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caron® x pantone™ fair isle knit turtleneck

You know you’re knitting a keepsake when you make this stunning Fair Isle turtleneck! Caron® x Pantone™ yarn comes expertly color-matched into gorgeous palettes. Just find your favorite color combination and check out the free pattern to start on the sweater of your dreams!
Step 1

QUANTITIES NEEDED:

  • 7 (8-9-10-11-13) Braids – Mushroom Greige
  • 2 (2-3-3-3-4) Braids – Morning Blues

SIZES (To Fit Bust Measurement):

  • Extra-Small/Small: 28"-34" [71-86.5 cm] (Finished Bust: 36½")
  • Medium: 36"-38" [91.5-96.5 cm] (Finished Bust: 40")
  • Large: 40"-42" [101.5-106.5 cm] (Finished Bust: 44½")
  • Extra-Large: 44"-46" [112-117 cm] (Finished Bust: 49")
  • 2/3 X-Large: 48"-54" [122-137 cm] (Finished Bust: 57")
  • 4/5 X-Large: 56"-62" [142-157.5 cm ] (Finished Bust: 65")

GAUGE: 15 sts and 20 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st with larger needles

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INSTRUCTIONS:

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger size(s) the instructions will be written thus ( ). When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes.

Notes:

  • Before working with Caron® x Pantone™ multi-shade yarn braid, separate each color link and wind into five separate balls.
  • Each color link will be referenced by its Pantone color # (see label).
  • Designate each different shade of the five separate yarn balls as Contrast A, B, C, D and E, as noted in Materials section (or as desired).
  • Due to finite amount of yarn in each shade, pattern gauge must be matched to ensure successful results.
  • When working from charts, carry yarn not in use loosely across WS of work but never over more than 5 sts. When it must pass over more than 5 sts, weave it over and under color not in use. The colors are never twisted around one another.

BODY

Note: Body is worked in 1 piece to armholes.

With MC and smaller circular needle, cast on 136 (148-164-180-212-244) sts. Join in rnd and place marker on first st.

Rnd 1: *K2. P2. Rep from * around.

Rep this rnd of (K2. P2) ribbing until work from beg measures 3" [7.5 cm], inc 0 (2-2-0-2-0) sts evenly across last rnd. 136 (150-166-180-214-244) sts.

Change to larger circular needle and knit in rnds until work from beg measures 15" (15"-16"-16"-17"-17") [38 (38-40.5-40.5-43-43) cm].

Next Rnd: K8 (8-10-10-12-12). Slip these 8 (8-10-10-12-12) sts onto st holder (armhole). K68 (75-83-90-107-122). Slip last 8 (8-10-10-12-12) sts onto st holder (armhole). K60 (67-73-80-95-110). Leave Body sts on a st holder. 

Step 2

SLEEVES

With MC and set of four smaller double-pointed needles, cast on 40 sts. Join in rnd and divide sts evenly onto 3 needles, placing a marker on first st.

Proceed in (K2. P2) ribbing as given for Body for 2" [5 cm], inc 2 sts evenly around last rnd. 42 sts.

Change to larger set of needles.

Knit 1 rnd.

Work Chart I in Fair Isle (knit every rnd) to end of chart, reading chart from right to left and working 8-st rep 5 times. Note inc at each end of 5th and 13th rnds of chart. 46 sts.

Break all contrast colors.

Cont with MC only and inc 1 st at beg and end of every following 10th (6th-6th-4th-4th-4th) rnd to 48 (50-54-56-60-60) sts, then every following 12th (8th-8th-6th-6th-6th) rnd to 50 (52-56-60-64-64) sts.

Cont even until work from beg measures 18" (18"-18"-17½"-17½"-16½") [45.5 (45.5-45.5-44.5-44.5-42) cm].

Next Rnd: K4 (4-5-5-6-6). Slip these 4 (4-5-5-6-6) sts and last 4 (4-5-5-6-6) sts onto a safety pin for armhole. K42 (44-46-50-52-52). Break yarn leaving an end 12" [30.5 cm] long for grafting at underarm. Leave sts on a spare needle. 

Step 3

YOKE 

*With MC, K42 (44-46-50-52-52) of Sleeve. K60 (67-73-80-95-110) of Body. Rep from * once more. 204 (222-238-260-294-324) sts.

K42 (44-46-50-56-56). Mark last st as end of rnd.

Next Rnd: *K49 (109-27-24-19-21). K2tog. Rep from * to last 0 (0-6-0-0-2) sts. K0 (0-6-0-0-2). 200 (220-230-250-280-310) sts.

Work Chart II (II-II-III-III-III) in Fair Isle (knit every rnd) to end of chart, reading chart from right to left and working 10-st rep 20 (22-23-25-28-31) times. 80 (88-92-100-112-124) sts. Break all contrast colors.

 

Cont with MC only.

Next Rnd: *K11 (7-7-6-4-4). K2tog. Rep from * to last 2 (7-2-4-4-4) sts. K2 (7-2-4-4-4). 74 (79-82-88-94-104) sts.

Knit 1 rnd.

Next Rnd: *K35 (9-6-5-3-3). K2tog. Rep from * to last 0 (2-2-4-4-4) sts. K0 (2-2-4-4-4). 72 (72-72-76-76-84) sts.

Knit 1 rnd.

Change to set of 4 smaller needles and work 8" [20.5 cm] in (K2. P2) ribbing. Cast off in rib. Graft underarm seams.

 

ABBREVIATIONS:

Beg = Begin(ning)

Cont = Continue(ity)

Contrast A = 19-4340 (Version 1); 19-4024 (Version 2)

Contrast B = 17-5034 (Version 1); 19-4026 (Version 2)

Contrast C = 19-4026 (Version 1); 17-5034 (Version 2)

Contrast D = 14-4809 (Version 1); 14-4809 (Version 2)

Contrast E = 19-4024 (Version 1); 19-4340 (Version 2)

Inc = Increase(ing)

K = Knit

K2tog = Knit Next 2 Stitches Together

P = Purl

Rem = Remaining

Rep = Repeat

Rnd(s) = Round(s)

RS = Right Side

St(s) = Stitch(es)

Tog = Together

WS = Wrong Side

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