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Very Scary Pullovers

Get two homemade Halloween knits from one pattern! These Very Scary Pullovers are absolutely spook-tacular. Your child will glow with excitement in this jack-o'-latern knitting pattern. The skull and crossbones pattern will be a bone-a-fide hit with their friends. Get in the Halloween spirit with these cute pullovers. Your kids can wear these festive knits to school as Halloween approaches. They can also wear them trick-or-treating as cute homemade costumes. These adorable sweaters are anything but scary!

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:

  • Jack-O'-Latern Version
  • Super Values Main Color (MC) 1 (2, 2, 3) Balls
  • Super Value Contrast A Yellow (07445) 1 (1, 1, 1) Balls
  • Sizes 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) and 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 2 st holders.

 

  • Skull and Crossbones Version
  • Super Value Main Color (MC) Black (07421) 1 (2, 2, 3) Balls
  • Super Value Contrast A White (07391)     1 (1, 1, 1) Balls
  • Sizes 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) and 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 2 st holders.

 


Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.

 


Measurements:

  • To fit chest measurement
  • 2 yrs     21 ins '[53.5 cm]
  • 4 yrs     23 ins [58.5 cm]
  • 6 yrs     25 ins [63.5 cm]
  • 8 yrs     26.5 ins [67.5 cm]

 

  • Finish chest
  • 2 yrs     25 ins [63.5 cm]
  • 4 yrs     27 ins [68.5 cm]
  • 6 yrs     29.5 ins [75 cm]
  • 8 yrs     32.5 ins [82.5 cm]

 


Instructions:

 

Back
**With MC and smaller needles, cast on 57 (61-67-73) 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 of (K1. P1) ribbing for 2 ins [5 cm], ending on a 2nd row.** Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures 7½ (8-9-11) ins [19 (20.5-23-28) cm], ending with a purl row.
Shape armholes: Cast off 4 (4-6-6) sts beg next 2 rows. 49 (53-55-61) sts. Cont even until armhole measures 5½ (6-6½-7) ins [14 (15-16.5-18) cm], ending with a purl row.
Shape shoulders: Cast off 6 (6-6-8) sts beg next 2 rows, then cast off 6 (7-7-8) sts beg following 2 rows. Leave rem 25 (27-29-29) sts on a st holder.

 

Front
Work from ** to ** as given for Back.
Jack-o’-Lantern Version only: Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st for 4 (6-10-14) rows.
Place chart: 1st row: (RS). K9 (11-14-17). Work 1st row of Chart I across next 39 sts. Knit to end of row.
2nd row: P9 (11-14-17). Work 2nd row of Chart I across next 39 sts. Purl to end of row.
Skull and Crossbones Version only: Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st for 2 (4-8-12) rows.
Place chart: 1st row: (RS). K10 (12-15-18). Work 1st row of Chart II across next 37 sts. Knit to end of row.
2nd row: P10 (12-15-18). Work 2nd row of Chart II across next 37 sts. Purl to end of row.
Both Versions: Keeping cont of chart, as placed in last 2 rows, cont even until work from beg measures same length as Back to armholes, ending with a purl row.
Shape armholes: Cast off 4 (4-6-6) sts beg next 2 rows. 49 (53-55-61) sts. Cont even until armhole measures 3½ (3½-4-4½) ins [9 (9-10-11.5) cm], ending with a purl row.
Shape neck: Next row: K18 (20-20-23) (neck edge). Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle. Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 4 rows, then on every following alt row 2 (3-3-3) times. 12 (13-13-16) sts. Cont even until armhole measures same length as Back to beg of shoulder shaping, ending with a purl row.
Shape shoulder:
Cast off 6 (6-6-8) sts beg next row. Work 1 row even. Cast off rem 7 (7-7-8) sts. With RS of work facing, slip next 13 (13-15-15) sts onto a st holder. Join MC to rem sts and knit to end of row. Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 4 rows, then on every following alt row 2 (3-3-3) times. 12 (13-13-16) sts. Cont even until armhole measures same length as Back to beg of shoulder shaping, ending with a purl row.
Shape shoulder: Cast off 6 (6-6-8) sts beg next row. Work 1 row even. Cast off rem 7 (7-7-8) sts.

 

Sleeves
With MC and smaller needles, cast on 33 (35-35-37) sts. Work 2 ins [5 cm] in (K1. P1) ribbing as given for Back, inc 4 sts evenly across last row. 37 (39-39-41) sts. Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st for 4 rows. Inc 1 st each end of needle on next and every following 4th row until there are 41 (47-47-53) sts, then on every following 6th row until there are 49 (55-59-63) sts. Cont even until work from beg measures 8½ (10-11½-13) ins [21.5 (25.5-29-33) cm], ending with a purl row. Place markers at each end of last row. Work 4 (4-6-6) rows even. Cast off.

 

Finishing
Pin garment pieces to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth, leaving cloth to dry.
Neckband: Sew right shoulder seam. With RS of work facing and smaller needles, pick up and knit 13 (15-15-15) sts down left front neck edge. K13 (13-15-15) from front st holder. Pick up and knit 13 (15-15-15) sts up left front neck edge. K25 (27-29-29) from back st holder, inc 1 st at center. 65 (71-75-75) sts. Beg on a 2nd row, work 7 rows in (K1. P1) ribbing as given for Back. Cast off in ribbing.
Sew in sleeves placing rows above markers along cast off sts of front and back to form square armholes. Sew side and sleeve seams.

 

Very Scary Pullovers Chart 1

Very Scary Pullovers Chart 2

Very Scary Pullovers Chart 3

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