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Striped Sweater for Child

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Knit a colorful striped sweater for a child with this free sweater knitting pattern from Patons. This turtle neck sweater is sure to keep any kid cozy while playing outside.

Knit Striped Sweater for Child

Materials:

  • Yarn: Patons® Canadiana (100 g/3.5 oz) 1 (1-2-2) ball(s) each of #00034 (Navy) as A, #00005 (Cardinal) as B, #00032 (Bright Royal) as C, # 00104 (Aran) as D.
  • Knitting Needles: Sizes 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) and 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension. 4 st holders.


Sizes:
Chest measurement: 4 (6-8-10) yrs 23 (25-26½-28) ins [58.5 (63.5-67.5-71) cm].
Finished chest: 26 (28-30-32) ins [66 (71-76-81.5) cm].

Tension: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st with larger needles.


Instructions:

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

STRIPE PAT (worked in stocking st): Work 6 rows of each color: B, D, A, B, C, D. These 36 rows form Stripe Pat.

BACK
**With A and smaller needles cast on 58 (62-66-70) sts. Work 8 rows in (K2. P2) ribbing, inc 1 st at center of last row. 59 (63-67-71) sts.

Change to larger needles and proceed in Stripe Pat for 8½ (9¾-11½-14) ins [21.5 (25-29-35.5) cm] total length, ending on a 6th (14th-24th-4th) row of Stripe Pat.

Shape raglans: Cast off 2 sts beg next 2 rows. Dec 1 st each end of needle on next and every 4th row to 47 (53-55- 59) sts, then every alt row** to 21 (21-25-25) sts. Leave sts on a st holder.

FRONT
Work as given for Back to 31 (31-35-35) sts. Next row: Purl.

Shape neck: Next row: (RS). Work 2tog. K9 (neck edge). Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle. Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 2 rows then on alt rows twice more AT THE SAME TIME, dec 1 st at raglan edge on every alt row to 2 sts.
Next row: Work 2tog. Fasten off.
With RS facing, slip next 9 (9-13-13) sts onto a st holder. Join appropriate color, knit to last 2 sts. Work 2tog. Work as for left side, reversing all shapings.

SLEEVES
With A and smaller needles, cast on 30 (34-34-34) sts. Work 8 rows in (K2. P2) ribbing, inc 4 (2-2-2) sts evenly across last row. 34 (36-36-36) sts.

Change to larger needles and proceed in Stripe Pat beg on the 33rd (35th-1st-9th) row of pat, inc 1 st each end of needle on 3rd and every following 4th row until there are 56 (60-64- 68) sts. Cont even, ending on a 6th (14th-24th-4th) row of Stripe Pat.

Shape raglans: Cast off 2 sts beg next 2 rows. Dec 1 st each end of needle on next and every alt row to 12 (14-16- 16) sts. Next row: Work 2tog. Purl to last 2 sts. Work 2tog. 10 (12-14-14) sts. Leave sts on a st holder.

FINISHING
Neckband: Sew raglan seams leaving left back raglan seam open. With RS facing, A and smaller needles, K74 (74-86- 86) around neck edge.
Work 5 rows in (K2. P2) ribbing. Cast off in ribbing. Sew left back raglan and neckband seam. Sew side and sleeve seams.

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