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Cables and Checks Set

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Colorwork patterns and cables combine in this adorable set for ages 6-24 months. Shown in Patons Astra.

6 mos
16ins [41 cm
20ins [51 cm]
12 mos
18ins [45 cm]
22ins [56 cm]
18 mos
20ins [51 cm]
25ins [63.5 cm]
2 yrs
22ins [56 cm]
28ins [71 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $18.66

Step 1:

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Size:

  • 6 mos
  • 12 mos
  • 18 mos
  • 2 yrs
Chest measurement
16ins [41 cm
Finished chest
20ins [51 cm]

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Main Color (MC)

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Contrast A

Astra | Purple, 02740 is discontinued. Click 'Edit Color' to select other shade.Edit Color
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Contrast B

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Takumi Bamboo Single Point Knitting Needles 13"-14"

Size 5/3.75mm
$5.69

Takumi Bamboo Single Point Knitting Needles 13"-14"

Size 6/4mm
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Plastic Straight Cable Needles

3/Pkg
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Materials not included in this kit:

2 buttons for Pullover.

The materials for this project cost $18.66

Abbreviations

C6B = Slip next 3 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K3, then K3 from cable needle.

Cr2B=Slip next stitch onto cable needle and leave at back (RS) of work. P1, then P1 from cable needle.

Cr4F = Slip next stitch onto cable needle and leave at front of work. K3, then K1 from cable needle.

P2tog = purl two stitches together

rep = repeat

Sl st = Slip stitch

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Chest measurement
6 mos 16ins [41 cm
12 mos 18ins [45 cm]
18 mos 20ins [51 cm]
2 yrs 22ins [56 cm]
Finished chest
6 mos 20ins [51 cm]
12 mos 22ins [56 cm]
18 mos 25ins [63.5 cm]
2 yrs 28ins [71 cm]

MATERIALS

Pullover only
Astra
Sizes6 mos12 mos18 mos2 yrs 
Main Color (MC)
()
2223
Astra (50 g/1.75 oz;147 m/161 yds)
Contrast A
Purple ()
1122
Contrast B
()
1122
Sizes 3.75 mm (U.S. 5) and 4 mm (U.S. 6) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension. One cable needle. 2 buttons for Pullover
Toque only
Astra
Sizes6 mos12 mos18 mos2 yrs 
Main Color (MC)
()
1111
Astra (50 g/1.75 oz;147 m/161 yds)
Contrast A
Purple ()
1111
Contrast B
()
1111
Pullover and Toque
Astra
Sizes6 mos12 mos18 mos2 yrs 
Main Color (MC)
()
3334
Astra (50 g/1.75 oz;147 m/161 yds)
Contrast A
Purple ()
2233
Contrast B
()
2233

GAUGE

22 sts and 30 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.

INSTRUCTIONS

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ).
Note: When working separate sections of colors, wind small balls of the colors to be used, one for each area of colour in the design.
Start new colors as indicated in instructions. To change colors, twist the two colors around each other where they meet, on WS, to avoid a hole.
Panel Pat (worked over 18 sts)
1st row: (RS). P6. C6B. P6.
2nd and alt rows: Knit all knit sts and purl all purl sts as they appear.
3rd row: P4. Cr5B. Cr5F. P4.
5th row: P2. Cr5B. P4. Cr5F. P2.
7th row: P2. K3. P8. K3. P2.
9th row: P2. Cr5F. P4. Cr5B. P2.
11th row: P4. Cr5F. Cr5B. P4.
12th row: As 2nd row.
These 12 rows form panel pat.

BACK
**With MC and smaller needles cast on 58 (66-74-82) sts.
1st row: (RS). K2. *P2. K2. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: P2. *K2. P2. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep these 2 rows (K2. P2) ribbing for 1½ ins [4 cm] ending on a 2nd row and inc 2 sts evenly across last row. 60 (68-76-84) sts.
Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as follows: 1st row: (RS). With A, K21 (25-29-33). With MC, work 1st row panel pat. Knit to end of row.
2nd row: With MC, P1. (MK) 10 (12-14-16) times. Work 2nd row panel pat. With A, purl to end of row.
3rd row: With A, P0 (0-2-0). K3 (1-3-3). (P3. K3) 3 (4-4-5) times. With MC, work 3rd row panel pat. With B, knit to end of row.
4th row: With B, (MK) 10 (12-14-16) times. P1. With MC, work 4th row panel pat. With A, (P3. K3) 3 (4-4-5) times. P3 (1-3-3). K0 (0-2-0).
5th row: With A, P0 (0-2-0). K3 (1-3-3). (P3. K3) 3 (4-4-5) times. With MC, work 5th row panel pat. Knit to end of row.
6th row: With MC, P1. (MK) 10 (12-14-16) times. Work 6th row panel pat. With A, purl to end of row.
7th row: With A, K0 (0-2-0). P3 (1-3-3). (K3. P3) 3 (4-4-5) times. With MC, work 7th row panel pat. With B, knit to end of row.
8th row: With B, (MK) 10 (12-14-16) times. P1. With MC, work 8th row panel pat. With A, (K3. P3) 3 (4-4-5) times. K3 (1-3-3). P0 (0-2-0).
9th row: With A, K0 (0-2-0). P3 (1-3-3). (K3. P3) 3 (4-4-5) times.
With MC, work 9th row panel pat.
Knit to end of row.
10th row: With MC, P1. (MK) 10 (12-14-16) times. Work 10th row panel pat. With A, purl to end of row.
Rows 3 to 10 form side pats. Panel pat is now in position.
Work a further 24 (32-36-44) rows pat, thus ending with RS facing for next row.
Proceed as follows:
1st row: With MC, K21 (25-29-33). Work appropriate row panel pat. With A, knit to end of row.
2nd row: With A, P21 (25-29-33). With MC, work appropriate row panel pat. (MK) 10 (12-14-16) times. P1.
3rd row:With B, K21 (25-29-33). With MC, work appropriate row panel pat. With A, (K3. P3) 3 (4-4-5) times. K3 (1-3-3). P0 (0-2-0).
4th row: With A, K0 (0-2-0). P3 (1-3-3). (K3. P3) 3 (4-4-5) times.
With MC, work appropriate row panel pat. With B, P1. (MK) 10 (12-14-16) times.
Side pats are now in position.
Shape armholes: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 5 (8-9-10) sts beg next 2 rows. 50 (52-58-64) sts.**
Cont even in pat until armhole measures 4½ (5-5½-6) ins [11.5 (12.5-14-15) cm] ending with RS facing for next row.
Shoulder shaping: Cast off 8 (8-10-12) sts beg next 2 rows.
Leave rem 34 (36-38-40) sts on a st holder.

FRONT
Work from ** to ** as given for Back.
Cont even in pat until armhole measures 2¾ (-3½-) ins [7 (8.5-9-9.5) cm] ending with RS facing for next row.
Neck shaping: Next row: Pat across 14 (14-17-20) sts (neck edge). Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 4 rows, then on following alt rows until there are 8 (8-10-12) sts.
Cont even in pat until armhole measures same length as Back to shoulder ending with RS facing for next row. Cast off.
With RS of work facing slip next 22 (24-24-24) sts from spare needle onto a st holder. Join yarn to rem sts and pat to end of row.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 4 rows, then on following alt rows until there are 8 (8-10-12) sts.
Cont even in pat until armhole measures same length as Back to shoulder ending with RS facing for next row. Cast off.
Sleeves
With MC and smaller needles cast on 34 (38-38-42) sts. Work 1½ ins [4 cm] in (K2. P2) ribbing as given for Back ending on a 2nd row and inc 5 (7-7-7) sts evenly across last row. 39 (45-45-49) sts.
Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). With MC, knit.
2nd row: With MC, P1. *MK. Rep from * to end of row.
3rd row: With B, knit.
4th row: With B, *MK. Rep from * to last st. P1. These 4 rows form pat.
Cont in pat inc 1 st each end of needle on next and following 6th (6th-4th-4th) rows to 47 (53-53-55) sts, taking inc sts into pat.

Sizes 18 mos and 2 yrs only:
Inc 1 st each end of needle on following 6th rows to (59-63) sts.

All sizes: Cont even in pat until Sleeve from beg measures 5½ (6-7-8) ins [14 (15-18-20.5) cm] ending with RS facing for next row. Place a marker at each end of last row.
Work a further 6 (10-10-12) rows in pat. Cast off.

FINISHING
Pin garment pieces to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth leaving to dry. Sew shoulder seams.
Neckband: Sew right shoulder seam. With RS of work facing, MC and smaller needles, pick up and knit 12 (12-13-16) sts down left front neck edge. Knit across 22 (24-24-24) sts from front st holder dec 4 sts evenly across. Pick up and knit 12 (12-13-16) sts up right front neck edge. Knit across 34 (36-38-40) sts from back st holder dec 6 sts evenly across. 70 (74-78-86) sts.
Beg and ending on a 2nd row, work 1¼ ins [3 cm] in (K2. P2) ribbing as given for Back. Cast off in ribbing.
Sew left shoulder and neckband seam leaving a 2 ins [5 cm] opening from neck edge.
Shoulder Edging: With RS of work facing, MC and smaller needles, pick up and knit 21 sts evenly along shoulder opening of Front and Back. Cast off knitways (WS).
Make 2 button loops on Front shoulder edge having first loop ½ inch [1 cm] in from neck edge and rem loop 1¼ ins [3 cm] in from first loop. Sew buttons of Back shoulder edge to correspond to loops.
Sew in sleeves placing rows above markers along cast off sts at armholes to form square armholes. Sew side and sleeve seams.

TOQUE
With MC and smaller needles cast on 98 (106) sts and work 3 ins [8 cm] in (K2. P2) ribbing as given for Back of Pullover ending on a 2nd row and inc 6 (10) sts evenly across last row. 104 (116) sts.
Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). With MC, P1. Work 1st row panel pat. With A, K33 (39). With MC, work 1st row panel pat. Knit to end of row.
2nd row: With MC, P2. (MK) 16 (19) times. Work 2nd row panel pat. With A, P33 (39). With MC, work 2nd row panel pat. K1.
3rd row: With MC, P1. Work 3rd row panel pat. With A, P3. (K3. P3) 5 (6) times. With MC, work 3rd row panel pat. With B, knit to end of row.
4th row: With B, P1. (MK) 16 (19) times. P1. With MC, work 4th row panel pat. With A, (K3. P3) 5 (6) times. K3. With MC, work 4th row panel pat. K1.
5th row: With MC, P1. Work 5th row panel pat. With A, P3. (K3. P3) 5 (6) times. With MC, work 5th row panel pat. Knit to end of row.
6th row: With MC, P2. (MK) 16 (19) times. Work 6th row panel pat. With A, P33 (39). With MC, work 6th row panel pat. K1.
7th row: With MC, P1. Work 7th row panel pat. With A, K3. (P3. K3) 5 (6) times. With MC, work 7th row panel pat. With B, knit to end of row.
8th row: With B, P1. (MK) 16 (19) times. P1. With MC, work 8th row panel pat. With A, (P3. K3) 5 (6) times. P3. With MC, work 8th row panel pat. K1.
9th row: With MC, P1. Work 9th row panel pat. With A, K3. (P3. K3) 5 (6) times. With MC, work 9th row panel pat. Knit to end of row.
10th row: With MC, P2. (MK) 16 (19) times. Work 10th row panel pat. With A, P33 (39). With MC, work 10th row panel pat. K1.
Rows 3 to 10 form side pat.
Panel pats are now in position.
Cont in pat until work from beg measures 8½ (9) ins [21.5 (23) cm] ending with RS facing for next row.
Next row: With MC, P1. (K2tog) 9 times. Pat across 33 (39) sts. With MC, (K2tog) 9 times. Pat to end of row. 86 (98) sts.
Next row: P2. (P2tog) 16 (19) times. With MC, P9. With A, (P2tog) 16 (19) times. P1. With MC, P10. 54 (60) sts. Break yarn leaving a long end. Draw end through rem sts and fasten securely. Sew centre back seam, reversing seam for cuff turn back.
Make pom-pom: Wind MC around 3 fingers approx 70 times.
Remove from fingers and tie tightly in centre. Cut through each side of loops. Trim to a smooth round shape. Sew to top of Toque.