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Crayon Crewneck

Get colorful with this knit sweater pattern. Your kids will love this homemade Crayon Crewneck. Nothing quite marks the back-to-school season like an abundance of crayon drawings on the fridge. Whether the teacher asked your child to draw a picture of their house or their family, you will always cherish their wobbly drawings. This fun crewneck looks just like one of your favorite pieces of art. Your kids will love wearing a sweater that looks just like one of their own creative drawings.

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size6 or 4 mm, 7 or 4.5 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Materials:

  • Patons Canadiana (100 g/3.5 oz; 204 yards) Main color (MC) (Black) 3 (4, 4) balls
  • Patons Canadiana (100 g/3.5 oz; 204 yards) Contrast A (Variegated) 2 (2, 2) balls
  • Sizes 4 mm (U.S. 8) and 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension
  • 2 st holders

 

 

 

Gauge: 20 sts and 26 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.

 

 

 

Measurements:

Chest Measurement:

  • 2 yrs     22 ins [56 cm ]
  • 4 yrs     24 ins [61 cm ]
  • 6 yrs     26 ins [66 cm ]

Finished Chest:

  • 2 yrs     27 ins [68.5 cm ]
  • 4 yrs     29 ins [73.5 cm ]
  • 6 yrs     32 ins [81 cm ]

 

 

 

Abbreviations:

  • Beg = beginning
  • K = knit
  • P = purl
  • rem = remain(ing)
  • rep = repeat
  • RS = right side
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • WS = wrong side

 

 

 

 

Instructions:


The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ).


BACK
**With MC and smaller needles cast on 61 (65-73) sts.
***1st row: (RS). K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: P1. *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row. Rep last 2 rows once more.
Next row: With MC, K1. *With A, P1. With MC, K1. Rep from * to end of row.
Next row: With MC, P1. *With A, K1. With MC, P1. Rep from * to end of row. Rep last 2 rows until work from beg measures 2 ins [5 cm] ending with WS facing for next row.***
Next row: With MC, purl, inc 7 sts evenly across. 68 (72-80) sts.**
Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures 14½ (17-19) ins [37 (43-48) cm], ending with RS facing for next row.

Shoulder shaping: Cast off 9 (10- 12) sts beg next 2 rows, then 10 (11-12) sts beg following 2 rows. Leave rem 30 (30-32) sts on a st holder.

 

FRONT
Work from ** to ** as given for Back.
Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures 3 (3½-3¾) ins [7.5 (9-9.5) cm] ending with RS facing for next row. Proceed as follows:
1st row: K10 (12-16). Work 1st row of Chart in stocking st reading row from right to left. K11 (13-17).
2nd row: P11 (13-17). Work 2nd row of Chart in stocking st reading row from left to right. P10 (12-16).
Chart is now in position. Cont working Chart to end of chart.
With MC, cont in stocking st until work from beg measures 12 (13¼- 15) ins [30.5 (33.5-38) cm], ending with RS facing for next row.

Neck shaping: Next row: K24 (26-29) (neck edge). Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle. Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 5 rows. 19 (21-24) sts. Cont even until work from beg measures same length as Back to beg of shoulder shaping ending with RS facing for next row.

Shoulder shaping: Cast off 9 (10-12) sts beg next row. Work 1 row even. Cast off rem 10 (11- 12) sts. With RS of work facing, slip center 20 (20-22) sts onto a st holder. Join yarn to rem sts and knit to end of row. Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 5 rows. 19 (21-24) sts. Cont even until work from beg measures same length as Back to beg of shoulder shaping ending with WS facing for next row.

Shoulder shaping: Cast off 9 (10-12) sts beg next row. Work 1 row even. Cast off rem 10 (11- 12) sts.

 

SLEEVES
With MC and smaller needles cast on 33 (37-41) sts.
Work from *** to *** as given for Back.
Next row: With MC, purl, inc 8 (10-7) sts evenly across. 41 (47-48) sts.
Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st inc 1 st each end of needle on 3rd (5th- 5th) and following 4th (6th-6th) rows to 47 (71-74) sts.
Size 2 only: Inc 1 st each end of needle on every following 6th row to 57 sts.
All sizes: Cont even until Sleeve from beg measures 9½ (11½-13) ins [18 (29-33) cm], ending with RS facing for next row. Cast off.

 

FINISHING
Pin garment pieces to measurements and cover with a damp cloth leaving to dry.

Neckband: Sew right shoulder seam. With RS facing, MC and smaller needles, pick up and knit 14 (20-22) sts down left front neck edge. K20 (20-22) from front st holder. Pick up and knit 14 (20-22) sts up right front neck edge. K30 (30-32) from back st holder, dec 1 st at center. 77 (89- 97) sts.
1st row: (WS). With MC, P1. *With A, K1. With MC, P1. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: With MC, K1. *With A, P1. With MC, K1. Rep from * to end of row. Rep last 2 rows once more, then 1st row once.
Next row: (RS) With MC, *K1. P1. Rep from * to last st. K1.
Next row: P1. *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
Cast off loosely in ribbing. Sew left shoulder and neckband seam.
Place markers on Front and Back side edges 5¾ (7-7½) ins [14.5 (18-19) cm] down from shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves between markers. Sew side and sleeve seams.

 

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Sorry, I didn't look at it carefully enough; found the place where I could click on to get the chart. Thank you!

Nice to have the pattern but it says to follow the chart and there is no chart. Where is it for the pattern? I can't make it without the chart!!!

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