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Family Stripes

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This easy sweater pattern for the whole family incorporates stripes to keep things interesting. Shown in Bernat Denimstyle. Size 4.5mm (U.S. 7) and 5mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles.

4 yrs
23"
27"
6 yrs
25"
28"
8 yrs
26.5"
30"
10 yrs
28"
32"
12 yrs
30"
34"
Extra-Small
32"
36"
Small
34"
38"
Medium
36"
40"
Large
38"
43"
Extra-Large
40"
45"
2 Extra-Large
42"
47.5"
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His and Her: bust/chest measurement
23"
His and Her: finished bust/chest
27"

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MEASUREMENTS

His and Her: bust/chest measurement
4 yrs 23"
6 yrs 25"
8 yrs 26.5"
10 yrs 28"
12 yrs 30"
Extra-Small 32"
Small 34"
Medium 36"
Large 38"
Extra-Large 40"
2 Extra-Large 42"
His and Her: finished bust/chest
4 yrs 27"
6 yrs 28"
8 yrs 30"
10 yrs 32"
12 yrs 34"
Extra-Small 36"
Small 38"
Medium 40"
Large 43"
Extra-Large 45"
2 Extra-Large 47.5"

MATERIALS

Her Version
Denimstyle
Sizes4 yrs6 yrs8 yrs10 yrs12 yrsExtra-Small 
Main Color (MC)
()
233344
Contrast A
()
233344
Contrast B
()
222222
His Version
Denimstyle
Sizes4 yrs6 yrs8 yrs10 yrs12 yrsExtra-Small 
Main Color (MC)
()
233344
Contrast A
()
233344
Contrast B
()
222222
Sizes 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) and 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles. Size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) circular knitting needle 24 ins [60 cm] long for His Version or size needed to obtain gauge. 2 st holders.

GAUGE

18 sts and 24 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st with larger needles.

INSTRUCTIONS

Stripe Pat (worked in stocking st)
With B work 1 row.
With A, work 4 rows.
With MC, work 1 row.
With B, work 3 rows.
With A, work 3 rows.
With MC, work 4 rows.
With A, work 1 row.
With B, work 2 rows.
With A, work 2 rows.
With B, work 1 row.
With MC, work 8 rows.
These 30 rows form Stripe Pat.
Child's Version
Back
**With smaller needles and B, cast on 58 (58-62-70-74) sts. Break B.
Join MC and proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). K2. *P2. K2. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: P2. *K2. P2. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows of (K2. P2) ribbing for (--2-2) ins [4 (4-4-5-5) cm], ending with RS facing for next row and inc 3 (5-5-3-3) sts evenly across last row. 61 (63-67-73-77) sts.
Change to larger needles and proceed in Stripe Pat until work from beg measures 9 (10-11-12½-15) ins [23 (25.5-28-32-38) cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Armhole shaping: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 4 (4-4-5-6) sts beg next 2 rows. 53 (55-59-63-65) sts.**
Cont even in pat until armhole measures (6---7) ins [14 (15-16.5-16.5-18) cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape shoulders: Cast off 18 (18-19-20-20) sts beg next 2 rows. Leave rem 17 (19-21-23-25) sts on a st holder.
Front
Work from ** to ** as given for Back.
Cont even in pat until armhole measures 3 (---4) ins [7.5 (9-9-9-10) cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape neck: Next row: (RS). K22 (22-24-25-25) (neck edge). Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 2 rows, then on following alt rows until there are 18 (18-19-20-20) sts.
Cont even in pat until work measures same length as Back to beg of shoulders, ending with RS facing for next row. Cast off.
With RS of work facing, slip next 9 (11-11-13-15) sts onto a st holder. Join appropriate color to rem sts and knit to end of row. Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 2 rows, then on following alt rows until there are 18 (18-19-20-20) sts.
Cont even in pat until work from beg measures same length as Back to shoulders, ending with WS facing for next row. Cast off.
Sleeves
With smaller needles and B, cast on 30 (34-34-34-34) sts. Break B.
With MC, work in (K2. P2) ribbing as given for Back for (--2-2) ins [4 (4-4-5-5) cm], ending with RS facing for next row and inc 2 (0-2-2-4) sts evenly across last row. 32 (34-36-36-38) sts.
Change to larger needles and proceed in Stripe Pat, inc 1 st each end of needle on next and every following 6th row until there are 50 (54-58-58-64) sts.
Cont even in pat until Sleeve from beg measures 12½ (14½-15¾-16½-17¼) ins [33 (37-40-42-44.5) cm] ending with RS facing for next row. Cast off. Place markers 1 (1-1--) ins [2.5 (2.5-2.5-3-4) cm] on side edges down from cast off row.
Finishing
Collar: Sew right shoulder seam. With RS of work facing, MC and smaller needles, pick up and knit 16 (16-17-18-18) sts down left front neck edge. K9 (11-11-13-15) from front st holder, dec 0 (0-0-1-1) st at center. Pick up and knit 16 (16-17-18-18) sts up right front neck edge. K17 (19-21-23-25) from back st holder, dec 0 (0-0-1-1) st at center. 58 (62-66-70-74) sts.
Beg with a 2nd row, work in (K2. P2) ribbing as given for Back for 1½ ins [4 cm]. Change to B and work 1 row of (K2. P2) ribbing. Cast off in ribbing.
Sew left shoulder and neckband seam. Sew in sleeves placing rows above markers along cast off sts at Back and Front to form square armholes. Sew side and sleeve seams.
His and Her Version
Back
***With smaller needles and B, cast on 78 (82-86-94-98-102) sts. Break B.
Join MC and proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). K2. *P2. K2. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: P2. *K2. P2. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows of (K2. P2) ribbing for 2½ [6 cm], ending with RS facing for next row and inc 3 (3-5-3-3-5) sts evenly across last row. 81 (85-91-97-101-107) sts.
Change to larger needles and proceed in Stripe Pat until work from beg measures 15 (16-16½-17-17½-17½) ins [38 (40.5-42-43-44.5-44.5) cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape armholes: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 5 (6-7-8-8-9) sts beg next 2 rows. 71 (73-77-81-85-89) sts.
Next row: K2. Sl1K. K1. psso. Pat to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
Work 1 row even in pat.
Rep last 2 rows 5 (5-6-7-7-8) times more. 59 (61-63-65-69-71) sts.***
Cont even in pat until armhole measures 7 (7---9-) ins [18 (18-19-21.5-23-24) cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape back neck and shoulders: Next row: K15 (16-16-17-18-19) (neck edge). Turn.
Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
Next row: P2tog. Purl to end of row.
Next row: Cast off 6 (6-6-7-7-8) sts. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog.
Next row: P2tog. Purl to end of row. Cast off rem 6 (7-7-7-8-8) sts.
With RS of work facing slip next 29 (29-31-31-33-33) sts from spare needle onto a st holder. Join appropriate color to rem sts and knit to end of row.
Next row: Purl to last 2 sts. P2tog.
Next row: K2tog. Knit to end of row.
Next row: Cast off 6 (6-6-7-7-8) sts.
Purl to last 2 sts. P2tog.
Next row: Knit.
Cast off rem 6 (7-7-7-8-8) sts.
Front
Work from *** to *** as given for Back.
Cont even in pat until armhole measures (-4--5-) ins [9 (9-10-11.5-12.5-14) cm] for Her Version or (---4-) ins [6 (6-7-9-10-11.5) cm] for His Version, ending with RS facing for next row.
Her Version only: Shape neck: Next row: K20 (21-21-22-23-24) (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 12 (13-13-14-15-16) sts.
Cont even in pat until work measures same length as Back to beg of shoulder shaping, ending with RS facing for next row.
Shoulder shaping: Cast off 6 (6-6-7-7-8) sts beg next row.Work 1 row even. Cast off rem 6 (7-7-7-8-8) sts.
With RS of work facing, slip next 19 (19-21-21-23-23) sts onto a st holder. Join appropriate color to rem sts and knit to end of row. Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 4 rows, then on following alt rows until there are 12 (13-13-14-15-16) sts.
Cont even in pat until work measures same length as Back to beg of shoulder shaping, ending with WS facing for next row.
Shoulder shaping: Cast off 6 (6-6-7-7-8) sts beg next row.Work 1 row even. Cast off rem 6 (7-7-7-8-8) sts.
His Version only: V-neck shaping: Next row: (RS). K27 (28-29-30-32-33). K2tog. Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
Next row: P2tog. Purl to end of row.
Next row: Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog.
Rep last 2 rows 1 (1-2-0-1-1) time(s) more. 24 (25-24-29-29-30) sts.
Work 1 row even.
Next row: (RS). Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog.
Next row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 11 (11-10-14-13-13) times more. 12 (13-13-14-15-16) sts.
Cont even in pat until armhole measures same length as Back to beg of shoulder shaping, ending with RS facing for next row.
Shoulder shaping: Cast off 6 (6-6-7-7-8) sts beg next row. Purl 1 row even. Cast off rem 6 (7-7-7-8-8) sts.
With RS of work facing, join appropriate color to rem sts. Cast off center st. Sl 1. K1. psso. Knit to end of row.
Work right side as given for left side, reversing V-neck shaping.
Cont even in pat until armhole measures same length as Back before shoulder shaping, ending with WS facing for next row.
Shoulder shaping: Next row: Cast off 6 (6-6-7-7-8) sts. Purl to end of row. Knit 1 row even. Cast off rem 6 (7-7-7-8-8) sts.
Sleeves
With B and smaller needles, cast on 34 (34-34-42-42-42) sts. Break B.
With MC, work in (K2. P2) ribbing, as given for Back for 2½ ins [6 cm] ending with RS facing for next row and inc 6 (6-6-4-4-6) sts evenly across last row. 40 (40-40-46-46-48) sts.
Change to larger needles and proceed in Stripe Pat, inc 1 st each end of needle on next and every following 8th (8th-6th-6th-6th-6th) row until there are 58 (58-64-70-74-76) sts.
Cont even in pat until Sleeve from beg measures 17 (17-18-19-19-19) ins [33 (33-34.5-35.5-35.5-35.5) cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape top: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 3 (3-4-4-4-5) sts beg next 2 rows. 52 (52-56-62-66-66) sts.
Next row: (RS). K2. Sl1K. K1. psso. Knit to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
Next row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows until there are 42 (42-38-36-36-32) sts.
Next row: (RS). K2. Sl1K. K1. psso. Pat to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
Next row: P2. P2tog. Pat to last 4 sts. P2togtbl. P2.
Rep last 2 rows until there are 10 (10-10-12-12-12) sts. Cast off.
Finishing
Collar: Her Version: Sew right shoulder seam.
With RS of work facing, MC and smaller needles, pick up and knit 20 (20-20-22-22-22) sts down left front neck edge. K19 (19-21-21-23-23) from front st holder. Pick up and 20 (20-20-22-22-22) sts up right front neck edge and 3 sts down back right neck edge. K29 (29-31-31-33-33) from back st holder. Pick up and knit 3 sts up back left neck edge. 94 (94-98-102-106-106) sts. Beg with a 2nd row, work in (K2. P2) ribbing as given for Back for 3 ins [7.5 cm]. Change to larger needles and cont in ribbing until Collar from pick up row measures 7 ins [18 cm], ending with RS facing for next row. Cast off in ribbing.
Neckband: His Version: Sew shoulder seams.With RS of work facing,MC and circular needle, pick up and knit 36 (36-36-39-39-39) sts up right front V-neck edge and 3 sts down right back neck edge.
K29 (29-31-31-33-33) from back st holder, dec 1 (1-3-1-3-3) st(s) evenly across. Pick up and knit 3 sts up back left neck edge and 36 (36-36-39-39-39) sts down left front V-neck edge. 106 (106-106-114-114-114) sts.
Work 5 rows in (K2. P2) ribbing, as given for Back.
Break MC. With B, work 1 row of (K2. P2) ribbing, as before. Cast off in ribbing.
Sew sides of neckband in position, overlapping left side over right side.
Both Versions: Sew in sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams.