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These are the text and three of the graphics instructions that SweaterMaker created for a Men's Crew-necked Saddle Shoulder Pullover, size 48.

This is a formal-looking sweater absolutely appropriate for men's wear. Try it in a rich loose rib, or a nice mohair stockinette.

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Text Instructions



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M E N ' S S A D D L E S H O U L D E R S W E A T E R

A Pullover Sweater Featuring a
Saddle Body Style and a Crew neck.

Designed by Colleen Kobe
Customized Men's - 48
10/1/2008
Yarn : acrylic, 3-ply
Main Tension : 8
Hem Tension : 5
Units of Measurement : Inches
Stitch Gauge : 7.00 st/in
Row Gauge : 10.00 r/in
Hem Style : 1x1 Rib
Neckline Trim Style : 1x1 Double-thickness Rib


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Abbreviation Description

1s-2r-3x 1 stitch every 2 rows 3 times
BO bind off
CO cast on
COL carriage on left
COR carriage on right
dec decrease
EON every other needle
EOS every other stitch
FK full knit
FNR full-needle rib
HP hold position
HT hem tension
inc increase
IWP in work position
K knit
MB main bed
MT main tension
n[-1] needle 1 left of 0
n[2] needle 2 right of 0
n[-30..31] the needles between 30 left of 0 and 31 right of
0, including needles n[-30] and n[31]
OWP out of work position

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PK partial knit
PU pick up
RC row counter
RCxxx Row counter number xxx. Example: RC020 means
row number 20.
RG row gauge
SG stitch gauge
sl slip
SO scrap off (using ravel cord and waste yarn)
SR short row
st(s) stitch(es)
T tension
Tx/y Set tension on main bed carriage to x, and
tension or ribber carriage to y. Example:
T6.0/5.3 would mean set the main bed carriage
tension to 6.0, and the ribber carriage tension
to 5.3.
WP work position

Note: unless otherwise specified, this pattern conforms to the
following rule: if the row counter number is EVEN, the carriage
will be on the RIGHT. So if the pattern says "RC104", you can
assume the carriage should be on the right.


READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE KNITTING.

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B A C K

RC000, T5. Cast on 154 sts (n[-77..77]) in 1x1 (or desired) rib.
K 38 rows.

Scrap off all sts on ravel and waste. Bring n[-84..84] to WP on
MB. Rehang hem on machine, BUT leave the following needles empty
but in work position:

n[-73] n[-62] n[-51] n[-40] n[-29] n[-18] n[ -7] n[ 4]
n[ 15] n[ 26] n[ 37] n[ 48] n[ 60] n[ 72]


Shaping Summary for the Sweater Back

RC000: n[-84..84], T8. K to RC024.

RC024: n[-84..84], T8. Inc 1s-24r-7x. Therefore, at the
designated row counts, you will have these needles in WP:

RC024: n[-85..85] RC096: n[-88..88] RC144: n[-90..90]
RC048: n[-86..86] RC120: n[-89..89] RC168: n[-91..91]
RC072: n[-87..87]

K straight to RC192.

ARMHOLE SHAPING (on outside edges of work):
RC192: BO 11s-1r-2x
RC194: Dec 1s-2r-11x

SHOULDER SHAPING (on outside edges of work):
RC302: SR dec 5s-2r-8x

BACK NECK SHAPING (on inside edge of work):
RC308: Bring all needles LEFT of n[15] to HP. All
remaining shaping is on left side of the needles in
WP.
RC308: SR dec 2s-2r-1x, then 3s-2r-4x

Refer to the table above to determine whether needles NOT knit
will be scrapped off, bound off, etc. See the table below of row
counters and the needles in WP on all rows.

Detailed List of Back Rows and the Needles in WP



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RC192: n[-91..80] RC210: n[-71..71] RC309: n[ 17..49]
RC193: n[-80..80] RC212: n[-70..70] RC310: n[ 20..49]
RC194: n[-79..79] RC214: n[-69..69] RC311: n[ 20..44]
RC196: n[-78..78] RC302: n[-64..69] RC312: n[ 23..44]
RC198: n[-77..77] RC303: n[-64..64] RC313: n[ 23..39]
RC200: n[-76..76] RC304: n[-59..64] RC314: n[ 26..39]
RC202: n[-75..75] RC305: n[-59..59] RC315: n[ 26..34]
RC204: n[-74..74] RC306: n[-54..59] RC316: n[ 29..34]
RC206: n[-73..73] RC307: n[-54..54] RC317: n[ 29..29]
RC208: n[-72..72] RC308: n[ 17..54]

Break yarn, rethread carriage, and K 1 row over all sts. Scrap
off shoulder and waste. Reset RC to RC308, put carriage on LEFT,
thread carriage, and K the other side of the back, reversing all
shaping directions.

RC318. Break yarn, rethread carriage, and K 1 row over all sts.
Scrap off the shoulders and back neck as follows:

Left Shoulder : 40 sts (n[-69..-30])
Back Neck : 58 sts (n[-29..29])
Right Shoulder : 40 sts (n[30..69])


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F R O N T

RC000: n[-91..91], T5. Knit the front the same as the back all
the way to RC192.

Shaping Summary for the Sweater Front


ARMHOLE SHAPING (on outside edges of work):
RC192: BO 11s-1r-2x
RC194: Dec 1s-2r-11x

SHOULDER SHAPING (on outside edges of work):
RC302: SR dec 5s-2r-8x

FRONT NECK SHAPING (on inside edge of work):
RC268: SO n[-15..15].
Bring all needles LEFT of the scrapped-off sts to HP.
All remaining front neck shaping is on the left side
of the needles in WP.
RC268: Dec 1s-1r-7x, then 1s-2r-7x

Refer to the table above to determine whether needles NOT knit
will be scrapped off, bound off, etc. See the table below of row
counters and the needles in WP on all rows.

Detailed List of Front Rows and the Needles in WP

RC192: n[-91..80] RC214: n[-69..69] RC283: n[ 27..69]
RC193: n[-80..80] RC268: n[ 16..69] RC285: n[ 28..69]
RC194: n[-79..79] RC269: n[ 17..69] RC287: n[ 29..69]
RC196: n[-78..78] RC270: n[ 18..69] RC303: n[ 29..64]
RC198: n[-77..77] RC271: n[ 19..69] RC305: n[ 29..59]
RC200: n[-76..76] RC272: n[ 20..69] RC307: n[ 29..54]
RC202: n[-75..75] RC273: n[ 21..69] RC309: n[ 29..49]
RC204: n[-74..74] RC274: n[ 22..69] RC311: n[ 29..44]
RC206: n[-73..73] RC275: n[ 23..69] RC313: n[ 29..39]
RC208: n[-72..72] RC277: n[ 24..69] RC315: n[ 29..34]
RC210: n[-71..71] RC279: n[ 25..69] RC317: n[ 29..29]
RC212: n[-70..70] RC281: n[ 26..69]

Break yarn, rethread carriage, and K 1 row over all sts. Scrap
off shoulder and waste. Reset RC to RC268, put carriage on LEFT,
thread carriage, and K the other side of the back, reversing all
shaping directions.

RC318. Break yarn, rethread carriage, and K 1 row over all sts.
Scrap off the shoulders as follows:

Left Shoulder : 40 sts (n[-69..-30])
Right Shoulder : 40 sts (n[30..69])


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R I G H T S L E E V E
(knitted top down)

Note: When you knit the RIGHT saddle sleeve, you will hang the
BACK on the LEFT side of the bed and the FRONT on the RIGHT side
of the bed.

SADDLE. Cast on 18 sts (n[-9..9]) in waste yarn on MB. K 11
rows, then 1 row ravel cord. COR; change to MC. Set RC000.

1. With the RIGHT side facing you, pick up the innermost right
shoulder st (that is, the one closest to the neck) on the
FRONT that was taken off on ravel cord. Hang it on n[9].
2. With the RIGHT side facing you, pick up the innermost right
shoulder st (that is, the one closest to the neck) on the BACK
that was taken off on ravel cord. Hang it on n[-9].
3. K one row.
4. Repeat steps 1..3: pick up the next shoulder st on the front
and the back and hang it on the SAME needle as before. You
will be working from the neck outwards to the shoulder.
5. K one row WITHOUT hanging sts on needles.
6. Perform steps 1 through 5 until all the shoulder sts have been
knitted. You will end on RC058. Notice that you will always
knit ONLY on n[-9..9]; there are no increases or decreases.

SLEEVE CAP. RC058: n[ -9.. 9]. You are now at the top of the
shoulder, the saddle is knitted, and all the shoulder sts are
hung. Cut yarn.

Bring n[-70..70] to WP. Take the back's armhole bindoff sts
(there will be 11 of them) and hang them on n[-70..-60]. Take
the front's 11 armhole bindoff sts and hang them on n[60..70].
Then hang the rest of the back and front as evenly as possible on
the needles in WP. Rethread carriage and K 1 row over all sts
from left to right. Cut yarn again.

Set carriage to partial knit. Put all needles OUTSIDE n[-9..9]
into HP. The sleeve cap is shaped by shortrowing: selectively
bringing needles into WP all along the edges, until the cap
reaches the bottom of the armhole. The shortrowing is done on
BOTH SIDES of the armhole.

When you shortrow, be sure to wrap the yarn around the first
needle (on the carriage side) in HP beside the last needle in WP.
This prevents unattractive holes along the edge of the sleeve.

RC058: n[ -9.. 9] : SR inc 4s-1r-1x
RC060: n[-13..13] : SR inc 5s-1r-1x
RC062: n[-18..18] : SR inc 1s-2r-10x
RC082: n[-28..28] : SR inc 2s-2r-10x
RC102: n[-48..48] : SR inc 1s-2r-11x
RC126: n[-59..59] : bring all remaining sts on the
side opposite the carriage to WP on

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this and the next row.

Begin the sleeve decrease down to the wrist. K to RC134.

RC134: n[-70..70], T8. Dec 1s-6r-3x, then 1s-7r-25x. Therefore,
at the designated row counts, you will have these needles in WP:

RC134: n[-69..69] RC201: n[-59..59] RC264: n[-50..50]
RC140: n[-68..68] RC208: n[-58..58] RC271: n[-49..49]
RC146: n[-67..67] RC215: n[-57..57] RC278: n[-48..48]
RC152: n[-66..66] RC222: n[-56..56] RC285: n[-47..47]
RC159: n[-65..65] RC229: n[-55..55] RC292: n[-46..46]
RC166: n[-64..64] RC236: n[-54..54] RC299: n[-45..45]
RC173: n[-63..63] RC243: n[-53..53] RC306: n[-44..44]
RC180: n[-62..62] RC250: n[-52..52] RC313: n[-43..43]
RC187: n[-61..61] RC257: n[-51..51] RC320: n[-42..42]
RC194: n[-60..60]

K straight to RC328.
RC328: n[-42..42]. Begin sleeve cuff.

Scrap off all sts on ravel and waste. Bring n[-38..38] to WP on
MB. Rehang on ribber, BUT transfer the sts on the following
needles to the needle next to it.

n[-30] n[-22] n[-14] n[ -6] n[ 2] n[ 11] n[ 20] n[ 29]


RC000, T5. Transfer EOS to ribber for 1x1 rib (or set up needles
in other desired rib pattern). K 19 rows. Bind off in ribbing
(see instructions below).

RIB BIND-OFF. Set T to loosest tension on both beds; K one row.
On side opposite carriage, insert latch tool into outside stitch
and take it off the needle. * Push st on latch tool behind tool's
latch. Pick up next st with tool and pull it through the st
already on the tool; this will leave you with one st on the latch
tool again. ** Repeat from * to ** to last stitch; then draw 18"
of yarn through loop on latch tool. Use the 18" tail to sew the
seam later.

L E F T S L E E V E

Note: When you knit the LEFT saddle sleeve, you will hang the
BACK on the RIGHT side of the bed and the FRONT on the LEFT side
of the bed.

Knit the left sleeve the same as the right sleeve, reversing all
left/right directions.



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F I N I S H I N G

COLLAR OR NECK TRIM


NECK TRIM NOTE. Unlike most other areas of knitting, the number
of stitches to pick up along a knitted edge is difficult to
calculate without the garment. There are many unknown variables
involved, like the amount the garment shrinks after it is washed
or blocked the first time. Therefore, the number of sts given
are approximations, at best. FEEL FREE TO ADJUST THE NUMBER OF
NECK STITCHES AS NEEDED FOR YOUR SWEATER!

CLASSIC DOUBLE-THICKNESS 1x1 RIB TRIM. The double-thickness 1x1
rib provides a neater, somewhat more conservative appearance than
its single-thickness cousin.

RC000, T5. Cast on 158 sts (n[-79..79]) in 1x1 (or desired) rib.
K 6 rows.

RC006. K 1 row at loosest T on both beds. This will be the fold
line.

RC007, T4 (one number tighter than the usual rib T). K 5
rows. Transfer sts to main bed. Hang the hem by picking up sts
from the first row back onto the needles in WP. K one row. With
the wrong side facing, pick up sts evenly along the neckline of
the sweater and hang them on the MB. This may be tight; if so,
work in small sections at a time. BO all sts.

Sew the side seams and hide tails. Block carefully. You're
done!




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