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caron® cakes™ knit striped statement sleeve pullover

Mixing comfort and style, this great top down raglan pullover features dramatic statement sleeves and beautiful, delicate colorways, making this a wardrobe essential for fall and winter.
Step 1

SIZES:

  • Size Represented as: XS/S (M-L-XL-2/3 XL-4/5 XL)
    • Skeins Needed of Sugared Cherry: 3 (3-3-4-4-5) Balls
    • Skeins Needed of Sugar Plums: 2 (3-3-4-4-5) Balls
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Step 2

MEASUREMENTS:

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 Chest Measurement:

  • XS/Small – 40" [101.5 cm]
  • Medium – 42.5" [108 cm]
  • Large – 45½" [115.5 cm]
  • Extra-Large – 50½" [128.5 cm]
  • 2/3 X-Large -56" [142.5 cm]
  • 4/5 X-Large - 66" [167.5 cm]

GAUGE: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in stocking st; save time and check your gauge

SPECIAL STITCH(ES) EXPLANATION(S):

  • M1L (Make 1 Left): Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch from front to back and knitting into back of loop
  • M1R (Make 1 Right): Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch from back to front and knitting into front of loop
  • Ssk (Slip, Slip, Knit): Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back on to left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together
Step 3

INSTRUCTIONS:

Stripe Pat

With A, work 1 rnd.

With B, work 1 rnd.

These 4 rnds form Stripe Pat.

With larger circular needle and A, cast on 48 (50-52-54-60-68) sts. Do not join. Working back and forth in rows, proceed as follows:

Row 1: (RS). K2. PM. K8 (8-8-8-10-10). PM. K28 (30-32-34-36-44). PM. K8 (8-8-8-10-10). PM. K2.

Row 2: Purl.

Row 3: (Knit to 1 st before marker. M1R. K1. SM. K1. M1L) 4 times. Knit to end of row. 56 (58-60-62-68-76) sts.

.Rep 2nd and 3rd rows 3 times more. 80 (82-84-86-92-100) sts.

Next Row: Cast on 24 (26-28-30-32-40) sts (center front). Join to beg working in rnds. Knit to next marker. SM. Knit to next marker. SM. *Note that this will now be beg of rnd. 104 (108-112-116-124-140) sts.

Step 4

Begin working in stripe pat. Proceed in rnds as follows:

Rnd 1: Knit.

Rnd 2: (Knit to 1 st before marker. M1R. K1. SM. K1. M1L) 4 times. Knit to end of rnd. 112 (116-120-124-132-140) sts.

First 2 rows of stripe pattern are in place. Keeping cont of stripe pat, rep last 2 rnds, increasing 8 sts every alt rnd, 24 (26-28-32-36-43) times. 304 (324-344-380-420-484) sts.

Keeping cont of stripe pat, proceed as follows:

Rnd 1: Knit.

Rnd 2: (Knit to marker. SM. K1. M1L. Knit to 1 st before marker. M1R. K1. SM) twice. 

308 (328-348-384-424-488) sts.

Rep last 2 rnds 4 (4-4-4-3-0) times more. 324 (344-364-400-436-500) sts.

Keeping cont of stripe pat, knit even in rnds until work from front neck measures 10 (10-11-12-13-13½)” [25.5 (25.5-28-30.5-33-34.5) cm].

Step 5

Divide for Sleeves and Body: Next Rnd: Knit to next marker. Remove marker. Slip 76 (80-84-90-100-106) sts onto scrap yarn (removing marker). Cast on 4 (4-4-6-8-10) sts.

Knit to next marker. Slip next 76 (80-84-90-100-106) sts onto scrap yarn (removing marker). Cast on 4 (4-4-6-8-10) sts. sts. Knit to end of rnd. 180 (192-204-228-252-296) sts.

Keeping cont of stripe pat, knit even in rnds until body from sleeve divide measures 10” [25.5 cm].

Change to smaller circular needle. With A, proceed in ribbing as follows:

Rnd 1: *K2. P2. Rep from * around.

Rep 1st rnd until ribbing measures 2” [5 cm]. Cast off in K2. P2 ribbing pat.

Step 6

Sleeves:

Slip 76 (80-84-90-100-106) sts from scrap yarn onto larger double-pointed needles. Pick up and knit 2 (2-2-3-4-5) sts along armhole divide. PM. Pick up and knit 2 (2-2-3-4-5) sts along armhole divide. Divide sts onto 3 needles to begin working in rnds. 80 (84-88-96-108-116) sts.

Keeping cont of stripe pat, knit even in rnds until work from sleeve divide measures 13 (13-12-11-10-10)" [33 (33-30.5-28-25.5-25.5) cm].

Next Rnd: *K2. K2tog. Rep from * around. 60 (63-66-72-81-87) sts.

Next Rnd: Knit.

Next Rnd: *K1. K2tog. Rep from * around. 40 (42-44-48-54-58) sts.

Next Rnd: Knit.

Sizes M, 2/3XL and 4/5 XL only:

Next Rnd: K1. K2tog. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. 40 (52-56) sts.

All Sizes:

With A and smaller double pointed needles, proceed in ribbing as follows:

Rnd 1: *K2. P2. Rep from * around.

Rep 1st rnd until ribbing measures 2” [5 cm]. Cast off in K2. P2 ribbing pat.

Rep for second sleeve.

Neckband: With A, with RS facing and smaller circular needle, pick up and knit 44 (46-48-54-58-60) sts along back neck edge. Pick up and knit 12 sts down left front neck edge. Pick up and knit 24 (26-28-30-30-32) sts along front neck edge. Pick up and knit 12 sts up right front neck edge. PM. Join to beg working in rnds. 92 (96-100-108-112-116) sts.

Rnd 1: *K2. P2. Rep from * around.
Rep last rnd (K2. P2) ribbing 11 times more. Cast off in pat.

Step 7

ABBREVIATIONS: 

A = Sugared Cherry

Approx = Approximately

b = Sugar Plums

Beg = Beginning

Cont = Continue(ity)

K = Knit

K2tog = Knit 2 Stitches Together

M1L = Make 1 Left-Leaning Stitch

M1R = Make 1 Right-Leaning Stitch

P = Purl

Pat = Pattern

PM = Place Marker

Rem = Remain(ing)

Rep = Repeat

RS = Right Side

SM = Slip Marker

Ssk = Slip, Slip, Knit

WS = Wrong Side


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