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Women's Pullover Sweater Knitting Pattern

Designed by Barbara Breiter

Chevron Pullover Sweater Knitting Pattern For Women

Features an interesting zig zag chevron stitch pattern.

Size:
Medium
Finished chest measurement=40"

Gauge:
16 sts=4" in pattern stitch with larger needles

chevron stitch

Materials:
Size 8 US (5 mm) needles
Size 10 US (6 mm) needles
7 skeins Lily Sugar 'N Cream appropriate substitution
125 yards/114 meters
2.5 ounces/70 grams

Instructions
Chevron Pattern Stitch (multiple of 8 + 1)
Row 1: k1, *p7, k1; rep from *
Row 2: p1, *k7, p1; rep from *
Row 3: k2, *p5, k3; rep from *, end p5, k2
Row 4: p2, *k5, p3; rep from *, end k5, p2
Row 5: k3, *p3, k5; rep from *, end p3, k3
Row 6: p3, *k3, p5; rep from *, end k3, p3
Row 7: k4, *p1, k7; rep from *, end p1, k4
Row 8: p4, *k1, p7; rep from *, end k1, p4
Row 9: Rep Row 2
Row 10: Rep Row 1
Row 11: Rep Row 4
Row 12: Rep Row 3
Row 13: Rep Row 6
Row 14: Rep Row 5
Row 15: Rep Row 8
Row 16: Rep Row 7

Back
With smaller needles, CO 68 sts. Work k1, p1 ribbing 2½". Inc 13 sts evenly over last row - 81 sts.
Change to larger needles and work in Pattern Stitch for 14" or desired length.
BO 4 sts beg next 2 rows - 73 sts.
Keeping to pattern, dec 1 st each end every other row 8 times - 57 sts.
Work even until armhole measures 9".
BO 7 sts beg next 4 rows. Place rem sts on holder for back of neck.

Front
Same as Back until armhole measures 6".
Work 19 sts, place 19 sts on holder for front neck, place 19 sts on holder to be worked later.
At neck edge, dec 1 st every other row 3 times.
Work until armhole measures 9" or same as Back.
Beg at armhole edge, BO 7 sts, work back, BO rem sts.
Work 19 sts on holder in same manner.

Sleeves
With smaller needles, CO 36 sts. Work k1, p1 ribbing 3". Inc 5 sts evenly over last row - 41 sts.
Change to larger needles and work in Pattern Stitch. Inc 1 st each end every 6th row 8 times - 57 sts.
Work even until sleeve measures 18½" from beg or desired length.
BO 4 sts beg next 2 rows - 49 sts.
Dec 1 st each end every other row 14 times.
BO 21 sts.

Neck Band
Seam right shoulders.
With smaller needles and RS facing, beg at left neck edge, pick up 11 sts, k sts from front neck holder, pick up 11 sts along right neck edge, k sts from back neck holder. Please see Picking Up Stitches For Necklines And Armholes for more information.
Work k1, p1 ribbing 1". BO.

Finishing
Seam left shoulders. Sew in sleeves. Seam sleeve and side seams. Weave in ends on WS.

©Barbara Breiter. This design may not be reproduced in any manner without the expressed written consent of the author.

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