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Free Knitting Pattern: Aspen Sweater

Lion Brand« Wool-Ease®
Pattern #: L30259
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SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)

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

Finished Chest 42 (46, 50, 54, 58) in. (106.5 (117, 127, 137, 147.5) cm)
Finished Length 25 1/2 (26, 26 1/2, 27, 27 1/2) in. (65 (66, 67.5, 68.5, 70) cm) from shoulder


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 Fair Isle sweater is perfect for lounging in front of the fireplace after a day of skiing.

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Color (A)
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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
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Natural Heather Fisherman Ranch Red Blush Heather Blue Heather Navy Denim Blue Mist
Seaspray Mink Brown Cocoa Cranberry Dark Rose Heather Rose Heather Grey Heather Oxford Grey
Black Mustard Blossom Eggplant Gold Sage Avocado Chestnut Heather
Forest Green Heather Paprika Violet Denim Twist Pumpkin Wood Multi White/Multi Wheat
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*Wool-Ease® (Article #620).
  • Solid, Heather, Twist: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
  • Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 86% acrylic, 10% wool, 4% rayon
  • Glitter/Multi-colors: 78% acrylic, 19% wool, 3% polyester
  • Frosts: 70% acrylic, 20% wool, 10% polyamide
  • Prints: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
; package size: Solid, Heather, Twist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Glitter/Multi-colors: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Frosts: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Prints: 2.5 oz/70g; 162 yd/146m balls

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  620-151 Wool-Ease Yarn: Grey Heather
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$ 23.45 6, 6, 7, 7 
Note: (A)
•  620-098 Wool-Ease Yarn: Natural Heather
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$ 9.38 2, 2, 3, 3 
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•  620-152 Wool-Ease Yarn: Oxford Grey
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$ 9.38 2, 2, 2, 2 
Note: (C)
•  620-153 Wool-Ease Yarn: Black
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$ 4.69 1, 1, 1, 1 
Note: (D)
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 5 [3.75 mm]   $ 2.70  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 7 [4.5 mm]   $ 3.60  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]   $ 3.60  
Boye Aluminum Circular Knitting Needles 16 inches Size 7   $ 5.75  
Boye Aluminum Circular Knitting Needles 16 inches Size 8   $ 5.75  
Lion Brand Stitch Holders   $ 5.99  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
 

Aspen Sweater

Lion Brand« Wool-Ease®

GAUGE:

18 sts + 22 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with smaller 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:

PATTERN STITCHES
K1, p1 Rib worked in rows (worked over a multiple of 2 sts + 1 additional st)
Row 1 (RS):
*K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 2: *P1, k1; rep from * to last st, p1.
Rep Rows 1-2 for K1, p1 Rib worked in rows.

K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds (worked over a multiple of 2 sts)
Rnd 1:
*K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep Rnd 1 for K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds.

NOTES:

1. Body and Sleeves are worked separately to armholes, then joined and worked in the round for yoke.
2. Needle size is changed when working from charts to maintain gauge.
3. Sweater is worked in stranded colorwork, using 2 colors per row. Carry color not in use across WS of work.
4. Charts are worked in St st. When working in rows, read chart from right to left on RS rows and from left to right on WS rows. When working in the rnd, read chart from right to left for all rnds.


 

 

BACK
With B and size 5 (3.75 mm) straight needles, cast on 97 (105, 113, 121, 129) sts.
Work in K1, p1 rib for 2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm), end with a WS row as your last row.
Change to size 8 (5 mm) straight needles. Work 8-st rep of Row 1, Chart 1 across.
Continue as established, working in St st (k on RS, p on WS), and changing color following chart until Row 18 of Chart 1 has been completed.
Change to size 7 (4.5 mm) straight needles and work in St st with A only until piece measures 17 in. (43 cm) from beg, end with a WS row as your last row.
Shape Armholes
Bind off 10 (10, 11, 11, 12) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 77 (85, 91, 99, 105) sts.
Slip rem sts to a stitch holder for yoke.

FRONT
Make same as Back.

SLEEVES (make 2)
With B and size 5 (3.75 mm) straight needles, cast on 57 (57, 57, 65, 65) sts.
Beg with Row 1, work in K1, p1 rib for 2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm), end with a WS row as your last row.
Change to size 8 (5 mm) straight needles, and work 8-st rep of Row 1, Chart 1 across.
Continue as established, working in St st, and changing color following chart until Row 18 of Chart 1 has been completed.
Change to size 7 (4.5 mm) straight needles.
Next Increase Row: With A, k1, kfb, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1.
Work in St st with A only for 7 rows.
Rep last 8 rows 2 (4, 6, 5, 7) times - 63 (67, 71, 77, 81) sts when all increases have been completed.
Work even in St st (without increasing or decreasing) until piece measures 18 in. (45.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row as your last row.
Shape Armholes
Bind off 10 (10, 11, 11, 12) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 43 (47, 49, 55, 57) sts rem.
Slip rem sts to a stitch holder for yoke.

Yoke
From RS, with longer size 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle and A, work across 77 (85, 91, 99, 105) sts from Back st holder, 43 (47, 49, 55, 57) sts from one Sleeve st holder, 77 (85, 91, 99, 105) sts from Front st holder, 43 (47, 49, 55, 57) sts from rem Sleeve st holder - 240 (264, 280, 308, 324) sts. Join to work in rnds. Place marker for beg of rnd.
Knit 2 rnds.
Dec Rnd: *K8 (9, 8, 9, 7), k2tog; rep from * around - 216 (240, 252, 280, 288) sts rem.
Knit 2 rnds.

For Sizes M, L, 1X, 2X ONLY
Dec Rnd:
*K(8, 7, 8, 10), k2tog; rep from * around - (216, 224, 252, 264) sts rem.
Knit (2, 4, 7, 9) rnds.

For Sizes 1X, 2X ONLY
Dec Rnd:
*K(7, 9), k2tog; rep from * around - (224, 240) sts rem.

FOR ALL SIZES
Change to longer size 8 (5 mm) circular needle.
Beg with Rnd 1, work 8-st rep of Row 1 of Chart 2 around - 216 (216, 224, 224, 240) sts.
Continue to follow Chart 2, changing to shorter size (5 mm) circular needle when sts have been sufficiently decreased, until all 42 rnds of Chart 2 have been completed - 63 (63, 65, 65, 70) sts rem. Note: For sizes L and 1X, the last rep of Rnd 42 of Chart 2 will end after the first k2tog, k1 of the rep is worked.
Neck Rib
Change to shorter size 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle and work in K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds for 2 in. (5 cm).
Purl 2 rnds.
Bind off purlwise loosely.

FINISHING
Sew underarm seams. Sew side and Sleeve seams. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side


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