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Aran Pullover Unisex

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An Aran pullover in chest sizes 32, 34, 36,. and 38. The style is suitable for a woman, a man (size small), or a teen-ager.

Materials

5 (6:6:7) 4-oz skeins of off-white knitting worsted, 1 pair # 5 needles, 1 pair # 6 needles, 1 set # 5 dp needles, 1 cable needle (optional)

Gauge 6 sts and 6 rows = 1 inch

Panel motifs

PATTERN 1: Tree of life   Multiple of 11 sts

Row 1: P 5, K 1,P 5

Row 2: K 5, P 1, K 5

Row 3: P 3, C 2B (sl 1 st on cable needle and leave at back of work, K 1, P 1 st from Cable needle), K 1, C 2F (sl 1 st on cable needle and leave at front of work, P 1, K 1 st from cable needle), P 3.

Row 4: K 3, yfwd, sl 1, ybk, K 1, P 1, K 1, yfwd, sl 1, ybk, K 3

Row 5: p 2, C 2B, P 1, K 1, P 1, C 2F, P 2

Row 6: K 2, yfwd, sl 1, ybk, K 2, P 1, K 2, yfwd, sl 1, ybk, K 2

Row 7. P1, C 2B, P2, K1, P2, C 2F, P1

Row 8: K 1, yfwd, sl 1, ybk, K 3, P 1, K 3, Yfwd, sl 1, ybk, K 1

 

PATTEN 2: Coiled cable  Multiple of 14 sts

Row 1: ybk, sl 1, yfwd, P 2, sl 4 sts on cable needle and leave at front of work, K 4, K 4 sts from dp needle, P 2, ybk, sl 1

Rows 2, 4, 6, 8: P1, K2, P8, K2, P 1

Rows 3, 5, 7: ybk, sl 1, yfwd, P 2, K 8, P 2, ybk, sl 1

 

PATTERN 3: Popcorn variation   Multiple of 3 sts

Row 1: P 1, K into front and back of next st 5 times, then slip the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th sts over the 1st one, P 1

Rows 2, 4, 6, 8: knit

Rows 3, 5, 7: purl

 

PATTERN 4: Honeycomb (center panel) Multiple of 38 sts

Row 1: ybk, sl 1, yfwd, P 2, * C 4B [sl 2 sts on dp needle and leave at back of work, K 2, K 2 sts from dp needle], C 4F [sl 2 sts on dp needle and leave at front of work, K 2, K 2 sts from dp needle] *, rep from # 3 times, P 2, ybk, sl 1

Rows 2, 4, 6, 8: P1,K2, P32, K2, P1

Rows 3 and 7: ybk, sl 1, yfwd, P 2, K 32, P 2, ybk, sl 1

ROW 5: ybk, sl 1, yfwd, P 2, * C 4F, C 4B *, rep from * 3 times, P 2, ybk, sl 1

 

SWEATER BACK: Using # 5 needles, cast on 98 (104: 110: 116) sts. Work 1 1 ribbing for

3", ending with a right-side row.

Purl across the wrong side.

Change to # 6 needles.

Patt row 1: K 2 (5: 8: 11), over next 94 sts establish Patterns 1, 2, 3, 4, 3, 2, and 1, K 2 (5: 8: 11)

Patt row 2: P 2 (5: 8: 11), over next 94 sts work in P 2 (5:8:11). Continue working in patt until piece measures 16 (16 : 17: 17) inches.

Shaping raglan: Bind off 5 (6: 7: 8) sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Next row: K 2, K 2 tog tbl, work in patt to last 4 sts, K 2 tog, K 2

Following row: P 3, work in patt to last 3 sts, P 3. Rep last 2 rows 19 (21: 23: 25) times

Next row: K 2, K 3-tog tbl, work in patt to last 5 sts, K 3 tog, K 2. Dec same way every other row 2 times more. Place remaining 36 sts on holder. Armhole measures 7 (8 , 9, 9 ) inches

FRONT: Work as for back until 62 (64: 66: 68) sts remain, ending with a wrong-side row.

Shaping neck: K 2, K 2-tog tbl, work in patt for next 17 (18: 19: 20) sts; turn.

Bind off 2 sts, work to end. Dec 1 st at neck edge every other row 4 times; at same time, dec 1 st at armhole every other row 6 (7: 8: 9) times, ending with a wrong-side row; turn. K 2, K 3 tog tbl, work to end.

Dec same way every other row twice more. Bind off rem 2 sts.

Put center 20 sts on holder. Join yarn to next st; work left front to correspond.Using # 5 needles, cast on 44 (46: 48: 50) sts; work in ribbing for 3", ending with right-side row. Purl across wrong side increasing 4  (6; 8; 8) sts evenly across the row. You should have 48 (52: 56: 58) sts. Change to # 6 needles.

Patt row 1: K t (3: 1: 2), P 2, cable 8 sts as in Pattern 2, P 2, ybk, sl 1, yfwd, P 2, cable 16 (16: 24: 24) sts as in Pattern 4, P 2, ybk, sl 1, yfwd P 2 cable 8, P 2, K 1 (3: 1: 2). Continue in patt, increasing 1 st (in stockinette) at both ends every 1 " until you have 62 (68: 74: 80) sts. Work these sts until piece measures 17 (18: 18: 18 ) inches, ending with wrong-side row.

Shaping raglan: Bind off 5 (6: 7: 8) sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Next row: K 2, K 2 tog tbl, work in patt to last 4 sts, K 2 tog, K 2. Dec the same way every other row 21 (23: 25: 27) more times. Place rem 8 sts on holder.

NECKBAND: Sew raglans together. Right side facing you, using dp needles, K the 36 sts from back holder, decreasing 6 (6: 4: 4) sts evenly across; 30 (30: 32: 32) sts remain. K 8 sts of one sleeve, decreasing 1 st at beg and end; 6 sts remain. Pick up and K 11 (12: 13: 14) sts along one neck edge, K the 20 center sts, pick up and K 11 (12: 13: 14) sts along other side of neck; you should have 42 (44: 46: 48) sts for the front neck. K 8 sts of other sleeve, decreasing 1 st at beg and end; total of 84 (86:90:92) sts for neck. Work in 1 x 1 ribbing for 2 ". Bind off.

FINISHING: Sew side and sleeve seams. Fold neckband in half and sew to inside of neck.