Andrew's Stripes

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Andrew's Stripes

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This fun, bold striped kids' sweater makes a statement. Shown in Patons Canadiana. Size 4.5mm (U.S. 7) and 5mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles.

Sizes

4 yrs
23 ins [58.5 cm]
26 ins [66 cm]
6 yrs
25 ins [63.5 cm]
28 ins [71 cm]
8 yrs
26½ ins [67.5 cm]
30 ins [76 cm]
10 yrs
28 ins [71 cm]
32 cm [81.5 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $39.84

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • 4 yrs
  • 6 yrs
  • 8 yrs
  • 10 yrs
To fit chest measurement
23 ins [58.5 cm]
Finished chest measurement
26 ins [66 cm]

Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Contrast A

Canadiana | Navy, 10110Edit Color
$5.49

Contrast B

Canadiana | Cardinal, 10707Edit Color
$5.49

Contrast C

Canadiana | Royal Blue, 10134Edit Color
$5.49

Contrast D

Canadiana | Aran, 10008Edit Color
$5.49

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 7/4.5mm
$3.95

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 8/5mm
$3.95

Double Ended Stitch Holder 5-1/4"

Sizes 5-11 2/Pkg
$9.98
The materials for this project cost $39.84

Abbreviations

Beg = beginning

Inc = Increase(ing)

K = knit

P = purl

pat = pattern

RS = right side

st(s) = stitch(es)

tog = together

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

To fit chest measurement
4 yrs 23 ins [58.5 cm]
6 yrs 25 ins [63.5 cm]
8 yrs 26½ ins [67.5 cm]
10 yrs 28 ins [71 cm]
Finished chest measurement
4 yrs 26 ins [66 cm]
6 yrs 28 ins [71 cm]
8 yrs 30 ins [76 cm]
10 yrs 32 cm [81.5 cm]

MATERIALS

Canadiana (100 g/3.5 oz;187 m/205 yds)
Sizes4 yrs6 yrs8 yrs10 yrs 
Contrast A
Navy (10110)
1122
Contrast B
Cardinal (10707)
1122
Contrast C
Royal Blue (10134)
1122
Contrast D
Aran (10008)
1122
Sizes 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) and 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension. 4 st holders.

GAUGE

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 (-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.