Cropped Norwegian Sweater
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This cropped Norwegian sweater knitting pattern from Patons can be adjusted for kids aged 2 to 10 years. The two-tone design is a fun take on the fair isle standard.
- Yarn: Patons® Astra (50 g/1.75 oz) Sizes: 2 (4-6-8-10) yrs
Main Color (MC): (Black) 4 (5-5-6-6) balls
Contrast A: (Pink) 1 (1-1-2-2) ball(s)
- Sizes 3.75 mm (U.S. 5) and 4 mm (U.S. 6) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension. 2 st holders. 6 buttons for sizes 2 and 4.
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]
2 yrs 26 ins [66 cm]
4 yrs 271/2 ins [70 cm]
6 yrs 30 ins [76 cm]
8 yrs 32 ins [81.5 cm]
10 yrs 341/2 ins [87.5 cm]
Gauge: 22 sts and 28 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.
Alt = Alternate.
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.
P = Purl.
Pat = Pattern.
Psso = Pass slipped stitch over.
Rem = Remaining.
Rep = Repeat.
RS = Right side.
Sl1 = Slip next stitch knitwise.
St(s) = Stitch(es).
WS = Wrong side.
Yfwd = Yarn forward.
- 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.
- Note: When working from chart, carry yarn not in use loosely across WS of work but never over more than 5 sts. When it must pass over more than 5 sts, weave it over and under color in use on next st or at center point of sts it passes over. The colors are never twisted around one another.
- **With MC and smaller needles, cast on 71 (75-83-87-95) sts.
- 1st row: (RS). K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
- 2nd row: P1. *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
- Rep last 2 rows once more.
- Change to larger needles and beg with a knit row, proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures 11/2 (21/2-31/2- 41/2-51/2) ins [4 (6-9-11.5-14) cm], ending with RS facing for next row and inc 2 sts evenly across last row. 73 (77- 85-89-97) sts.
- Next 14 rows: Work rows 1 to 14 of Chart in stocking st, reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right, noting 4 st rep will be worked 18 (19-21-22-24) times.
- Shape armholes: Next row: Keeping cont of chart, cast off 4 (4-8-8-8) sts beg of next 2 rows. 65 (69-69-73-81) sts.
- Cont working in Chart II to end of chart.
- Next row: (RS). With MC, knit, dec 2 sts evenly across 63 (67-67-71-79) sts.**
- Cont even until armhole measures 5 (51/2-6-6-61/2) ins [12.5 (14-15-15-16.5) cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
- Shape shoulders: Cast off 18 (19-19-19- 22) sts beg next 2 rows. Leave rem 27 (29-29-33-35) sts on a st holder.
- Work from ** to ** as given for Back.
- With MC, cont even until armhole measures 4 (4-41/2-43/4-5) ins [10 (10- 11.5-12-12.5) cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
- Shape neck: Next row: K23 (25-25-25- 29). K2tog (neck edge). Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
- Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 6 (4-4-4-4) rows, then on every following alt row 0 (1- 4-4-4) time(s). 18 (19-19-19-22) sts.
- Cont even until armhole measures 4 (41/2-7-71/2-8) ins [10 (11.5-18-19-20.5) cm], ending with RS facing for next row. Cast off.
- With RS of work facing, slip next 13 (13- 13-17-17) sts onto st holder for front neck.
- Rejoin MC to rem sts: Sl1. K1. psso.
- Knit to end of row. 23 (25-26-27-31) sts.
- Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 6 (6-4-4-4) rows, then on every following alt row 0 (1- 3-4-4) time(s). 18 (19-19-19-22) sts.
- Cont even until armhole measures 4 (41/2-6-6-61/2) ins [10 (11.5-15-15-16.5) cm], ending with WS facing for next row. Cast off.
- With MC and smaller needles, cast on 51 (51-51-55-55) sts.
- Work 2 rows in (K1. P1) ribbing as given for Back.
- Change to larger needles and beg with a knit row, work 4 (4-6-6-6) rows in stocking st.
- Next row: (RS). K4 (4-4-5-5). K2tog. [K10 (10-10-12-12). K2tog] 3 times. K5 (5-5-6- 6). 47 (47-47-51-51) sts.
- Work 1 (1-3-3-3) row(s) even.
- Next row: K3 (3-3-4-4). K2tog. [K9 (9-9- 11-11). K2tog] 3 times. K5 (5-5-6-6). 43 (43-43-47-47) sts.
- Work 1 (1-3-3-3) row(s) even.
- Next row: K2 (2-2-3-3). K2tog. [K8 (8-8- 10-10). K2tog] 3 times. K5 (5-5-6-6). 39 (39-39-43-43) sts.
- Inc 1 st at each end of needle on every following 4th row to 53 (57-59-47-53) sts, then every following 6th row to 55 (59-63- 63-71) sts.
- Cont even until work from beg measures 71/2 (9 1/2-11 1/2-13-14 1/2) ins [19 (24- 29-33-37) cm], ending with RS facing for next row and inc 2 sts evenly across last row. 57 (61-65-65-73) sts.
- Work rows 1 to 10 of Chart, reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right, noting 4 st rep will be worked 14 (15-16-16-18) times. Place marker at each end of last row.
- Sizes 2 and 4 only: Work rows 11 to 14 of Chart II. With MC, cast off.
- Sizes 6, 8 and 10 only: Work rows 11 to 20 of Chart II. With MC, cast off.
FINISHING: Pin garment pieces to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth, leaving cloth to dry.
- Sizes 2 and 4 only: Back neckband: With RS of Back facing, MC and smaller needles, K27 (29) from back st holder, dec 2 sts evenly across. 25 (27) sts.
- ***1st row: (WS). P2. *K1. P1. Rep from * to last st. P1.
- 2nd row: K2. *P1. K1. Rep from * to last st. K1.
- Rep last 2 rows once more, then 1st row once. Cast off in pat.***
- Front neckband: With RS of Front facing, MC and smaller needles, pick up and knit 12 (15) sts down left neck edge. K13 from front st holder, dec 2 sts evenly across. Pick up and knit 12 (15) sts up right neck edge. 35 (41) sts.
- Work from *** to *** as given for Back neckband.
- Buttonhole bands: With RS of Front facing, smaller needles and MC, pick up and knit 23 (25) sts evenly along right shoulder and side edge of neckband.
- 1st to 3rd rows: Work as given for Back neckband.
- 4th row: Rib 5 sts. [yfwd. K2tog. Rib 4 (5) sts] twice. yfwd. K2tog. Rib 4 sts.
- 5th to 7th rows: Work as given for Back neckband. Cast off in pat.
- Rep for left shoulder.
- Button bands: With RS of Back facing, work as given for Buttonhole band, omitting all references to buttonholes.
- Lap Buttonhole bands over Button bands. Sew buttons to correspond to buttonholes.
- Sizes 6, 8 and 10 only: Neckband: Sew right shoulder seam.
- With RS of work facing, MC and smaller needles, pick up and knit (15-15-16) sts down left front neck edge. K(13-17-17) from front st holder, dec 2 sts evenly across. Pick up and knit (15-15-16) sts up right front neck edge. K(29-33-35) from back st holder, dec 1 st at center. (69-77- 81) sts.
- 1st row: (WS). P1. *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
- 2nd row: K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
- Rep last 2 rows twice more, then 1st row once. Cast off in pat.
- Sew right shoulder and neckband seam.
- All sizes: Sew in sleeves, placing rows above markers against cast off sts of armholes to form square armholes. Sew side and sleeve seams.
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