Lion Brand Heartland American Pride Pullover

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by Lion Brand Design Team

Lion Brand Heartland American Pride Pullover

Show off your American pride!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:4 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 16 sts + 22 rows (4 inch) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) to knit a pullover that measures 38 (46, 54) inch in Finished Bust and 23 (24, 24-1/2) inch in Finished Length. Be sure to check your gauge. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you less stitches to match the gauge, try using a smaller size needle; if it takes you more stitches, try a larger size needle. Pattern and supplies are written for smallest size (S) with changes for larger sizes (M/L, 1X, 2X) in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow a pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning. You will need 2 skeins of Redwood to make this pullover in size S; 3 skeins of Redwood to make this pullover in sizes M/L and 1X/2X. You will need 2 skeins of Acadia to make this pullover in size S; 3 skeins of Acadia to make this pullover in sizes M/L and 1X/2X. You will need 1 skein of Olympic to make this pullover in size S; 2 skeins of Olympic to make this pullover in sizes M/L and 1X/2X. Download template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere and the charts.
    Special stitches and abbreivations:
    M1 (make 1) = An increase worked by lifting the horizontal strand lying between the needles and placing it onto the left needle. Knit this new stitch through the back loop – 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 tog – 1 st decreased.
    K2, p2 Rib (worked over a multiple of 4 sts + 2 additional sts) = Row 1 (RS): K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end of row. Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts. Rep Row 2 for K2, p2 Rib.
    Stripe Sequence: Work 10 rows with Acadia then 10 rows with Redwood, alternately.
    Notes:
    Pullover is worked in 4 pieces: Back, Front and 2 Sleeves.
    The Back and the Left Sleeve are worked in stripes; the Front is worked in both stripes and intarsia colorwork.
    When working in intarsia, do not carry yarn across WS of work. Instead, use a separate ball or bobbin for each section of color. When changing color, twist yarns on WS to prevent holes from forming in your work.
    The stars are worked in duplicate st, following Charts.
    When you see ‘work even’ in the instructions, this means to continue on in the pattern st you have established without changing the st count by increasing, decreasing, or binding off.
  • 2
    Back:
    With smaller needles and Redwood, cast on 78 (94, 110) sts. Work in K2, p2 Rib for 1-1/2 (2, 2) inch, end with a WS row.
    Note: End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a RS row.
    Change to larger needles.
    Decrease Row (RS): K6, k2tog, k to last 8 sts, k2tog, K6 – 76 (92, 108) sts at the end of this row.
    Next Row: Purl. Change to Acadia. Rows 1-72: Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 70 rows, changing color following Stripe Sequence.
  • 3
    Shape Armholes:
    Note: As you work the remainder of the Back, continue to change color following Stripe Sequence as established.
    Row 73 (RS): Bind off 4 (4, 5) sts, k to end of row – 72 (88, 103) sts.
    Row 74: Bind off 4 (4, 5) sts, p to end of row – 68 (84, 98) sts.
    Row 75 (Decrease): K2, k2tog, k to last 4 sts, ssk, k2 – 66 (82, 96) sts.
    Row 76: Purl. Rep last 2 rows 1 (1, 2) more time(s) – 64 (80, 92) sts.
    Continue in St st and Stripe Sequence for 36 (38, 40) rows.
  • 4
    Shape Neck:
    Row 1 (RS): K18 (22, 24), join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off center 28 (36, 44) sts for neck, k to end of row – 18 (22, 24) sts on each side. Work both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn.
    Row 2: On first side, p to last 4 sts, p2tog, p2; on 2nd side, p2, p2tog, p to end of row – 17 (21, 23) sts on each side.
    Row 3: On first side, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2; on 2nd side, k2, k2tog, k to end of row – 16 (20, 22) sts on each side. Bind off all sts on both sides.
  • 5
    Front:
    Work same as Back until Row 70 has been completed – 76 (92, 108) sts. Change to Redwood.
    Row 71 (RS): With Redwood, k 38 (46, 54) sts, place marker, with Olympic, k 38 (46, 54) sts.
    Row 72: With Olympic, p to marker, slip marker (sm), with Redwood, p to end of row.
  • 6
    Shape Armhole:
    Row 73 (RS): With Redwood, bind off 4 (4, 5) sts, k to marker, sm, with Olympic, k to end of row – 72 (88, 103) sts at the end of this row.
    Row 74: With Olympic, bind off 4 (4, 5) sts, p to marker, with Redwood, p to end of row – 68 (84, 98) sts at the end of this row.
    Row 75: With Redwood, k2, k2tog, k to marker, sm, with Olympic, k to last 4 sts, ssk, k2 – 66 (82, 96) sts at the end of this row.
    Row 76: With Olympic, p to marker, sm, with Redwood, p to end of row.
    Rows 77-78 (78, 80): Rep last 2 rows 1 (1, 2) more time(s) – 64 (80, 92) sts.
  • 7
    For Size 1X/2X, proceed to All Sizes, below.
  • 8
    All Sizes:
    Next Row (RS): With Acadia, k to marker, sm, with Olympic, k to end of row.
    Next Row: With Olympic, p to marker, sm, with Acadia, p to end of row. Rep last 2 rows 4 more times.
    Next Row: With Redwood, k to marker, sm, with Olympic, k to end of row.
    Next Row: With Olympic, p to marker, sm, with Redwood, p to end of row.
    Rep last 2 rows 2 (2, 3) more times.
  • 9
    Shape Neck:
    Row 1 (RS): With Redwood, k26 (31, 34), sl these sts to a holder for left shoulder, bind off center 12 (18, 24) sts for neck (removing marker and using Redwood to bind off first 6 (9, 12) sts and Olympic to bind off last 6 (9, 12) sts), with Olympic, k to end of row – 26 (31, 34) sts for right shoulder.
  • 10
    Right Shoulder:
    Continue with Olympic only.
    Rows 1 and 3 (WS): Purl.
    Row 2: Bind off 4 sts, k to end of row – 22 (27, 30) sts.
    Row 4: Bind off 3 sts, k to end of row – 19 (24, 27) sts.
    Row 5: Purl.
    Row 6: K2, k2tog, k to end of row – 18 (23, 26) sts. Rep last 2 rows 2 (3, 4) more times – 16 (20, 22) sts rem for right shoulder.
    Work even in St st for 11 rows. Bind off.
  • 11
    Left Shoulder:
    Continue to change color following Stripe Sequence for left shoulder. Slip sts for left shoulder back onto needle, ready to work a WS Row.
    Row 1 (WS): Bind off 4 sts, p to end of row – 22 (27, 30) sts.
    Row 2: Knit.
    Row 3: Bind off 3 sts, p to end of row – 19 (24, 27) sts.
    Row 4: Knit.
    Row 5: P2, p2tog, p to end of row – 18 (23, 26) sts. Rep last 2 rows 2 (3, 4) times – 16 (20, 22) sts rem for right shoulder. Continuing to change color following Stripe Sequence, work even in St st for 12 rows. Bind off.
  • 12
    Left Sleeve (Striped Sleeve):
    With smaller needles and Redwood, cast on 46 (54, 58) sts. Work in K2, p2 Rib for 1-1/2 inch, end with a WS row. Change to larger needles.
    Beg with a RS (knit) row, work in St st for 2 (4, 6) rows. Change to Acadia and begin Stripe Sequence.
    Increase Row (RS):
    K2, M1, k to last 2 sts, M1, k2 – 48 (56, 60) sts at the end of this row. Work even in St st, changing color following Stripe Sequence, for 11 (11, 9) rows.
    Rep Increase Row – 50 (58, 62) sts at the end of this row. Rep last 12 (12, 10) rows 5 (5, 6) more times – 60 (68, 74) sts, then work even in St st for 3 (3, 5) rows.
  • 13
    Shape Sleeve Cap (Top of Sleeve):
    Row 1 (RS): Bind off 4 (4, 5) sts, k to end of row – 56 (64, 69) sts.
    Row 2: Bind off 4 (4, 5) sts, p to end of row – 52 (60, 64) sts.
    Row 3: K2, k2tog, k to last 4 sts, ssk, k2 – 50 (58, 62) sts.
    Row 4: Purl. Rep last 2 rows 4 (2, 4) more times – 42 (54, 54) sts rem.
    Next Row: K2, k2tog, k to last 4 sts, ssk, k2 – 40 (52, 52) sts.
    Next Row: P2, p2tog through the back loops, p to last 4 sts, p2tog, p2 – 38 (50, 50) sts. Rep last 2 rows 1 (4, 4) more time(s) – 34 sts rem.
    Next Row: K2, k2tog, k to last 4 sts, ssk, k2 – 32 sts.
    Next Row: Bind off 2 sts, p to end of row – 30 sts.
    Next Row: Bind off 2 sts, k to end of row – 28 sts. Rep last 2 rows – 24 sts. Bind off.
  • 14
    Right (Solid Sleeve):
    With smaller needles and Olympic, cast on 46 (54, 58) sts.
    With Olympic only, work same as Left Sleeve. Bind off.
  • 15
    Finishing:
    Duplicate Stitch:
    With Acadia and following Charts, embroider duplicate st Stars onto Front and Right Sleeve. Sew right shoulder seam.
  • 16
    Neckband:
    From RS, with smaller needles and Redwood, pick up and k56 (64, 76) sts evenly spaced across front neck and 38 (46, 54) sts evenly spaced across back neck – 94 (110, 130) sts.
    Work in K2, p2 Rib for 5 (7, 11) rows. Bind off. Seam left shoulder, including ends of neckband.
    Sew in Sleeves. Sew side and Sleeve seams. Weave in ends.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:4 hours

Project Supplies

  • LLion Brand Heartland Yarn Redwood 104769643
  • Lion Brand Heartland Yarn Olympic 104769675
  • Lion Brand Heartland Yarn Arcadia 104769641
  • Lion Brand Knitting Needles U.S. 9/5.5 mm 104239389
  • Lion Brand Knitting Needles U.S. 7/4.5 mm 104239375
  • Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers 24 pc. 104239331
  • Lion Brand Stitch Holder 3 pc. 104239311
  • Lion Brand Blunt End Needles Large Eye 6 pc. 104755288
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