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Knitted kids' pullover with hood

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Knitted kids' pullover with hood

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Just in time for the chillier months, these pullover knitting instructions are written for size 2. Any changes for sizes 4 and 6 are written in brackets. If there is only one set of figures, it applies to all sizes. Standard abbreviations are used. Recommended for knitters with some experience.

Size (Chest): 2(S) 4(M) 6(L)
Measurement: S=56 cm (22 ins) M=61 cm (24 ins) L=66 cm (26 ins)
Finished Chest Measurement: S=70 cm (27-1/2 ins) M=75 cm (29-1/2 ins) L=81 cm (32 ins)

You need:
• 3(3,4) balls Bernat Camouflage acrylic yarn (6 oz/170g)
• One pair of 4 mm needles
• One pair of 5 mm needles OR whichever needles you require to produce the tension given below
• Stitch markers
• Tapestry needle

Tension
18 sts and 24 rows = 10 cm /4 ins in St st using larger needles. Work to exact tension with specified yarn to obtain satisfactory results.

To save time, take time to check tension.

To make:
Back
*With smaller needles cast on 59(63,69) sts.

Row 1 (right side): K1, [p1,k1] to end of row.

Row 2:
P1, [k1,p1] to end of row.

Rep these 2 rows [k1,p1] ribbing for 3 cm/1-1/4 ins, inc 3 sts evenly across last row and ending with right side facing for next row. 62(66,72) sts now on needle.*

Change to larger needles and work in St st until work from beg measures 38(40.5,44.5) cm/15(16, 17-1/2) ins, ending with right side facing for next row. Cast off. Along cast-off edge, place markers 15(19,22) sts in from side edges to mark neck edges.

Front
Work from * to * as given for back.

Change to larger needles and work in St st until work from beg measures 30.5(33,35) cm/12(13,13-3/4) ins, ending with right side facing for next row.

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Page 1 of 2 – Find out how to shape the neck and finish off your pullover on page 2.

To shape left neck:
Next row: K26(28,31) sts; turn, leaving rem sts on a spare needle.

Dec 1 st at neck edge on foll 9 rows. 17(19,22) sts now on needle.

Continue even in St st until work from beg measures same length as back, ending with right side facing for next row. Cast off.

To shape right neck:
Next row:
With right side facing, cast off next 10 sts from spare needle; k to end of row.

Dec 1 st at neck edge on foll 9 rows. 17(19,22) sts now on needle.

Continue even in St st until work from beg measures same length as back, ending with right side facing for next row. Cast off.

Sleeves
With MC and smaller needles, cast on 31(33,35) sts.

Work [k1,p1] ribbing as given for back for 3 cm/1-1/4 ins, inc 4 sts evenly across last row and ending with right side facing for next row. 35(37,39) sts now on needle.

Change to larger needles and work in St st, inc 1 st at each end of needle on 3rd row once, then on foll alt rows 4(9,10) times, then on foll 4th row 7(3,4) times. 59(63,69) sts now on needle.

Continue even in St st until work from beg measures 24(26.5,30.5) cm/9-1/2(10-1/2,12) ins, ending with right side facing for next row. Cast off.

Hood
With larger needles, loosely cast on 91(95,99) sts.

Rows 1 to 10: Work even in St st.

Rows 11 to 18: Dec 1 st at each end of needle. 75(79,83) sts now on needle.

Cont even in St st until work from beg measures 19(20.5,21.5) cm/7-1/2(8,8-1/2) ins, placing st marker at each end of last row and ending with right side facing for next row.

Cast off 4 sts at beg of every row 18(19,20) times. 3 sts now on needle.

To finish:
Sew shoulder seams. Place markers 16.5(18,19.5) cm/6-1/2(7,7-3/4) ins down from shoulder seams on front and back side edges. Sew cast-off sleeve edges between markers. Sew side and sleeve seams.

Fold hood in half so right sides are together and side edges are even; sew centre-back seam from markers to fold. Turn under first 4 rows of cast-on edge to form drawstring casing; sew in place. Sew side edges of hood around neck edge, leaving ends of casing open.

Drawstring
You will need a partner. Cut 2 strands of yarn, each 122 cm/48 ins long. Hold both strands together at 1 end; have your partner hold both strands together at the other end.

Twist strands clockwise until they begin to curl. Fold twisted strands in half and knot the 4 ends together; the twisted strands will now twist themselves together again, giving you a 4-ply drawstring.

With bodkin or large safety pin, insert into casing; knot rem end.

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