Girl's Knitted Sweater, Free Knitting Pattern

Girl's Knitted Sweater Knitting Pattern

SIZE: 3-4 Years.

Materials Required:

American Thread Company "Dawn" or "Clover Leaf" Shetland Floss: 6 Balls, White or Colors.

1 Pr. each, Knitting Needles #2 and #3, 14 inches long

1 - 12-inch Talon Slide Fastener.

GAUGE: 12 sts = 2 inches; 18 rows = 2 inches.

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Pattern. 1st row: K 1 st, P 1 st. 2nd row: Knit.

BACK. On #2 needles cast on 78 sts and work in ribbing (K 1, P 1) for 2 inches.

Change to #3 needles and work in pattern for 7 inches.

Next 2 rows: Bind off 3 sts at the beginning of each row.

Next 6 rows: Decrease 1 st at the beginning of each row and work even until armhole measures 4½ inches, change to #2 needles and K 6 rows for yoke.

Next row: K 22, place these on a st holder, bind off 22 sts for back of neck and start front on remaining 22 sts. Continue in pattern. Work 4 rows even.

Cast On 13 sts for front of neck and work 4 rows even. Change to #3 needles and continue front same as back to the ribbing. Place sts on a st holder and work other front to correspond. Join fronts and on #2 needles work 2 inches of ribbing.

SLEEVE. With #3 needles pick up 58 sts around armhole, work 6 rows in knitting then 8½ inches of pattern. Change to #2 needles and work ribbing for 10½ inches. Make other sleeve to correspond.

COLLAR. With #3 needles cast on 25 sts and K plain for 12 inches.

Sew underarm seams attach collar and finish fronts with a Talon Slide Fastener.

This sweater may also be made in "Dawn" or "Clover Leaf" Saxony or "Dawn" or "Clover Leaf" Lustre Wool.

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