Tuesday, March 30, 2010

7 HOUR TODDLER GIRL'S SWEATER


This sweater is yet another adaptation of the 5 Hour Baby Sweater originally posted on Knit List. There are several adaptations on Bev’s Country Cottage. Being larger it takes longer to knit, hence the 7 Hour Toddler Girl's Sweater.

Thank you Virginia for testing this pattern.

SIZE: 12-18 months
Garment measures 25 inches around, would fit about 22 inch

MATERIALS:
Approximately 6 ounces worsted weight yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver Honeydew)
1 ¾ inch button
Size US 10 (6.0 mm)
Stitch holders or waste yarn
Markers
Tapestry needle

GAUGE:
Approximately 4 sts to 1 inch

NOTES:
1. Read instructions all the way through before beginning.
2. I used a 29 inch circular needle.
3. I used waste yarn rather than stitch holders. 4. There isn’t enough yarn in a multicolor Red Heart Super Saver, so either choose a solid color or buy two of the multicolor.
5.  See correction in red at end of row 16.

SPECIAL STITCHES:
M1: Make a backward loop and place on right hand needle.
Increase (inc) 1 st in next st: Knit into front and back of that stitch.

DIRECTIONS:
Starting at the neck edge, cast on 37 stitches, using “knitted on cast-on”.

YOKE:
Rows 1 - 3:
Knit. (37 sts)

Row 4 (buttonhole):
Knit to last 4 sts, K2tog, YO, knit 2 (37 sts)

Row 5:
K5, P to last 5 sts, K5. (37 sts)
(Always keep first 5 and last 5 sts in 'knit' even on p row.)

Row 6:
K5, * increase 1 in next st, K1, repeat from * to last 6 sts, end with increase 1, K5. (51 sts)

Row 7:
K5, P to last 5 sts, K5. (51 sts)
Row 8: K5 *K2tog. Repeat from * ending K6 (31 sts)

Row 9:
K5 *K1, insert needle under next horizontal loop of row below (between sts) and knit this st. Repeat from * across, ending K6 (51 sts)

Row 10:
K5, *inc 1 in next st., K2, repeat from * to last 7 sts, ending inc. 1, K6. (65 sts)

Row 11:
K5, P to last 5 sts, K5. (65 sts)

Row 12:
K5, *K2 tog. Repeat from * ending K6 (38 st)

Row 13:
K5 *K1, insert needle under next horizontal loop of row below (between sts) and knit this st. Repeat from * across, ending K6 (65 sts)

Row 14:
K6 *inc in next st, K3, repeat from * to last 7 sts, ending with inc. 1, K6. (79 sts)

Row 15:
K5, P to last 5 sts, K5. (79 sts)

Row 16:
K5, *K2 tog. Repeat from * ending K6.  (45 st)

Row 17:
K5 *K1, insert needle under next horizontal loop of row below (between sts) and knit this st. Repeat from * across, ending K6 (79 sts)

Row 18: K6 *increase in next st, K4, repeat from * to last 8 sts., ending increase 1, knit 7. (93 sts)

Row 19: K5, P to last 5 sts, K5. (93 sts)

Row 20:
K5, *K2 tog. Repeat from * ending K6 (52 st)
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ow 21:
K5 *K1, insert needle under next horizontal loop of row below (between sts) and knit this st. Repeat from * across, ending K6 (93 sts)

Row 22: K7*increase in next st, K5, repeat from * to last 8 sts, ending increase 1, knit 7. (107 sts)

Row 23:
K5, P to last 5 sts, K5. (107 sts)

Row 24:
Knit. K5, *K2 tog. Repeat from * ending K6 (59 st)

Row 25: K5 *K1, insert needle under next horizontal loop of row below (between sts) and knit this st. Repeat from * across, ending K6 (93 107 sts)

Row 26: K8*increase in next st, K6, repeat from * to last 8 sts, ending increase 1, knit 7. (121 sts)

Row 27:
K5, P to last 5 sts, K5. (121 sts)

Row 28:
K5,*K2 tog. Repeat from * ending K6 (66 st)

Row 29:
K5 *K1, insert needle under next horizontal loop of row below (between sts) and knit this st. Repeat from * across, ending K6 (121 sts)


Row 30: You will now be placing markers to show positions of fronts, back, and sleeves:
K6, M1, K7, M1, K6, M1,K1, pm (23 sts for front),
K1, M1, K7, M1, K6, M1, K7, M1, K1, pm (26 sts for sleeve),
K1, M1, (K7, M1)five times, K1, pm (43 sts for back),
K1, M1, K7, M1, K6, M1, K7, M1, K1, pm (26 sts for other sleeve),
K1, M1, K6, M1, K7, M1, K6 (23 sts for other front).

Row 31:
K5, P to last 5 sts, K5. (141 sts)

Row 32:
Knit across row, increasing 1 st before and after each marker. (149 sts)

Row 33:
K5, P to last 5 sts, K5. (149 sts)

Row 34:
Knit across row, increasing 1 st before and after each marker. (157 sts)

Row 35:
K5, P to last 5 sts, K5. (157 sts)

SLEEVES:

Knit 25 sts and place on a holder or waste yarn. CO 2 sts and knit across the next 30 sts (first sleeve), CO 2 sts, Working with another set of needles and on these 34 sts, work in stockinette stitch for 30 rows.

Sleeve Decrease Row:
(WS) K1, (K2 tog, K3) 6 times, K2tog, K1. (27 sts)Knit 7 rows.

Bind off leaving last stitch on needle. With right sides together slip stitch sleeve closed being careful to close up all the holes at the underarm. Place last stitch on left hand needle. Knit 2 tog and knit across to next marker. Place sweater back stitches that you just knit on a stitch holder or piece of waste yarn.

Work second sleeve same as first.

SWEATER BODY:
Knit across remaining stitches (Body Row 1) and now work body of sweater.

Body Row 2: K 5, purl to last 5 sts, K5. (97 sts)

Body Row 3:
Knit. (97 sts) (97 sts)

Body Row 4:
K5, purl to last 5 sts, K5. (97 sts)

Body Rows 5-30:
repeat Body Rows 3 and 4. (97 sts)

Knit 8 rows.

Bind off.

Weave in ends and sew on button.

Comments:
Hi There
I made the Baby girl vest and loved it but I have a four year old granddaughter who would like one and I don't know how to make it bigger! about a 6 please help
thanks so much April (Marysville MI)
 
I would just make it longer, the body is probably wide enough.
 
This is my first time knitting a seamless baby sweater, and only my second baby sweater ever--I'm almost done and wanted to say THANKS for this pattern! It was a breeze to get through. The one thing is that I think some of the end of row stitch counts are off in the yoke section of the pattern. I may have just miscounted though...
 
Julia I had the same problem with stitch count also. This being my first sweater, I thought I messed up; so I was glad to see your post. I added stiches in the marker part so it matched the stitch count in the directions. I did it in the back section which ended up leaving three holes that were not suppose to be there. I look forward to trying it again. Great pattern!
 
The stich count is wrong in the yoke..where is says 38...should be 45 and then the same thing happens on another row.......But if you do the following rows as it says then the stich counts will be right.....those are the only two mistakes I found! I love the pattern and I enjoyed doing it very much! Beautiful sweather! Thanks for the pattern!
 
Row 12?

row 11 = 65
knit 5 -5
knit 6 at end of row -6
65-5-6=54
k2tog 54/2=27
27+5+6=38
 
Hi Suzette. I was knitting the 7-hour toddler girl's sweater and think I noticed an error in the number of stitches on Row 25. The pattern states (93 sts), but after tearing out half the yolk to start over and following the pattern, I think that it should read (107 sts). Please let me know if I'm correct; if so, you would need to post a correction. If not, then I'm ready for the funny farm! Enjoy your blog very much.
 
Sandi is correct the count at the end of row 25 was wrong, see the edit.

Thanks Sandi
 
Please HELP!!! On Row 30 when you begin the M1 I ran out of stitches. Please explain the M1 more clearly. wrap the yarn then stitch in front and back of which stitch? The instructions say "that stitch" Why are there not enough stitches? I had the 121 from the previous row. THank you
 
Row 30: You will now be placing markers to show positions of fronts, back, and sleeves:
K6, M1, K7, M1, K6, M1,K1, pm (23 sts for front),
K1, M1, K7, M1, K6, M1, K7, M1, K1, pm (26 sts for sleeve),
K1, M1, (K7, M1)five times, K1, pm (43 sts for back),
K1, M1, K7, M1, K6, M1, K7, M1, K1, pm (26 sts for other sleeve),
K1, M1, K6, M1, K7, M1, K6 (23 sts for other front).

The M1 is an increase, there are 20 M1.

There are no knit in the front and back instructions and no "that stitch" on row 30. Just follow the instructions as written, don't try to read between the lines.

Good luck.
 
Suzie you are the best! I am a brand new knitter and this was my first sweater. The directions were clear and amazing. I actually was able to do it!

I have also made your sleep sacks and they too are great,.

Thank you for offering these patterns and for making a beginner feel like she can do anything!
 
Thanks for telling me, you made me smile and I'll feel good all day.
 
I've just completed the first sleeve and cast off up to the last stitch. I don't know how to sew it up in order to get the last stitch from the cuff back on the left needle to knit the back. Should I just break it off? Love the pattern so far!

Joan
 
Use a crochet hook to slip stitch the sleeve seam.
 
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