Children’s Sweater Patterns – A Pointelle Pullover

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Instructions are for size 6. Changes for sizes 8, 10, 12 and 14 are in parentheses. This sweater can be made with either a V neck (shown) or a round neck. Instructions for both are given

Materials:
4 ply worsted weight yarn 10 (10 -10-12-12) ounces
Knitting needles size 6 and size 8 or size to give guage.

Gauge: 9 sts=2″; 7 rows =1″

Finished Measurements
Bust: 27(29-31-33-35)”
Back at Shoulders: 11 (11 1/2 -12 -13 -13 1/2)”
Sleeve at Underarm: 10 1/2 (11 -11 1/2 – 12 – 12 1/2)”

Pattern Stitch: Multiple of 14 sts plus 5 (9-1-5-9) sts.





Row 1 (right side): K 9(11-7-9-11), * yo, sl 1 as to P, K 1, psso, K 12; rep from *, end last rep K 8(10-6-8-10).
Row 2 and all even numbered rows: Purl.
Row 3: K 7 (9-5-7-9), * K 2 tog, yo, K 1, yo, sl 1, K 1, psso, K 9; rep from *, end last rep K 7 (9-5-7-9).
Row 5: K 6 (8-4-6-8), * K 2 tog, yo, K 3, yo, sl 1, K 1, psso, K 7; rep from *, end last rep K 6 (8-4-6-8).
Row 7: K 5 (7-3-5-7), * K 2 tog, yo, K 2, yo, sl 1, K 1, psso, K 1, yo, sl 1, K 1, psso, K 5; rep from * end last rep K 5 (7-3-5-7).
Row 9: K 4 (6-2-4-6), * K 2 tog, yo, K 1, K 2 tog, yo, K 1, yo, sl 1, K 1, psso, K 1, yo, sl 1, K 1, psso, K 3; rep from *, end last rep K 4 (6-2-4-6).
Row 10: Purl.
Rows 11 -18: Work in St st (K 1 row, P 1 row).
Row 19: K 16(18-14-16-18), * yo,sl 1, K 1, psso, K 12; rep from *, end last rep K 15 (17-13-15-17).
Row 21: K3(5-1-3-5), yo, sl 1, K 1, psso, K 9; rep from * of Row 3 end K 2 tog, yo K 3(5-1-3-5).
Row 23: K 4(6-2-4-6), yo, sl 1, K 1, psso, K 7; rep from * of Row 5, end K 2 tog, yo K 4(6-2-4-6).
Row 25: K 5(7-3-5-7), yo, sl 1 , K 1, psso, K 5; rep from * of Row 7, end K 2 tog, yo, K 5(7-3-5-7).
Row 27: K 6(8-4-6-8), yo sl 1, K 1, psso, K 3; rep from * of Row 9,
end K 2 tog, yo, K 6(8-4-6-8).
Rows 29-36: Work St st.
Rep these 36 rows for pat.





BACK: With No. 6 needles, cast on 61(65-71-75-79) sts. Work in K 1, P 1 rib for 1 1/2 (1 1/2 -2 -2 -2)”. Change to No. 8 needles. Work in St st (K 1 row, P 1 row) for 2(2-4-4-4) rows.
Work in Pat st to 10 1/2 (11 1/2 -12 1/2 -13 1/2 -14 1/2)” from beg or
desired length to underarm.

Armholes: Keeping pat as established, bind off 4(4-5-5-6) sts at beg of next 2 rows.
Dec 1 st each side every 2nd row 2(3-3-3-3) times.
Work on 49(51-55-59-61) sts until armholes measure 5 (5 1/2 -6 -6 1/2 -7)”.

Shoulders: Bind off 6(6-7-7-8) sts at beg of next 2 rows, 6(7-7-8-8) sts at beg of next 2 rows.
Work 1 row.
Place 25(25-27-29-29) sts on holder for back of neck.

FRONT WITH V-NECK: Work same as back to 9 1/2 (10 1/2 – 11 1/2 -12 1/2 -13 1/2)” from beg or 1″ less than back to armholes.
V-Neck: Work 30(32-35-37-39) sts, join 2nd skein of yarn, bind off center st, work to end. Working on each side with separate yarn, dec 1 st at each neck edge on next row, then every 4th row 5(7-8-8-11) times, every 2nd row 6(4-4-5-2) times AND AT SAME TIME when same length as back to armholes, shape armholes as on back.
Work on 12(13-14-15-16) sts, shaping shoulders as on back when armholes are same length.

FRONT WITH ROUND NECK: Work same as back until armholes measure 3 (3 1/2 -4 – 4 1/2 – 5)”
Neck: Work 15(16-17-18-19-) sts, place center 19(19-21-23-23) sts on holder, join 2nd skein of yarn, work to end. Working on each side with separate yarn, dec 1 st at each neck edge every 2nd row 3 times,
shaping shoulders as on back when armholes are same length.

SLEEVES: With No. 6 needles, cast on 37(37-41-41-41) sts. Work rib as on back, inc 4(4-0-0-0) evenly on last row. Change to No. 8 needles. Work St st on 41 sts for 4 rows. Work in Pat St as for Size 10, inc 1 st each side every 14(14-12-12-12) rows 3(4-5-6-7) times, working inc sts in St st.
Work on 47(49-51-53-55) sts to 11 (12 – 13 1/2 – 15 – 16)” from beg or desired length to underarms.
Sleeve Cap: Bind off 4(4-5-5-5) sts at beg of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st each side every 2nd row 11(11-10-10-10) times, every 4th row 0(1-2-3-4) times. Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Bind off 13 sts.

Finishing: Sew right shoulder seam.

V-Neckband: With No. 6 needle, beg at left front shoulder, pick up 1 st in each row on left front edge to center front, 1 st at center front and mark, pick up same number of sts on right front edge as on left front edge, 1 st in each row and st across back of neck.
Row 1: P 1, K 1 to center st, P center st, beg with P or K st (as st before center st), rib to end.
Row 2: Rib to 1 st before center st, sl next st as to P, sl center st to
cable needle, hold at front, sl st from right needle back to left needle, insert left needle from left to right in center st and sl it to left needle, K 3 tog thru back lps, rib to end.
Row 3: K the K sts and P the P sts.
Rep last 2 rows for 1″. Bind off loosely in rib, dec as before.

Round Neckband: With No. 6 needle, beg at left front shoulder, pick up 1 st in each row or st to center front, K across center front sts, pick up same number sts as on other side of neck, K across sts at back of
neck. Work in K 1, P 1 rib for 1″. With No. 8 needle, bind off in rib. Sew left shoulder, underarm and sleeve seams. Set in sleeves.

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