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Knit this adorable knit pullover sweater pattern for Halloween fun that you'll always remember! Your kids will love this Snuffle Pullover knitting pattern. The cute elephant on this pattern stretches his trunk all the way down the sleeve. Your child will love romping around and acting like an elephant in this cute knit. An elephant never forgets, but you won't need to remember any extensive knitting knowledge for this easy pattern. Your kids will want to wear this fun pattern for a Halloween costume.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size5 or 3.75 mm, 7 or 4.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

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

Materials:

  • Stitch Nation by Debbie Stoller™ “Washable Ewe™”: 1 (1, 1, 1) ball 3903 Strawberry A; 1 (1, 2, 2) balls each 3540 Currant B and 3501 Robin Egg C.
  • Knitting Needles: 3.75mm [US 5] and 4.5mm [US 7]
  • Circular Knitting Needles: 3.75mm [US 5] 16” long
  • Stitch holders (2)
  • Yarn needle

 


Gauge: 20 sts = 4”; 26 rows = 4” in St st on larger needles

 


Measurements:  Directions are for size 2; changes for sizes 4, 6 and 8 are in parentheses.

  • Finished Chest: 24 (26, 28, 30)”
  • Finished Length: 13 (14½, 17, 19)”

 

 

Abbreviations:

  • K = knit
  • mm = millimeters
  • st(s) = stitch (es)
  • St st = Stockinette stitch (Knit on right side rows; Purl on wrong side rows.)

 


Instructions:
 

 

Pullover


Back
With smaller knitting needles and A, cast on 60 (66, 70, 76) sts.

 

Rolled Edging
Begin with a knit row, work 10 rows in St st. Change to B and larger knitting needles, continue even in St st until piece measures 8 (9, 10½, 12)” from beginning allowing edge to roll, end by working a wrong side row.

 

Shape Armhole
Bind off 3 (3, 3, 4) sts at beginning of next 2 rows–54 (60, 64, 68) sts. Decrease one st at beginning and end of every right side row 2 (2, 3, 3) times–50 (56, 58, 62)sts. Work even until armhole measures 3 (3½, 4½, 5)” from beginning end by working a wrong side row.

 

Shape Neck
Knit 16 (19, 20, 22) sts, slip next 18 sts to holder for neck; join a 2nd ball of yarn and knit to end. Working both sides at once with separate balls of yarn, bind off 2 sts at each neck edge twice–12 (15, 16, 18) sts each side. Work even until armhole measures 5 (5½, 6½, 7)”. Bind off.

 

Front
Cast on and work rolled edging same as for Back. Change to larger knitting needles and begin with Row 1, work Elephant pattern from chart until piece measures 8 (9, 10½, 12)” from beginning allowing edge to roll, end by working a wrong side row.

 

Shape Armhole
Bind off 3 (3, 3, 4) sts at beginning of next 2 rows–54 (60, 64, 68) sts. Decrease one st at beginning and end of every right side 2 (2, 3, 3) times–50 (56, 58, 62)sts. Work even until armhole measures 3 (3½, 4½, 5)” from beginning end by working a wrong side row.


Shape Neck
Knit 16 (19, 20, 22) sts, slip next 18 sts to holder for neck; join a 2nd ball of yarn and knit to end. Working both sides at once with separate balls of yarn, bind off 2 sts at each neck edge twice–12 (15, 16, 18) sts each side. Work even until armhole measures same as Back to shoulder edge. Bind off.

 

Right Sleeve
With smaller knitting needles and A, cast on 30 (30, 32, 34) sts.

 

Rolled Edging
Begin with a knit row, work 10 rows in St st. Change to B and larger needles, work in St st shaping sleeve by increase one st at beginning and end of every 8th (6th, 6th, 4th) row 8 (9, 12, 14) times–46 (48, 56, 62) sts. Work even until piece measures 10 (11, 12, 13)” from beginning allowing edge to roll end by working a wrong side row.

 

Shape Cap
Bind off 3 (3, 3, 4) sts at beginning of next 2 rows–40 (42, 50, 54) sts. Decrease one st at beginning and end of every right side row 7 (7, 10, 11) times, then bind off 2 (3, 3, 3) sts at beginning of every row 8 (6, 6, 6) times. Bind off remaining 10 (10, 12, 14) sts.

 

Left Sleeve
Cast on and work rolled edging same as for Right Sleeve. Change to C and larger needles, complete same as for Right Sleeve.

 

Finishing
Sew shoulder seams.


Neck Band
With circular needles and A, pick up and knit 72 sts around neck opening including sts from holders. Knit 10 rounds even in St st (knit every round). Bind off.

Set in sleeves. Sew sleeve and side seams.

 


Embroidery
With B, embroider ear, eye and mouth on elephant. Attach C for tail. Crochet or braid a 1” chain. Tie yarn in knot for tail. Refer to photo.

 

 

Snuffle Pullover Chart 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snuffle Pullover Chart 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snuffle Pullover Chart 3

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