Women’s Pullover Sweater Knitting Pattern

chevpulloverFeatures an interesting zig zag chevron stitch pattern. Size:
Medium
Finished chest measurement=40″ Gauge:
16 sts=4″ in pattern stitch with larger needles  Materials:
Size 8 US (5 mm) needles
Size 10 US (6 mm) needles
7 skeins Lily Sugar ‘N Cream appropriate substitution
125 yards/114 meters
2.5 ounces/70 grams Instructions
Chevron Pattern Stitch (multiple of 8 + 1)
Row 1: k1, *p7, k1; rep from *
Row 2: p1, *k7, p1; rep from *
Row 3: k2, *p5, k3; rep from *, end p5, k2
Row 4: p2, *k5, p3; rep from *, end k5, p2
Row 5: k3, *p3, k5; rep from *, end p3, k3
Row 6: p3, *k3, p5; rep from *, end k3, p3
Row 7: k4, *p1, k7; rep from *, end p1, k4
Row 8: p4, *k1, p7; rep from *, end k1, p4
Row 9: Rep Row 2
Row 10: Rep Row 1
Row 11: Rep Row 4
Row 12: Rep Row 3
Row 13: Rep Row 6
Row 14: Rep Row 5
Row 15: Rep Row 8
Row 16: Rep Row 7 Back
With smaller needles, CO 68 sts. Work k1, p1 ribbing 2½”. Inc 13 sts evenly over last row – 81 sts.
Change to larger needles and work in Pattern Stitch for 14″ or desired length.
BO 4 sts beg next 2 rows – 73 sts.
Keeping to pattern, dec 1 st each end every other row 8 times – 57 sts.
Work even until armhole measures 9″.
BO 7 sts beg next 4 rows. Place rem sts on holder for back of neck. Front
Same as Back until armhole measures 6″.
Work 19 sts, place 19 sts on holder for front neck, place 19 sts on holder to be worked later.
At neck edge, dec 1 st every other row 3 times.
Work until armhole measures 9″ or same as Back.
Beg at armhole edge, BO 7 sts, work back, BO rem sts.
Work 19 sts on holder in same manner. Sleeves
With smaller needles, CO 36 sts. Work k1, p1 ribbing 3″. Inc 5 sts evenly over last row – 41 sts.
Change to larger needles and work in Pattern Stitch. Inc 1 st each end every 6th row 8 times – 57 sts.
Work even until sleeve measures 18½” from beg or desired length.
BO 4 sts beg next 2 rows – 49 sts.
Dec 1 st each end every other row 14 times.
BO 21 sts. Neck Band
Seam right shoulders.
With smaller needles and RS facing, beg at left neck edge, pick up 11 sts, k sts from front neck holder, pick up 11 sts along right neck edge, k sts from back neck holder. Please see Picking Up Stitches For Necklines And Armholes for more information.
Work k1, p1 ribbing 1″. BO. Finishing
Seam left shoulders. Sew in sleeves. Seam sleeve and side seams. Weave in ends on WS.

Odd Ball Vest Or Sleeveless Shell Pullover Knitting Pattern

swestripedvestYou can wear this as either a vest or a sleeveless shell. It has a scoop neck in the front. If you plan to wear it as a shell, you can knit the back the same as the front if you wish for a scoop in the back as well. Size:
Medium
Finished chest measurement 38″ Gauge:
18 sts=4″ in St st with larger needles
Sweater is knit with short lengths of yarn so you may occassionally use yarn that does not work to this exact gauge. Materials:
Size 6 US (4.25 mm) needles
Size 8 US (5 mm) needles
Worsted weight yarn in various shades. Consider a definite color scheme such as pastels, shades of green, or bright, saturated colors. Instructions
There is no set way to knit each row. Feel free to improvise as you knit. Knit with lengths of yarn about 3 to 12 feet. Work in St st until the color runs out and change to a new color yarn. Back
With smaller needles, CO 76 st.With different colors for each row, work k1, p1 ribbing 2½”.
Inc 10 sts evenly over last row – 86 sts.
Change to larger needles and work in St st over pattern for 13″ or to desired length.
BO 5 sts beg next 2 rows -76 sts.
Work armhole 8″ or to desired length.
BO 22 sts beg next two rows.
BO rem sts. Front
Work same as Back until armhole reaches 5″.
Work 29 sts. Place rem sts on holder.
At neck edge, dec 1 st every other row 7 times – 22 sts. Work until armhole measures same as Back.
BO.
Place sts from holder back on needle.
BO 18 sts for neck; work rem 29 sts same as other side. Finishing
Seam shoulders.
Work one round single crochet around neck and armholes.
Seam sides. Weave in ends on WS. ©Barbara Breiter.