Checkerboard Pullover by Rachel Brockman

Checkerboard Pullover

Knitting
November 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stranded knitting
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
475 - 975 yards (434 - 892 m)
3-6 mos (1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10) years
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This pattern is available for free.

PATTERN NOTES
Pick your child’s favorite colors and get to knitting on the Checkerboard Pullover. Red and white or light blue and white could make for a cute gingham throwback. Or go black and red for an authentic checkerboard look!

The body of this sweater is knit in the round from the bottom up. Front and back are separated at the armholes and are knit back and forth in rows. The sleeves are knit flat from the bottom up.

The color changes in this sweater use the Fair Isle method of changing colors. Hold both colors together throughout the row/round. Because the pattern is easy to memorize and “see” in the stitches, Checkerboard Pullover is a good first colorwork pattern.

SIZES
3-6 mos (1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10) years

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Chest: 20 (21¼, 22¾, 23¼, 24¾, 26, 28)”
Length: 10¼ (12, 13½, 14¼, 15¾, 17¼, 19¼)”

MATERIALS
Fibra Natura Dona (100% superwash merino; 50g/126 yds)
• 129 Coffee Roast (A) – 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4) balls
• 127 Real Teal (B) – 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4) balls
Needle: US Size 7 (4.5 mm) 16” circular, straight or size needed to obtain gauge
US Size 6 (4 mm) 16” circular, set of dpns, straight
US Size 3 (3.25 mm) set of dpns, straight
Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch marker

GAUGE
24 sts x 26 rows = 4” stranded knitting
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