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One-Skein Summer Top-Down Top

Difficulty level: Intermediate

Free Summer Sweater Knitting Pattern

SIZE
S [M, L, XL, 2X, 3X] (shown in size S)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Chest: 34 [38, 42, 46, 50, 54] inches (86 [96, 106, 116, 127, 137] cm)
Length: 18 [19, 20, 21, 22, 23] inches (46 [48, 50, 53, 56, 58] cm)

Materials:
Jo-Ann Sensations Breeze sport weight yarn 595 yards (544 meters) / 170 grams (6.00 ounces) color 27 purple lime - 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2) skein (A)
Jo-Ann Sensations Wave bulky weight yarn 136 yards (124 meters) / 113 grams (3.99 ounces) color purple lime - 0.1 skein (B).

Needles: #3 (3.25 mm) circular needles OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Gauge for stocking stitch: 20 st x 28 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm).

Pattern Notes:

Stockinette Stitch in rows:
1 row and all odd rows - knit sts
2 row and all even rows - purl sts

In rounds: all rows - knit

Rib 1x1:
All rounds: k1, p1.

Selvedge stitches
The 1st and last stitch of the pattern are selvedge stitches. To make the edges of your work even and smooth 2 more stitches (selvedge stitches) are added. You should always slip the first stitch as if to knit and purl the last stitch. The selvedge stitches are not counted in the pattern unless otherwise specified.


Pattern

The sweater is worked from the top to the bottom back and forth and in rounds without seams.

With yarn A cast on 49 (53, 53, 59, 61, 65) sts and purl 1 row.
Divide stitches as follows: 1 edge st, 1 st (left front), 1 st (raglan line, place marker), 8 (9, 9, 11, 11, 12) sts (left sleeve), 1 st (raglan line, place marker), 25 (27, 27, 29, 31, 33) sts (back), 1 st (raglan line, place marker), 8 (9, 9, 11, 11, 12) sts (right sleeve), 1 st (raglan line, place marker), 1 sts (right front), 1 edge st.
Work stockinette st for 58 (64, 78, 92, 106, 120) rows increasing by 8 sts (double increase at the raglan sts)  in each odd row as follows: M1, k1, M1 at the raglan st.
At the same time starting from row 25 increase for 1 st at the beginning and the end of the row (2 sts per row) in every odd row 6 (7, 7, 7, 8, 8) times.  Work row 37 (39, 39, 39, 41, 41), at the end of the row cast on 11 (11, 11, 13, 13, 13) st with the single cast on method and continue to work in rounds.

Divide for sleeves
Row 59 (65, 79, 93, 107, 121): Transfer left sleeve sts to a length of yarn, cast on 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6) sts with single cast on, work back sts, transfer right sleeve sts to a length of yarn, cast on 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6) sts with single cast on and work front stitches.

Continue to work bodice in rounds.
Work stockinette st for 50 (56, 62, 68, 76, 82) rounds or to desired length.
Row 51 (57, 63, 69, 77, 83): *k5, k2tog*, repeat from * to the end of the round.
Work rib 1x1 for 16 rounds. Cast off.

Sleeve
Sleeves are worked in rounds.
Transfer sleeve sts from the yarn to the needles and pick up 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6) sts over the 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6) underarm

sts. Work stockinette st for 4 rounds.
With yarn B knit one row, purl the next row.
With yarn A bind off all sts.

Finishing:
With yarn A pick up sts on circular needles along the neckline.
With yarn B knit one row, purl the next row.
With yarn A bind off all sts.

Enjoy!



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Patterns:Knit >> Sweaters and Tops
Difficulty Level:3-Intermediate
Size:S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X,
Technique:Seamless
Top-Down
Yarn Weight:Sport

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