Lion Brand Wool-Ease Ballet Wrap Sweater

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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Lion Brand® Supplies:
    • WOOL-EASE
      • #098 Natural Heather: 3 balls (small, medium) 4 balls (large extra large) 5 balls (xxl)
    • Stitch Markers
    • Large-Eyed Blunt Needle
    • Knitting Needles: Size 9
  • SIZES:
    • Finished bust (in inches):
      • S: 28
      • M: 31
      • L: 34
      • XL: 37
      • XLL: 41

    • Finished length (in inches):
      • S: 13
      • M: 13 1/2
      • L: 14
      • XL: 14 1/2
      • XLL: 15

  • GAUGE:
    • 19 sts + 21 rows = 4" in St st (k on RS, p on WS)
    • BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

DIRECTIONS:

To find the downloadable patterns click on the "GET PATTERNS" tab above.

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.

STITCH EXPLANATIONS:
M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting horizontal thread lying between needles & placing it onto left needle. Knit this new stitch through the back loop - 1 st increased.
M1P (make 1 st as if to purl) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between the needles and placing it onto the left needle.
Purl this new stitch through the back loop - 1 st increased.
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts & knit them tog - 1 st decreased.
ssp (slip, slip, purl) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts & purl them tog - 1 st decreased.

NOTES:
Sweater is worked in 5 pieces: back, left & right fronts & sleeves.
The bottom band of each piece is worked sideways.
Stitches are then picked up across one side edge of the band, & the piece is worked upwards from band.
The ties are worked directly onto the Sweater.

BACK:
BOTTOM BAND:
Cast on 6 sts.
Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 13 (14 1/2, 16, 17 1/2, 19 1/2) in. (33 (37, 40.5, 44.5, 49.5) cm), end with a WS (purl) row.
Note: End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a RS row.
Bind off.

BODY:
With RS facing & working across one long edge of bottom band, pick up and k63 (71, 77, 85, 93) sts evenly spaced across long edge.
Work in St st for 3 rows.
Increase Row (RS): K2, M1, k to last 2 sts, M1, k2 - you'll have 65 (73, 79, 87, 95) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in St st for 5 rows.
Rep Increase Row - 67 (75, 81, 89, 97) sts.
Work even in St st until piece measures 6 in. (15cm) from beginning (or 5 in. (12.5 cm) from bottom band), end with a WS row.

SHAPE ARMHOLES:
Next Row (RS): Bind off 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) sts, k to end - 65 (72, 77, 84, 91) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Bind off 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) sts, p to end - 63 (69, 73, 79, 85) sts at the end of this row.
Decrease Row: K2, k2tog, k to last 4 sts, ssk, k2 - 61 (67, 71, 77, 83) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in St st for 3 rows.
Rep last 4 rows 2 (2, 2, 3, 4) times - 57 (63, 67, 71, 75) sts rem.
Work even in St st until armhole measures 5 (5 1/2, 6, 6 1/2, 7) in. (12.5 (14, 15, 16.5, 18) cm), end with a RS row.

SHAPE NECK:
Next Row (WS): P20 (22, 23, 24, 25), join 2nd ball of yarn and bind off center 17 (19, 21, 23, 25) sts, p to end - 20 (22, 23, 24, 25) sts for each side.
Work both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn.
Decrease Row (RS): On right side, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2; on left side, k2, ssk, k to end - 19 (21, 22, 23, 24) sts on each side.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep Decrease Row - 18 (20, 21, 22, 23) sts on each side.
Rep last 2 rows 1 more time - 17 (19, 20, 21, 22) sts on each side.

SHAPE SHOULDERS:
Next Row (WS): On left shoulder, bind off 4 (5, 5, 5, 6) sts, p to end; on right shoulder, p to end.
Next Row: On right shoulder, bind off 4 (5, 5, 5, 6) sts, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2; on left shoulder, k2, ssk, k to end - 12 (13, 14, 15, 15) sts on each side.
Next Row: On left shoulder, bind off 4 (4, 4, 5, 5) sts, p to end; on right shoulder, p to end.
Next Row: On right shoulder, bind off 4 (4, 4, 5, 5) sts, k to end; on left shoulder, k to end - 8 (9, 10, 10, 10) sts on each side.
Next Row: On left shoulder, bind off 4 (4, 5, 5, 5) sts, p to end; on right shoulder, p to end.
Next Row: On right shoulder, bind off 4 (4, 5, 5, 5) sts, k to end; on left shoulder, k to end - 4 (5, 5, 5, 5) sts on each side.
Next Row: On left shoulder, bind off rem 4 (5, 5, 5, 5) sts; on right shoulder p to end.
Next Row: On right shoulder, bind off rem 4 (5, 5, 5, 5) sts.

RIGHT FRONT:
BOTTOM BAND:
Cast on 6 sts.
Work in St st until piece measures 10 1/2 (11 1/2, 12, 13, 13 1/2) in. (26.5 (29, 30.5, 33, 34.5) cm), end with a WS row.
Bind off.

BODY:
With RS facing, working across one long edge of bottom band, pick up and k52 (56, 59, 63, 67) sts evenly spaced across long edge.
Next Row (WS): Purl.

SHAPE NECK & FACING:
Next Row (RS): Cast on 5 sts for facing, beg across sts just cast-on, k4, place marker (pm), ssk, k to end - 56 (60, 63, 67, 71) sts at the end of this row.
Decrease Row 1: P to 2 sts before marker, ssp, slip marker (sm), p4 - 55 (59, 62, 66, 70) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: K4, sm, ssk, k to last 2 sts, M1, k2.
Rep Decrease Row 1 - 54 (58, 61, 65, 69) sts at the end of this row.
Decrease Row 2: K4, sm, ssk, k to end - 53 (57, 60, 64, 68) sts at the end of this row.
Rep Decrease Row 1 - 52 (56, 59, 63, 67) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 2 rows once more - 50 (54, 57, 61, 65) sts rem.
Next Row: K4, sm, ssk, k to last 2 sts, M1, k2.
Rep Decrease Row 1 - 49 (53, 56, 60, 64) sts at the end of this row.
Rep Decrease Row 2 - 48 (52, 55, 59, 63) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 2 rows three more times - 42 (46, 49, 53, 57) sts rem.
Rep Decrease Row 1 - 41 (45, 48, 52, 56) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Knit.
Rep last 2 rows 7 more times - 34 (38, 41, 45, 49) sts rem.

SHAPE ARMHOLE:
Note: Continue to slip marker as you come to it.
Next Row (WS): Bind off 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) sts, p to end - 32 (35, 37, 40, 43) sts at the end of this row.
Decrease Arm and Neck: K4, ssk, k to last 4 sts, ssk, k2 - 30 (33, 35, 38, 41) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Decrease Neck: K4, sm, ssk, k to end - 29 (32, 34, 37, 40) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 4 rows 2 (2, 2, 3, 4) times - 23 (26, 28, 28, 28) sts rem.
Rep Decrease Neck - 22 (25, 27, 27, 27) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 1 (2, 3, 2, 1) more time(s) - 21 (23, 24, 25, 26) sts rem.
Work even in St st until armhole measures 6 (6 1/2, 7, 7 1/2, 8) in. (31.5 (34, 37, 39.5, 42) cm), end with a RS row.

SHAPE SHOULDER:
Next Row (WS): Bind off 4 (5, 5, 5, 6) sts, p to end - 17 (18, 19, 20, 20) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Knit.
Next Row: Bind off 4 (4, 4, 5, 5) sts, p to end - 13 (14, 15, 15, 15) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Knit.
Next Row: Bind off 4 (4, 5, 5, 5) sts, p to end - 9 (10, 10, 10, 10) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Knit.
Next Row: Bind off 4 (5, 5, 5, 5) sts - 5 sts rem.

FINISH FACING:
Work even in St st over rem 5 sts for 3 1/2 (4, 4, 4 1/2, 5) in. (9 (10, 10, 11.5, 12.5) cm).
Bind off.

LEFT FRONT:
BOTTOM BAND:
Cast on 6 sts.
Work in St st until piece measures 10 1/2 (11 1/2, 12, 13, 13 1/2) in. (26.5 (29, 30.5, 33, 34.5) cm), end with a WS row.
Bind off.

BODY:
With RS facing, working across one long edge of bottom band, pick up & k52 (56, 59, 63, 67) sts evenly spaced across long edge.
Next Row (WS): Purl.
Next Row (RS): Knit.

SHAPE NECK & FACING:
Next Row (WS): Cast on 5 sts for facing, beg across sts just cast-on, p4, pm, p2tog, p to end - 56 (60, 63, 67, 71) sts at the end of this row.
Decrease Row 1: K to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, sm, k4 - 55 (59, 62, 66, 70) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: P4, sm, p2tog, p to last 2 sts, M1P, p2.
Rep Decrease Row 1 - 54 (58, 61, 65, 69) sts at the end of this row.
Decrease Row 2: P4, sm, p2tog, p to end - 53 (57, 60, 64, 68) sts at the end of this row.
Rep Decrease Row 1 - 52 (56, 59, 63, 67) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 2 rows once more - 50 (54, 57, 61, 65) sts rem.
Next Row: P4, sm, p2tog, p to last 2 sts, M1P, p2.
Rep Decrease Row 1 - 49 (53, 56, 60, 64) sts at the end of this row.
Rep Decrease Row 2 - 48 (52, 55, 59, 63) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 2 rows three more times - 42 (46, 49, 53, 57) sts rem.
Rep Decrease Row 1 - 41 (45, 48, 52, 56) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 7 more times - 34 (38, 41, 45, 49) sts at the end of this row.

SHAPE ARMHOLE:
Continue to slip marker as you come to it.
Next Row (RS): Bind off 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) sts, k to end - 32 (35, 37, 40, 43) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Decrease Arm and Neck: K2, k2tog, k to last 6 sts, k2tog, k4 - 30 (33, 35, 38, 41) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Decrease Neck: K to last 6 sts, k2tog, k4 - 29 (32, 34, 37, 40) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 4 rows 2 (2, 2, 3, 4) times - 23 (26, 28, 28, 28) sts rem.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep Decrease Neck - 22 (25, 27, 27, 27) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 2 rows 1 (2, 3, 2, 1) more time(s) - 21 (23, 24, 25, 26) sts rem.
Work even in St st until armhole measures 6 (6 1/2, 7, 7 1/2, 8) in. (31.5 (34, 37, 39.5, 42) cm), end with a WS row.

SHAPE SHOULDER:
Next Row (RS): Bind off 4 (5, 5, 5, 6) sts, k to end - 17 (18, 19, 20, 20) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row: Bind off 4 (4, 4, 5, 5) sts, k to end - 13 (14, 15, 15, 15) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row: Bind off 4 (4, 5, 5, 5) sts, k to end - 9 (10, 10, 10, 10) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row: Bind off 4 (5, 5, 5, 5) sts - 5 sts rem.

FINISH FACING:
Work even in St st over rem 5 sts for 3 1/2 (4, 4, 4 1/2, 5) in. (9 (10, 10, 11.5, 12.5) cm).
Bind off.

SLEEVES: (MAKE 2)
BOTTOM BAND:
Cast on 6 sts.
Work in St st until piece measures 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) in. (20.5 (23, 25.5, 28, 30.5) cm), end with a WS row.
Bind off.

BODY:
With RS facing, working across one long edge of bottom band, pick up & k42 (47, 52, 55, 61) sts evenly spaced across long edge.
Work in St st for 5 rows.
Increase Row (RS): K2, M1, k to last 2 sts, M1, k2 - 44 (49, 54, 57, 63) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 6 rows 5 times - 54 (59, 64, 67, 73) sts when all increases are completed.
Work even in St st until piece measures 9 in. (23 cm) from beg (or 8 in. (20.5 cm) from bottom band), end with a WS row.

SHAPE TOP OF SLEEVE:
Next Row (RS): Bind off 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) sts, k to end - 52 (56, 60, 62, 67) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Bind off 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) sts, p to end - 50 (53, 56, 57, 61) sts at the end of this row.
Decrease Row 1: K2, k2tog, k to last 4 sts, ssk, k2 - 48 (51, 54, 55, 59) sts at the end of this row.
Decrease Row 2: P2, ssp, p to last 4 sts, p2tog, p2 - 46 (49, 52, 53, 57) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 2 rows 6 (7, 8, 8, 9) times - 22 (21, 20, 21, 21) sts rem.
Rep Decrease Row 1 - 20 (19, 18, 19, 19) sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows once more - 18 (17, 16, 17, 17) sts.
Bind off rem 18 (17, 16, 17, 17) sts.

FINISHING:
Sew shoulder seams.
Sew in sleeves.
Sew side & sleeve seams.
Sew ends of facings together, then sew to back neck.

BELT TIES:
With RS of right front-facing, pick up & k11 sts across side edge of bottom band & bottom of facing cast-on.
Work in St st until Tie measure 15 (16 1/2, 18, 19 1/2, 21 1/2) in. (38 (42, 45.5, 49.5, 54.5) cm), end with a WS row.

Increase Row (RS): K2, M1, k to last 2 sts, M1, k2 - 13 sts at the end of this row.
Work even in St st for 3 rows.
Rep Increase Row - 15 sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 4 rows 2 more times - 19 sts when all increases have been completed.
Work even in St st until Tie measures 30 (33, 36, 39, 43) in. (76 (84, 91.5, 99, 109) cm).
Rep to make tie on left side.
Weave in ends.


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

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