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Home : Patterns : Cape Cod Unisex Pullover Sweater

Free Knitting Pattern: Cape Cod Unisex Pullover Sweater

Lion Brand® Fishermen's Wool®
Pattern #: 726
Rating: *****4.5 (based on 12 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)

SIZE: Medium, Large, 1X
Directions are for sizes 44 (48, 50) inches
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.


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Fishermen's Wool®

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Natural Oatmeal Brown Heather Nature's Brown Oak Tweed Maple Tweed Birch Tweed
*Fishermen's Wool (Article #150). 100% Pure Virgin Wool
Only 202: 78% Pure Virgin Wool, 13% Acrylic, 9% Rayon ; package size: 8 oz  (227 g), 465 yards (425 m)
ONLY 202: 6 oz (170 g), 348 yards (318 m)

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•  150-098 Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Natural
$ 51.96  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]   $ 3.60  
Lion Brand Stitch Holders   $ 5.99  
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Size 8 circular needles 16" long

Cape Cod Unisex Pullover Sweater

Lion Brand® Fishermen's Wool®


4.5 sts and 8 rows = 1 inch in Stripe Pat. 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


Rows 1 & 3 (RS) : K.
Rows 2 & 4: P.
Rows 5 & 6: K.
Rows 7 & 9: K.
Rows 8 & 10: P.
Rows 11-16: K.
Rep Rows 1-16 for Stripe Pat.


With straight ndls, cast on 99 (108, 113) sts. Work in garter st (k every row) for 8 rows. Row 1 (RS) : K 5, place marker, k 89 (98, 103), place marker, k 5. Keep 5 sts at each edge outside markers in garter st for slit edges and cont in Stripe Pat on sts between markers for approx 5", ending on pat Row 16. Slit edge is completed; therefore, remove markers. Cont in Stripe Pat on all sts until 27 (28, 28)" from beg. Bind off all sts.

Work as for back until 24 (25, 25)" from beg, end WS.
Shape neck: Next row (RS) : Keeping to Stripe Pat, work 44 (48, 50) sts, attach new skein of yarn, work center 11 (12, 13) sts and place on holder, work rem 44 (48, 50) sts. Working both sides at the same time with separate skeins of yarn, at each neck edge bind off 3 sts 2 times, 2 sts 3 (4, 4) times and 1 st 2 times. Work even in Stripe Pat until front meas same as back to shoulders. Bind off rem 30 (32, 34) sts each side.

With straight ndls, cast on 39 (39, 41) sts. Beg with Row 1 work in Stripe Pat inc 1 st each end every 5 rows 20 (21, 21) times, then every 4 rows 10 (11, 12) times-99 (103, 107) sts. Cont even in Stripe Pat until sleeve meas 20 (21, 21)" from beg. Bind off.

Sew front and back at shoulders.
Neckband: With RS facing and circular ndl, pick up and k 105 (109, 113) sts around neck edge including sts on holders. P 1 rnd. K 1 rnd. P 1 rnd.
Dec Rnd: K 1 (3, 5), *k2tog, k 8; rep from *, end last rep k 2 (4, 6)-94 (98, 102) sts. P 1 rnd. K 1 rnd. Bind off as to p. Mark front and back side edges 11 (111/2, 12)" down from shoulder seams for sleeve placement. Sew sleeves between markers; then sew sleeve seams. Sew side seams leaving 5" slit open at lower edge.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing) foll = follow(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
meas = measure(s) ndl(s) = needle(s)
p = purl pat = pattern
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side sk = skip
sl = slip sl st = slip stitch
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.5 (based on 12 reviews)
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Cape Cod Unisex Pullover Sweater Reviewed by Brenda Haines on 2014-01-06 ****
Easy to knit. Love it so far. I have the back and sleeves finished but I'm having problems with the neck.Can anyone provide assistance? I've rated it four because I'm not happy with the neck. Maybe when I get it finished, I'll rate it five.


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