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Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Project Type: 
Women’s Clothing
Designer: 
Berroco Design Team

Knit in an elongated drop and wrap stitch, our Linen Jeans pullover has 3/4 length sleeves and rolled collar, cuffs and hem.

Shown in size Small


Sizes

Directions are for women’s size X-Small.  Changes for sizes Small, Medium, Large and X-Large are in parentheses.


Finished Measurements

Bust – 34(38-42-46-50)”

Length – 24(24-24 1/2-25-25 1/2)”


Materials

11(11-13-14-16) Hanks Berroco Linen Jeans (50 grs), #7410 Army Fatigue

Straight knitting needles, size 8 (5.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

16” Length circular knitting needle, size 8 (5.00 mm)

1 St marker


Gauge

19 sts = 4”;  28 rows = 4” in St st

19 sts = 4”;  22 rows = 4” in Pat St

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Pattern Stitch

Row 1 (RS):  Knit.

Row 2:  Purl.

Row 3:  * K1, yo, rep from * across, end k1.

Row 4:  Purl, dropping all yo’s to make elongated sts.

Rep these 4 rows for Pat St.


Back

Lower Band:  With straight needles, cast on 9 sts.  Work even in Reverse St st for 17(19-21-23-25)”, end on WS.  Bind off.  With RS facing, using straight needles, pick up and k80(90-100-110-120) sts along one side edge of lower band.  Purl 1 row.  Work even in Pat St until piece measures approximately 15 1/2” from lower edge of lower band, end on WS with Row 4 of Pat St.

Shape Armholes:  Bind off 5(7-9-11-13) sts at beg of the next 2 rows – 70(76-82-88-94) sts.  Dec 1 st each side every RS row 6(9-10-10-11) times – 58(58-62-68-72) sts.  Work even until armholes measure 7 1/2(7 1/2-8-8 1/2-9)”, end on WS.

Shape Shoulders:  Bind off 6(6-7-8-9) sts at beg of the next 2 rows, then 5(5-6-8-9) sts at beg of the next 2 rows.  Bind off remaining 36 sts for back neck.


Front

Work same as back until armholes measure approximately 1(1-1 1/2-2-2 1/2)” and there are 64(70-74-78-80) sts on needle, end on WS with Row 4 of Pat St.

Shape Neck:  Next Row (RS):  Still working armhole decs, work 20(23-25-27-28) sts, join another hank of yarn and bind off center 24 sts, work to end.  Working both sides at once, continue to work armhole decs same as back.  AT THE SAME TIME, dec 1 st at each neck edge every 4th row 6 times.  When all armhole and neck decs have been completed, work even on 11(11-13-16-18) sts each side until armholes measure 7 1/2(7 1/2-8-8 1/2-9)”, end on WS.

Shape Shoulders:  Bind off 6(6-7-8-9) sts at each armhole edge once, then 5(5-6-8-9) sts once.


Sleeves

Lower Band:  With straight needles, cast on 9 sts.  Work even in Reverse St st for 10”, end on WS.  Bind off.  With RS facing, using straight needles, pick up and k48 sts along one side edge of lower band. Purl 1 row.  Work in Pat St, inc 1 st each side every 1 1/4(1 1/4- 3/4- 1/2- 1/2)” 5(5-7-9-12) times – 58(58-62-66-72) sts.  Work even until sleeve measures approximately 8 1/2” from lower edge of lower band, end on WS with Row 4 of Pat St.

Shape Cap:  Bind off 5(7-9-11-13) sts at beg of the next 2 rows – 48(44-44-44-46) sts.  Dec 1 st each side every 4th row 0(2-3-4-6) times, then every RS row 13(9-7-5-1) times, end on WS – 22(22-24-26-32) sts.  Bind off 4(4-3-2-2) sts at beg of the next 2 rows.  Bind off remaining 14(14-18-22-28) sts.


Finishing

Sew shoulder seams.

Neckband:  With RS facing, using circular needle, beg at center back neck, pick up and k16 sts to left shoulder seam, 18 sts along left front neck edge, 24 sts across front neck edge, 18 sts along right front neck edge, then 16 sts across remaining back neck edge – 92 sts.  Mark for beg of rnd and carry marker up.  Work even in St st (k EVERY rnd) for 1 1/2”.  Bind off.  Sew in sleeves.  Sew side and sleeve seams.