Friday, May 07, 2010

TODDLER SHORT SLEEVED PULLOVER



Thank you Virginia for testing this pattern.
This sweater is yet another adaptation of Gail Bable’s 5 Hour Baby Boy Sweater, which was based on the 5 Hour Baby Sweater originally posted on Knit List. There are several adaptations on Bev’s Country Cottage.

SIZE: 12-18 months

Garment measures 25 inches

MATERIALS:


Approximately 4.0 ounces worsted weight
Size US 10 (6.0 mm) 24 inch circular knitting needle

Markers
Tapestry needle

GAUGE: Approximately 4 sts to 1 inch
NOTES:
1. Read instructions all the way through before beginning.
2. This pullover can fit a child up to about 4 years old just by making the body a few inches longer before starting the hem ribbing.
3. When joining the two 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.
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.
INSTRUCTIONS:
Starting at the neck edge, cast on 37 stitches, using “knitted on cast-on”.
YOKE:
Rows 1 - 4: Knit. (37 sts)

Row 5: K5, P to last 5 sts, K5. (37 sts)

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: Knit. (51 sts)
Row 9: Knit. (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: Knit. (65 sts)

Row 13:
Knit. (65 sts)
Row 14: K6 *increase 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: Knit. (79 sts)
Row 17: Knit. (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: Knit. (93 sts)
Row 21: Knit. (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. (107 sts)
Row 25: Knit. (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: Knit. (121 sts)
Row 29: Knit. (121 sts)

Row 30:
You will now be placing markers (PM) 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)
Row 36: 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. (157 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 37: Do not turn, slip the 5 sts just knit to the lefthand needle. PM (this marker will designate beginning of rounds). Purl 10 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. (157 sts)
Round 38: 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. (157 sts)
Round 39: Remove sleeve markers as you come to them on this row. P 10, 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. (93 sts)

PULLOVER BODY:
Body Round 1: (RS) Knit across front sts, cast on 2 sts, knit across back sts, cast on 2 sts, knit across front sts to round marker. (97 sts)
Body Round 2: P 10. *K to 1 st before cast on sts, K2tog twice, repeat from * once. K to round marker (93 sts)Body Round 3: Knit. (93 sts)
Body Round 4: P 10, Knit to marker. (93 sts)
Body Rounds 5-25: Knit. (93 sts)
Should measure approximately 5 inches from underarm.
HEM:
(Optional switch to size 8 (5.0 mm) circular needle)
Knit 28, K2tog (if you have an even number of sts, don’t k2tog), PM (this marker will now designate beginning of rounds).
Ribbed Rows 26-31: Work K 1, P 1 ribbing.

Bind off in knit.

Weave in ends.

Comments:
Thanks for the great pattern. I really enjoyed this knit and I will definately be knitting another one.
http://twolittletornadoes.blogspot.com/2011/05/toddler-pullover.html
 
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