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In Bloom Knit Pullover

Your closet will be blooming with the addition of this In Bloom Knit Pullover. This free knitting pattern will become one of your closet staples because it works well layered over your favorite button-down shirt or on its own with your comfiest pair of jeans. You'll find yourself wanting to wear this sweater everywhere whether it's to the coffee shop or on a lunch date with friends. When wearing this knit sweater, you'll definitely have many admirers comment on the beautiful rose details. The unexpected rose on the back of the knit pullover sweater makes this knitting pattern all the more special and unique.

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size6 or 4 mm, 7 or 4.5 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch

Materials:

  • Patons® Classic Wool Worsted™ ((3.5 oz/100 g; 210 yds/192 m)
  • Main Color (MC): Black (00226) - 9, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14 balls
  • Contrast A: Aran (00202) - 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 ball
  • Contrast B: Pretty in Pink (77416) - 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 ball
  • Contrast C: Magenta (77402) - 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 ball
  • Contrast D: Orchid (77404) - 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 ball
  • Contrast E: Plum Heather (77307) - 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 ball
  • Contrast F: Chestnut Brown (00231) - 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 ball
  • Contrast G: Lemongrass (77223) - 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 ball
  • Contrast H: Leaf Green (00240) - 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 ball
  • Contrast I: Moss Heather (77525) - 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 ball
  • Sizes U.S. 6 (4 mm) and U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 3 stitch holders
  • 4 stitch markers

Measurements:

Bust measurement:
Extra-Small/Small - 28-34” [71-86.5 cm]
Medium - 36-38” [91.5-96.5 cm]
Large - 40-42” [101.5-106.5 cm]
Extra-Large - 44-46” [112-117 cm]
2/3 Extra-Large - 48-54” [122-137 cm]
4/5 Extra-Large - 56-62” [142-157.5 cm]

Finished bust:
Extra-Small/Small - 44” [112 cm]
Medium - 48” [122 cm]
Large - 52” [132 cm]
Extra-Large - 56” [142 cm]
2/3 Extra-Large - 64” [162.5 cm]
4/5 Extra-Large - 70” [178 cm]

Abbreviations:

Alt = Alternate(ing)
Beg = Beginning
Cont = Continue(ity)
Dec = Decrease(ing)
Inc = Increase(ing)
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
P = Purl
P2tog = Purl next 2 stitches together
P2togtbl = Purl next 2 stitches together through back loops
Rem = Remaining
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right side
Ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time, pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong side

Gauge:

20 sts and 26 rows = 4” [10 cm] in stocking st with larger needles.

Instructions:

The instructions are written for smallest
size. If changes are necessary for larger
sizes the instructions will be written thus
(). Numbers for each size are shown in the
same color throughout the pattern. When
only one number is given in black, it applies
to all sizes.

Note:
When working from Chart I, wind
balls of the colors to be used, one for
each separate area of color in the design.
When changing colors, wind the 2 colors
around each other where they meet, on
WS, to avoid a hole.
Follow Chart II to work duplicate st
embroidery after Front is complete.

FRONT
**With D and larger needles, cast on 111 (121-131-141-161-175) sts. Break D. Join MC.
1st row: (RS). With MC, K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: P1. *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows of (K1. P1) ribbing for 3” [7.5 cm], ending on a 2nd row.**
Proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures 11” [28 cm], ending on a purl row.
Place Chart: 1st row: (RS). With MC, K20 (25-30-35-45-55). Knit 1st row of Chart I, reading row from right to left. With MC, K20 (25-30-35-45-55).
2nd row: With MC, P20 (25-30-35-45-55). Purl 2nd row of Chart I, reading row from left to right. With MC, P20 (25-30-35-45-55).
Chart I is now in position.
Cont working chart to end of Chart.

Please See Chart 1 below.

Chart I - In Bloom Knit Pullover

With MC, cont even until work from beg measures 25” [63.5 cm], ending on a purl row.

Shape neck: 1st row: (RS). K46 (50-53-57-66-72). Turn. Leave rem sts on a st holder.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 4 rows, then every following alt row 4 times more. 38 (42-45-49-58-64) sts rem.

Cont even until work from beg measures 27½ (27½-27½-28-28-28½) ” [70 (70-70-71-71-72.5) cm], ending on a purl row.

Shape shoulder: Cast off 9 (10-11-12-14-16) sts beg of next and every following alt row twice more. Purl 1 row even. Cast off rem 11 (12-12-13-16-16) sts.

With RS facing, slip next 19 (21-25-27-29-31) sts onto a st holder. Join MC to rem sts and knit to end of row.

Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 4 rows, then every following alt row 4 times more. 38 (42-45-49-58-64) sts rem.

Cont even until work from beg measures 27½ (27½-27½-28-28-28½) ” [70 (70-70-71-71-72.5) cm, ending on a knit row.

Shape shoulder: Cast off 9 (10-11-12-14-16) sts beg of next and every following alt row twice more. Knit 1 row even. Cast off rem 11 (12-12-13-16-16) sts.

BACK
Work from ** to ** as given for Front. With MC, proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures same length as Front to beg of shoulder shaping, ending on a purl row.

Shape shoulders and back: 1st row: (RS). Cast off 9 (10-11-12-14-16) sts. K28 (31-33-36-43-47). K2tog. K2. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
2nd row: P2. P2tog. Purl to end of row.
3rd row: Cast off 9 (10-11-12-14-16) sts. Knit to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
4th row: Purl.
5th row: Cast off 9 (10-11-12-14-16) sts. Knit to end of row.
6th row: Purl.
Cast off rem 11 (12-12-13-16-16) sts.

With RS facing, slip next 29 (31-35-37-39-41) sts onto a st holder.
1st row: Join MC to rem sts. K2. ssk. Knit to end of row.
2nd row: Cast off 9 (10-11-12-14-16) sts. Purl to last 4 sts. P2togtbl. P2.
3rd row: K2. ssk. Knit to end of row.
4th row: Cast off 9 (10-11-12-14-16) sts. Purl to end of row.
5th row: Knit.
6th and 7th rows: As 4th and 5th rows.
Cast off rem 11 (12-12-13-16-16) sts.

SLEEVES
With D and smaller needles, cast on 49 (49-53-55-59-61) sts. Break D. Join MC.
With MC, work 6 (6-6-6-2-2) ” [15 (15-15-15-5-5) cm] in (K1. P1) ribbing as given for Front, ending on a 2nd row.

Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st, inc 1 st each end of needle on next and every following 6th (4th-4th-2nd-2nd-2nd) row until there are 63 (63-63-63-69-91) sts, then every following 8th (6th-6th-4th-4th-4th) row until there are 69 (75-79-91-99-111) sts.

Cont even until work from beg measures 16 (16-17-17-13-12½) ” [40.5 (40.5-43-43-33-32) cm], ending on a purl row.

Shape top: Cast off 7 (8-9-10-11-12) sts beg next 6 rows. Cast off rem 27 (27-25-31-33-39) sts.

FINISHING
Pin garment pieces to measurements and cover with damp cloth leaving cloth to dry.

Following Chart II, work duplicate st embroidery details of Rose on Front.

See Chart II below.

Chart II - In Bloom Knit Pullover

Work duplicate st embroidery of Chart III at center Back, having top row of chart 5 rows below neck edge and center both sides evenly.

See Chart III below.

Chart III - In Bloom Knit Pullover

Collar: Sew right shoulder seam. With MC and smaller needles, pick up and knit 15 sts down left front neck edge. K19 (21-25-27-29-31) from front st holder. Pick up and knit 15 sts up right front neck edge, 3 sts down right back neck edge. K29 (31-35-37-39-41) across back st holder, dec 1 st at center. Pick up and knit 3 sts up left back neck edge. 83 (87-95-99-103-107) sts. Work 7 rows in (K1. P1) ribbing as given for Front. Cast off in ribbing.

Sew left shoulder and neckband seam. Place markers on Front and Back 7½ (8-8½-9½-10½-11½) ” [19 (20.5-21.5-24-26.5-29) cm] down from shoulders. Sew in Sleeves between markers. Sew side and sleeve seams.

Chart IV - In Bloom Knit Pullover

Please note in above Chart IV: red = size XS/S, orange = size M, green = size L, purple = size XL, blue = size 2/3XL, pink = size 4/5XL
 

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