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Free Knitting Pattern: Ribbed Top

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Lion Brand« Vanna's Glamour®
Pattern #: L0576
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate + (Level 4)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Bust 29 (33, 35, 39, 43) in. (73.5 (84, 89, 99, 109) cm), unstretched
Finished Length 21 (21 1/2, 22, 23, 23 1/2) in. (53.5 (54.5, 56, 58.5, 59.5) cm)

Sizing Note: Top is meant to fit with negative ease (Top size should be less than body measurement) for a snug fit.

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: None
 
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This pullover sweater features a three quarter length sleeve and a flattering snug fit. This elegant top is designed with negative ease for a snug fit. Worked in Vanna's Glamour, the shimmer of this top make it a lovely garment for an evening out on the town.
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Vanna's Glamour®

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Vanna's Glamour®
Diamond Lapis Sapphire Ruby Red Red Stone Copper Purple Topaz Jewel
Moonstone Platinum Grey Stone Onyx Topaz Gold Bronze Garnet
Rhinestone Pink
*Vanna's Glamour® (Article #861). 96% Acrylic, 4% Metallic Polyester; package size: 1.75oz/49.61 gr. (202yds/185m) pull skeins

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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  861-149 Vanna's Glamour Yarn: Moonstone
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$ 23.45 5, 6, 6, 7 
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 4 [3.5 mm]   $ 2.70  
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
Circular knitting needle size 4 (3.5 mm), 16 in. (40 cm) long
 

Ribbed Top

Lion Brand« Vanna's Glamour®

GAUGE:

24 sts + 30 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in K2, p2 Rib. 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:

M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto the left needle. Knit this new stitch through the back loop - 1 st increased.
M1P (make 1 st as if to purl) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between the 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 tog - 1 st decreased.

PATTERN STITCHES
K2, p2 Rib (multiple of 4 sts + 2)

Row 1 (RS): P2, *k2, p2; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K2, p2 Rib.

K1, p1 Rib (over an even number of sts)
Row 1: *
K1, p1; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.

K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds (over an even number of sts)
Rnd 1:
*K1, p1; rep from * around.
Rep Rnd 1 for K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds.

NOTES:

1. Sweater is worked in four pieces, Back, Front, and two Sleeves.
2. When you see 'as established' in the instructions, this means to continue in the current st pattern. For example, to continue in a rib pattern, k the knit sts and p the purl sts.
3. When you see 'work even' in the instructions, this means to continue on in the pattern st without changing the st count by increasing or decreasing.
4. End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row, you will be ready to work a RS row.

BACK
Cast on 78 (86, 94, 106, 110) sts.
Work in K1, p1 Rib until piece measures 2 in. (5 cm) from beg.
Work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures 7 in. (18 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Inc Row (RS): P1, M1P, p1, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2, p1, M1P, p1 - 80 (88, 96, 108, 112) sts at the end of this row.
Next 3 Rows: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
**Inc Row (RS): P1, M1P, p2, *k2, p2; rep from * to last st, M1P, p1 - 82 (90, 98, 110, 114) sts at the end of this row.
Next 3 Rows: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Inc Row: P2, M1, p2, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts, M1, p2 - 84 (92, 100, 112, 116) sts at the end of this row.
Next 3 Rows: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Inc Row: P2, M1, k1, p2, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 3 sts, k1, M1, p2 - 86 (94, 102, 114, 118) sts at the end of this row.
Next 3 Rows: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep from ** until you have 86 (98, 106, 118, 130) sts on your needle, end with a WS row.
Next Row: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep the last row until piece measures 13 (13 1/2, 13 1/2, 14 1/2, 14 1/2) in. (33 (34.5, 34.5, 37, 37) cm from beg, end with a WS row.

Shape Armholes
Notes:

1. Continue in rib pattern as established while you shape the armholes.
2. When a '0' is indicated for your specific size, you do not bind off sts.

Bind off 4 (5, 7, 8, 9) sts at beg of next 2 rows.
Bind off 3 sts at beg of next 0 (0, 0, 2, 2) rows.
Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows.
K2tog at beg of next 0 (0, 0, 2, 4) rows - 74 (84, 88, 90, 98) sts.
K2tog at each end of every 4th row 0 (2, 2, 2, 3) time(s) - 74 (80, 84, 86, 92) sts rem.
Work even in pattern as established until piece measures about 20 (20 1/2, 21, 22, 22 1/2) in. (51 (52, 53.5, 56, 57) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Shape Shoulders and Neck
Next Row (RS):
Work in pattern as established over first 15 (17, 18, 19, 21) sts for right shoulder, join a 2nd ball of yarn, with this new ball work across next 44 (46, 48, 48, 50) sts and sl these sts to a holder for neck, work to end of row for left shoulder.
You will now work both shoulders at the same time using separate balls of yarn.
Next Row: Bind off 4 (5, 5, 5, 5) sts, work in pattern as established to end of left shoulder sts; on right shoulder sts, bind off 2 sts, work to end.
Next Row: On right shoulder sts, bind off 4 (5, 5, 5, 6) sts, work in pattern as established to end; on left shoulder sts, bind off 2 sts, work to end.
Next Row: On left shoulder sts, bind off 4 (5, 5, 5, 6) sts, work in pattern as establsihed to end; on right shoulder sts, p2tog, work to end.
Next Row: On right shoulder sts, bind off 4 (5, 5, 5, 6) sts, work in pattern as established to end; on left shoulder sts, k2tog, work to end.
Bind off rem 4 (4, 5, 6, 7) sts on each shoulder.

FRONT
Cast on and work same as Back until piece measures 18 1/2 (19, 19 1/2, 20 1/2, 21) in. (47 (48.5, 49.5, 52, 53.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row - 74 (80, 84, 86, 92) sts.

Shape Neck
Next Row (RS):
Work in pattern as established over 23 (25, 26, 27, 29) sts for left shoulder, join a 2nd ball of yarn, work in pattern as established over 28 (30, 32, 32, 34) sts and sl these sts to a holder for the front neck, work in pattern as established over rem 23 (25, 26, 27, 29) sts for right shoulder.
You will now work both shoulders at the same time using separate balls of yarn.
Next Row: On right shoulder sts, work in pattern as established; on left shoulder sts, bind off 4 sts, work to end.
Next Row: On left shoulder sts, work in pattern as established; on right shoulder sts, bind off 4 sts, work to end.
Next Row: On right shoulder sts, work in pattern as established; on left shoulder sts, bind off 3 sts, work to end.
Next Row: On left shoulder sts, work in pattern as established; on right shoulder sts, bind off 3 sts, work to end.
Next Row: On right shoulder sts, work in pattern as established; on left shoulder sts, bind off 2 sts, work to end.
Next Row: On left shoulder sts, work in pattern as established; on right shoulder sts, bind off 2 sts, work to end.
Next Row: On right shoulder sts, work in pattern as established; on left shoulder sts, k2tog, work to end.
Next Row: On left shoulder sts, work in pattern as established; on right shoulder sts, k2tog, work to end.
Next 3 Rows: K the knit sts and p the purl sts across sts of both shoulders.
Next Row: On left shoulder sts, work in pattern as established to last 3 sts, ssk, k1; on right shoulder sts, k1, k2tog, work to end - 12 (14, 15, 16, 18) sts rem on each shoulder.
Work even in pattern as established until armhole measures 7 (7, 7 1/2, 7 1/2, 8) in. (18 (18, 19, 19, 20.5) cm), end with a WS row.

Shape Shoulders
Next Row (RS):
On left shoulder sts, bind off 4 (5, 5, 5, 5) sts, work in pattern as established to neck; on right shoulder sts, work to end.
Next Row: On right shoulder sts, bind off 4 (5, 5, 5, 5) sts, work in pattern as established to neck; on left shoulder sts, work to end.
Next Row (RS): On left shoulder sts, bind off 4 (5, 5, 5, 6) sts, work in pattern as established to neck; on right shoulder sts, work to end.
Next Row: On right shoulder sts, bind off 4 (5, 5, 5, 6) sts, work in pattern as established to neck; on left shoulder sts, work to end.
Bind off rem 4 (4, 5, 6, 7) sts of each shoulder.


SLEEVE (make 2)
Cast on 46 (46, 54, 54, 54) sts.
Work in K1, p1 Rib until piece measures 4 in. (10 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures 4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Sleeve Inc Row (RS): P1, M1P, p1, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2, p1, M1P, p1 - 48 (48, 56, 56, 56) sts at the end of this row.
Next 5 (3, 3, 3, 1) Rows: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Inc Row: P1, M1P, p2, *k2, p2; rep from * to last st, M1P, p1 - 50 (50, 58, 58, 58) sts at the end of this row.
Next 5 (3, 3, 3, 1) Rows: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Inc Row: P2, M1, p2, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts, M1, p2 - 52 (52, 60, 60, 60) sts at the end of this row.
Next 5 (3, 3, 3, 1) Rows: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Inc Row: P2, M1, k1, p2, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 3 sts, k1, M1, p2 - 54 (54, 62, 62, 62) sts at the end of this row.
Next 5 (3, 3, 3, 1) Rows: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Continue to inc as established in K2, p2 Rib pattern as follows:
Inc 1 st at each end of row every 4 rows 0 (6, 2, 10, 13) times. (Note: When a '0' is indicated for your specific size, you do not inc.)
Inc 1 st at each end of row every 6 rows 5 (2, 5, 0, 0) times - 64 (70, 76, 82, 88) sts.
When all incs have been completed, work even in pattern until piece measures 12 (12, 12 1/2, 12 1/2, 13) in. (30.5 (30.5, 32, 32, 33) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Shape Cap
Note:
Continue in pattern as established while you shape the Sleeve cap.
Bind off 4 (5, 7, 8, 9) sts at beg of the next 2 rows.
Bind off 3 sts at beg of the next 0 (0, 0, 2, 2) rows.
Bind off 2 sts at beg of the next 2 rows.
K2tog at each end of every other row 5 times.
K2tog at each end of every 3rd row 5 (6, 6, 6, 7) times.
K2tog at each end of every other row 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) times.
Bind off 2 sts at the beg of the next 4 rows.
Bind off 3 sts at the beg of the next 2 rows.
Bind off rem 12 (14, 16, 12, 14) sts.

FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams.

Neckband
From RS with circular needle and beg at left shoulder, pick up and k24 sts evenly spaced along left front neck edge, k28 (30, 32, 32, 34) sts from Front holder, pick up and k24 sts evenly spaced along right front neck edge, 10 sts along right back neck edge, k44 (46, 48, 48, 50) sts from Back holder, then pick up and k10 sts along left back neck edge - 140 (144, 148, 148, 152) sts. Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.
Work in K1, p1 Rib worked in the rnd until neckband measures 1 in. (2.5 cm).
Bind off in rib.

Sew in Sleeves. Sew side and Sleeve seams.
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 p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) RS = right side
sl = slip st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side


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Reviewed by Healeys99 on 2011-08-28 *****
My niece Hollie just moved to England from here in Latvia. Luckily, your pattern's were there, so I made Hollie several of what was nice. She went mad over this, which I knitted in the finest Russian cotton. She sends thankyou's x
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