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16 sts + 22 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with larger needles. 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
Surface Chain Stitch
With yarn threaded into blunt needle, bring needle from WS to RS through piece. *Hold short length of yarn on front forming a small loop. Insert needle back into where it emerged, do not pull tight. Bring needle back through work a short distance away from first insertion point and through small loop; rep from * for desired length.
K1, p1 Rib (multiple of 2 sts + 1)
Row 1: K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.
Road Pattern (multiple 5 sts +2)
Row 1 (RS): With B, knit.
Row 2: With B, purl.
Note: For Rows 3 and 4, carry B and C across WS of work.
Row 3: *With B, k2, with C, k3; rep from * to last 2 sts, with B, k2.
Row 4: *With B, p2, with C, k3; rep from * to last 2 sts, with B, p2.
Row 5: With B, knit.
Row 6: With B, purl.
Rep Rows 1-6 for Road patt.
Highway Stitch (worked over 5 sts)
Row 1: With B, k2, with C, k1, with B, k2.
Row 2: With B, p2, with C, k1, with B, p2.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 for Highway st.
1. Pullover is worked in 4 pieces, Back, Front and 2 Sleeves.
2. Front of Pullover is worked in intarsia and stranded colorwork, following Charts.
3. When working from Chart, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS), reading RS rows from right to left and WS rows from left to right.
4. When working in intarsia colorwork, do not carry unused color(s) across WS of work. Use a separate ball of yarn for each section. Wind into separate balls as needed. Twist yarns on WS to prevent holes.
5. When working in stranded colorwork, carry color not in use across WS of work.
6. If desired, small areas of color may be worked in Duplicate st when piece is completed.
7. End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a RS row.
8. When you see "- 12 sts" in the instructions, this lets you know how many sts you will have at the end of that specific row.
With smaller needles and A, cast on 57 (63, 67) sts.
Work in K1, p1 rib for 8 rows.
Begin Road Patt
Change to larger needles and B.
Next Row (RS): Work Row 1 of Road patt to last 0 (1, 0) st, with B, k 0 (1, 0).
Note: When you see "0" in an instruction, it means that for your specific size, you do not need to work that particular instruction, simply skip ahead to the next section.
Next Row: With B, p 0 (1, 0), work next row of Road patt to end.
Continue to work in Road patt, keeping 0 (1, 0) st outside patt in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with B, until Row 6 of patt has been completed.
Change to A, and work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with A until piece measures 14 1/2 (16, 18) in. (37 (40.5, 45.5) cm) from beg.
Bind off 16 (19, 21) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 25 sts rem.
Slip rem 25 sts to a st holder for neck.
Cast on and work as for Back until Row 6 of Road patt has been completed.
Begin Truck Chart
Next Row (RS): With A, k11 (14, 16), beg with Row 1, work Truck Chart across next 24 sts, with A, k5, work Highway st across next 5 sts, with A, k12 (15, 17).
Keeping patterns as established and rem sts in St st, work until all rows of Chart have been completed.
Keeping Highway sts as established and rem sts in St st with A only, work 4 rows.
Begin Road patt
Next Row (RS): Beg with Row 1, work Road patt across to last 0 (1, 0) st, with Bm k 0 (1, 0).
Work as established until Row 6 of Road patt has been completed.
Begin Orange Car Chart
Next Row (RS): With A, k9 (12, 14), beg with Row 1, work Highway st across next 5 sts, with A, k4, work Orange Car Chart across next 20 sts, with A, k4, work Light Chart across next 6 sts, with A, k9 (12, 14).
Keeping patterns as established and rem sts in St st with A, work until all rows of Charts have been completed.
Keeping Highway st as established and rem sts in St st with A only, work until piece measures 12 (13 1/2, 15 1/2) in. (30.5 (34.5, 39.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.
Mark center 11 sts for neck.
Next Row (RS): Keeping Highway st as established and rem sts in St st with A only, work to marked center 11 sts, join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off 11 sts, work to end of row - 23 (26, 28) sts rem each side.
Working both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn, bind off 3 sts from each neck edge once, then 2 sts once - 18 (21, 23) sts rem each side.
Dec 1 st at each neck edge twice - 16 (19, 21) sts rem each side.
Work even until piece measures same length as Back.
SLEEVES (make 2)
With smaller needles and A, cast on 33 (37, 37) sts.
Work in K1, p1 Rib for 7 rows.
Purl 1 row, inc 4 (5, 5) sts evenly spaced across row - 37 (42, 42) sts.
Begin Road patt
Change to larger needles and beg with Row 1, work Rows 1-6 of Road patt.
Change to work in St st with A only, AT THE SAME TIME, inc 1 st each side every 6th row 6 (5, 7) times - 49 (52, 56) sts.
Work even until piece measures 11 1/2 (13, 14) in. (29 (cm), or desired length, from beg.
Sew one shoulder seam.
With RS facing and smaller needles and A, starting at neck edge of unsewn shoulder, pick up and knit 71 sts evenly spaced around neck.
Work in K1, p1 rib for 7 rows.
Bind off in rib.
Sew shoulder and neckband seam. Place markers 6 (6 1/2, 7) in. (15 (16.5, 18) cm) down from shoulders on Front and Back. Sew tops of sleeves between markers. Sew side and Sleeve seams.
With D, work surface chain st around each wheel. With E, work surface chain st around Light. Work surface chain st around lights with F, G and H.
Weave in ends.
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