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Free Knitting Pattern: Desire Drop-Stitch Pullover


Finished Measurements: Size: 34-38


7 balls Desire (discontinued); Color: SP1 - Tequila Sunrise (or color of your choice)
US Size 11 knitting needles
Crochet hook J10


*This pattern uses yarn that has been discontinued, but may be substituted with yarn of similar gauge.


Approx. 16 st st = 4"


K = knit
P = purl
BO = bind off
WSR = wrong side row
RS = right side
EOR = every other row
YO = yarn over
st = stitch
beg = beginning
cont = continue
dec = decrease
rep = repeat


To knit pullover:


Pattern Stitch
R1-6: Knit
R7: K1, *(YO twice, K1), rep * till last st, K1
R8: K, dropping all YOs


CO 78 st
Repeat R1-8 four times
Then knit next 6 rows (piece should measure approx 10" from beg)
Begin stockinette st; Cont till piece measures 13" from beg.


Shape armhole:
(RS): BO 2 st at beg of EOR - 3x
BO 1 st at beg of EOR - 4x
Cont even till piece measures 17" from beg, ending WSR.
Repeat Pattern St once


Shape neck:
(RS): K13, join another ball, BO center 32 st, K13
Working both sides at same time, knit two more rows.
BO both sides.


Work as for BACK till piece mesaures 16", ending WSR.


Shape neck:
(RS): K25, join another ball, BO 8 st in the middle, K till end.
Working both sides at the same time, cont in st st for next 3 rows.


Decrease row:
: Decrease both sides of neck edge by 4 st
Purl next row
Repeat last 2 rows one more time.
(RS): Decrease both sides of neck 4 st
Next 7 rows: Work Garter St
Next row: K1, *(YO, K1), rep * till end
Next row: K all st, dropping all YOs
Next 4 rows: Work Garter st
BO loosely.


CO 60 st
Work Pattern Stitch - 4x
Work in st st until piece measures 16" from beg


Shape cap:
BO 2 st at beg of next 2 rows
Dec 2 st at beg of EOR 9x
Dec 1 st at beg of EOR 4x


Making up
Sew Shoulder seams; Sew sleeves and side seams


Finishing neckline
Round 1: Using crochet hook J10, single crochet around neckline; join to first chain.
Round 2: Chain 1, *(single crochet in first 2 chains, crochet 2 together), rep * till end.
Rep Round 2 once more.


Weave in all ends.

Note: For wider neckline, just crochet Round 2 once.



Copyright 2014 NuMei - This pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or guild use. Reproduction in print in any publication or electronic/digital format without permission is strictly prohibited.


Every effort has been made to ensure that the directions contained in this pattern are accurate and complete; However, we cannot be responsible for individual variance, human or typographical errors.


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