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Colorful Striped Sweater

By: Bernat

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.

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].

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.

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.

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.

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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