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SUPER DANNY SWEATER FOR AGES 4 TO 8 YEARS


Note: Instructions are given for the smallest size with instructions for the larger sizes in ( ) round brackets. Metric measurements are given in [ ] square brackets.

Tension/Gauge in stocking stitch:
18 sts and 24 rows to 4 inches [10 cm] on a US 7 [4.5mm] needle or whichever size is needed to obtain the required tension.

Measurements:
To fit 4 (6,8)years
Chest size 24 (25, 27) inches [61 (64, 69) cm]
Finished chest size 28 (30,32) inches [71 (76, 81) cm]
Length 15 (16½, 18) inches [38 (42, 46) cm]

Materials Required:
6 colours are required, 150 metres or 165 yards each of an aran weight yarn.

One pair of US6 [4 mm] needles and one pair of US7 [4.5 mm] needles or size needed to obtain the correct tension.
One 4 mm by 40 cm circular needle.

Colour A for Edging
Stripe sequence:
Colour B, Knit 10 rows
Colour C, Knit 10 rows
Colour D, Knit 10 rows
Colour E, Knit 10 rows
Colour F, Knit 10 rows
Repeat.

Back:
Using A, cast on 64 (68, 72) stitches on the smaller needles. Work 10 rows of garter stitch (1½ inches [4 cm]). Change to larger needles and work stripe pattern in stocking stitch, starting with a knit row (right side). Continue even until you have completed 7 (8,9) stripes plus the border. Join in next colour. On the next stripe work 4 rows.
5th Row. Work 28 (30,31) sts. Put on a stitch holder. Cast off 8 (8,10) sts. Work to end. (Left shoulder)
6th Row. Purl to neck opening 28 (30,31) sts.
7th Row. Cast off 5 sts. Work to end 23 (25,26) sts.
8th Row. Purl
9th Row. Cast off 3 sts. Knit to end. 20 (22,23) sts.
10th Row. Purl. Put remaining sts on a stitch holder.

Put the 28 (30,31) stitches for the right shoulder back on a needle, and join in the yarn at the outside edge.
6th Row. Knit to neck opening 28 (30,31) sts.
7th Row. Cast off 5 sts. Purl to end 23 (25,26) sts.
8th Row. Knit
9th Row. Cast off 3 sts. Purl to end. 20 (22,23) sts.
10th Row. Knit. Put remaining sts on a stitch holder.

Front:
Using A, cast on 64 (68, 72) stitches on the smaller needles. Work 10 rows of garter stitch (1½ inches [4 cm]). Change to larger needles and work stripe pattern in stocking stitch, starting with a knit row (right side).

Small and Medium Sizes
Work 6 (7) bands of colour plus the border. Join in next colour.
Next Band.
1st Row. Knit
2nd Row and every even row. Purl.
3rd Row. Knit 28 (30) sts. Place on a stitch holder. Cast of 8 (8) stitches. Knit to end. 28 (30) sts.
5th Row. Cast of 2 sts. Knit to end. 26 (28) sts.
7th Row. Cast off 2 sts. Knit to end. 24 (26) sts.
9th Row. Cast off 2 sts. Knit to end. 22 (24) sts.
Join in next colour after 10th row.
1st Row. Knit
3rd Row. Cast off 1 st. Knit to end. 21(23) sts.
5th Row. Knit
7th Row. Cast off 1 sts. Knit to end. 20 (22) sts.
9th Row. Knit.
10th Row Purl. Place sts on a stitch holder.
Place stitches for other shoulder from stitch holder onto a needle. Join yarn at the outside edge. 28 (30) sts.
4th Row. Knit Knit every even row.
5th Row. Cast of 2 sts. Purl to end. 26 (28) sts.
7th Row. Cast off 2 sts. Purl to end. 24 (26) sts.
9th Row. Cast off 2 sts. Purl to end. 22 (24) sts.
Join in next colour after 10th row.
1st Row. Purl
3rd Row. Cast off 1 st. Purl to end. 21(23) sts.
5th Row. Purl
7th Row. Cast off 1 sts. Purl to end. 20 (22) sts.
9th Row. Purl
10th Row Knit. Place sts on a stitch holder.

Large Size only.
Work 7 bands of colour plus the border. Join in next colour.
Next band. Work 9 rows.
10th Row. Purl 31 sts. Place on a stitch holder. Cast off 10 sts. Purl to end. 31 sts.
Join in next colour.
Next Band.
Knit every odd row.
2nd Row. Cast off 2 sts. Purl to end. 29 sts.
4th Row. Cast off 2 sts. Purl to end. 27sts.
6th Row. Cast off 2 sts. Purl to end. 25 sts.
8th Row. Purl
10th Row. Cast off 1 sts. Purl to end. 24 sts.
Join in next colour.
Next Band. Knit every odd row.
2nd Row. Purl
4th Row. Cast off 1 sts. Purl to end. 23 sts.
6th and 8th Rows. Purl
10th Row. Purl to end.
Put stitches on a stitch holder.
Place stitches from other shoulder from stitch holder onto a needle. Join next colour yarn at the outside edge. 31 sts.
Next Band.
Purl every odd row.
2nd Row. Cast off 2 sts. Knit to end. 29 sts.
4th Row. Cast off 2 sts. Knit to end. 27sts.
6th Row. Cast off 2 sts. Knit to end. 25 sts.
8th Row. Knit
10th Row. Cast off 1 sts. Knit to end. 24 sts.
Join in next colour.
Next Band. Purl every odd row.
2nd Row. Knit
4th Row. Cast off 1 sts. Knit to end. 23 sts.
6th and 8th Rows. Knit
10th Row. Knit to end. Put stitches on a stitch holder.

Join Front and Back
With front and back, right sides facing, put shoulder stitches onto a needle and cast off the shoulders together.

Sleeve. (Make two)
Cast on 36 (38,40) stitches , colour A, on smaller needle. Work 10 rows of garter stitch (1½ inches [4 cm]). Change to larger needles, and work stripe pattern in stocking stitch. Increase one stitch at each end of every 4th Row, until 60 (66,72) sts, and then work straight until you have finished 5 (6, 7) bands plus the border.
Join in next colour.
Next band.

Start sleeve cap shaping
Cast off 4 sts at the start of each row for 10 rows. Cast off remaining 20 (26, 32) sts.

Neckband:
Use the smaller needle. Using colour A, and starting at the left shoulder, pick up and knit 20 (20, 22) sts from the front neck shaping, 8 (8, 10) sts from the front of the neck, 20 (20, 22) sts from the front neck shaping, 12 (12,12) sts from the back neck shaping, 10 (10,10) sts from the back, 12 (12, 12) sts from the back neck shaping. 82 (82, 88) sts on needle. Join into round. Put marker at start of round. Purl and Knit alternate rounds for a total of 10 rounds. Cast off loosely.

Finishing.
Sew in yarn ends. Sew sleeves into armholes . Sew remaining seams.

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Pattern created by Roger Manship.