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Women's Cloverleaf Eyelet Pullover Sweater Knitting Pattern

Designed by Crystal Palace Yarns

Women's Cloverleaf Eyelet Pullover Sweater Knitting Pattern
Color 555 - Tapestry Rainbow

This is an easy sweater to knit. It's shown in three colorways of soft and beautiful self striping yarn. You could easily omit the cloverleaf pattern and just work it in stockinette and it would still be stunning!

Sizes:
S, M, L
Finished Chest Measurement: 36 (40, 44)"
Finished Length (from armhole shoulder edge to bottom): 19.25 (20.25, 21.25)"
Gauge:
16 sts and 24 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st with larger needles
Materials:
Sizes 8 and 9 US needles (5.00 and 5.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Size 8 US (5.00 mm) 16" circular needles
Mochi Plus by Crystal Palace Yarns
9 (10, 11) balls (see photos for colors)
80% superwash merino wool/20% nylon
50 grams/1.75 ounces
93 yds/85 meters
These quantities leave very little yarn for error. It is often a good idea to buy an extra ball of yarn in the same dye lot to allow for slight gauge and yardage variation.

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Women's Cloverleaf Eyelet Pullover Sweater Knitting Pattern
Color 557 - Autumn Rainbow

Instructions
Note:
For the Back and Front of the sweater, you will be working on chart Stitches 1-28 repeated twice for a total of 56 sts across.
For the Sleeves of the sweater, you will be working on chart Stitches 17-40 for a total of 24 sts.

Click here for the chart.

Back
With smaller needles, CO 74 (82, 90) sts. Knit every row (garter stitch) for 22 rows, ending with a WS row. Change to St st and larger needles and work 7 (7, 9) rows.
Keeping 9 (13, 17) sts in St st on each side, work Rows 1-34 of chart over center 56 sts twice (see note at beg of pattern), and AT THE SAME TIME, when you have knit 42 (44, 44) rows of chart [piece should measure approx. 12.25 (12.5, 13)" from beg], begin armhole (starting with RS row):
BO 4 (6, 8) sts at the beg of next 2 rows. Then BO 2 sts at the beg of next 2 rows. Then BO 1 st at the beg of next 2 rows. Work 2 rows even. Then BO 1 st at beg of next 2 rows. Work 2 rows even. Then BO 1 st at beg of next 2 rows. [56 (60, 64) sts rem]
Work even in St st over 0 (2, 4) sts on sides while working chart pattern over center 56 sts until you have worked 68 rows total of chart. Change to St st only and work even until piece measures 7 (7.5, 8)", ending with a WS row. [You should have worked 40 (44, 48) rows total of armhole.] Begin neck and shoulder shaping.
Women's Cloverleaf Eyelet Pullover Sweater Knitting Pattern
Color 552 - Flame Rainbow

Shape Neck And Shoulders
Work 17 (18, 19) sts, turn. Continuing on these sts only, BO 4 st at beg of next row (at neck edge). BO 3 sts at beg of next row (at arm edge). BO 3 sts at beg of next row (at neck edge). BO 3 sts at beg of next row (at arm edge). Work one row even. BO rem 4 (5, 6) sts.
Join yarn on RS and BO center 22 (24, 26) sts. Work last 17 (18, 19) sts, turn. Work next row even. BO 4 st at beg of next row (at neck edge). BO 3 sts at beg of next row (at arm edge). BO 3 sts at beg of next row (at neck edge). BO 3 sts at beg of next row (at arm edge). Work one row even. BO rem 4 (5, 6) sts.

Front
Work as for back until you have completed 68 rows of chart. Change to St st only and work even until piece measures 16.75 (17.75, 18.75)" from beg, ending with a WS row. [For size S, you will begin neck and shaping immediately after finishing the chart.] Begin neck and shoulder shaping.
Shape Neck And Shoulders
Continuing in St st, work 22 (23, 24) sts, turn. BO 3 sts at beg of next row (at neck edge). Work next row even. BO 2 sts at beg of next row (at neck edge). Work next row even. BO 2 sts at beg of next row (at neck edge). Work next row even. BO 1 st at beg of next row (at neck edge). Work next row even. BO 2 sts at beg of next row (at neck edge). Work 3 rows even. BO 1 st at beg of next row (at neck edge). BO 3 sts at beg of next row (at arm edge). BO 1 st at beg of next row (at neck edge). BO 3 sts at beg of next row (at arm edge). Work next row even. BO rem 4 (5, 6) sts.
Join yarn and BO center 12 (14, 16) sts. Work 22 (23, 24) sts, turn. Work next row even. BO 3 sts at beg of next row (at neck edge). Work next row even. BO 2 sts at beg of next row (at neck edge). Work next row even. BO 2 sts at beg of next row (at neck edge). Work next row even. BO 1 st at beg of next row (at neck edge). Work next row even. BO 2 sts at beg of next row (at neck edge). Work 3 rows even. BO 1 st at beg of next row (at neck edge). BO 3 sts at beg of next row (at arm edge). BO 1 st at beg of next row (at neck edge). BO 3 sts at beg of next row (at arm edge). Work next row even. BO rem 4 (5, 6) sts.

Sleeves
With smaller needles, CO 38 (42, 46) sts. Work garter st for 22 rows, ending with a WS row.
Change to larger needles and work the next 21 rows in St st, then 68 rows of chart (see Note at beg of pattern), then St st to end of sleeve. AT THE SAME TIME, inc 1 st at each end of every 13th row once, then at each end of every 8th (10th, 10th) row once, then at each end of every 6th row 7 times [56 (60, 64) sts]. Work 6 rows even.
Shape Cap
BO 3 (4, 5) sts at the beg of next 2 rows. Work 0 (2, 2) rows even. Then BO 2 sts at the beg of next 2 rows. Work 0 (0, 2) rows even. Then BO 1 st at beg of next 2 rows 3 times. Then BO 2 sts at the beg of next 2 rows. Then BO 1 st at beg of next 2 rows 6 times. Then BO 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Then BO 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Work 1 row even. BO rem 14 (16, 18) sts.

Finishing
Sew shoulder seams. Sew sleeve caps into armhole. Sew sleeve seams.

Collar
With 16" circular needle, pick up 12 (14, 16) center front sts, 18 sts from front side of collar, 9 sts from back side of collar, 22 (24, 26) center back sts, 9 sts from other back side of collar, 18 sts from other front side of collar [88 (92, 96) sts]. Join yarn and begin working in the round. Work 12 rows of garter as follows: (p one rnd, k one rnd) 6 times. BO all sts. Weave in all ends.

© Crystal Palace Yarns and used with their permission.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.