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 Dolman Sleeved  Pullover  

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Knit with Paton's Cotton Top, (sport weight) this dolman sleeved pullover is perfect with skirts or pants.  A round crew neckline in front drops to an alluring V in back.  An open Row between stockinette panels gives an airy, light look.

Directions are to fit bust measurement 30 with changes in parentheses for 32, 34, 36, 38 and 40.  The measurement just above the ribbing will be 32 ¾  (35, 37, 39¼ , 41½ , 42½ ) inches.

You will need 8 (9, 10, 10, 11, 11) balls Cotton Top (50 gram balls; 126 yards per ball) and numbers 3 and 6 standard knitting needles or size required for gauge.

Gauge: In pattern stitch: 20 sts equal 4 inches, 30 rows equal 4 inches.

Note- When working ribbing only, all knit stitches are worked in back of stitch.

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.

Eyelet Stripe Pattern: 

Row 1: (Right Side) K.

Row 2: P.

Rows 3 through 8: Repeat rows 1 and 2 three times.

Rows 9, 10: K.

Row 11: P 1, *yo, p 2 tog, repeat from to last St, p 1.

Row 12: K.

Repeat Rows 1 through 12 for pattern.


FRONT: *** Worked sideways in one piece, begin at left cuff. With larger needles, cast on 22 (24, 24, 26, 26, 28) sts. 

Work 10 rows pattern, begin pattern row 9 (9, 5, 9, 5, 3).

Shape Underarm: Keeping continuity of pattern, inc one St at end of every right side row until there are 49 (5 7, 5 3, 59, 57, 61) sts, working added sts in pattern, end wrong side row. 

Inc one St at same edge on every Row until there are 75 (79, 83, 85, 87, 87) sts, working added sts in pattern, end right side Row.

Shape Side: Cast on 3 sts at beginning of next 3 wrong side rows.  Work 1 Row.  Cast on 8 sts at beginning of next Row - 92 (96, 100, 102, 104, 104) sts. 

Work 2 rows.

Shape Shoulder: Inc one St at beginning of next Row, then every 12 (12, 14, 14, 16, 16)th Row until there are 95 (99, 103,105,107,107) sts.  Work 12 (14,14,16, 14, 16) rows even, end right side Row.***

Shape Neck: (Wrong Side Facing) Work to last 4 sts, bind off 4 sts, fasten off.  With right side facing, join yarn to remaining sts and dec one St at neck edge on next 7 (9, 9, 9, 9, 11) rows -
84  (86, 90, 92, 94, 92) sts.  Work 28 (28, 28, 32, 36, 32) rows even.  Inc one St at neck edge on next 7 (9, 9, 9, 9, 11) rows.  Cast on 4 sts, work to end - 95 (99,103,105, 107, 107) sts.

Work 13 (15, 15, 17, 15, 17) rows even.

***Shape Shoulder: Dec one St at beginning of next Row, then every 12 (12, 14, 14, 16, 16)th Row until 92 (96, 100,102, 104, 104) sts remain. 

Work 2 rows.

Shape Side: Bind off 8 sts at beginning of next Row.  Work 1 Row.  Bind off 3 sts at beginning of next 3 wrong side rows - 75 (79, 83, 85, 87, 87) sts.

Shape Underarm: Dec one St at end of next Row, then at same edge on every Row until 50 (58, 54, 60, 58, 62) sts remain.  Work I Row.  Dec one St at end of every right side Row until 22 (24, 24, 26, 26, 28) sts remain. 

Work 9 rows.  Bind off.

Lower Ribbing: With right side facing and smaller needles, pick up 69 (73, 79, 83, 89, 93) sts evenly along lower edge. 

Work ribbing as follows: Remember to knit in back of stitch.
Row 1: (Wrong Side) P 1, *k 1, p 1, repeat from * across.

Row 2: K 1, *p 1, k 1, repeat from across.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for 4 inches, end Row 1. Bind off in ribbing.***

BACK: Work same as front *** from to ***

Shape Neck: Work to last 8 (7, 9, 8, 7,9) sts, bind off 8 (7, 9, 8, 7, 9) sts, fasten off.  With right side facing, join yarn to remaining sts and bind off 3 sts at beginning of next 11 (12, 12, 13, 14, 14) right side rows - 54 (56, 58, 58, 58, 56) sts.  Cast on 3 sts at beginning of next 11 (12, 12, 13, 14, 14) right side rows.  Work 1 Row.  Cast on 8 (7, 9, 8, 7, 9) sts at beginning of next Row, work to end -95 (99, 103, 105, 107, 107) sts.  Work 13 (15, 15, 17, 15, 17) rows even.  Now work same as front from *** to ***.

Finishing - Neckband: Sew upper right sleeve and shoulder seam.  With right side facing and smaller needles, pick up 12 (13, 13, 13, 13, 14) sts along left front neck edge, 14 (16, 16, 18, 20, 20) sts along center front neck and 12 (13, 13, 13, 13, 14) sts along right front neck edge.

Pick up 42 (44, 46, 48, 50, 52) sts along back neck edge to bottom of V, place marker on needle, pick up one St at center V, place marker on needle, pick up 42 (44, 46, 48, 50, 52) sts along back neck edge - 123 (131, 135, 141, 147, 153) sts.

Work ribbing as follows:
Row 1: (Wrong Side) *P 1, k 1. repeat from * to 2 sts before marker, p 2 tog, p 1, p 2 tog through back lp, **k 1, p 1, repeat from ** to end.

Row 2: K 1, *p 1, k 1, repeat from * to 2 sts before marker, p 2 tog, k 1, p 2 tog through back lp, k 1, ** p 1, k 1, repeat from ** to end.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 three more times, then Row 1 again.  Bind off in ribbing, dec one St each side of marked St as before.  Sew remaining upper sleeve, shoulder and neckband seam.

Cuffs: With right side facing and smaller needles, pick up 43 (45, 45, 47, 47, 49) sts evenly along lower sleeve edge. 

Work ribbing same as lower ribbing for 2 inches. 

Bind off in ribbing. Sew side and sleeve seams.