Note from Brittany's Mum: Brittany designed this sweater as part of the Millenium jumper project at the 1999 Melbourne Sheep and Wool Show when she was 5 years old. She finalised the design 8 months later (changing the background from lilac to pink and adding long sleeves), then I charted it in DesignaKnit on a size sweater to fit her and hand knit it.
Size: Child's Australian size 7 (to fit average 6 - 7 year old)
Materials: Approximately 275gms of pink DK wool at approx 100
yards/ 90m per 50gms
50gms DK purple and medium blue, and approximately 25gms each of bright blue, brown, turquoise blue, black, yellow, lilac, light turquoise green, light lime green, medium pink, and red.
1 pr each 4mm and 3.25mm knitting needles.
Using 3.25mm needles and pink cast on 86sts and work 18 rows K1, P1 rib.
Change to 4mm needles and work 116 rows st st. Cast off.
Using 3.25mm needles and pink, cast on 86sts and work 18 rows K1, P1 rib.
Change to 4mm needles and work the front in the intarsia technique following the chart below.
Using 3.25mm needles cast on 46sts and work 18 rows K1, P1 rib.
Change to 4mm needles and work as follows:
Work 5 rows st st,
Inc 1 st at each end of the next, and every following 5th row 6 times, then every 6th row 9 times.
Wok 4 rows st st, cast off.
Work as for basic sleeve in stripes as follows:
Stripes of 12 rows each in medium blue
light turquoise green
light lime green
and the remaining 10 rows in pink
Cuff: medium blue
Stripes of 13 rows each in bright blue
and the remaining 16 rows in light lime green
Join both shoulder seams
Using medium blue and 3.25mm needles pick up 92 stitches around the neck as follows:
Left front neck: 21sts
Bottom front neck: 14sts
Right front neck: 21sts
Back neck: 36 sts
Work 9 rounds K1, P1 rib and cast off evenly.
Sew in all loose threads.
Measure 17.5cm down from the shoulder seams on front and back and place markers.
Sew sleeves between these markers.
Sew side and sleeve seams, making sure to place the centre of the sleeve's cast off edge level with the shoulder seam.
Work embroidery in outline st as shown on the diagram below. Light blue lines are worked in turquoise blue, purple = purple and bright blue = bright blue.
Block and lay flat to dry.