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Home : Patterns : Lacy Short Sleeved Sweater
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Lacy Short Sleeved Sweater

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Lion Brand® Baby Wool
Pattern #: L0204AD
Rating: ***2.9 (based on 12 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)

SIZE:

12-18 months (2-3 years, 4-5 years)
Finished Chest 21 (22 1/2, 25 1/2) in. (53.5 (57, 65) cm)
Finished Length 11 1/2 (12 1/2, 14) in. (29 (32, 35.5) cm)
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.



CORRECTIONS: (applied Dec 8, 2012)
NOTE
The increases in this design (M1 and k1below) are not worked using a stitch that is on your left hand needle. Instead, the M1is worked into the horizontal thread between sts and the K1below is worked into a st directly below a st on the needle.
Since the stitch that is on your left hand needle is not part of these increases, it continues to count as the first stitch of the next pattern repeat.

SWEATER
Yoke
With straight needles, cast on 56 (56, 63 64) sts.

Size 12-18 months ONLY

Rnd 2 (Inc Rnd):
*M1 k1below (inc made), place marker (pm), k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, k1below M1 (inc made); rep from * to end of row - 72 sts at the end of this row.

Rnd 7-9: Rep Rnds 3-5.
Next Rnd (Increase): * M1 k1below, k1, M1, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, M1, k1, k1below M1; rep from * to end of row - 104 sts at the end of this row.

Size 2-3 years ONLY
Next Rnd (Inc Rnd):
*K4, M1, k5 k6, k2tog, yo, k3 k1, yo, ssk, k5 k6, M1, k4; rep from * to end of rnd - 216 sts.
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
 
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Baby Wool

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Baby Wool
Coral Blue Bell Sunflower Sprout Alpine Meadow Bouquet
*Baby Wool (Article #823). 100% Total Easy Care Wool; package size: Solids: 1.75oz (50g), 98yds (90m)
Prints: 1.4oz (40g), 79yds (72m)

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Lacy Short Sleeved Sweater

Lion Brand® Baby Wool

GAUGE:

19 sts + 26 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in pattern.

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

STITCH EXPLANATION:

NOTE
The increases in this design (M1 and k1below) are not worked using a stitch that is on your left hand needle. Instead, the M1is worked into the horizontal thread between sts and the K1below is worked into a st directly below a st on the needle.
Since the stitch that is on your left hand needle is not part of these increases, it continues to count as the first stitch of the next pattern repeat.

K1below (knit 1 in row below) An increase worked by knitting into the st directly under the next st on the left hand needle - 1 st increased. Note: Knitting 1 in the row below (k1below) will make a new st on your right hand needle, do NOT drop the st from your left hand needle.
M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle. Knit this new stitch through the back loop - 1 st increased.
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog - 1 st decreased.

NOTES:

1. Sweater is knit in one piece from the top down. The yoke (top portion of the sweater) is worked in a lacy pattern and the lower portion (body) is worked in k1, p1 ribbing. 2. The first 4 rows are knit back and forth on 2 straight needles (not the dpns) to make a center back neck slit, then the sts are joined and worked in the rnd on dpns.
3. Stitch markers are used to mark increases and to separate reps of the lacy pattern. When working the lacy pattern, count your sts at the end of each row.
4. When yoke is complete, stitches are bound off to create short, cap sleeves.



12-18 month 2-3 year chart
Size 12-18 months (2-3 years)

 

12-18 month 2-3 year chart
Size 4-5 years

 

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SWEATER
Yoke

With straight needles, cast on 56 (56, 63) sts.
Follow instructions below for the size you are making.

Size 12-18 months ONLY
Note:
Rows 1-4 are worked back and forth in rows.
Row 1 (WS): Purl.
Row 2 (RS, begin lace pattern): *K1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1; rep from * to end of row.
Row 3: Purl.
Row 4: *K2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk; rep from * to end of row.
Divide sts onto 4 dpns.
Place marker for beg of rnd and join by knitting the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.
You will now be working in rnds.
Rnd 1 (RS): Knit.
Rnd 2 (Inc Rnd): *K1below (inc made), place marker (pm), k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, M1 (inc made); rep from * to end of rnd - 72 sts at the end of this rnd.
Note: Slip markers on every rnd.
Rnd 3: Knit.
Rnd 4: K to marker, *k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k to next marker; rep from * around.
Rnd 5: Knit.
Rnd 6: K to marker, *k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k to next marker; rep from * around.
Rnd 7-9: Rep Rnds 3-5.
Next Rnd (Inc Rnd): *K1below, k1, M1, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, M1, k1, M1; rep from * to end of rnd - 104 sts.
Next 7 Rnds: Rep Rnds 3-9.
Next Rnd (Inc Rnd): *K1, M1, k2, M1, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, M1, k2, M1, k1; rep from * to end of rnd - 136 sts.
Next 7 Rnds: Rep Rnds 3-9.
Next Rnd (Inc Rnd): *K2, M1, k3, M1, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, M1, k3, M1, k2; rep from * to end of rnd - 168 sts.
Next 7 Rnds: Rep Rnds 3-9.
Next Rnd (Inc Rnd): *K3, M1, k4, M1, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, M1, k4, M1, k3; rep from * to end of rnd - 200 sts.
Next 3 Rnds: Rep Rnds 3-5.
Remove markers in last rnd.
Now proceed to the instructions in the 'Body' section below to complete the Sweater.


Size 2-3 years ONLY
Work all rnds as given for Size 12-18 months, then work the following 2 rnds.
Next Rnd (Inc Rnd): *K4, M1, k6, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k6, M1, k4; rep from * to end of rnd - 216 sts.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Now proceed to the instructions in the 'Body' section below to complete the Sweater.

Size 4-5 years ONLY
Row 1 (WS):
Purl.
Row 2: *K2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1; rep from * to end of row.
Row 3: Purl.
Row 4: *K1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk; rep from * to end of row.
Divide sts onto 4 dpns.
Place marker for beg of rnd.
Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.
You will now be working in rnds.
Rnd 1 (RS): Knit.
Rnd 2 (Inc Rnd): *K1, M1, place marker (pm), k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, M1; rep from * to end of rnd - 80 sts at the end of this rnd.
Note: Slip markers on every rnd.
Rnd 3: Knit.
Rnd 4: K to marker, *k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k to next marker; rep from * around.
Rnd 5: Knit.
Rnd 6: K to marker, *k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k to next marker; rep from * around.
Rnd 7-9: Rep Rnds 3-5.
Next Rnd (Inc Rnd): *K1, M1, k1, M1, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, M1, k1, M1; rep from * to end of rnd - 112 sts.
Next 7 Rnds: Rep Rnds 3-9.
Next Rnd (Inc Rnd): *K2, M1, k2, M1, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, M1, k2, M1, k1; rep from * to end of rnd - 144 sts.
Next 7 Rnds: Rep Rnds 3-9.
Next Rnd (Inc Rnd): *K3, M1, k3, M1, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, M1, k3, M1, k2; rep from * to end of rnd - 176 sts.
Next 7 Rnds: Rep Rnds 3-9.
Next Rnd (Inc Rnd): *K4, M1, k4, M1, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, M1, k4, M1, k3; rep from * to end of rnd - 208 sts.
Next 7 Rnds: Rep Rnds 3-9.
Next Rnd (Inc Rnd): *K5, M1, k5, M1, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, M1, k5, M1, k4; rep from * to end of rnd - 240 sts.
Next Rnd: Knit, removing markers as you come to them.
Now proceed to the instructions in the 'Body' section below to complete the Sweater.

Body
ALL SIZES
Note:
In the next rnd, sts are bound-off for cap sleeves.
Dividing Rnd: Pm (to mark new beg of rnd), k25 (27, 30) for first half of Back, bind off 50 (54, 60) for sleeve, k50 (54, 60) for Front, bind off 50 (54, 60) for sleeve, k25 (27, 30) for rem of Back - 100 (108, 120) sts remaining for body at the end of this rnd.
Next Rnd: Working on the 100 (108, 120) Body sts only, *k1, p1; rep from * around.
Rep last rnd until piece measures 5 1/2 (6, 7) in. (14 (15, 18) cm) from Dividing Rnd. Bind off all sts in rib.

FINISHING
Sleeve Edging
Rnd 1:
From RS, with dpns, pick up and k50 (54, 60) sts evenly spaced around one sleeve. Place marker for beg of rnd.
Next 4 Rnds: *K1, p1; rep from * around.
Bind off. Rep around second sleeve.

Buttonloop
Cast on 9 sts. Without working any rows, bind off all 9 sts, to make a narrow strip.
Fold strip in half and sew to left back (the left back as Sweater is worn) at the top of the neck slit to make buttonloop.
Sew button opposite buttonloop.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) dpn(s) = double pointed needle(s)
k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
Pm = place marker rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side yo = yarn over


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: ***2.9 (based on 12 reviews)
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Lacy Short Sleeved Sweater Reviewed by Lee on 2013-07-16 *
Pattern should note when to slip marker during the increase round, especially on the 10th round, i.e., before or after the M1. It gets confusing after this round.


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