Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Tiny sweater: with pattern!

This will take you a bit longer than the little sock, but the sweater is rather charming. As always, if you knit this and find any errors or weirdness in the pattern, please tell me!

(updated 12/15, and I'll continue to fix problems as people report them to me, so check back and make sure you've got the best version before casting on!)


CO 24 sts and join to knit in the round. Knit 2 rows in k1, p1 ribbing. Knit 10 rows in st st and set aside.

Sleeves: CO 10 sts and join to knit in the round. Knit 1 row in k1, p1 ribbing. Knit 14 rows in st st.

Now, since I knit my sweaters on 2 circs I think of the front and back of the sweater as separate entities. Each round starts on one "shoulder" and the midway point is opposite that on the other shoulder.

Choose a sleeve to start with, and knit the first four stitches. Knit the next stitch together with a body stitch. Knit 10 body stitches, knit the last body stitch together tbl with the first stitch of the other sleeve, knit the remaining 4 sleeve stitches. Repeat for the other side of the sweater: k4, k2tog, k10, k2tog tbl, k4.

The yoke decreases will work like this: every row will contain four decreases, one at each side of each armpit. On even rows, the decreases will “eat” body stitches, and on odd rows, the decreases will eat sleeve stitches. Still with me?
Yoke row 2: knit 4 sleeve sts, ssk, knit 8 body stitches, k2tog, knit 4 sleeve sts, repeat for other side
Yoke row 3: knit 3 sleeve sts, k2tog, knit 8 body stitches, ssk, knit 3 sleeve sts, repeat for other side
Yoke row 4: knit 3 sleeve sts, ssk, knit 6 body stitches, k2tog, knit 3 sleeve sts, repeat for other side

(you may want to pause here to sew up the underarms before the neck hole gets too small)

Yoke row 5: knit 2 sleeve sts, k2tog, knit 6 body stitches, ssk, knit 2 sleeve sts, repeat for other side
Yoke row 6: knit 2 sleeve sts, ssk, knit 4 body stitches, k2tog, knit 2 sleeve sts, repeat for other side
Yoke row 7: knit 1 sleeve st, k2tog, knit 4 body stitches, ssk, knit 1 sleeve st, repeat for other side

Collar: 1x1 rib for 1 row, BO in patt. Weave in all ends.

I'm making these from sock yarn on US 1s, and as you can see the latest one has about a 4" wingspan.



In order to get stuff all lined up on Ravelry they want me to give them my real last name. But it's a secret! What to do?

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15 Comments:

At 11/13/2007 3:45 PM , Blogger pigbook1 said...

where do they ask for your real last name? I don't think i put my real last name up for my one pattern

 
At 11/13/2007 4:57 PM , Blogger AuntieAnn said...

Those are so cute! Thanks for the pattern.

Does it have to be your "real" real name? How about your mom's maiden name, or your middle name? Some help I am.

 
At 11/13/2007 9:17 PM , Blogger sherriknits said...

Are you in the Witness Protection Program? lol
They are so cute. I want to make some.

 
At 11/15/2007 7:26 AM , Blogger knitty_kat said...

Ya, I don't think I had to give my real name either. Use your pet's name!!

 
At 11/15/2007 8:42 AM , Blogger ssailorss said...

Eeee, those are so cute! I might actually make a wee sock and a wee sweater.

 
At 11/15/2007 11:10 AM , Blogger noricum said...

When I let them know I was a designer they asked what name I wanted associated with my designs, and didn't make me give a real name (although I think I did, since I had already published them under my real name).

PS: I mailed your package today!

 
At 11/16/2007 10:23 AM , Blogger Chelsea said...

Oooh! So cute! Did you end up using sock yarn (fingering) for this pattern? I know that on your "M" sweater you had said that you might end up using DK for your next tiny sweater(s). Thanks for the pattern! :)

 
At 11/19/2007 3:46 PM , Anonymous Christine said...

Isn't your "real" last name "Everwhelming"? I mean, Grumperina is still credited as Grumperina in print. She told me it is in her contract even. You should be able to do the same.

I love these, I might just have to find some yarn in the stash to whip some up!

 
At 11/19/2007 5:58 PM , Blogger g-girl said...

these are so cute!

 
At 11/21/2007 5:27 PM , Anonymous crafty nature said...

oh my goodness, those are adorable

 
At 12/04/2007 5:38 AM , Blogger gleek said...

very cute! just wanted to say that after "CO 24 st" you might want to say "and join in the round." :)

 
At 12/16/2007 11:05 PM , Blogger wildtomato said...

Thank you for this pattern! They were a fun, easy holiday knit.

I linked to this pattern in my blog (and I took a zillion photos of mini sweaters all over my house).

 
At 1/30/2008 12:56 PM , Blogger KnitFloozy said...

loving the little sweaters

 
At 12/24/2009 5:04 AM , Blogger Beegirl said...

Found you on Ravelry.. these are adorable! Can't wait to try them!! Thanks..

 
At 2/07/2012 8:48 AM , Anonymous Cialis said...

These are adorable!

 

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