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Dalmatian Pullover Knit
Lion Brand® Jiffy®
Pattern Number: 1210
Our favorite children's movie inspired this scene-stealing look -- the hood even has dog ears! You'll have no bobbins to worry about with the easy-knit sweater -- the spots are duplicate stitched on after the garment is finished.
SKILL LEVEL: Beginner + (Level 2)
SIZE: Child 4, Child 5-6, Child 7-8
Finished chest 30 (32, 34)inches Length 15 (16 1/2, 17 1/2)inches
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.
450-100 Jiffy® Yarn: White
Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Alternative Quantity: (4, 6)
450-153 Jiffy® Yarn: Black
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Lion Brand Stitch Holders
Quantity needed: 1
Size 10 (6 mm) circular needle, 16 Iinches long
14 sts + 18 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st with size 10 needles. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.
Dalmatian spots are worked in CC randomly scattered across the sweater and hood. The spots are added in duplicate stitch after the knitting is complete. Charts given are sample large and small spots.
With smaller needles and MC, cast on 56 (58, 62) sts. Work in k2, p2 rib for 2 1/4", end with a WS row. Next Row (RS):Change to larger needles and work in stockinette st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 14 1/2 (16,17)" from beg. Shape shoulders:Bind off 9 (9, 10) sts at beg of next 4 rows. Bind off remaining 20 (22, 22) sts.
Work as for back until piece measures 12 1/2 (13 3/4, 14 3/4)" from beg. Shape neck and shoulders: Row 1 (RS): K 25 (25, 27), join 2nd ball of yarn, bind off 6 (8, 8) sts, work to end. Continue working both sides, AT SAME TIME, dec 1 st from each neck edge every row 7 times. Work even until piece measures 14 1/2 (16, 17)" from beg. Shape shoulders as for back.
With smaller needles and MC, cast on 26 (30, 30) sts. Work in k2, p2 rib for 2 1/4", end with a WS row. Next Row (RS): Change to larger needles and work in St st, inc 1 st each side every 4th row 6 (6, 10) times, then every 6th row 2 (2, 0) times - 42 (46, 50) sts. Work even until sleeve measures 13 (13 3/4, 15)", end with a WS row. Beg sleeve gusset. Sleeve gusset: Cast on 6 sts at beg of next row, p 6, k to end. Continue in St st with gusset in reverse stockinette st (p on RS, k on WS) until sleeve measures 14 3/4 (15 1/2, 17)" from beg. Bind off. Make 2nd sleeve with gusset on other side.
EARS (Make 2)
With CC and larger needles, cast on 6 sts. Row 1 Knit. to end. Rows 2-3 Knit, inc 1 st in first and last st - 10 sts. Continue in garter st (k every row) until ear measures 4 1/2" from beg.Next RowDec 1 st at beg and end of next 2 rows - 6 sts. Bind off.
Sew shoulder seams. Sew sleeves to body matching center of sleeve (minus gusset) to shoulder seam, then sew across (including gusset). Fold sleeve in half, folding gusset in half along the diagonal. Attach gusset to sleeve and body. Sew sleeve and side seams.
With RS facing, circular needle and MC, beg at left edge of front neck bound off section, pick up and k 40 (42, 42) sts around the neck, ending at right edge of the bound-off neck edge section. Work in k2, p2 rib for 1" ending with a WS row. K 1 row, p 1 row. Next row (RS): Knit, inc 14 sts evenly spaced across. Work even in stockinette st on 54 (56, 56) sts until hood measures 10 (11, 111/2)" from beg. Bind off all sts. Fold hood in half and sew top edge together. Push hood point to the inside, creating a 3" long horizontal fold on the outside. Sew shut along the fold and tack the point to the inside. Beginning at left front lower edge of hood, pick up and k 70 (78, 82) sts around front edge of hood. Work in k2, p2 rib for 1". Bind off all sts. Sew side edges of band to front neck. Sew ears to each side of hood.
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
CC = contrasting color
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
MC = main color
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
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