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Child's Sporty Stripe Top
Lion Brand® Microspun
Pattern Number: 70218A

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: XS, Small, Medium, Large, 1X
Finished Chest 21 (23, 26, 28, 31) in. (53.5 (58.5, 66, 71, 79) cm) Finished Length 10 (12 1/2, 15, 18, 21) in. (25.5 (32, 38, 45.5, 53.5) cm)
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.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

910-148 Microspun Yarn: Turquoise

Bright turquoise blue


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 10.58
Alternative Quantity: 3, 3, 4, 5
Note: A

910-146 Microspun Yarn: Fuchsia

Intense hot pink


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.29
Alternative Quantity: 1, 1, 1, 1
Note: B

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 4 [3.5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.70


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
3 buttons 1/2 in. (13 mm) diameter
GAUGE:
23 sts + 32 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS). 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
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
PATTERN STITCH
K2, p2 Rib
Row 1: *K2, p2; rep from *.
Row 2: K the k sts and p the p sts.
Rep last row for K2, p2 Rib.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK
With B, cast on 60 (66, 74, 80, 90) sts.

Change to A and work in K2, p2 Rib for 1 in.

(2.5 cm), ending with a WS row.
Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 3 (3, 4, 5, 6) in.

(7.5 (7.5, 10, 12.5, 15) cm) from beg.

Change to B and work 2 (2, 3, 3, 4) in.

(5 (5, 7.5, 7.5, 10) cm).

Change to A and work until piece measures 6 (7 1/2, 9, 11, 13) in.

(15 (19, 23, 28, 33) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Armholes
Bind off 3 (3, 4, 5, 6) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 54 (60, 66, 70, 78) sts.

Dec 1 st at each edge every RS row 7 times - 40 (46, 52, 56, 64) sts.

Work even until armhole measures 2 (2 1/2, 3, 3 1/2, 4) in.

(5 (6.5, 7.5, 9, 10) cm).
Shape Neck
Next Row (RS): Work 15 (17, 19, 21, 24) sts, join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off 10 (12, 14, 14, 16) sts for neck, work to end.

Working both shoulders at the same time using separate balls of yarn, dec 1 st at each neck edge every other row 5 (5, 6, 7, 8) times - 10 (12, 13, 14, 16) sts remain for each shoulder.

Work even until armhole measures 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) in.

(10 (12.5, 15, 18, 20.5) cm].

Bind off.


FRONT
Work same as for Back until 1 in.

(2.5 cm) less than Back to shoulders.

Bind off left shoulder sts.

Continue to work on right shoulder sts until same length as Back.

Bind off.



FINISHING
Sew right shoulder seam.


Buttonhole Band
From RS with A, pick up and k 10 (12, 13, 14, 16) sts evenly spaced along Front left shoulder edge.


Rows 1-3: Work in K2, p2 Rib.
Row 4 (Buttonhole row - RS): Work 2 sts, bind off next 2 sts, work in Rib to end.


Row 5: Work in Rib, casting on 2 sts over bound-off sts of previous row.
Row 6: Change to B and work in K2, p2 Rib.
Bind off in Rib.



Neck Band
From RS with A, beg at edge of buttonhole band, pick up and k 66 (76, 86, 96, 106) sts evenly spaced around neck edge.


Row 1: Work in K2, p2 Rib.


Row 2 (Buttonhole row - RS): Work 2 sts, bind off next 2 sts, work in Rib to end.
Row 3: Work in Rib, casting on 2 sts over bound-off sts of previous row.
Rows 4-9: Work in K2, p2 Rib.
Row 10: Rep Row 2.
Row 11: Work in Rib, casting on 2 sts over bound-off sts of previous row.
Row 12: Change to B and work in K2, p2 Rib.


Bind off in Rib.



Armhole Edging
From RS with B, pick up and k 46 (58, 70, 80, 92) sts evenly spaced around armhole edge.

Bind off as if to purl.

Repeat edging on other armhole.
Sew side seams.
Sew buttons onto left shoulder opposite buttonholes.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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