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Home : Patterns : Shapely Stripes Pullover
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Shapely Stripes Pullover

Lion Brand® Amazing®
Pattern #: L0552
Rating: ****4.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: XS, Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X

Finished Bust 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54) in. (76 (86.5, 96.5, 106.5, 117, 127, 137) cm)
Finished Waist 25 (29, 33, 37, 41, 45, 49) in. (63.5 (73.5, 84, 94, 104, 114.5, 124.5) cm)
Finished Length 23 (23 1/2, 24, 24 1/2, 25, 25 1/2, 26) in. (58.5 (59.5, 61, 62, 63.5, 65, 66) 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.

CORRECTIONS: (applied Jul 10, 2013)

GAUGE
17 sts + 22 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on RS WS) on larger needles.

BACK
Cast on 64 (72, 81, 89, 98, 106, 115).
Work in St st (k on RS, p on RS WS) work until piece

Shape Cap (top of Sleeve)
...
Decrease Row (RS): K1, sk2p, k to last 3 4 sts, sk2p, k1 - 38 (38, 38, 38, 40, 48, 54) sts at the end of this row. Rep last 4 rows 3 (3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 5) more time(s) - 26 (26, 26, 26, 28, 32, 34) sts rem.
Work even in St st until piece measures 4 (4 1/2, 5, 5 1/2, 5 1/2, 5 1/2, 6) in. (10, 11.5, 12.5, 14, 14, 14, 15) cm) above beginning of cap shaping, end with a WS row.
Decrease Row (RS): K1, sk2p, k to last 3 4 sts, sk2p, k1 - 22 (22, 22, 22, 24, 28, 30) sts at the end of this row.

Lower Edging
From RS with crochet hook, join yarn with a sl st on neck lower edge at one side seam. Work edging around lower edge.
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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Shapely Stripes Pullover

Lion Brand® Amazing®

GAUGE:

17 sts + 22 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

STITCH EXPLANATION:

kfb (knit into front and then back)
An increase worked as follows:
1. Knit the next st through the front loop, but do not remove the st from your left hand needle.
2. Knit the same st once more, this time inserting your needle through the back loop of the st. You will have created 2 loops (sts) on your right hand needle.
3. Drop the st from your left hand needle - you have increased 1 st.
sk2p (slip-k2tog-pass slipped st over) A double decrease worked as follows:
1. Insert right needle as if to knit, and slip the next st from the left needle to the right needle.
2. Knit the next 2 sts together.
3. With tip of left needle, lift the slipped st (the 2nd st on right needle) up and over the k2tog (first st on right needle) and off the needle - you have decreased 2 sts.
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 tog - 1 st decreased.

NOTES:

1. Pullover is worked in 4 pieces; Back, Front, and 2 Sleeves. Each piece is worked from lower edge up.
2. Crochet slip sts are worked as edging on Sleeves, neck and lower edge of Pullover. If desired, you may work a knit edging instead. To work a knit edging, pick up evenly spaced sts around neck, Sleeves or lower edge of Pullover. Without working any rows, bind off all sts.


BACK
Cast on 64 (72, 81, 89, 98, 106, 115).
Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) work until piece measures about 2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Note: End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a RS row.
Shape Waist
Decrease Row (RS):
K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 - 62 (70, 79, 87, 96, 104, 113) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in St st for 5 rows (work even means to work without increasing or decreasing).
Rep last 6 rows 4 more times - 54 (62, 71, 79, 88, 96, 105) sts rem.
Increase Row (RS): K1, kfb, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 - 56 (64, 73, 81, 90, 98, 107) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in St st for 5 rows.
Rep last 6 rows 4 more times - 64 (72, 81, 89, 98,106, 115) sts when all increases have been completed.
Work even in pattern as established until piece measures 15 in. (38 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Armhole
Bind off 3 (4, 4, 5, 6, 6, 6) sts at the beg of next 2 rows - 58 (64, 73, 79, 86, 94, 103) sts rem.
Bind off 2 (3, 3, 4, 5, 5, 5) sts at the beg of next 2 (2, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4) rows - 54 (58, 61, 63, 66, 74, 83) sts rem.
Decrease Row (RS): K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 - 52 (56, 59, 61, 64, 72, 81) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 5, 8) times - 48 (50, 53, 55, 58, 62, 65) sts rem, then work even in St st until armhole measures 7 (7 1/2, 8, 8 1/2, 9, 9 1/2, 10) in. (18 (19, 20.5, 21.5, 23, 24, 25.5) cm), end with a WS row.
Shape Shoulders
Continue in St st, working shoulder shaping as follows: Bind off 3 (3, 3, 4, 5, 5, 5) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 42 (44, 47, 47, 48, 52, 55) sts rem.
Bind off 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 5) sts at beg of next 4 rows.
Bind off rem 34 (36, 35, 35, 36, 36, 35) sts.


FRONT
Work same as Back until armhole measures 6 (6 1/2, 7, 7 1/2, 8, 8 1/2, 9) in. (15 (16.5, 18, 19, 20.5, 21.5, 23) cm), end with a WS row - 48 (50, 53, 55, 58, 62, 65) sts.
Shape Neck
Next Row (RS):
K16 (16, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24) sts for first shoulder; join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off next 16 (18, 17, 17, 18, 18, 17) sts for neck, k to end of row for 2nd shoulder - 16 (16, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24) sts for each shoulder.
Work both shoulders at the same time using separate balls of yarn.
Next Row (WS): Purl across first shoulder; on 2nd shoulder, bind off 2 sts, purl to end.
Next Row (RS): Knit across first shoulder; on 2nd shoulder, bind off 2 sts, k to end - 14 (14, 16, 17, 18, 20, 22) sts rem on each shoulder.
Rep last 2 rows 2 more times - 10 (10, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18) sts rem for each shoulder.
Shape Shoulders Next Row (WS): Bind off 3 (3, 3, 4, 5, 5, 5) sts, p to end of first shoulder; on 2nd shoulder, p to end of row.
Next Row (RS): Bind off 3 (3, 3, 4, 5, 5, 5) sts, k to last 3 sts of first shoulder, k2tog, k1; on 2nd shoulder, k1, ssk, k to end of row - 6 (6, 8, 8, 8, 10, 12) sts rem on each shoulder.
Next Row (WS): Bind off 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 5) sts, p to end of first shoulder; on 2nd shoulder, p to end of row.
Next Row (RS): Bind off 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 5) sts, k to last 3 sts of first shoulder, k2tog, k1; on 2nd shoulder, k1, ssk, k to end of row - 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 6) sts rem on each shoulder.
Next Row (WS): Bind off 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 5) sts, and fasten off last st on first shoulder; on 2nd shoulder, p to end of row.
Next Row (RS): Bind off 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 5) sts, fasten off last st.


SLEEVE (make 2)
Cast on 34 (36, 38, 40, 42, 42, 42) sts.
Beg with a knit row, work in St st for 6 rows.
Increase Row (RS): K1, kfb, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 - 36 (38, 40, 42, 44, 44, 44) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in St st for 5 (5, 5, 5, 3, 3, 3) rows.
Rep Increase Row - 38 (40, 42, 44, 46, 46, 46) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 6 (6, 6, 6, 4, 4, 4) rows 2 (2, 2, 3, 4, 10, 14) more times - 42 (44, 46, 50, 54, 66, 74) sts when all increases have been completed.
Work even in St st for 7 rows.
Rep Increase Row - 44 (46, 48, 52, 56, 68, 76) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 8 rows 4 (4, 4, 4, 5, 3, 2) more times - 52 (54, 56, 60, 66, 74, 80) sts when all increases are complete.
Work even in St st until piece measures 19 (19 1/2, 19 1/2, 20, 20, 20 1/2, 20 1/2) in. (48.5 (49.5, 49.5, 51, 51, 52, 52) cm) from beg, end with a RS row.
Shape Cap (top of Sleeve)
Bind off 3 (4, 4, 5, 6, 6, 6) sts at the beg of next 2 rows - 46 (46, 48, 50, 54, 62, 68) sts rem.
Bind off 2 (2, 3, 4, 5, 5, 5) sts at the beg of next 2 rows - 42 (42, 42, 42, 44, 52, 58) sts.
Work even in St st for 3 rows.
Decrease Row (RS): K1, sk2p, k to last 4 sts, sk2p, k1 - 38 (38, 38, 38, 40, 48, 54) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 4 rows 3 (3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 5) more time(s) - 26 (26, 26, 26, 28, 32, 34) sts rem.
Work even in St st until piece measures 4 (4 1/2, 5, 5 1/2, 5 1/2, 5 1/2, 6) in. (10, 11.5, 12.5, 14, 14, 14, 15) cm) above beginning of cap shaping, end with a WS row.
Decrease Row (RS): K1, sk2p, k to last 4 sts, sk2p, k1 - 22 (22, 22, 22, 24, 28, 30) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in St st for 3 rows.
Rep Decrease Row - 18 (18, 18, 18, 20, 24, 26) sts rem.
Rep last 4 rows until 14 (14, 14, 14, 16, 16, 18) sts rem.
Bind off 4 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6) sts at beg of next 2 rows.
Bind off rem 6 sts.


FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams. Sew Sleeves into armholes. Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Neck Edging
Note:
If you'd rather not work a crochet edging, see Note #2 at beg of pattern.
From RS with crochet hook, join yarn with a sl st on neck edge at one shoulder seam. Sl st evenly around neck edge.
Fasten off.
Lower Edging
From RS with crochet hook, join yarn with a sl st on lower edge at one side seam. Work edging around lower edge.
Sleeve Edging
From RS with crochet hook, join yarn with a sl st at one Sleeve seam. Work edging around Sleeve. Rep on rem Sleeve.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side sl st = slip stitch
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side  


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: ****4.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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Shapely Stripes Pullover Reviewed by NJ on 2012-01-18 ****
I found this an enjoyable easy pattern (I had not made a sweater in 30 years!) and wonderful yarn (Amazing "Roses") with which to work. I needed size 10 needles to make gauge as opposed to the size stated in the pattern, and I made a medium size to fit somewhat relaxedly for my petite 5'1" daughter. It was a little hard to pick the starts so the striping would somewhat match on front and back, and on sleeve to sleeve. I think it would have been a good idea to make both sleeves at the same time on the same needle and using 2 balls of yarn. I modified the pattern per my daughter's desires by adding some extra length in body and sleeves with ribbing, and also put a small ribbed finished neck on in place of the boat neck. (I did think I found an error in the shoulder shaping: when you sk2p I think you need to knit to the last FOUR stitches not 3 as stated in the pattern


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