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Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Just for Sweet Sue
Because Sue requested a raglan kids sweater like the little sister, I've got the big sister sweater. I posted a pic of "M is for Monster" in her new sweater a few weeks back - but never the pattern.
I'm giving up my notes here, it's not too exact but I think it will if you're looking for a sweater for a 4-6 year old. If you need further help just email me.
CO 32 - place marker and join in the round - work in k2,p2 ribbing for 2 inches.
Start working in stst - work 4 rounds even then start increases
Increase: PM, K1, Kfb, Knit to the last 2 sts, Kfb, K1 - repeat the increase every 6 rows until you have 54 stitches total. Work even in stst until the entire sleeve measures 12-14 inches (my girl is tall so I do her sleeves longer than most)
Put 10 sts on a holder for grafting and then the rest on a seperate holder to work into the rest of the sweater later.
If you didn't know - you have to do this twice. I don't know why I feel compelled to say this. I suppose it's the curse of the sleeve. If it doesn't say 2 maybe I actually don't have to make two!?!?
CO 140 - place marker and join in the round - work in k2,p2 ribbing for 2 inches.
Start working in stst - work until the entire piece measures 12-14 inches (again my girl is tall so I do her body longer too)
K60, put the next 10 sts on a holder for the underarm, pm, knit the 44 stitches from one of the sleeves,pm, K60, put the last 10 body sts on holder for the underarm, pm, knit the 44 stitches from one of the sleeves,pm.
Start chosen decreases with the next row and work them every other row. The rows you aren't decreasing you need to knit all.
Keep working in this manner until the neck looks almost right then I do a couple of short rows for the back (to make it taller) and I rib about an inch to an inch and a half for the neck. Loosely bind off.
If you haven't guessed yet, today is the last day of August and the last day to guess for the Baby contest. Get your guess in or I can't count it.