Roundabout by Dani Sunshine

Roundabout

Knitting
March 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
350 - 775 yards (320 - 709 m)
6m (1y, 2y, 4y) [6y, 8y, 10y].
Flag of English English
This pattern is available for £4.50 GBP buy it now

Pattern notes:
This little sweater is the perfect all rounder. Fun enough that they’ll always reach for it first, it goes with leggings, jeans, and dresses, making it good for running, tree climbing AND twirling. The A-line, longer shape guarantees heaps of wear. Use two colours, your favourite combination, or knit a rainbow. Endless fun, just like a roundabout ;)

This simple, striped sweater is worked seamlessly in the round from the top down. German short rows are used to shape the neckline, modified raglan increases shape the yoke. The long sleeves and body are knit in stockinette stitch in the round; both are finished with ribbing and the body has a split hem.

Yarn:
Heavy fingering / sport weight ~ approx.: 350 (400, 475, 550) (625, 700, 775) yards / 320 (365, 435, 505) (570, 640, 710) metres.

Colour 1: 225 (250, 300, 350) (400, 450, 500) yards / 205 (230, 275, 320) (365, 410, 455) metres.

Total contrasting stripes: 125 (150, 175, 200) (225, 250, 275) yards / 115 (135, 160, 185) (205, 230, 250) metres.

I used De Rerum Natura Ulysse in pale blue / Ciel, red / Pavot, orange / Potimarron, yellow / Genet, light green / Printemps, dark green / Emeraude, dark blue / Nuit, purple / Confiture de Rose.

Size 6 months has 5 contrasting stripes. Sizes 1 yr & 6 years have 6 contrasting stripes. All the other sizes have 7 contrasting stripes.

Needles:
US3 /3.25mm circular needles (40 cm long) & US5 /3.75mm circular needles (40 cm long & 60cm long).

US3 / 3.25mm & US5 /3.75mm dpns or longer circular needles for magic loop method for sleeves.

Notions:
8 stitch markers, holders / waste yarn, tapestry needle.

Sizing:
6m (1y, 2y, 4y) (6y, 8y, 10y).

To fit chest size:
18 (19, 21, 23) (25, 26.5, 28) inches /
45.5 (48.5, 53.5, 58.5) (63.5, 67.5, 71) cm.

Actual chest measurements:
20.5 (21.2, 23.3, 25.4) (27.5, 28.9, 30.3) inches / 52 (53.8, 59.2, 64.5) (69.9, 73.4, 77) cm.

Choose a size with 2 - 3 inches / 5 – 7.5 cm of positive ease.

Gauge:
23 sts & 34 rounds in 4 inches / 10 cm square in stockinette stitch in the round on larger needles (adjust needle size, if necessary, to get correct gauge). Use two sizes smaller than gauge needle for the ribbing.