Prince George Christmas Pullover 2015 by Amie Richan

Prince George Christmas Pullover 2015

Knitting
December 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch, Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
800 yards (732 m)
One Size, Ages 2 - 4
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This is a worsted version of the pullover worn by Prince George in the British royal family Christmas photo of 2015. The yoke pattern is an exact replica of that in the original sweater.

The pattern is 5 pages long: 4 pages of written instructions and the 5th page is the chart for the yoke.

The pattern is worked in the round in the Icelandic style of one large tube for the body, two smaller tubes worked for the sleeves, which are all then joined to work the yoke as one piece.

The sample was worked in various worsted weight acrylic yarns, however there are many machine-washable, child-skin-friendly yarns that will give you an 18 sts per 4” tension/gauge required in the pattern. Using all of the same line by the same brand for all four colours will give the best results.

SIZE:
24.5” finished chest measurement, to fit a 2 - 4 year old.

THIS PATTERN INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING TECHNIQUES:
Casting on
Casting/binding off
Knit stitch
Purl stitch
Make One: Increase one stitch by lifting the bar of yarn in-between two stitches, place it on the left needle with the legs crossed over each other of this new loop (to avoid a hole), and then knit that loop as a new stitch.
Decreasing one stitch by knitting two stitches together.
Knitting in the round on a circular needle (twin-pin).
Knitting in the round using double-pointed knitting needles (DPNs or sock pins).
Grafting two short seams with Kitchener Stitch (there are many videos on the Internet demonstrating how to do this).
Following a colour chart.
Stranded knitting (carrying one colour yarn behind your work as you knit with another).

MATERIALS REQUIRED
Worsted weight yarn (Yarn Council of America weight 4) that will give you 18 sts per 4”/10cm in gauge/tension.
Light Blue: 500 yds
Dark Blue: 90 yds
Pale Grey: 90 yds
White: 100 yds

US 3/3.25mm: 1 circular needle (twin-pin) 16” long and 1 set of DPNs (double-pointed needles or sock pins)
US 6/4mm: 1 circular needle (twin-pin) 24” long, 1 circular needle (twin-pin) 16” long and 1 set of DPNs (double-pointed needles or sock pins)
If you need to change the size of the larger needles to get the correct gauge/tension, use a size approximately 1mm thinner than that in exchange for the US 3/3.25mm needles.

A tapestry needle for grafting the underarm seams and weaving in the ends of the yarn.
Four stitch holders, at least 3” in length.
Two circle stitch markers which will sit on the knitting needle.
One safety pin or clip-type stitch marker to attach to the your knitted fabric to mark beginning of rounds when using the double-pointed needles.
You may find 5 additional circle stitch markers helpful in marking off the 23 stitch sections of the chart and about 10 - 15 additional safety pins or clip-type stitch markers useful in keeping track of your rounds as you work the sleeves.

GAUGE/TENSION
18 stitches = 4”/10cm in stocking stitch (knit every round) on the US 6/4mm needles. It is advised to work at least a 6” X 6” gauge/tension swatch so that you don’t run into a nasty surprise when you’ve already worked a significant portion of the pullover!