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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Cozy in Cables Big Kid Sweater Pattern

Cozy In Cables Sweater in Lambs Pride bulky


Sweater is knit in the round from the bottom up to the underarm. The upper front and upper back are knit back and forth and then joined at the shoulders with three needle bind off. The sleeves are picked up at the armhole edge and knit down in the round.

No seams. No sewing required.

The 32 inch size is given first with numbers for 36 inches and 40 inches in parens.

The back and front are the same.

Yarn: 600 (750, 900) yards of bulky weight wool. Sweater in picture was knit with Lamb's Pride Bulky.

Needles: Size 10.5, 24 or 32 inch circular plus your preferred needles for knitting sleeves in the round: 10.5 double points, second 10.5 circular (for 2 circular method), or long 10.5 circular for Magic Loop.

Other needs:
cable needle
2 stitch markers
A second circular of same or smaller size OR a large stitch holder
tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Gauge in Stockinette: 3 stitches per inch. 4.5 rows per inch. (Approximate gauge is OK for CIC. It will fit some child who needs it.)

Finished Size: 32 (36, 40) inches at chest, 21 (23, 25) inches in length.

Abbreviations:
k - knit
p - purl
C4F - cable 4 to the front. Put 2 stitches on a cable needle and hold in front of work (toward you). Knit the next two stitches, then knit the two stitches off the cable needle.
C4B - cable 4 to the back. Put 2 stitches on a cable needle and hold in back of work (away from you). Knit the next two stitches, then knit the two stitches off the cable needle.
k2tog - knit two stitches together (right slanting decrease)
ssk - slip knitwise, slip knitwise, return slipped stitches to left needle and knit them together (left slanting decrease)
p2tog - purl two stitches together.
RS - right side
WS - wrong side
*k1, p1* - repeat knit 1, purl 1 the number of times corresponding to the size you are knitting.

Body of sweater from ribbing to underarm
Cast on 98 (110, 122) stitches, loosely.

Join and place marker (left side marker).

k1, p1 ribbing for 49 (55, 61) stitches.
Place marker. (right side marker)

Continue k1, p1 ribbing in the round for 2.5 inches.
End at the left side marker.

Circular Cozy In Cables Pattern:
Round 1: k10 (12,14) , p2, k4, p2, *k1, p1* 6 (7,8) times, k1, p2, k4, p2, k10 (12,14) across front. Repeat across back.
Round 2: k10 (12,14), p2, C4B, p2, k1, *k1, p1* 5 (6,7) times, k2, p2, C4F, p2, k10 (12,14) across front. Repeat across back.
Round 3: k10 (12,14), p2, k4, p2, *k1, p1* 6 (7,8) times, k1, p2, k4, p2, k10 (12,14) across front. Repeat across back.
Round 4: k10 (12,14), p2, k4, p2, k1, *k1, p1* 5 (6,7) times, k2, p2, k4, p2, k10 (12,14) across front. Repeat across back.

Work Circular Cozy In Cables pattern for approximately 10.5 (11.5, 12.5) inches, ending at the left side marker after Row 3. (Total length, 13 (14, 15) inches.)

Knit Row 4 of Circular Cozy in Cables Pattern across 49 (55, 61) stitches of sweater front.

Put the 49 (55, 61) front stitches on holder or slip onto a second circular needle, removing markers.

Upper Back
Continue around working Row 4 of Circular Cozy in Cables Pattern across 49 (55, 61) stitches of sweater back.

Turn work.

Flat Cozy in Cables Pattern:
Row 1: (WS) p10 (12,14), k2, p4, k2, p1, *k1, p1* 6 (7,8) times, k2, p4, k2, p10 (12,14)
Row 2: (RS) k10 (12,14), p2, C4B, p2, k1, *k1, p1* 5 (6,7) times, k2, p2, C4F, p2, k10 (12,14)
Row 3: (WS) p10 (12,14), k2, p4, k2, p1, *k1, p1* 6 (7,8) times, k2, p4, k2, p10 (12,14)
Row 4: (RS) k10 (12,14), p2, k4, p2, k1, *k1, p1* 5 (6,7) times, k2, p2, k4, p2, k10 (12,14)

Knit Flat Cozy in Cables Pattern until measurement from underarm to top measures 6.5 (7.5, 8.5) inches, ending after Row 3.

Back Neck Ribbing
Row 1: (RS) k10 (12, 14), *k1, p1* 14 (15, 16) times, k11 (13, 15)
Row 2: (WS) p10 (12, 14), *p1, k1* 14 (15, 16) times, p11 (13, 15)

Work neck ribbing until total sleeve opening measures 8 (9, 10) inches, ending after Row 2.

Leave stitches on needle or place on holder if you need the needle to work the front.
Do not bind off.
Cut yarn, leaving 8 feet of yarn attached to sweater for later use in binding off.

Upper Front and Front Neck Ribbing
Join yarn to start Row 1 of Flat Cozy in Cables Pattern, a WS row.
Work same as upper back and back neck ribbing.

Shoulder Seam and Bindoff
With right sides together, bind off 10 (12, 14) stitches on the first shoulder using 8 foot yarn tail and 3 needle bind off.
Without breaking yarn, bind off VERY LOOSELY in ribbing across the outside (away from you) neck edge, stopping with 11 (13, 15) stitches remaining on needle.

Turn sweater and bind off 10 (12, 14) stitches on the second shoulder using 8 foot yarn tail and 3 needle bind off.
Without breaking yarn, bind off VERY LOOSELY in ribbing across the remaining neck edge and weave yarn into first shoulder bind off.

Turn sweater again and finish binding off the first edge weaving yarn into second shoulder bind off.

Make sure the neck opening will pull over your head before you cut and weave in the ends.

Sleeves
Starting at underarm, pick up 26 (30, 34) stitches before the shoulder seam and 26 (30, 34) stitches after the shoulder seam.

The four stitches centered on the shoulder seam will be the cable and need to be on the same needle. (The entire cable pattern with the purl stitch border is 8 stitches, but only the actual cable stitches need to be together on the same needle.)

Place first marker 4 stitches before the shoulder seam to mark the start of the cable. Place an underarm marker at the center underarm.

The Sleeve Rounds start at the underarm marker.

Sleeve Rounds Without Decreases
Round 1: knit to first/cable marker, p2, k4, p2, knit to underarm marker
Round 2: knit to first/cable marker, p2, C4F, p2, knit to underarm marker
Round 3: knit to first/cable marker, p2, k4, p2, knit to underarm marker
Round 4: knit to first/cable marker, p2, k4, p2, knit to underarm marker

Sleeve Rounds With Decreases
Round 1: knit to first/cable marker, p2, k4, p2, knit to underarm marker
Round 2: knit to first/cable marker, p2, C4F, p2, knit to underarm marker
Round 3: knit to first/cable marker, p2, k4, p2, knit to underarm marker
Round 4: k1, k2tog, knit to first/cable marker, p2, k4, p2, knit to three stitches before underarm marker, ssk, k1

Knit the 4 rounds of Sleeve Rounds Without Decreases two times.

Knit the 4 rounds of Sleeve Rounds With Decreases until 32 (34, 36) stitches remain.

Knit the 4 rounds of Sleeve Rounds Without Decreases until total sleeve measures 15 (16, 17) inches, ending after Round 2.

Decrease 6 stitches around sleeve as follows:
k5 (6, 7), k2tog, k5, p2tog, k, k2tog, k, p2tog, k4, k2tog, k4 (5, 6) k2tog. 26 (28, 30) stitches remain.

Note: The p2tog, k, k2tog, k, p2tog in the decrease row should fall in the 8 stitches of the cable pattern.

Sleeve Ribbing
Sizes 32 and 40: k1, p1 for 8 rounds.
Size 36: p1, k1 for 8 rounds
Bind off in ribbing.

Knit second sleeve same as first, substituting C4B for C4F.

Wash the sweater in mild soap (I use baby shampoo).
Lay out flat to block and dry.

Copyright Marguerite Byrne, 2007.
Send comments and corrections to knittingviolet@gmail.com

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Thank you for sharing this lovely pattern-so generous of you. I knit for charity and this is the next sweater I plan to knit!