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Singalong Sweater

Interweave Knits, Summer 2010
Knitting
May 2010
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in basket stitch on larger needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
744 - 837 yards (680 - 765 m)
24 (28, 32, 36)" chest circumference

Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Summer 2010: “Kristin Nicholas adorns a simple shape with allover basketweave stitch and a bright colorwork band for a fast, fun knit. Swap the singalong Sweater’s colors for a completely different look.”

Finished Size: 24 (28, 32, 36)” chest circumference, to fit children’s sizes 2–4 (6–8, 10–12, 14–16). Sweater shown measures 32”, modeled on an 11-year-old.

Yarn: Nashua Handknits Julia (50% wool, 25% alpaca, 25% mohair; 93 yd (85 m)/50 g): #NHJ0178 harvest spice (A), 5 (5, 6, 6) balls; #NHJ2163 golden honey (B), #NHJ6416 midnight blue (C), and #NHJ5185 spring green (D), 1 ball each.
Yarn distributed by Westminster Fibers.

Needles: Size 5 (3.75 mm): straight and 16” circular (cir). Size 7 (4.5 mm): straight. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Tapestry needle; markers (m).

Gauge:

  • 18 sts and 24 rows = 4” in basket st on larger needles
  • 20 sts and 22 rows = 4” in Fair Isle on larger needles.