Patons® Classic Wool DK Superwash™ Kids Top-Down Striped Sweater

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by Patons® Design Team

Patons® Classic Wool DK Superwash™ Kids Top-Down Striped Sweater

The Patons® Classic Wool DK Superwash™ Kids Top-Down Striped Sweater can be knitted for either a boy or a girl - and in several different sizes too. Chances are you know a child who will look great in it!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2+ hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a tension of 22 sts and 28 rows (about 4 inch) with larger needles in stocking st to knit this sweater. Download template for knitting stitches and abbreviations not explained below. If the needles listed under supplies do not work, use the size that allows you to obtain the required tension.The instructions are written for the smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ). Choose the colors of yarn from the project supply list based on whether you are making this for a girl or a boy. For the girl's version of this sweater, MC: Eggplant; A: Green; B: Black. For the boy's version, MC: Black; A: Red; B: Green You will need 3 skeins of MC to knit this Sweater for sizes 4 and 6; 4 skeins for sizes 8 and 10. You will need 2 skeins of A to knit this sweater for size 4; 3 skeins for sizes 6, 8 and 10. You will need 2 skeins of B to knit this sweater in 4 and 6; 3 skeins for sizes 8 and 10. Note: Body is worked in one piece from the top down. Special Stitch: Stripe Pat (knit all rnds) A - 1. B - 3. MC - 2. A - 5. B - 1. MC - 7. A - 2. B - 5. MC - 1. A - 7. B - 2. MC - 3. These 39 rnds form Stripe PatSizes: 4 (6, 8, 10) To fit chest measurement: 23 (25, 26-1/2, 28) inch Finished chest: 28 (30-32-34) inch.
  • 2
    Yoke: With set of four smaller double-pointed needles and MC, cast on 84 (84, 92, 104) 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 inch.
  • 3
    Change to larger needles and knit in Stripe Pat as follows: 1st rnd: *K13 (13, 15, 17). M1. (Place marker on last st). K29 (29, 31, 35). M1 (place marker on last st). Rep from * once more. 88 (88, 96, 108) 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) times more. 240 (264, 280, 300) sts. Note: Move sts to circular needle when necessary. Knit 1 (1, 1, 3) rnd(s) even.
  • 4
    Divide for Body and Sleeves: Slip first 52 (58, 62, 66) sts onto length of yarn for right sleeve. Cast on 4 (4, 6, 6) sts. K68 (74, 78, 84) for front. Slip next 52 (58, 62, 66) sts onto length of yarn for left sleeve. Cast on 4 (4, 6, 6) sts. K68 (74, 78, 84) for back. Join in rnd, placing marker on first st. 144 (156, 168, 180) sts.
  • 5
    Body: Cont in Stripe Pat until work from dividing rnd measures 11 (12, 12-1/2, 13-1/2 inch) Change to smaller needles, MC and proceed in (K2. P2) ribbing as given for neck for 2 inch. Cast off in ribbing.
  • 6
    Sleeves: Join appropriate color to right sleeve sts. With set of 4 larger needles, K52 (58, 62, 66). Cast on 4 (4, 6, 6) sts. Divide sts on 3 needles. Join in rnd, placing marker after 2nd (2nd, 3rd, 3rd) cast on st. 56 (62, 68, 72) sts. Cont in Stripe Pat, work 16 (12, 12, 6) rnds even. Dec 1 st at each side of marker on next and every following 6th rnd until there are 50 (54, 60, 60) sts, then every following 4th rnd until there are 44 (44, 48, 48) sts. Knit even in Stripe Pat until work from dividing rnd measures 7-1/2 (8-1/2, 9-1/2, 10-1/2) inch.
  • 7
    Change to smaller set of 4 needles, MC and proceed in (K2. P2) ribbing for 2 inch. Cast off in ribbing.
  • 8
    Sew underarm seams.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2+ hours

Project Supplies

  • Patons® Classic Wool DK Superwash™ Yarn Eggplant 104740447
  • Patons® Classic Wool DK Superwash™ Yarn Green 104740445
  • Patons® Classic Wool DK Superwash™ Yarn Black 104740429
  • Patons® Classic Wool DK Superwash™ Yarn Red 104740457
  • Clover Takumi Bamboo Premium Circular Knitting Needles U.S. 4/3.5 mm 104236623
  • Circular Knitting Needles 20 inch (50 cm) U.S. 6/4.0 mm
  • Clover Takumi Premium Double Pointed Needles U.S. No. 4/3.5 mm 5 pc. 104236694
  • Clover Takumi Premium Double Pointed Needles U.S. No. 6/4.0 mm 5 pc. 104236676
  • Clover Jumbo Locking Stitch Markers 12 pc. 104239629
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