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Thursday, April 1, 2010

RED AND GREEN NORDIC SWETER



2 RED AND GREEN NORDIC PULLOVER

Skill level: Intermediate

SIZE
Approximately 4” across (cuff to cuff) x 2½” high

MATERIALS
1 Ball each BERROCO COMFORT DK (50 grs), #2762 Spruce (A) and #2751 True Red (B)
Straight knitting needles, size 6 (4.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Crochet hook, size 3.75 mm (F-5)

GAUGE
22 sts = 4”; 32 rows = 4” in St st
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE

NOTE

Body of this sweater is worked in one piece from lower front edge to lower back edge. Sleeves are picked up and worked down to cuffs.

BODY

With straight needles, using A, cast on 16 sts. Knit 1 row on WS. Join B and work in St st, following Chart 1 until 13 rows have been completed, end on RS. With A, purl 1 row.

Shape Neck: Next Row (RS): With A, k5, bind off center 6 sts, k to end.

Following Row: With A, p5, cast on 6 sts, p to end – 16 sts. Knit 1 row. Beg with Row 13, follow Chart 1 until Row 1 has been completed, end on WS. With A, purl 1 row on RS. Bind off. Measure down 1” from neck on each side of back and front and mark for armholes.

SLEEVES

With RS facing, using straight needles and A, pick up and k12 sts between armhole markers. Purl 1 row. Join B and work in St st following Chart 2 until Row 4 has been completed, end on WS. With A, purl 1 row on RS. Bind off.

FINISHING

Fold sweater in half and sew side and sleeve seams.

Neck Edging: With RS facing, using crochet hook and A, work in sc around entire neck edge. Join with a sl st in first sc. Fasten off. Cut two 6” long strands of B. Draw strands through front of sweater just below neck and tie as in photo, trimming ends.