Monster Pullover

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Monster Pullover

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Toddlers will love this whimsical and fun monster-themed pullover. Shown in Bernat Sheep(ish) by Vickie Howell.

Sizes

2 yrs
24 ins [61 cm]
11.5 ins [29 cm]
4 yrs
26 ins [66 cm]
13.5 ins [34.5 cm]
6 yrs
28 ins [71 cm]
15 ins [38 cm]
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Size:

  • 2 yrs
  • 4 yrs
  • 6 yrs
Chest
24 ins [61 cm]
Length
11.5 ins [29 cm]

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Contrast A

Vickie Howell Sheep(ish) | Chartreuse(ish), 00020Edit Color
$11.97

Contrast B

Vickie Howell Sheep(ish) | Black(ish), 00001Edit Color
$3.99

Contrast C

Vickie Howell Sheep(ish) | White(ish), 00004Edit Color
$3.99

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 8/5mm
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Circular Aluminum Knitting Needles 16"

Size 8/5mm
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The materials for this project cost $34.64

Abbreviations

1x1 ribbing (worked back and forth on odd number of sts): = Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * around to last st. K1. Rnd 2: *P1, k1; rep from * around to last st. P1.

1x1 ribbing (worked in-the-round on even number of sts): = Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * around.

Approx = approximately

cont = continue(ity)

Dec = decrease(ing)

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

rnd(s) = round(s)

RS = right side

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Chest
2 yrs 24 ins [61 cm]
4 yrs 26 ins [66 cm]
6 yrs 28 ins [71 cm]
Length
2 yrs 11.5 ins [29 cm]
4 yrs 13.5 ins [34.5 cm]
6 yrs 15 ins [38 cm]

MATERIALS

Vickie Howell Sheep(ish) (85 g/3. oz;153 m/167 yds)
Sizes2 yrs4 yrs6 yrs 
Contrast A
Chartreuseish (00020)
334
Contrast B
Blackish (00001)
111
Contrast C
Whiteish (00004)
111
Size 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge. Size 5 mm (U.S. 8) circular knitting needle, 16" [40.5 cm] long. Tapestry needle.

GAUGE

In Stocking stitch, 18 sts x 24 rows = 4" [10 cm].

INSTRUCTIONS

Note:Monster Eyes chart can be worked intarsia style by working chart as indicated in pattern or the eyes can be embroidered on later using duplicate stitch. Outlines and mouth are embroidered last.
BACK:Using A and straight needles, cast on 57 (61, 65) sts. Work back and forth in 1x1 ribbing for 1" , inc 1 st on last row--58 (62, 66) sts. Change to St st and work until piece measures 11 1/2(13 1/2, 15)" [29 (34.5, 38) cm] from beg. Leave sts on holder for shoulders and Back neck.
FRONT:Work same as Back until piece measures 5 1/2 (7, 8)" [14 (18, 20.5) cm] from beg. Work Monster Eye chart if desired (or work later in duplicate stitch). Cont in St st until piece measures 9 1/2(11 1/2, 13)" [24 (29, 33) cm] from beg, ending with a WS row.
Shape neck
Next row (RS):Work 23 (25, 26) sts, join 2nd ball of yarn, knit across center 12 (12, 14) sts and place them on a holder for Front neck, cont across rem 23 (25, 26) sts. Working both sides of neck at the same time with separate balls of yarn, cast off 3 sts at neck edge once, then 2 (3, 3) sts once. Work even on rem 18 (19, 20) sts until piece measures same as Back to shoulder.
Join shoulders using 3-ndl cast off. Leave rem 22 (24, 26) Back neck sts on holder. Measure 7 (8 1/2, 9 1/2)" [18 (21.5, 24) cm] up from cast on edge on Front and Back. Place markers at each edge for Sleeve placement.
SLEEVES:With RS facing and A, pick up and k42 (48, 54) sts between markers. Work in St st, dec 1 st at each edge every 6th row 7 (10, 12) times. Work even on rem 28 (28, 30) sts until Sleeve measures 10 (11, 12)" [25.5 (28, 30.5) cm] or desired length, dec 1 st on last row. Work back and forth in 1x1 ribbing for 1" [2.5 cm]. Cast off.
FINISHING
Sew side and Sleeve seams.
Neck edging:With RS facing, using circular needles and A, k22 (24, 26) Back neck sts. pick up and k approx 15 sts along neck edge, k12 (12, 14) center Front sts, pick up and k approx 15 sts along neck edge. Join and work around in 1x1 ribbing for 1" (2.5 cm). Cast off.