Chunky Knit Turtleneck
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This chunky sweater from Bernat Yarns is perfect for a cold day. The elegant ribbing at the neck, waist and cuffs give it shape and detail. This is an easy chunky knit sweater pattern for all skill levels.
- Bernat Harmony (100 g / 3.5 oz) 47012 (Almond Beige)
- Sizes S–8 balls; M–9 balls; L–10 balls
- Knitting Needles: size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) and 5 mm (U.S. 8) or size needed to obtain gauge.
- 2 stitch holders.
- Small 32-34 in [81.5-86.5 cm]
- Medium 36-38 in [91.5-96.5 cm]
- Large 40-42 in [101.5-106.5 cm]
- Small 37 in [ 94 cm ]
- Medium 41½ in [ 105 cm ]
- Large 46 in [ 116 cm ]
15 sts and 22 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.
Instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ).
**With smaller needles, cast on 70 (78-86) sts.
1st row: (RS). K2. *P2. K2. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: P2. *K2. P2. Rep from * to end of row.
Last 2 rows form (K2. P2) ribbing.
Cont in (K2. P2) ribbing until work from beg measures 4 ins [10 cm], ending with RS facing for next row.**
Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures 23 (25-27) ins [58.5 (63.5-68.5) cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Shoulder shaping: Cast off 7 (8-9) sts beg next 6 rows. Leave rem 28 (30-32) sts on a st holder.
Work from ** to ** as given for Back.
Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures 19½ (21½-23½) ins [49.5 (54.5-59.5) cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Neck Shaping: Next row: K29 (32-35) (neck edge). Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle. Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 4 rows, then on every following alt row 4 times. 21 (24-27) sts.
Cont even until work from beg measures same length as Back to beg of shoulder shaping, ending with RS facing for next row.
Shoulder shaping: Cast off 7 (8-9) sts beg next and following alt rows twice. With RS of work facing, slip next 12 (14-16) sts from spare needle onto a st holder. Join yarn to rem sts and knit to end of row. Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 4 rows, then on every following alt row 4 times. 21 (24-27) sts.
Cont even until work from beg measures same length as Back to beg of shoulder shaping, ending with WS facing for next row.
Shoulder shaping: Cast off 7 (8-9) sts beg next and following alt row twice.
With smaller needles, cast on 38 (38-42) sts. Work in (K2. P2) ribbing, as given for Back, until work from beg measures 5 ins [12.5 cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st, inc 1 st each end of needle on next and every following 4th row to 72 (76-86) sts.
Cont even until work from beg measures 21½ (22-22½) ins [54.5 (56-57) cm], ending with a purl row. Cast off.
TURTLENECK: Sew right shoulder seam. With RS of work facing and smaller needles, pick up and knit 19 sts down left front neck edge. K12 (14-16) from front st holder. Pick up and knit 19 sts up right front neck edge. K28 (30-32) from back st holder. 78 (82-86) sts.
Next row: (WS). P2. *K2. P2. Rep from * to end of row.
Next row: K2. *P2. K2. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows for 9½ ins [24 cm]. Cast off loosely in pat.
Sew left shoulder and turtleneck reversing seam for turn back. Place markers on Front and Back side edges 9½ (10-11½) ins [24 (25.5-29) cm] down from shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves between markers. Sew side and sleeve seams, reversing sleeve seam 3 ins [7.5 cm] from bottom for cuff.
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