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Top-Down Cropped Pullover #171

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    Contains:

    • Knitting pattern with written instructions and schematics
    • US Imperial Measurements
    • Women's sizes XXS to 6X (30.5 " to 71" bust)
    • Suitable for intermediate knitters

    Pattern paper format: only US letter

    Description

    This pullover is worked from the top down, beginning at the back shoulders. The back is worked to the armholes, then placed on hold while the front is picked up from the back shoulders and worked to the armholes. Then the back and front are joined and the body is worked to the bottom edge. The sleeves are picked up from the armholes and worked to the cuffs, with short-row shaping to shape the sleeve caps.

    The openwork pattern is presented in both written and charted formats.

    Skill Level: Experienced

    Skills Used: Lace knitting, knitting in the round, increasing and decreasing, picking up stitches, Wrap-and-Turn Short-Rows (explained in the pattern)

    Sizes: XX-Small (X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X, 6X)

    Finished Measurements: 30.5 (35, 39, 43, 47.5, 50, 54.5, 57, 61, 67, 71)” bust, with fronts overlapped; intended to be worn with approximately 4–6" ease

    Materials: Worsted weight cotton blend yarn: 775 (875, 950, 1125, 1225, 1300, 1450, 1500, 1600, 1700, 1800) yards. Note: If you plan to increase the length of the BODY or SLEEVES, be sure to purchase extra yarn. Model knit in Cotton Fleece by Brown Sheep Company (80% Pima cotton / 20% merino wool, 100 g skein = 215 yards): Color# CW520 Caribbean Sea.

    Needles and Notions: One size 6 (4 mm) circular needle, 29” long or longer, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE; one size 6 (4 mm) circular needle, 12” long (16” long for size 1X and above); one set of five size 6 (4 mm) double-pointed needles (dpn); one size 5 (3.75 mm) circular needle, 16” long; stitch markers (including removable stitch markers); waste yarn

    Gauge: In Openwork Pattern, 23 stitches and 28 rows = 4"/10 cm using larger needle, blocked.

    If you are unfamiliar with working a set-in-sleeve sweater from the top-down, my 2-part tutorial gives you everything you'll need to know to do it successfully: http://www.basixknitting.com/anatomy-of-a-top-down-sweater/

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    Materials you need at home:

    • 775 (875, 950, 1125, 1225, 1300, 1450, 1500, 1600, 1700, 1800) yards worsted weight cotton blend yarn
    • One size 6 (4 mm) circular needle, 29” long or longer
    • One size 6 (4 mm) circular needle, 12” long (16” long for size 1X and above)
    • One set of five size 6 (4 mm) double-pointed needles (dpn)
    • One size 5 (3.75 mm) circular needle, 16” long
    • Stitch markers (including removable stitch markers)
    • Waste yarn