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Free Knitting Pattern: Abstracted Lion Pullover

Lion Brand® Fishermen's Wool® - Alpine Wool - Vanna's Choice® - Bonbons
Pattern #: L32265
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

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

Finished Chest 37 (40, 43, 47, 51) in. (94 (101.5, 109, 119.5, 129.5) cm)
Finished Length 23 (23 1/2, 23 1/2, 24, 24 1/2) in. (58.5 (59.5, 59.5, 61, 62) 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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Color (A)
Fishermen's Wool®

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Color (B)
Alpine Wool

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Color (C)
Vanna's Choice®

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Color (G)
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Color (H)
Bonbons

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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
Vanna's Choice®
Fisherman Linen White Pink Aqua Soft Pink Silver Blue Sapphire
Dusty Blue Colonial Blue Navy Raspberry Scarlet Beige Toffee Taupe
Chocolate Espresso Honey Radiant Orange Brick Terracotta Rust Dusty Rose
Wild Berry Rose Antique Rose Magenta Eggplant Dusty Purple Purple Burgundy
Silver Grey Charcoal Grey Black Radiant Yellow Mustard Fern Kelly Green Dusty Green
Olive Radiant Lime Cranberry Lime Mountain Print Woods Print Purple Print Autumn Print
Charcoal Print Denim Mist Rose Mist Taupe Mist Purple Mist Seaspray Mist Pearl Mist Tangerine Mist
Oatmeal Grey Marble Wheat Barley Dark Grey Heather Silver Heather Patchwork Grey Twilight
Plum Jam Oceania Cambridge
Bonbons
Brights Pastels Beach Nature Party Celebrate Jingle Bells Crayons
Alpine Wool
Vanilla Blueberry Chili Bay Leaf Black Pepper Olive Oatmeal Barley
Fishermen's Wool®
Natural Oatmeal Brown Heather Nature's Brown Oak Tweed Maple Tweed Birch Tweed
*Fishermen's Wool® (Article #150). 100% Pure Virgin Wool
202: 78% Pure Virgin Wool,13% Acrylic,9% Rayon; package size: 8 oz (227 g), 465 yards (425 m)
202: 6 oz (170 g), 348 yards (318 m)
*Alpine Wool (Article #822). Solids: 100% Pure Wool
Oatmeal, Barley: 77% Wool, 15% Acrylic, 8% Rayon; package size: 3.00oz/85.00 gr. (93yds/85m) pull skeins
*Vanna's Choice® (Article #860). 100% Premium Acrylic
400, 401, 403: 92% Acrylic, 8% Rayon
402: 96% Acrylic, 4% Rayon; package size: Solids: 3.5 oz (100 g), 170 yards (156 m)
Prints, Tweeds, & Heathers: 3 ozs (85 g) , 145 yards (133 meters)
Twists: 2.5 oz (70 g), 121 yards (111 meters)
*Bonbons (Article #601).
Cotton: 100% Cotton. Care: Machine Wash Cool, Gentle Cycle, Do Not Bleach, Dry Flat, Low Iron, Dry Clean Any Solvent Except Trichloroethylene.
Acrylic: 100% Acrylic. Care: Machine Wash and Dry, Do Not Bleach, Do Not Iron, Tumble Dry Normal, Dry Clean and Solvent Except Trichloroethylene.
Metallic: 96% Acrylic, 4% Metallic Polyester. Care: Machine Wash Cool, Lay Flat to Dry, Do Not Bleach, Do Not Iron, Dry Clean Any Solvent Except Trichloroethylene.; package size: Cotton: Weight Category 2: Sport Weight
8 x .35oz/10g
8 x 28yd/26m

Acrylic: Weight Category 3: DK Weight
8 x .35oz/10g
8 x 28yd/26m

Metallic: Weight Category 2: Sport Weight
8 x .35oz/10g
8 x 38.3 yd/35m

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  150-098 Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Natural
   balls
$ 25.98 2, 2, 3, 3 
Note: (A)
•  822-154 Alpine Wool Yarn: Black Pepper
   ball
$ 8.29 1, 1, 1, 1 
Note: (B)
•  860-126 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Chocolate
   ball
$ 4.39 1, 1, 1, 1  
Note: (C)
•  860-130 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Honey
   ball
$ 4.39 1, 1, 1, 1  
Note: (D)
•  860-124 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Toffee
   ball
$ 4.39 1, 1, 1, 1  
Note: (E)
•  860-125 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Taupe
   ball
$ 4.39 1, 1, 1, 1  
Note: (F)
•  860-100 Vanna's Choice Yarn: White
   ball
$ 4.39 1, 1, 1, 1  
Note: (G)
•  601-680 Bonbons Yarn: Crayons
   ball
$ 7.99 1, 1, 1, 1  
Note: (H)
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]   $ 4.95  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Felting needle and mat
Small safety pins or sewing needle and thread
 

Abstracted Lion Pullover

Lion Brand® Fishermen's Wool® - Alpine Wool - Vanna's Choice® - Bonbons

GAUGE:

16 sts + 22 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 (over 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. Pullover is worked in 4 pieces: Back, Front and 2 sleeves.
2. The Lion's features are created with needle felting. The majority of the felting is worked onto Front of Pullover before sewing the pieces together. Then additional felting is worked across Front and one Sleeve after Pullover is seamed.
3. You'll need to have access to a printer to print the shapes used for the needle felting.

 


PULLOVER
BACK

With A, cast on 68 (74, 78, 86, 92) sts.
Work in K1, p1 Rib until piece measures 2 1/2 in. (6.5 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): *K9 (10, 8, 9, 7), kfb; rep from * 5 (5, 7, 7, 9) more times, k to end of row – 74 (80, 86, 94, 102) sts.
Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) 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.
Shape Armholes
Row 1 (RS):
Bind off 4 (4, 6, 7, 7) sts, k to end of row – 70 (76, 80, 87, 95) sts.
Row 2: Bind off 4 (4, 6, 7, 7) sts, p to end of row – 66 (72, 74, 80, 88) sts.
Decrease Row: K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 – 64 (70, 72, 78, 86) sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 3 (4, 4, 5, 7) more times – 58 (62, 64, 68, 72) sts.
Work even in St st until armholes measure 8 1/2 (9, 9, 9 1/2, 9 1/2) in. (21.5 (23, 23, 24, 24) cm), end with a WS row.
Divide for Neck
Dividing Row (RS):
K19 (20, 21, 22, 23), join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off center 20 (22, 22, 24, 26) sts for back neck, k to end of row – 19 (20, 21, 22, 23) sts rem on each side.
Shape Neck and Shoulders
Note:
You will now be working both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn.
Row 1 (WS): Bind off 7 (8, 8, 9, 10) sts, p to end of first side; on 2nd side, bind off 3 (3, 4, 4, 4) sts, p to end.
Row 2: Bind off 7 (8, 8, 9, 10) sts, k to end of first side; on 2nd side, bind off 3 (3, 4, 4, 4) sts, k to end – 9 sts on each side.
Row 3: Bind off 9 sts of first side; on 2nd side, p to end.
Bind off rem 9 sts.


FRONT
Work same as Back until armholes measure 6 1/2 (7, 6 1/2, 7, 7) in. (16.5 (18, 16.5, 18, 18) cm), end with a WS row – 58 (62, 64, 68, 72) sts.
Divide for Neck
Dividing Row (RS):
K23 (24, 25, 26, 27), join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off next 12 (14, 14, 16, 18) sts for front neck, k to end of row – 23 (24, 25, 26, 27) sts rem on each side.
Shape Neck
Note:
You will be working both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn.
Row 1 (WS): Purl across first side: on 2nd side, bind off 2 sts, p to end.
Row 2: K across first side; on 2nd side, bind off 2 sts, p to end – 21 (22, 23, 24, 25) sts on each side.
Rep last 2 rows once more – 19 (20, 21, 22, 23) sts on each side.
Next Row: Purl across sts of both sides using separate balls of yarn.
Decrease Row (RS): K to last 3 sts of first side, k2tog, k1; on 2nd side, k1, ssk, k to end of row – 18 (19, 20, 21, 22) sts on each side.
Rep last 2 rows 2 (2, 3, 3, 3) more times – 16 (17, 17, 18, 19) sts on each side.
Shape Shoulders
Note:
Continue to work both sides at same time with separate balls of yarn.
Row 1 (WS): Bind off 7 (8, 8, 9, 10) sts, p to end of first side; on 2nd side, p to end.
Row 2: Bind off 7 (8, 8, 9, 10) sts, k to end of first side; on 2nd side, k to end – 9 sts on each side.
Row 3: Bind off 9 sts of first side; on 2nd side, p to end.
Bind off rem 9 sts.


SLEEVES (make 2)
With A, cast on 32 (34, 36, 38, 40) sts.
Work in K1, p1 Rib until piece measures 2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Next Row (RS): *K4 (4, 4, 5, 5), kfb; rep from * 5 more times, k to end of row – 38 (40, 42, 44, 46) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Increase Row: K1, kfb, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 – 40 (42, 44, 46, 48) sts.
Work in St st for 3 rows.
Rep last 4 rows 8 (8, 8, 9, 9) more times – 56 (58, 60, 64, 66) sts.
Work even in St st until piece measures 11 (11, 11 1/2, 11 1/2, 11 1/2) in. (28 (28, 29, 29, 29) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Cap (Top of Sleeve)
Row 1 (RS):
Bind off 4 (4, 6, 7, 7) sts, k to end of row – 52 (54, 54, 57, 59) sts.
Row 2: Bind off 4 (4, 6, 7, 7) sts, p to end of row – 48 (50, 48, 50, 52) sts.
Decrease Row: K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 – 46 (48, 46, 48, 50) sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 6 (6, 4, 4, 4) more times – 34 (36, 38, 40, 42) sts.
Rep Decrease Row – 32 (34, 36, 38, 40) sts.
Work even in St st for 3 rows.
Rep last 4 rows 1 (2, 3, 3, 3) more times – 30 (30, 30, 32, 34) sts.
Rep Decrease Row – 28 (28, 28, 30, 32) sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 2 (1, 1, 2, 2) more times – 24 (26, 26, 26, 28) sts.
Next Row (RS): Bind off 2 sts, k to end of row – 22 (24, 24, 24, 26) sts.
Next Row: Bind off 2 sts, p to end of row – 20 (22, 22, 22, 24) sts.
Rep last 2 rows once more – 16 (18, 18, 18, 20) sts.
Next Row (RS): Bind off 6 sts, k to end of row – 10 (12, 12, 12, 14) sts.
Next Row: Bind off 6 sts, p to end of row – 4 (6, 6, 6, 8) sts.
Bind off.


FINISHING Needle Felting
1. Full size patterns are provided for the designs on this sweater. Print out hard copies of the designs.
2. Cut out the mane, muzzle and eye shapes. Arrange the shapes onto the Front of the Pullover and safety pin or baste (with sewing needle and thread) in place.
3. Slip felting mat under the Pullover Front.
4. With felting needle and B-H yarns as desired, follow felting needle directions to felt an outline around each paper shape.
5. Remove paper shapes from each completed outline.
6. Fill in each shape by felting B-H yarns as desired into the outlines.
7. After Pullover has been seamed together (see below), add additional mane shapes extending across right Sleeve.

Sew left shoulder seam.
Neckband
From RS and beg at right shoulder, pick up and k30 (32, 34, 36, 38) sts evenly spaced across back neck edge, 36 (38, 40, 44, 44) sts evenly spaced across front neck edge – 66 (70, 74, 80, 82) sts.
Work in K1, p1 Rib for 3 rows.
Bind off in rib.
Sew right shoulder and neckband seam. Sew in Sleeves. Sew side and Sleeve seams.
Weave in ends.

PDF File For Eye

 

PDF File For Muzzle

 

PDF File For Mane


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
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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