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Top Down Super Stripes

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These top down striped sweaters are a classic cool-weather piece for stylish kids. Shown in Patons Astra.

Sizes

4 yrs
23 ins [58.5 cm]
26 ins [66 cm]
6 yrs
25 ins [63.5 cm]
28.5 ins [72.5 cm]
8 yrs
26.5 ins [67.5 cm]
30.5 ins [77.5 cm]
10 yrs
28 ins [71 cm]
32.75 ins [83 cm]
12 yrs
30 ins [76 cm]
35 ins [89 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $72.15

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

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

Version

Step 2:

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

Main Color (MC)

Astra | Dark Tan, 02013Edit Color
$11.97

Contrast A

Astra | Medium Tan, 02020Edit Color
$7.98

Contrast B

Astra | Hot Orange, 08628Edit Color
$7.98

Denise Interchangeable Circular Needles US 6/4mm

20"
$9.00

Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 24"

Size 4/3.5mm
$8.49

Takumi Bamboo Double Point Knitting Needles 7" 5/Pkg

Size 4/3.5mm
$9.25

Takumi Bamboo Double Point Knitting Needles 7" 5/Pkg

Size 6/4mm
$9.49

Bead Stitch Markers

Pink 3/Pkg
$7.99
The materials for this project cost $72.15

Abbreviations

Alt = alternate(ing)

Beg = beginning

cont = continue(ity)

Dec = decrease(ing)

K = knit

M1 = Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop.

P = purl

pat = pattern

rep = repeat

rnd(s) = round(s)

RS = right side

st(s) = stitch(es)

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

To fit chest measurement
4 yrs 23 ins [58.5 cm]
6 yrs 25 ins [63.5 cm]
8 yrs 26.5 ins [67.5 cm]
10 yrs 28 ins [71 cm]
12 yrs 30 ins [76 cm]
Finished chest measurement
4 yrs 26 ins [66 cm]
6 yrs 28.5 ins [72.5 cm]
8 yrs 30.5 ins [77.5 cm]
10 yrs 32.75 ins [83 cm]
12 yrs 35 ins [89 cm]

MATERIALS

Boy's Version
Patons Astra (50 g/1.75 oz;147 m/161 yds)
Sizes4 yrs6 yrs8 yrs10 yrs12 yrs 
Main Color (MC)
Dark Tan (02013)
33445
Contrast A
Medium Tan (02020)
23345
Contrast B
Hot Orange (08628)
22345
Sizes 3.5 mm (U.S. 4) and 4 mm (U.S. 6) circular knitting needles 20" [50 cm] long. Set of four sizes 3.5 mm (U.S. 4) and 4 mm (U.S. 6) double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension. 4 stitch markers.
Girl's Version
Patons Astra (50 g/1.75 oz;147 m/161 yds)
Sizes4 yrs6 yrs8 yrs10 yrs12 yrs 
Main Color (MC)
Hot Pink (08416)
33445
Contrast A
Medium Grey (02728)
23345
Contrast B
Oz (08200)
23345
Sizes 3.5 mm (U.S. 4) and 4 mm (U.S. 6) circular knitting needles 20" [50 cm] long. Set of four sizes 3.5 mm (U.S. 4) and 4 mm (U.S. 6) double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension. 4 stitch markers.

GAUGE

22 sts and 28 rows = 4" [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 ( ).

Stripe Pat (knit all rnds): B - 1. A - 6. B - 1. MC - 2. B - 1. A - 4. B - 1. MC - 6.
B - 1. A - 2. B - 1. MC - 4. These 30 rnds form Stripe Pat.

Note: Body is worked in one piece from top down.

Yoke
Neckband:
With set of four smaller double-pointed needles and MC, cast on 84 (84-92-104-112) sts. Join in rnd, placing marker on first st.
1st rnd: *K2. P2. Rep from * around.
Rep this rnd of (K2. P2) ribbing for 2" [5 cm].

Change to larger needles and knit in Stripe Pat as follows:
1st rnd: *K13 (13-15-17-19). M1. (Place marker on last st). K29 (29-31-35-37). M1 (place marker on last st). Rep from * once more. 88 (88-96-108-116) sts.
2nd and alt rnds: Knit.
3rd rnd: *Knit to marked st. M1. K1. M1. Rep from * 3 times more.
Rep last 2 rnds 18 (21-22-23-25) times more. 240 (264-280-300-324) sts.
Note: Move sts to circular needle when necessary.
Knit 1 (1-1-3-3) rnd(s) even in pat.

Divide for Body and Sleeves: Slip first 52 (58-62-66-72) sts onto length of yarn for right sleeve. Cast on 4 (4-6-6) sts. K68 (74-78-84-90) for front. Slip next 52 (58-62-66-72) sts onto length of yarn for left sleeve. Cast on 4 (4-6-6-6) sts. K68 (74-78-84-90) for back. Join in rnd, placing marker on first st. 144 (156-168-180-192) Body sts.

Body: Cont in Stripe Pat until work from dividing row measures 11 (12-121/2-131/2-15)" [28 (30.5-32-34.5-38) cm].
Change to smaller needle, MC and knit 1 rnd. Proceed in (K2. P2) ribbing as given for neckband for 2" [5 cm]. Cast off in ribbing.


SLEEVES: Join appropriate color to right sleeve sts. K52 (58-62-66-72).
With larger set of double-pointed needles, pick up and knit 4 (4-6-6-6) sts. Join in rnd, placing marker after 2nd (2nd-3rd-3rd-3rd) picked up st. 56 (62-68-72-78) sts.
Work 16 (12-12-6-6) rnds even in Stripe Pat.
Dec 1 st at each side of marker on next and every following 6th rnd until there are 50 (54-60-60-64), then every following 4th rnd until there are 44 (44-48-48-48) sts.

Knit even in Stripe Pat until work from dividing rnd measures 71/2 (81/2-91/2-101/2-14)" [19 (21.5-24-26.5-35.5) cm].

Change to smaller needles, MC and knit 1 rnd.
Proceed in (K2. P2) ribbing as given for neckband for 2" [5 cm]. Cast off in ribbing.