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Fido - Free Knitting Pattern for a Toddler's Sweater/Jumper

Free knitting pattern for a toddler's sweater or jumper with a puppies on the shoulders

Materials

4 ozs. 3-ply wool in white;
¼ oz. 3-ply wool in royal blue;

10 small white buttons;

1 pr. Old UK No. 12/US 2/2.75 mm knitting needles.

Measurements

chest, 20 inches;
length, 12 inches;
sleeve, 7½ inches.

Special Abbreviations

W, white;
B, blue.

Pattern

Right Side Flaps

With white wool cast on 32 sts.

In words

1st and 2nd rows: (K1, P1), repeat to end.

3rd row: * (K1, P1) twice, yo, K2tog, repeat from *, end K1, P1.

4th row: As 2nd row.

Repeat 1st and 2nd rows once.

Join on blue wool, and commence design.

1st row: (K1, P1) 3 times, K2 W, 2 B, 2 W, 4 B, 5 W, 4 B, 1 W, (K1, P1) 3 times.

2nd row: (K1, P1) 3 times, P1 B, 4 W, 1 B, 3 W, 1 B, 4 W, 5 B, 1 W, (K1, P1) 3 times.

3rd row: (K1, P1) 3 times, K1 B, 1 W, 4 B, 4 W, 1 B, 3 W, 1 B, 4 W, 1 B, (K1, P1) 3 times.

4th row: (K1, P1) 3 times, P1 W, 2 B, 3 W, 1 B, 1 W, 1 B, 5 W, 4 B, 1 W, 1 B, (K1, P1) 3 times.

5th row: (K1, P1) 3 times, K1 B, 1 W, 5 B, 4 W, 1 B, 1 W, 1 B, 2 W, 1 B, 3 W, (K1, P1) 3 times.

6th row: (K1, P1) 3 times, P3 W, 1 B, 2 W, 1 B, 1 W, 1 B, 3 W, 5 B, 3 W, (K1, P1) 3 times.

7th row: (K1, P1) 3 times, K3 W, 5 B, 4 W, 1 B, 2 W, 1 B, 4 W, (K1, P1) 3 times.

8th row: (K1, P1) 3 times, P4 W, 1 B, 6 W, 6 B, 3 W, (K1, P1) 3 times.

9th row: (K1, P1) 3 times, K3 W, 6 B, 5 W, 1 B, 5 W, (K1, P1) 3 times.

10th row: (K1, P1) 3 times, P5 W, 1 B, 6 W, 5 B, 3 W, (K1, P1) 3 times.

11th row: (K1, P1) 3 times, K5 W, 5 B, 3 W, 1 B, 6 W, (K1, P1) 3 times.

12th row: (K1, P1) 3 times, P6 W, 1 B, 2 W, 4 B, 7 W, (K1, P1) 3 times.

13th row: (K1, P1) 3 times, K9 W, 2 B, 2 W, 1 B, 6 W, (K1, P1) 3 times.

14th row: (K1, P1) 3 times, P3 W, 1 B, 1 W, 5 B, 1 W, 1 B, 8 W, (K1, P1) 3 times.

15th row: (K1, P1) 3 times, K7 W, 4 B, 3 W, 4 B, 2 W, (K1, P1) 3 times.

16th row: (K1, P1) 3 times, P2 W, 3 B, 2 W, 1 B, 2 W, 3 B, 7 W, (K1, P1) 3 times.

17th row: Knit same colours on needle.

18th row: (K1, P1) 3 times, P1 W, 13 B, 6 W.

19th row: (K1, P1) 3 times, 6 W, 5 B, 1 W, 2 B, 1 W, 4 B, 1 W, (K1, P1) 3 times.

20th row: (K1, P1) 3 times, P2 W, 3 B, 2 W, 1 B, 2 W, 2 B, 8 W, (K1, P1) 3 times.

21st row: (K1, P1) 3 times, K8 W, 8 B, 4 W, (K1, P1) 3 times.

22nd row: (K1, P1) 3 times, P5 W, 6 B, 9 W, (K1, P1) 3 times.

23rd row: (K1, P1) 3 times, K10 W, 4 B, 6 W, (K1, P1) 3 times.

24th row: Cast off 10 sts, P3 W, 2 B, 11 W, (K1, P1) 3 times.

25th row: (K1, P1) 3 times, knit to end.

26th row: Cast off 10 sts, P6 W, (K1, P1) 3 times.

27th row: (K1, P1) 3 times, knit to end. Cast off.

Chart

Chart for knitting the right side flap

Left Side Flap

In Words

Work exactly the same as the right flap till 23rd row is completed.

24th row: (K1, P1) 3 times, P7 W, 2 B, 11 W, (K1, P1) 3 times.

25th row: Cast off 10 sts, knit to last 6 sts, (K1, P1) 3 times.

26th row: (K1, P1) 3 times, K16 W.

27th row: Cast off 16 sts., (K1, P1) 3 times.

Work on these 6 sts. for 3 inches. Cast off.

Chart

Chart for knitting the left side flap

Back

With white wool cast on 88 sts.

Work in K1, P1 rib for 1 inch.

Commence patt:
1st row: (K1, P1), repeat to end .

2nd row: Purl.

3rd row: (P1, K1), repeat to end.

4th row: Purl.

Repeat these 4 rows till work measures 7 inches from start.

Shape Armholes:
Cast off 6 sts. at beg. of next 2. rows.

Then K2tog beg. and end of every 2nd row till 68 sts. remain.

Continue in patt. till work measures 11½ inches from start.

Shape Shoulders:
Cast off 10 sts. at beg. of next 2 rows.

Cast off 12 sts. beg. of next 2 rows.

Cast off.

Front

Work exactly same as for back till armhole shaping is completed.

Continue in patt. till work measures 9 inches.

Work in K1, P1 rib for 6 rows .

Cast off.

Sleeves (both alike)

Cast on 48 sts.

Work in rib of K1, P1 for 2 inches.

Work in body patt., inc. each end every 6th row till 68 sts. on needle.

Continue in patt. till sleeve is 7½ inches.

Shaping:
K2tog each end every 2nd row till 58 sts.

Then K2tog each end every row till 6 sts.

Cast off.

To Make Up

Sew flaps to shoulders.

Sew band across back of neck.

Sew up side seams.

Sew sleeve seams.

Stitch to armhole.

Sew 5 buttons each side of front band to correspond with buttonholes.


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