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Free Knitting Pattern: Checked Country Sweater

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Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern #: 613
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large
Finished chest size: 41½ (43, 44½)"
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)
Wool-Ease®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 620-179: Wool-Ease Yarn: Chestnut Heather
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Color (B)
Wool-Ease®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 620-403: Wool-Ease Yarn: Mushroom
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Color (C)
Wool-Ease®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 620-098: Wool-Ease Yarn: Natural Heather
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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
Wool-Ease®
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 Loden
Chestnut Heather Forest Green Heather Paprika Violet Denim Twist Pumpkin Wood Multi White/Multi
Wheat Mushroom White Frost
*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  
•  620-179 Wool-Ease Yarn: Chestnut Heather
   balls
$ 32.83 (7, 8)  
Note: (A)
•  620-403 Wool-Ease Yarn: Mushroom
   balls
$ 9.38  
Note: (B)
•  620-098 Wool-Ease Yarn: Natural Heather
   ball
$ 4.69  
Note: (C)
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 5 [3.75 mm]   $ 2.70  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 7 [4.5 mm]   $ 3.60  
 

Checked Country Sweater

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®

GAUGE:

20 sts and 26 rows = 4" in Textured Rib Pat with size 7 needles.
22 sts and 39 rows = 4" in Check Pat with size 7 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:

STITCH ABBREVIATION

ssk = slip, slip, knit: Slip the next 2 sts knitwise, one at a time, from the tip of the left-hand needle to the tip of the right-hand needle; insert the left-hand needle into the fronts of these 2 stitches from the left and knit them tog from this position.

CHECK PAT (multiple of 4 sts + 2):
Row 1 (WS):
With B, purl.
Row 2: With A, k 1, sl 1 wyib (with yarn in back), *k 2, sl 2 wyib; rep from * across, end k 2, sl 1 wyib, k 1.
Row 3: With A, p 1, sl 1 wyif (with yarn in front), *p 2, sl 2 wyif; rep from * across, end p 2, sl 1 wyif, p 1.
Row 4: With B, knit.
Row 5: With C, p 2, *sl 2 wyif, p 2; rep from * across.
Row 6: With C, k 2, *sl 2 wyib, k 2; rep from * across.
Rep Rows 1-6 for Check Pat.

TEXTURED RIB PAT (multiple of 4 sts + 2):
RS Rows:
K 2, *p 2, k 2; rep from * across.
WS Rows: Purl.

NOTES:

Seam sts are included in the amount of sts given.

PULLOVER

BACK:

With size 5 needles and A, cast on 106 (110, 114) sts. Work in k 1, p 1 rib for 2½", end WS. Knit 2 rows. Do not cut A; attach B. With B, k 2 rows inc 8 sts evenly spaced across first row -- 114 (118, 122) sts. Change to size 7 needles. Work Check Pat Rows 2-6 once, then rep Check Pat Rows 1-6 until piece measures approx 15 (15, 16)" from beg, ending with Pat Row 3. Fasten off C. With B, knit 2 rows. Fasten off B. With A, knit 2 rows dec 8 sts evenly spaced across first row -- 106 (110, 114) sts. Continue with A in Textured Rib Pat until piece measures 26 (26, 27)" from beg. Bind off all sts.

FRONT:

Work same as back until piece measures 18 (18, 19)" from beg, end WS. Shape neck: Next row: Keeping to pat, work 51 (53, 55) sts, k2tog; attach 2nd ball of yarn, ssk, work rem 51 (53, 55) sts. Working both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn, continue to dec 1 st at each neck edge every other row until 36 (38, 40) sts rem each side. Work even until same length as back to shoulders. Bind off rem sts each side.

SLEEVES:

With size 5 needles and A, cast on 54 sts. Work in k 1, p 1 rib for 2½", end WS. Knit 2 rows, inc 4 sts evenly spaced across first row -- 58 sts. Change to size 7 needles. Work in Textured Rib Pat; AT THE SAME TIME, inc 1 st at each side (working incs sts into pat) alternately on every 4th, then 3rd row until there are 106 (110, 114) sts. Work even in Textured Rib Pat until piece measures 19" from beg or desired length. Bind off.

SHAWL COLLAR:
With size 5 needles and A, cast on 35 sts.
Row 1:
Work in k 1, p 1 rib.
Next row:
Cast on 4 sts at beg of row; maintaining rib pat, work these 4 sts, then complete row. Rep this row until there are 123 sts. Then, dec 1 st at each end of every other row 6 times to shape sides edges that overlap at base of V-neck. Bind off loosely in rib.

FINISHING:

Sew shoulder seams. Sew cast-on edge of collar to neck edge overlapping the shaped side edges at point at V. Sew side edges to opposite sides of the V. Sew top edge of sleeves to front and back easing slightly. Sew sleeve and side seams.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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approx = approximately beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing) inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit p = purl
pat = pattern rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
sl = slip ssk = slip, slip, knit
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
WS = wrong side  


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