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Knit Wrap Sweater

Sweater patterns graciously donated by Barbara Katz...source of patterns "/Knitting With Simplicity/" (Winter 1986 issue)...Pattern designer Wendy Sacks


Sample sweaters hand knit by Barbara Katz

Doll (named Annie) was made for Jean Hohenshilt about 1950.  A similar doll is shown in the movie “Titanic” held by a child in steerage as the ship is sinking.  This doll was made by Jean’s mother, Christine Hohenshilt, as a Christmas present, when Christine felt that she would have nothing to give Jean for Christmas.           

Baby Stripes Wrap Sweater:

Sizes: Directions are for the smallest size (3 months) with larges sizes (6, 9, 12 and 18 months) in parentheses.  If only one set of figures appears, it applies to all sizes.

Body Chest Size: 17 (18, 19, 20, 21)”

Finished Chest Size: 19 (20, 21, 22, 23)”

Materials:
    worsted weight yarn (4 ply)— Main Color (MC) and Contrasting Color (CC)
     One pair size 9 knitting needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN CORRECT GAUGE.
     24” or 29” circular knitting needle size 7
     Crochet Hook size 8/H
     2 buttons
     2 snaps
     Matching sewing thread

Gauge: 18 sts and 26 rows = 4” in St st using larger needles.

Stitches Used:
     K1, p1 rib: *K1, p1; rep from *.  On all following rows k the k sts and p the p sts as   
          they face you.
     St st: Alternate rows of k (RS) and p (WS).
       Buttonhole: 2 sts
          K2tog, yo.  On next row work 2 sts in pattern.

Stripe Pattern: Work in St st over 10 rows as follows:
   (Front and back only) *8 rows MC, 2 rows CC, rep from * for pat.
   (Sleeves only) * 8 rows CC, 2 rows MC; rep from * for pat.

BACK: With larger needles, cast on 42 (44, 46, 48, 50) sts.  Work even in St st until 9½ (10, 10½, 11, 11½)” from beg.
   Shape Shoulders and Neck: Bind off 5 sts beg next 2 rows—32 (34, 36, 38, 40) sts.  Work 8 (9, 9, 10, 10) sts of next row, join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off center 16 (16, 18, 18, 20) sts; work rem 8 (9, 9, 10, 10) sts.  Working both sides at same time with separate balls of yarn, bind off 4 (5, 5, 5, 5) sts beg next 2 rows, then 4 (4, 4, 5, 5) sts beg following 2 rows; fasten off.  Mark each side edge 3½ (4, 4½, 5, 5½)” from beg shoulder shaping for underarm.

RIGHT FRONT: With larger needles, cast on 40 (42, 44, 46, 48) sts.  Work even in St st for 1¾”, end WS; mark end of last row for sloped edge.
   Shape Slope: Dec 1 st at marked edge every row 4 times, then every other row 23 (24, 26, 27, 29) times—13 (14, 14, 15, 15) sts.  Work even until 9½ (10, 10½, 11. 11½)” from beg.
   Shape Shoulder: Bind off at unmarked edge every other row: 5 sts 1 (2, 2, 3, 3) times, then 4 sts 2 (1, 1, 0, 0) times; fasten off.

LEFT FRONT: With larger needles, work same as right front but reverse all shaping.

SLEEVES: Sew shoulder seams.  RS facing, with larger needles, pick up 34 (38, 42, 46, 50) sts evenly spaced between underarm markers.  Work 2 rows even in St st, then dec 1 st each end every 7th (6th, 6th, 5th, 5th) row 4 ((5, 6, 8, 9) times—26 (28, 30, 30, 32) sts.  Work even until 5 (5¾, 6½, 7¼, 8)” from beg; bind off. 

FINISHING: Sew side and sleeve seams.  Allow sleeve cuffs to roll naturally.
   Front Border: (Using MC) RS facing, with circular needle, beg at lower right front pick up 50 (52, 54, 56, 58) sts evenly spaced along right front edge, pick up 18 (18, 20, 20, 22) sts along back neck, pick up 50 (52, 54, 56, 58) sts along left front edge—118 (122, 128, 132, 138) sts.  Working back and forth in rows, rib 3 rows spacing 2 buttonholes along 1¾” straight edge of (right front for girl’s sweater, left front for boy’s) on 2nd rib row.  Bind off loosely in rib.
   Lower Border: WS facing, work 1 row evenly spaced sc along lower edge.  Sew in snaps to close sweater on opposite side from buttons.  Sew on buttons.

 

Baby Ribbon Tie Sweater:

Sizes: Directions are for the smallest size (3 months) with larges sizes (6, 9, 12 and 18 months) in parentheses.  If only one set of figures appears, it applies to all sizes.

Body Chest Size: 17 (18, 19, 20, 21)”

Finished Chest Size: 19 (20, 21, 22, 23)”

Materials:
    worsted weight yarn
     One pair size 9 knitting needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN CORRECT GAUGE.
     24” or 29” circular knitting needle size 7
     Crochet Hook size 8/H
     1 yard 1” wide ribbon
     2 snaps
     Matching sewing thread

Gauge: 18 sts and 26 rows = 4” in St st using larger needles.

Stitches Used:
     St st: Alternate rows of k (RS) and p (WS)
       Lace pattern: any no. of sts
          Row 1 (WS): K.
          Rows 2 and 10: P1, *yo, p2tog; rep from * across, end p1 or p0.
          Rows 3, 4, 6, 8, and 9: K.
          Rows 5 and 7: P.
       Buttonhole: 2 sts
          K2tog, yo.  On next row work 2 sts in pattern.

BACK: With larger needles, cast on 42 (44, 46, 48, 50) sts.  Work even in St st until 9½ (10, 10½, 11, 11½)” from beg.
   Shape Shoulders and Neck: Bind off 5 sts beg next 2 rows—32 (34, 36, 38, 40) sts.  Work 8 (9, 9, 10, 10) sts of next row, join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off center 16 (16, 18, 18, 20) sts; work rem 8 (9, 9, 10, 10) sts.  Working both sides at same time with separate balls of yarn, bind off 4 (5, 5, 5, 5) sts beg next 2 rows, then 4 (4, 4, 5, 5) sts beg following 2 rows; fasten off.  Mark each side edge 3½ (4, 4½, 5, 5½)” from beg shoulder shaping for underarm.

RIGHT FRONT: With larger needles, cast on 40 (42, 44, 46, 48) sts.  Work even in St st for 1¾”, end WS; mark end of last row for sloped edge.
   Shape Slope: Dec 1 st at marked edge every row 4 times, then every other row 23 (24, 26, 27, 29) times—13 (14, 14, 15, 15) sts.  Work even until 6½” from beg, end RS.  Cont. shaping, work 10 rows lace pattern; then continue in St st until 9½ (10, 10½, 11. 11½)” from beg.
   Shape Shoulder: Bind off at unmarked edge every other row: 5 sts 1 (2, 2, 3, 3) times, then 4 sts 2 (1, 1, 0, 0) times; fasten off.

LEFT FRONT: With larger needles, work same as right front but reverse all shaping.

SLEEVES: Sew shoulder seams.  RS facing, with larger needles, pick up 34 (38, 42, 46, 50) sts evenly spaced between underarm markers.  Work 2 rows even in St st, then dec 1 st each end every 7th (6th, 6th, 5th, 5th) row 4 ((5, 6, 8, 9) times—26 (28, 30, 30, 32) sts.  Work until 2 (2½, 3¼, 4, 4¾)” from beg sleeve, end RS.  Cont. shaping, work 10 rows lace pat; then continue in St st until 5 (5¾, 6½, 7¼, 8)” from beg; bind off. 

FINISHING: Sew side and sleeve seams. 
   Border: RS facing, beg at lower right front edge and working toward neck, sc one row evenly spaced along both front edges, back neck, and lower edge; fasten off.  WS facing, beg at lower left front edge and working toward neck, join yarn; sl st in each sc along both fronts and back neck; fasten off.  Cut ribbon in half; sew one length to each front (right front crosses over left for girl’s sweater, left crosses over right for boy’s).  Sew in snaps to close sweater on opposite side from ties.
 


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