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Child's Turtleneck Pullover Knitting Pattern


Cathy Campbell

Knit Sweater

Quick and easy to knit turtleneck sweater for children on large needles.

Sizes:
Finished Chest Measurement: 27 (29, 31½)"
Approx ages 6 (8, 10)

Gauge:
12 sts and 16 rows=4" in k4, p4 rib

Materials:
Size 11 US (8 mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Musique by Crystal Palace Yarns
45% acrylic/40% wool/15% cotton
100 grams/130 yards
3 (4, 4) balls Color #9132-Faded Jeans

Instructions:

K4, P4 rib:
Multiple of 8 + 2 sts
Row 1 (RS): p3, *k4, p4; rep from *, end k4, p3
Row 2 (WS): k3, *p4, k4; rep from *, end p4 ,k3

P2, K2 ribbing:
Row 1: *p2, k2; rep from *, end p2
Row 2: *k2, p2; rep from *, end k2

Back
CO 42 (50, 50) sts. Work in p2 k2 ribbing for 1½".
Change to K4, P4 rib.
Work until piece measures 8½ (10, 10½)"
Shape Armholes
BO 2 sts beg of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st at each end every other row 1 (4, 3) times - 36 (38, 40) sts.
Work even until armhole measures 4 (4½, 4½)"
Shape Neck
Work 13 (14, 15) sts. Slip the next 10 sts to a holder. With a second ball of yarn, work remaining 13 (14, 15) sts. Dec 1 st at neck edge every row 5 (6, 6) times - 8 (8, 9) sts.
Work even until armhole measures 6 (6½, 7)"
Shape Shoulders
BO 2 (2, 3) sts at beg of next 2 rows, then BO 3 sts at beg of next 4 rows.

Front
Work same as Back until armhole measures 2½ (2½, 3)"
Shape Neck
Work 15 (16, 16) sts. Slip the next 6 (6,8) sts to a holder. With a second ball of yarn, work remaining 15 (16, 16) sts.
Dec 1 st at neck edge every row 3 (4, 3) times, then dec 1 st at neck edge every other row 4 times - 8 (8, 9)
Work even until armhole measures 6 (6½, 7)",
Shape Shoulders
Work same as Back.

Sleeves
CO 26 sts. Work in p2 k2 ribbing for 1½"
Change to K4, P4 rib.
Keeping to pat, inc 1 st at each end every 9th (8th, 8th) row 1 (2, 5) times, then every 10th (9th, 0th) row 2 (2, 0) times - 32 (34, 36) sts.
Work even until sleeve measures 9½ (10½, 12)"
BO 2 sts at beg of next two rows. Dec 1 st at each end of every RS row 9 (8, 9) times, then dec 1 st at each end every row 0 (1, 1) times. BO rem 8 (10, 10) sts loosely.

Turtleneck
Seam right shoulder
With RS facing, pick up 9 (10, 10) sts along left back neck edge, 10 sts from back neck holder, 9 (10, 10) sts along right back neck edge, 14 (16, 16) sts along right front neck edge, 6 (6, 8) sts along front neck holder, and 14 (16, 16) sts along left front neck edge - 62 (68, 70) sts
Work in p2 k2 ribbing until 8 (9, 9)". BO loosely.

Finishing:
Seam left shoulder. Sew in sleeves. Seam sides and sleeves. Seam turtleneck, taking care to seam so seam will be on WS when folded over.
Weave in ends on WS.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.