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Casual Pullover

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This casual sweater from Bernat Yarns has a textured stitch that drapes beautifully when you wear it. This pullover is great for all skill levels and knitters of all ages will love wearing it.  Create one in all your favorite colors so you always have a comfortable sweater to grab as you head out the door.  This knit sweater pattern is great all year round, and can easily transition you from spring to summer and fall to winter.

Casual Pullover

Materials:

  • Bernat® Handicrafter Cotton (50g/1.75 oz/73 m/80 yds) (see below for # of balls needed)

OR

  • Bernat® Satin (100 g/ 3.5 oz/ 149 m/ 163 yds) (see below for # of balls needed)
  • 5 mm (U.S. 8) Knitting needles
  • 4 stitch holders

 

Sizes:

If you're using Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Yarn, use this formula.  For these sizes, you need this many meters of yarn:
XS/S--1345
M--1465
L--1585
XL--1830
2/3 XL--1950
4/5XL--2190
Since Bernat Hanidcrafter Cotton Yarn contains 73 meters in each ball of yarn, take the total meters you need based on the size of the sweater you want to make and divide by 73. So if you're making the large sweater, take 1585 divided by 73 and you'll need about 21 balls of yarn.


If you're using Bernat Satin yarn, use this formula.  For these sizes, you need this many meters of yarn:
XS/S--1470
M--1600
L--1735
XL--2000
2/3 XL--2135
4/5XL--2395
Since Bernat Satin yarn contains 149 meters in each ball of yarn, take the total meters you need based on the size of the sweater you want to make and divide by 149. So if you're making the large sweater, take 1735 divided by 149 and you'll need about 12 balls of yarn.
 

Measurements:
To fit bust measurement

  • Extra-Small/Small 28-34 ins [71-86.5 cm]
  • Medium 36-38 ins [91.5-96.5 cm]
  • Large 40-42 ins [101.5-106.5 cm]
  • Extra-Large 44-46 ins [112-117 cm]
  • 2/3 Extra-Large 48-54 ins [122-137 cm]
  • 4/5 Extra-Large 56-62 ins [142-157.5 cm]

Finished bust

  • X-Small/Small 35 ins [89 cm]
  • Medium 39 ins [99 cm]
  • Large 43½ ins [110.5 cm]
  • X-Large 47½ ins [120.5 cm]
  • 2/3 X-Large 56 ins [142 cm]
  • 4/5 X-Large 64 ins [162.5 cm]


Gauge:
19 sts and 24 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.
23 sts and 28 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in Rib Pat.


Abbreviations:
Alt = Alternate.
Beg = Beginning.
Cont = Continue(ity).
Dec = Decrease(ing).
Inc = Increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch.
K = Knit.
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.
P = Purl.
Pat = Pattern.
P2tog = Purl next 2 stitches together.
P2togtbl = Purl next 2 stitches together through back loops.
Psso = Pass slipped stitch over.
Rem = Remaining.
Rep = Repeat.
RS = Right side.
Sl1 = Slip next stitch knitwise.
St(s) = Stitch(es).
WS = Wrong side.

 

Instructions:
The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ).

Back:

  1. **Cast on 101 (113-125-137-161-185) sts.
     
  2. 1st row: (RS). *K2. P2. Rep from * to last st. K1.
     
  3. 2nd row: *P2. K2. Rep from * to last st. P1.
     
  4. Rep last 2 rows for Rib Pat until work from beg measures 4 ins [10 cm], ending with a WS row.
     
  5. Place markers at each end of last row.
     
  6. Cont in pat until work from beg measures 16 ins [40.5 cm], ending with a WS row.
     
  7. Shape raglans: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 6 (7- 8-10-12-14) sts beg next 2 rows. 89 (99-109-117- 137-157) sts.
     
  8. Work 2 (2-0-0-0-0) rows even in pat.

 

Sizes XS/S and M only:

  1. Next row: (RS). Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to last 2 sts. K2tog.
     
  2. Work 3 rows even in pat.
     
  3. Rep last 4 rows 4 (0) times more. 79 (97) sts.

 

All Sizes:

  1. Next row: (RS). Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to last 2 sts. K2tog.
     
  2. Next row:Work even in pat.**
     
  3. Rep last 2 rows 17 (26-31-31-19-10) times more. 43 (43-45-53-97-135) sts.

 

Sizes XL, 2/3XL and 4/5XL only:

  1. 1st row: (RS). Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to last 2 sts. K2tog.
     
  2. 2nd row: P2tog. Pat to last 2 sts. P2togtbl.
     
  3. 3rd row: As 1st row.
     
  4. 4th row:Work even in pat.
     
  5. Rep last 4 rows (0-7-13) times more. (47-49-51) sts.

 

All sizes:

  1. Leave rem 43 (43-45-47-49-51) sts on a st holder.
     

Casual Pullover Pattern1

Front:

  1. Work from ** to ** as given for Back.
     
  2. Rep last 2 rows 6 (15-20-22-19-10) times more. 65 (65-67-71-97-135) sts.

 

Sizes XS/S, M, L and XL only:

  1. Shape neck: 1st row: (RS). Sl1. K1. psso. Pat across 20 (20-20-23) sts. K2tog. Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle. 22 (22-22-25) sts.
     
  2. 2nd row: P2tog. Pat to end of row.
     
  3. 3rd row: Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to last 2 sts. K2tog.
     
  4. Rep 2nd and 3rd rows once more. 16 (16-16-19) sts.
     
  5. Next row: Work even in pat.
     
  6. Next row: Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to last 2 sts. K2tog.
     
  7. Next row:Work even in pat.
     
  8. Rep last 2 rows 5 (5-5-6) times more. 4 (4-4-5) sts.

 

Sizes XS/S, M and L only:

  1. Next row: (RS). Sl1. K1. psso. Pat 2 sts. 3 sts.
     
  2. Next row: Pat 3 sts.
     
  3. Next row: Sl1. K1. psso. K1. 2 sts.
     
  4. Next row: P2tog. Fasten off.

 

Size XL only:

  1. Next row: (RS). Sl1. K1. psso. Pat 3 sts. 4 sts.
     
  2. Next row: Pat 2 sts. P2togtbl. 3 sts.
     
  3. Next row: Sl1. K1. psso. K1. 2 sts.
     
  4. Next row: P2tog. Fasten off.

 

Sizes XS/S, M, L and XL only:

  1. With RS of work facing, slip next 17 (17-19-17) sts from spare needle onto a st holder. Join yarn to rem sts: Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to last 2 sts. K2tog. 22 (22-22-25) sts.
     
  2. 2nd row: Pat to last 2 sts. P2togtbl.
     
  3. 3rd row: Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to last 2 sts. K2tog. Rep 2nd and 3rd rows once more. 16 (16-16-19) sts.
     
  4. Next row: Work even in pat.
     
  5. Next row: Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to last 2 sts. K2tog.
     
  6. Next row:Work even in pat.
     
  7. Rep last 2 rows 5 (5-5-6) times more. 4 (4-4-5) sts.

 

Sizes XS/S, M and L only:

  1. Next row: (RS). Pat 2 sts. K2tog. 3 sts.
     
  2. Next row: Pat 3 sts.
     
  3. Next row: K1. K2tog. 2 sts.
     
  4. Next row: P2tog. Fasten off.

 

Size XL only:

  1. Next row: (RS). Pat 3 sts. K2tog. 4 sts.
     
  2. Next row: P2tog. Pat 2 sts. 3 sts.
     
  3. Next row: K1. K2tog. 2 sts.
     
  4. Next row: P2tog. Fasten off.

 

Sizes 2/3XL and 4/5XL only:

  1. 1st row: (RS). Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to last 2 sts. K2tog.
     
  2. 2nd row: P2tog. Pat to last 2 sts. P2togtbl.
     
  3. 3rd row: As 1st row.
     
  4. 4th row:Work even in pat.
     
  5. Rep last 4 rows (1-6) time(s) more, then 1st and 2nd rows once. (81-89) sts.
     
  6. Shape neck: 1st row: (RS). Sl1. K1. psso. Pat across (25-32) sts. K2tog. Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle. (27-34) sts.
     
  7. 2nd row: P2tog. Pat to end of row.
     
  8. 3rd row: Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to last 2 sts. K2tog.
     
  9. 4th row: P2tog. Pat to last 2 sts. P2togtbl.
     
  10. 5th row: As 3rd row.
     
  11. Rep 2nd to 5th rows (0-1) time more. 20 sts.
     
  12. Work 1 row even in pat.
     
  13. Proceed as follows:  1st row: (RS). Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to last 2 sts. K2tog.
  1. 2nd row: Pat to last 2 sts. P2togtbl.
  1. 3rd row: As 1st row.
     
  2. 4th row:Work even in pat.
     
  3. Rep last 4 rows twice more. 5 sts.
     
  4. Next row: (RS). Sl1. K1. psso. Pat 3 sts. 4 sts.
     
  5. Next row: Pat 2 sts. P2togtbl. 3 sts.
     
  6. Next row: Sl1. K1. psso. K1. 2 sts.
     
  7. Next row: P2tog. Fasten off.
     
  8. With RS of work facing slip next (23-17) sts from spare needle onto a st holder. Join yarn to rem sts: Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to last 2 sts. K2tog. (27-34) sts.
     
  9. 2nd row: Pat to last 2 sts. P2togtbl.
     
  10. 3rd row: Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to last 2 sts. K2tog.
     
  11. 4th row: P2tog. Pat to last 2 sts. P2togtbl.
     
  12. 5th row: As 3rd row.
     
  13. Rep 2nd to 5th rows (0-1) time more. 20 sts.
     
  14. Work 1 row even in pat.
     
  15. Proceed as follows:  1st row: (RS). Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to last 2 sts. K2tog.
  1. 2nd row: P2tog. Pat to end of row.
     
  2. 3rd row: As 1st row.
     
  3. 4th row:Work even in pat.
     
  4. Rep last 4 rows twice more. 5 sts.
     
  5. Next row: (RS). Pat 3 sts. K2tog. 4 sts.
     
  6. Next row: P2tog. Pat 2 sts. 3 sts.
     
  7. Next row: K1. K2tog. 2 sts.
     
  8. Next row: P2tog. Fasten off.

 

Sleeves:

  1. Cast on 53 (53-57-57-57-57) sts.
     
  2. Work 12 rows in Rib Pat as given for Back.
     
  3. Inc 1 st each end of next and every following 6th (6th-6th-4th-4th-2nd) row to 59 (73-91-77-103- 77) sts, then every following 8th (8th-8th-6th-6th- 4th) row to 81 (85-93-97-105-113) sts.
     
  4. Cont even until work from beg measures 17½ (18- 18-17½-17-16½) ins [44.5 (45.5-45.5-44.5-43- 42) cm], ending with a WS row.
     
  5. Shape raglans: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 6 (7-8-10-12-14) sts beg next 2 rows. 69 (71-77- 77-81-85) sts.
     
  6. Dec 1 st each end of needle on next and every following alt row to 27 (27-29-17-19-7) sts.

 

Sizes XS/S, M, L, XL and 2/3XL only:

  1. Dec 1 st each end of needle on next 3 rows.
     
  2. Work 1 row even.
     
  3. Rep last 4 rows 3 (3-3-1-1) time(s). 3 (3-5-5-7) sts.

 

All sizes:

  1. Leave rem 3 (3-5-5-7-7) sts on a st holder.

Casual Pullover Pattern2

Finishing:

  1. Pin garment pieces to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth, leaving cloth to dry.
     
  2. Neckband: Sew raglan seams, leaving left back raglan open.
     
  3. With RS of work facing, K3 (3-5-5-7-7) from left sleeve st holder. Pick up and knit 14 (14-17-17-17- 19) sts down left front neck edge. K17 (17-19-17- 23-17) from front st holder, dec 2 sts evenly across.
     
  4. Pick up and knit 14 (14-17-17-17-19) sts up right front neck edge. K3 (3-5-5-7-7) from right sleeve st holder. K43 (43-45-47-49-51) from back st holder, dec 3 sts evenly across. 89 (89-103-103-115-115) sts.
     
  5. 1st row: (WS). K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
     
  6. Rep last row for Seed St Pat 3 times more. Cast off in pat.
     
  7. Sew left back raglan and neckband seam. Sew side and sleeve seams, leaving sides open below markers for side slits.

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Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Yarn XS/S--1345 = 19 balls M--1465 = 21 balls L--1585 = 22 balls XL--1830 = 26 balls 2/3 XL--1950 = 27 balls 4/5XL--2190 = 30 balls Bernat Satin yarn XS/S--1470 = 10 M--1600 = 11 L--1735 = 12 XL--2000= 14 2/3 XL--2135 = 15 4/5XL--2395= 17

Is this supposed to be a normal k2p2 rib pattern, because the way it's written, the stitches are offset. Should line 2 of the pattern not start with the single stitch then go into the k2p2, rather than end with the single stitch?

Seems as if Every thing I want to make has problems... sheesh. Whata shame

Hi there! Do you have a specific question I can help you with? I'd be happy to help! Thanks - Julia from FaveCrafts

I was going along great until #7" after the second cast off row the pattern seems to get off kilter. After casting off those 7 stitches what do I start with? If I start with one K and then continue with P2 , I end up with 2 pulls. Is it important to always end with one stitch? I am making the medium. Thanks Ellen Kadow

Ok, i'm lost. with an uneven # of stitches cast on, when I K2 P2, I ended up with one st left, so I knit it. but for row 2, I'm to P2 K2, ending again with an odd on, so I pearled it. but that won't line up. so is this indeed the pattern? The picture looks like its a K2 P2 all the way thru? Help

You're suppose to end with 1 stitch left at the end of the row-its indicated in the pattern what to do with the last stitch at the end of each row. it will line up, if its done correctly, if it doesn't check your previous row for an error.

Copying and pasting into Word is just one long document all run together in one paragraph - no line breaks. Too bad - I like this, but reformatting several pages of gobble-de-gook is a task I don't need. I already have several others the same. It used to work perfectly.

I REALLY THINK THAT THE EDITOR SHOULD HAVE GIVEN US THE NUMBER OF OUNCES OF YARN. THAT WAY WE CAN USE OTHER TYPES OF YARN,ETC. SO, PLEASE LET US KNOW THE METERS DO NOT HELP. WE USE OUNCES IN THE US. THANKS

to do a proper yarn substitution you must know the weight and yardage, so what been provided here is correct. You cannot make a successful substitution based only on the ounces of yarn-you'll run short or over. It is not necessary to come on here and make derogatory comments in caps about something that appears to be your own incorrect preference.

Where is the directions for the pattern in these directions

What size needles do I need to knit this sweater? I didn't see it in the pattern, it just said knitting needles.

The pattern states rather clearly that 5mm needles are used. hope this helps.

Hi The needle size is size 8 or 5 mm. It is listed with the picture of the sweater not with the pattern. A mistake they made. Happy knitting. Kathy

i must be missing something, because I've read the pattern twice and I have the yarn, but I don't see anywhere that it gives the actual needle size to use.

Hi all! There have been some comments regarding how many balls of yarn you need to complete this pattern. Hope this formula helps you: If you're using Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Yarn, use this formula: For these sizes, you need this many meters of yarn: XS/S--1345 M--1465 L--1585 XL--1830 2/3 XL--1950 4/5XL--2190 Since Bernat Hanidcrafter Cotton Yarn contains 73 meters in each ball of yarn, take the total meters you need based on the size of the sweater you want to make and divide by 73. So if you're making the large sweater, take 1585 divided by 73 and you'll need about 21 balls of yarn. If you're using Bernat Satin yarn, use this formula: For these sizes, you need this many meters of yarn: XS/S--1470 M--1600 L--1735 XL--2000 2/3 XL--2135 4/5XL--2395 Since Bernat Satin yarn contains 149 meters in each ball of yarn, take the total meters you need based on the size of the sweater you want to make and divide by 149. So if you're making the large sweater, take 1735 divided by 149 and you'll need about 12 balls of yarn. Hope that helps!

has qustion been answered as to how many balls of yarn needed for casual pullover? it is exactly the pattern I have been looking for for some time. am looking forward to making as soon as I have correct amount of yarn. Linda McArdle

This sweater looks great, but as previously asked how many balls of yarn do you need?

where is the pattern in the info making the casual pullover ?

I found the patterns! The rib pattern is right after the cast on: RIB PATTERN: (On odd number of stitches) 1st row: (RS). *K2. P2. Rep from * to last st. K1. 2nd row: *P2. K2. Rep from * to last st. P1. Rep last 2 rows for Rib Pat etc And the seed stitch is 4 lines from the bottom of the article. SEED STITCH PATTERN: (On odd number of stitches) 1st row: (WS). K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row Hope this helps. I agree that it looks delightful, I am just starting to think about knitting it. I hope you will post a picture of yours.

How many balls of yarn does this sweater take. My calculation comes out to an awful lot and the sweater will cost a fortune. I am doing something wrong! Help!

I sat down with my needles and yarn to start this delightful looking sweater, and much to my dismay, could not find the pattern. I thought I read through all the directions and could not find it. So with that, I need further help with this. Thank you Pattern stitch please!

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