Lion Brand® Homespun® Thick & Quick® Comfy and Quiet Pullover

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by Lion Brand® Design Team

Lion Brand® Homespun® Thick & Quick® Comfy and Quiet Pullover

The Lion Brand® Homespun® Thick & Quick® Comfy and Quiet Pullover can be made easily, is a delight to wear and won't cause a fuss. Hmmmm … maybe that's where its name came from.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2+ hours

Project Instructions

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    Use a gauge of 8 sts + 12 rows (about 4 inch or 10 cm) in Rev St st (p on RS, k on WS) to knit a pullover. Be sure to check your gauge. You will need 4 skeins of Barrington (or the color of your choice) to make this Pullover in size S; 5 skeins for sizes M and L; 6 skeins for sizes 1X and 2X; 7 skeins for size 3X.
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    Size S (M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X) Finished Bust 50 (54, 58, 62, 66, 70) inch (127 (137, 147-1/2, 157-1/2, 167-1/2, 178) cm) Finished Length 29 (29-1/2, 30, 30-1/2, 31, 31-1/2) in. (74 (75, 76, 78, 79, 80) cm) Note: Pattern and supplies are 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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    Stitch Explanations CDD (Central Double Decrease) Sl 2 sts together Knitwise, k next st, pass sl sts over st just knit – 2 sts decreased. pfb (purl into front and back) Purl next st without removing it from left needle, then p through back of same st – 1 st increased.
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    Pattern Stitches K1, p1 Rib worked in rows (worked over a multiple of 2 sts + 1 additional st) Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1. Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts. Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib worked in rows. K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds (multiple of 2 sts) Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd. Rep Rnd 1 for K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds.
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    Notes Pullover is worked in 4 pieces, Back, Front, and 2 Sleeves. When you see ‘– 12 sts’ in the instructions, this lets you know how many sts you will have at the end of that specific row.
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    Back With smaller straight needles, cast on 51 (55, 59, 63, 67, 71) sts. Beg with Row 1, work in K1, p1 Rib for 4 in. (10 cm), end with a WS row as your last row. Change to larger needles and work in Rev St st (p on RS, k on WS) until piece measures about 18 in. (43 cm) from beg, end with a WS row as your last row. Place marker (pm) on each end of last row for armholes. Continue in Rev St st until armholes measure 7 (7-1/2, 8, 8-1/2, 9, 9-1/2) inch (18 (19, 20-1/2, 21-1/2, 23, 24) cm) from markers, end with a WS row as your last row. Shape Shoulders Bind off 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) sts at beg of next 6 rows – 33 (37, 35, 39, 37, 41) sts rem after all bind offs have been completed. Shape Neck and Shoulders Mark center 13 sts for neck. Next Row (RS): Continuing in Rev St st, bind off 3 (4, 4, 5, 4, 6) sts, work to marked center 13 sts, join a 2nd ball of yarn, bind off center 13 sts for neck and work to end – 7 (8, 7, 8, 8, 8) sts on first side, 10 (12, 11, 13, 12, 14) sts on second side. Next Row: Working both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn, on first side, bind off 3 (4, 4, 5, 4, 6) sts, work to end of first side; with separate ball of yarn, work across sts of second side – 7 (8, 7, 8, 8, 8) sts rem on each side. Next Row: On first side, bind off 3 (4, 3, 4, 4, 4) sts, work to last 2 sts, p2tog; with separate ball of yarn, p2tog, work to end of second side – 3 sts rem on first st, 6 (7, 6, 7, 7, 7) sts rem on second side. Next Row: On first side, bind off 3 (4, 3, 4, 4, 4) sts, work to end of first side; with separate ball of yarn, work across sts of second side – 3 sts rem each side. Next Row: On first side, bind off 3 sts; with separate ball of yarn, work across sts of second side. Bind off.
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    Front Work as for Back until piece measures 14 (14-1/2, 15, 15-1/2, 16, 16-1/2) inch (35-1/2 (37, 38, 39-1/2, 40-1/2, 42) cm) from beg, end with a WS row as your last row. Divide for Neck Mark center st for neck. Next Row (RS): P23 (25, 27, 29, 31, 33), p2tog, slip center st to a stitch holder for neck, join a 2nd ball of yarn, p2tog, p to end – 24 (26, 28, 30, 32, 34) sts rem on each side. Working both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn, knit one row. Neck Dec Row (RS): On first side, p to last 2 sts, p2tog (neck dec); on second side, with separate ball of yarn, p2tog (neck dec), p to end of second side – 23 (25, 27, 29, 31, 33) sts rem each side. Rep Neck Dec Row every 4th row 5 more times – 18 (20, 22, 24, 26, 28) sts on each side after all decs have been completed. Work even until armholes measure same as for Back to shoulders, end with a WS row as your last row. Shape Shoulders Bind off 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) sts at each side edge 3 times, then 3 (4, 4, 5, 4, 6) sts at each side edge once, then 3 (4, 3, 4, 4, 4) sts at each side edge once, then 3 sts at each side edge once.
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    Sleeves (make 2) With smaller straight needles, cast on 21 (23, 23, 25, 25, 27) sts. Beg with Row 1, work in K1, p1 Rib for 4 inch (10 cm), end with a WS row as your last row. Change to larger needles. Next Row (RS): P1, pfb, p to last 2 sts, pfb, p1 – 23 (25, 25, 27, 27, 29) sts. Next Row: Knit. Work in Rev St st for 4 rows. Rep last 6 rows 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) times – 29 (31, 33, 35, 37, 39) sts. Work even (without increasing or decreasing) until piece measures 20 inch (51 cm) from beg. Bind off all sts.
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    Finishing Sew shoulder seams. Neck Rib With RS facing and circular needle, beg at left shoulder seam, pick up and k30 sts evenly spaced along neck edge to center front of neck, k1 from center neck st holder, place split ring st marker on this center st, pick up and k30 sts evenly spaced to right shoulder seam, pick up and k17 sts evenly spaced along back neck – 78 sts. Place marker for beg of rnd (Note: Use a different color marker than the marker placed at center of neck) and join by working the first st on the left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle. Dec Rnd: Work in K1, p1 rib worked in rnds to 1 st before center marker, CDD (removing marker), replace marker in this new center st, work in K1, p1 rib worked in rnds to end of rnd – 76 sts. Rep Dec Rnd 5 more times – 66 sts. Bind off in rib, working CDD over 3 center front sts before binding off. Sew Sleeves between armhole markers. Sew side and Sleeve seams. Weave in ends.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2+ hours

Project Supplies

  • Lion Brand® Homespun® Thick & Quick® Yarn (Color of Your Choice)
  • Lion Brand® Knitting Needles U.S. 13/9.0 mm 104236761
  • Circular Knitting Needles U.S. 11/8.0 mm 24 inch (60.5 cm)
  • Lion Brand® Split Ring Markers 24 pc. 104239331
  • Lion Brand® Cable Stitch Needle 2 pc. 104239329
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