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Free Knitting Pattern: Sleeveless Turtleneck

Lion Brand® Microspun
Pattern #: 10409
Knit with super-lush Microspun yarn, this day-to evening turtleneck is lightweight enough to wear under a jacket at work and chic enough to wear on its own when you go out on the town at night.
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
Finished chest 36 (38, 40, 42, 44, 46)"
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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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 910-149: Microspun Yarn: Silver Grey
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Sorry, product is discontinued; no colors are available.
*Microspun (Article #910). 100% Micro-Fiber Acrylic; package size: 2.50oz/70.00 gr. (168yds/154m) pull skeins

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•  910-149 Microspun Yarn: Silver Grey
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Size 4 (3.5 mm) 16-inch circular needles

Sleeveless Turtleneck

Lion Brand® Microspun


20 sts + 24 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) on larger 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


ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip the next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to the right needle; insert the left needle into the fronts of these 2 sts and k them tog.


With smaller needles, cast on 92 (96, 102, 106, 110, 116) sts.Work 12 rows in k1, p1 Rib. Change to larger needles and continue in St st until piece measures 14" from beg, end after WS row.

Armhole shaping
Bind off 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4) sts at beg of next 2 rows, then bind off 2 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4) sts at beg of following 2 rows.
Decrease row (RS) Slip 1 st, k 1, p 1, k2tog, knit to last 5 sts, ssk, p 1, k 2.
Next row (WS) Slip 1 st, p 1, k1, purl to last 3 sts, k 1, p 2
Repeat these 2 rows 7 (7, 8, 8, 8, 9) times more – 66 (68, 72, 74, 76, 80) sts.

Cont as follows:
Next row (RS) Slip 1 st, k 1, p 1, k to last 3 sts, p 1, k 2.
Next row (WS) Slip 1 st, p 1, k 1, purl to last 3 sts, k 1, p 2.
Rep last 2 rows until armhole measures 7½ (7¾, 8, 8¼, 8½, 9)".

Shoulders and back neck shaping Bind off 7 (7, 8, 8, 8, 9) sts at beg of next 2 rows, then bind off 7 (8, 8, 9, 9, 9) sts at beg of following 2 rows. Place remaining 38 (38, 40, 40, 42, 44) sts onto stitch holder for Back Neck.

Work as for back until armhole measures 5 (5¼, 5½, 5¾, 6, 6¼)".

Neck shaping, Left shoulder:
Next row (RS)
Slip 1, k 1,p 1, k 15 (16, 17, 18, 18, 19), ssk, k 2, place next 22 (22, 24, 24, 26, 28) sts onto stitch holder for Front Neck. Attach a separate ball of yarn and work remaining sts as follows: K 2, k2tog, k 15 (16, 17, 18, 18, 19), p 1, k 2.Working both shoulders at the same time, repeat decreases at neck edge each RS row 7 times more. When front measures same as back, beg at armhole edge on each shoulder, bind off 7 (7, 8, 8, 8, 9) sts, then bind off remaining 7 (8, 8, 9, 9, 9) sts.

Sew shoulder seams. With RS facing and circular needles, work across 38 (38, 40, 40, 42, 44) sts from Back Neck holder, pick up 8 sts, work across 22 (22, 24, 24, 26, 28) sts from Front Neck holder, pick up 8 sts – 76 (76, 80, 80, 84, 88) sts. Join to beg and work in k1, p1 Rib around until neckband measures 8". Bind off loosely.

Sew side seams. Weave in loose ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side

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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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Sleeveless Turtleneck Reviewed by Elizabeth Miller on 2014-04-17 *****
I no longer have pictures as this was a gift for my mom. As noted, but the edges of the armholes are great. I was knitting this for someone who was tall and stooped, so I added extra width and breadth in the back. I also changed the neck to mock turtleneck at the request of the wearer. Good basic pattern, easy to modify. Mom wore it all the time.

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