Deer Silhouette Sweater Pattern


BACK
With size 6 needles, cast on 120.
Row 1 (RS): K2, *p4, k4; rep from * to the last 6 sts, end p4, k2.
Cont in k4, p4 rib as established until piece measures 4.5"/11.5cm from beg, end with a WS row.
Next row (RS): Knit, dec 30 sts evenly spaced across - 90 sts.
Next row (WS): purl.
Continue working stockinette stitch until piece measures 22 1/2"/57 cm from beg.
Armhole Shaping
Keeping pattern consistent throughout, bind off 2 sts at beg of next 6 rows - 78 sts.  Work even until armhole measures 8 1/2"/21.5 cm.
Neck and Shoulder Shaping
Bind of 8 sts at beg of next 4 rows, AT THE SAME TIME, bind off center 46.


FRONT
With size 6 needles, cast on 120.
Row 1 (RS): K2, *p4, k4; rep from * to the last 6 sts, end p4, k2.
Cont in k4, p4 rib as established until piece measures 4.5"/11.5cm from beg, end with a WS row.
Next row (RS): Knit, dec 30 sts evenly spaced across - 90 sts.
Next row (WS): purl.
Continue working stockinette stitch until piece measures 16 1/2"/42 cm from beg.
Next row (RS): k30, work row 1 of chart, k30.
Continue working chart as established.  AT THE SAME TIME, when piece measures 22 1/2"/ 57 cm from beginning, work armhole shaping as back.  Once chart is complete, resume working in stockinette stitch until armhole measures 3"/7.5 cm.
Neck
Next Row (RS): Work to center 26 sts, join a second ball of yarn, and bind off these 26 sts, work to end.  Working both sides at once, bind off 2 sts from each neck edge 5 times - 16 sts rem each side.  Work even until armhole measures same as back to shoulder.
Shoulder Shaping
Bind off 8 sts from each shoulder edge twice.

SLEEVES (Make 2)
With size 6 needles, cast on 48 sts.  Work in k4, p4 rib as on back for 4"/10cm, end with a WS row.  Work stockinette for 10 rows, ending on a WS row.
Inc Row (RS): k2, inc1, k to last 2 sts, inc1, k2.
Continue working in stockinette stitch, repeating inc row every 6th row 14 times more - 78 sts.  Work even until piece measures 21" from beg.
Cap Shaping
[Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows, then bind off 1 st at beg of next 2 rows] 7 times - 36 sts.  Bind off.


FINISHING
Sew the shoulder seams and set in sleeves.  Sew side and sleeve seams.
Neckband
With circular needle, pick up and k 128 sts.  Join to work in rnds and pm to mark beg of rnd.  Work in k4, p4 for 9 rounds.  Bind off ribwise.

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