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Harvard Square Pullover

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Lion Brand
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Lion Brand® 24/7 Cotton: Camel 7 (8, 9, 10, 10) balls or color of choice
  • Lion Brand® stitch markers
  • Lion Brand® stitch holders
  • Lion Brand® large-eyed blunt needle
  • Circular knitting needle size 5 (3.75 mm), 16" (40.5 cm) long
  • Circular knitting needle size 5 (3.75 mm), 29" (73.5 cm) long
  • Circular knitting needle size 7 (4.5 mm), 29" (73.5 cm) long

    • SIZES:
    • S (M, L, 1X, 2X)
    • Finished Chest About 42 (46, 49, 52, 55)" (106.5 (117, 124.5, 132, 139.5) cm)
    • Finished Length About 28 (28-1/2, 29, 29-1/2, 30)" (71 (72.5, 73.5, 75, 76) cm)
    • Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.
    • To print the pattern, click on the "Download Project PDF" button (above).

    • GAUGE:
    • 20 sts + 28 rows = about 4" (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with larger needle.

    • STITCH EXPLANATIONS
    • pfb (purl into front and back) Purl next st without removing it from left hand needle, then p through the back of the same st – 1 st increased.
    • ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right hand needle; insert left hand needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them together – 1 st decreased.

    • DIRECTIONS:

    • PATTERN STITCHES:
    • K2, p2 Rib (worked over a multiple of 4 sts + 2 additional sts)
    • Row 1 (WS): K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end of row.
    • Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
    • Rep Row 2 for K2, p2 Rib.

    • Broken Rib (worked over a multiple of 4 sts + 2 additional sts)
    • Row 1 (RS): P2, *k2, p2; rep from * to end of row.
    • Row 2: Purl.
    • Rep Rows 1 and 2 for Broken Rib pattern.

    • NOTES:
    • Pullover is made in 4 pieces: Back, Front, and 2 Sleeves.
    • All pieces begin with a ribbed lower edge.
    • The longer circular needles are used to accommodate the large number of sts on the Back and Front of the Pullover. Work back and forth in rows, just as if working with straight needles.
    • The neckband is worked from sts picked up around the neck edge of the Pullover. Use the shorter circular needle for the neckband, then work the neckband in the round on the circular needle.
    • When you see 'as established' in the instructions, this means to continue in the current pattern st.
    • When you see ‘work even’ in the instructions, this means to continue on in the pattern st you have established without changing the st count by increasing, decreasing, or binding off.

    • BACK
    • With longer and smaller circular needle, cast on 106 (114, 122, 130, 138) sts.
    • Work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures about 2-1/2" (6.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.
    • Change to larger circular needle.
    • Row 1 (RS): Work Row 1 of Broken Rib pattern over first 14 (14, 18, 18, 22) sts, place marker (pm), k to last 14 (14, 18, 18, 22) sts, pm, work Row 1 of Broken Rib pattern to end of row.
    • Row 2: Work next row of Broken Rib pattern to marker, slip marker (sm), work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) to next marker, sm, work in Broken Rib pattern to end of row.
    • Rep Row 2 until piece measures about 17" (43 cm) from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.

    • Shape Armholes
    • Rows 1 and 2: Bind off 6 (6, 10, 10, 14) sts, work in Broken Rib pattern to marker, sm, work in St st to next marker, sm, work in Broken Rib pattern to end of row – you will have 94 (102, 102, 110, 110) sts at the end of Row 2.
    • Row 3 (Decrease Row – RS): K1, k2tog, work in Broken Rib pattern to marker, sm, work in St st to next marker, sm, work in Broken Rib pattern to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 – 92 (100, 100, 108, 108) sts.
    • Row 4: Work in Broken Rib pattern to marker, sm, work in St st to next marker, sm, work in Broken Rib pattern to end of row.
    • Rep Rows 3 and 4 three more times – 86 (94. 94, 102, 102) sts.
    • Work even in patterns as established until armholes measure about 9 (9-1/2, 10, 10-1/2, 11)" (23 (24, 25.5, 26.5, 28) cm), end with a WS row as the last row you work.

    • Shape Neck
    • Row 1 (RS): Work in Broken Rib pattern to marker, sm, k until there are a total of 27 (30 30, 33, 33) sts on right hand needle, place next 32 (34, 34, 36, 36) sts on a st holder for neck; join a 2nd ball of yarn and k to next marker, sm, work in Broken Rib pattern to end of row – 27 (30, 30, 33, 33) sts rem on each side of neck.
    • You will now be working both sides AT THE SAME TIME using separate balls of yarn.
    • Row 2: On first side, work in Broken Rib pattern to marker, sm, p to end of side; on 2nd side, p to marker, sm, work in Broken Rib pattern to end of side.
    • Row 3: On first side, work in Broken Rib pattern to marker, sm, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; on 2nd side, k1, ssk, k to marker, sm, work in Broken Rib pattern to end of side – 26 (29, 29, 32, 32) sts rem on each side.
    • Rep Rows 2 and 3 twice more – 24 (27, 27, 30, 30) sts rem on each side.

    • Shape Shoulders
    • Row 1 (WS): On first side, bind off 8 (9, 9, 10, 10) sts and remove marker, p to end of side; on 2nd side, p to marker, remove marker, work in Broken Rib pattern to end of side – 16 (18, 18, 20, 20) sts on first side, 24 (27, 27, 30, 30) sts on 2nd side.
    • Rows 2-4: On first side, bind off 8 (9, 9, 10, 10) sts, work in St st to end of side; on 2nd side, work in St st to end of side – 8 (9, 9, 10, 10) sts on each side at the end of Row 4.
    • Row 5: On first side, bind off all rem sts; on 2nd side, p to end of side.
    • Bind off all rem sts of rem side.

    • FRONT
    • Cast on and work same as Back until armholes measure about 7 (7-1/2, 8, 8-1/2, 9)" (18 (19, 20.5, 21.5, 23) cm), end with a WS row as the last row you work.

    • Shape Neck
    • Row 1 (RS): Work in Broken Rib pattern to marker, sm, k until there are a total of 32 (35, 35, 38, 38) sts on right hand needle, place next 22 (24, 24, 26, 26) sts on a st holder for neck; join a 2nd ball of yarn and k to marker, sm, work in Broken Rib pattern to end of row – 32 (35, 35, 38, 38) sts rem on each side of neck.
    • You will now be working both sides AT THE SAME TIME using separate balls of yarn.
    • Rows 2 and 3: On first side, work in Broken Rib pattern to marker, sm, work in St st to end of side; on 2nd side, bind off 3 sts, work in St st to marker, sm, work in Broken Rib pattern to end of side – 29 (32, 32, 35, 35) sts rem on each side at the end of Row 3.
    • Rows 4 and 5: On first side, work in Broken Rib pattern to marker, sm, work in St st to end of side; on 2nd side, bind off 2 sts, work in St st to marker, sm, work in Broken Rib pattern to end of side – 27 (30, 30, 33, 33) sts rem on each side at the end of Row 5.
    • Rows 6 and 7: On first side, work in Broken Rib pattern to marker, sm, work in St st to end of side; on 2nd side, bind off 1 st, work in St st to marker, sm, work in Broken Rib pattern to end of side – 26 (29, 29, 32, 32) sts rem on each side at the end of Row 7.
    • Rep Rows 6 and 7 twice more – 24 (27, 27, 30, 30) sts rem on each side.
    • Work even in patterns as established until armholes measure same as Back to shoulders, end with a RS row as the last row you work.

    • Shape Shoulders
    • Row 1 (WS): On first side, bind off 8 (9, 9, 10, 10) sts and remove marker, p to end of side; on 2nd side, p to marker, remove marker, work in Broken Rib pattern to end of side – 16 (18, 18, 20, 20) sts on first side, 24 (27, 27, 30, 30) sts on 2nd side.
    • Rows 2-4: On first side, bind off 8 (9, 9, 10, 10) sts, work in St st to end of side; on 2nd side, work in St st to end of side – 8 (9, 9, 10, 10) sts on each side at the end of Row 4.
    • Row 5: On first side, bind off all rem sts; on 2nd side, p to end of side.
    • Bind off all rem sts of rem side.

    • SLEEVES (make 2)
    • With longer and smaller circular needle, cast on 46 (46, 50, 50, 54) sts.
    • Work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures about 2-1/2" (6.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.
    • Change to larger circular needle.
    • Beg with Row 1, work in Broken Rib pattern for 3 rows.
    • Next Row (Increase Row) (WS): P1, pfb, work in Broken Rib pattern as established to last 2 sts, pfb, p1 – 48 (48, 52, 52, 56) sts.
    • Work in Broken Rib pattern for 3 rows, working the increased sts into the Broken Rib pattern.
    • Rep Increase Row – 50 (50, 54, 54, 58) sts.
    • Rep last 4 rows 6 (7, 7, 8, 8) more times – 62 (64, 68, 70, 74) sts.
    • Work in Broken Rib pattern for 5 rows., continuing to work the increased sts into the Broken Rib pattern.
    • Rep Increase Row – 64 (66, 70, 72, 76) sts.
    • Rep last 6 rows 8 (8, 7, 8, 7) more times – 80 (82, 84, 88, 90) sts.
    • Work even (without increasing) in Broken Rib pattern until piece measures about 17 (17, 18, 18, 18) in. (43 (43, 45.5, 45.5, 45.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.

    • Shape Cap (top of Sleeve)
    • Next 2 Rows: Bind off 2 (2, 3, 3, 4) sts, work in Broken Rib pattern to end of row – 76 (78, 78, 82, 82) sts rem.
    • Next Row: Work even in Broken Rib pattern to end of row.
    • Decrease Row 1 (WS): P1, p2tog, work in Broken Rib pattern to last 3 sts, p2tog through back loops, p1 – 74 (76, 76, 80, 80) sts.
    • Rep last 2 rows 15 (15, 19, 20, 24) more times – 44 (46, 38, 40, 32) sts rem.
    • Decrease Row 2 (RS): K1, k2tog, work in Broken Rib pattern to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 – 42 (44, 36, 38, 30) sts.
    • Rep Decrease Row 1 – 40 (42, 34, 36, 28) sts.
    • Rep Decrease Rows 1 and 2 for 7 (7, 5, 5, 3) more times – 12 (14, 14, 16, 16) sts rem.
    • Rep Decrease Row 2 for 0 (1, 0, 1, 0) time(s) – 12 (12, 14, 14, 16) sts rem. Note: When you see '0' repeats in an instruction, this means that you should not perform that particular instruction, just skip to the next part of the instruction.
    • Bind off.

    • FINISHING:
    • Sew shoulder seams.

    • Neckband
    • From RS with shorter circular needle, and beg at right shoulder seam, pick up and k8 sts evenly spaced along right back neck edge, k32 (34, 34, 36, 36) back neck sts from holder, pick up and k8 sts evenly spaced along left back neck edge to left shoulder seam, pick up and k17 sts evenly spaced along left front neck edge, k22 (24, 24, 26, 26) front neck sts from holder, pick up and k17 sts evenly spaced along right front neck edge – 104 (108, 108, 112, 112) sts. Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on the left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle.
    • Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
    • Rep Rnd 1 for 1-1/2" (4 cm).
    • Bind off loosely in k2, p2 rib.

    • Sew in Sleeves. Sew side and Sleeve seams.
    • Weave in ends.

    • ABBREVIATIONS:
    • beg = begin(ning)
    • k = knit
    • k2tog = knit 2 stitches together
    • p = purl
    • p2tog = purl 2 stitches together
    • rem = remain(ing)(s)
    • rep = repeat
    • rnd = round
    • RS = right side
    • st(s) = stitch(es)
    • St st = Stockinette stitch
    • WS = wrong side

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