This classic button-front raglan sweater is seamlessly knitted from the top down, Appledore is knitted in a light DK or sport weight yarn.
Knitting starts at the neck, back and forth, increasing at the raglan points and working the buttonbands and buttonholes at the same time. The yoke is then joined for knitting in the round and worked down to the armholes where stitches are cast on for the underarms and the sleeves separated for working later. The body is then worked down to the bottom moss/seed stitch band where the front and back of the sweater is separated and the bands worked flat. The sleeves are worked from the top down, in the round, ending in a moss/seed stitch cuff.
There are no short rows or patterning so the knitting is straighforward and easy, making Appledore a good knit if you are new to seamless knitting or just want an easy, relaxing knit.
The pattern covers six sizes, for approx. ages 0 to 7 years in chest sizes between 18″ and 28″.
To Fit Approx. Ages: 0-6 months [6-12 months, 1-2 years, 2-3 years, 4-5 years, 6-7 years].
Sizes: Approx. Finished Chest Measurements; 46 [51, 56, 61, 66, 71] cm / 18 [20, 22, 24, 26, 28] inches.
Tension: 24 sts x 32 rows to 10cm/4” in stocking stitch using larger size needles in both flat and circular knitting.
Needles: 3.5mm / US 4, & 3.75 mm / US 5 needles, or size to obtain the correct tension,
in circular needle lengths – 40cm/16” for smaller sizes or 60cm/24” for larger sizes,
and dpns or long circular (or your preferred needles for knitting small circumferences in the round), for knitting the sleeves.
Notions: 5 stitch markers—4 markers to mark raglan points and one end of round marker, stitch holders or spare yarn, yarn needle, 2 [2, 2, 3, 3, 3] buttons of approx. 15mm/ ⅝” diameter.
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