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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Minutia 09 / RED & WHITE STRIPED PULLOVER


#5 RED AND WHITE STRIPED PULLOVER
Skill level: Easy
SIZEApproximately 4” wide (cuff to cuff) x 2¼” high
MATERIALS1 Ball each BERROCO COMFORT DK (50 grs), #2751 True Red (A) and #2703 Barley (B)Straight knitting needles, size 6 (4.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGECrochet hook, size 3.75 mm (F-5)
GAUGE22 sts = 4”; 32 rows = 4” in St stTO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE
NOTEThe body of this sweater is worked in one piece from lower front edge to lower back edge. Sleeves are then picked up and worked down to cuffs.
BODY
With straight needles, using A, cast on 18 sts.
Ribbing: Row 1 (RS): K2, * p2, k2, rep from * across.
Row 2: P2, * k2, p2, rep from * across. Rep Rows 1 and 2 once more. Join B and, continuing to work in ribbing as established, work 4 rows B, 4 rows A, then 4 rows B.
Shape Neck: Next Row (RS): With A, work 6 sts, bind off center 6 sts, work to end.
Following Row: With A, work 6 sts, cast on 6 sts, work to end – 18 sts. (Work 4 rows B, the 4 rows A) twice, end on WS. Bind off in ribbing. Measure down ¾” from neck on each side of back and front and mark for armholes.
SLEEVES
With RS facing, using straight needles and B, pick up and k12 sts between armhole markers. Work even in k2, p2 ribbing for 3 rows, then join A and work even for 4 rows, end on WS. Bind off in ribbing.
FINISHING
Fold sweater in half and sew side and sleeve seams.
Neckband: With RS facing, using crochet hook, join A at center back neck, work in sc around entire neck edge, join with a sl st in first sc. DO NOT turn.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, work 1 sc in each sc around, join with a sl st in beg ch-1. Fasten off. Cut two 3” long strands each of A and B. Put strands tog and thread through center rib just below front neck. Tie strands tog as in photo.
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