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Sep 3, 2011

Cripes! Stripes! Sweater

This is my first attempt at designing my own sweater, but I've already made three, so I'm feeling pretty confident.  I wrote the pattern for my size, a small, and I don't really know how to write it for a larger size.  However, it should be pretty easy to increase for whatever size you so desire.




Materials:
-Caron Simply Soft Yarn- 1 (you'll need more for a larger size) skein each of Black (A) and Iris (B)
-1 pair US size 10 straight needles
-Tapestry needle
-1 K-10 1/2 crochet hook

Materials:
-US size 10 (6.0 mm) straight knitting needles
-Caron Simply Soft Yarn in Black (A) and Iris (B)
-K-10 ½ crochet hook
-Tapestry needle

Front:
Cast on 64 sts in A.
Work in 1x1 rib for 4 rows.
Switch to color B.
Row 5:  Knit all sts.
Row 6:  Purl all sts.
Row 7:  Knit to last 3 sts, yo, k2tog, k1
Row 8:  As row 6.
Switching colors every 4 rows, continue to work in this way until the piece measures 13 ½ inches, ending on a purl row.
Next row:  Bind off 31 sts.  Purl to end.
33 sts.
Next row:  Bind off 3 sts at beginning of row.  Knit to end.
30 sts.
Decrease 2 sts at each edge of every other row 6 times.  (You should still be switching colors every 4 rows!)
6 sts.
Work until piece measures 20 inches.
Bind off all sts.

Back:
Cast on 64 sts in A.
Work in 1x1 rib for 4 rows.
Switch to color B.
Row 5:  Knit all sts.
Row 6:  Purl all sts.
Row 7:  k1, k2tog, yo, knit to end
Row 8:  As row 6
Switching colors every 4 rows, continue to work in this way until the piece measures 13 ½ inches, ending on a purl row.
Next row:  Bind of 3 sts at beginning of row.  Purl to end.
61 sts.
Next row:  Bind off 31 sts.  Knit to end.
30 sts.
Decrease 2 sts at each edge of every other row 6 times.  (Don’t forget to switch colors every 4 rows!)
6 sts.
Work until piece measures 20 inches.
Bind off all sts.

Sleeves:
Cast on 52 sts.
Work in 1x1 rib for 4 rows.
Switch colors.
Row 5:  Knit all sts.
Row 6:  Purl all sts.
Row 7:  k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, knit to last 5 sts, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k1
Row 8:  As row 6.
Switch colors.
Work these 4 rows 6 times, switching colors every 4 rows.
40 sts.
Next row:  Knit all sts.
Next row:  Purl all sts.
Next row:  k1, k2tog, yo, knit to last 3 sts, yo, k2tog, k1
Next row:  Purl all sts.
Work these 4 rows until work measures 10 inches.
Next row:  Bind off 3 sts, knit to end.
Next row:  Bind off 3 sts, purl to end.
34 sts.
Next row:  K2, k2tog, knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, K2
Next row:  Purl all sts.
Repeat these 2 rows 10 times.
14 sts.
Bind off 2 sts at the beginning of the next 4 rows.
6 sts.
Bind off all sts.

Finishing:
Weave in all ends.
Sew side and shoulder seam.
Weave yarn through the yarn-overs and tie with a pretty little bow!
Use the crochet hook to do a single crochet border around the neckline.

And there you go!

3 comments:

  1. I love it! Anime lovers unite!

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  2. So cute! Can't wait to try it!

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  3. Hi!
    Have you heard about Ouran High School Host Club?
    I'm hoping to do a Haruhi Fujioka messy cosplay, but the only thing is that I can't find a jumper like hers. Any ideas? Sorry!!

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