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Zig Zag Pullover

The Zig Zag Pullover is perfect for a playful toddler who's full of spunk. This quirky knit pullover sweater pattern is lined with a fun zig-zag diamond pattern. The bright, bold colors of this pullover make it easy to spot your little one running around at the park or in the back yard, so you'll never miss a minute of the fun. The eye popping colors of the Zig Zag Pullover make it a great, light-weight knit for summer, but it is warm enough for a cool weather sweater.

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm, 8 or 5 mm

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

Materials:

 

  • Vickie Howell for Caron Sheep(ish) (70% Acrylic/30% Wool; 3oz/85g, 167yds/153m)
  • #0016 Teal(ish) (MC): 3 (4, 4, 4) balls
  • #0020 Chartreuse(ish) (A): 1 (1, 1, 1) ball
  • #0013 Pumpkin(ish) (B): 1 (1, 1, 1) ball
  • One pair size US 8 (5mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • One pair size U.S. 7 (4.5mm) needles
  • Stitch markers
  • Stitch holders

 

Zig Zag Pullover Chart 1

Zig Zag Pullover Chart 2

 

GAUGE
In Dot Pattern, 17 sts and 25 rows = 4"/10cm, using larger needles.


3-Needle BO (joining 2 pieces together as you bind off): Place the stitches of the pieces to be joined on separate needles (or each end of a circular needle), held one behind the other in left hand, with right sides facing each other; with a third needle (the same size or 1 size larger than used for knitting the pieces), [k2tog (1 stitch from the front needle together with 1 stitch from the back needle)] twice, *pass first stitch on right-hand needle over last stitch in the usual manner, k2tog (1 stitch from the front needle together with 1 stitch from the back needle); repeat from * until all stitches have been bound off.


STITCHES USED
Garter stitch: Knit every row.
Fair Isle Pattern (see Chart)
Dot Pattern (see Chart)

SIZES
6 (12, 18, 24) months
Finished Measurements
Chest: 20 (21 1/2, 23 1/2, 25 1/2)"
Length 11 1/2 (12, 12 1/2, 13 1/2)"


NOTE
When changing colors at the end of a row, do not break yarn; carry color not in use loosely up side edge.


INSTUCTIONS

BACK
Using smaller needles and MC, CO 42 (46, 50, 54) sts.
**Knit 2 rows.
Next Row (RS): Change to A; knit 2 rows.
Next Row (RS): Change to B; knit 2 rows.
Next Row (RS): Change to larger needles, St st, and Fair Isle Pattern from chart; work even for 6 rows.
Next Row (RS): Change to smaller needles and B; knit 2 rows. Break yarn.
Next Row (RS): Change to A; knit 2 rows. Break yarn.
Next Row (RS): Change to MC; knit 2 rows.**
Next Row (RS): Change to Dot Pattern; work even until piece measures 7 (7 1/2, 7 1/2, 8 1/2)" from beg, ending with a WS row. Place marker at beg and end of row for beg of armhole. Work even until piece measures 11 1/2 (12, 12 1/2, 13 1/2)" from beg, ending with a WS row.
Next Row (RS): BO 10 (12, 13, 15) sts, knit to last 10 (12, 13, 15) sts and sl last 22 (22, 24, 24) sts worked to a holder for Back neck, BO rem sts for shoulder.
FRONT
Work as for Back to armhole. Place markers for armhole as for Back.
Shape Neck (RS): Work 15 (17, 19, 21) sts, sl rem 27 (29, 31, 33) sts to a holder for Right Front. Working on Left Front sts only, work even for 1 row.
Left Front (RS): Dec 1 st at neck edge every 6 rows 5 (5, 6, 6) times–10 (12, 13, 15) sts rem. Work even until piece measures same as for Back to shoulder, ending with a WS row. BO all sts.
Right Front (RS): With RS facing, join yarn and BO next 12 sts, work to end. Working on Right Front sts only, work even for 2 rows. Dec 1 st at neck edge every 6 rows 5 (5, 6, 6) times. Work even until piece measures same as for Left Front to shoulder, ending with a WS row. BO all sts.
SLEEVES
Using smaller needles, CO 22 sts. Work as for Back from ** to **.
Next Row (RS): Change to larger needles and Dot Pattern, inc 1 st each side every 4 rows 8 (9, 10, 11) times–38 (40, 42, 44) sts. Work even until piece measures 8 (9, 9 1/2, 10)" from beg, ending with a WS row. BO all sts.
LEFT PLACKET
Using larger needles, cast on 9 sts. Beg Dot Pattern, inc 1 st at beg of every other RS row 5 (5, 6, 6) times–14 (14, 15, 15) sts. Work even until piece measures 4 1/2 (4 1/2, 5, 5)" from beg, ending with a WS row. Break yarn, sl sts to holder and set aside.
RIGHT PLACKET
Using larger needles, cast on 9 sts. Beg Dot Pattern, inc 1 st at end of every other RS row 5 (5, 6, 6) times–14 (14, 15, 15) sts. Work even until piece measures 4 1/2 (4 1/2, 5, 5)" from beg, ending with a WS row. Leave sts on needle.
HOOD
Work across Right Placket sts, across Back neck sts on holder, then across Left Placket sts–50 (50, 54, 54) sts. Working in Dot Pattern across all sts, work even for 1 row.
Shape Hood (RS): Work 14 (14, 15, 15) sts, *k1-f/b; rep from * to last 14 (14, 15, 15) sts, work to end—72 (72, 78, 78) sts. Work even in Dot Pattern until piece measures 7 (7, 8, 8)" from beg, ending with a WS row. Divide Hood sts in half; using 3-Needle BO, join Hood sides.
Neck and Hood Trim
With RS facing, using smaller needles and A, and beg at base of Right Placket, pick up and knit 106 (106, 110, 110) sts along straight neck edge of Plackets and Hood. Knit 1 row.
Next Row (RS): Change to B; knit 2 rows.
Next Row (RS): Change to MC; knit 2 rows. BO all sts knitwise.
FINISHING
Block pieces to measurements. Sew shoulder seams. Sew in Sleeves between markers. Sew in Plackets, overlapping Left over Right for a boy and Right over Left for a girl. Sew side and Sleeve seams.
Using yarn needle, weave in ends.

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