Cut It Out, Kitty! by Yvonne Kadwell
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Cut It Out, Kitty!

Machine Knitting
June 2017
Lace ?
26.3 stitches and 99.99 rows = 4 inches
in Double Bed Jacquard
Children Size 2, 4, 6
This pattern is available for AU$9.50 AUD buy it now

This sweater, in sizes to fit 2, 4 and 6 years old, has been designed in double bed jacquard (DBJ), for a Passap E6000, but could be adapted to be knitted on any double bed machine with download capabilities. I downloaded the stitch pattern to my machine using Wincrea, but it could also be downloaded via Designaknit. The BMP file for the stitch patterns will be emailed to the purchaser on request, but the stitch patterns are also in the pattern as graphs.

The pattern file is 18 pages long, with comprehensive instructions and photos in a mini tutorial format on the cut and sew technique I used for this garment, as well as instructions and some helpful photos for the Passap Sandwich Neckline.

The sweater is a fashionable tunic length, which also allows for a wider variation in a child’s height, and there is a buttoned opening on the left shoulder to enable easy getting on and off over big heads.
The neckline, shoulders and sleeve head have been shaped using cut and sew. The front and back body panels are therefore a simple rectangle requiring no shaping on the machine. I chose to shape the sleeve seams, so I’ve provided a simple Form program for this, but have also provided instructions for how to calculate the rate of increase. I’ve provided full scale patterns for all the garment shapes.

Even if you don’t have an E6000, there are useful techniques here that could be used on any Passap or double-bed machine.

ERRATA

  • P 16 Passap Sandwich Neckband. Step 3 - omit last sentence - “Knit 1 row”.
  • Same page - Step 5 should read CX/CX, black strippers, ss 5½/5½ etc. Not N/N.

SIZES
To fit 2(4, 6) years old.
Chest size 53(59, 64)cm, 21(23, 25) inches.

YARNS
2 ends 2/28 (approx) or lace weight yarn eg Cashmilon in two contrasting colours. Colour 1 is the dark shade, colour 2 the lighter one.
Size 2 - 100-125g each colour
Size 4 - 150-200g each colour
Size 6 - 200-250g each colour
Waste yarn of a similar weight

GAUGE
26.3 sts and 102.5 rows = 10cm (4 inches) using stitch size 4½/4½ and KT 180.

WINCREA is available to download here -
http://www.offthestreet.net/index.php?N=0202