Classic Turtleneck

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Classic Turtleneck

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A wardrobe staple—the basic, easy knit turtleneck. Sizes XS-5XL (28-62"/71-157.5 cm bust). Designed in Bernat Worsted. 4.5 (U.S. 7) and 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles.

XS/S
28/34" [71/86.5 cm]
35" [89 cm]
M
36/38" [91.5/96.5 cm]
40" [101.5 cm]
L
40/42" [101.5/106.5 cm]
44" [112 cm]
XL
44/46" [112/117 cm]
49" [124.5 cm]
2/3 XL
48/54" [122/137 cm]
56" [142 cm]
4/5 XL
56/62" [142/157.5 cm]
65" [165 cm]
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Step 1:

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Size:

  • XS/S
  • M
  • L
  • XL
  • 2/3 XL
  • 4/5 XL
Sizes
28/34" [71/86.5 cm]
Finished Bust
35" [89 cm]

Step 2:

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Main Color (MC)

Worsted | Select your Shade, Edit Color
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Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 7/4.5mm
$3.95

Aluminum Stitch Holder

1-3/4" 1/Pkg
$2.70
The materials for this project cost $6.65

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Sizes
XS/S 28/34" [71/86.5 cm]
M 36/38" [91.5/96.5 cm]
L 40/42" [101.5/106.5 cm]
XL 44/46" [112/117 cm]
2/3 XL 48/54" [122/137 cm]
4/5 XL 56/62" [142/157.5 cm]
Finished Bust
XS/S 35" [89 cm]
M 40" [101.5 cm]
L 44" [112 cm]
XL 49" [124.5 cm]
2/3 XL 56" [142 cm]
4/5 XL 65" [165 cm]

MATERIALS

Worsted
SizesXS/SMLXL2/3 XL4/5 XL 
Main Color (MC)
()
222222
Sizes 4.5 (U.S. 7) and 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge. 2 st holders.

GAUGE

18 sts and 24 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.

INSTRUCTIONS

BACK
**With smaller needles, cast on 78 (90-98-110-126-146) sts.
1st row:(RS). P2. *K2. P2. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row:K2. *P2. K2. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows of (K2. P2) ribbing until work from beg measures 3 ins [7.5 cm], ending with a purl row.
Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures 12 ins [30.5 cm], ending with a purl row.
Shape armholesCast off 3 (4-6-7-9-11) sts beg of next 2 rows. 72 (82-86-96-108-124) sts.
Dec 1 st at each of end of needle on next 3 (3-3-5-11-15) rows, then every following alt row to 54 (58-62-64-66-70) sts. **
Cont even until armhole measures 8 (8-8 1/2-9-10-11) ins [20.5 (20.5-21.5-23-25.5-28) cm], ending with a purl row.
Shape shoulders.Cast off 12 (13-15-15-15-16) sts beg of next 2 rows. Leave rem 30 (32-32-34-36-38) sts pm a st holder.
FRONT
Work from ** to ** as given for Back.
Cont even until armhole measures 5 (5-5-5 1/2-6-7) ins [12.5 (12.5-12.5-14-15-18) cm], ending with a purl row.
Neck shaping: Next row:(RS). K18 (19-21-21-21-22) sts. Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 2 rows, then every following alt row to 12 (13-15-15-15-16) sts.
Cont even until Front measures same length as Back to beg of shoulder, ending with a purl row. Cast off.
With RS facing, miss next 18 (20-20-22-24-26) sts. Join yarn to rem sts and knit to end of row. Work as given for left side.
SLEEVES
With smaller needles, cast on 38 (38-42-42-42-46) sts.
Work 3 ins [7.5 cm] in (K2. P2) ribbing as given for Back, ending with WS row.
Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st, inc 1 st at each end of needle, on 5th and every following 6th (6th-6th-4th-4th-2nd) row to 44 (46-64-48-74-52) sts, then every following 8th (8th-8th-6th-6th-4th) row to 58 (60-68-70-78-86) sts.
Cont even until sleeve from beg measures 18 ins [45.5 cm], ending with a purl row.
Shape top:Cast off 2 (2-4-4-6-6) sts beg next 2 rows. 54 (56-60-62-66-74) sts.
Dec 1 st each end of needle on next and every following alt row to 32 (36-44-40-36-44) sts, then every row to 8 sts. Cast off.
FINISHING:Pin garment pieces to measurements and cover with a damp cloth, leaving cloth to dry.
CollarSew right shoulder seam. With RS of work facing and smaller needles, pick up and knit 21 (21-21-23-25-25) sts down left Front neck edge. K18 (20-20-22-24-26) from front st holder. Pick up and knit 21 (21-21-23-25-25) sts up right front neck edge. K30 (32-32-34-36-38) from Back st holder. 90 (94-94-102-110-14) sts. Work in (K2. P2) ribbing, as given for Back for 7 ins [18 cm], ending with WS row. Cast off in rib.
Sew left shoulder and Collar seams, reversing last 4 ins [10 cm] for turn back.
Sew in Sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams.