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Stripe Sleeve V Neck Sweater for Kids

This easy kid's sweater knitting pattern creates a comfortable pullover with striped sleeves and V-neck. This sweater is a great back to school knitting project for a boy or girl.

Knit V-Neck Sweater for Kids

: Size 2 (4, 6, 8, 10)

  • Yarn: RED HEART® “Designer Sport™”: 1 (1, 2, 2) Balls 3290 Brick A, 1 ball each 3410 Granite B and 3825 Pool C.
  • Knitting Needles: 3.5mm [US 4] and 4mm [US 6].
  • Stitch holder
  • yarn needle

Sizes: 2 (4, 6, 8, 10) To Fit Chest: 21 (23, 25, 26.5)”.
Finished Chest Measurement: 25 (26, 28, 30)”.

Gauge: 21 sts = 4”; 28 rows = 4” in St st with larger needles.


BACK: ** With smaller needles and CA cast on 66 (70, 74, 78) sts. Work in ribbing as follows:
Row 1 (Right Side): K2, * P2, K2; repeat from * across.
Row 2: P2, * K2, P2; repeat from * across.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 three more times. Change to larger needles and work in St st, beginning K row, until 7.5 (8, 8.5, 9)” from beginning, end P row.

Shape Armholes: Bind off 5 (6, 7, 8) sts at beginning of next 2 rows – 56 (58, 60, 62) sts. **
Work even until 12 (13, 14, 15)” from beginning, end P row.

Divide for Neck: K20 (21, 22, 23); attach 2nd ball of yarn and bind off center 16 sts; K to end. Working both sides at once, at each neck edge dec 1 st on next 3 rows – 17 (18, 19, 20) sts at each shoulder. Bind off.

FRONT: Work same as for Back from ** to **.

Divide for Neck (Right Neck): K28 (29, 30, 31), put remaining 28 (29, 30, 31) sts on holder.
Rows 1 and 3: P1, slip 1, P1, psso, P to end.
Row 2: K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1.
Row 4: K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1.
Row 5: Purl.
Repeat Rows 4 and 5 until 17 (18, 19, 20) sts remain.
Work even until Front measures same as Back to shoulder. Bind off.

Left Neck: With right side facing, join yarn to sts on holder; K28 (29, 30, 31).
Rows 1 and 3: P to last 3 sts, P2tog, P1.
Row 2: K1, slip 1, K1, psso, K to end.
Row 4: K1, slip 1, K1, psso, K to end.
Row 5: Purl.
Repeat Rows 4 and 5 until 17 (18, 19, 20) sts remain.
Work even until Front measures same as Back to shoulder. Bind off.

SLEEVE STRIPE PATTERN: [6 Rows CC, 6 rows CB] 4 times, then continue with CA only.

SLEEVES: With smaller needles and CB, cast on 38 (42, 46, 50) sts. Work in ribbing same as for Back for 6 rows. Change to larger needle and work in Stripe Pattern and St st, begin K row, shaping sides by inc 1 st each end of every 4th until there are 52 (58, 62, 68) sts. Work even in St st and Stripe Pattern until sleeve measures 9.5 (11.5, 12.5, 13.5)” from beginning. Bind off.

FINISHING-Neckband: Sew right shoulder seam. With right side facing and CC, pick up and K27 (31, 35, 39) sts down left neck, 27 (31, 35, 39) sts up right neck, and 20 sts across back neck – 74 (82, 90, 98) sts. Work in ribbing same as for back for 3 rows. Bind off.

Sew remaining shoulder and neckband seam. Place center of sleeve tops at shoulder seams and sew in place, sewing underarm bind-off of front and back to side of sleeves for square armhole. Sew side and sleeve seams.

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