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Bear or Doll Holiday Sweater
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Knit a cute sweater to dress up a doll or bear at the holidays or anytime. This is a fun and quick sweater knitting pattern from Lily Sugar n' Cream for those learning how to cable.
Gauge: 20 sts and 26 rows = 4 ins (10 cm) with larger needles in stocking st.
Stitch Glossary: C4B = slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then K2 from cable needle.
Instructions: The instructions are written for smaller size. If changes are necessary for larger size the instructions will be written thus ( ).
BACK: With smaller needles cast on 39 (47) sts.
Change to larger needles proceed in pat as follows:
Cont in pat until work from beg measures 3 (3½) ins [7.5 (9) cm] ending with RS facing for next row.
Armhole shaping: Cast off 4 sts beg next and following row. 33 (41) sts.
Shoulder shaping: Cast off 6 (8) sts beg next 2 rows. Leave rem 21 (25) sts on a st holder.
FRONT: Work as given for Back until 10 rows less have been worked before beg of shoulder shaping, thus ending with RS facing for next row.
Neck shaping: Next row: Pat across 10 (13) sts (neck edge). Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
With RS of work facing slip next 13 (15) sts from spare needle onto a st holder. Join yarn to rem sts and pat to end of row.
SLEEVES: With smaller needles cast on 25 (29) sts.
Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as follows:
Cont even in pat until sleeve from beg measures 3 (3½) ins [7.5 (9) cm] ending with RS facing for next row. Cast off.
FINISHING: Neckband: Sew right shoulder seam. With RS of work facing and smaller needles, pick up and knit 7 sts down left front neck edge. Knit across 13 (15) sts from front st holder. Pick up and knit 7 sts up right front neck edge. Knit across 21 (25) sts from back st holder dec 3 sts evenly across. 45 (51) sts.
Duplicate st Snowflake motif on Front as shown in diagram.
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