project photo Knit Plaid Pullover

Designed by Suzann Thompson
For Designs For America from Solutia

Sizes: Directions are written for girl's small (10) with changes for medium (12) and large (14) in parentheses. Finished chest measurements are 34 (38, 42)".

Materials:
Bulky-weight yarn Jiffy (100% Acrilan acrylic, 135 yards per 3 oz. skein) by Lion Brand: 6 (6, 7) skeins #191 Violet (MC), 1 skein #181 Country Green (Col B). Worsted-weight yarn Lion Chenille (100% Acrilan acrylic, 87 yards per 1.4 oz skein) by Lion Brand: 1 (2, 2) skeins #131 Country Green (Col A). Knitting needles sizes 7 and 9 (4.5 and 5.5mm) or whatever size needed to get correct gauge; 16 circular needle size 7 (4.5mm). Yarn bobbins. Stitch holders and markers. Yarn needle.

Gauge: 17 sts = 4" and 17 rows = 3" in pat st with larger needles. To save time, take time to check your gauge.

*Yarn requirements suggested in this leaflet are adequate. If you make any adjustments in length or width, or if your stitch gauge differs from the recommendation, then the yarn amount may not be sufficient.

Note

Body Plaid Pattern (18 st rep + 3)
Row 1: (WS) P1 Col A, p1 MC, p1 Col B, *p15 MC, p1 Col A, p1 MC, p1 Col B; rep from * across.
Row 2: K1 Col B, k1 MC, k1 Col A, *k15 MC, k1 Col B, k1 MC, k1 Col A; rep from * across.
Rows 3-9: Rep Rows 1 & 2, end with Row 1.
Row 10: K1 Col B, k2 Col A, *k15 Col A, k1 Col B, k2 Col A; rep from * across.
Row 11: P2 Col A, p1 Col B, *p17 Col A, p1 Col B; rep from across.
Row 12: Rep Row 2.
Row 13: P1 Col A, p2 Col B, *p15 Col B, p1 Col A, p2 Col B; rep from * across.
Rows 14-31: Beg with Row 2, rep Rows 1 & 2, end with Row 1.
Row 32: K2 Col B, k1 Col A, *k17 Col B, k1 Col A; rep from * across.
Row 33: Rep Row 13.
Row 34: Rep Row 2.
Row 35: Rep Row 11.
Rows 36-53: Beg with Row 2 and end with Row 1, rep Rows 1 & 2.
Rep Rows 10-53 for color pat.

Sleeve Plaid Pattern (18 st-rep + 3)
Rows 1-2:
Same as Body Plaid Pat.
Rows 3-17 (15, 19): Rep Rows 1 & 2, end with Row 1. Beg with Row 32, work as for Body Plaid pat through Row 53, then rep Body Plaid pat Rows 10-53 as necessary.

Back
With smaller needles and MC, cast on 66 (74, 82) sts.
Rib Row: K1, *p2, k2; rep from * to last st, p1.
Rep Rib Row until piece measures 2-3/4" from beg. Change to larger needles and k 1 row inc 7 sts evenly spaced across—73 (81, 89) sts. Beg Body Plaid pat as follows.
Row 1: (WS) With MC, p17 (3, 7), PM, work Row 1 of Body Plaid Pat across to last 17 (3, 7) sts, PM, with MC p17 (3, 7).
Row 2: With MC, k to marker, work Row 2 of Body Plaid Pat to marker, with MC, k to end. Cont in pat as est, working sts outside markers in MC until piece measures 12-1/2 (13, 13-1/2)" from beg.

Shape Armholes
Cont in pat, bind off 3 (3, 4) sts at beg of next 2 rows, 2 sts at beg of next 0 (2, 2) rows, then dec 1 st at beg of next 6 (4, 6) rows—61 (67, 71) sts. Work even in pat until armholes measures 7-1/2 (8, 8-1/2)".

Shape Neck
Cont in pat, work 22 (23, 24) sts, place next 17 (21, 23) sts on st holder for Back neck, join new yarn and work across in pat. Working both sides at the same time, bind off 3 sts at each neck edge once, 2 sts once. Place rem 17 (18, 19) sts each shoulder on st holders. cut yarns, leaving a 24" tail.

Front
Work as for Back until armhole measures 5 (5-1/2, 6)".

Shape Neck
Cont in pat, work 24 (25, 26) sts, place next 13 (17, 19) sts on st holder for Front neck, join new yarn and work across in pat. Working both sides at the same time, bind off 3 sts at each neck edge once, 2 sts once, then dec 1 st each neck edge every other row twice. Work even in pat until piece measures same as Back. Place rem 17 (18, 19) sts each shoulder on st holders. cut yarns, leaving a 24" tail.

Sleeves
Work ribbing as for Back for 2". Change to larger needles and k 1 row inc 5 (7, 9) sts evenly spaced—39 (41, 43) sts. Beg Sleeve Plaid pat as follows:
Row 1: (WS) With MC, p0 (1, 2), PM, work Row 1 of Sleeve Plaid Pat across to last 0 (1, 2) sts, PM, with MC, p0 (1, 2).
Row 2: With MC, k to marker, work Row 2 of Sleeve Plaid Pat across to marker, with MC k to end. Cont in pat as est, working sts outside markers in MC and AT THE SAME TIME, inc 1 st each end every 4th row 10 (11, 12) times, then every 6th row 7 times—73 (77, 81) sts. Work even in pat until piece measures 17 (17-1/2, 18-1/4)" from beg, end at same row in pat as back and front at armhole shaping.

Shape Cap
Cont in pat, bind off 3 (3, 4) sts at beg of next 2 rows, 2 sts at beg of next 0 (2, 2 rows, then dec 1 st at beg of next 6 (4, 6) rows. Bind off 4 sts at beg of next 4 rows, then bind off rem 45 (47, 47) sts.

Finishing
Knit shoulder seams tog as follows: Place front and back with RS facing tog. Place sts from one shoulder on a needle, place sts from corresponding shoulder on another needle, with 3rd needle, k tog the first st from each needle, *k tog the next st from each needle, pass previous st over st just made (1 st bound off); rep from * across until all sts bound off. Rep for other shoulder.

Neckband
With RS facing, MC and using circular needle, beg at left shoulder, pick up an even number of sts evenly spaced around neckline, including sts on holders. Beg working in Rnds.
Rnd 1: P 1 rnd.
Rnd 2: *K1, p1; rep from * around.
Rnds 3-13: Rep Rnd 2. Bind off loosely. Fold neckband in half to inside and tack in place.

Set in sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams.

Standard Abbreviations
beg  . . .  begin(ning)
col(s)  . . .  color(s)
cont  . . .  continue
dec  . . .  decreas(e)(ing)
est  . . .  establish(ed)
inc  . . .  increase
k  . . .  knit
MC  . . .  main color
p  . . .  purl
pat  . . .  pattern
PM  . . .  place marker
rem  . . .  remain(ing)
rep  . . .  repeat(s)
rnd  . . .  round(s)
RS  . . .  right side
st(s)  . . .  stitch(es)
St st  . . .  stockinette stitch
tog  . . .  together
WS  . . .  wrong side

We hope you enjoy making this fine pattern, which features quality yarn made with Acrilan Acrylic Fiber. Please write and tell us what types of hand-knit and crocheted items you would like to see on future crafting shows. Our address is:

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