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Free Knitting Pattern: Striped Pullover Sweater

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Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Chunky
Pattern #: kwec-stripedPullover
Rating: ****4.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

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

Finished chest 38 (42, 46, 50, 54) 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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This striped sweater is a great classic addition to any guy's closet.

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*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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Size 9 (5.5 mm) 16-inch circular needle

Striped Pullover Sweater

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Chunky


14 sts + 18 rows = 4" (10 cm) with larger needles 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


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.

K2, p2 Ribbing (multiple of 4 + 2)
Row 1 (WS)

*P 2, k 2; rep from * across, end p 2.
Row 2 (RS) *K 2, p 2; rep from * across, end k 2.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for pattern.

With smaller needles and color A, cast on 66 (74, 80, 88, 94) sts. Work in k2, p2 Ribbing for 7 rows. Change to larger needles and work stripe sequence in St st: 2 rows A,

12 rows B, 4 rows A, 8 rows C, 4 rows A,

8 rows C, 4 rows A, 2 rows B, 2 rows A,

2 rows B, 2 rows A, 2 rows B. Cont with A, work even in St st until piece measures 14 1/4 (14 3/4, 15 1/4, 15 1/2, 15 3/4)", end after WS row.

Shape armholes

Bind off 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) sts at beg next 2 rows - 52 (58, 62, 68, 72) sts. Work even until piece measures 22 3/4 (23 3/4, 24 3/4, 25 1/4, 25 3/4)", end after WS row.

Shape shoulders and back neck

Work in pat as established across 18 (21, 22, 24, 26) sts, join 2nd ball of yarn, bind off center 16 (16, 18, 20, 20) sts for back neck, work across rem 18 (21, 22, 24, 26) sts. Working both sides at once, bind off 2 sts at neck edge twice and, AT SAME TIME, bind off 5 (6, 6, 7, 7) sts at shoulder edge twice, then 4 (5, 6, 6, 8) sts once.


Work same as back until piece measures 7 1/4 (7 3/4, 7 3/4, 8, 8 1/4)" above armhole shaping.

Shape front neck

Cont in pat across 21 (24, 25, 27, 29) sts, join 2nd ball of yarn, bind off center 10 (10, 12, 14, 14) sts, work across rem 21 (24, 25, 27, 29) sts. Working both sides at once, dec 3 sts at neck edge once, 2 sts twice - 14 (17, 18, 20, 22) sts. Shape shoulders same as on back.

SLEEVES (make 2)

With smaller needles and A, cast on 30 (30, 34, 34, 38) sts. Work in k2, p2 Ribbing for 7 rows. Change to larger needles and work stripe sequence in St st as for back, inc 1 st each end every 4th row 9 (14, 13, 15, 11) times, then every 6th row 6 (3, 4, 3, 6) times - 60 (64, 68, 70, 72) sts. Work even until piece measures 19 1/2 (20, 20 3/4, 21 1/4, 22)". Bind off all sts loosely.


Sew shoulder seams.

Neckband With circular needles, A, and RS facing; pick up and k14 (15, 16, 16, 18) sts along left front neck, 10 (10, 12, 14, 14) sts of front neck, 14 (15, 16, 16, 18) sts of right front, 26 (28, 28, 30, 30) sts from back neck; place marker - 64 (68, 72, 76, 80) sts. Work in k2, p2 ribbing for 5 rounds. Bind off loosely in pat on next row. Sew side and sleeve seams. Weave in ends. 

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beg = begin(s)(ning) cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
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
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side

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Pattern Average Rating: ****4.0 (based on 1 review)
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Striped Pullover Sweater Reviewed by Casey on 2008-10-16 ****
This was my first adult sweater. I didn't like the striped pattern so I changed it up. I used red for the top part of the sweater and black and gray on the bottom striping to add some youthfulness. Very impressive looking when completed, and pretty easy. I had a little difficulty with the collar (not sure what I did wrong) but I had to sinch it up a bit so it would lay down flat. It is very warm sweater if that is what you want. I would suggest you use a size up than required to make sure it fits.

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