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Free Knitting Pattern: Poetic Color Pullover

Lion Brand« Unique
Pattern #: L32210
Rating: ****4.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: Varies

S/M (L, 1X/2X)
Finished Bust About 39 (46, 52) in. (99 (117, 132) cm)
Finished Length About 21 (21 1/2, 22) in. (53.5 (54.5, 56) cm)



CORRECTIONS: None
 
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Harvest Garden Oceania Passion Fruit Moonshadows Grapevine Potpourri Jewel
Mirage Cornucopia Circus Oasis
*Unique (Article #755). 100% Acrylic; package size: 3.50oz/100.00 gr. (109yds/100m) pull skeins

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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  755-205 Unique Yarn: Grapevine
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•  755-206 Unique Yarn: Potpourri
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•  755-200 Unique Yarn: Harvest
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•  755-203 Unique Yarn: Passion Fruit
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•  755-207 Unique Yarn: Jewel
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]   $ 4.95  
Boye Aluminum Circular Knitting Needles 16 inches Size 9   $ 5.75  
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Poetic Color Pullover

Lion Brand« Unique

GAUGE:

15 sts + 20 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) and intarsia colorwork.

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 STITCHES
K2, p2 Rib (multiple of 4 sts + 2)
Row 1:
K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K2, p2 Rib worked over a multiple of 4 sts + 2.

K2, p2 Rib (multiple of 4 sts)
Row 1: *
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 worked over a multiple of 4 sts.

K2, p2 Rib worked in rnds (multiple of 4 sts)
Rnd 1:
*K2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep Rnd 1 for K2, p2 Rib worked in rnds.

NOTES:

1. Sweater is worked in 4 pieces: Front, Back, and 2 Sleeves.
2. Each piece is worked in intarsia colorwork, following charts.
3. When following charts, read RS rows from right to left and WS rows from left to right. Do not carry yarn across WS of work, use a separate ball or bobbin for each section of color. Twist yarns on WS to prevent holes.


Back Chart-Size S/M

Back Chart-Size L

Back Chart-Size 1X/2X

Front Chart-Size S/M

Front Chart-Size L

Front Chart-Size 1X/2X

Sleeve Chart-Size S/M

Sleeve Chart-Size L

Sleeve Chart-Size 1X/2X

Chart Key

BACK
With straight needles and B, cast on 74 (86, 98) sts.
Work in K2, p2 Rib for 7 rows.
Beg Charted Pattern
Change to St st (k on RS, p on WS) and, beginning with Row 1, work Back Chart until you have finished Row 50.
Shape Armholes
Continue in St st, changing color following chart, and shape armholes by binding off 4 (5, 6) sts at the beg of the next 2 rows – 66 (76, 86) sts remain when bind offs have been done.
Next Row (RS): K1, ssk, follow chart to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 – 64 (74, 84) sts.
Next Row: Work next row of chart.
Rep last 2 rows 4 (6, 8) more times – 56 (62, 68) sts.
Work even (without increasing or decreasing) in St st, changing color following chart until you have finished Row 92 (94, 98).
Shape Shoulders and Neck
Continue in St st, changing color following chart, and shape shoulders and neck as follows.
Row 93 (95, 99) (RS): Bind off 3 (4, 4) sts, k17 (19, 21) (the first of these knit sts is already on right needle following the 3 (4, 4) st bind off), bind off next 16 (16, 18) sts for back neck, k to end of row.
You will now be working both sides at the same time, each side with a separate ball of yarn.
Row 94 (96, 100): Bind off 3 (4, 4) sts, p to end of first side; on 2nd side, bind off 7 sts, p to end.
Row 95 (97, 101): Bind off 3 (4, 4) sts, k to last 3 sts of first side, k2tog, k1; on 2nd side, bind off 7 sts, k to end.
Row 96 (98, 102): Bind off 3 (4, 4) sts, p to last 3 sts of first side, p2tog tbl, p1; on 2nd side, p1, p2tog, p to end.
Row 97 (99, 103): Bind off 3 (4, 4) sts, k to end; on 2nd side, k1, ssk, k to end.
Row 98 (100, 104): Bind off 3 (4, 4) sts, p to end; on 2nd side, bind off rem 2 (2, 4) sts.
Bind off rem 2 (2, 4) sts of first side.

FRONT
With straight needles and B, cast on 74 (86, 98) sts.
Work in K2, p2 Rib for 7 rows.
Beg Charted Pattern
Work in St st and, beginning with Row 1, work Front Chart until you have finished Row 50.
Shape Armholes
Continue in St st, changing color following chart, and shape armholes by binding off 4 (5, 6) sts at the beg of the next 2 rows – 66 (76, 86) sts remain when bind offs have been done.
Next Row (RS): K1, ssk, follow chart to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 – 64 (74, 84) sts.
Next Row: Work next row of chart.
Rep last 2 rows 4 (6, 8) more times – 56 (62, 68) sts.
Work even in St st, changing color following chart until you have finished Row 80 (82, 86).
Shape Neck
Continue in St st, changing color following chart, and shape neck as follows.
Row 81 (83, 87) (RS): K23 (26, 28), bind off center 10 (10, 12) sts, k to end of row – 23 (26, 28) sts on each side of neck.
You will now be working both sides at the same time, each side with a separate ball of yarn. When the instructions refer to first and 2nd sides, this refers to the position of the sides on your left needle. The first side is always the side that is closest to the tip of your left needle, and ready to be worked first.

Row 82 (84, 88): P across first side; on 2nd side, bind off first 4 sts, p to end.
Row 83 (85, 89): K to last 3 sts of first side, k2tog, k1; on 2nd side, bind off first 4 sts, k to end.
Row 84 (86, 90): P to last 3 sts of first side, p2tog tbl, p1; on 2nd side, p1, p2tog, p to end.
Row 85 (87, 91): K to last 3 sts of first side, k2tog, k1; on 2nd side, k1, ssk, k to end.
Row 86 (88, 92): P to last 3 sts of first side, p2tog tbl, p1; on 2nd side, p2tog, p to end.
Row 87 (89, 93): K across first side; on 2nd side, k1, ssk, k to end – 15 (18, 20) sts on each side.
Row 88 (90, 94): P across first side; on 2nd side, p1, p2tog, p to end.
Row 89 (91, 95): K across first side; on 2nd side, k1, ssk, k to end – 14 (17, 19) sts on each side.
Row 90 (92, 96): P across first side; on 2nd side, p1, p2tog, p to end.
Row 91 (93, 97): K across first side; on 2nd side, k1, ssk, k to end – 13 (16, 18) sts on each side.
Row 92 (94, 98): P across first side; on 2nd side, p1, p2tog, p to end.
Note: Read carefully through the next section of this pattern so that you understand what you will be doing! You will continue working in St st, changing color following chart and working both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn, AND work the shoulder shaping AND continuing to shape the neck.
This simply means that you will need to keep careful track of which row you are on, and what you need to do on that row.
You may find it helpful to mark off your rows on a hard copy of the chart.

Shape Shoulders
Row 93 (95, 99):
Bind off 3 (4, 4) sts, k across first side; on 2nd side, k1, ssk, k to end.
Row 94 (96, 100): Bind off 3 (4, 4) sts, p to across first side; on 2nd side, p to end – 9 (11, 13) sts each side.
Row 95 (97, 101): Bind off 3 (4, 4) sts, k to last 3 sts of first side, k2tog, k1; on 2nd side, k to end.
Row 96 (98, 102): Bind off 3 (4, 4) sts, p to last 3 sts of first side, p2tog tbl, p1; on 2nd side, p to end – 5 (6, 8) sts each side.
Row 97 (99, 103): Bind off 3 (4, 4) sts, k to end; on 2nd side, k to end.
Row 98 (100, 104): Bind off 3 (4, 4) sts, p to end; on 2nd side, bind off rem 2 (2, 4) sts.
Bind off rem 2 (2, 4) sts of first side.

SLEEVES (make 2)
With straight needles and B, cast on 40 (44, 54) sts.
Work in K2, p2 Rib for 5 rows.
Beg Charted Pattern
Work in St st and, beginning with Row 1, work Sleeve Chart until you have finished Row 4.
Row 5: K1, kfb, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 – 42 (46, 56) sts.
*Work even in St st, changing color following chart until you have finished Row 14.
Row 15: Following chart for colors, rep Row 5 – 44 (48, 58) sts.
Rep from * 3 more times – 50 (54, 64) sts.
Work even in St st, changing color following chart, for 3 rows.
Shape Cap (top of Sleeve)
Continue in St st, changing color following chart, and shape cap as follows.
Bind off 4 (5, 6) sts at beg of next 2 rows – 42 (44, 52) sts.
Row 51 (RS): K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 – 40 (42, 50) sts.
Row 52: Purl.
Changing color following chart, rep last 2 rows 15 (16, 18) more times – 10 (10, 14) sts.
Bind off.

FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams.
Neck Edging
From RS with circular needle and B, pick up and k84 sts evenly spaced around neck edge. Place marker for beginning 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 K2, p2 Rib worked in rnds for 6 rnds.
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) 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 St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) tbl = through the back loop
WS = wrong side  


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Pattern Average Rating: ****4.0 (based on 1 review)
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Poetic Color Pullover on 2014-10-10 ****
Finished this outstanding sweater. Being an experienced knitter it took much thought and tactics to complete this sweater. The key is knowing how to handle five yarns on one needle.
Now comes the excitement to wear it.


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