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Colorful Striped Sweater

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If you're wardrobe is full of black and white then this is the perfect free knitting pattern for you. Add some color to your life with a striped sweater from Bernat Yarns. It's satiny soft.


Sizes:
XS/S (M-L-XL-2/3XL-4/5XL)
28/34 (36/38-40/42-44/46-48/54-56/62) ins [71/86.5 (91.5/96.5-101.5/106.5-112/117-122/137- 142/157.5) cm].
Finished Bust: 35 (40-44-49-56-63) ins [89 (101.5-112- 124.5-142-160) cm].

Materials:
Bernat® Satin
(100 g/3.5 oz;149 m/163 yds)
2 (2-2-2-3-3) balls each of:
A: (04221 Soft Fern)
B: (04222 Fern)
C: (04531 Rouge)
D: (04133 Cobalt)
E: (04203 Teal)
F: (04018 Buff)
G: (04521 Amber)

Sizes 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) and 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles. Size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) circular knitting needle 24 ins [60 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge. 1 st holder.

GAUGE: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.

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

Stripe Pat: Work 4 rows in stocking st of each color: A, B, C, D, E, F, G. These 28 rows form Stripe Pat.

BACK: **With smaller needles and C, cast on 78 (90-98- 110-126-142) sts.
Work in (K2. P2) ribbing for 2 ins [5 cm], ending with a WS row.
Change to larger needles and proceed in Stripe Pat until work from beg measures approx 12 ins [30.5 cm], ending with 4 rows of A.
Shape raglans: Cast off 2 (5-7-9-14-18) sts beg of next 2 rows. 74 (80-84-92-98-106) sts.**
Dec 1 st at each end of needle on next and every following alt row to 30 (32-32-36-38-42) sts. Leave rem sts on a st holder.

FRONT: Work from ** to ** as given for Back.
Shape raglan and V-neck: Next row: (RS). Work 2tog. K33 (36-38-42-45-49). Work 2tog. Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
Next row: Purl.
Dec 1 st each end of needle on every following alt row 4 times more. Dec 1 st at raglan edge on every following alt row, AT THE SAME TIME, dec 1 st at neck edge every following 4th row until 2 sts rem.
Next row: Work 2tog. Fasten off.
With RS facing, join yarn to rem sts and work as given for left side reversing all shapings.

SLEEVES:
With smaller needles and C, cast on 38 (38-42- 42-46-46) sts.
Work 1 inch [2.5 cm] in (K2. P2) ribbing, ending with WS row.
Change to larger needles and beg with Color D, proceed in Stripe Pat, inc 1 st at each end of needle, on 5th and every following 6th (6th-6th-4th-4th-4th) row to 42 (46-72-72- 68-84) sts, then following 8th (8th-8th-6th-6th-6th) rows to 56 (66-74-82-86-90) sts.
Cont even in Stripe Pat until approx 18 ins [45.5 cm] total length, ending with same pat row as Back.
Shape raglans: Cast off 2 (5-7-9-14-16) sts beg next 2 rows. 52 (56-60-64-58-58) sts.

Sizes 2/3XL and 4/5XL only: Dec 1 st each end of needle on next and every following 4th row to (46-42) sts.
Next row: Purl.

All sizes: Dec 1 st each end of needle on next and every following alt row to 8 sts. Cast off.

FINISHING
V-neck edging: Sew raglan seams. With RS of work facing and circular needle, beg at bottom point of V-neck, pick up and knit 106 (118-122-134-142-150) sts evenly around neck edge (including sts on holder). Work 7 rows in (K2. P2) ribbing. Cast off in ribbing.
Sew sides of band in position at center front lapping right over left.

 

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