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Child's Beach Top
Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®
Pattern Number: 81021AD Knit this top when their young and watch them grow into it.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: 12-18 mos, 2-3 yrs, Child 4-5
Finished Chest 19 (22, 24) in. (48.5 (56, 61) cm) Finished Length 11 (12 1/2, 14) in. (28 (32, 35.5) 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.



830-123 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Seaspray

Medium sky blue

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18 sts + 38 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter st (k every row). 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.


BACK Cast on 63 (75, 81) sts.

Knit 4 rows.

Beg with a knit row, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 8 (9, 10) in.

(20.5 (23, 25.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Shape Yoke Next Row: *K1, k2tog; repeat from * to end of row – 42 (50, 54) sts.

Continue in Garter st (k every row) until yoke measures 1 1/2 (1 3/4, 2) in.

(4 (4.5, 5) cm).

Shape Armhole Bind off 4 (6, 6) sts at beg of next two rows – 34 (38, 42) sts.

Decrease 1 st at each end of every RS row 4 (5, 5) times – 26 (28, 32) sts.

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

(7.5 (9, 10) cm).

Shape Neck Next Row (RS): K6 and slip to a holder, bind off 14 (16, 20) sts, knit to end.

Work in Garter st on 6 sts for 4 1/2 in.

(11.5 cm) for tie.

Bind off.

Slip 6 sts from holder to back to needle and join yarn.

Work in Garter st for 4 1/2 in.

(11.5 cm) for second tie.

Bind off.

FRONT Make same as Back.

FINISHING Sew side seams.

Weave in ends.

beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side

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