Level: Intermediate

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

  • 4 Seasons Flinders Cotton 8ply 50g balls:
    MC – 13, C1 – 2, C2 – 1.
  • 1 pair each of 3.75mm, 4.00mm and a set of 3.75mm knitting needles or size needed for correct tension
  • 4 stitch holders
  • Scissors, yarn needle, tape measure

MEASUREMENTS

SIZE S/M

To fit size cm 80

Actual size cm 96

Length cm 55

Sleeve length cm 42

TENSION

28 sts x 29 rows to 10cm over 1 x 1 rib, using 4.00mm needles.

ABBREVIATIONS

alt = alternate/ing, beg = begin/ing, cont = continue/ing, dec = decrease, foll = follows/ing, K = knit, P = purl, psso = pass slipped stitch over, rem = remain/ing, Rnd = Round, RS = right side, sl = slip, st/s = stitch/es, tog = together, WS = wrong side, ybk = yarn back, yfwd = yarn forward.


INSTRUCTIONS

BACK

Using 3.75mm needles and MC, cast on

133 sts.

1st row - K1, * P1, K1, rep from * to end.

2nd row - P1, * K1, P1, rep from * to end.

Last 2 rows form rib for lower band, cont in rib until work measures 8cm from beg, ending with a 2nd patt row. Change to 4.00mm needles.

Next row - Inc in first st, rib to last st, inc in last st ... 135 sts.

1st row - K1, * P1, K1, rep from * to end.

2nd row - K2, * P1, K1, rep from * to last st

K1.

3rd row - K1, * P1, K1, rep from * to end. Last 2 rows form rib for rem. Work a further 6 rows rib.

BEG STRIPE PATT

Using C1, work 2 rows rib.

Using MC, work 2 rows rib.

Using C2, work 2 rows rib.

Using MC, work 2 rows rib.

Using C1, work 2 rows rib.

Using MC, work 24 rows rib.

Last 34 rows form stripe patt for rem.

Work a further 40 rows stripe patt.

SHAPE RAGLAN ARMHOLES

Keeping stripe patt and rib correct for rem, cast off 5 sts at beg of next 2 rows ... 125 sts.

1st row - (RS) K2, sl 1, K1, psso, patt to last 4 sts, K2tog, K2.

2nd row - P2, P2tog, patt to last 4 sts, P2tog tbl, P2 ... 121 sts. Rep last 2 rows 4 times ... 105 sts.

Next row - K2, sl 1, K1, psso, patt to last 4 sts, K2tog, K2.

Next row - P2, patt to last 2 sts, P2 ... 103 sts.

Next row - K2, sl 1, K1, psso, patt to last 4 sts, K2tog, K2.

Next row - P2, P2tog, patt to last 4 sts, P2tog tbl, P2.

Next row - K2, sl 1, K1, psso, patt to last 4 sts, K2tog, K2.

Next row - P2, patt to last 2 sts, P2 ... 97 sts. ** Rep last 4 rows 9 times ... 43 sts.

Size 6 years only -

Next row - K2, sl 1, K1, psso, patt to last 4 sts, K2tog, K2.

Next row - P2, patt to last 2 sts, P2 ... 37 sts.

All Sizes - Leave rem 4 sts on a stitch holder for neckband.

FRONT

Work as for Back to **. Rep last 4 rows 5 times ... 67 sts.

SHAPE NECK

Next row - (RS) K2, sl 1, K1, psso, patt 16 turn ... 19 sts.

Next row - Patt 2 tog, patt to last 4 sts, P2tog tbl, P2.

Next row - K2, sl 1, K1, psso, patt to last 2 sts, patt2tog.

Next row - Rib to last 3 sts, P3 ... 15 sts.

Next row - K2, sl 1, K1, psso, patt to last 2 sts, patt2tog.

Next row - Patt to last 4 sts, P2tog tbl, P2 ... 12 sts.

Next row - K2, sl 1, K1, psso, patt to last 2 sts, patt2tog.

Next row - Patt to last 3 sts, P3 ... 10 sts.

Next row - K2, sl 1, K1, psso, patt to last st.

Next row - Patt to last 4 sts, P2tog tbl, P2 ... 8 sts.

Size 6 years only -

Next row - K2, sl 1, K1, psso, patt to end.

Next row - Patt to last 3 sts, P3 ... 4 sts. Size 12 years only -

Next row - K2, sl 1, K1, psso, patt to last 2 sts, patt2tog.

Next row - Patt to last 3 sts, P3.

Next row - K2, sl 1, K1, psso, patt to end.

Next row - Patt to last 4 sts, P2tog tbl, P2 ... 4 sts.

All Sizes -

Next row - K1, sl 1, K2tog, psso ... 2 sts.

Next row - P2. Fasten off. Slip next 27 sts onto a stitch holder and leave for neckband. With RS facing, join yarn to rem 20 sts, patt to last 4 sts, K2tog, K2 ... 19 sts.

Next row - P2, P2tog, patt to last 2 sts, patt 2tog.

Next row - Patt2tog, patt to last 4 sts, K2tog, K2.

Next row - P2, patt to last st, ... 15 sts.

Next row - Patt2tog, patt to last 4 sts, K2tog, K2.

Next row - P2, P2tog, patt to end ... 12 sts.

Next row - Patt2tog, patt to last 4 sts, K2tog, K2.

Next row - P2, patt to end ... 10 sts.

Next row - Patt to last 4 sts, K2tog, K2.

Next row - P2, P2tog, patt to end ... 8 sts.

Size 6 years only -

Next row - Patt to last 4 sts, K2tog, K2.

Next row - P3, patt to end ... 4 sts.

Size 12 years only -

Next row - Patt 2tog, patt to last 4 sts,

K2tog, K2.

Next row - P3, patt to end.

Next row - Patt to last 4 sts, K2tog, K2.

Next row - P2, P2tog, patt to end ... 4 sts.

All Sizes -

Next row - (K2tog) twice ... 2 sts.

Next row - P2.

Fasten off.

SLEEVES

Using 3.75mm needles and MC, cast on

53 sts.

1st row - K2, * P1, K1, rep from * to last st K1.

2nd row - K1, * P1, K1, rep from * to end. Last 2 rows forms rib for band, cont in rib until work measures 5cm from beg, ending with a 2nd patt row. Change to 4.00mm needles and cont in rib, working extra sts into rib as they become available, inc one st at each end of next and foll 4th rows until there are 67 sts. Work 1 rows rib.

BEG STRIPE PATT

Working in stripe patt as given for back and front for rem, AT SAME TIME inc one st at each end of next 3rd and foll 4th rows until there are 101 sts. Work 7 rows stripe patt.

SHAPE RAGLAN

Keeping stripe patt correct for rem, cast off 5 sts at beg of next 2 rows ... 91 sts.

1st row - (RS) K2, sl 1, K1, psso, patt to last 4 sts, K2tog, K3.

2nd row - P2, P2tog, rib to last 4 sts, P2tog tbl, P2.

3rd row - K2, sl 1, K1, psso, rib to last 4 sts, K2tog, K2.

4th row - P2, rib to last 2 sts, P2 ... 85 sts. Rep last 4 rows 10 ... 25 sts.

Next row - K2, sl 1, K1, psso, rib to last 4 sts, K2tog, K2.

Next row - P2, rib to last 2 sts, P2 ... 23 sts. Rep last 2 rows until 19 sts rem, working last row on wrong side. Leave rem 19 sts.

NECKBAND

DO NOT PRESS. We recommend using mattress stitch to sew up your garment. Join raglan seams, noting that tops of sleeves form part of neckband. With RS facing, using a set of 3.75mm needles and MC, and beg at left back raglan seam, knit across 19 sts from left sleeve stitch holder, knit up across 14 sts evenly along left side of front neck shaping, rib across 27 sts from front neck stitch holder, knit up 14 sts evenly along right side of front neck shaping, knit across 19 sts along right sleeve stitch holder, then knit across 43 on back neck stitch holder... 136 sts.

1st round - * K1, P1, rep from * to end. Rep 1st round until Neckband measures 3cm from beg.

Cast off very loosely in rib.

FINISHING

Join side and sleeve seams. Sew in ends.




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