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Lemon Curry Ease Pullover


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Lemon Curry Ease Pullover
Lemon Curry Ease Pullover
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The Lemon Curry Ease Pullover is a cozy knit sweater perfect for lazy fall and winter days. Combat the gloomy days by working up this bright yellow free knitting pattern. The loose fit is ideal for all body types, so no matter what size you are, this is an easy knit sweater that will look fabulous and flattering all day long. Plus, the turtleneck has a nice drape, so you won't need to worry about feeling constricted or uncomfortable. The loose fit is great for layering on those days when the wind is whipping and you feel like snuggling up with a great knitted sweater.

To fit 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 X-Large 48-54” [122-137 cm], 4/5 X-Large 56-62” [142-157.5 cm]

Finished bust: Extra-Small/Small 50” [127 cm], Medium 60” [152.5 cm], Large 64” [162.5 cm], Extra-Large 68” [173 cm], 2/3 X-Large 72” [183 cm], 4/5 X-Large 81” [206 cm]


Knitting Needle Size10 or 6 mm, 9 or 5.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

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

Gauge15 sts and 20 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Moss St Pat with larger needles.

Materials List

  • Patons® Denimy™ (3 oz/85 g; 144 yds/132 m) Lemon Curry Denim (96620), Size XS/S: 7 balls, M: 8 balls, L: 9 balls, XL: 11 balls, 2/3XL: 13 balls, 4/5XL: 15 balls
  • Sizes U.S. 9 (5.5 mm) and U.S. 10 (6 mm) knitting needles. Size U.S. 9 (5.5 mm) and U.S. 10 (6 mm) circular knitting needles 16” [40 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 2 stitch holders
  • 4 stitch markers


The instructions are written for smaller size. If changes are necessary for larger size 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.


**With larger needles, cast on 95 (111- 119-127-135-151) sts. 1st row: (RS). *K1. P1. Rep from * to last st. K1.
2nd row: *P1. K1. Rep from * to last st. P1.
Rep last 2 rows (K1. P1) ribbing for 1½” [4 cm], ending on a 2nd row and inc 1 st in center of last row. 96 (112-120-128- 136-152) sts.
Proceed in Moss St Pat as follows:
1st and 2nd rows: *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
3rd and 4th rows: *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
Last 4 rows form Moss St Pat.**
Cont in pat until work from beg measures 21½ (21¾-23-23½-25-25½)” [54.5 (55- 58.5-59.5-63.5-65) cm], ending on a WS row.
Shape shoulders: Cast off 6 (6-7-7-8-9) sts at beg of next 6 rows, then 4 (6-6-7-7- 8) sts beg following 8 rows. Leave rem 28 (28-30-30-32-34) sts on st holder.


Work from ** to ** as given for Back.
Cont in pat until work from beg measures 17½ (17¾-19-19½-20¾ -21)” [44.5 (45- 48.5-49.5-52.5-53.5) cm], ending on a WS row.
Shape neck: Next row: (RS). Pat across 43 (51-54-58-61-68) sts (neck edge). Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
Next row: Work even in pat.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 5 rows, then on every following alt row 4 times more. 34 (42-45-49-52-59) sts.
Cont even in pat until work from beg measures 21½ (21¾-23-23½-25-25½)” [54.5 (55-58.8-59.5-63.5-65) cm], ending on a WS row.
Shape shoulder: Cast off 6 (6-7-7-8-9) sts at beg of next and every following alt row twice more. 16 (24-24-28-28-32) sts. Cast off 4 (6-6-7-7-8) sts at beg of next and every following alt row 3 times more.
With RS facing, slip center 10 (10-12-12- 14-16) sts onto a st holder. Join yarn to rem sts and pat to end of row.
Work 1 row even in pat.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 5 rows, then on following alt rows 4 times more. 34 (42-45-49-52-59) sts.
Cont even in pat until work from beg measures 21½ (21¾-23-23½-25-25½)” [54.5 (55-58.8-59.5-63.5-65) cm], ending on a RS row.
Shape shoulder: Cast off 6 (6-7-7-8-9) sts at beg of next and every following alt row twice more. 16 (24-24-28-28-32) sts. Cast off 4 (6-6-7-7-8) sts at beg of next and every following alt row 3 times more.


With smaller needles, cast on 31 (31-31- 33-35-37) sts.
Work 1” [2.5 cm] in (K1. P1) ribbing as given for Back, ending on a 2nd row and inc 1 st in center of last row. 32 (32-32- 34-36-38) sts.
Beg with a knit row, work 4 rows in stocking st.
Inc 1 st each of end of next and every following 8th (8th-6th-6th-6th-4th) row until there are 42 (42-44-48-50-54) sts.
Cont even until work from beg measures 10” [20.5 cm], ending on a knit row. Cast off.


Pin garment pieces to measurements and cover with damp cloth leaving cloth to dry. Sew shoulder seams.
Cowl Neck: With RS facing and smaller circular needle, beg at left shoulder seam, pick up and knit 33 (33-35-35-39-41) sts down left front neck edge. K10 (10-12- 12-14-16) from Front st holder. Pick up and knit 33 (33-35-35-39-41) sts up right front neck edge. K28 (28-30-30-32-34) from Back st holder. 104 (104-112-112- 124-132) sts. Join in rnd, placing a marker on first st.
Work 4” [10 cm] in (K2. P2) ribbing.
Change to larger circular needle and cont in ribbing until Cowl from beg measures 9” [23 cm]. Cast off in ribbing.
Place markers on side edges of Front and Back 5¼ (5¼-5½-6-6½-6¾)" [13 (13-14- 15-16.5-17) cm] down from shoulders. Sew in sleeves between markers. Sew side and sleeve seams.

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What a warm and comfortable-looking sweater, perfect for casual wear! I'd love to see what it looks like when worn. I can't tell how long it is or how baggy it is. Has anyone made this and can answer this question? Better yet, I would love to see a picture of it being worn.

I usually don't like knitting sweaters with so many parts but the directions on this patterns are excellent. It will make sewing it together much easier. It is the perfect sweater for winter.

This has so much going for it - and there are so many colours in which to knit it. Myself I would choose a clear blue or perhaps a darker shade - a burgundy would be good too, and the looser fit would be great for those times when one wants to be truly casual - walking the dog in the spring and fall or on a cool summer day for instance

I love that this sweater is loose fitting. Perfect for those days I want to feel relaxed rather than confined in my clothing. I also love how everything (with the exception of the cowl) is made on two needles. I can use the circular needles, but I vastly prefer straight needles. I am not fond of a cowl neck. I always feel uncomfortable with anything around my neck. Would it be easy to alter the pattern to have either a shorter, wider cowl neck, or a regular neckline?

That was exactly my question. I would prefer a regular neckline, but I can see problems in making the adjustments, at least for me. We would have to decrease, but at what rate I don't know. Trial and error might cause problems with the overall pattern. I hope someone has some ideas, because I really like this sweater otherwise.

I love getting the look of a poncho but with the sleeves adding a bit of warmth. Also, the loose turtleneck is more like a cowl so it's very stylish. Not sure I could pull off all that yellow, but it is a very pretty shade.


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