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lion brand® touch of alpaca® bonus bundle modern cable knit pullover

Step 1
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: S/M (L/1X, 2X/3X)
   -  Finished Bust: About 48" (56", 64"), (122 (142, 162.5) cm)
   -  Finished Length: About 28" (29", 30"), (71 (73.5, 76) 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.
 
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GAUGE: Please be sure to check your gauge.
   -  17 sts + 22 rows = about 4" (10 cm) over Broken Rib.
   -  16 sts = about 3 1/2" (9 cm) over Cable I pattern.
   -  20 sts = about 4" (10 cm) over Cable II pattern.
 
 
STITCH EXPLANATIONS:
   -  3/3 LPC (3 over 3 left purl cross); Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold in front of work, p3, k3 from cable needle.
   -  3/3 RPC (3 over 3 right purl cross): Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold in back of work, k3, p3 from cable needle.
   -  3/3 LC Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold in front of work, k3, k3 from cable needle.
   -  4/4 LC Slip 4 sts to cable needle and hold in front of work, k4, k4 from cable needle.
   -  4/4 RC Slip 4 sts to cable needle and hold in back of work, k4, k4 from cable needle.
   -  M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal strand lying between needles and placing it onto the left needle. Knit this new stitch through the back loop – 1 st increased. 
Step 2
PATTERN STITCHES:
 
K1, p1 Rib (worked over an even number of sts):

Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1; rep from * to end of row.

Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
 
Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.
 

Broken Rib (worked over an even number of sts):

Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Row 2: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of row.
 
Rep Rows 1 and 2 for Broken Rib.
 
 
Cable I (worked over 16 sts):
 
Row 1 (RS): P2, k3, p6, k3, p2.
 
Row 2: K2, p3, k6, p3, k2.

Rows 3-6: Rep Rows 1 and 2 twice.
 
Row 7: P2, 3/3 LPC, 3/3 RPC, p2.
 
Row 8: K5, p6, k5.
 
Row 9: P5, 3/3 LC, p5.
 
Row 10: K5, p6, k5.
 
Row 11: P5, k6, p5.
 
Rows 12 and 13: Rep Rows 10 and 11.
 
Row 14: Rep Row 10.
 
Rows 15-20: Rep Rows 9-14.
 
Rows 21 and 22: Rep Rows 9 and 10.
 
Row 23: P2, 3/3 RPC, 3/3 LPC, p2.
 
Row 24: Rep Row 2.
 
Rows 25-30: Rep Rows 1-6.
 
Rep Rows 1-30 for Cable I pattern.
 

Cable II (worked over 20 sts):

Row 1 (RS): P2, k16, p2.

Row 2: K2, p16, k2.

Rows 3-14: Rep Rows 1 and 2 for 6 more times.

Row 15: P2, 4/4 RC, 4/4 LC, p2.

Row 16: Rep Row 2.
 
Rows 17-30: Rep Rows 1 and 2 for 7 more times.
 
Rep Rows 1-30 for Cable II pattern.  
Step 3
NOTES:
1. Pullover is worked in 2 pieces: Back and Front.
2. Back and Front are each worked from the lower edge upwards. At underarm, sts are added to each side to shape the sleeves.
3. Back and Front are worked with a selvedge st at each side. These sts keep the stitch patterns even when the piece is seamed.
4. The longer circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of sts. Work back and forth in rows on the circular needle as if working on straight needles.
5. Cable patterns can be worked by following written instructions or charts. When following charts, read RS rows from right to left and WS rows from left to right.
6. When you see 'work in patterns as established' in the instructions, this means to work the next row of the pattern sts, lining up sts as in previous rows.
7. When you see ‘work even’ in the instructions, this means to continue in the pattern st you have established without changing the st count by increasing, decreasing, or binding off.  
Step 4
BACK: With longer circular needle, cast on 110 (126, 144) sts.
 
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Work in K1, p1 Rib until piece measures about 3" (7.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.
 
Set-Up Row (RS): K1 (selvedge st), place marker (pm), working Row 1 of all patterns, work in
Broken Rib over next 28 (36, 45) sts, pm, work Cable I pattern over next 16 sts, pm, work in Cable II pattern over next 20 sts, pm, work Cable I pattern over next 16 sts, pm, work in Broken Rib over next 28 (36, 45) sts, pm, k1 (selvedge st).
 
Work even in patterns as established, keeping first and last st in Garter st (k every row) for selvedge sts, and slipping markers as you come to them, until piece measures about 16" (40.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.
 

Shape Sleeves
 
Row 1 (RS) – Increase Row): K to first marker, M1, slip marker (sm), work in patterns as established to last marker, sm, M1, k to end of row – 112 (128, 146) sts.
 
Row 2: Work in Garter st to first marker, sm, work in patterns as established to last marker, sm, work in Garter st to end of row.
 
Rows 3-16: Rep Rows 1 and 2 for 7 more times – 126 (142, 160) sts when all increases have been completed.
 
Place a marker on each end of Row 16.
 
Work even in patterns as established until piece measures about 7" (8", 9"), (18 (20.5, 23) cm) from sleeve markers, end with a WS row as the last row you work.
 

Shape Shoulders
 
Rows 1-8: Bind off 8 (9, 10) sts, work in patterns as established to end of row – 62 (70, 80) sts rem.
 
Rows 9 and 10: Bind off 11 (14, 17) sts, work in patterns as established to end of row.
 
Bind off remaining 40 (42, 46) sts. 
Step 5
FRONT

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With longer circular needle, cast on 110 (126, 144) sts.
 
Work same as Back until piece measures about 23" (24", 25"), (58.5 (61, 63.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.
 

Shape Neck
 
Row 1 (RS): Work in patterns as established over first 57 (64, 71) sts for left side, join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off next 12 (14, 18) sts for front neck, work in patterns as established to end of row for right side – 57 (64, 71) sts on each side.
 
You will now work both sides at the same time using separate balls of yarn.
 
Row 2: On right side, work in patterns as established to end of side; on left side, with separate ball of yarn, bind off 4 sts, work in patterns as established to end of side – 53 (60, 67) sts on left side and 57 (64, 71) sts on right side.
 
Row 3: On left side, work in patterns as established to end of side; on right side, bind off 4 sts, work in patterns as established to end of side – 53 (60, 67) sts on each side.
 
Row 4: On right side, work in patterns as established to end of side; on left side, bind off 3 sts, work in patterns as established to end of side – 50 (57, 64) sts on left side and 53 (60, 67) sts on right side.
 
Row 5: On left side, work in patterns as established to end of side; on right side, bind off 3 sts, work in patterns as established to end of side – 50 (57, 64) sts on each side. 
Step 6
Row 6: On right side, work in patterns as established to end of side; on left side, bind off 2 sts, work in patterns as established to end of side – 48 (55, 62) sts on left side and 50 (57, 64) sts on right side.
 
Row 7: On left side, work in patterns as established to end of side; on right side, bind off 2 sts, work in patterns as established to end of side – 48 (55, 62) sts on each side.
 
Row 8: On right side, work in patterns as established to end of side; on left side, bind off 1 st, work in patterns as established to end of side – 47 (54, 61) sts on left side and 48 (55, 62) sts on right side.
 
Row 9: On left side, work in patterns as established to end of side; on right side, bind off 1 st, work in patterns as established to end of side – 47 (54, 61) sts on each side.
 
Rows 10-17: Rep Rows 8 and 9 for 4 more times – 43 (50, 57) sts rem on each side at the end of Row 17.
 
Work even in patterns as established on both sides, using separate balls of yarn, until piece measures same as Back to Shape Shoulders, and end with a WS row as the last row you work.  
Step 7
Shape Shoulders

Row 1 (RS): On left side, bind off 8 (9, 10) sts, work in patterns as established to end of side; on right side, work in patterns as established to end of side – 35 (41, 47) sts on left side and 43 (50, 57) sts on right side.

Row 2: On right side, bind off 8 (9, 10) sts, work in patterns as established to end of side; on left side, work in patterns as established to end of side – 35 (41, 47) sts on each side.
 
Rows 3-8: Rep Rows 1 and 2 for 3 more times – 11 (14, 17) sts rem on each side.
 
Row 9: Bind off rem 11 (14, 17) left side sts; on right side, work in patterns as established.
 
Bind off rem 11 (14, 17) right side sts.
 

FINISHING:
Sew shoulder seams, including sleeves.
 
Neckband:
From RS, with shorter circular needle, beg at one shoulder seam, pick up and k104 (106, 108) sts evenly spaced around neck edge. Place marker for beg of rnd and join by working the first st on the left needle with the working yarn from the right needle.
 
Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * around.

Rnd 2: Knit.

Rnds 3-15: Rep Rnds 1 and 2 for 7 more times, then rep Rnd 1 once more.
 
Bind off as if to knit.
 
Sew side and sleeve seams.
 
Weave in ends. 
 
ABBREVIATIONS:
Beg = Begin(ning)(s)
K = Knit
P = Purl
Rem = Remain(ing)
Rep = Repeat
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
RS = Right Side
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong Side
 
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