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Sporty Knit Pullover

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Make a bright and sporty pullover from Patons for your kids' back-to-school wardrobe. It is an easy knit sweater pattern, the kids will love it and it will keep them warm.

Sporty Knit Pullover

MATERIALS

  • Patons Astra (50 g/1.75 oz)
  • Sizes 2 4 6 8
    GIRL’S VERSION
  • Main Color MC (Red)
  • 4 5 6 7 balls
  • Contrast A (Yellow)
  • 1 1 1 1 ball
  • Contrast B (Blue)
  • 1 1 1 1 ball
    BOY’S VERSION
  • Main Color MC (Blue)
  • 4 5 6 7 balls
  • Contrast A (Yellow)
  • 1 1 1 1 ball
  • Contrast B (Green)
  • 1 1 1 1 ball
     
  • Knitting Needles: sizes 3.25 mm (U.S. 3) and 3.75 mm (U.S. 5) or size needed to obtain tension. 4 st holders. Zipper. 1 yard [.9 m] of elastic ½ inch [1.5 cm] wide.

SIZES
Chest measurement

  • 2 22 ins [ 56 cm ]
  • 4 24 ins [ 61 cm ]
  • 6 26 ins [ 66 cm ]
  • 8 28 ins [ 71 cm ]

Finished chest

  • 2 28 ins [ 71 cm ]
  • 4 30 ins [ 76 cm ]
  • 6 33 ins [ 84 cm ]
  • 8 35 ins [ 89 cm ]

TENSION
24 sts and 32 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.

INSTRUCTIONS
The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ).

BACK
**With A and smaller needles, cast on 85 (91-99-105) sts.
Work 12 rows in reverse stocking st. Break A.
Next row: (RS). *With MC, pick up st from cast on row. Knit next st from needle and picked up st tog.
Rep from * to end of row.
Next row: Knit.
Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: Knit.
These 2 rows form pat.**
Cont in pat until work from folded lower edge measures 9 (10½-11- 12) ins [23 (26.5-28-30.5) cm] ending with RS facing for next row.
Armhole Shaping: Cast off 7 (7- 9-9) sts beg next 2 rows. 71 (77-81-87) sts.
Cont in pat until work from beg measures 15 (17-18-19½) ins [38 (43-45.5-49.5) cm] ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape shoulders: Cast off 23 (26-28-31) sts beg next 2 rows.
Leave rem 25 sts on a st holder.

POCKET LINING
With A and larger needles, cast on 41 (41-55-55) sts and work 12 rows in stocking st thus ending with RS facing for next row. Leave these sts on a st holder.

Sporty Knit Pullover

FRONT
Work from ** to ** as given for Back.
Cont in pat until work from beg measures 2 (3-3-4) ins [5 (7.5-7.5- 10) cm] ending with RS facing for next row.
Divide for Pocket: Next row: Pat across 22 (25-22-25) sts. With A, K41 (41-55-55) from Pocket Lining. Leave next 41 (41-55-55) sts on a st holder. With MC, pat across 22 (25-22-25) sts.
Next row: With MC, pat across 22 (25-22-25) sts. With A, P41 (41- 55-55). With MC, pat across 22 (25-22-25) sts.
Cont as established until 53 (57- 61-61) rows in total have been worked.
Next row: (WS). With MC, K22 (25-22-25). Cast off 41 (41-55-55) sts. With MC, K22 (25-22-25). Break A.
With RS of work facing, join MC to center rem sts. Pat across 41 (41- 55-55) sts.
Work a further 53 (57-61-61) rows in pat, thus ending with RS facing for next row. Break yarn. Leave these sts on a spare needle.
Joining row: Next row: (RS). With MC, pat across 22 (25-22-25) sts. Pat 41 (41-55-55) sts from st holder. Pat to end of row.
Work 1 row even in pat.
Divide for Zipper opening: Next row: Pat across 42 (45-49-52) sts. Turn. Leave rem sts on spare needle.
Cont in pat on these 42 (45-49-52) sts until work from beg measures same length as Back to armhole shaping, ending with RS facing for next row.
Armhole shaping: Next row: Cast off 7 (7-9-9) sts. Pat to end of row. 35 (38-40-43) sts.
Cont in pat until work from beg measures 13 (15-15½-17) ins [33 (38-39.5-43) cm] ending with RS facing for next row.
Neck shaping: Next row: Pat to last 7 sts. Turn. Leave rem 7 sts on a st holder.
Work 1 row even in pat.
Keeping cont of pat, dec 1 st at neck edge on next 4 rows, then on following alt row once. 23 (26-28- 31) sts.
Cont even in pat until Front from beg measures same length as Back to shoulder ending with RS facing for next row. Cast off.
With RS of work facing, slip first st from spare needle onto a safety pin, join MC to rem sts and pat to end of row.
Cont in pat on these 42 (45-49-52) sts until work from beg measures same length as Back to armhole shaping, ending with WS facing for next row.
Armhole shaping: Next row: Cast off 7 (7-9-9) sts. Pat to end of row. 35 (38-40-43) sts.
Cont in pat until work from beg measures 13 (15-15½-17) ins [33 (38-39.5-43) cm] ending with WS facing for next row.
Neck shaping: Next row: Pat to last 7 sts. Turn. Leave rem 7 sts on a st holder.
Keeping cont of pat, dec 1 st at neck edge on next 4 rows, then on following alt row once. 23 (26-28- 31) sts.
Cont even in pat until Front from beg measures same length as Back to shoulder ending with WS facing for next row. Cast off.

SLEEVES
With smaller needles and A, cast on 51 (51-55-55) sts.
Work 12 rows in reverse stocking st. Break A.
Next row: (RS). *With MC, pick up st from cast on row. Knit next st from needle and picked up st tog.
Rep from * to end of row.
Next row: Knit.
Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as given for Back, inc 1 st each end of needle on next and every 4th row to 73 (79- 85-91) sts.
With MC, cont even in stocking st until Sleeve from folded lower edge measures 8 (9½-10½-12) ins [20.5 (24-26.5-30.5) cm] ending with RS facing for next row. Place markers at each end of needle of last row.
Work 10 (10-12-12) rows even in pat. Cast off.

Sporty Knit Pullover Pattern

FLAP
With B and larger needles, cast on 41 (41-55-55) sts. Work 2 ins [5 cm] in pat as given for Back, ending with WS facing for next row.
Next row: Knit to last 10 (10-17- 17) sts. yf. Sl1. yb. Turn. Sl1.
Leave rem 10 (10-17-17) sts on spare needle.
Next row: Pat to last 10 (10-17- 17) sts. yf. Sl1. yb. Turn. Sl1.
Leave rem 10 (10-17-17) sts on spare needle. 21 sts.
Next row: K18. yf. Sl1. yb. Turn.
Next row: Sl1. Pat 15 sts. yf. Sl1. yb. Turn.
Next row: Sl1. K13. yf. Sl1. yb. Turn.
Next row: Sl1. Pat 11 sts. yf. Sl1. yb. Turn.
Next row: Sl1. K9. yf. Sl1. yb. Turn.
Next row: Sl1. Pat 7 sts. yf. Sl1. yb. Turn.
Next row: Sl1. K5. yf. Sl1. yb. Turn.
Next row: Sl1. Pat 3 sts. Break yarn. Slip all sts on left hand needle.
Note: To avoid a hole when knitting a slipped st, pick up the st below the slipped st and slip it onto left hand needle. Knit this st tog with slipped st above.
With RS of work facing, larger needles and A, pick up and knit 12 sts down left side of Flap. K41 (41-51-51) from spare needle. Pick up and knit 12 sts up right side of Flap. 65 (65-75-75) sts.
Next row: (WS). K11. (K1. yfwd. K1) all in next st. K20 (20-25-25). (K1. yfwd. K1) all in next st. K20 (20-25-25). (K1. yfwd. K1) all in next st. K11.
Next row: P12. (P1. yrn. P1) all in next st. P22 (22-27-27). (P1. yrn. P1) all in next st. P22 (22-27-27). (P1. yrn. P1) all in next st. P12. Cast off knitwise (WS).

FINISHING
Pin garment pieces to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth leaving to dry.
Collar: Sew shoulder seams. With RS of work facing, B and smaller needles, K7 from right st holder.
Pick up and knit 19 (19-23-23) sts up from right neck edge. K25 from back st holder. Pick up and knit 19 (19-23-23) sts down left neck edge. K7 from left st holder. 77 (77-85-85) sts.
Next row: Knit.
Work 14 (14-16-16) rows in pat as given for Back, ending with RS facing for next row. Place first set of markers at each end of needle of last row.
Cord Facing: Next row: With A, knit.
Work 9 rows in reverse stocking st, ending with RS facing for next row. Place second set of markers at each end of needle of last row.
Work 14 (14-16-16) rows in stocking st. Fasten off loosely.
Sew marked rows at WS.
Zipper Edging: With RS of work facing, smaller needles and MC, pick up and knit 11 (11-13-13) sts down left Collar edge, below Cord Facing. Pick up and knit 27 (30- 33-37) sts down left zipper opening. K1 from safety pin. Pick up and knit 27 (30-33-37) sts up right zipper opening. Pick up and knit 11 (11-13-13) sts up right Collar edge to Cord Facing. 77 (83-93-101) sts.
Cast off.
Sew zipper in position under edging. Fold collar along sewn row and sew in position to WS.
Sew Flap as illustrated.
Thread elastic through bottom cord casing and adjust to fit. Sew ends of elastic tog.
Twisted Cord (short): (make 2). Cut 4 strands of MC 12 ins [30.5 cm] long. With all strands tog hold one end and with someone holding other end, twist strands to the right until they begin to curl. Fold the 2 ends tog and tie in a knot so they will not unravel. The strands will now twist themselves tog. Adjust length if desired. Knot into a loop. Sew to bottom sides as illustrated.
Twisted Cord (long): (make 1). Cut 4 strands of MC 38 ins [96.5 cm] long. Work as given for Short Twisted Cord. Thread through Collar Cord Facing.
Sew in Sleeves placing rows above markers along cast off sts at armholes of Front and Back to form square armholes. Sew sleeve seams. Sew side seams.

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