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Little Boy's Cuff-to-Cuff Sweater

Difficulty level: *** Intermediate

Free Child Sweater Knitting Pattern

The sweater is knitted from cuff to cuff as one piece with side seams.

Sizes: 2 (4, 6, 8, 10). Shown in size 2.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Chest:  23 [25, 27, 28.5, 30] inches (58 [62, 68, 71, 75] cm)

Materials: Sublime Yarns Organic Merino Wool DK weight yarn, 113 yards (103 meters) /50 gr, (shop for this yarn here!)
color 114 Twig - 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) balls.

Needle: US 6 (4.0 mm) straight, circular (21") and dpn OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE.

Gauge for Belt Welt pattern: 22 sts x 34 rows = 4"x4" (10cm x 10cm)

Pattern Notes

Belt Welt Pattern

Multiple of 6 sts plus 2

Rows 1 and 3 (right side): knit
Rows 2 and 4: purl
Rows 5 and 7: k 2, *p 4, k 2, rep from *
Rows 6 and 8: p 2, *k 4, p 2, rep from *
Repeat rows 1-8.

Sweater

Sleeve

Cast on 40 sts (38 sts plus 2 selvedge sts) and work Belt Welt pattern.
Work 74 (90, 98, 108, 116) rows, increasing the sleeve as follows:
increase by 1 st at the beginning and the end of the row in every 8th row 7 (6, 7, 3, 0) times;
increase by 1 st at the beginning and the end of the row in every 6th row 3 (7, 7, 14, 18) times;
increase by 1 st at the beginning and the end of the row in every 4th row 0 (0, 0, 0, 2) times;

Body

Row 75 (91, 99, 109, 117): at the end of this row cast on 40 (49, 60, 69, 84) sts. At the end of
the next row, cast on the same amount of sts. These are body stitches, which form the front
and the back.
Work back and front for 18 (22, 26, 28, 30) rows.
In the next row, bind off 2 sts in the middle of the row and continue to work back and front
separately.
Work pattern for 64 (68, 68, 68, 72) rows.
In the next row (right side) work back sts, cast on 2 st and continue to work front sts.
Work another 18 (22, 26, 28, 30) rows for other shoulder.

Sleeve

In the next right side row, bind off 40 (49, 60, 69, 84) sts at the beginning of the row, work to the end of the row, turn. Bind off 40 (49, 60, 69, 84) sts at the beginning of the wrong side row.

Work 74 (90, 98, 108, 116) rows for the other sleeve, decreasing as follows:
decrease by 1 st at the beginning and the end of the row in every 4th row 0 (0, 0, 0, 2) times;
decrease by 1 st at the beginning and the end of the row in every 6th row 3 (7, 7, 14, 18) times;
decrease by 1 st at the beginning and the end of the row in every 8th row 7 (6, 7, 3, 0) times;
Bind off all sts.

Finishing

Sew on side and sleeve seams.
Pick up and knit 40 (44, 44, 44, 46) sts along the front neckline and work rib 1x1 for 4 rows.

Bind off. Repeat the same for back neckline. Sew on the ends, overlapping the short ends and
sew on to the sides.
Pick up and knit sts along the sleeve bottoms on dpn needles and work rib 1x1 for 10 rows.
Bind off.
Pick up and knit sts along the bottom of the sweater on circular needles and work rib for 10
rounds. Bind off.

Enjoy!

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Comments

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Poster: Eunice Robertson
December 3, 2014

Just right for my grandson. Thanks for sharing this.
Poster: Mary Scheepers
October 31, 2014

Thank you very much

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