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Lacy Short Sleeved Sweater
Lion Brand® Baby Wool
Pattern Number: L0204AD

SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)
SIZE:
12-18 months (2-3 years, 4-5 years) Finished Chest 21 (22 1/2, 25 1/2) in. (53.5 (57, 65) cm) Finished Length 11 1/2 (12 1/2, 14) in. (29 (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.

CORRECTIONS: (applied Dec 8, 2012)
NOTE The increases in this design (M1 and k1below) are not worked using a stitch that is on your left hand needle. Instead, the M1is worked into the horizontal thread between sts and the K1below is worked into a st directly below a st on the needle. Since the stitch that is on your left hand needle is not part of these increases, it continues to count as the first stitch of the next pattern repeat. SWEATER Yoke With straight needles, cast on 56 (56, 63 64) sts. Size 12-18 months ONLY … Rnd 2 (Inc Rnd): *M1 k1below (inc made), place marker (pm), k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, k1below M1 (inc made); rep from * to end of row - 72 sts at the end of this row. … Rnd 7-9: Rep Rnds 3-5. Next Rnd (Increase): * M1 k1below, k1, M1, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, M1, k1, k1below M1; rep from * to end of row - 104 sts at the end of this row. … Size 2-3 years ONLY Next Rnd (Inc Rnd): *K4, M1, k5 k6, k2tog, yo, k3 k1, yo, ssk, k5 k6, M1, k4; rep from * to end of rnd - 216 sts.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

823-144 Baby Wool Yarn: Lavender

Dusty blue-purple


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Additional Materials
1 button, 1/2 in. (13 mm) diameter
GAUGE:
19 sts + 26 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in pattern. 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:
NOTE The increases in this design (M1 and k1below) are not worked using a stitch that is on your left hand needle.

Instead, the M1is worked into the horizontal thread between sts and the K1below is worked into a st directly below a st on the needle.

Since the stitch that is on your left hand needle is not part of these increases, it continues to count as the first stitch of the next pattern repeat.



K1below (knit 1 in row below) An increase worked by knitting into the st directly under the next st on the left hand needle - 1 st increased.

Note: Knitting 1 in the row below (k1below) will make a new st on your right hand needle, do NOT drop the st from your left hand needle.

M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle.

Knit this new stitch through the back loop - 1 st increased.

ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog - 1 st decreased.

NOTES:
1.

Sweater is knit in one piece from the top down.

The yoke (top portion of the sweater) is worked in a lacy pattern and the lower portion (body) is worked in k1, p1 ribbing.

2.

The first 4 rows are knit back and forth on 2 straight needles (not the dpns) to make a center back neck slit, then the sts are joined and worked in the rnd on dpns.

3.

Stitch markers are used to mark increases and to separate reps of the lacy pattern.

When working the lacy pattern, count your sts at the end of each row.

4.

When yoke is complete, stitches are bound off to create short, cap sleeves.


INSTRUCTIONS



Size 12-18 months (2-3 years)



Size 4-5 years






SWEATER Yoke With straight needles, cast on 56 (56, 63) sts.Follow instructions below for the size you are making.



Size 12-18 months ONLY Note: Rows 1-4 are worked back and forth in rows.

Row 1 (WS): Purl.

Row 2 (RS, begin lace pattern): *K1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1; rep from * to end of row.

Row 3: Purl.

Row 4: *K2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk; rep from * to end of row.

Divide sts onto 4 dpns.

Place marker for beg of rnd and join by knitting the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.

You will now be working in rnds.

Rnd 1 (RS): Knit.

Rnd 2 (Inc Rnd): *K1below (inc made), place marker (pm), k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, M1 (inc made); rep from * to end of rnd - 72 sts at the end of this rnd.

Note: Slip markers on every rnd.

Rnd 3: Knit.

Rnd 4: K to marker, *k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k to next marker; rep from * around.

Rnd 5: Knit.

Rnd 6: K to marker, *k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k to next marker; rep from * around.

Rnd 7-9: Rep Rnds 3-5.

Next Rnd (Inc Rnd): *K1below, k1, M1, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, M1, k1, M1; rep from * to end of rnd - 104 sts.

Next 7 Rnds: Rep Rnds 3-9.

Next Rnd (Inc Rnd): *K1, M1, k2, M1, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, M1, k2, M1, k1; rep from * to end of rnd - 136 sts.

Next 7 Rnds: Rep Rnds 3-9.

Next Rnd (Inc Rnd): *K2, M1, k3, M1, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, M1, k3, M1, k2; rep from * to end of rnd - 168 sts.

Next 7 Rnds: Rep Rnds 3-9.

Next Rnd (Inc Rnd): *K3, M1, k4, M1, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, M1, k4, M1, k3; rep from * to end of rnd - 200 sts.

Next 3 Rnds: Rep Rnds 3-5.

Remove markers in last rnd.

Now proceed to the instructions in the 'Body' section below to complete the Sweater.



Size 2-3 years ONLY Work all rnds as given for Size 12-18 months, then work the following 2 rnds.

Next Rnd (Inc Rnd): *K4, M1, k6, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k6, M1, k4; rep from * to end of rnd - 216 sts.

Next Rnd: Knit.Now proceed to the instructions in the 'Body' section below to complete the Sweater.



Size 4-5 years ONLY Row 1 (WS): Purl.

Row 2: *K2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1; rep from * to end of row.

Row 3: Purl.

Row 4: *K1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk; rep from * to end of row.

Divide sts onto 4 dpns.

Place marker for beg of rnd.

Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.

You will now be working in rnds.

Rnd 1 (RS): Knit.

Rnd 2 (Inc Rnd): *K1, M1, place marker (pm), k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, M1; rep from * to end of rnd - 80 sts at the end of this rnd.

Note: Slip markers on every rnd.

Rnd 3: Knit.

Rnd 4: K to marker, *k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k to next marker; rep from * around.

Rnd 5: Knit.

Rnd 6: K to marker, *k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k to next marker; rep from * around.

Rnd 7-9: Rep Rnds 3-5.

Next Rnd (Inc Rnd): *K1, M1, k1, M1, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, M1, k1, M1; rep from * to end of rnd - 112 sts.

Next 7 Rnds: Rep Rnds 3-9.

Next Rnd (Inc Rnd): *K2, M1, k2, M1, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, M1, k2, M1, k1; rep from * to end of rnd - 144 sts.

Next 7 Rnds: Rep Rnds 3-9.

Next Rnd (Inc Rnd): *K3, M1, k3, M1, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, M1, k3, M1, k2; rep from * to end of rnd - 176 sts.

Next 7 Rnds: Rep Rnds 3-9.

Next Rnd (Inc Rnd): *K4, M1, k4, M1, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, M1, k4, M1, k3; rep from * to end of rnd - 208 sts.

Next 7 Rnds: Rep Rnds 3-9.

Next Rnd (Inc Rnd): *K5, M1, k5, M1, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, M1, k5, M1, k4; rep from * to end of rnd - 240 sts.

Next Rnd: Knit, removing markers as you come to them.Now proceed to the instructions in the 'Body' section below to complete the Sweater.



Body ALL SIZES Note: In the next rnd, sts are bound-off for cap sleeves.

Dividing Rnd: Pm (to mark new beg of rnd), k25 (27, 30) for first half of Back, bind off 50 (54, 60) for sleeve, k50 (54, 60) for Front, bind off 50 (54, 60) for sleeve, k25 (27, 30) for rem of Back - 100 (108, 120) sts remaining for body at the end of this rnd.

Next Rnd: Working on the 100 (108, 120) Body sts only, *k1, p1; rep from * around.Rep last rnd until piece measures 5 1/2 (6, 7) in.

(14 (15, 18) cm) from Dividing Rnd.

Bind off all sts in rib.



FINISHING Sleeve Edging Rnd 1: From RS, with dpns, pick up and k50 (54, 60) sts evenly spaced around one sleeve.

Place marker for beg of rnd.

Next 4 Rnds: *K1, p1; rep from * around.Bind off.

Rep around second sleeve.



Buttonloop Cast on 9 sts.

Without working any rows, bind off all 9 sts, to make a narrow strip.

Fold strip in half and sew to left back (the left back as Sweater is worn) at the top of the neck slit to make buttonloop.

Sew button opposite buttonloop.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dpn(s) = double pointed needle(s)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
Pm = place marker
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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