Lemon Meringue Pullover

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This comfortable pullover features a unique textured stitch, wide horizontal stripes, and a ribbed button detail at the shoulder seam. Using a softer yellow and a cream colored yarn, the stripes are still bold but definitely more subtle and casual.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 37 (41, 45, 49, 53)” to fit bust 34 (38, 42, 46, 50)”

3” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 37”

Gauge: 18 sts and 18 rows = 4” [10 cm] in pattern st with larger hook

Materials

Yarn: Berroco Ultra Wool (100% Superwash Wool; 219 yards [200 meters]/100 grams): #3312 Butter (MC, 4 (5, 5, 6, 6) balls), #3301 Cream (CC, 2 (2, 3, 3, 3) balls

Hook: US size H/8 (5.0mm); K/10.5 (6.5mm)

Notions: Three ½” buttons, tapestry needle, sewing needle, matching thread

Abbreviations

Blo: Back loop only.

Flo: Front loop only.

Special Stiches

Pattern Stitch (worked over an odd number of sts)

Row 1: *Sc flo, sc blo; rep from *, ending with sc flo.

Rep Row 1 for patt.

Stripe Pattern for Front and Back

Rows 1-10: CC

Rows 11-20: MC

Rows 21-30: CC

Rows 31-40: MC

Rows 41-50: CC

Stripe Pattern for Sleeve

With MC, work 16 rows.

Rep Stripe pattern for Front and Back for remainder of Sleeve.

Pattern Notes

When increasing or decreasing be sure to work in pattern stitch as established. You will see a horizontal bar two rows below where are you are working for every stitch that should be flo.

Pattern

Back

Ribbing

With smaller hook and MC, ch 13.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn. (12 sc).

Row 2: Ch 1, sc blo in each sc across, turn.

**Rep Row 2 until Ribbing meas 18.5 (20.5, 22.5, 24.5, 26.5)”, ending with a WS row. Do not turn at end of last row.

Change to larger hook.

Body

Cont across long side of Ribbing, working Stripe Pattern for Front and Back.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in next 83 (93, 101, 111, 119) sts evenly across, turn.

Rows 2-50: Ch 1, work in Pattern Stitch to end, turn.

Shape Armholes

Note: Work in MC.

Row 1: Sl st in first 4 (4, 4, 6, 6) sts, ch 1, work in Pattern Stitch to last 4 (4, 4, 6, 6) sts, leave last 4 (4, 4, 6, 6) sts unworked, turn. (75 (85, 93, 99, 107) sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, work even in Pattern Stitch, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc2tog, work in Pattern Stitch last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn. (73 (83, 91, 97, 105) sts)

Rows 4-15: Rep Rows 2-3. (61 (71, 79, 85, 93) sts)

Rows 16-36: Ch 1, work even in Pattern Stitch, turn.

Sizes 45 (49, 53)” Only

Work 4 more rows even in Pattern Stitch.

Neck Shaping

All Sizes

Row 1: Work in established Pattern Stitch across 19 (19, 21, 21, 23) sts, leaving rem sts unworked. (19 (19, 21, 21, 23) sts)

Rows 2-3: Decrease at neck edge (see Pattern Notes). (17 (17, 19, 19, 21) sts)

Size 53” Only

Rep Row 2. (19 sts)

All Sizes

Fasten off.

Sk center 23 (33, 37, 43, 47) sts and join yarn, ch 1, work in Pattern Stitch to end.

Rep Row 2-3. Fasten off.

Size 53” Only

Rep Row 2. (19 sts)

Fasten off.

Front

Work same as Back to Row 24 of Armhole.

Neck Shaping

Row 1: Ch 1, work first 24 (29, 32, 35, 38) sts in established Pattern Stitch, turn, leaving rem sts unworked. (24 (29, 32, 35, 38) sts)

Decrease at neck edge every row 7 (12, 13, 16, 17) more times. (17 (17, 19, 19, 21) sts)

Work even in established Pattern Stitch for 5 (0, 3, 0, 0) rows.

Button Tab

With smaller hook and MC, ch 5.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 2 ch, sc2tog next ch and next st of Body. (4 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc blo in each st across.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc blo in first 3 sts, sc2tog blo of next st of rib and next st of Body.

Rep Rows 2-3 across shoulder seam.

Fasten off.

Skip center 13 (13, 15, 15, 17) sts and join yarn, ch 1, work in Pattern Stitch to end. (24 (29, 32, 35, 38) sts)

Decrease at neck edge every row 7 (12, 13, 16, 17) more times. (17 (17, 19, 19, 21) sts)

Work even in established Pattern Stitch for 7 (2, 5, 2, 2) rows.

Fasten off.

Sleeve

Ribbing

With smaller hook and MC, ch 13.

Begin working Stripe Pattern for Sleeve.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn. (12 sts).

Row 2: Ch 1, sc blo in each sc across, turn.

**Rep Row 2 until Ribbing meas 8 (8.5, 9, 9.5, 10.5)”, ending with a WS row. Do not turn at end of last row.

Change to larger hook.

Sleeve Body

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in next 37 (39, 41, 43, 47) sts evenly across. (37 (39, 41, 43, 47) sts)

Rows 2-6: Ch 1, work even in Pattern Stitch, turn.

Row 7: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, work in Pattern Stitch to last st, 2 sc in last st, turn. (39 (41, 43, 45, 49) sts)

Rows 8-61: Rep Rows 2-7. (57 (59, 61, 63, 67) sts)

Work even in established Pattern Stitch for 5 (5, 5, 7, 7) rows.

Shape Cap

Row 1: Sl st in first 4 (4, 4, 4, 4) sts, ch 1, work in Pattern Stitch to last 4 (4, 4, 4, 4) sts, leave last 4 (4, 4, 6, 6) sts unworked, turn. (49 (51, 53, 55, 59) sts)

Row 2: Work even in established Pattern Stitch.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc2tog, work in Pattern Stitch to last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn. (47 (49, 51, 53, 57) sts)

Row 4: Rep Row 2. (45 (47, 49, 51, 55) sts)

Row 5: Ch 1, work even in Pattern Stitch, turn.

Row 6: Rep Row 2. (43 (45, 47, 49, 53) sts)

Rows 7-30: Rep Rows 5-6. (19 (21, 23, 25, 29) sts)

Row 31: Rep Row 2. (17 (19, 21, 23, 27) sts)

Row 32: Rep Row 2. (15 (17, 19, 21, 25) sts)

Sizes 49 (53)” Only

Rep Row 2, 1 (2) more times. (19 (21) sts)

Work even 3 (2, 1) row in established Pattern Stitch.

Fasten off.

Finishing

Wet block all pieces.

Stitch Front to Back at shoulder seams.

Collar

With smaller hook and MC, join yarn with sl st at right shoulder seam.

Rep Ribbing for button tab across neck edge. Sew seam in Ribbing.

Sew buttons on button tab.

Sew Sleeves and side seams.

Weave in ends.

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