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Mock Snowflake Turtleneck

By: Bernat

This earthy snowflake sweater from Bernat Yarns is great for the holidays and cozy for the winter. For the intermediate level knitter, this is a free knit sweater pattern.

Mock Snowflake Turtleneck

MATERIALS

  • Bernat® Super Value (197 g/7 oz/389 m/426 yds)
  • or Bernat® Berella 4 (100 g/3.5 oz/197 m/216 yds)
  • or Bernat® Satin (100 g/3.5 oz/149 m/163 yds)
  • Size XS/S
    • MC: (Brown) 752 m/820 yds
    • A: (Pink) 85 m/95 yds
  • Size M
    • MC: (Brown) 780m/855 yds
    • A: ( Pink) 90 m/100 yds
  • Size L
    • MC: (Brown) 850m/930 yds
    • A: ( Pink) 95 m/105 yds
  • Size XL
    • MC: (Brown) 940 m/1030 yds
    • A: ( Pink) 100 m/110 yds
  • Size 2/3XL
    • MC: (Brown) 960 m/1050 yds
    • A: ( Pink) 130 m/145 yds
  • Size 4/5XL
    • MC: (Brown) 1040 m/1140 yds
    • A: ( Pink) 160 m/175 yds
  • Knitting Needles: Sizes 5 mm (U.S. 8) and 5.5 mm (U.S. 9) or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • 4 st holders.

    Pattern

SIZES
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 37 ins [94 cm]
  • Medium 41 ins [104 cm]
  • Large 44½ ins [113 cm]
  • X-Large 49½ ins [125.5 cm]
  • 2/3 X-Large 58 ins [147.5 cm]
  • 4/5 X-Large 66 ins [167.5 cm]

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

ABBREVIATIONS
2tog = Work 2 stitches together (K2tog or P2tog).
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.
P = Purl.
P2tog = Purl 2 stitches together.
P2togtbl = Purl 2 stitches together through back loop.
Rem = Remaining.
Rep = Repeat.
RS = Right side.
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 ( ). When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. For ease in working, circle all numbers pertaining to your size. Note: When working from chart, carry yarn not in use loosely across WS, but never over more than 5 sts. When it must pass over more than 5 sts, weave it over and under color in use on next st or at center point of sts it passes over. The colors are never twisted around one another.

BACK
**With smaller needles and A, cast on 78 (86-94-106-122-142) sts. Break A.
1st row: (RS). With MC, K2. *P2. K2. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: P2. *K2. P2. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows for 1 inch [2.5 cm], ending with a 2nd row and inc 1 (inc 1-inc 1-dec 1-inc 1-dec 1) st at center of last row. 79 (87-95-105-123-141) sts.
Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures 7½ (7½-7½-8½-9½-10½) ins [19 (19-19-21.5-24-26.5) cm], ending with a purl row.
Work Chart I in stocking st, reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right.
Cont in Chart I until row 40 of chart has been completed.
Shape raglans: Keeping cont of Chart I, cast off 6 (8-9-11-16-18) sts beg of next 2 rows. 67 (71-77-83-91-105) sts.
Cont in chart, noting raglan decs on 3rd and every following 4th row 4 (4-3-4-3-1) time(s) more, then every following alt row 2 (2-4-2-4-8) times. 53 (57-61-69-75-85) sts.**
With MC, cont in stocking st, dec 1 st at each end of needle on every following alt row from previous dec to 31 (31-33- 37-37-41) sts, ending with a WS row.
Leave rem sts on a st holder.

FRONT
Work from ** to ** as given for Back.
With MC, cont in stocking st, dec 1 st at each end of needle on every following alt row from previous dec to 51 (51-53- 59-59-67) sts, ending with a purl row.

Shape neck: 1st row: Work 2tog. K18 (18-18-19-19-19). Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
2nd row: Work 2tog. Purl to end of row.
3rd row: Work 2tog. Knit to last 2 sts. Work 2tog.
4th row: As 2nd row.
5th row: As 3rd row.
6th row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 4 times more. 5 (5-5-6- 6-6) sts.
Dec 1 st at raglan edge only on next and every following alt row to 2 sts.
Next row: P2tog. Fasten off. With RS of work facing, slip next 11 (11-13-17-17-25) sts onto a st holder. Join MC to rem sts and knit to last 2 sts. Work 2tog.
2nd row: Purl to last 2 sts. Work 2tog.
3rd row: Work 2tog. Knit to last 2 sts. Work 2tog.
4th row: As 2nd row.
5th row: As 3rd row.
6th row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 4 times more. 5 (5-5-6- 6-6) sts.
Dec 1 st at raglan edge only on next and every following alt row to 2 sts.
Next row: P2togtbl. Fasten off.

SLEEVES
With smaller needles and A, cast on 42 (42-42-46-46-50) sts. Break A.
1st row: (RS). With MC, K2. *P2. K2. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: P2. *K2. P2. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows for 5 ins [12.5 cm], ending with a 2nd row and inc 1 st at center of last row. 43 (43-43-47-47- 51) sts.
Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st, inc 1 st each end of needle on next and every following 10th (6th-6th-6th-4th-2nd) row to 51 (57-57-61-65-61) sts.

Size 4/5XL only: Inc 1 st each end of needle on following 4th row from previous inc to 71 sts.

All sizes: Work 7 (1-1-3-3-3) row(s) even.
Work Chart II in stocking st, reading knit rows from right to left, purl rows from left to right and noting side incs on 3rd (9th-5th-5th-1st-1st) row and every following 12th (10th-6th-6th- 4th-4th) row 2 (2-4-4-7-7) times more. 57 (63-67-71-81-87) sts.
Cont in Chart II until row 40 of chart has been completed.

Shape raglans: Keeping cont of Chart II, cast off 6 (8-9-11-16-18) sts beg of next 2 rows. 45 (47-49-49-49-51) sts.
Cont in chart, noting raglan decs on 3rd and every following 4th row 3 (4-4- 5-5-5) times more. 37 (37-39-37-37- 39) sts.

Sizes XS/S, M and L only: Dec on every following alt row from previous dec 4 (2-2) times. 29 (33-35) sts.

Sizes XL, 2/3XL and 4/5XL only: With MC, cont in stocking st, dec 1 st at each end of needle on every following 4th row from previous dec (2-5-7) times more. (33-27-25) sts.

All sizes: With MC, cont in stocking st, dec 1 st at each end of needle on every following alt row from previous dec to 7 (7-7-9-9-9) sts, ending with a WS row. Leave rem sts on a st holder.

FINISHING
Pin garment pieces to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth, leaving cloth to dry.
Collar: Sew raglan seams, leaving back left raglan open. With RS of work facing, smaller needles and MC, K7 (7- 7-9-9-9) from left sleeve st holder. Pick up and knit 15 (15-15-17-17-19) sts down left front neck edge. K11 (11-13- 17-17-25) from front st holder. Pick up and knit 15 (15-15-17-17-19) sts up right front neck edge. K7 (7-7-9-9-9) from right sleeve st holder. K31 (31-33- 37-37-41) from back st holder. 86 (86-90-106-106-122) sts.
Beg with a 2nd row, work in (K2. P2) ribbing as given for Back for 3 ins [7.5 cm], ending with a WS row. With A, work 1 row. Cast off in ribbing.
Sew left back raglan and collar seam.
Sew side and sleeve seams.

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