On Track by Joanne Seiff

On Track

November 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
445 - 630 yards (407 - 576 m)
sizes 2-4 (4-6, 6-8, 8-10), measuring 27 (30½, 32, 34)"/69 (77, 81.5, 86.5) cm
low vision format available
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Our city’s full of train tracks, rail yards, and the sound of the freight train’s whistle and clunk. This simple child’s raglan sweater uses garter stitch tracks on the yoke to evoke the magic and power in the music of the rails. Knit from the bottom up in the round, this design uses written instructions, and a schematic. The sweater is completely reversible. If the kid spills on the front…turn it around. It requires virtually no sewing at the end, just weaving in ends and joining up the underarm stitches.

This pattern requires the knitter to increase, decrease, and knit some magic into the train tracks.

Accessibility Note: This pattern offers an additional Low Vision pdf option, with Arial 24 point sans serif font in all black text and photo captions. It has no italics. All of the directions are fully written out. If there’s a chart included, there are also written instructions- the chart is not needed to complete the pattern.

Sizing: Please measure the wearer’s chest size and plan for plenty of ease. This is meant to be a relaxed fit…kids grow fast.

Any Aran weight yarn that knits to the correct gauge

Yardage/Meterage Required:
Approximately 445 (530, 600, 630) yd/ 407 (485, 549, 576) m

Size US 8 (5mm) 24” (60cm) circular knitting needle or size to get gauge
Size US 8 (5mm) double-pointed needles or size to get gauge
Size US 8 (5mm) 16” (40cm) circular knitting needle or size to get gauge (optional: for neckline)
Note for knitting in the round: You can use dpns, 2 circulars or 1 long circular for magic loop as desired.

Notions Required:
Markers or bit of scrap yarn
Tape measure
Row counter (recommended)
Waste yarn or stitch holders
Tapestry needle