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Crochet Gradvis Sweater – FREE Crochet Pattern

Crochet Gradvis Sweater – FREE Crochet Pattern

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Finally, the Crochet Gradvis Sweater is here! I’ve been working on this for a while now & finally I’m able to release it.

You’re going to love this sweater, because it’s such a pleasure to make. It’s real fun because of the gradual color changes, but also because it’s a sweater that will gradually grow while you make it.

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Why is it named Gradvis? Well, because that’s the Norwegian word for gradual & it describes the sweater very well.

The process of crocheting this sweater won’t be a fast one, but rather a slow process that’s truly unhurried. It’s like a slow meditative & exciting journey to see this sweater grow from a few hanks of yarn.

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Excited?

 


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THE YARN


For this crochet pattern the suggested yarn is a hand dyed yarn from Garnsurr.

Garnsurr was created as a social integration project for refugees in Norway. They sell a huge variety of colorful & beautifully hand dyed yarns.

Since they started on February 1st in 2017, they have continued to create & sell beautiful yarns.

For this pattern the yarn use was their Søkke Merino, in 3 beautiful colors.
The only one used that are pictured is the one furthest to the right.

Find their yarns & story here.

Stockists here.

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THE PERFECT HAND DYED YARN CROCHET PROJECT


Have you seen them? The beautiful knitted sweaters with all the hand dyed yarn?

But what about crocheted sweaters? There’s not a lot out there right?

Because if that I’ve been on a mission to make a beautiful crochet sweater that utilizes hand dyed yarn this year.

The sweater can be made in a combination of 3 different yarn colors & plays beautifully with the colors from the hand dyed yarns. I’ve made sure to make the color changes smooth, to make it look like it all melts together.

I would recommend that you pick 3 colors that have at least 1 nuance of the same color when choosing colors. That would make the sweater look cohesive.

Since you like the Gradvis sweater, these might interest you too?

crochet Gradvis sweater, Laetus Cowl crochet pattern, free crochet pattern
1. Mollis Wrap Cardigan
// 2. Regelo Cardigan
// 3. Actus Shawl.

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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CROCHET THAT?


How long it takes to crochet something varies depending on your skill & how fast you crochet. But that isn’t a helpful answer is it?

Well, I’ve developed a yarn calculator to help you get the answer to this question.

It will help you calculate exactly how much time you’ll spend crocheting a project.

All you need to know is how much yarn you will use on the project in either meters, yards or skeins. Then crochet your test square & time it.

Calculate how long it takes to crochet that. 
 

CROCHET GRADVIS SWEATER – THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN


PATTERN OPTIONS:


 

ABOUT THE PATTERN:


The crochet Gradvis Sweater is the perfect crochet sweater that uses hand dyed yarn.

It’s called “Gradvis” because it’s not a quick one day project, but it’s a sweater you’ll gradually finish as you make one stitch at a time. A meditative, calming & enjoyable piece to crochet.

You will need hand dyed yarn in 3 different colors to crochet this sweater.

What’s so great about it is the fact that it can be made in 9 different sizes, ranging from XS to 5XL. There’s also suggestions on how you can customize it to fit you perfectly.

The sweater is a little bit higher in the back of the neck for it to fit perfectly & also a little bit longer on the lower edging on the body.

Choose your favorite hand dyed yarn & enjoy this sweater pattern!

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SKILL LEVEL: 


INTERMEDIATE

Read about skill levels.
 

MATERIALS NEEDED:


 

CROCHET HOOK:

Size 4 mm / US: G-6 / UK: 8

Hook I used: Symphonie Rose Crochet Hooks from Knitpro
 

YARN:

Yarn used:

Garnsurr – Søkke Merino in color Gøklereipet (3x), Ryr/Taza (1x) & Dynja #5.

Find it here.

You can use almost any hand dyed yarn with a 425 m length per skein.
 
Yarn amount used: 

Yarn amount is given in a way where you use 1 whole skein of color A, then 1 whole skein of color B (see color changes further down). 

Color A is the first yarn used, in the neckline, then color B & finally color C is the blue yarn used.
 
Color A all sizes: 1 skein / 100 g / 425 m / 465 yards
 
Color B all sizes: 1 skein / 100 g / 425 m / 465 yards
 
Color C:

  • Size XS: 2 skein / 180 g / 750 m / 817 yards
  • Size S: 2 skein / 205 g / 870 m / 950 yards
  • Size M: 3 skein / 245 g / 1030 m / 1130 yards
  • Size L: 3 skein / 285 g / 1200 m / 1310 yards
  • Size XL: 4 skein / 330 g / 1390 m / 1520 yards
  • Size 2XL: 4 skein / 370 g / 1560 m / 1710 yards
  • Size 3XL: 5 skein / 410 g / 1750 m / 1910 yards
  • Size 4XL: 5 skein / 470 g / 1995 m / 2180 yards
  • Size 5XL: 6 skein / 530 g / 2250 m / 2460 yards

 
Yarn characteristics:

  • Light Fingering, 0 Lace Yarn.
  • 75 % Merino, 25 % Nylon

 

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED:

  • Needle, find one here (if you don’t already have one)!
  • Scissors
  • Stitch Markers
  • Tape measure

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GAUGE:


Measured with main stitch (SP) crocheted in rounds:

17.5 stitches & 17 rows per 10 cm / 4”.
 

NOTES: 


  • This crochet pattern is written in US terms (more details).
  • All measurements given are unblocked.
  • Note that measurements are given as exact as possible. But crochet tension & technique might give variations in the result, that changes from person to person.

 

  • Read pattern instructions carefully before beginning to make sure you understand everything. It might save you hours!
  • Make a swatch that measure at least 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches using the stitch the gauge is given for. If your swatch matches the gauge, you’re good to go. If the gauge is wrong, you might need to change your hook. Go up in crochet hook size if your stitches are smaller & go down in crochet hook size if your stitches are bigger (more details).
  • Check yarn info if you want to find an alternative or test your yarn against the gauge (more details).

 

  • This pattern is written for 9 sizes, where the different sizes is given in parenthesis like this: XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL. If just one number is given, it applies to all sizes. I recommend that you highlight or circle the size you’re making before you begin to make the pattern easier to follow. Size adjustments are added under the heading “Size & Measurements”.
  • At the end of each row, the stitch count is given in parenthesis.
  • Note: Color changes are not specified in the round by round instructions in the pattern, but in a separate section above.

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SIZE & MEASUREMENTS:


 BUST/WAIST/HIP CIRCUMFERENCEARM LENGTHARMHOLELENGHT ARMHOLE TO HIP  BACK (FRONT SLIGHTLY SHORTER)
XS89 cm /

35.1  inches

38.5 cm /

15.2 inches

31 cm /

12.1 inches

33 cm /

13  inches

S99,5 cm /

39.1 inches

38.5 cm /

15.2 inches

34.5 cm /

13.5 inches

33 cm /

13  inches

M110 cm /

43.2 inches

38.5 cm /

15.2 inches

37.5 cm /

14.8 inches

33 cm /

13  inches

L120 cm /

47.2 inches

38.5 cm /

15.2 inches

41 cm /

16.2 inches

33 cm /

13  inches

XL130,5 cm /

51.3 inches

38.5 cm /

15.2 inches

44.5 cm /

17.5 inches

33 cm /

13  inches

2XL140,5 cm /

55.3 inches

38.5 cm /

15.2 inches

48 cm /

18.9 inches

33 cm /

13  inches

3XL151 cm /

59.4 inches

38.5 cm /

15.2 inches

51.5 cm /

20.2 inches

33 cm /

13  inches

4XL161 cm /

63.4 inches

38.5 cm /

15.2 inches

55 cm /

21.6 inches

33 cm /

13  inches

5XL171,5 cm /

67.1 inches

38.5 cm /

15.2 inches

58.5 cm /

22.9 inches

33 cm /

13  inches

 
SIZE NOTES:

  • This pattern is written to have a normal fit, that means about 5-10 cm ease / 2-4 inches ease.
  • The main stitch will widen when used with some yarns. Measurements given are on a finished sweater before it’s used.
  • Take measurements to find the size that fits the best.

 

SIZE ADJUSTMENTS:

Note: Any size adjustments affect yarn usage & you might need more/less yarn than suggested.

Yoke:

  • Adjust body & armhole width by making the yoke bigger.

Body:

  • For all sizes: Adjust length by adding or reducing rounds at the end, before adding edging on round 54-56.

Arms:

  • For all sizes: Skip decreases to make the arm wider.
  • For all sizes: Decrease more frequently in the same manner to make the arm narrower.
  • For all sizes: Best way to increase or decrease length is to add/reduce evenly the number of rows you crochet between the rows where you’re instructed to decrease stitches.

 

DIAGRAMS:



 

ABBREVIATIONS:


Beg = beginning

Ch = chain (s) (tutorial)

Dc = double crochet (tutorial)

Color A = refers to the yarn color you have been using

Color B = refers to the yarn color you will start using

FDC = foundation double crochet

FSC = foundation single crochet (tutorial)

Rep = repeat

Sc = single crochet (tutorial)

Sl st = slip stitch (tutorial)

SP = special stitch

SP2tog = crochet together 2 SP stitches

SP3tog = crochet together 3 SP stitches

St = stitch (es)

yo = yarn over

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STITCHES YOU WILL NEED: 


You will need to use the foundation single crochet stitch, foundation double crochet, single crochet, double crochet, front post double crochet stitch, special stitch (SP), chain & slip stitch.
 
FOUNDATION SINGLE CROCHET STITCH (FSC):

Written description:

Step 1: Ch 2 st.

Step 2: Insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, pull up a loop. Yo and pull through first loop (making “chain”). Yo and pull through both loops on hook.

Step 3: Insert hook into prev “chain” you made (It should look like you go through a resemblance of a “normal” st, with 2 strands of yarn), pull up a loop, yo and pull through first loop (making “chain”). Yo and pull through both loops on hook.

Repeat step 3 until you’ve made enough stitches. *2nd ch in step 1 makes 1 st, step 2 makes 1 st & every time step 3 is repeated you make 1 st.

Video tutorial.
 
FOUNDATION DOUBLE CROCHET STITCH (FDC):

*When using this technique after the FSC technique in this pattern, just do step 3 below. 

Written description:

Step 1: Ch 3 st.

Step 2: Yo, insert hook into 3rd ch from hook, pull up a loop. Yo and pull through first loop (making “chain”). Yo and pull through 2 loops. Yo and pull through last 2 loops on hook.

Step 3: Yo, insert hook into prev “chain” you made (It should look like you go through a resemblance of a “normal” st, with 2 strands of yarn), pull up a loop, yo and pull through first loop (making “chain”). Yo and pull through 2 loops. Yo and pull through last 2 loops on hook.

Repeat step 3 until you’ve made enough stitches. *last 2 ch in step 1 makes 1 st, step 2 makes 1 st & every time step 3 is repeated you make 1 st.
 
SPECIAL STITCH (SP):

Written description:

In next stitch draw up a loop, yo, pull through 1, yo, pull through 1, yo, pull through last 2 loops.

When crocheting the next SP, pull the hook with the loop & stitch down when inserting the hook in the next stitch, this will make the previous stitch break in the middle & create texture.
 
CROCHET 2 SPECIAL STITCHES TOGETHER (SP2tog):

Written description:

In next stitch draw up a loop, yo, pull through 1, in the next stitch draw up another loop, yo, pull through 1, yo, pull through 2, yo, pull through last 2 loops.
 
CROCHET 3 SPECIAL STITCHES TOGETHER (SP3tog):

Written description:

In next stitch draw up a loop, yo, pull through 1, you have 2 loops on the hook, in the next stitch draw up another loop, yo, pull through 1, you have 3 loops on the hook, in the next stitch draw up another loop, yo, pull through 1, you have 4 loops on the hook, yo, pull through 3, yo, pull through last 2 loops.

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TECHNIQUES YOU WILL NEED: 


 

GRADUAL COLOR CHANGES:

To crochet this sweater & achieve the gradual color changes as pictured, you will have to follow these instructions. This is optional & doesn’t have to be exact stitch by stitch.

The goals is to make a gradual, but not systematic change of color. This will make the different colors land randomly on top of each other.

When nearing the end of one color, you will have to start alternating between the yarn color you’re working with & the new color. This isn’t specified in the pattern & you will have to start this process when you feel you have less than 4-5 rounds left on your skein.

If you want the exact rounds the colors where changed on the sweater pictured, see a list below.

First color change round: 3 st with color A, 1 st with color B.

Second color change round: 3 st with color A, 1 st with color B.

Third color change round: 2 st with color B, 2 st with color A.

Fourth color change round: 2 st with color B, 2 st with color A.

Fifth color change round: 3 st with color B, 1 st with color A.

Sixth color change round: 3 st with color B, 1 st with color A.

This process should be repeated each time you change colors.

Be aware, that this should also be done evenly on color changes when working on both the sleeves & the body of the sweater.
 
Color changes on sweater pictured: 

Yoke: Round 28-34.

Body & arms: Round 2-8

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INSTRUCTIONS:


 

YOKE:

Make 54 st using the FSC method, then make 54 st using the FDC method, sl st in 1st st.

Round 1: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sc 1 in the next 53 st, dc 1 in the next 54 st, sl st in ch from beg of round (=108 st).

Round 2: Rep round 1.

Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), SP 1 in all st from prev round, sl st in 2nd ch from beg of round (=108 st).

Round 4: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), SP 1 in same st, SP 1 in the next 16 st, SP 2 in next st, *SP 2 in next st, SP 1 in the next 16 st, SP 2 in next st*, repeat from *to* 4 more times, sl st in 2nd ch from beg of round (=120 st).

Optional: Use stitch markers on round 4 & the following even rounds. On each round on 6 spots evenly spread out you will increase 2 stitches in 2 consecutive stitches. You can use stitch markers to mark of these increases, instead of counting stitches when you crochet each round.  The first spot is in the first & last stitch on each round, then evenly spread out. 

Short description of round 5-18 (22) 26 (30) 34 (38) 42 (46) 50: Continue crocheting repeating round 3 & 4, increasing 1 stitch in each of the marked stitches on even rounds. Find rounds written out below.

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Round 5: Rep round 3.

Round 6: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), SP 1 in same st, SP 1 in the next 18 st, SP 2 in next st, *SP 2 in next st, SP 1 in the next 18 st, SP 2 in next st*, repeat from *to* 4 more times, sl st in 2nd ch from beg of round (=132 st).

Round 7: Rep round 3.

Round 8: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), SP 1 in same st, SP 1 in the next 20 st, SP 2 in next st, *SP 2 in next st, SP 1 in the next 20 st, SP 2 in next st*, repeat from *to* 4 more times, sl st in 2nd ch from beg of round (=144 st).

Round 9: Rep round 3.

Round 10: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), SP 1 in same st, SP 1 in the next 22 st, SP 2 in next st, *SP 2 in next st, SP 1 in the next 22 st, SP 2 in next st*, repeat from *to* 4 more times, sl st in 2nd ch from beg of round (=156 st).

Round 11: Rep round 3.

Round 12: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), SP 1 in same st, SP 1 in the next 24 st, SP 2 in next st, *SP 2 in next st, SP 1 in the next 24 st, SP 2 in next st*, repeat from *to* 4 more times, sl st in 2nd ch from beg of round (= 168 st).

Round 13: Rep round 3.

Round 14: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), SP 1 in same st, SP 1 in the next 26 st, SP 2 in next st, *SP 2 in next st, SP 1 in the next 26 st, SP 2 in next st*, repeat from *to* 4 more times, sl st in 2nd ch from beg of round (=180 st).

Round 15: Rep round 3.

Round 16: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), SP 1 in same st, SP 1 in the next 28 st, SP 2 in next st, *SP 2 in next st, SP 1 in the next 28 st, SP 2 in next st*, repeat from *to* 4 more times, sl st in 2nd ch from beg of round (=192 st).

Round 17: Rep round 3.

Round 18: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), SP 1 in same st, SP 1 in the next 30 st, SP 2 in next st, *SP 2 in next st, SP 1 in the next 30 st, SP 2 in next st*, repeat from *to* 4 more times, sl st in 2nd ch from beg of round (=204 st).
 
Only size (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL:

Round 19: Rep round 3.

Round 20: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), SP 1 in same st, SP 1 in the next 32 st, SP 2 in next st, *SP 2 in next st,SP 1 in the next 32 st, SP 2 in next st*, repeat from *to* 4 more times, sl st in 2nd ch from beg of round (=216 st).

Round 21: Rep round 3.

Round 22: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), SP 1 in same st, SP 1 in the next 34 st, SP 2 in next st, *SP 2 in next st, SP 1 in the next 34 st, SP 2 in next st*, repeat from *to* 4 more times, sl st in 2nd ch from beg of round (=228 st).
 
Only size M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL:

Round 23: Rep round 3.

Round 24: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), SP 1 in same st, SP 1 in the next 36 st, SP 2 in next st, *SP 2 in next st, SP 1 in the next 36 st, SP 2 in next st*, repeat from *to* 4 more times, sl st in 2nd ch from beg of round (=240 st).

Round 25: Rep round 3.

Round 26: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), SP 1 in same st, SP 1 in the next 38 st, SP 2 in next st, *SP 2 in next st, SP 1 in the next 38 st, SP 2 in next st*, repeat from *to* 4 more times, sl st in 2nd ch from beg of round (=252 st).
 
Only size (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL:

Round 27: Rep round 3.

Round 28: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), SP 1 in same st, SP 1 in the next 40 st, SP 2 in next st, *SP 2 in next st, SP 1 in the next 40 st, SP 2 in next st*, repeat from *to* 4 more times, sl st in 2nd ch from beg of round (=264 st).

Round 29: Rep round 3.

Round 30: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), SP 1 in same st, SP 1 in the next 42 st, SP 2 in next st, *SP 2 in next st, SP 1 in the next 42 st, SP 2 in next st*, repeat from *to* 4 more times, sl st in 2nd ch from beg of round (=276 st).
 
Only size XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL:

Round 31: Rep round 3.

Round 32: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), SP 1 in same st, SP 1 in the next 44 st, SP 2 in next st, *SP 2 in next st, SP 1 in the next 44 st, SP 2 in next st*, repeat from *to* 4 more times, sl st in 2nd ch from beg of round (=288 st).

Round 33: Rep round 3.

Round 34: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), SP 1 in same st, SP 1 in the next 46 st, SP 2 in next st, *SP 2 in next st, SP 1 in the next 46 st, SP 2 in next st*, repeat from *to* 4 more times, sl st in 2nd ch from beg of round (=300 st).
 
Only size (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL:

Round 35: Rep round 3.

Round 36: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), SP 1 in same st, SP 1 in the next 48 st, SP 2 in next st, *SP 2 in next st, SP 1 in the next 48 st, SP 2 in next st*, repeat from *to* 4 more times, sl st in 2nd ch from beg of round (=312 st).

Round 37: Rep round 3.

Round 38: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), SP 1 in same st, SP 1 in the next 50 st, SP 2 in next st, *SP 2 in next st, SP 1 in the next 50 st, SP 2 in next st*, repeat from *to* 4 more times, sl st in 2nd ch from beg of round (=324 st).
 
Only size 3XL (4XL) 5XL:

Round 39: Rep round 3.

Round 40: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), SP 1 in same st, SP 1 in the next 52 st, SP 2 in next st, *SP 2 in next st, SP 1 in the next 52 st, SP 2 in next st*, repeat from *to* 4 more times, sl st in 2nd ch from beg of round (=336 st).

Round 41: Rep round 3.

Round 42: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), SP 1 in same st, SP 1 in the next  54 st, SP 2 in next st, *SP 2 in next st, SP 1 in the next 54 st, SP 2 in next st*, repeat from *to* 4 more times, sl st in 2nd ch from beg of round (=348 st).
 
Only size (4XL) 5XL:

Round 43: Rep round 3.

Round 44: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), SP 1 in same st, SP 1 in the next 56 st, SP 2 in next st, *SP 2 in next st, SP 1 in the next 56 st, SP 2 in next st*, repeat from *to* 4 more times, sl st in 2nd ch from beg of round (=360 st).

Round 45: Rep round 3.

Round 46: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), SP 1 in same st, SP 1 in the next 58 st, SP 2 in next st, *SP 2 in next st, SP 1 in the next 58 st, SP 2 in next st*, repeat from *to* 4 more times, sl st in 2nd ch from beg of round (=372 st).
 
Only size 5XL:

Round 47: Rep round 3.

Round 48: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), SP 1 in same st, SP 1 in the next 60 st, SP 2 in next st, *SP 2 in next st, SP 1 in the next 60 st, SP 2 in next st*, repeat from *to* 4 more times, sl st in 2nd ch from beg of round (=384 st).

Round 49: Rep round 3.

Round 50: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), SP 1 in same st, SP 1 in the next 62 st, SP 2 in next st, *SP 2 in next st, SP 1 in the next 62 st, SP 2 in next st*, repeat from *to* 4 more times, sl st in 2nd ch from beg of round (=396 st).

 
FINISHING YOKE:
 
Only size XS:

Row 21-34: Repeat row 3.
 
Only size S: 

Row 25-34: Repeat row 3.
 
Only size M:

Row 29-36: Repeat row 3.
 
Only size L:

Row 33-38: Repeat row 3.
 
Only size XL:

Row 37-40: Repeat row 3.

Only size 2XL:

Row 41-42: Repeat row 3.

*no extra rows for 3XL, 4XL & 5XL.
 
All sizes:
Count starting with the last SP made & count 18 (20) 22 (24) 26 (28) 30 (32) 34 st backwards, & place a stitch marker to mark of where you should start the body.
 
Fasten off & cut yarn on yoke.

 
BODY:
After counting 18 (20) 22 (24) 26 (28) 30 (32) 34 st backwards attach yarn in marked stitch.

Round 1: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), *FSC 10 (11) 12 (13) 14 (15) 16 (17) 18, sk 34 (38) 42 (46) 50 (54) 58 (62) 66 st (making armhole), SP 1 in the next 68 (76) 84 (92) 100 (108) 116 (124) 132 st* rep from *to* 1 more time, sl st in ch from beg of round (= 156 (174) 192 (210) 228 (246) 264 (282) 300 st).

Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), SP 1 in the next 155 (173) 191 (209) 227 (245) 263 (281) 299 st), sl st in 2nd ch from beg of round (=156 (174) 192 (210) 228 (246) 264 (282) 300 st).

Round 3- 53: Rep row 2.

Round 54: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), dc 1 in the next 8 (8) 8 (9) 9 (10) 10 (11) 11 st, sc 1 in the next 78 (86) 96 (10) 114 (122) 132 (140) 150 st, dc 1 in the next 71 (79) 87 (96) 104 (113) 121 (130) 138 st, sl st in 2nd ch from beg of round (156 (174) 192 (210) 228 (246) 264 (282) 300 st).

Round 55-56: Repeat round 54.
Fasten off & cut yarn.
 
SLEEVES:

Repeat twice to make 2 sleeves.

Attach yarn in FSC number 9 (9) 9 (10) 10 (11) 11 (12) 12 under the arm (one of the middle FSC stitches made on the body).
 
Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), SP 1 in the next 62 (66) 71 (76) 81 (86) 91 (96) 101 st, sl st in 2nd ch from beg of round (= 63 (67) 72 (77) 82 (87) 92 (97) 102 st)).

Round 2-9: Rep round 2.

Round 10: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), SP3tog, SP 1 in each st until you have 2 st left, SP2tog, sl st in 2nd ch from beg of round (= 60 (64) 69 (74) 79 (84) 89 (94) 99 st).

Round 11: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), SP 1 in each st st, sl st in 2nd ch from beg of round  (= 60 (64) 69 (74) 79 (84) 89 (94) 99 st).

Round 12: Rep round 11.

Round 13: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), SP2tog, SP 1 in each st until you have 3 st left, SP3tog, sl st in 2nd ch from beg of round (= 57 (61) 66 (71) 76 (81) 86 (91) 96 st).

Round 14-15: Rep round 11 (= 57 (61) 66 (71) 76 (81) 86 (91) 96 st).

Round 16- round 31 (34) 40 (46) 46 (42) 55 (58) 61: Continue repeating round 10-15, until you have 39 (40) 39 (38) 43 (42) 44 (46) 48 stitches left.

Round 31 (34) 40 (46) 46 (42) 55 (58) 61 – 63: Rep round 11.

Round 64: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), dc 1 in each st, sl st in 2nd ch ch from beg of round (39 (40) 39 (38) 43 (42) 44 (46) 48 st).

Round 65-66: Rep round 64.
 
Fasten off & cut yarn.
 

FINISHING:


Fasten threads & weave in ends.

Block sweater to given size.

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