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Home : Patterns : American Flag Sweater: Knit
 

Free Knitting Pattern: American Flag Sweater: Knit

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Chunky
Pattern #: kwec-flagSweater
Rating: ****4.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished chest 40 (44½, 48, 52, 56) 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.

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Color (A)
Wool-Ease® Chunky

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Color (B)
Wool-Ease® Chunky

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Color (C)
Wool-Ease® Chunky

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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® Chunky
Fisherman Bluebell Indigo Walnut Moss Eggplant Charcoal Black
Silver Grey Willow Nantucket Mulberry Tinsel White Wheat
*Wool-Ease Chunky (Article #630). Solids: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool
301 Tinsel White: 78% Acrylic, 19% Wool, 3% Other
402 Wheat: 86% Acrylic, 10% Wool, 4% Other; package size: 5.00oz/140.00 gr. (153yds/140m) pull skeins

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  630-099 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Fisherman
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$ 43.95 (6, 6, 6, 7)  
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•  630-112 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Red
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$ 8.79  
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Note: (A)
•  630-109 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Royal Blue (discontinued)
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$ 6.99  
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Note: (B)
Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10 [6 mm]   $ 4.95  
Additional Materials
18 7/8-inch white fabric appliqué stars or white star buttons (available at your local fabric store). Note: Stars may also be executed in duplicate stitch
 

American Flag Sweater: Knit

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Chunky

GAUGE:

14 sts + 18 rows = 4" (10 cm) in stockinette st (knit on RS rows, p on WS rows). 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

NOTES:

When changing colors, twist yarn on WS to prevent holes.

SWEATER
FRONT

With MC, cast on 70 (78, 84, 90, 98) sts. Work in k1, p1 rib for 2". Work stockinette stitch until piece measures 5" from beginning.

Begin flag
Next row K 7 (11, 14, 17, 21) MC, join A and k 56 sts, k 7 (11, 14, 17, 21) MC.
Next row P 7 (11, 14, 17, 21) MC, p 56 A, p 7 (11, 14, 17, 21) MC. Repeat last
2 rows once - a 4-row A stripe. Work 4 rows in MC. [Work 4-row A stripe. Work 4 rows MC] twice - 3 red stripes. Next row K 7 (11, 14, 17, 21) MC, join A and k 32 sts, join B and k 24, k 7 (11, 14, 17, 21) MC. Next row P 7 (11, 14, 17, 21) MC, p 24 B, p 32 A, p 7 (11, 14, 17, 21) MC. Repeat last 2 rows once. Next row K 39 (43, 46, 49, 53) MC, k24 B, k 7 (11, 14, 17, 21) MC. Next row P 7 (11, 14, 17, 21) MC, p24 B, p39 (43, 46, 49, 53) MC. Repeat last 2 rows once. Repeat 8-row stripe sequence twice. Complete flag with 4-row sequence using A and B. Continue in stockinette stitch until piece measures 20½ (21½, 22½, 22 ½, 23½)" from beginning, ending with a WS row.

Shape neck
Next row K 30 (34, 37, 40, 44) sts, join 2nd ball of yarn and bind off center 10 sts, k to end. Working both sides at once, bind off from each neck edge 3 sts once, 2 sts twice and 1 st 1 (2, 2, 3) times. When piece measures 23 (24, 25, 25, 26)", bind off 22 (25, 28, 30, 34) sts each side for shoulders.

BACK
Work as for front in MC only until piece measures 22 (23, 24, 24, 25)", ending with a WS row. Next row K 22 (25, 28, 30, 34), join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off 26 (28, 28, 30, 30), work to end. Working both sides at the same time, work even until piece measures same length as front. Bind off shoulder stitches on each side.

SLEEVES
Cast on 36 (36, 38, 38, 42) sts. Work in k1, p1 rib for 2". Change to stockinette stitch, AT SAME TIME, inc 1 st each side of every 4th row 14 (15, 16, 18, 18) times 64 (66, 70, 74, 78) sts. Work even until piece measures 17 (17, 18, 18, 18 ½)" from beginning. Bind off all sts.

FINISHING
Sew right shoulder seam.
Neckband
With RS facing, pick up and k 64 (66, 66, 68, 68) sts evenly around neck edge. Work in k1, p1 rib for 2". Bind off loosely in rib. Sew left shoulder and neckband seam. Place markers on front and back down 9 (9½, 10, 10½, 11)" from shoulders. Sew sleeves between markers. Sew sleeve and side seams. Tack down fabric stars or sew on buttons in rows of 4 then 3, ending with 4 across. Note To make flag stand out, you may wish to embroider the outline in blanket stitch or stem stitch.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
MC = main color p = purl
RS = right side st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side  


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Pattern Average Rating: ****4.0 (based on 1 review)
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American Flag Sweater: Knit Reviewed by Debbie on 2009-04-04 ****
This sweater whipped up easily and came out beautiful.


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