STARBURST SWEATER - 50443

STARBURST SWEATER - 50443

Revised 9/29/06

Additional sizes: 46, 50, 54, 58, 62
Yarn requirements: 14, 16, 18, 20, 21 balls.
***Note all directions are the same unless noted below.

Round 27: k10, [*yo, pm, k1, yo, k53*] - repeat from * to * three times, ending last rep k43.
Repeat rounds 28 and 29 until you have 66 (72, 76, 82, 86, 92, 100, 108, 116, 124) stitches between each marker (end with a row 28).
Total: 264 (288, 304, 328, 344, 368, 400, 432, 464, 496) stitches for entire round.

Separate for Top, Sides and Bottom
Place each side and bottom sections (66, 72, 76, 82, 86, 92, 100, 108, 116, 124 sts each) on stitch holders or long pieces of yarn.
On 66 (72, 76, 82, 86, 92, 100, 108, 116, 124) stitches for top, knit 22 (24, 25, 27, 29, 30, 33, 36, 38, 41) stitches for right front, bind off 22 (24, 26, 28, 28, 32, 34, 36, 40, 42) stitches for center back, and knit 22 (24, 25, 27, 29, 30, 33, 36, 38, 41) stitches for left front.
Put right front stitches on a holder, and continue with left front.

Left Front

Row 2 (RS): sl1, m1, knit across. 23 (25, 27, 29, 29, 33, 35, 37, 41, 43)
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until you have 56 (62, 66, 72, 76, 82, 90, 98, 106, 114) stitches.
Continue in stockinette stitch for 20 (16, 14, 18, 6, 11, 11, 11, 9, 9) more rows.

Work 4 rows in stockinette stitch.
Row 1 and all odd numbered rows (WS): sl1, purl across.
Row 2 (RS): sl1, m1, knit across 23 (25, 26, 28, 30, 31, 34, 37, 39, 42) stitches.

Right Front

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until you have 56 (62, 66, 72, 76, 82, 90, 98, 106, 114) stitches.
Continue in stockinette stitch for 20 (16, 14, 18, 6, 11, 11, 11, 9, 9) more rows.
Put stitches on holder.

Collar

Pick up and knit 22 (24, 26, 28, 28, 32, 34, 36, 40, 42) stitches [these are the stitches along back neck].

Next row: bind off (in rib pattern) 4 sts at the beginning of every row until there are 22 (24, 26, 28, 28, 32, 34, 36, 40, 42) sts remaining on needles.
Bind off the remaining 22 (24, 26, 28, 28, 32, 34, 36, 40, 42) sts in rib pattern. Fasten off.

Note: Bind off sts very loosely. Sew side seams, starting 8.5” (8.5”, 8.5”, 8.5”, 8.5”, 10”, 10”, 10”, 10”, 10”) down from shoulder.

Continue in k2 p2 rib, and continue to pick up and knit 2, purl 2 sts at end of rows, up to the last increase row of fronts.
Knit even in k2 p2 rib for 8 rows.
Note: If you feel like the collar is long enough to fold over before these 8 rows just skip to the bind off row.

Sleeves (make 2)
Note: sleeves are knit in the round on DPNs or circulars, depending on circumference.
Pick up 72 (72, 72, 72, 72, 84, 48, 48, 88, 88) sts around sleeve opening.
Round 1: *k2, p2, repeat from * around.
Repeat last round 55 (55, 55, 55, 55, 61, 61, 61, 61, 61) more times
**Next row: *k2, p2tog, yo* repeat from * to * around.
Repeat first round 22 more times

Final Row: *bind off 2 sts knitwise, bind off 1 st purlwise, pulling ball of yarn through last stitch to fasten off. Purl next stitch*. Repeat from * to end. Fasten off.
Let remaining stitches drop down to their origin: the yarn from the row marked with **.