Continue in Textured Rib worked in the rnd, keeping 2 sts on each side of the 2 markers in St st in the rnd (k every rnd), until piece measures 6 (6 1/2, 7, 7 1/2) in. (15 (16.5, 18, 19) cm) above Waistband, end 3 sts before beg of rnd marker.
Shape Armhole and Divide for Front and Back
Bind off 3 rem sts of last rnd, bind off next 3 sts, p to 3 sts before marker, bind off 6 sts, p to end. Cut yarn and re-join to beg of rnd.
Next Row (RS): K2tog, work in Textured Rib (in rows) as established over 47 (49, 53, 55) sts, k2tog, sl last 51 (53, 57, 59) sts onto a holder for front.

Back
Continue on rem 49 (51, 55, 57) sts only for back.
Next Row (WS): Knit.
Next Row: K2tog, work in Textured Rib as established to last 2 sts, k2tog.
Rep last 2 rows 1 (1, 2, 2) times more - 45 (47, 49, 51) sts.
Continue in Textured Rib until armhole measures 7 1/2 (8, 8 1/2, 9) in. (19 (20.5, 21.5, 23) cm).
Shape Shoulder
Next Row:
Bind off 3 (4, 4, 4) sts, work in Textured Rib over 12 (12, 13, 13) sts, join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off center 15 (15, 15, 17) sts for back neck, work to end.
Work both shoulders at same time with separate balls of yarn.
Next Row: Bind off 3 (4, 4, 4) sts, work to end.
Next 2 Rows: Bind off 3 (4, 4, 4) sts, work across to opposite neck edge, bind off 5 sts at neck edge, work to end.
Bind off rem sts each side.

Front
Sl 51 (53, 57, 59) front sts from holder back to straight needle and re-join yarn.
Next Row (RS): K2tog, work in Textured Rib as established to last 2 sts, k2tog - 49 (51, 55, 57) sts.
Next Row (WS): Knit.
Rep last 2 rows 2 (2, 3, 3) times more - 45 (47, 49, 51) sts.
Work 0 (2, 4, 4) rows in Textured Rib as established.
Shape Neck
Next Row (RS):
Work 18 (19, 20, 21) sts, join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off center 9 sts, work to end.
Working both sides at once with separate balls of yarn, bind off 3 sts from each neck edge 0 (0, 0, 1) time(s), 2 sts from each neck edge 4 (4, 4, 3) times - 10 (11, 12, 12) sts rem on each side. Work even in Textured Rib until armhole measures same as for back.
Shape Shoulder
Bind off 3 (4, 4, 4) sts at beg of next 4 rows.
Bind off rem sts each side.

SLEEVES (make 2)
With straight needles, cast on 29 (30, 31, 32) sts.
Row 1 (WS): Knit.
Row 2 (RS): K2, (yo, k1) 25 (27, 28, 29) times, yo, k2 (1, 1, 1) - 55 (58, 60, 62) sts.
Row 3: Purl.
Rows 4 and 5: Knit.
Shape Cap
Working in St st (k on RS, p on WS), bind off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows.
Bind off 1 st at beg of next 6 rows, 2 sts at beg of next 6 rows, 6 sts at beg of next 2 rows - 19 (22, 24, 26) sts. Bind off.

FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams. Sew in Sleeves. Sew Sleeve seams.
Collar
With shorter circular needle, cast on 8 sts.
Row 1 (RS): *K2, p2; rep from * once.
Row 2: Cast on 4 sts, *k2, p2; rep from * to end - 12 sts.
Row 3: Cast on 4 sts, *k2, p2; rep from * to end - 16 sts.
Rep the last 2 rows 5 more times - 56 sts.
Next Row: Cast on 14 (14, 14, 18) sts, *p2, k2; rep from * to end - 70 (70, 70, 74) sts.
Rep last row - 84 (84, 84, 92) sts.
Join being careful not to twist. Place marker for beg of rnd.
Work in K2, p2 Rib for 10 rnds.
Bind off. Matching center of collar to center back neck, sew cast-on edge of collar to neck edge.
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 rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side yo = yarn over


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Pattern Average Rating: *** (based on 3 reviews)
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Ginger Sweater Reviewed by Erin Ingram on 2012-02-12 ****
Real quick project for a sweater. The top part ended up a bit long compared to the lower part. If I revisit this pattern, I would balance that out a bit more, do the medium size and not the large, and use a thinner yarn.

As far as the actual pattern, I found no real issues. I could follow it fine.


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