Hipster Sweater and Hat
Lion Brandฎ Vanna's Choice® Baby - Vanna's Choice®
16 sts + 22 rnds = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k every rnd). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size
specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be
sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what
the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person.
If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller
size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
Making a Gauge Swatch
K2, p2 Rib (worked in rnds)
Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from * around.
Rep Rnd 1 for K2, p2 Rib.
Sweater is worked in one piece from the neck down.
Stripe Sequence is maintained throughout sweater and hat.
Only one complete repetition of Stripe Sequence is worked.
Work 10 (11, 13) rnds with A, 12 (13, 14) rnds with B, 9 rnds with C, 6 rnds with D, 5 rnds with A, 4 rnds with E, 6 rnds with B, 6 rnds with F, 4 rnds with D, 12 (13, 14) rnds with C, 7 (10, 11) rnds with E.
Work 1 row with A, 6 rows with B, 5 rows with C, 4 rows with D, 3 rows with A, 2 rows with E, 4 rows with B, 4 rows with F, 2 rows with D, 2 rows with C.
With double-pointed needles and A, cast on 68 (72, 76) sts. Divide sts evenly onto 4 needles and join, being careful not to twist sts. Place marker for beg of rnd.
Rnds 1-3: Work in K2, p2 Rib.
Begin following Stripe Sequence throughout.
Rnd 4 (Set Up): K8 (for sleeve), place marker, k26 (28, 30) (for front), place marker, k8 (for sleeve), place marker, k26 (28, 30) (for back).
Rnd 5: Knit.
Rnd 6 (Inc): Inc in first st, (k to 1 st before marker, inc in this st, sl marker, inc in next st) 3 times, k to last st, inc in last st-76 (80, 84) sts.
Rnd 7: Knit.
Note: Continuing in Stripe Sequence, rep last 2 rnds 10 (11, 12) times-156 (168, 180) sts. Change to circular needle when sts have been sufficiently increased.
Next Rnd (Inc): K to marker, sl marker, inc in next st, k to 1 st before next marker, inc in this st, sl marker, k to next marker, sl marker, inc in next st, k to last st, inc in last st-160 (172, 184) sts.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Continuing in Stripe Sequence, rep last 2 rnds 3 times-172 (184, 196) sts. Remove markers.
Continuing in Stripe Sequence, work even in St st (k every rnd) until piece measures 7 (7 1/2, 8) in. (18 (19, 20.5) cm) from beg.
Divide for Body and Sleeves
Next Rnd: K30 (32, 34) (for sleeve), sl 56 (60, 64) sts on one holder (for front), sl next 30 (32, 34) sts on second holder (for second sleeve), sl remaining 56 (60, 64) sts on third holder (for back).
Divide sleeve sts evenly onto double pointed needles. Join and place marker for beg of rnd.
Working on sleeve sts only, continue in Stripe Sequence and St st until there are 16 rnds of Stripe Sequence remaining to be worked.
Continue in Stripe Sequence and St st, inc 2 sts evenly spaced every other rnd 8 times-46 (48, 50) sts.
With E, work 3 rnds in K2, p2 Rib. Bind off.
Sl sts of second sleeve onto double pointed needles, join yarn and work as for first sleeve.
Sl sts of back and front onto circular needle. Join yarn, join into rnd and place marker for beg of rnd-112 (120, 128) sts.
Continue in Stripe Sequence and work in St st until Stripe Sequence has been completed.
With E, work 3 rnds in K2, p2 Rib. Bind off.
Weave in ends.
With smaller needles and A, cast on 76 sts.
Rows 1-3: Work in K2, p2 Rib.
Change to circular needle, working back and forth as if with straight needles.
Beginning with a knit row, work in St st, following Hat Color Sequence, until entire 33 rows of sequence have been worked.
Next Row (WS): With C, *p17, p2tog; rep from * across 72 sts.
Row 2: *K7, k2tog; rep from * across 64 sts.
Row 3: *P6, p2tog; rep from * across 56 sts.
Row 4: *K5, k2tog; rep from * across 48 sts. Change to E.
Row 5: With E, *p4, p2tog; rep from * across 40 sts.
Row 6: *K3, k2tog; rep from * across 32 sts.
Row 7: *P2, p2tog; rep from * across 24 sts.
Row 8: *K1, k2tog; rep from * across 16 sts.
Row 9: (P2tog) 8 times 8 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Draw tail through remaining sts, pull tightly together and fasten off.
Sew underarm seams of Sweater and back seam of Hat. Weave in ends.
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