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free knit sweater pattern - classic striped pullover


Colorway #1


Colorway #2


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Merino 5 Superwash 100% merino wool
Striped Button Front Classic Pullover

Sizes: S (M, L, XL)
Finished Chest Measurements: 35.5 (37.25, 40, 43.5)"

Materials:
MC 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) 50-gr balls Crystal Palace Merino 5, solid color
CC 5 (5, 6, 6, 7) 50-gr balls of Merino 5, print color
Colorway #1: #5224 wine + #7185 sable
Colorway #2: #5219 flame + #9798 red cinnamon
5-1" diameter buttons
Crystal Palace Bamboo: US size 8 (5 mm) straight & US size 6 (4 mm) straight & 26" circular needles

Abbreviations:
BO-bind off; beg-begin (ning); CC-contrast color; CO-cast on; Dec-decrease; Inc-increase; k-knit; MC-main color; PM-place marker; PU-pick up; p-purl; rem-remain(ing); rep-repeat; RS-right side; St(s)-stitch (es); St st-Stockinette stitch; WS-wrong side

Gauge: 18 sts & 25 rows = 4" in St st, using larger needles
For correct sizing, be sure to do a gauge swatch.

Back
Using smaller needles & MC, CO 80 (84, 90, 96) sts. Work in K1, P1 rib for 2.5".
Change to larger straight needle & St st. Begin Stripe sequence: CC 14 rows & MC 14 rows; AT THE SAME TIME Dec 1 st at each end every 14 (14, 16, 16) rows 3 times—74 (78, 84, 98) sts. Inc 1 st at each end every 10 (10, 12, 12) rows 3 times—80 (84, 90, 96) sts. Work even until piece measures 14 (14.5, 15, 15.5)".
Shape Underarm
BO 3 (3, 4, 4) sts at beg of next 2 rows. BO 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st at each end every other row 2 (2, 3, 4) times —66 (70, 72, 76) sts. Work even until armhole measures 7 (7.5, 8, 8.5)".
Shape Shoulders & Neck
BO 7 (7, 8, 8) sts beg of next 2 rows. Working both sides at the same time, BO 7 (7, 7, 8) sts at each shoulder edge 1 time, AT THE SAME TIME, BO 20 (22, 22, 24) center sts for neck. BO 3 sts at each neck edge, 1 time; BO 6 (7, 7, 7) sts at each shoulder edge 1 time.

Front
Work same as for back until piece measures 9 (9.5, 10, 10.5)". BO center 4 sts for Placket. Working both sides at same time continuing shaping same as for back to armhole each front will have 38 (40, 43, 46) sts. Work even until piece measures 14 (14.5, 15, 15.5)".
Shape Underarm
BO 3 (3, 4, 4) sts at each armhole edge 1 time. BO 2 sts at each armhole edge 1 time. Dec 1 st at each armhole edge every other row 2 (2, 3, 4) times —31 (33, 34, 36) sts. Work even until armhole measures 5.5 (5.5, 6, 6)".
Shape Shoulders & Neck
BO 3 sts at each neck edge 1 time; BO 2 sts at each neck edge every other row 3 times. Dec 1 st at each neck edge every row 2 (3, 3, 4) times; AT THE SAME TIME when armhole measures 7 (7.5, 8, 8.5)"  BO 7 (7, 8, 8) sts at each shoulder edge 2 (3, 1, 2) times & 6 (0, 7, 7) sts at each shoulder edge 1 (0, 2, 1) times.

Sleeves (Make 2)
Using smaller straight needles & MC CO 40 (42, 46, 48) sts. Work in K1, P1 rib for 2.5". Inc 6 (6, 6, 8) sts evenly on last row—46 (48, 52, 56) sts. Change to larger needles. Work in stripe sequence same as for back until 3 stripes of CC have been worked, then change to MC for remainder of sleeve; AT THE SAME TIME inc 1 st at each end every 16 (16, 18, 18) rows 5 times—56 (58, 62, 66) sts. Work even until sleeve measures 17 (17.5, 18, 18.5)" or desired length to underarm.
Shape Sleeve Cap
BO 3 (3, 4, 4) sts at beg of next 2 rows; BO 2 sts at beg of next 4 rows, Dec 1 st at each end every other row 10 (10, 10, 11) times. BO 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows, BO 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. BO rem 12 (14, 16, 18) sts.

Placket Bands
Button Band: RS facing, using smaller needles & CC beg at left neck edge, PU 55 sts, along long side of placket opening,
Row 1, 3, 5 & 7 (WS): P2, *K1, P1; rep from. *end P1
Row 2, 4, 6 & 8: K1 *K1, P1; rep from * to last st, K2. (Place marker at end of row 4). BO all sts in rib.
Buttonhole Band: RS facing, using size 6 needles & CC, beg at lower right edge of placket opening PU 55 (55, 65, 65) sts along long side of placket opening.
Row 1, 3, 5, & 7 (WS): P2; *K1, P1; rep from*; end P1
Row 2, 6, & 8: K1; *K1, P1; rep from * to last 2 sts; end K2.
Row 4 (buttonholes): K1; (K1, P1) 4 (4, 5, 5) times, K1, YO, K2tog; *(P1, K1) 4 (4, 5, 5) times, YO, K2tog; rep from * 4 times; P1, K2. PM at end of this row.
BO all sts in rib.

Finishing
Sew shoulder seams. Work collar. Sew in sleeves. Sew side & sleeve seams. Sew buttons to button band. Work in ends to WS.

Collar
RS facing, Using smaller needles, beg at marker at top off buttonhole band, PU 3 sts in buttonhole band, 22 (23, 24, 25) sts along right neck to shoulder seam, 29 (31, 33, 35) sts across back to left shoulder seam, 22 (23, 24, 25) sts along left neck edge & 3 sts to marker at top of button band —79 (83, 87, 91) sts.
Row 1 (WS): P2; *K1, P1; rep from * to last st, P1.
Row 2: K2; *P1 K1; rep from * to last st, K1.
Repeat rows 1 & 2 for 4 (4, 4 1/2, 4 1/2)". BO all sts in rib.

There are many paired color combinations of solids & prints possible with Merino 5
  Solids are here
  Prints are here
 

Technical editing & sizing by Dawn Leeseman

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