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Ballerina Pullover
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: L32272 A sweater perfect for the child who loves tutus and ballet lessons. Designed by Amy Bahrt.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Child (Multiple Sizes)
2 years (4 years, 6 years) Finished Chest 28 (31, 33) in. (71 (79, 84) cm) Finished Length 14 1/2 (16, 18) in. (37 (40.5, 45.5) cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

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GAUGE:
16 sts + 22 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with larger needles. 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:
Knitted Cord (on double pointed needles) Work with 2 double pointed needles, cast on specified number of sts.

Knit the sts.

Do not turn work.

*Slide sts to other end of needle and knit them, pulling yarn tightly across the back of the work, (do not turn work); rep from * until cord measures desired length.



PATTERN STITCH K1, p1 Rib (multiple of 2 sts + 1) Row 1: K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end of row.

Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.



STRIPE SEQUENCE (for Sleeves) Working in St st (k on RS, p on WS), work 4 rows with B, 4 rows with A.

Rep these 8 rows for Stripe Sequence.

NOTES:
1.

Pullover is worked in 4 pieces, Back, Front and 2 Sleeves.

2.

Front of Pullover is worked in intarsia colorwork, following Charts.

Do not carry unused color(s) across WS of work.

Use a separate ball of yarn for each color section.

Before beginning, wind C into 3 separate balls D and E into 2 separate balls each.

Twist yarns on WS to prevent holes.

3.

When working from Charts, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS), reading RS rows from right to left and WS rows from left to right.

4.

Back of Pullover is worked in a solid color; Sleeves are worked following a Stripe Sequence.

5.

Embellishments are added to completed Pullover.

6.

End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a RS row.

7.

When you see "- 12 sts" in the instructions, this lets you know how many sts you will have at the end of that specific row.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK With size 7 (4.5mm) needles and A, cast on 57 (63, 67) sts.

Work in K1, p1 Rib for 8 rows.

Change to 9 (5.5 mm) needles.

Next Row (RS): K2tog, k to end of row - 56 (62, 66) sts at the end of this row.

Continue in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with A until piece measures 14 1/2 (16, 18) in.

(37 (40.5, 45.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS as the last row you work.

Bind off 16 (19, 21) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 24 sts when all bind offs have been completed.

Slip sts to a stitch holder for neck.



FRONT Cast on and work as for Back until piece measures 6 (7 1/2, 9 1/2) in.

(15 (19, 24) cm) from beg, end with a WS as the last row you work.

Begin Ballerina Charts Next Row (RS): With A, k13 (16, 18), beg with Row 1, work Chart 1 across next 12 sts, join second ball of A and k6, work Chart 2 across next 12 sts, join third ball of A and k13 (16, 18).

Next Row: With A, work in St st across next 13 (16, 18) sts, work next row of Chart 1 across next 12 sts, with A, work in St st across next 6 sts, work next row of Chart 2 across next 12 sts, with A, work in St st across last 13 (16, 18) sts.

Rep last row until Row 6 of Charts has been completed.

Change to C for Pullover color, and work until Row 10 of Charts has been completed.

Change to A for Pullover color, and work until Row 31 of Charts has been completed.

Work in St st with A only until piece measures 12 (13 1/2, 15 1/2) in.

(30.5 (34.5, 39.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Note: End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a RS row.



Shape Neck Mark center 10 sts for neck.

Next Row (RS): Work to marked center 10 sts, join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off 10 sts, work to end of row - 23 (26, 28) sts rem each side.

Working both sides AT THE SAME TIME with separate balls of yarn, bind off 3 sts at each neck edge once, then 2 sts once - 18 (21, 23) sts each side.

Dec 1 st at each neck edge twice - 16 (19, 21) sts each side.

Work even until piece measures same as Back.

Bind off rem 16 (19, 21) sts each side.
SLEEVES (make 2) With size 7 (4.5 mm) needles and A, cast on 33 (37, 37) sts.

Work in K1, p1 Rib for 7 rows, end with a RS row.

Purl 1 row, inc 4 (5, 5) sts evenly spaced across row - 37 (42, 42) sts.

Begin Stripe Sequence Change to size 9 (5.5 mm) needles and work in Stripe Sequence, inc 1 st each side every 6th row 6 (5, 7) times - 49 (52, 56) sts.

Work even until piece measures 11 1/2 (13, 14) in.

(29 (33, 35.5) cm) or desired length from beg.

Bind off.

FINISHING Sew one shoulder seam.



Neckband With RS facing, size 7 (4.5 mm) needles and A, beg at neck edge of unsewn shoulder, pick up and k 73 (75, 75) sts evenly spaced around neck, including sts from back neck st holder.

Work in K1, p1 Rib for 7 rows.

Bind off in rib.

Sew shoulder and neckband seam.

Place markers 6 (6 1/2, 7) in.

(15 (16.5, 17.5) cm) down from shoulders on Front and Back.

Sew tops of Sleeves between markers.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.



Arms (make 4) With 2 double pointed needles (dpns) and D, cast on 5 sts.

Work in knitted cord until piece measures 2 1/2 in (6.5 cm) from beg.

Cut yarn leaving a long yarn tail.

Thread tail through rem sts and pull to gather.

Knot to secure.



Legs (make 4) With 2 dpns and E, cast on 5 sts.

Working in knitted cord Garter st, (knit 1 row, purl 1 row) twice.

Change to D and work in knitted cord (k every row) until piece measures 4 in.

(10 cm).

Cut yarn leaving a long yarn tail.

Thread tail through rem sts and pull to gather.

Knot to secure.



Skirts (make 2) With larger needles and B, cast on 21 sts.

Work in St st for 4 rows.

Dec Row (RS): (K3tog) 7 times - 7 sts rem.

Work in St st for 4 rows.

Bind off.



Sew Legs and Arms to ballerinas, arranging into ballerina poses.

Sew Skirts to ballerinas.

With E, embroider French knot eyes.

With D, embroider a French knot at end of each giraffe ballerina horn.Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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