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You watch as your breath floats up towards the sky in the form of white vapor
A night wind chills you to the bone as you lean towards the only source of heat
Laughing tickles your ears
Smoke fills your nostrils
the warmth of the fire wraps around you
& your whole body relaxes

Hey there! Thank you so much for checking out my Bonfire Sweater pattern. The sweater got its name because the colors reminded me of the feeling of a bonfire at nighttime and the smokey smell of the flames in the morning. Happy making, I hope you enjoy making this as much as I did! 

For this pattern you will need:

  • LB T&Q yarn 
    • 2 balls of A 
    • 2 balls of B
    • Or 4 balls of one color
  • Size US 11 & 13 circular knitting needle 
  • 9 mm hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Measuring tape
  • Stitch markers
  • Scissors

You will need to know how to:

  • Cast on
  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Increase
  • Decrease

Knitting Abbreviations:
St(s): Stitch(es)
K: Knit
P: Purl
Rnd: Round
Co: Cast On
Inc: increase; m1l & m1R 
K2tog: Knit two stitches together
Ssk: Slip slip knit; slip the sts knitwise
*: Repeat instructions that are within ** 

Size: 32in bust
Gauge: 14 sts per + 15 rows = 4 inch with US 13 needles
Notes

  1. I always use the long tail cast on. 
  2. I used the loop cast on for the under arms
  3. Use jogless join when switching colors; video tutorial here
  4. Ribbing bind off video: Here

Disclaimer: 
This pattern is a size exclusive and untested pattern.
Please let me know if there are any errors.
Thank you!

Pattern

Yoke:
Co 50 sts with size US 11 knitting needles
Rnd 1 – 4) *K1, p1* to the end of the round


Chest:
Switch to size US 13  knitting needles
Increase 2 while dividing the stitches as follows:
Rnd 5) K8, pm, k18, pm, k8, pm, k18, pm (make 2 sts during this row)
Rnd 6) k1, inc, k5, inc, k1, slm, k1, inc, k16, inc, k1, slm, k1, inc, k5, inc, k1, slm, k1, inc, k16, inc, k1
Rnd 7) Knit
Rep rows 6 and 7 until there are 34 stitches between the markers for the back and front of the sweater. There should be 24 between the markers for each sleeve.

On every other round increase one stitch on each side of each marker. That means on each increase round, you will add 8 stitches.

Sleeve Separation:
On the next round, slip 24 sts (your sleeve) onto scrap yarn, co 2 sts, K34 sts, slip 24 sts onto scrap yarn, co 2 sts, k34. There should be 68 sts left on your needles.

Body:
Rnd 1 – 11) Knit with A to the end of the round
Rnd 12 – 35) Knit with B to the end of the round

Bottom Ribbing:
Switch to US 11 knitting needles
Rnd 36) Knit with B to the end of the round
Rnd 37 – 40) *K1, p1* to the end of the round
Bind off using the video in the notes section of the pattern

Knitted Sweater – Before the Sleeves

Sleeves:
Starting at the bottom of the armhole, with size 13 needles, pick up 24 sts on circular needles. Pick up an additional 6 sts directly under the arm; the little V’s. You should have 30 sts in total. Mark the beginning of the row.
Rnd 1 – 16) Knit with A to the end of the round
Rnd 17 – 19) Knit with B to the end of the round

Sleeve Decreases:
Rnd 1) K1, k2tog, knit until the last 3 sts, ssk, k1
Rnd 2 – 4) Knit to the end of the round
Rep rnds 1 – 4 until 18sts are left
28 rnds in total with B

Cuffs:
Rnd 1 – 18) Knit with A to the end of the round
Switch to US 11 knitting needles
Rnd 19) Knit to the end of the round
Rnd 20 – 28) *K1, p1* to the end of the round

Bind off using the video in the notes section of the pattern

Bonfire Sweater

Reference: Knit Purl Hunter & Lorraine L
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