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lion brand® touch of alpaca® bonus bundle cedar hill knit pullover

Step 1
Project Note: The number of Skeins needed to complete this project is 3 - Lion Brand® Touch of Alpaca® Bonus Bundle Yarn – Blush 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: S/M (L/XL, 1X/2X)
   -  To Fit Bust 32"-38" (38"-44", 44"-50"), (81.5-96.5 (96.5-112, 112-127) cm)
   -  Finished Back Length 30" (31", 32"), (76 (78.5, 81.5) cm)
   -  Finished Front Length 24" (25", 26"), (61 (63.5, 66) cm)
 
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size, with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

GAUGE: 18 sts + 24 rows = about 4" (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with larger needles. Please be sure to check your gauge.
 
STITCH EXPLANATIONS:
KFB = Knit in Front and Back
   -  Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of same st – 1 st increased.
 
SSK = Slip, Slip, Knit
   -  Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them together – 1 st decreased.
 
PATTERN STITCH:
K3, p2 Rib (worked over a multiple of 5 sts + 2 additional sts)

Row 1 (RS): P2, *k3, p2; rep from * to end of row.

Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
 
Rep Row 2 for K3, p2 Rib. 
Step 2
NOTES:
1. Pullover is worked in 4 pieces: back, front, and 2 sleeves.
2. Back and front are worked in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with ribbed borders; the sleeves are worked in rib.
3. The back of the pullover is designed to be longer than the front.
4. The neck edge is worked in the round on a circular needle.
5. The circular needle is also used to work the rib on the back, front and sleeves, but working
in rows, just as if working on straight needles.
6. This pattern includes some knitter's lingo. When you see ‘– 12 sts’ at the end of a sentence, this is the number of sts you will have after working that row. When you see 'as established' in the instructions, this means to continue in the indicated pattern st, lining up sts as in previous rows. When the pattern says to ‘work even’ this means that you continue in the specified st pattern and keep the number of sts the same – without increasing or decreasing.  
Step 3
BACK:
 
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Rib
With circular needle, cast on 107 (122, 137) sts. Working back and forth on circular needle as if working with straight needles, work in K3, p2 Rib for 3" (7.5 cm), ending with a WS row as the last row you work.
 
Change to larger straight needles.
 
Row 1 (RS): Work in K3, p2 Rib as established over first 12 sts (side border) place marker (pm), work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) to last 12 sts, pm, work in K3, p2 Rib as established to end of row (side border).
 
Row 2: Work in K3, p2 Rib as established to marker, slip marker (sm), work in St st to next marker, sm, work in K3, p2 Rib, as established, to end of row.
 
Rep Row 2 until piece measures about 9 in. (23 cm) from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work, and remove markers as you work the last row.  
Step 4
Shape Sides
Work in St st across all sts for 2 rows.
 
Increase Row (RS): K1, kfb, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 – you will have 109 (124, 139) sts at the end of this row.
 
Work in St st for 9 rows.
 
Rep Increase Row – 111 (126, 141) sts.
 
Rep last 10 rows 9 (9, 10) more times – 129 (144, 161) sts.
 
Work even in St st until piece measures about 29" (30", 31"), (73.5 cm (76 cm, 78.5 cm)) from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.  
Step 5
Shape Shoulders and Neck

Row 1 (RS): Bind off 16 (18, 20) sts (1 st rem on right needle), k36 (40, 45) for right shoulder, join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off center 23 (26, 29) sts for neck, k to end of row for left shoulder – 37 (41, 46) sts for right shoulder, and 53 (59, 66) sts for left shoulder.
You will now work both sides, at the same time, with separate balls of yarn.
 
Row 2: On left shoulder, bind off 16 (18, 20) sts, p to end of side; on right shoulder, bind off 3 sts, p to end of side – 34 (38, 43) sts for right shoulder and 37 (41, 46) sts for left shoulder.
 
Row 3: On right shoulder, bind off 16 (18, 20) sts, k to end of side; on left shoulder, bind off 3 sts, k to end of side – 18 (20, 23) sts for right shoulder and 34 (38, 43) sts for left shoulder.
 
Row 4: On left shoulder, bind off 16 (18, 20) sts, p to end of side; on right shoulder, bind off 2 sts, p to end of side – 16 (18, 21) sts for right shoulder and 18 (20, 23) sts for left shoulder.
 
Row 5: Bind off rem 16 (18, 21) sts of right shoulder; on 2nd side, bind off 2 sts, k to end of side – 16 (18, 21) sts on rem for left shoulder.
 
Row 6: Bind off rem 16 (18, 21) sts of left shoulder. 
Step 6
FRONT:

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Rib
 
Cast on and work as for Back rib.
 

Shape Sides
Change to larger straight needles.
 
Work in St st across all sts for 2 rows.
 
Increase Row (RS): K1, kfb, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 – 109 (124, 139) sts.
 
Work in St st for 9 rows.
 
Rep last 10 rows for 3 more times – 115 (130, 145) sts. 
Step 7
Shape Neck and Continue Side Shaping
 
Row 1 (RS): K1, kfb, k55 (62, 70) sts for left side, join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off center 1 (2, 1) st(s) for neck, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 for right side – 58 (65, 73) sts on each side of neck.
You will now work both sides, at the same time, with separate balls of yarn.
 
Row 2: On right side, p to end of side; left side, p to end of side.
 
Row 3 (Neck Decrease): On left side, k to last 3 sts of side, k2tog, k1; on right side, k1, ssk, k to end of side – 57 (64, 72) sts on each side of neck.
 
Rows 4-6: Work even in St st, using a separate ball of yarn on each side, for 3 rows.
 
Row 7: Rep Row 3 – 56 (63, 71) sts on each side of neck.
 
Rows 8-10: Work even in St st, using a separate ball of yarn on each side, for 3 rows.
 
Row 11 (Neck Decrease and Side Increase): On left side, k1, kfb, k to last 3 sts of side, k2tog, k1; on right side, k1, ssk, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 – 56 (63, 71) sts on each side of neck.
 
Rows 12-15: Rep Rows 4-7– 55 (62, 70) sts on each side in Row 15.
 
Rows 16-19: Rep Rows 4-7– 54 (61, 69) sts on each side in Row 19.
 
Row 20: Work even in St st, using a separate ball of yarn on each side.
 
Row 21 (Side Increase): On left side, k1, kfb, k to end of side; on right side, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 – 55 (62, 70) sts on each side.
 
Row 22: Work even in St st, using a separate ball of yarn on each side.
 
Row 23: Rep Row 3 – 54 (61, 69) sts on each side.
 
Rows 24-27: Rep Rows 4-7 – 53 (60, 68) sts on each side.
 
Rows 28-47 (47, 67): Rep Rows 8-27 for 1 (1, 2) more time(s) – 50 (57, 62) sts rem on each side.
 
Rep Rows 8-23 (27, 15) once more – 48 (54, 61) sts.
 
Work even in St st, using a separate ball of yarn on each side, until piece measures about 23" (24", 25"), (58.5 (61, 63.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row as the last rows you work.  
Step 8
Shape Shoulders

Row 1 (RS): On left side, bind off 16 (18, 20) sts, k to end of side; on right side, k to end of side – 32 (36, 41) sts on left side and 48 (54, 61) sts on right side

Row 2: On right side, bind off 16 (18, 20) sts, p to end of side; on left side, p to end of side – 32 (36, 41) sts on each side.

Rows 3 and 4: Rep Rows 1 and 2 – 16 (18, 21) sts on each side.

Row 5: Bind off rem 16 (18, 21) sts of left side; on right side, k to end of side – 16 (18, 21) sts on right side.

Row 6: Bind off rem 16 (18, 21) sts of right side. 
Step 9
SLEEVES (make 2):
 
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Cuff
 
With circular needle, cast on 37 (42, 47) sts. Working back and forth in rows on circular needle, work in K3, p2 Rib for 1½" (4 cm), end with a WS row as the last row you work.
 
 
Shape Sleeve
Change to larger straight needles.
 
Increase Row (RS): P1, kfb, work in K3, p2 Rib as established to last 2 sts, kfb, p1 – 39 (44, 49) sts.
 
Work even in K3, p2 Rib for 5 (3, 3) rows, working increased sts into K3, p2 Rib.
 
Rep Increase Row – 41 (46, 51) sts.
 
Rep last 6 (4, 4) rows 10 (12, 14) more times – 61 (70, 79) sts.
 
Work even in K3, p2 Rib until piece measures about 14" (35.5 cm) from beg.
Bind off.  
 
FINISHING:
Sew front and back together at shoulders. 
Step 10
Neck Edging

Note: Instructions are provided for the number of neck edging sts picked up by the designer.
Everyone’s tension is slightly different, though. We suggest that you pick up any number of sts evenly spaced around the pullover neck that create a smooth edge. To keep the edges of the neck even, just be sure to that you pick up the same number of sts along the right front neck edge as you picked up for the left front neck edge.
 
From RS with circular needle, beg at right shoulder seam, pick up and k31 (34, 37) sts evenly spaced across back neck, 60 (64, 68) sts along left front neck edge, 1 (2, 1) st(s) at center front of V-neck, 60 (64, 68) sts along right front neck edge – 152 (164, 174) sts. Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on the left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle.
 
Purl 1 rnd.
 
Bind off as if to knit.
 
Place markers on side edges of front and back about 6½" (7½", 8½"), (16.5 cm (19 cm, 21.5 cm)) below shoulder seams. Matching the center of the top of the sleeve to the shoulder seam of the pullover, sew sleeves between markers.
 
Match top edge of ribbing on front and on back.
 
Note that back is 6" (15 cm) longer than front. Sew front to back at sides from top of ribbing to underarm, then sew sleeve seams.
 
Weave in ends. 
Step 11
ABBREVIATIONS:
Beg = Begin(ning)(s)
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit 2 Stitches Together
P = Purl
Rem = Remain(ing)(s)
Rep = Repeat
Rnd = Round
RS = Right Side
St(s) = Stitch(es)
St St = Stockinette Stitch
WS = Wrong Side
 
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