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Sweater Stripes      Exchange to crochet

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A beautiful combination of patterns and yarns creates an elegant sweater, made (the front and Although simply back are identical rectangles), the look is anything but simple.

Directions are for size small (8 - 10) changes in parentheses for med (12-14) and large (16).
You will need 13 (15,17) skeins Morea in Grey (A), 2 (2, 3) skeins Morea in White (B), 7 (8, 10) skeins Yum Yum in Grey (C) and 2 (3, 4) skeins Yum Yum in White (D).

  Numbers 8, 10 and 11 (or size required for gauge) standard knitting needles were used.

Finished measurements at underarm are approximately 36 (38, 40) inches.

Gauge: 4 sts equal 1 inch 6 rows equal 1 inch

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.

Open Star Stitch:
Row 1: (Wrong Side) K 2, *yo, k 3, pass first k over last 2 sts worked, repeat from *  end k 1.

Row 2: K.

Row 3: K 1, *k 3, pass first k over last 2 sts worked, yo, repeat from * end k 2.

Row 4: K. Repeat these 4 rows for Open Star Stitch.

Double Seed Stitch:
Row 1: *K 2, p 2, repeat from to end.

Row 2: Repeat Row 1.

Row 3: * P 2, k 2, repeat from * to end.

Row 4: Repeat Row 3. Repeat these 4 rows for Double Seed Stitch.

Twisted Stockinette Stitch:

Row 1: K into back of every St across.

Row 2: P normally.

Note: Sweater is worked in the length, starting at left side of back, ending at right side of back. 

Back and front are the same so patterned sleeve may be worn on either right or left arm.

BACK:
With number 10 needles and A, cast on 72 sts (length).
Work Twisted Stockinette for 5 (5½, 6) inches, ending with p row.

Change to number 11 needles and 2 strands C, k 4 rows (Garter Stitch).

Change to number 10 needles with 1 strand A and 1 strand C worked tog, k 1 Row.

Work in Open Star St starting on wrong side.
Work until piece measures 11 (12, 13) inches from beginning, end with wrong side Row.

Change to number 11 needles and 2 strands D worked tog, k 4 rows

Change to number 10 needles with 1 strand A and I strand C worked tog, k 1 Row.

Work in Open Star st, starting with Row 1 on wrong side.
Work until piece measures 15 (16, 17) from beginning, end with wrong side Row.

Change to number 11 needles and 2 strands C worked tog, k 4 rows

Change to number 10 needles with 1 strand B and 1 strand D worked tog, k 1 Row.

Work even in Double Seed st until piece measures 18 (19, 20) inches from beginning.

Bind off in pattern.

FRONT: Work to correspond to back.

PATTERNED SLEEVE:
With number 8 needles and 1 strand A, cast on 45 (49, 53) sts.

Work in k 1, p 1 ribbing for 3 inches.

Change to number 10 needles and Twisted Stockinette, inc 7 sts evenly spaced across first Row - 52 (56, 60) sts.  Inc one st each end every inch, 6 times - 64 (68, 72) sts.

Work even until 10 inches from beginning, end with p Row.

Change to number 11 needles and 2 strands C worked tog, k 4 rows.

Change to number 10 needles with 1 strand B and 1 strand D worked tog, k 1 Row.

Work Double Seed st until 12½ inches from beginning, end with wrong side row.

Change to number 11 needles and 2 strands C worked tog, k 4 rows.

Change to number 10 needles with 1 strand A and 1 strand C worked tog, k 1 row, inc 2 (1, 0) sts - 66 (69, 72) sts.

Work in Open Star st until 14 ½ inches from beginning, end with wrong side Row.

Change to number 11 needles and 2 strands D worked tog, k 4 rows

Change to number 10 needles with 1 strand A and C worked tog, k 1 row.

Work in Open Star st until 17½ inches from beginning, end with wrong side row.

Change to number 11 needles and 2 strands C worked tog, k 4 rows.

Bind off loosely.

SECOND SLEEVE:
Work as for first sleeve, omitting pattern and working entire sleeve with A on number 10 needles in Twisted Stockinette.

FINISHING:
Back Lower Rib Band: With A, number 8 needle, right side facing, pick up 71 (75, 79) sts evenly spaced along lower edge.

Row 1: (Wrong Side) * P 1, k 1 b (work in back of k st), repeat from *, end p 1.

Row 2: *K 1 b, p 1, repeat from * end k lb.

Repeat these 2 rows for ribbing for 2  (3, 3½) inches.

Bind off in ribbing.


Front Lower Rib Band: W ork same as back.

Weave 3 (3½,  4) inches of front and back tog in corresponding colors for shoulders. 

From shoulder seam measure 8 (8 ½, 9) inches down on front and back and mark for start of armhole. 

Weave straight edge of sleeve to armhole, from marker to marker.  Weave under sleeve and side seams in corresponding colors. 

With F crochet hook and color A, sc around neck, taking in slightly to fit.  Fasten off securely.

Hints for working with Morea and caring for garment: Leave 3½ inch end of yarn at beginning and end of each new skein used.  Attach all skeins at seam edges. 

When garment is completed, weave in all ends securely and tack down to prevent slipping.

Keep ribbon in covered box with small slit in cover.

Feed strand of yarn through slit to keep ribbon as flat as possible.

To press garment, turn to wrong side.  Use a dry cloth, a warm (not hot) iron and no steam, press gently, taking care not to drag iron across.

Do not wash.

Use professional dry cleaning only. Advise cleaner not to use high heat in treating garment.

Weaving and tacking down ends ensures a permanently neat finish.