Saturday, May 08, 2010

BABY GIRL'S SHORT SLEEVED PULLOVER


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.

SIZE: Garment measures 20 inches around


MATERIALS:
Approximately 3 ounces worsted weight yarn
Size US 10 (6.0 mm) 24 inch circular needle
Markers
Tapestry needle
GAUGE: Approximately 4 sts to 1 inch
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.
NOTES:
1. Read instructions all the way through before beginning.
2. Sweater can be knit on a 29 inch circular, but is rather tight, the 24 inch is easier to work with.
3. When joining the two front edges I cut the yarn, so that the garter stitch stays uniform. If you don’t cut the yarn, but just continue across to the other edge you will have two knit or purl rows together and it does show a little. It bugged me, so I tried several ways of fixing it. The only thing I found to work satisfactorily was to cut the yarn and start over. A side benefit of doing it this way is I was able to reinforce the join with one of the tails.
INSTRUCTIONS:Cast on 33 sts for neck edge
Always keep first and last 3 stitches in "knit" even on a "P" row.
Rows 1-4: K. (33 sts)

Row 5: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3. (33 sts)

Row 6: K3, * increase 1 in next st, K1, repeat from * to last 4 sts, end with increase 1, K3. (47 sts)
Row 7: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3 (47 st)

Row 8: K3 *K2tog. Repeat from * ending K4. (27)

Row 9: K3 *K1, insert needle under next horizontal loop of row below (between sts) and knit this st. Repeat from * across, ending K4 (47 st)

Row 10: K4 * inc 1 st in next st, K2. Repeat from * end inc 1, K3 (61 sts)

Row 11: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3 (61 sts)

Row 12: K3, *K2 tog. Repeat from * ending K4. (34 st)

Row 13: K3 *K1, insert needle under next horizontal loop of row below (between sts) and knit this st. Repeat from * across, ending K4. (62 st)

Row 14: K4 *inc 1 in next st, K3. Repeat from * ending with inc 1, K4. (75 st)

Row 15: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3 (75 sts)
Row 16: K3 *K2 tog. Repeat from * ending K4 (41 st)
Row 17: K3 *K1, insert needle under next horizontal loop of row below (between sts) and knit this st. Repeat from * across, ending K4 (75 st)
Row 18: K4 *inc 1 in next st, K4. Repeat from * to end, ending with inc 1, K5. (89)
Row 19: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3 (89)
Row 20: K3 *K2 tog. Repeat from * ending K4. (48 st)
Row 21: K3 *K1, insert needle under next horizontal loop of row below (between sts) and knit this st. Repeat from * across, ending K4. (89 st)
Row 22: K5*, increase in next st, K5, repeat from * to last 6 sts, ending inc 1, knit 5. (103 sts)
Row 23: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3 (103)
Row 24: K3 *K2 tog. Repeat from * ending K4. (55 st)
Row 25: K3 *K1, insert needle under next horizontal loop of row below (between sts) and knit this st. Repeat from * across, ending K4. (103 sts)
Row 26: You will now be placing markers (PM) to show positions of fronts, back, and sleeves:
K6, M1, K5, M1, K5, M1, K1, PM (20 sts for front),
K1, M1, K6, M1, K5, M1, K6, M1, K1, PM (23 sts for sleeve),
K1, M1, (K6, M1) twice, K5, M1, (K6, M1) twice, K1, PM (37 sts for back),
K1, M1, K6, M1, K5, M1, K6, M1, K1, PM (23 sts for other sleeve),
K1, M1, K5, M1, K5, M1, K6 (20 sts for other front).
Row 27: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3. (123 sts)
Row 28: Knit across row, increasing 1 st before and after each marker. (131 sts)

Row 29: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3. (131 sts)
Row 30: Knit across row, increasing 1 st before and after each marker. (139 sts)

Row 31: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3. (139 sts)

Row 32: K to marker, K1, P1 across sleeve sts to next marker. K to next marker, K1, P1 across sleeve sts to next marker, K remaining sts. (139 sts)
Cut yarn, but do not fasten off.


From now on you will be working in rounds, but we will keep the same row/round sequence.

JOINING FRONTS:
Round 33:
Do not turn. Slip the 3 sts just knit to the left hand needle. PM (this marker will designate beginning of rounds). Purl 6 sts, K to marker, K1, P1 across sleeve sts to next marker. K to marker, K1, P1 across sleeve sts to next marker. K remaining sts to round marker. (139 sts)
Round 34: K to sleeve marker, K1, P1 across sleeve sts to next marker. K to marker, K1, P1 across sleeve sts to next marker, K remaining sts to round marker. (139 sts)
Round 35: Remove sleeve markers as you come to them on this row. P 6, knit to 1 stitch before marker, bind off in knit that stitch, sleeve stitches and 1 stitch after the next marker; knit back stitches to 1 stitch before marker, bind off in knit that stitch, sleeve stitches and 1 stitch after marker, knit to round marker. (81 sts)




PULLOVER BODY:
Body Round 1: Knit across front sts, cast on 2 sts, knit across back sts, cast on 2 sts, knit across front sts to round marker. (85 sts)


Body Round 2: P 6. *K to 1 st before cast on sts, K2tog twice, repeat from * once. K to round marker. (81 sts)
Body Round 3: Knit. (81 sts)
Body Round 4: P 6, Knit to marker. (81 sts)
Body Rounds 5-18: Knit. (81 sts)
Should measure approximately 3.5 inches from underarm.

HEM:(Optional switch to size 8 (5.0 mm) circular needle)
Remove marker, knit 21, K2tog (if you have an even number of sts, don’t k2tog), PM (this marker will now designate beginning of rounds).
Ribbed Rows 19-23: Work K 1, P 1 ribbing.


Bind off in knit.


Weave in ends.

Comments:
this is absolutely adorable! thanks for sharing. :)
 
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