Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Little Rugged Raglan



A little boy's raglan pullover made with a hard-wearing but soft-to-the-touch acrylic/cotton yarn in a rugged grey and white mix with bright red accent stripes at the cuffs, hem, collar and front pocket. Pattern includes a matching ribbed hat and scarf.

Sweater in photos is size 6 (worn by a size 4 boy). 4 balls of yarn made the sweater (size 6), hat (size 6-8) and scarf.




SWEATER

Materials:
MC: Bernat “Denim Style” 70% acrylic / 30% cotton, 3.5 oz / 100 g / 196 yd per ball, colour 03044 “Sweatshirt”; 3[3, 3, 3] balls (7.25[8.25, 9.5, 10.25] oz / 207[237, 270, 290] g / 405[465, 530, 567] yds required)
CC: Bernat Super Value 100% acrylic, 7 oz / 197 g / 335 yd per ball, colour Scarlet; 1[1, 1, 1] ball (small amount required)
1 set US #8 / 5.0 mm straight needles or size needed to get gauge.
1 set of 4 or 5 US #8 / 5.0 mm dpns or size needed to get gauge.
Contrasting thread or thin yarn.
Darning Needle

Size: Boy’s 2[4, 6, 8]

Measurements: Finished Chest: 28[30, 32, 33.5] inches; 70[75, 80, 84] cm
Finished Length: 14[14.5, 15.75, 18] inches; 35[37.5, 40, 45 cm]

Gauge: 15 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches / 10 cm in stockinette stitch
18 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches / 10 cm in k2p2 rib, slightly stretched

Abbreviations:
K – knit
P - purl
RS – Right Side
WS – Wrong Side
MC – Main Colour
CC – Contrast Colour
St(s) – Stitch / stitches
Patt. - pattern
Kfb – knit into front and back of stitch
K2tog – knit two together
K2p2 rib: k2, p2 across RS row, then work p2, k2 across the WS rows.

Directions:

Back:
Using straight needles and MC, cast on 60 [64, 68, 72] stitches. Work in k2p2 rib for 4[4, 4, 4] rows. Change to CC and work 2 rows. Change back to MC and work 6[6, 8, 8] more rows for a total of 12[12, 14, 14] rows of ribbing, ending on WS row.
Next row (RS): Begin working in stockinette stitch and decrease 8[8, 8, 10] stitches evenly across (52[56, 60, 62] stitches remain). Work even until piece measures 6[6.5, 7, 9] inches (15[16, 17.5, 22.5] cm), ending with a WS row.
Next row (RS): K 1, k2tog, k across to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
Next row (WS): P across.
Repeat these two rows until 12[14,16,16] sts remain. Bind off all stitches.

Front: Work as for back.

Sleeves (make two):
Using straight needles and MC, cast on 30[30, 34, 34] stitches. Work 4 rows in k2p2 rib. Change to CC and work two rows. Change back to MC and work 6[6, 8, 8] more rows for a total of 12[12, 14, 14] rows of ribbing, ending on WS row.
Next row (RS): Begin working in stockinette stitch and decrease 4 [4, 4, 4] sts evenly across. P next row.
Next row (RS): K1, kfb, k across to last 2 sts, kfb, k1. Repeat increase row every other row 6[3, 1, 2] times more, then increase every 4th row 4[8, 10, 10] times for a total of 48[50, 54, 56] stitches. Work even until sleeve measures 8.5[10.5, 11.5, 12.5] inches (21[26, 29, 31] cm), ending with a WS row.
Next row (RS): K1, k2tog, work across to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
Next row (WS): p across.
Repeat these two rows until 8[8, 10, 10] sts remain. Bind off all stitches.


Neckband:
Sew sleeves to front and back along raglan armholes. Using dpns and MC, begin at right side of front neck and pick up and knit 12[14, 16, 16] sts from front neck, 8[8, 10, 10] stitches from right sleeve, 12[14, 16, 16] sts from back neck, and 8[8, 10, 10] stitches from left sleeve for a total of 40[44, 52, 52] sts. Working in the round, work 4 rows of k2p2 rib. Change to CC and work two rows. Change back to MC and work 2 more rows for a total of 8 rows. Bind off all stitches very loosely.

Pocket:
Using darning needle and contrasting thread or thin yarn, mark the center 30[32, 34, 36] sts of front of sweater approximately 9 rows up from the beginning of stockinette-stitch. Using MC and straight needles, pick up and knit these 30[32, 34, 36] stitches.
Next row (WS): slip 1st st purl-wise and p across.
Next row (RS): slip 1st st purl-wise, k1, k2tog, k across to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
Next row (WS): slip 1st st purl-wise and p across.
Change to CC and repeat last two rows.
Change back to MC and repeat last two rows until 20[22, 24, 26] sts remain. Bind off all sts. Sew top of pocket to sweater.

Finishing: Sew underarm seams. Weave in all ends. Wash and lay flat to dry.



HAT

MC
: Bernat “Denim Style” 70% acrylic / 30% cotton, 196 yd / 100g / ball, colour 03044 “Sweatshirt”; 1[1] ball (2[2.5] / 55[70] g / 106[135] yds required)
CC: Bernat Super Value 100% acrylic, 7 oz / 225 g / 335 yd / ball, colour Scarlet; 1[1, 1, 1] ball (small amount required)

Size: 2-4[6-8]
Finished Circumference: 16[17.5] inches / 40 cm [44 cm] – hat will stretch several inches wider.

Directions: Using MC and dpns, cast on 72[80] stitches. Work in k2p2 rib in the round for 4 rows. Change to CC and work 2 rows. Change back to MC and work until piece measures 8[9] inches (20[22.5] cm).
Begin crown shaping:
Round 1: *Work 6 sts in patt. K2tog (or p2tog)* around
Round 2: Work in patt.
Round 3: *Work 5 sts in patt. K2tog (or p2tog)* around
Round 4: Work in patt.
Round 5: *Work 4 sts in patt. K2tog (or p2tog)* around
Round 6: Work in patt.
Round 7: *Work 3 sts in patt. K2tog (or p2tog)* around
Round 8: Work in patt.
Round 9: *Work 2 sts. in patt. K2tog (or p2tog)* around
Round 10. *Work 1 st in patt. K2tog (or p2tog)* around
Round 11: K2tog around.

Break yarn, draw through all remaining stitches and pull snugly. Weave in all ends. Wash and lay flat to dry.


SCARF

Materials: MC: Bernat “Denim Style” 70% acrylic / 30% cotton, 196 yd / 100g / ball, colour 03044 “Sweatshirt”; 1 ball; (2.8 oz / 80 g / 158 yds required)
CC: Bernat Super Value 100% acrylic, 7 oz / 225 g / 335 yd / ball, colour Scarlet; 1 ball; (small amount required)

Size: Child - One size
Finished Measurements: 4 inches (10 cm) wide by 48 inches (120 cm) long.

Rib pattern:
Row 1 (RS): Slip 1 purlwise, *k2p2* across to last 3 stitches, k3.
Row 2 (WS): Slip 1 purlwise, *p2k2* across to last 3 stitches, p3

Directions: With MC and straight needles, cast on 22 stitches. Work 4 rows in patt.
Change to CC and work 2 rows.
Change back to MC and work until piece measures 46.5 inches (116 cm), or 1.5 inches (4 cm) less than desired length.
Change to CC and work 2 rows.
Change back to MC and work 4 rows. Bind off all stitches.
Weave in all ends. Wash and lay flat to dry.

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