Girls Sweater

Girls Sweater
Toddler Knitting Pattern

 

 

 

Knitting Patterns - Girls Sweater

 

Materials: Sock and sport yarn, 2 skeins each of 2 colors "A" and "B"; knitting needles, 1 pair each of sizes 1 and 3.

Size: For size 1 year, changes for size 2 years are in parentheses.

Measurements: Chest 20 1/2 (22) ins. Sleeves-Width 8 (8 1/2) ins.

Gauge: 8 sts = 1"; 16 rows = 1".

Back: With size 3 needles and A, cast on 79 (83) sts, drop A.

First row-right side-With B, k 3, * slip 1 st as to p, k 3; repeat from * to end.

2nd row-K 3, * p 1, k 3; repeat from * to end, drop B.

3rd row-With A, k 1, * slip 1, k 3; repeat from *, end slip 1, k 1.

4th row-K 1, * p 1, k 3; repeat from *, end p 1, k 1. Repeat these 4 rows for pattern, work until 7 1/2 (8) ins, from beginning, end with 4th pattern row.

Armholes-Bind off 4 sts at beginning of next 2 rows for underarm; 71 (75) sts. Work even until 3 1/2 (3 3/4) ins. above underarm; end on right side with first pattern row.

Next row-Work 20 (21) sts and slip to holder for left front, bind off 31 (33) sts for back of neck. Work 2 ins. on remaining sts, keeping pattern, end at neck edge with 3rd pattern row. Drop A.

Right Front: With extra strand of B, cast on 15 (18) sts on left hand needle for neck edge, take up A, continue across working the cast-on sts; 35 (39) sts. Work even until 8 ( 8 1/2) ins. from underarm of back, end with 4th pattern row. With A, cast on 4 sts for underarm; 39 (43) sts. With B continue pattern. Work even until same length as back form lower edge to underarm, end with 2md pattern row. Bind off with A.

Left Front: Slip sts from holder to needle. With A, beginning at neck edge work 2 ins. even, end at neck edge with B. With B cast on 15 (18) sts. Join A and work as for 3rd pattern row. Finish to correspond to right front casting on for underarm at opposite side.

Sleeves: With A and size 1 needles, cast on 41 (45) sts. K 9 rows-garter st.

Next row-K, increasing 1 st in every 4th st 10 times; 51 (55) sts. Drop A. Work pattern as for back, beginning with B and first pattern row, increasing 1 st each side every 1 in. 6 times, keeping pattern; 63 (67) sts, Work even until 8 (8 1/2) ins, or desired length from beginning. Bind off 4 sts at beginning of next 10 rows. Bind off 23 (27) sts.

Finishing: Sew seams. Sew in sleeves with seam at center underarm.

Front Borders - Left Front: With size 1 needles and A, cast on 6 sts. K until 10 (10 3/4) ins. Slip sts on holder. Right Front: Work as for left front until 1/2 (1) inch.

* row-K 2, bind off 2 sts for buttonhole, k to end. Cast on 2 sts over the 2 bound-off sts in next row. K 2 ins., including last buttonhole. Repeat from * until there are 5 buttonholes in all. Work even until same length as left front border. Sew borders to fronts.

Neck Border: K the 6 sts of right front border, pick up and k 13 (16) sts at front edge, 12 sts on shoulder edge, 30 (32) sts across back of neck, 12 sts on other shoulder edge, 13 (16) sts on left front edge, k across 6 border sts; 92 (100) sts. K 1 row.

First dec. row: Right side - K 16 (19), * k 2 tog, k 2, k 2 tog, k 6, k 2 tog, k 2, k 2 tog *, k 24 (26); repeat between *'s once, k 16 (19); 84 (92) sts. K 1 row. Next row, k 2, bind off 2 sts for 6th buttonhole, k to end. Cast on 2 sts over the 2 bound-off sts in next row.

2nd dec. row-K 15 (18), * k 2 tog, k 2, k 2 tog, k 4, k 2 tog, k 2, k 2 tog *, k 22 (24); repeat between *'s once, k to end. K 2 rows. Bind off 76 (84) sts. Finish buttonholes. Steam.

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