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Child's Sweater
(fits 24-25in chest)

free pattern - stitch pattern Machine used: Brother electronic standard gauge
(can be adapted for any machine)

Materials: 4-ply yarn for the standard machine (sample done in Yeoman Cashmillon)

Tension: T7
Gauge: 8.4sts=11.8rws=1".

Size: Fits child with 24-25" chest

Download: DAK7 shape file and stitch pattern

Back:

  1. T4/4. Cast on 110 sts (L55-R55) in 1x1 ribbing. K 18 rws in 1x1 rib.
  2. Transfer ribber sts to main bed. COR. T7.
  3. Set machine to pattern and knit preselect row. RC000.
  4. K in pattern for 14 rws.
  5. K to RC148. Bind off 32 sts on each edge, knit center 46 sts off with waste yarn (We're going to pick these sts up later to knit a band).

free pattern - sweater front Front:

  1. K same as for back to RC119.
  2. Set machine for Holding.
  3. COR, Hold L55-R10.
  4. Shape right side neckline as follows:
    • Hold 3 sts at neck edge EOR 3x
    • Hold 1 st at neck edge EOR 3 x
    • Hold 1 st at neck edge every 3rd rw 1 x
    • K to RC148. 32 sts remain.
    • Bind off shoulder sts.
    • K sts in Hold with waste yarn (We're going to pick these sts up later to knit a band).
  5. Attach yarn at st L11 and place sts L55-L11 back into work.
  6. Shape neckline same as for right side.

free pattern - sleeve Sleeve: (make 2)

  1. T4/4. Cast on 64 sts (L32-R32) in 1x1 ribbing. K 18 rws in 1x1 rib.
  2. Transfer ribber sts to main bed. COR. T7.
  3. Set machine to pattern and knit preselect row. RC000.
  4. K in pattern for 14 rws at the same time, start increases.
  5. Starting at RC005, inc 1 st each edge every 5 rws 5x.
  6. Inc 1 st each edge every 6 rws 13x.
  7. Inc 1 st each edge every 7 rws 1x.
  8. K the 102 sts to RC 114. Bind off.

Neck Band:

  1. Sew one shoulder seam.
  2. Wrong side of fabric facing. Pick up all sts that were knit off with waste yarn.
  3. Transfer every other st to the ribber.
  4. K 10 rws 1x1 rib.
  5. Bind off.

Finishing:

  1. Sew remaining shoulder seam.
  2. Sew sleeves to armhole edge.
  3. Sew side seams.

Abbreviations:

  • COL = Carriage on Left
  • COR = Carriage on Right
  • T7 = tension dial set to 7
  • K = knit
  • R = right
  • L = left
  • L55 - R55 = place into work 55 sts to left of center and 55 sts to right of center
  • sts = stitches (st = stitch)
  • rws = rows (rw = row)
  • ndls = needles (ndl = needle)
  • inc = increase
  • dec = decrease

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