Candy sweater

knitting pattern


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Sizes

Chest circumference of the finished garment:

  • Size 1 – 95 cm [37½”].
  • Size 2 – 105 cm [41½”].
  • Size 3 – 115 cm [45″].

Fit: the sweater is designed to have 11-13 cm [4-5″] of positive ease.

Choose the size according to your chest circumference, plus the desired ease.

You will need

Yarn: DK (11 wpi). Approx. 1050(1240-1400) m [1148(1356-1531)yds].

Circular knitting needles 4 mm [US 6], 80 cm [32″] and 40 cm [16″] long.

Double pointed knitting needles 4 mm [US 6].

4 stitch markers.

Suggested yarn:

  • GAZZAL Baby Cotton XL
Gauge

In Stockinette stitch:

10 cm [4”] = 21 stitches, 29 rows.

Instructions

The instructions are written for the smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus (). Example: size 1(size 2-size 3). If there is only one number given, it applies to all sizes.

Work in pattern (as established) means that you will work as previously stated, without changing the position of the pattern.

BOR – beginning of the round.

K – knit.

K2togL – knit 2 stitches together left leaning.

K2togR – knit 2 stitches together right leaning.

MDS – make a double stitch (for the short rows).

P – purl.

PM – place marker.

RS – right side.

SM – slip the marker.

WS wrong side.

Stockinette stitch:

  • RS – knit;
  • WS – purl.

1×1 ribbing: {K1, P1} repeat to the end of the round.

Raglan increases (video tutorial):

RS: K, WS: P
place 1 stitch onto cable needle in front of the work, K2, K1 from the cable needle
place 2 stitches onto cable needle behind the work, K1, K2 from the cable needle
K1, pick up and knit the left side of the stitch below
pick up and knit the right side of the stitch below, K1
Collar

Cast on 92 stitches. Join for working in round and place BOR marker.

Work 3.5 cm [1¼”] in 1×1 ribbing (approx. 11 rounds).

Yoke

Short rows (video tutorial):

MDS – make a double stitch:

  • RS: slip the first stitch knitwise to the right needle. Pull the yarn up and bring it to the back of the work, making a double stitch;
  • WS: slip the first stitch purlwise to the right needle. Pull the yarn up and bring it to the back of the work, making a double stitch.

Remove BOR marker, turn the work.

Row 1 (WS): MDS, P4, PM, P12, PM, P34, PM, P12, PM, P5, turn the work.

Row 2 (RS): MDS, work Raglan increases, K4, work Raglan increases, K26, work Raglan increases, K4, work Raglan increases, K double stitch, K2, turn the work. (Slip the markers as you come to them).

Row 3 (WS): MDS, P to the double stitch (slip raglan markers as you come to them), P double stitch, P2, turn the work.

Row 4 (RS): MDS, {K until you have 4 stitches before the marker, work Raglan increases} 4 times, K to the double stitch, K double stitch, K2, turn the work.

Repeat rows 3-4 2 more times.

Repeat Row 3.

Next row (RS): MDS, {K until you have 4 stitches before the marker, work Raglan increases} 4 times, {K to the double stitch, K double stitch} 2 times, K until you have 4 stitches before the marker.

Now, you will work in round again:

Note: marker located between the front and the left sleeve is BOR marker.

Round 1: K to the BOR marker, SM, K until you have 4 stitches before BOR marker (slip raglan markers as you come to them).

Round 2: {work Raglan increases, K until you have 4 stitches before the marker} 4 times.

Repeat rounds 1-2 until you have 98(106-116) stitches for the back and the front, and 76(84-94) stitches for both sleeves between the raglan markers (including the raglan stitches).

Separate back, front and sleeves

K to the BOR marker.

Using the sewing needle, place 76(84-94) stitches of the sleeve on hold onto a waste yarn.

Cast on 6(9-10) stitches (use the Backward loop method).

K98(106-116) (i.e. K to the next raglan marker).

Place 76(84-94) stitches of the sleeve on hold onto a waste yarn.

Cast on 6(9-10) stitches.

K104(115-126).

Place BOR marker.

Body

208(230-252) stitches on the needles.

Work in Stockinette stitch until the body measures 22 cm [8¾”] from the underarms.

Work 5.5 cm [2¼”] in 1×1 ribbing (approx. 18 rounds).

Italian bind off (video tutorial):

Round 1: {K1, slip 1 stitch with yarn in front} repeat to the end of the round.

Round 2: {slip 1 stitch with yarn in back, P1} repeat to the end of the round.

Leave the tail approx. 3-4 times longer then the bind off edge, cut the yarn. Thread the tail into a tapestry needle.

  1. Insert the tapestry needle into the first knit stitch, from the back to the front, slip that stitch from the main needle, pull the yarn.
  2. Insert the tapestry needle into the next purl stitch, from the back to the front, slip that stitch from the main needle, pull the yarn.
  3. Insert the tapestry needle into the slipped knit stitch, from the front to the back, and into the next knit stitch, from the back to the front, slip the stitch from the main needle, pull the yarn.
  4. Insert the tapestry needle into the slipped purl stitch, from the front to the back, and into the next purl stitch, from the back to the front, slip the stitch from the main needle, pull the yarn.
  5. Repeat steps 3-4 to the end of the round. ✓
Sleeves

You can work with double pointed needles or with the circular needles, using the Magic loop method.

Place 76(84-94) held stitches of the sleeve back onto the needles.

Join the yarn.

Pick up and knit 4(6-6) stitches from the Body at underarm.

Place BOR marker.

Pick up and knit 4(6-6) stitches from the Body at underarm.

84(96-106) stitches on the needles.

K to the marker.

Work 6 rounds in Stockinette stitch.

Next round (decrease): SM, K1, K2togR, K until you have 3 stitches before the marker, K2togL, K1.

Repeat the decrease round every following 12(8-6)th round until you have 68(72-76) stitches left.

Continue working in Stockinette stitch until the sleeve measures 7 cm [2¾”] shorter than the desired length.

Then, work 7 cm [2¾”] in 1×1 ribbing (approx 22 rounds).

Repeat from ✓ to ✓ as given for the Body.

Finishing

Weave in the loose ends.


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