Rain City Kid by Holli Yeoh

Rain City Kid

Knitting
October 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
750 - 1245 yards (686 - 1138 m)
4, 6, 8, 10, 12 yrs
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Your child might want to eat and sleep in this bright sweater. The seams are knit-in using colourful garter stitch bands and the pocket linings flash the same colour as the seams for lots of visual impact.

The joining bands are a kind of hybrid pick up and knit combined with three-needle bind-off. There are no hand sewn seams in this project. It’s all knitting, all the time!

Knit them for all the kids, big and small; smaller sizes are available in the Rain City Baby cross-over style pattern.

This knitting pattern includes written directions, a schematic with measurements, and thoughtful details.

Sizes/Finished Measurements
To fit 4 (6, 8, 10, 12 yrs)
Finished chest measurement: 28 ¼ (29 ¾, 31 ¼, 33 ¼, 34 ¾)” / 70.5 (74.5, 78, 83, 87) cm
Intended to be worn with about 5” (12.5 cm) positive ease; shown in 4 yrs.

Yarn
DK weight yarn
Main Colour: 613 (722, 813, 947, 1044) yds / 561 (661, 744, 866, 955) m
Contrasting Colour: 138 (158, 171, 189, 202) yds / 127 (145, 157, 173, 185) m

Substitution Notes
The original yarn, discontinued yarn is a 4-ply, DK weight, 100% superwash Bluefaced Leicester yarn that works up at 22 sts to 4” (10 cm). Any smooth DK weight yarn should do the trick. Wool, wool blends and cottons would all substitute nicely.

Techniques
Increases/decreases, short rows, set-in sleeve sweater construction, worked flat, bottom up, sleeves top down, picking up stitches, no sewing seams, buttonholes and sewing on buttons.

Helpful Links
Raised Increases video tutorial
Raised Increases photo tutorial
SSK & SSP Decreases video tutorial