Saturday, July 28, 2012

Leslee's sweater*



You asked for it, you got it! Here is another simple sweater, but this time it’s larger.  I flipped the back to the front by adding 3 buttons. I do wear mine both ways. Click here to view My sweater. This one is a gift for my mom's birthday. I know it fits because she already tried it on.

Leslee’s sweater

Size medium/adult

What I used:
 more than 3 skeins of Caron Country,  I (5.5 mm) hook

What I did:
Chain 12, place a stitch marker, ch15, mark, ch25, mark, ch15, mark, ch13.
Row1: hdc in second ch from hook and in each st across except for the marked stitches; (hdc, ch1, hdc) in each marked stitch across. Ch2, turn.
Rows 2-13: hdc in each hdc, and (hdc, ch2, hdc) in each ch2 space.
Row14: hdc in ea hdc to ch2 space, hdc in ch2 sp, ch1, hdc in next ch2 space.  This creates the arm hole. Hdc to next ch2 space, hdc in the ch2 space, ch1, hdc in the next ch2 space. Hdc in ea hdc to end. 

Rounds15-21: slip stitch to first hdc to join work into a circle. Hdc in the round, do not slst to join or ch to raise.

Row22: slst to join, ch1, sc in joining st, skip 2 sc, *5dc ss, skip 2 sc, sc, repeat around, ending with a slst to join.
Row23: ch4, 2dc in joining st, *sc in third dc of next shell, 5dc ss in next sc, repeat around ending with sc in third dc of last shell. 2dc in last joining st to complete first shell, slst to third ch.
Repeat rows 22-23 until desired length. You can end there if you wish. I ran out of the dark taupe yarn and needed to add a different color. I chose this border to finish the length I needed.

Row40:  (change colors during the last slst) ch4, dc, in joining, dc in the space between the 3rd and 4th dcs of the shell, dc in next space between dcs. (I do not go into the loops of the stitches here and from now on, hook around the 3 loops. This just gives a lacier look.) *Skip the sc in between shells and dc in next 2 dc, (dc, ch1, dc) in between the 3rd and 4th dcs, dc in the next 2 dc. Repeat around to end and slst to top of ch4.

I repeated row 40 two more times. I then sc each dc and 3 sc in the ch1 spaces. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Trim: I simply attached yarn on the neckline and sc around with an H hook.  Each buttonhole is a chain of 5 (sc, ch5, sc in same stitch). I didn’t trim the sleeves.








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