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Topic: Lace Cowl Neck Pullover (with pattern and new pics)  (Read 6212 times)
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LittleJoi
« on: June 06, 2008 10:52:25 AM »



Heres a picture of it in progress.



And here it is all finished.






PATTERN

Materials
3 stitch markers
4 size 7 double pointed needles
24 inch size 7 circular needle
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
7(Cool(9)(10)(11)(12) skeins of mainline yarn from knit picks




Instructions are given for size XS with size S-XXL in parenthesis.


I use Knittys size standards which can be found here http://www.yarnstandards.com/womansize.html
Gauge Swatch
4x4 inch gauge swatch. Cast on 18 and work 26 rows of stockinette stitch. Bind off.


Using your circular needle cast on 137 sts using long tail cast on method. Place marker and join being careful not to twist work.
Row 1- K2 *YO, K2, slip 1, K1, psso, k2tog, K2, YO, K1* repeat from *to* around.
Row 2- Knit
Row 3- K1 *YO, K2, slip 1, K1, psso, K2tog, K2, YO, K1* repeat from *to* ending last repeat with K2
Row 4- Knit

Repeat Rows 1-4 until piece measures 6(6.5)(7)(7.5)(Cool(8.5)

Shoulder Increase (for all sizes)
Row 1- K2, YO*K8, YO, K1, YO* repeat from *to* ending with k8, YO, K1.
Row 2- Knit
Row 3- K1, YO, K9 *YO, K1, YO, K10* repeat from *to* ending with YO, K3
For size small-*K12, YO* repeat from *to* around (184 sts)
For size medium-*K6, YO* repeat from *to* around (199 sts)
For size large- *K5, YO* repeat from *to* around (214sts)
For size X-large-*K4, YO* repeat until you have a total of 45 YOs knit to end (229 sts)
For size XX-large-* K3, YO* repeat until you have a total of 60 YOs knit to end (244 sts)

Arm Separation Row
Knit 25(28)(31)(31)(34)(37) Place next 38(41)(44)(44)(47)(50) sts on a stitch holder, K58(61)(64)(64)(67)(70) sts, place next 38(41)(44)(44)(47)(50) sts on a stitch holder, K25(28)(31)(31)(34)(37).
The stitches that are remaining on your circular needle will be used to knit the body of the sweater. The stitches on the holders will be used to knit the sleeves after you have completed the body of the sweater.

Body
Continue knitting until piece measures 7(7)(7.5)(7.5)(Cool(Cool inches from where you separated the sleeves.

Waist Increasing Rows
Row 1- K24(27)(30)(30)(33)(36) YO, place marker, K1, YO, continue knitting until you have 25(28)(31)(31)(34)(37) stitches remaining. YO, place marker, K1, YO knit the remaining stitches.
Row 2-5- Knit
Row 6- Knit to first marker, YO, slip marker, K1, YO, knit to second marker, YO, slip marker, K1, YO, knit to end.
Repeat rows 2-6 twice more.
Knit 4 rows, bind off.

Using a size G crochet hook do single crochet around the entire edge that you just finished binding off. Do two more rows of single crochet. Cut the yarn and slide it through the loop and pull tightly.

Sleeves
Simply remove your stitch holder and place the live sts as evenly as possible between 3 of your double pointed needles. You will also need to pick up one sts where your armpit will be. This is done so there wont be a big hole there. I have added a photo so you can better understand what I mean.




Simply Knit around in stockinette stitch until the sleeves measure 6(6.5)(6.5)(7)(7)(7.5) inches. Bind Off.
Do three rows of single crochet just as you did for the bottom waist.

Weave in all ends

Blocking
Blocking this garment is simple. Place it in warm, slightly soapy water. Then squeeze out all of the water being careful not to distort the shape. Lay it flat, do not stretch it. The main area that will need to be blocked is the lace neckline. Once you have it laid neatly, place a warm iron on it for just a second and continue to do that for the entire cowl neck area.

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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2008 11:17:27 AM »

you always have the prettiest knits! this is beautiful. this summer i think i'll finally get around to trying one of your patterns out Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2008 11:35:18 AM »

Wow, that's not a bad picture for a five-year-old! And it's a gorgeous sweater. Nice job! Checking out the pattern now...
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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2008 11:52:29 AM »

lovely sweater!  I may have to go and buy some yarn so I can make that  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2008 12:32:06 PM »

It is just gorgeous!
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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2008 12:53:51 PM »

Really well done. I'm jealous.

I can't quite tell, but is there some detailing on the side seam?
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MightyMouse
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2008 01:42:23 PM »

wow, this pullover makes me wish I knew how to knit!
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« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2008 06:46:24 PM »

All of your designs are adorable! You rock Smiley *goes off to add to her ravelry queue*
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« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2008 07:42:42 PM »

wow!!! it's gorgeous!!!!!
great job!!!
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« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2008 04:40:54 AM »

oooh that's pretty
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