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Mistake Stitch Rib Sweater

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Make no mistake! The mistake stitch for this kids' sweater from Patons creates the wonderful rib texture that is both flattering and cozy!

Mistake Stitch Rib Sweater

MATERIALS

  • Patons® Astra (50 g/1.75 oz)

Boy’s Version

  • Main Color (MC):
  • (Variegated) 4 (5-5-6-7) balls
  • Contrast A:
  • (Blue) 4 (5-5-6-7) balls

Girl’s Version

  • Main Color (MC):
  • (Light Blue) 4 (5-5-6-7) balls
  • Contrast A:
  • (Blue) 4 (5-5-6-7) balls
     
  • Knitting needles: Sizes 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) and 5.5 mm (U.S. 9)  or size needed to obtain tension.
  • 4 st holders.
  • Zipper.

SIZES: 2 (4-6-8-10) yrs

To fit chest measurement

  • 2 yrs 21 ins [53.5 cm]
  • 4 yrs 23 ins [58.5 cm]
  • 6 yrs 25 ins [63.5 cm]
  • 8 yrs 261/2 ins [67.5 cm]
  • 10 yrs 28 ins [71 cm]

Finished chest

  • 2 yrs 251/2 ins [65 cm]
  • 4 yrs 271/2 ins [70 cm]
  • 6 yrs 291/2 ins [75 cm]
  • 8 yrs 311/2 ins [80 cm]
  • 10 yrs 331/2 ins [85 cm]

TENSION:
16 sts and 20 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in pat with larger needles and 2 strands tog.

ABBREVIATIONS
Approx = Approximately.
Beg = Beginning.
Cont = Continue(ity).
Dec = Decrease.
Inc = Increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch.
K = Knit.
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.
M1 = make one stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop.
P = Purl.
P2tog = Purl next 2 stitches together.
P2togtbl = Purl next 2 stitches together through back of loops.
Pat = Pattern.
Psso = Pass slipped stitch over.
Rem = Remaining.
Rep = Repeat.
RS = Right side.
Sl1 = Slip next stitch knitwise.
St(s) = Stitch(es).
Tog = Together.
WS = Wrong side.

INSTRUCTIONS
The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger size(s) the instructions will be written thus ( ). Numbers for each size are shown in the same color throughout the pattern. When only one number is given in black, it applies to all sizes.

BACK
**With 1 strand each of MC and A tog and smaller needles, cast on 51 (55-59- 63-67) sts.
1st row: (RS). *K2. P2. Rep from * to last 3 sts. K2. P1.
2nd row: *P2. K2. Rep from * to last 3 sts. P2. K1.
Last 2 rows form Pat.
Work 6 more rows in Pat, ending with RS facing for next row.
Change to larger needles and cont in Pat until work from beg measures 71/2 (81/2- 9-10-11) ins [19 (21.5-23-25.5-28) cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape raglans: Cast off 2 sts beg next 2 rows. 47 (51-55-59-63) sts.
1st row: (RS). K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
2nd row: K1. P1. Pat to last 2 sts. P1. K1.
3rd row: K2. Pat to last 2 sts. K2.
4th row: As 2nd row.
Rep last 4 rows 1 (2-2-1-2) time(s) more. 43 (45-49-55-57) sts.
Next row: K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
Next row: K1. P1. Pat to last 2 sts. P1. K1.**
Rep last 2 rows 11 (11-12-15-15) times more. Leave rem 19 (21-23-23-25) sts on a st holder.

Mistake Stitch RIb Sweater

FRONT
Work from ** to ** as given for Back.
Rep last 2 rows 6 (5-6-9-8) times more. 29 (33-35-35-39) sts.
Shape neck: 1st row: (RS). K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Pat across next 6 (8-8-8-10) sts. K2tog (neck edge). Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
2nd row: Pat to end of row. 9 (11-11-11- 13) sts.
3rd row: K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to last 2 sts. K2tog. 7 (9-9-9-11) sts.
4th row: Pat to last 2 sts. P1. K1.
Rep last 2 rows 1 (2-2-2-3) time(s) more. 5 sts.
Next row: K1. Sl1. K1. psso. K2tog. 3 sts.
Next row: P3.
Next row: K1. Sl1. K1. psso. 2 sts.
Next row: P2togtbl. Fasten off.
Slip next 7 (7-9-9-9) sts from a spare needle onto a st holder. With RS of work facing, join yarn to rem sts: Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. 9 (11-11-11- 13) sts.
Next row: K1. P1. Pat to end of row.
Next row: Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. 7 (9-9-9-11) sts.
Next row: K1. P1. Pat to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows 1 (2-2-2-3) time(s) more. 5 sts.
Next row: Sl1. K1. psso. K2tog. K1. 3 sts.
Next row: P3.
Next row: K2tog. K1. 2 sts.
Next row: P2tog. Fasten off.

SLEEVES
With 1 strand each of MC and A tog and smaller needles, cast on 31 (31-35-35- 39) sts.
Work 8 rows in Pat as given for Back, ending with RS facing for next row.
Change to larger needles and work 4 rows even in pat.
Sizes 2, 4, 6 and 8 only: Next row: (RS). K1. M1. Pat to last st. M1. K1.
Work 3 rows even in pat.
Rep last 4 rows 2 (5-2-1) time(s) more, taking inc sts into pat. 37 (43-41-39) sts.

All sizes: (RS). K1. M1. Pat to last st. M1. K1.
Work 5 rows even in pat.
Rep last 6 rows 3 (2-5-7-9) times more, taking inc sts into pat. 45 (49-53-55-59) sts.
Cont even in pat until work from beg measures 10 (11-12-14-15) ins [25.5 (28- 30.5-35.5-38) cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape raglans: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 2 sts beg next 2 rows. 41 (45-49- 51-55) sts.
Next row: (RS). K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
Next row: K1. P2tog. Pat to last 3 sts. P2togtbl. K1. 37 (41-45-47-49) sts.
Next row: K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
Next row: K1. P1. Pat to last 2 sts. P1. K1.
Rep last 2 rows 14 (16-17-18-20) times more, ending with RS facing for next row.
Leave rem 7 (7-9-9-9) sts on a st holder.

Mistake Stitch Rib Sweater

FINISHING
Neckband: Sew raglan seams, leaving right front raglan open.
With RS of work facing, smaller needles, MC and A tog, pat 7 (7-9-9-9) from right sleeve st holder. Pat 19 (21-23-23-25) sts from back st holder. Pat 7 (7-9-9-9) sts from left sleeve st holder. Pick up and knit 8 (10-10-10-11) sts down left front neck edge. Pat 7 (7-9-9-9) sts from front st holder. Pick up and knit 9 (11-11-11-12) sts up right front neck edge. 57 (63-71- 71-75) sts.
Next row: (WS). P9 (11-11-11-12). Pat to end of row.
Cont in Pat as given for Back for 7 rows, ending with WS facing for next row. Cast off loosely in pat.
Zipper Opening: Place marker on right front raglan edge 2 ins [5 cm] up from side edge. Sew raglan seam from side edge to marker. Sew Zipper in opening of raglan above marker.
Sew side and sleeve seams.

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