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Cuff-to-Cuff Children's Christmas Sweater

Difficulty level: ** Easy

Free Child Sweater Knitting Pattern

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

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

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Chest:  23 [25, 27, 28.5, 30] inches (58 [62, 68, 71, 75] cm)
Length: 13 [15, 16, 19, 21] inches (33 [38, 41, 48, 53] cm)

Materials: O-Wool Classic worsted weight yarn (100% wool) color Sumac (99 yards (90 meters) / 50 gr) - 5 (6, 7, 9, 10) skeins

Needle: US 7 (4.5 mm) circular (24")or straight OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE.

Gauge for moss st: 14 sts x 24 rows = 4" x 4" (10cm x 10cm)

Pattern Notes

Moss Stitch
Even number of sts

Rows 1-2: k 1, p 1
Rows 3-4: p 1, k 1
Repeat rows 1-4

Rib 1x1:
All rows: k 1, p 1

Selvedge stitches
The 1st and last stitch of the pattern are selvedge stitches. To make the edges of your work even and smooth 2 more stitches (selvedge stitches) are added. You should always slip the first stitch as if to knit and purl the last stitch. The selvedge stitches are not counted in the pattern unless otherwise specified.

Sweater

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

Sleeve

Cast on 24 (26, 26, 26, 28) sts (there are 2 selvedge sts included) and work moss st.
Work 52 (64, 70, 76, 82) rows, increasing the sleeve as follows:
increase by 1 st at the beginning and the end of the row in every 6th row 2 (6, 7, 8, 9) times;
increase by 1 st at the beginning and the end of the row in every 4th row 10 (7, 7, 7, 7) times;


Body

Row 53 (65, 71, 77, 83): at the end of this row cast on 24 (28, 34, 42, 48) 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 14 (16, 18, 20, 22) 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 44 (46, 46, 48, 48) rows.
In the next row (right side) work back sts, cast on 2 st and continue to work front sts.
Work another 14 (16, 18, 20, 22) rows for the other shoulder.


Sleeve

In the next right side row, bind off 24 (28, 34, 42, 48) sts at the beginning of the row, work to the end of the row, turn. Bind off 24 (28, 34, 42, 48) sts at the beginning of the wrong side row.

Work 52 (64, 70, 76, 82) 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 10 (7, 7, 7, 7) times;
decrease by 1 st at the beginning and the end of the row in every 6th row 2 (6, 7, 8, 9) times;
Bind off all sts.


Finishing

Sew side and sleeve seams.
Pick up and knit sts along the front neckline and work rib 1x1 for 6 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.
Decorate the sweater with embroidered patch.

Enjoy!

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Poster: sandra
October 28, 2015

Thank you so much love your patterns you must have grandkids.

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