Gavyn by Amanda Blackford


December 2008
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
291 - 485 yards (266 - 443 m)
0-6 months, 6-12 months, 1-2 years, 2-4 years, 4-6 years
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Hi, knitters! I have not paid much attention to this pattern lately (I assembled it over 10 years ago), but I recently looked through the project pages and read many comments about errors in the pattern. First, I am sorry! I tried my hand at putting a pattern together without any test knitters. So, a few notes before you proceed if you want to make this project:
1) ** If you have questions please message me here on Ravelry!! ** I do not frequently check my fpknits at yahoo email anymore.
2) I use some terminology assuming you know what to do (ie, 3 needle bind off of shoulders assumes you know to also bind off the center stitches for the back). If you’re not sure what a certain step means, try a Google search or message me here on Ravelry.
3) I won’t be making any further edits to the pattern. I’m a full-time scientist and mom, so I can’t devote the time to doing this, so … consider this pattern more of a guideline than a pattern to follow line-by-line. Using the schematic, hopefully you can figure when you should be knitting and when you should be purling.
Apologies to those who have struggled with this “pattern” that I should have clarified is more of a guideline and not a fully tested, edited pattern.

A stylish sweater for your favorite little boy, inspired by Beau by Kim Hargreaves from Rowan Vintage Knits.

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March 2015: I’ve corrected the instructions for the back so that the Box A pattern actually sets up the boxes!

Note regarding yardage:
August 2011: I’ve received a few notes saying that the yardage for the larger sizes should be increased a bit. You may want to pick up an extra ball or two to make sure you have enough to complete the project in a larger size.

October 2010: I have reversed the instructions for the front and back so that your finished sweater will look like the one in the pattern photos. However, there is no actual error here, so if you’re working with the July 2010 version, just keep in mind that you will have a ‘purl vertical stripe’ running up the front of your sweater instead of a knit one, as shown in the photos.