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Women Irish Sweater with pockets  

These directions are for small size (8-10). Changes for medium size (12-14) and large size (16-18) are in parentheses.

MATERIALS
BERNAT BLARNEYSPUN (50 g balls)
-- 23(25-27)   ( 75 yards per ball)

OR ANY EQUIVALENT KNITTING WORSTED WEIGHT YARN THAT WILL GIVE THE SPECIFIED STITCH GAUGE

  1 pair each BERNAT-Aero straight knitting needles Nos. 4 and 7 (3.50 mm and 4.50 mm) OR ANY SIZE NEEDLES THAT WILL GIVE THE SPECIFIED STITCH GAUGE
I BERNAT-Aero cable stitch needle
6 buttons

GAUGE: 6 sts = 1 inch

NOTE: The abbreviations used in the following directions are preceded by the explanation the first time they appear.

PATTERN STITCH FOR BACK

Row 1: (K 1, p 1) 1(3-5) times, k in BACK loop of next st (k 1 B), p 2; sl next 3 sts onto cable needle and hold in BACK of work, k next st, k 3 sts from cable needle, k 1, sl next st onto cable needle and hold in FRONT of work, k next 3 sts, k st from cable needle (CP9); * p 2; [sl next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold in BACK of work, k next 2 sts, k 2 sts from cable needle (CB4); sl next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold in FRONT of work, k next 2 sts, k 2 sts from cable needle (CF4)] 3 times, p 2 *, CP9, p 2, CF4, p 2, CP9, repeat between *'s once, CP9, p 2, k 1 B, (k 1, p 1) 1 (3-5) times.

Row 2: (K 1, p 1) 1(3-5) times, p in BACK loop of next st (p 1 b),* k2, p9, k2, p24, k2, p9, k 2 *, p 4, repeat between *'s once, p 1 B, (k 1, p 1) 1(3-5) times.

Row 3: (P 1, k 1) 1(3-5) times, k 1 B, * p 2, k 4; k in front, back, front of next st (3 sts made in 1 st), (turn, k 3) twice, sl 2nd and 3rd sts over first st (Bobble made); k 4, p 2, k 24, p 2, k 4, Bobble, k 4, p 2 *, k 4, repeat between *'s once, k 1 B, (p 1, k 1) 1(3-5) times.

Row 4: (P 1, k 1) 1(3-5) times, p 1 B, * k 2, p 9, k 2, p 24, k 2, p 9, k 2 *, p 4, repeat between *'s once, p 1 B, (p 1, k 1) 1(3-5) times.

Row 5: (K 1, p 1) 1(3-5) times, k 1 B, * p 2, CP9, p 2, (CF4, CB4) 3 times, p 2, CP9, p 2 *, CF4, repeat between *'s once, k 1 B, (k 1, p 1) 1(3-5) times.

Row 6: Repeat Row 2.
Row 7: Repeat Row 3.
Row 8: Repeat Row 4.

Repeat these 8 rows for pattern stitch for back.

BACK: Using smaller needles, cast on 84 (90, 96) sts. 

K in BACK of next st (k 1 B), p 1 in ribbing for 2 inches. P the next Row, inc at even intervals to 110(118-126) sts. 

Change to larger needles and work even in pattern st for back until piece measures 15 ½inches, ending with a wrong side Row. 

SHAPE FULL-FASHIONED RAGLAN ARMHOLES: 

At the beg of each of the next 2 rows bind off 4(5-6) sts. 

Row 3: K 1, sl I as if to k, k 1, psso, work in pattern as established to last 3 sts, k 2 tog, k 1. 

Row 4: K 2, work in pattern as established to last 2 sts, k 2.

 Repeat the last 2 rows 9(12-15) times more, ending with a right side Row -- 82 sts. 

Then repeat Row 3 ONLY until 32 sts remain. On the next Row k 2, * k 2 tog, k 1, repeat from · across Row. Bind off remaining 22 sts.

PATTERN STITCH FOR LEFT FRONT
Row 1: (K 1, p 1) 1(3-5) times, k 1 B, p 2, CP9, p 2, (CB4, CF4) 3 times, p 2, CP9, p 2.

Row2:K2, p9, k2, p24, k2, p9, k2, p1B, (k 1, p 1) 1(3-5) times.

Row 3: (P 1, k 1) 1(3-5) times, k 1 B, p 2, k 4, Bobble, k 4, p 2, k 24, p 2, k 4, Bobble, k 4, p2. 

Row 4: K2, p9, k2, p24, k2, p9, k2, p 1 B, p 1, k 1) 1(3-5) times.

Row 5: (K 1, p 1) 1(3-5) times, k 1 B, p 2, CP9, p 2, (CF4, CB4) 3 times, p 2, CP9, p 2.

Row 6: Repeat Row 2.
Row 7: Repeat Row 3.
Row 8: Repeat Row 4.

Repeat these 8 rows for pattern stitch for left front.

POCKET LINING: Make 2. Using smaller needles, cast on 24 sts. K 1 B, p 1 in ribbing for 2 ½inches. Sl sts onto a holder.

LEFT FRONT: Using smaller needles, cast on 42(44-46) sts. K 1 B, p 1 in ribbing for 2 inches. P the next Row, inc at even intervals to 53(5761) sts. 

Change to larger needles and work in pattern st for left front for 10 rows. 

INSERT POCKET: Work 16(20-24) sts, sl next 24 sts onto a holder, work in pattern st across 24 sts of one pocket lining, work to end of Row. 

Continue in pattern st until piece measures 15 ½ inches, ending with a wrong side Row and same Row of pattern st as on back at underarm. 

SHAPE FULL-FASHIONED RAGLAN ARMHOLE: 

At arm edge bind off 4(5-6) sts, work to end of row. 

Row 2: Work to last 2 sts, k 2. 

Row 3: K 1, sl 1 as if to k, k 1, psso, work to end of Row. Repeat the last 2 rows 9(12-15) times more, ending at front edge -- 39 sts. 

SHAPE NECK: At beg of next Row bind off 8 sts, work in pattern as established to end of Row. 

Then dec 1 st at arm edge in same manner as on back EVERY ROW6 times, and AT THE SAME TIME, at neck edge dec 1 st EVERY ROW 6 times. Keeping neck edge even, continue to dec 1 st at arm edge EVERY ROW 19 times more. Fasten off.

PATTERN STITCH FOR RIGHT FRONT

Row 1: P 2, CP9,p 2, (CB4, CF4) 3 times,
p 2, CP9, p 2, k 1 B, (k 1, p 1) 1(3-5) times. 

Row 2: (K 1, p 1) 1(3-5) times, p 1 B, k 2, p 9, k2, p24, k2, p9, k2.

Row 3: P 2, k 4, Bobble, k 4, p 2, k 24, p 2,
k 4, Bobble, k 4, p 2, k 1 B, (p 1, k 1) 1(3-5) times.

Row 4: (P 1, k 1) 1(3-5) times, p 1 B, k 2, p 9, k2, p24, k 2, p 9, k2.

Row 5: P 2, CP9, p 2, (CF4, CB4) 3 times, p 2, CP9, p 2, k 1 B, (k 1, p 1) 1(3-5) times. 

Row 6: Repeat Row 2.
Row 7: Repeat Row 3.
Row 8: Repeat Row 4.

Repeat these 8 rows for pattern stitch for right front.

RIGHT FRONT: Work to correspond to left front until 10 rows of pattern st for right front have been completed.

 INSERT POCKET: Work 13 sts, sl next 24 sts onto a holder, work in pattern st for right front across 24 sts of pocket lining, work to end of Row. 

Finish to correspond to left front, reversing all shaping. 

TO DEC FOR FULL-FASHIONED RAGLAN ARMHOLE: Work to last 3 sts, k 2 tog, k 1. 

On the next Row k 2, work to end of Row.

PATTERN STITCH FOR SLEEVES
Row 1: P 2, CP9, * p 2, (CB4, CF4) twice,
p 2 *, CF4, repeat between *'s once, CP9, p2.

Row 2 and all even rows: K 2, p 9, k 2, p 16, k 2, p 4, k 2, p 16, k 2, p 9, k 2.

Row 3: P 2, k 4, Bobble, (k 4, p 2, k 16, p 2) twice, k 4, Bobble, k 4, p 2.

Row 5: P 2, CP9, * p 2, (CF4, CB4) twice, p 2 *, CF4, repeat between *'s once, CP9, p2.

Row 7: Repeat Row 3.
Row 8: Repeat Row 2.

Repeat these 8 rows for pattern stitch for sleeves.

SLEEVES: Using smaller needles, cast on 44 sts. K 1 B, p I in ribbing for 2 ½ inches. P the next Row, inc at even intervals to 66 sts. 

Change to larger needles and work in pattern st for sleeves, inc 1 st each end of needle every 6th Row 5(7-10) times, working first inc sts each end of needle in k 1 B, and remaining inc sts in double seed st. 

Work even in pattern as established on 76(80-86) sts until piece measures 17 ½ (18-18)inches or desired length to underarm, ending with a wrong side Row. 

SHAPE FULL-FASHIONED RAGLAN CAP: 

At the beg of each of the next 2 rows bind off 4(5-6) sts. 

Dec in same manner as on back until 28(24-20) sts remain.

 Then repeat Row 3 ONLY 6(4-2) times -- 16 sts. 

On the next Row k 1, * k 2 tog, k 1, repeat from * across Row. 

Bind off remaining 11 sts as if to p.

PATTERN STITCH FOR COLLAR
Row 1: K 1, (CB4, CF4) 15 times, k 1. 

Row 2 and all even rows: Purl.

Rows 3 and 7: Knit.

Row 5: K 1, (CF4, CB4) 15 times, k 1. 

Row 8: Repeat Row 2.

Repeat these 8 rows for pattern stitch for collar.

COLLAR: Using smaller needles, cast on 146 sts. K 1 B, p 1 in ribbing for 4 rows. 

On the next Row bind off 24 sts, k until there are 98 sts on needle, bind off remaining 24 sts. 

Break off yarn. 

With wrong side facing you, join yarn and p, inc at even intervals to 122 sts. 

Change to larger needles and work even in pattern st for collar for 24 rows. On the next Row k 2, * k 2 tog, k 1, repeat from * across Row. 

Bind off remaining 80 sts as if to p. 

Sew bound-off sts to each short edge of collar.

LEFT FRONT-BAND: Using smaller needles, cast on 8 sts. 

K 1 B, p 1 in ribbing until piece is same length as front to beg of neck shaping, stretching slightly. Bind off.

RIGHT FRONT-BAND: Work to correspond to left front band, forming first buttonhole when piece measures ½ inch.

 BUTTONHOLE: Work 3 sts, bind off the next 2 sts, work to end of Row. 

On the next Row cast on 2 sts over those bound off previous Row. Make 5 more buttonholes, evenly spaced m the last one to be made ¾ inch below start of neck shaping.

FINISHING: Sew sleeves to back and front armholes. Sew underarm and sleeve seams. 

POCKET BANDS: With right side facing you, sl 24 sts of one pocket from holder onto smaller needle. Join yarn and k 1 B, p 1 in ribbing for 4 rows. Bind off in ribbing. 

Sew pocket bands and pocket linings in place. 

Sew front bands in place. 

Starting at front edge, sew bound-off edge of collar to neck edge. 

Finish buttonholes. Sew on buttons.

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