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Kid's Graphic Pullover

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Cleckheaton
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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Australian Superfine Merino by Cleckheaton, 8-ply 2.3Oz (65G) Balls

  • Materials
  • 1 pair each size 6 (4mm) & size 7 (4.5mm) knitting needles
  • Set of size 3 (3.25mm) double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to give correct gauge
  • 4 stitch-holders
  • Yarn needle for sewing seams

    • Use only the yarn specified. Other yarns are likely to produce different results.?Quantities are approximate as they can vary between knitters.?Check all yarn of the same color is from the same dye lot.

    • MEASUREMENTS: Measurements
    • GAUGE:
    • 22 sts and 30 rows to 4" (10cm) over stockinette st, using size 6 needles.
    • To check gauge, cast on 33 sts.
    • Work 44 rows stockinette st. Bind off loosely.
    • Check gauge carefully.
    • If less sts to 4" (10cm), use smaller needles; if more sts, use larger needles.

    • DIRECTIONS:

    • To print the patterns and charts, click on the "Download Project PDF" button (above).

    • BACK
    • Using size 6 needles and C1, cast on 74 (78-86-90-98) sts.
    • 1st row – K2, * P2, K2, rep from * to end.
    • 2nd row – P2, * K2, P2, rep from * to end.
    • Rep 1st and 2nd rows 4 times, then 1st row once … 11 rows rib in all.
    • Change to M for rem.
    • Purl 1 row, dec 2 (2-2-0-0) sts evenly across this row … 72 (76-84-90-98) sts.
    • Work in stockinette st (beg with a knit row) until Back measures 9 (10-11-12-13) ” [23 (26-29-31-34) cm] from beg, ending with a purl row.
    • Shape Raglan Armholes –
    • Bind off 1 (1-2-2-3) sts at beg of next 2 rows … 70 (74-80-86-92) sts.
    • 3rd row – K3, sl 1, K1, psso, knit to last 5 sts, K2tog, K3.
    • 4th row – P3, P2tog, purl to last 5 sts, P2tog tbl, P3.
    • 5th row – As 3rd row.
    • 6th row – Purl.
    • Rep last 4 rows 0 (0-1-0-2) times … 64 (68-68-80-74) sts. **
    • Dec one st (inside 3 sts as before) at each end of next row, then in every other row until 30 (32-32-34-34) sts rem.
    • Work 1 row.
    • Shape Back Neck –
    • Next row – K3, sl 1, K1, psso, K3, turn.
    • Cont on these 7 sts for right side of neck.
    • Next row – P2tog, P5.
    • Next row – K3, sl 1, K2tog, psso.
    • Dec one st at neck edge in next 2 rows … 2 sts.
    • Next row – P2tog. Fasten off.
    • Slip next 14 (16-16-18-18) sts onto a stitch-holder and leave for neckband. With right side facing, join M to rem 8 sts for right side of neck and proceed as folls –
    • Next row – K3, K2tog, K3.
    • Next row – P5, P2tog.
    • Next row – K3tog, K3.
    • Dec one st at neck edge in next 2 rows … 2 sts.
    • Next row – P2tog. Fasten off.

    • FRONT
    • Work as for Back to **.
    • Dec one st (inside 3 sts as before) at each end of next row, then in every other row until 40 (44-44-46-48) sts rem.
    • Work 1 row.
    • Shape Neck –
    • Next row – K3, sl 1, K1, psso, K11 (13-13-13-15), turn.
    • Cont on these 15 (17-17-17-19) sts for left side of neck.
    • Dec one st at neck edge in next 4 rows, then in every other row 2 (3-3-3-4) times, AT SAME TIME dec one st at armhole edge (inside 3 sts as before) in every other row 4 (5-5-5-6) times … 5 sts.
    • Work 1 row.
    • Next row – K3, sl 1, K1, psso.
    • Dec one st at neck edge in every other row twice … 2 sts.
    • Next row – P2tog. Fasten off.
    • Slip next 8 (8-8-10-8) sts onto a stitch-holder and leave for neckband.
    • With right side facing, join M to rem 16 (18-18-18-20) sts for right side of neck and proceed as folls –
    • Next row – Knit to last 5 sts, K2tog, K3.
    • Dec one st at neck edge in next 4 rows, then in every other row 2 (3-3-3-4) times, AT SAME TIME dec one st at armhole edge (inside 3 sts as before) in every other row 4 (5-5-5-6) times … 5 sts.
    • Work 1 row.
    • Next row – K2tog, K3.
    • Dec one st at neck edge in every other row twice … 2 sts.
    • Next row – P2tog. Fasten off.

    • SLEEVES
    • Using size 6 needles and C1, cast on 42 (46-46-46-50) sts.
    • Work 11 rows rib as for Back.
    • Purl 1 row, dec 1 (3-3-1-3) sts evenly across … 41 (43-43-45-47) sts.
    • Change to size 7 needles.
    • Beg Fair Isle Patt –
    • NOTE – Do not weave colors in Fair Isle patt but carry color not in use loosely across on wrong side. Always carry colors to ends of rows and catch in at side edges. It is important that no color is carried across more than 4 sts and where this is necessary it should be woven under and over color in use at center st. Always carry M and C1 above C2 and C3.
    • Work rows 1 to 4 incl from Chart.
    • Keeping patt correct, noting that rows 1 to 20 incl form patt, and working extra sts into patt, inc one st at each end of next row, then in every foll 6th (8th-8th-10th-10th) row until there are 55 (57-59-61-63) sts.
    • Cont without further shaping until Sleeve measures 9 (11-13-15-16) ” [23 (28-33-38-40) cm] from beg, ending with a purl row.
    • Shape Raglan –
    • Keeping patt correct, bind off 1 (1-2-2-3) sts at beg of next 2 rows … 53 (55-55-57-57) sts.
    • Sizes 2 and 4 years only –
    • Dec one st at each end of next 3 rows … 47 (49) sts.
    • Work 1 row.
    • Rep last 4 rows 1 (0) times … 41 (49) sts.
    • All sizes … 41 (49-55-57-57) sts.
    • Dec one st at each end of next row, then in every foll 4th row 0 (0-1-3-4) times, then in every other row until 13 (15-15-17-17) sts rem.
    • Work 1 row. Leave rem sts on a stitch-holder.

    • NECKBAND
    • NOTE – We recommend using mattress stitch to sew up your pullover.
    • Join raglan seams, noting that tops of sleeves form part of neckline. With right side facing, using set of size 3 double-pointed needles and C1, beg at left back raglan seam, knit across sts from left sleeve stitch-holder as folls – K2tog, knit to last 2 sts, sl 1, K1, psso, knit up 17 (18-18-18-19) sts evenly along left side of front neck, knit across sts from front stitch-holder, knit up 17 (18-18-18-19) sts evenly along right side of front neck, knit across sts from right sleeve stitch-holder as folls – K2tog, knit to last 2 sts, sl 1, K1, psso, knit up 4 sts evenly along right side of back neck, knit across sts from back stitch-holder as folls – K2tog, knit to last 2 sts, sl 1, K1, psso, then knit up 4 sts evenly along left side of back neck … 84 (92-92-100-100) sts.
    • 1st round – * K2, P2, rep from * to end.
    • Rep 1st round 9 times … 10 rounds in all.
    • Bind off loosely in rib.

    • FINISHING:
    • With a slightly damp cloth and warm iron, press Fair Isle sections very lightly on wrong side. Join side and sleeve seams.

    • ABBREVIATIONS:
    • beg = begin, beginning
    • cont = continue
    • dec = decrease, decreasing
    • foll/s = following, follows
    • inc = increase
    • incl = inclusive
    • K = knit
    • M1 = make one st – pick up loop which lies before next st, place on left-hand needle and knit into back of loop
    • P = purl
    • patt = pattern
    • psso = pass slipped stitch over
    • rem = remain, remainder
    • rep = repeat
    • sl = slip
    • stockinette st = knit right side rows, purl wrong side rows
    • st/s = stitch/es
    • tbl = through back of loop; tog = together

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