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Puppies and Boots

Overside Drop-Shoulder Sweater with Cut-And-Sew Neckline

Designed By Barbara Deike


Skill: Advanced Beginner.

Boots Pattern (DAK 6 Format)

Four-Color Pattern (DAK 6 Format)

Shape Diagram (Bitmap Format)


Size: S (M L XL). Finisher measurements: chest 30.6 (33, 36.6, 40.2)" / 78, (83.8, 93, 102) cm, length 15.3 (16.7,18.3, 20.4)" /38.8 (42.2, 46.5, 51.9) cm.
Materials: 3 colors of Nomi Lee Lorraine and 1 color of Mary Lue's 2/15.
Color #1 1 cone of Nomi Lee Lorraine Sailor Blue or Forest Green (main color)
Color # 2 3 oz of Nomi Lee Black (outline)
Color # 3 3 oz of Mary Luke's 2/15 Rust (puppies)
Color # 4 3 oz of Nomi Lee Steel Grey or Julip Green (boots)
Machine: Any standard gauge electronic with ribber. Sample knit on Brother 965I
Gauge: 8.9 sts and 31.6 rows = 1 inch.
Tension: RibT 3/3, Sweater T 3/3.

Pattern A knit in color #1 only (this is for texture only)
Pattern B 4 color Jacquard

Sweater Back (knit in main color only).
Set up machine for 1:1 rib
With 2 strands of main color CO 136 (146, 162, 178).
RC 00 with T 3/3 knit 29 rows, carriage is on the left
Change to T 6/6 knit 1 row
Bring up empty needles. Place the heel of the pearl stitch from the rib bed to the empty needle on the main bed and the heel of the pearl stitch from main bed to the empty needle on the ribber bed. **This will eliminate any holes when you go from 1:1 rib to double bed knitting. **

Set machine up for double bed knitting.
With 1 strand of main color T 3/3 knit 1 row.

RC 00 T3/3
Set machine up for Pattern A (as 4 color jacquard texture only) using main color only knit to RC 266 (292, 315, 346) set sleeve markers.
Knit to RC 456 (504, 560, 616) set neck marker on center stitch.
Knit to RC 488 (528, 584, 648) set shoulder markers on last row left and right of center at stitch 23 (28, 31, 33). Carriage is on the left.
Cancel 4-color jacquard; knit 1 row in full double bed knit
Cast off.

Sweater Front
Knit rib same as back.
Knit front as follows
RC 00 T3/3
Set machine up for Pattern A (as 4 color jacquard texture only) using main color only knit RC 136 (192, 240, 312).

Set machine up for Pattern B as single motif and centering motif as per your machine.
Knit 200 rows in 4 color Jacquard. Ending on RC 336 (392, 440, 512) **don't forget to set sleeve markers at RC 266 (292, 315, 346) same as back. **

Set machine up for Pattern A (4 color jacquard texture only) using main color only knit to RC 400 (456, 504, 576) set neck marker on center stitch.
Knit to RC 488 (528, 584, 648). Set shoulder markers left and right of center at stitch: 23 (28, 31, 33). Carriage is on the left.
Cancel 4-color jacquard; knit 1 row in full double bed knit. Carriage is on the right,
Cast off

Sleeves knit two
Set up machine for 1:1 rib
With 2 strands of main color CO 72 (80, 84, 88).
RC 00 T 3/3 knit 19 rows,
Change to T 6/6 knit 1 row.
Bring up empty needles. Place the heel of the pearl stitch from the rib bed to the empty needle on the main bed and the heel of the pearl stitch from main bed to the empty needle on the ribber bed. **This will eliminate any holes when you go from 1:1 rib to double bed knitting. **

Set machine up for double bed knitting.
With 1 strand of main color T 3/3 knit 1 row.
RC 00 T3/3
Set up machine for Patter A (as 2 color jacquard texture only) using main color only knit sleeves increasing 1 stitch each side as follows.

Small: 14, 28, 42, 56, 70, 84, 98, 112, 127, 142, 157, 172, 187, 202, 217, 223, 247, 262, 277, 292, 307, 322, 337, 352, 367. Knit to RC 392 cast off (122 stitches at cast off)

Medium: 16, 31, 46, 61, 76, 91, 106, 121, 136, 151, 166, 181, 196, 211, 226, 241, 256,
271, 287, 303, 319, 335, 351, 366, 383, 399, 415. Knit to RC 440 cast off (134 stitches at cast off).

Large: 15, 29, 43, 57, 71, 85, 99, 113, 127, 141, 155, 169, 183, 197, 211, 225, 239, 253, 267, 281, 295, 309, 323, 337, 351, 365, 379, 393, 407, 421, 436, 451. Knit to RC 480 cast off (148 stitches at cast off).

X-Large: 13, 25, 37, 49, 61, 73, 85, 97, 109, 121, 133, 145, 157, 169, 180, 193, 205, 217, 229, 241, 253, 265, 277, 289, 301, 313, 325, 337, 349, 361, 373, 385, 398, 411, 424, 437, 450, 463, 476, 489. Knit to RC 520 cast off (168 stitches at cast off).

Wash and dry pieces and then block to size.

Make a loop gauge as following. Take a plastic one inch mini-blind slate and cut it down to inch wide.

Neck
1.Using markers sew and cut neck hole opening for front in back of sweater.
2. Measure the neck opening to insure that it is large enough to slip over head.
3. Take garment front and back pieces to knitting machine to determine the amount of needles needed for neckband.
A. Fold front neck opening in half and place center of neckline on 0 of main bed, stretching the folded neckline to the right of 0 across the main bed. This will be half the needles needed for the front neckband. Multiply this number by 2.
Example: Half of front neck opening equals: 33 needles x 2 = 66 needles to be use right of 0.
B. For back neck opening repeat A, except measure from 0 to left of 0. *** There will be fewer needles to the left of 0.

Knit the neckband as follows
With T 6 cast on with waste yarn for single bed knitting. Knit 6 row of waste yarn.
Change to 2 strands of main yarn.
RC 00 T6
Knit 20 rows for neckband.

Attaching the neckband
1.Lay the garment over the main bed (right side of knitting up. Front garment on right of 0 and back garment on left side of 0) so that the cut edge is just covering the main bed needle heads.
2. Working with front garment first bring needles just barely through the work. When the neckline is spaced evenly across the needles bring the needles on through to position E. Check to see if any of the neck opening caught on the gate pegs. If so release at this time. Repeat for back.
3.Using cast on comb push needles toward sweater until open latch touches knitting.
4.Use your transfer tool place the opening stitches of the neckband on to the main bed inclosing the cut edge inside the band. To keep stitches from falling off bring each needle after stitch is transfer into E position. All needles should be in E position at this time.
5. Push all stitches behind latches opening all the latches.
6. Pull out at least six lengths of yarn.
7. Leave 2 lengths on right hand side of band. Place the yarn in the hooks of the needles.
8. Using your loop gauge, carefully, close the latches of the needles. Be sure that you have all the latches closed.
9. Using your cast-on comb, push the needles down to the top of your needles bed smoothly and evenly (make sure that all latches are closed).
10. Pull the yarn form the left side until there is no slack left.
11. Take your loop gauge and lay it in the rail of the main bed.
12. Starting on the right hand side pull down each needle one at a time to the loop gauge making sure that you pull the needle all the way to the gauge.
13. Carefully lay the garment over the main bed. knit 6 rows of waste yarn remove from machine , and crochet loops through from right to left, pulling yarn through the last stitch
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Finishing

1. Stitch up the shoulder seams.
2. Stitch sleeves in to place.
3. Stitch up side seams.