Bigger Beary Easy Sweater
Top down seamless sweater for a 14 inch bear
by OC knitter
Materials: worsted weight yarn about 54 yards,
needles US 8 (5 mm), 4 markers
Gauge 16 stitches = 4 inches
Begin at neck edge: Cast on 38 stitches.
Rows 1 & 2: Knit
Row 3: (WS) Knit 3, Purl 4, place marker, Purl 6, place marker, Purl 12, place marker, Purl 6, place marker, Purl 4, Knit 3
Row 4: (RS) increase row *Knit to stitch before marker, knit in the front and back of that stitch (Kfb), slip marker, Kfb, repeat from *3 times, knit to end of row. 8 stitches increased.
Row 5: K3, P to last 3 stitches, K3
Row 6: *K to stitch before marker, Kfb, slip marker, Kfb, repeat from *3 times, K to end of row.
Repeat rows 5 & 6 six more times. (102 stitches)
Row 19: (WS) K3, P to next marker, K to next marker, P to next marker, K to next marker, P to last 3 stitches, K3
Row 20: K to marker, bind off 22 stitches, K to next marker, bind off 22 stitches , K to end (remove markers as you come to them).
Row 21: K3, Purl to last 3 stitches joining fronts and back, K3. (58 stitches)
Rows 22 - 26 : Continue knitting on the right side and purling on the wrong side, keeping the first 3 and last 3 stitches in knit stitch.
Row 27-29: Knit
Bind off. Weave in ends.
Abbreviations: K- Knit, P-Purl, RS- right side, WS-wrong side, Kfb- knit in the front and back of the stitch
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