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Sunnyside Sweater
Seamless Yoke Basic Sweater - Child by Ann Budd
Knitting
Willow
28" chest at 5 stitches/inch
Needle and yarn
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
573 yards
Abuelita Yarns Merino Worsted
218 yards in stash
1 skein = 218.0 yards (199.3 meters), 100 grams
Yellow
Aslan Trends Del Cerro
254 yards in stash
0.7 skeins = 88.9 yards (81.3 meters), 35 grams
Pink
Cascade Yarns Cascade 220®
440 yards in stash
0.1 skeins = 22.0 yards (20.1 meters), 10 grams
Yellow
Cascade Yarns Cascade 220®
220 yards in stash
0.2 skeins = 44.0 yards (40.2 meters), 20 grams
Yellow-orange
Cascade Yarns Cascade 220®
440 yards in stash
0.3 skeins = 66.0 yards (60.4 meters), 30 grams
Yellow
Naturally Loyal 8ply/DK
115 yards in stash
0.1 skeins = 11.5 yards (10.5 meters), 5 grams
Yellow
Panda Machinewash 8 ply Crepe
109 yards in stash
0.5 skeins = 54.5 yards (49.8 meters), 25 grams
Orange
Skeinz Vintage Premium NZ DK
110 yards in stash
0.2 skeins = 22.0 yards (20.1 meters), 10 grams
Green
Soft Like Kittens Plump DK
462 yards in stash
0.2 skeins = 46.2 yards (42.2 meters), 20 grams
Blue-green
Notes

Another sweater of single balls and leftovers :) The yoke is knit in the Abuelita Yarns Merino Worsted, then I began knitting single-row helix stripes in two yarns at a time, swapping to a new one as each scrap ran out. The contrast blue and green stripes are solid 4 rows each.

MY FUN STEEKED CONSTRUCTION:

The yoke was knit as per pattern, then at the underarm division I cast on 12 stitches at each of the four places where body meets sleeve, and continued knitting in the round in one piece. (The pattern called for an underarm cast on of 8, plus 4 steek stitches = 12.) Awkward to knit for a few rows, but it worked.

I did the sleeve decreases two stitches in from what would become the seam line. As a child’s sweater there was no body shaping, but that could have been done in the same way - basically just knitting each piece as per pattern, but connected together with the steek stitches at each intersection.

When I got to the point where the ribbing would start I put each section’s stitches on a separate piece of waste yarn and machine stitched some reinforcing lines. There were some smooth superwash yarns included so I wanted the extra security beyond a ‘purist’ method of handling steeks! Then I sliced each one open and TA-DA, sweater!

I filmed the cutting process which you can see here: https://vimeo.com/87845605

To finish off I mattress stitched the two L-shaped seams from wrist to underarm to hem, and the smaller perpendicular underarm seams, then knit ribbing on each sleeve and the body individually. I tucked the tufty edges of the steeks under and did a catch stitch (? I think that’s the term!) to invisibly attach them to the inside of the sweater.

Somewhat fiddly, yes, but for a project like this where I wanted to use all my scraps and still match stripes across the sleeves and body it was well worth the extra steps. It would also work with a single slow-changing yarn like Noro, to keep each colour even, maybe I’ll do one of those in future :)

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Finished
February 21 2014
March 3 2014
 
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  • Project created: February 25, 2014
  • Updated: March 4, 2014