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Pretzel sweater    click picture to enlarge  

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This works up beautifully in a cotton yarn. I made my first one in rainbow colors. Wow, was it great. I felt like spring each time that I wore it.
#5 circular 24" needle  &   # 8 circular  36" needle 

Gauge 4 stitches = 1"

  Sport or worsted weight yarn.
The more colors and textures the better
Working this pattern as is will give you a women's Large.        (size 46" - 48")

On #5 needle cast on 182.  Join round.  K1, P1 for 2 ½ " Inc. last Row 10 stitches. Change to #8 needle (may change yarn also).

Knit one Row placing markers at the beginning and after the 96 th  stitch. Knit 3 more rounds.

Purl 1 round.  This is there you'll add some inches to make your sweater longer. I'd knit about 8 rounds using any color you'd like.


Cast on Row.  Knit to the first marker.  Cast on 136 stitches. Place marker. Knit to the next marked. Cast on 136 stitches, place marker. (464)

Following stripe pattern below.  

Dec 1 stitch each side of markers, every other Row through out work. 

Knit 4 rounds.  Add a few more inches by knitting another 10 rounds. ( this gives you 18 more rounds than the original pattern or about 4 and ½ inches. Add more here if you'd like it longer.)


Change yarn, Purl 1 round, knit 1 round, purl 1 round, knit 1 round, purl 1 round.

Change yarn. Knit 4 rounds.

Change yarn. K1 round, P1 round, K1 round, P1 round.

Change yarn. Knit 5 rounds.

Change yarn  P1 round, k2 rounds, P1 round, k2 rounds.

Change yarn. Knit 6 rounds.

Change yarn. 5 rounds seed stitch.

Change yarn. Knit 4 rounds.

Change yarn. P1 round, K1 round, P1 round, K3 rounds, P1 round, K1 round, P1 round.

Change yarn. Knit 5 rounds.

Change yarn, P1 round, K1 round, P1 round, K2 rounds.

Change yarn. K6 rounds.

Change to same color as ribbing. Work in seed stitch until markers meet.

Bind off in seed stitch.

Sew side seams leaving 8" for armhole. Work 2 rounds single crochet around neck and armholes if desired.