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Home : Patterns : Multi Strand Pullover
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Multi Strand Pullover

Lion Brand® Amazing®
Pattern #: L0663
Rating: ***3.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE:

S (M/L, 1X/2X)
Finished Bust 38 (46, 54) in. (96.5 (117, 137) cm)
Finished Length 30 (31, 32) in. (76 (78.5, 81.5) 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



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Amazing®

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Aurora Ruby Rainforest Wildflowers Mesa Olympia Arcadia Pink Sands
Glacier Bay Vineyard Joshua Tree Strawberry Fields Mauna Loa Regatta Constellation Roses
Cobblestone Olive Medley Violets Carnival
*Amazing (Article #825). 53% Wool, 47% Acrylic; package size: 1.75oz/50.00 gr. (147yds/135m) pull skeins

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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  825-208 Amazing Yarn: Glacier Bay
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$ 165.80 25, 30 
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 13 [9 mm]   $ 5.95  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 15 [10 mm]   $ 5.95  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 17 [13 mm]   $ 7.60  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 19 [15 mm]   $ 9.60  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles - size 35 [19mm]   $ 9.95  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 50 [25 mm] ('Speed Stix')   $ 11.99  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
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MATERIALS NOTE
Pullover can be worked back and forth on circular needles (as if working on straight needles) if you prefer to use a set of interchangeable needles to substitute for some of the needle sizes.
 

Multi Strand Pullover

Lion Brand® Amazing®

GAUGE:

Gauge changes throughout the pattern by changing the number of strands of yarn and the needle size:
4 sts + 4 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on RS) with Speed Stix and 9 strands held tog.
5 sts + 6 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st with size 35 (19 mm) needles and 8 strands held tog.
6 sts + 8 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st with size 19 (15 mm) needles and 7 strands held tog.
7 sts + 10 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st with size 17 (13 mm) needles and 6 strands held tog.
8 sts + 12 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st with size 15 (10 mm) needles and 5 strands held tog.
9 sts + 12 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st with size 13 (9 mm) needles and 4 strands 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:

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.

 

PATTERN STITCH
K1, p1 Rib (multiple of 2 sts + 1)
Row 1:
K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.

NOTES:

1. The largest needles are used first, then needle size and number of strands of yarn held together change.
Nine strands are held together when working with the largest needles, one less strand is used for each successive smaller needle size.
2. The combination of needle size and number of strands determines the gauge.
3. Front, Back, and Sleeves of Sweater are knit from lower edge to neck.
4. Although you are increasing stitches in the Front and Back until you begin shaping the armhole, changes in gauge will actually cause the measurement of piece to DECREASE as work progresses from the lower edge up.
5. When cutting yarn strands, leave a tail to weave in later.


FRONT
With Speed Stix and 9 strands of yarn held tog, cast on 23 (30, 37) sts.
Work in K1, p1 Rib for 4 in. (10 cm).
Change to size 35 (19 mm) needles and cut 1 strand of yarn, so that you are working with 8 strands of yarn held tog.
Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures about 5 in. (12.5 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.
Increase Row (RS): K1, kfb, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 - 25 (32, 39) sts at the end of this row.
Continue to work even in St st (without increasing) until piece measures 10 in. (25.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Change to size 19 (15 mm) needles and cut 1 strand of yarn, so that you are working with 7 strands of yarn held tog.
Rep Increase Row - 27 (34, 41) sts at the end of this row.
Work even until piece measures about 13 in. (33 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Rep Increase Row - 29 (36, 43) sts.
Work even until piece measures about 16 in. (40.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Change to size 17 (13 mm) needles and cut 1 strand of yarn, so that you are working with 6 strands of yarn held tog.
Rep Increase Row - 31 (38, 45) sts.
Work even until piece measures about 19 in. (48.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Rep Increase Row - 33 (40, 47) sts.
Work even until piece measures about 22 in. (56 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

 

Raglan Armhole Shaping
Change to size 15 (10 mm) needles and cut 1 strand of yarn, so that you are working with 5 strands of yarn held tog.
Next Row (RS): Bind off 2 sts, k to end of row - 31 (38, 45) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Bind off 2 sts, p to end of row - 29 (36, 43) sts at the end of this row.
Work even until piece measures about 24 in. (61 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Decrease Row (RS): K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 27 (34, 41) sts.
Work even until piece measures about 26 in. (66 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Change to size 13 (9 mm) needles and cut 1 strand of yarn, so that you are working with 4 strands of yarn held tog.
Rep Decrease Row - 25 (32, 39) sts.
Work even until piece measures about 28 in. (71 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Rep Decrease Row - 23 (30, 37) sts.
Work even until piece measures about 30 in. (76 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

 

Size S ONLY
Bind off.

 

Sizes M/L (1X/2X) ONLY
Rep Decrease Row - 28 (35) sts at the end of this row.
Work even for 1 row.
Rep last 2 rows 1 (2) more time(s) - 26 (31) sts rem.
Bind off.


BACK
Cast on and work same as for Front.


SLEEVES (make 2)
With Speed Stix and 9 strands of yarn held tog, cast on 11 (15, 17) sts.
Work in K1, p1 Rib for 4 rows.
Change to size 35 (19 mm) needles and cut 1 strand of yarn, so that you are working with 8 strands of yarn held tog. Work in St st until piece measures about 5 in. (12.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Increase Row (RS): K1, kfb, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 - 13 (17, 19) sts.
Continue even until piece measures 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Rep Increase Row - 15 (19, 21) sts.
Continue even until piece measures 7 1/2 in. (19 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Rep Increase Row - 17 (21, 23) sts at the end of this row.
Continue even until piece measures 8 in. (20.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Change to size 19 (15 mm) needles and cut 1 strand of yarn, so that you are working with 7 strands of yarn held tog. Work in St st until piece measures 9 3/4 in. (24.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Rep Increase Row - 19 (23, 25) sts.
Continue even until piece measures 11 1/2 in. (29 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Rep Increase Row - 21 (25, 27) sts.
Continue even until piece measures 12 in. (30.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Change to size 17 (13 mm) needles and cut 1 strand of yarn, so that you are working with 5 strands of yarn.
Work in St st until piece measures 13 1/4 in. (33.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Rep Increase Row - 23 (27, 29) sts.
Continue even until piece measures 15 in. (38 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Rep Increase Row - 25 (29, 31) sts.
Continue even until piece measures 16 1/2 in. (42 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Rep Increase Row - 27 (31, 33) sts.
Continue even until piece measures 17 in. (43 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

 

Raglan Shaping
Change to size 15 (10 mm) needles and cut 1 strand of yarn, so that you are working with 5 strands of yarn.
Next Row (RS): Bind off 2 sts, k to end of row - 25 (29, 31) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Bind off 2 sts, p to end of row - 23 (27, 29) sts at the end of this row.
Work even until piece measures about 18 in. (45.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Decrease Row (RS): K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 21 (25, 27) sts.
Work even until piece measures about 19 in. (48.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Rep Decrease Row - 19 (23, 25) sts.
Work even until piece measures about 20 in. (51 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Rep Decrease Row - 17 (21, 23) sts.
Work even until piece measures about 21 in. (53.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Change to size 13 (9 mm) needles and cut 1 strand of yarn, so that you are working with 4 strands of yarn.
Work even until piece measures about 22 in. (56 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Rep Decrease Row - 15 (19, 21) sts.
Work even until piece measures about 23 in. (58.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Rep Decrease Row - 13 (17, 19) sts.
Work even until piece measures about 24 in. (61 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Rep Decrease Row - 11 (15, 17) sts.
Work even until piece measures about 25 in. (63.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Rep Decrease Row - 9 (13, 15) sts.

 

Size S ONLY
Bind off.

 

Sizes M/L (1X/2X) ONLY
Rep Decrease Row - 11 (13) sts at the end of this row.
Work even for 1 row.
Rep last 2 rows 1 (2) more time(s) - 9 sts rem.
Bind off.


FINISHING
Sew raglans of Sleeves to Front and Back, leaving one raglan unsewn.

 

Neckband
With RS facing, with smallest needles and 4 strands of yarn held tog, and beg at unsewn raglan, pick up and k48 (52, 60) sts evenly spaced across neck edge of Front, Back, and Sleeves.
Work in K1, p1 Rib for 4 rows. Bind off.
Sew rem raglan seam, including neckband.
Weave in ends.


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


  Learn to Knit instructions:  http://www.lionbrand.com/learnToKnit.html


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Pattern Average Rating: ***3.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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Multi Strand Pullover For Larger Figures Reviewed by Kit Donner on 2012-04-07 *****
The pullover does look silly on a skinny model with her hair up, but for some of us fuller figured types, this could give good room in the hips without over emphasizing either thighs, butt, or breasts and still not look like a "fat girl" sweater. A little beyond my knitting skill and patience right now but I look forward to making this sweater in one of my favorite Amazing colorways, probably one of the brighter, cheerier ones. It will look worth the almost $300 in the 2XL size and be a favorite of mine. Great neckline and length with a gentle taper and soft raglan shoulders. Classy casual.


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