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Big Collar Oversized Pullover

Easy to Knit

Oversize, one size fits all.
Finished Chest Measurement: 47"

Over stockinette (St st), 8 sts = 4" (2 sts/inch).
It is important to check your gauge by knitting a swatch of approx. 16-20 sts. We have found some knitters get the 2 sts/in gauge with Poof on size 11 needles and others on size 13.

Size 11 US (8 mm) Crystal Palace Bamboo needles or size needed to obtain gauge
16" size 11 Crystal Palace Bamboo circular needle or DPN size 11

10 - 50 gr. balls Crystal Palace Yarns POOF (model shown in col. 204, natural white)
[If you wish to make an extra deep collar or to add length to the pullover, purchase 1-2 extra balls of Poof.]

[Note: You may sew seams using Poof itself or use 10-11 yds of white sport or worsted weight nylon or acrylic yarn.]

Cast on 48 sts. Work in St st, decreasing as follows:
Dec 1 st each side, when work measures 7 inches.

Continue in St st until piece measures 15.5". Place underarm marker. Underarm Shaping: Bind off 6 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Continue in St st until piece measures 24.5". Bind off 34 sts across back.

Work as for back, including all shaping, and, at the same time when piece measures 2.5" Begin Neck Shaping: Work to center 10 sts, place center 10 sts on holder, attach another ball of yarn. Complete row. Working both sides at once, dec 1 st at each neck edge, every other row 2x. Continue in St st until piece measures 24.5". Bind off 10 sts across each shoulder.

Cast on 28 sts. Work in St st. Sleeve Increases: Inc 1 st on each side every 13 rows 4x [36 sts]. Continue in St st until piece measures 19". Loosely bind off 36 sts.

Seam shoulders. Sew in sleeves. Seam sleeves. Seam sides.

Rolled Neck Finishing
With 16" circular needle or dpn set and RS facing, pick up 5 sts from right neck edge, 10 front neck sts, 5 sts from left neck edge, 14 back neck sts, place marker, join. Work in the round, knit to desired depth, at least 4-5". Bind off loosely.

Poof Pullover designed by Susan Druding
Knit by Yvonne Ahoy
Modeled by Betsy McCall


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Below is a scan of Poof to show the texture and look. Color shown is circus #9433

copyright 2004 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - Susan Druding We are happy to share this free knitting pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Knitting shops carrying CP Yarns are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.