Casual Pullover

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Casual Pullover

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Collared pullover with springtime colors and fair isle edging. Shown in Patons Astra.

Sizes

4 yrs
24 ins [61 cm ]
30 ins [76 cm ]
6 yrs
26 ins [66 cm ]
32 ins [81.5 cm ]
8 yrs
28 ins [71 cm ]
34 ins [86.5 cm ]
10 yrs
32 ins [81.5 cm ]
38½ ins [98 cm ]
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The materials for this project cost $26.27

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Size:

  • 4 yrs
  • 6 yrs
  • 8 yrs
  • 10 yrs
To fit chest measurement
24 ins [61 cm ]
Finished chest measurement
30 ins [76 cm ]

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Contrast A

Astra | White, 02751Edit Color
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Contrast B

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Contrast C

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Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 24"

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Aluminum Stitch Holder

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The materials for this project cost $26.27

Abbreviations

Beg = beginning

pat = pattern

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

RS = right side

st(s) = stitch(es)

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

To fit chest measurement
4 yrs 24 ins [61 cm ]
6 yrs 26 ins [66 cm ]
8 yrs 28 ins [71 cm ]
10 yrs 32 ins [81.5 cm ]
Finished chest measurement
4 yrs 30 ins [76 cm ]
6 yrs 32 ins [81.5 cm ]
8 yrs 34 ins [86.5 cm ]
10 yrs 38½ ins [98 cm ]

MATERIALS

Pullover
Astra
Sizes4 yrs6 yrs8 yrs10 yrs 
Main Color (MC)
()
1111
Astra (50 g/1.75 oz;147 m/161 yds)
Contrast A
White (02751)
2333
Contrast B
()
4555
Contrast C
()
1111
Sizes 3.75 mm (U.S. 5) and 4 mm (U.S. 6) knitting needles. Size 3.75 mm (U.S. 5) circular needle 24 ins [60 cm] long for Collar or size needed to obtain tension. 2 st holders.

GAUGE

24 sts and 28 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles in fair isle pat.

INSTRUCTIONS

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ).

Note: When working from charts, 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 of sts it passes over.

BACK
**With B and smaller needles, cast on 79 (85-91-101) sts.
Change to MC and proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). *K1. P1. Rep from * to last st. K1.
This row forms seed st pat.
Work 5 rows more in seed st pat, inc 11 (11-11-13) sts evenly across last row. 90 (96-102-114) sts.
Change to larger needles and proceed as follows:
Work 1st and 2nd rows of Chart I reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right, noting the 12 st rep will be worked 7 (8-8-9) times. Rep these 2 rows twice more. Beg with 3rd row, work Chart I to end of chart. Rep 29th and 30th rows until work from beg measures 9½ (10-10½-10½) ins [24 (25.5-26.5-26.5) cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Armhole shaping: Cont rep 29th and 30th rows of Chart I, cast off 4 (4-6-6) sts beg next 2 rows. 82 (88-90-102) sts.**
Cont even in pat until armhole measures 5½ (6-6-) ins [14 (15- 15-19) cm], ending with RS facing for next row. Cast off.

FRONT
Work from ** to ** as given for Back.
Work 2 (2-2-6) rows even in pat.
Next row: (RS). Keeping cont of pat, dec 1 st at center of row. 81 (87-89-101) sts.
Placket Placement: Next row: (WS). Pat 35 (38-39-45) sts. With B, P11. Join 2nd ball of A, and pat to end of row.
Next row: (RS). Pat 35 (38-39-45) sts. With B, (P1. K1) 5 times. P1. Pat to end of row.
Next 5 rows: Pat 35 (38-39-45) sts. With B, work in seed st across next 11 sts. Pat to end of row.
Placket Opening: Next row: (RS). Pat 35 (38-39-45) sts. With B, work 5 sts seed st. Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
Pat across 40 (43-44-50) sts working 5 sts with B in seed st, as established, until Placket opening measures 1½ (2-2-) ins [4 (5-5- 6) cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Next row: Pat to last 6 sts. With B, work seed st to end of row.
Next row: With B, work 6 sts seed st. Pat to end of row.
Next row: Pat to last 7 sts. With B, work seed st to end of row.
Next row: With B, work 7 sts seed st. Pat to end of row.
Cont in this manner, adding 1 st to width of seed st placket every alt row, until seed st placket is 14 (15- 15-16) sts wide.
Cont even in pat until armhole measures 5½ (6-6-) ins [14 (15- 15-19) cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Next row: Cast off 26 (28-29-34) sts for shoulder. Leave rem 14 (15- 15-16) sts for Collar on a st holder.
With RS facing, join B to rem sts on spare needle. Cast off 1 st. Pat to end of row.
Cont across 40 (43-44-50) sts in pat working 5 sts with B in seed st, as established, until Placket opening measures 1½ (2-2-) ins [4 (5-5-6) cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Next row: With B, work 6 sts seed st. Pat to end of row.
Next row: Pat to last 6 sts. With B, work 6 sts seed st.
Next row: With B, work 7 sts seed st. Pat to end of row.
Next row: Pat to last 7 sts. With B, work 7 sts seed st.
Cont in this manner, adding 1 st to width of seed st placket every alt row, until seed st placket is 14 (15- 15-16) sts wide.
Cont even in pat until armhole measures 5 (6-6-) ins [14 (15- 15-19) cm], ending with WS facing for next row.
Next row: Cast off 26 (28-29-34) sts for shoulder. Leave rem 14 (15-15-16) sts for Collar on a st holder.

SLEEVES
With B and smaller needles, cast on 37 (37-41-41) sts. Change to MC and work 6 rows seed st as given for Back, inc 5 sts evenly across last row. 42 (42-46-46) sts.
Change to larger needles and proceed as follows:

Size 10 only: Work 1st and 2nd rows of Chart II in stocking stitch, reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right, noting the 4 st rep will be worked 11 times. Rows 1 and 2 form pat.
Cont in pat, inc 1 st at each end of needle on 3rd row, then every following 4th row to 54 sts, then on every following 6th row to 72 sts, taking inc sts into pat.

All sizes:Work Chart III in stocking st to end of chart, reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right, noting the 12 st rep will be worked 3 (3-3-6) times, inc 1 st each end of needle on 3rd (3rd-3rd-5th) and every following 4th (4th-4th-6th) row until there are 58 (62-62-82) sts.
Rep 33rd and 34th rows for rem pat, inc 1 st at each end of needle on every following 6th row from previous inc to 60 (74-74-84) sts, taking inc sts into pat.
Cont even in pat until work from beg measures 12 (13½-14-18) ins [30.5 (34.5-35.5-45.5) cm], ending with RS facing for next row. Cast off.

FINISHING
Pin garment pieces to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth leaving to dry.
Collar: Sew shoulder seams. With RS of work facing, B and circular needle, work seed st across 14 (15-15-16) sts on Right Front st holder. Pick up and knit 25 (27-27- 29) sts across Back neck edge.
Work seed st pat across 14 (15- 15-16) sts on Left Front st holder. 53 (57-57-61) sts.
Cont in seed st until Collar from beg measures 2½ ins [6 cm] ending with RS facing for next row. Cast off in pat.
Place markers ¾ (¾-1-1) ins [2 (2- 2.5-2.5) cm] down from cast-off edge at each side of sleeve. Sew in sleeves, placing rows above markers between cast-off sts at Front and Back armholes to form square armholes. Sew side and sleeve seams.