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Free Knitting Pattern: Ballet Wrap

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Lion Brand® Superwash Merino Cashmere
Pattern #: L10473
Rating: ***3.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

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

Finished Bust 28 (31, 34, 37, 41) in. (71 (78.5, 86.5, 94, 104) cm)
Finished Length 13 (13 1/2, 14, 14 1/2, 15) in. (33 (34.5, 35.5, 37, 38) 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: None
 
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This cropped sweater ties at the midriff for a look that can be dressed up or dressed down. Designed by Lily Chin for Lion Brand.

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Superwash Merino Cashmere

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Superwash Merino Cashmere
Ivory Blossom Seafoam Slate Ebony Green Tea Wine
*Superwash Merino Cashmere (Article #821). 72% Superwash Merino Wool, 15% Nylon, 13% Cashmere    ; package size: 1.40oz/40.00 gr. (87yds/80m) pull skeins

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•  821-123 Superwash Merino Cashmere Yarn: Seafoam
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Ballet Wrap

Lion Brand® Superwash Merino Cashmere

GAUGE:

19 sts + 21 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS)

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 horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto 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.
ssp (slip, slip, purl) 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 purl them tog - 1 st decreased.

NOTES:

The bottom band of each piece is worked sideways. Stitches are then picked up across one side edge of the band, and the piece is worked upwards from band.


BACK
Bottom Band

Cast on 6 sts.
Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 13 (14 1/2, 16, 17 1/2, 19 1/2) in. (33 (37, 40.5, 44.5, 49.5) cm), 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.
Bind off.

 

Body
With RS facing, working across one long edge of bottom band, pick up and k63 (71, 77, 85, 93) sts evenly spaced across long edge.
Work in St st for 3 rows.
Increase Row (RS): K2, M1, k to last 2 sts, M1, k2 - 65 (73, 79, 87, 95) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in St st for 5 rows.
Rep Increase Row - 67 (75, 81, 89, 97) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in St st until piece measures 6 in. (15cm) from beginning (or 5 in. (12.5 cm) from bottom band), end with a WS row.

 

Shape Armholes
Next Row (RS):
Bind off 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) sts, k to end - 65 (72, 77, 84, 91) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Bind off 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) sts, p to end - 63 (69, 73, 79, 85) sts at the end of this row.
Decrease Row: K2, k2tog, k to last 4 sts, ssk, k2 - 61 (67, 71, 77, 83) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in St st for 3 rows.
Rep last 4 rows 2 (2, 2, 3, 4) times - 57 (63, 67, 71, 75) sts rem.
Work even in St st until armhole measures 5 (5 1/2, 6, 6 1/2, 7) in. (12.5 (14, 15, 16.5, 18) cm), end with a RS row.

 

Shape Neck
Next Row (WS):
P20 (22, 23, 24, 25), join 2nd ball of yarn and bind off center 17 (19, 21, 23, 25) sts, p to end - 20 (22, 23, 24, 25) sts for each side.
Work both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn.
Decrease Row (RS): On right side, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2; on left side, k2, ssk, k to end - 19 (21, 22, 23, 24) sts on each side.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep Decrease Row - 18 (20, 21, 22, 23) sts on each side.
Rep last 2 rows 1 more time - 17 (19, 20, 21, 22) sts on each side.

 

Shape Shoulders
Next Row (WS):
On left shoulder, bind off 4 (5, 5, 5, 6) sts, p to end; on right shoulder, p to end.
Next Row: On right shoulder, bind off 4 (5, 5, 5, 6) sts, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2; on left shoulder, k2, ssk, k to end - 12 (13, 14, 15, 15) sts on each side.
Next Row: On left shoulder, bind off 4 (4, 4, 5, 5) sts, p to end; on right shoulder, p to end.
Next Row: On right shoulder, bind off 4 (4, 4, 5, 5) sts, k to end; on left shoulder, k to end - 8 (9, 10, 10, 10) sts on each side.
Next Row: On left shoulder, bind off 4 (4, 5, 5, 5) sts, p to end; on right shoulder, p to end.
Next Row: On right shoulder, bind off 4 (4, 5, 5, 5) sts, k to end; on left shoulder, k to end - 4 (5, 5, 5, 5) sts on each side.
Next Row: On left shoulder, bind off rem 4 (5, 5, 5, 5) sts; on right shoulder p to end.
Next Row: On right shoulder, bind off rem 4 (5, 5, 5, 5) sts.


RIGHT FRONT
Bottom Band

Cast on 6 sts.
Work in St st until piece measures 10 1/2 (11 1/2, 12, 13, 13 1/2) in. (26.5 (29, 30.5, 33, 34.5) cm), end with a WS row. Bind off.

 

Body
With RS facing, working across one long edge of bottom band, pick up and k52 (56, 59, 63, 67) sts evenly spaced across long edge.
Next Row (WS):Purl.

 

Shape Neck and Facing
Next Row (RS):
Cast on 5 sts for facing, beg across sts just cast-on, k4, place marker (pm), ssk, k to end - 56 (60, 63, 67, 71) sts at the end of this row.
Decrease Row 1: P to 2 sts before marker, ssp, slip marker (sm), p4 - 55 (59, 62, 66, 70) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: K4, sm, ssk, k to last 2 sts, M1, k2.
Rep Decrease Row 1 - 54 (58, 61, 65, 69) sts at the end of this row.
Decrease Row 2: K4, sm, ssk, k to end - 53 (57, 60, 64, 68) sts at the end of this row.
Rep Decrease Row 1 - 52 (56, 59, 63, 67) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 2 rows once more - 50 (54, 57, 61, 65) sts rem.
Next Row: K4, sm, ssk, k to last 2 sts, M1, k2.
Rep Decrease Row 1 - 49 (53, 56, 60, 64) sts at the end of this row.
Rep Decrease Row 2 - 48 (52, 55, 59, 63) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 2 rows three more times - 42 (46, 49, 53, 57) sts rem.
Rep Decrease Row 1 - 41 (45, 48, 52, 56) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Knit.
Rep last 2 rows 7 more times - 34 (38, 41, 45, 49) sts rem.

 

Shape Armhole
Continue to slip marker as you come to it.
Next Row (WS): Bind off 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) sts, p to end - 32 (35, 37, 40, 43) sts at the end of this row.
Decrease Arm and Neck: K4, ssk, k to last 4 sts, ssk, k2 - 30 (33, 35, 38, 41) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Decrease Neck: K4, sm, ssk, k to end - 29 (32, 34, 37, 40) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 4 rows 2 (2, 2, 3, 4) times - 23 (26, 28, 28, 28) sts rem.
Rep Decrease Neck - 22 (25, 27, 27, 27) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 1 (2, 3, 2, 1) more time(s) - 21 (23, 24, 25, 26) sts rem.
Work even in St st until armhole measures 6 (6 1/2, 7, 7 1/2, 8) in. (31.5 (34, 37, 39.5, 42) cm), end with a RS row.

 

Shape Shoulder
Next Row (WS):
Bind off 4 (5, 5, 5, 6) sts, p to end - 17 (18, 19, 20, 20) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Knit.
Next Row: Bind off 4 (4, 4, 5, 5) sts, p to end - 13 (14, 15, 15, 15) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Knit.
Next Row: Bind off 4 (4, 5, 5, 5) sts, p to end - 9 (10, 10, 10, 10) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Knit.
Next Row:Bind off 4 (5, 5, 5, 5) sts - 5 sts rem.

 

Finish Facing
Work even in St st over rem 5 facing sts for 3 1/2 (4, 4, 4 1/2, 5) in. (9 (10, 10, 11.5, 12.5) cm). Bind off.

 

LEFT FRONT
Bottom Band

Cast on 6 sts.
Work in St st until piece measures 10 1/2 (11 1/2, 12, 13, 13 1/2) in. (26.5 (29, 30.5, 33, 34.5) cm), end with a WS row. Bind off.

 

Body
With RS facing, working across one long edge of bottom band, pick up and k52 (56, 59, 63, 67) sts evenly spaced across long edge.
Next Row (WS): Purl.
Next Row (RS): Knit.
Shape Neck and Facing Next Row (WS): Cast on 5 sts for facing, beg across sts just cast-on, p4, pm, p2tog, p to end - 56 (60, 63, 67, 71) sts at the end of this row.
Decrease Row 1: K to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, sm, k4 - 55 (59, 62, 66, 70) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: P4, sm, p2tog, p to last 2 sts, M1P, p2.
Rep Decrease Row 1 - 54 (58, 61, 65, 69) sts at the end of this row.
Decrease Row 2: P4, sm, p2tog, p to end - 53 (57, 60, 64, 68) sts at the end of this row.
Rep Decrease Row 1 - 52 (56, 59, 63, 67) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 2 rows once more - 50 (54, 57, 61, 65) sts rem.
Next Row: P4, sm, p2tog, p to last 2 sts, M1P, p2.
Rep Decrease Row 1 - 49 (53, 56, 60, 64) sts at the end of this row.
Rep Decrease Row 2 - 48 (52, 55, 59, 63) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 2 rows three more times - 42 (46, 49, 53, 57) sts rem.
Rep Decrease Row 1 - 41 (45, 48, 52, 56) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 7 more times - 34 (38, 41, 45, 49) sts at the end of this row.

 

Shape Armhole
Continue to slip marker as you come to it.
Next Row (RS): Bind off 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) sts, k to end - 32 (35, 37, 40, 43) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Decrease Arm and Neck: K2, k2tog, k to last 6 sts, k2tog, k4 - 30 (33, 35, 38, 41) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Decrease Neck: K to last 6 sts, k2tog, k4 - 29 (32, 34, 37, 40) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 4 rows 2 (2, 2, 3, 4) times - 23 (26, 28, 28, 28) sts rem.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep Decrease Neck - 22 (25, 27, 27, 27) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 2 rows 1 (2, 3, 2, 1) more time(s) - 21 (23, 24, 25, 26) sts rem.
Work even in St st until armhole measures 6 (6 1/2, 7, 7 1/2, 8) in. (31.5 (34, 37, 39.5, 42) cm), end with a WS row.

 

Shape Shoulder
Next Row (RS):
Bind off 4 (5, 5, 5, 6) sts, k to end - 17 (18, 19, 20, 20) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row: Bind off 4 (4, 4, 5, 5) sts, k to end - 13 (14, 15, 15, 15) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row: Bind off 4 (4, 5, 5, 5) sts, k to end - 9 (10, 10, 10, 10) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row:Bind off 4 (5, 5, 5, 5) sts - 5 sts rem.

 

Finish Facing
Work even in St st over rem 5 facing sts for 3 1/2 (4, 4, 4 1/2, 5) in. (9 (10, 10, 11.5, 12.5) cm). Bind off.


SLEEVES (make 2)
Bottom Band

Cast on 6 sts.
Work in St st until piece measures 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) in. (20.5 (23, 25.5, 28, 30.5) cm), end with a WS row. Bind off.

 

Body
With RS facing, working across one long edge of bottom band, pick up and k42 (47, 52, 55, 61) sts evenly spaced across long edge.
Work in St st for 5 rows.
Increase Row (RS): K2, M1, k to last 2 sts, M1, k2 - 44 (49, 54, 57, 63) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 6 rows 5 times - 54 (59, 64, 67, 73) sts when all increases are completed.
Work even in St st until piece measures 9 in. (23 cm) from beg (or 8 in. (20.5 cm) from bottom band), end with a WS row.

 

Shape Cap
Next Row (RS):
Bind off 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) sts, k to end - 52 (56, 60, 62, 67) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Bind off 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) sts, p to end - 50 (53, 56, 57, 61) sts at the end of this row.
Decrease Row 1: K2, k2tog, k to last 4 sts, ssk, k2 - 48 (51, 54, 55, 59) sts at the end of this row.
Decrease Row 2: P2, ssp, p to last 4 sts, p2tog, p2 - 46 (49, 52, 53, 57) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 2 rows 6 (7, 8, 8, 9) times - 22 (21, 20, 21, 21) sts rem.
Rep Decrease Row 1 - 20 (19, 18, 19, 19) sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows once more - 18 (17, 16, 17, 17) sts.
Bind off rem 18 (17, 16, 17, 17) sts.


FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams. Sew Front and Back facings to Back neck and sew ends of facings together.
Belt Ties
With RS of Right Front facing, pick up and k11 sts across side edge of bottom band and bottom of facing cast-on.
Work even in St st until Tie measure 15 (16 1/2, 18, 19 1/2, 21 1/2) in. (38 (42, 45.5, 49.5, 54.5) cm), end with a WS row.
Increase Row (RS): K2, M1, k to last 2 sts, M1, k2 - 13 sts at the end of this row.
Work even in St st for 3 rows.
Rep Increase Row - 15 sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 4 rows 2 more times - 19 sts when all increases are completed.
Work even in St st until Tie measures 30 (33, 36, 39, 43) in. (76 (84, 91.5, 99, 109) cm). Rep on Left front.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) 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
sl st = slip stitch sm = slip marker
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side


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Pattern Average Rating: ***3.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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Ballet Wrap Reviewed by sharon joseph on 2014-05-06 *****
This top was easy to knit and looks great! I plan on making several more.


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