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Free Knitting Pattern: Classic Sparkling Sweater

Lion Brand« Vanna's Sequins
Pattern #: L20329
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

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

Finished Bust 37 (40, 43, 47, 51) in. (94 (101.5, 109, 119.5, 129.5) cm)
Finished Length 23 1/2 (24, 24, 24 1/2, 25) in. (59.5 (61, 61, 62, 63.5) 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.

CORRECTIONS: None
 
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This pullover combines subtle shimmer with a classic, easy fit.

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Vanna's Sequins

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Vanna's Sequins
Ruby Champagne Merlot Moonstone Sterling Midnight Amaretto
*Vanna's Sequins (Article #863). 93% Acrylic, 7% Polyester; package size: 1.75oz/50.00 gr. (157yds/144m) pull skeins

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•  863-150 Vanna's Sequins Yarn: Sterling
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Classic Sparkling Sweater

Lion Brand« Vanna's Sequins

GAUGE:

21 sts + 28 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:

kfb (knit in front and back) Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of same st - 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 STITCH
K1, p1 Rib (worked 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.

NOTES:

1. Sweater is made in 4 pieces: Back, Front, and 2 Sleeves.
2. Left shoulder is seamed and the neckband is worked around neck edge before the rem seams are sewn.


BACK
With smaller needles, cast on 98 (106, 114, 124, 134) sts.
Work in K1, p1 Rib until piece measures 2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm) from beg.
Change to larger needles and St st (k on RS, p on WS) and work until piece measures 14 (14, 14, 14, 14 1/2) in. (35.5 (35.5, 35.5, 35.5, 37) 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 Armholes
Row 1 (RS):
Bind off 6 (6, 8, 8, 9) sts, k to end of row - 92 (100, 106, 116, 125) sts at the end of this row.
Row 2: Bind off 6 (6, 8, 8, 9) sts, p to end of row - 86 (94, 98, 108, 116) sts.
Row 3 (Decrease Row): K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 - 84 (92, 96, 106, 114) sts.
Row 4: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 3 (5, 6, 8, 10) more times - 78 (82, 84, 90, 94) sts rem.
Work until armhole measures 8 1/2 (9, 9, 9 1/2, 9 1/2) in. (21.5 (23, 23, 24, 24) cm), end with a WS row.
Shape Neck
Divide for Neck (RS):
K26 (27, 27, 28, 30), join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off next 26 (28, 30, 34, 34) sts for neck, k to end of row - 26 (27, 27, 28, 30) sts on each side.
Work both sides at the same time using separate balls of yarn.
Row 1 (WS): Bind off 7 (7, 7, 7, 8) sts for shoulder, p to end of first side; on 2nd side, bind off 3 sts, p to end.
Row 2: Bind off 7 (7, 7, 7, 8) sts for shoulder, k to end of first side; on 2nd side, bind off 3 sts, k to end - 16 (17, 17, 18, 19) sts on each side.
Rows 3 and 4: Rep last 2 rows - 6 (7, 7, 8, 8) sts on each side.
Row 5: Bind off all sts of first side; on 2nd side, p to end of side.
Bind off all sts of rem side.


FRONT
Work same as Back until armhole measures 6 (6 1/2, 6 1/2, 7, 7) in. (15 (16.5, 16.5, 18, 18) cm) end with a WS row - 78 (82, 84, 90, 94) sts rem.
Shape Neck
Divide for Neck (RS):
K31 (32, 32, 33, 35), join 2nd ball of yarn and bind off next 16 (18, 20, 24, 24) sts for neck, k to end of row - 31 (32, 32, 33, 35) sts on each side.
Work both sides at the same time using separate balls of yarn.
Row 1 (WS): P to end of first side; on 2nd side, bind off 2 sts, p to end.
Row 2: K to end of first side; on 2nd side, bind off 2 sts, k to end - 29 (30, 30, 31, 33) sts on each side.
Rows 3-8: Repeat last 2 rows 3 more times - 23 (24, 24, 25, 27) sts on each side.
Row 9: P to end of first side; on 2nd side, p to end.
Row 10: K to last 3 sts of first side, k2tog, k1; on 2nd side, k1, ssk, k to end - 22 (23, 23, 24, 26) sts on each side.
Rows 11-14: Rep last 2 rows 2 more times - 20 (21, 21, 22, 24) sts on each side.
Shape Shoulders
Work even in St st on both sides using separate balls of yarn until Front measures same as Back to shoulder.
Row 1 (WS): Bind off 7 (7, 7, 7, 8) sts, p to end of first side; on 2nd side, p to end.
Row 2: Bind off 7 (7, 7, 7, 8) sts, k to end of first side; on 2nd side, k to end - 13 (14, 14, 15, 16) sts on each side.
Rows 3 and 4: Repeat Rows 1 and 2 - 6 (7, 7, 8, 8) sts on each side.
Row 5: Bind off all sts of first side; on 2nd side, p to end.
Bind off all sts of rem side.


SLEEVES (make 2)
With smaller needles, cast on 50 (52, 54, 56, 58) sts.
Work in K1, p1 Rib until piece measures 2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm) from beg.
Change to larger needles.
Knit 1 row, purl 1 row.
Increase Row (RS): K1, kfb, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 - 52 (54, 56, 58, 60) sts.
Work even in St st for 3 rows.
Rep Increase Row - 54 (56, 58, 60, 62) sts.
Rep last 4 rows 10 (12, 14, 15, 15) more times - 74 (80, 86, 90, 92) sts.
Work even in St st until piece measures 11 (11, 11 1/2, 12, 12) in. (28 (28, 29, 30.5, 30.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Sleeve Cap
Row 1 (RS):
Bind off 6 (6, 8, 8, 9) sts, k to end of row - 68 (74, 78, 82, 83) sts.
Row 2: Bind off 6 (6, 8, 8, 9) sts, p to end of row - 62 (68, 70, 74, 74) sts.
Knit 1 row, purl 1 row.
Decrease Row (RS): K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 - 60 (66, 68, 72, 72) sts.
Work even in St st for 3 rows.
Rep Decrease Row - 58 (64, 66, 70, 70) sts.
Purl 1 row.
Rep last 2 rows 11 (12, 13, 14, 14) times - 36 (40, 40, 42, 42) sts.
Rep Decrease Row - 34 (38, 38, 40, 40) sts.
Next Row: P1, p2tog through back loops, p to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1 - 32 (36, 36, 38, 38) sts.
Rep last 2 rows 2 times - 24 (28, 28, 30, 30) sts.
Rep Decrease Row - 22 (26, 26, 28, 28) sts.
Next Row: Bind off 3 (4, 4, 4, 4) sts, p to end of row - 19 (22, 22, 24, 24) sts.
Next Row: Bind off 3 (4, 4, 4, 4) sts, k to end of row - 16 (18, 18, 20, 20) sts.
Rep last 2 rows - 10 (10, 10, 12, 12) sts rem.
Bind off rem sts.


FINISHING
Sew left shoulder seam.
Neckband: From RS, with smaller needles, join yarn at right shoulder and pick up and k40 (42, 44, 46, 46) sts along Back neck, 52 (54, 56, 58, 58) sts along Front neck - 92 (96, 100, 104, 104) sts.
Work 5 rows in K1, p1 Rib.
Bind off.
Sew right shoulder and neckband seam. Sew in Sleeves. Sew side and Sleeve seams. 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) RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side  


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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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Classic Sparkling Sweater Reviewed by MARIA REESE on 2013-02-09 *****
very EZ! fit great. Used fngerin yarn and now making same pattern using Vanna Sequins on #6 needles. Can't wait to begin.



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