Colorwork Knitted Turtleneck Sweater

Rich fall colors, appearing as dotted rows, weave their way through this slightly cropped turtleneck. Multicolor bands lend a striped appearance to the hem, collar, and cuffs.
Getting Started
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Skill Level: Easy

Sizes: XS (S, MEDIUM, L, XL)
Note: Sizes for most Better Homes and Gardens knitting projects are noted in the instructions. When one size is written out in capitalized letters, it is to note the size of the modeled garment. The instructions are written for the smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. For ease in working, before you begin, circle the numbers pertaining to the size you are knitting or crocheting.

Finished Measurements:
Bust: 36 (38, 40, 42, 43 1/2) inches
Length: 18 (19, 20, 21, 22) inches


What You Need

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  • Coats & Clark Red Heart, TLC Essentials, 100% acrylic, worsted-weight yarn (4 1/2 ounces per skein): 2 (3, 3, 3, 4) skeins of Falling Leaves (2958) for A
  • Coats & Clark Red Heart, TLC Heathers, 100% acrylic, worsted-weight yarn (5 ounces per skein): 2 (2, 3, 3, 3) skeins of Port Wine (2495) for B
  • Size 8 (5 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Size 6 (4 mm) knitting needles
  • Yarn needle


In Body Pattern with larger needles, 18 sts and 22 rows = 4 inches/10 cm. TAKE TIME TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE!

Special Abbreviations

Wyif: With yarn in front.
Yb: Yarn back.
Sl1p: Slip first stitch purlwise.

Stitches Used

Ribbing (over 15 sts; a rep of 4 rows)
Row 1 (WS): Wyif, sl1p, p14.
Row 2: As Row 1.
Row 3: Wyif, sl1p, yb, k14.
Row 4: As Row 2.
Rep Rows 1-4 for Ribbing.

Body Pattern (a multiple of 4 sts + 2 sts; a rep of 8 rows)
Row 1 (WS): With B, knit.
Row 2: k2-B; (k2-A, k2-B) across.
Row 3: p2-B; (p2-A, p2-B) across.
Row 4: k2-A; (k2-B, k2-A) across.
Row 5: p2-A; (p2-B, p2-A) across.
Rows 6-7: Rep Rows 2-3.
Row 8: With B, knit.
Rep Rows 1-8 for Body Pattern.

Notes: When working with two colors in one row, carry unused strand loosely along WS of fabric. When changing color, bring new strand from under present strand for a "twist" to prevent holes.

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