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Women's Turtleneck Irish Pullover

These directions are for small size (32-34). Changes for medium size (36-38), large size (40-42) and extra large size (44-46) are in parentheses. For men's sizes, advance one step. Example, Women's medium size (36-38) is men's small size (36-38).

MATERIALS

BERNAT BLARNEYSPUN (50 g balls) -- 16(17-18-19)

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

  FOR SMALL SIZE ONLY

1 pair each BERNAT-Aero straight knitting needles Nos. 2 and 4 (2. 75 mm and 3.50 mm) 1 set each BERNAT-Aero dp needles Nos. 2 and 4 (2. 75 mm and 3.50 mm)

1 BERNAT-Aero cable stitch needle

FOR MEDIUM, LARGE AND EXTRA LARGE SIZES

1 pair each BERNAT-Aero straight knitting needles Nos. 3 and 6 (3.25 mm and 4.25 mm) 1 set each BERNAT-Aero dp needles Nos. 3 and 6 (3.25 mm and 4.25 mm)

1 BERNAT-Aero cable stitch needle

OR ANY SIZE NEEDLES THAT WILL GIVE THE SPECIFIED STITCH GAUGE

GAUGE

13 sts -- 2 inches

13 rows = 2 inches on No. 4 needles for small size

11 sts = 2 inches

11 rows -- 2 inches on No. 6 needles for medium, large and extra large sizes

NOTE 1, The abbreviations used in the following directions are preceded by the explanation the first time they appear.

NOTE 2, When working k 1, p 1 ribbing, always k in BACK of each k st.

PATTERN STITCH FOR BACK AND FRONT

Row 1- (K 1, p 1) 1(0-2-5) times, * 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 (BACK TWIST); sl next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold in FRONT of work, k next 2 sts, k 2 sts from cable needle (FRONT TWIST); p 2, k 1, p 3, k 1, p 2; skip next st, k next st, p skipped st (RIGHT SLANT); skip next st, p in BACK of next st, k skipped st (LEFT SLANT); p 2, work RIGHT SLANT on next 2 sts, work LEFT SLANT on next 2 sts, p 2, k 1, p 3, k 1, p 2, work BACK TWIST on next 4 sts, work FRONT TWIST on next 4 sts, p 2 *, k 8, repeat between *'s once, ending (k 1, p 1) 1(0-2-5) times.

Row 2- (K 1, p 1) 1(0-2-5) times, * k 2, p 8, k 2, p 1, k3, p 1, (k2, p 1)5 times, k3, p 1, k2, p 8, k 2 *, p 8, repeat between *'s once, ending (k1, p 1) 1(0-2-5)times.

Row 3- (P 1, k 1) 1(0-2-5) times, * p 2, k 8, p 2, k 1, p 1; k in front, back and front of next st (3 sts made from I st), (turn, k these 3 sts again) twice, then sl 2nd and 3rd st over first st (1 st remains) (POPCORN); p 1, k 1, p 1, [work RIGHT SLANT on next 2 sts, p 2, work LEFT SLANT on next 2 sts] twice, p 1, k 1, p 1, make a POPCORN in next st, p 1, k 1, p 2, k 8, p 2 *, work FRONT TWIST on next 4 sts, work BACK TWIST on next 4 sts, repeat between *'s once, ending (p 1, k 1) 1(0-2-5) times.

Row 4: (P 1, k 1) 1(0-2-5) times, * k 2, p 8, k 2, pl, k3, pl, kl, pl, k4; skip next st, p next st, p skipped st (PURL TWIST); k 4, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 3, p 1, k 2, p 8, k 2 *, p 8, repeat between *'s once, ending (p 1, k 1) 1(0-2-5) times.

Row 5- (K 11, P 1) 1(0-2-5)times, * p 2, work FRONT on next 4 sts, work BACK TWIST on next 4 sts, p 2, k 1, p 3, k 1, p 1,work LEFT SLANT on next 2 sts, p 2, work RIGHT SLANT on next 2 sts] twice, p 1, k 1, p 3, k 1,p 2, work FRONT TWIST on next 4 sts, work BACK TWIST on next 4 sts, p 2 * k 8, repeat between *'s once, ending (k 1', p 1) 1 (0-2-5) times.

Row 6, Repeat Row 2.

Row 7, (P 1, k 1) 1(0-2-5) times, * p 2, k 8, p 2, k 1, p 3, k 1, p 2, [work LEFT SLANT on next 2 sts, work RIGHT SLANT on next 2 sts, p 2] twice, k 1, p 3, k 1, p 2, k 8, p 2 *, k 8, repeat between *'s once, ending (p 1, k 1) 1(0-2-5) times.

Row 8, (P 1, k 1) 1(0-2-5) times, * k 2, p 8, k 2, (p 1, k 3) twice, work PURL TWIST on next 2 sts, k 4, work PURL TWIST on next 2 sts, (k 3, p 1) twice, k 2, p 8, k 2 *, p 8, repeat between · 's once, ending (p 1, k 1) 1(0-2-5) times. Repeat these 8 rows for pattern stitch for back and front.

BACK, Using smaller straight needles, cast on 108(104-112-124) sts. K 1, p 1 in ribbing for 2 inches. Change to larger straight needles and work even in pattern st for back until piece measures 15(15-15 ½-15 ½) inches, ending with a wrong side Row.

SHAPE FULL-FASHIONED RAGLAN ARMHOLES, At the beg of each of the

next 2 rows bind off 6(6-7-8) sts.

Row 3, K 1, sl 1, 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 24(20-22-20) times more, ending with

Row 4. Then repeat Row 3 ONLY 6(8-8-14) times -- 34(34-36-38) sts. Sl these sts onto a holder.

FRONT, Work to correspond to back until 58(58-60-68) sts remain, ending with a right side Row.

SHAPE NECK: Work 17(17-17-20) sts, sl center 24(24-26-28) sts onto a holder, join another ball of yarn and work to end of Row. Working on both sides at once, dec 1 st at each neck edge every other Row 5 times, and AT THE SAME TIME, continue to dec 1 st at each arm edge in same manner as before every other Row 6(4-4-1) times more and then EVERY ROW 6(8-8-14) times. Fasten off.

PATTERN STITCH FOR SLEEVES

Row 1: P 1, work BACK TWIST on next 4 sts, work FRONT TWIST on next 4 sts, p 2, k 1, p 3, k 1, p 2, * [work RIGHT SLANT on next 2 sts, work LEFT SLANT on next 2 sts, p 2] twice, k 1, p 3, k 1, p 2 *, repeat between *'s once, work BACK TWIST on next 4 sts, work FRONT TWIST on next 4 sts, p 1.

Row 2: K 1, p8, k2, * p 1, k3, (p 1, k2)5 times *, repeat between *'s once, p 1, k 3, p 1, k2, p8, kl.

Row 3:P1, k8, p2,* kl, pl, make a POPCORN in next st, p 1, k 1, p 1, [work RIGHT SLANT on next 2 sts, p 2, work LEFT SLANT on next 2 sts] twice, p 1 *, repeat between *'s once, k 1, p 1, make a POPCORN in next st, pl, kl, p2, k8, pl.

Row 4: K 1, p 8, k 2, * p 1, k3, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 4, work a PURL TWIST on next 2 sts, k 4, p 1, k 1 *, repeat between *'s once, p 1, k 3, pl, k2, p8, kl.

Row 5: P 1, work FRONT TWIST on next 4 sts, work BACK TWIST on next 4 sts, p 2, * k 1, p 3, k 1, p 1, [work LEFT SLANT on next 2 sts, p 2, work RIGHT SLANT on next 2 sts] twice, p 1 *, repeat between *'s once, k 1, p 3, k 1, p 2, work FRONT TWIST on next 4 sts, work BACK TWIST on next 4 sts, p 1.

Row 6: Repeat Row 2.

Row7: P 1, k8, p2, * k 1, p3, k 1, p2, [work LEFT SLANT on next 2 sts, work RIGHT SLANT on next 2 sts, p 2] twice *, repeat between *'s once, k 1, p 3, k 1, p 2, k 8, p 1.

Row 8: K 1, p 8, k 2, * (p 1, k 3) twice, work PURL TWIST on next 2 sts, k 4, work PURL TWIST on next 2 sts, k 3 *, repeat between *'s once, p 1, k3, p 1, k2, p8, k 1.

Repeat these 8 rows for pattern stitch for sleeves.

SLEEVES: Using smaller straight needles, cast on 44(44-48-48) sts. K 1, p 1 in ribbing for 2 ½ inches. Change to larger straight needles and p the next Row, inc at even intervals to 65 sts. Work in pattern st for sleeves, inc 1 st each end of needle every 1(1 ½-1-1) inches 13(9-1215) times, working inc sts in double seed st. Work even in pattern as established on 91 (83-89-95) sts until piece measures 17 ½ (18-18 ½ -19) inches, ending with a wrong side Row.

SHAPE FULL-FASHIONED RAGLAN CAP:

At the beg of each of the next 2 rows bind off 6 (6-7-8) sts.

Row 3: K 1, sl 1, 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 19(1719-19) times more, ending with Row 4.

Then repeat Row 3 ONLY 16(14-14-16) times. Sl remaining 7 sts onto a holder.

FINISHING: Sew sleeves to back and front armholes. Sew underarm and sleeve seams. CREW NECK: With right side facing you, using smaller dp needles, pick up and k 92(88-92-96) sts around neck edge, including sts from holders.

Round 1: * K 1, p 1, repeat from * around.

Round 2: * K 1 B, p 1, repeat from * around.

Repeat these 2 rounds for 2 ½ inches. Bind off loosely in ribbing. Fold neck band in half and hem to wrong side.

TURTLENECK: Work in same manner as crew neck until neckband measures 5 inches. Bind off loosely in ribbing.