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mandag
nov122012

Fun kit - dress, tunic and sweater with stripy pants

A colourful and fun kit with sweater, tunic or dress to match stripy pants. Perfect for kindergarten. The tops are knitted top-down.
Sizes
6-12 m (1-2) 3-4  (5-6) 7-8 y
7-8 y for free below. The rest can be bought in our shop.

Yarn
Pickles Extra Fine Merino
Sweater: 100 (150) 200 (250) 300 g main colour (MC)
Tunic: 100 (100) 150 (200) 250 g main colour (MC)
Dress: 150 (200) 200 (250) 300 g main colour (MC)
For all: 50 g of 3 different pattern colours (PC)
Pants: 3 different colours 50 (100) 100 (100) 100 g
Deduct 1 ball of each colour for the pants if you knit one of the tops.

Needles
Sweater: 24” or 32” circular needles + DP needles US 3 and 5.
Tunic:24” or 32” circular needles  US 3 and 5.
Dress: 16” and 32” circular needles + DP needles US 3 and 5.
Pants: 16” circular needles and DP needles 3 and 5

Gauge per 4”
20 s/30 rows in stockinette

Measurements, lying flat:
Sweater, width chest: 9.5 (11) 12.6 (13.5) 14.2”
Length: about 12.6 (14) 16 (17) 18”
Tunic width chest: 8.7 (10.2) 11.5 (12.6) 13.5”
Length: about 12.5 (14) 15.5 (18) 19.5”
Dress, width chest: 9.5 (11) 12.6 (13.5) 14.2”
Length: about 16 (18.5) 21 (23) 26”

SWEATER
Yoke

Cast on 84 s on short circular needles US 3 in main colour (MC). Knit ribbing in the round, K2, P2 for about 1.6”.
The more hold you’ve got here, the better. Make sure the opening fits the kid’s head.
Knit 1 round and increase 60 s evenly = 144 s.
Purl 1 round.
Swap to US 5 needles.

COLOUR FIELD PATTERN
*Slip 1, K3 in pattern colour (PC).*
Repeat from * to* until end of round.
Repeat this round 3 times in total.
Knit 1 round and purl 1 round in MC.

K2 in PC *slip 1, K3 in PC*
Repeat from * to * until end of round, but end the round with K1 instead of K3.
Repeat this round 3 times in total.
Knit 1 round and purl 1 round in MC.

*Slip 1, K3 in pattern colour (PC).*
Repeat from * to* until end of round.
Increase on the next round:
* Slip 1, make 1 right in PC, K3, make 1 left n PC.
Repeat from * to* until end of round.
Sweater and dress: 216 s.
Tunic: 186 s.
*Slip 1, K5 in pattern colour (PC).*
Repeat from * to* until end of round.
Knit 1 round and purl 1 round in MC.

K3 in PC, * slip 1, K5 in PC*
Repeat from * to * until end of round, but end the round with K2 instead of K5.
Repeat this round 3 times in total.
Knit 1 round and purl 1 round in MC.

***
*Slip 1, K5 in PC*
Repeat from * to* until end of round.
Repeat this round 3 times in total.
Knit 1 round and purl 1 round in MC.

K3 in PC, * slip 1, K5 in PC*
Repeat from * to * until end of round, but end the round with K2 instead of K5.
Repeat this round 3 times in total.
Knit 1 round and purl 1 round in MC.

Go to *** and repeat from there one more time.

The body
Continue in stockinette in MC until the piece is about 6.7”.
Put the s for sleeves on some scrapyarn on the next round. The rounds starts in the middle back.
K 33, place 42 s on scrapyarn for sleeves, cast on 8 new stitches under the sleeve (make backward loops), K 66, place 42 s on some scrap yarn for sleeves, cast on 8 new , K 33 s
= 148 s for body

Continue in stockinette until the piece is 16.5”. Decrease 16 s evenly on the next round = 132 s.
Use US 3 needles and knit ribbing, K2, P2 for about 1,2”. Cast off.

Sleeves
Cast on 8 new s under each sleeve = 50 s. The round starts in the middle of the new s.
Continue in stockinette on US 5 and decrease 1 s on each side of the first and last s of the round
every 2” 6 times in total = 38 s.

When the sleeve is 12.5” knit another round and decrease 2 s evenly on the next round.
Swap to US 3 and knit ribbing, K2, P2 for about 1.2”. Cast off.
Knit another sleeve.
TUNIC
The yoke

Cast on 88 s in MC un US 3 needles and knit ribbing, K2, P2 for 1”.
Swap to US 5 and knit 1 round while increasing 36 s evenly = 124 s. Purl 1 round

Go to COLOUR FIELD PATTERN
N in the sweater pattern and knit this pattern until you reach The body. Then come back here.

The body
Cast off for sleeve holes on the next round. The beginning of the round is in the middle back.
K 30, cast off 33 for sleeves, K 60, cast off 33 for sleeves, K 30.

Continue in stockinette and cast on 8 s under each sleeve = 136 s.

*Knit 3.2”.
Increase 14 s evenly on the next round. Purl 1 round*
Repeat from * to* for 3 rounds in total = 178 s.
K 3.2” in stockinette.
Decrease 14 s evenly on the next round = 164 s.

Use US 3 needles nad knit ribbing, K2, P2 for about 1.2”. Cast off.
DRESS
The yoke

Go to the Sweater pattern and knit it from the top until you reach The body. Then come back here.

The body
Continue in stockinette in MC until the piece is about 6.7”.
Place s for sleeves on the next round.
The beginning of the round is in the middle back.
K 31 s, place 46 s on scrap yarn for sleeves, make 8 news by making backward loops, K 62, place 46 s on scrap yarn for sleeves, make 8 new s, K 31 = 140 s for the body.

*Continue in stockinette for about 3.6”.
Increase 11 s evenly on the next round.
Purl 1 round*

Repeat from * to * 4 times in total = 184 s.

Knit 3.6” in stockinette.
Decrease 16 s evenly on the next round= 168 s.
Knit ribbing on US 3 needles, K2, P2 for about 2”. Cast off.

Sleeves
Cast on 8 s under each sleeve= 54 s.

Continue in stockinette in the round on US 5 until the sleeve measures 8".
Knit 1 round in stockinette and decrease 10 s evenly on the next round = 44 s.

Swap to US 3 needles and knit ribbing, K2, P2 for about 1.2”.
Cast off.
Knit another sleeve. Sew under the sleeves from the wrong side.

PANTS
Cast on 120 s on US 3 needles and knit ribbing like this:
K1 *P2, K2*
Repeat from * to* until 3 s remain. P2, K1.

After about 0.8” knit a round of holes:
K1, YO, P2tog,*K2, YO, P2tog*
Repeat from * to * until 1 s remains, K1.

Continue in rib-pattern.
When the piece is about 1.6” swap to US 5 needles. Place a marker to mark the middle of the front and back, as well as the sides = 4 markers with 30 s between them.  
Make the pants taller in the back by knitting and turning while continuing in rib-pattern (if you’re unfamiliar with this, look it up on youtube):
*Knit rib 9 s past the marker in the back, turn, knit rib 9 s past the marker in the back on the wrong side, turn.*
Repeat from* to * 3 times in total, but add 9 s on each side of the marker for every repetition ( meaning next time you will knit 27 s before you turn).

Continue in the round in rib-pattern. Change colour about every 1.6”.
Tip: Knit 1 round in stockinette in the new colour before continuing in rib-pattern to make the colour changes look nicer.

Continue until the pants are 10”.

Make more room in the crouch.
*On the next round increase 1 s on each side of the 2 s in the middle front and back. All new s should be knitted in stockinette until they are casted off.
Knit 1 round in rib-pattern*

Repeat rom *to* 3 times in total = 132 s. Cast off the 6 s in the middle front and back = 120 s.

Knit each leg seperately = 60 s per leg.

Continue in rib-pattern in the round until the pants are 27.5”  measured in the front.
Change to US 3 needles and K2tog on all the knit stitches on the next round, leaving you with a new pattern of K1, P2.
The rest of the pants are for folding up.

Continue in the new rib-pattern for another 3.2” before casting off loosely.
Assemble the crouch.
Make an i-cord by knitting 4 s. Pull the s to the
opposite end of the needle with yarn in back.
Repeat this until the cord is long enough.

tirsdag
nov012011

Fun-kit - Tight pants, bubble tunic & sweater

Sizes
6-12 m (1-2 y) 3-4 y (5-6 y) 7-8 y
7-8 y for free below, the rest can be bought in our shop.

Yarn/Sweater
Pickles Extra Fine Merino
100 (100) 150 (200) 250 g main colour
50 g of 3 different pattern colours

Yarn/Tunic
Pickles Extra Fine Merino
100 (100) 100 (150) 200 g main colour
50 g of 3 different pattern colours

Yarn/Pants
Pickles Extra Fine Merino,
3 different colours of 50 (100) 100 (100) 100 g
If you´vé knitted the vest or sweater, you can deduct 50 g from each colour.

Needles
Circular and DP needles US 4 (circular only for the tunic)
Add small circular and DP needles US 2 1/2 for the pants

Gauge per 4”
20 s in stockinette

Measurements
Sweater
:
Chest width: 9.4 (11.8) 12.2 (12.6) 13.4”
Length: 11.6 (14.2) 16.1 (17) 17.7”

Tunic
Chest width:8.6 (10.2) 11.4 (12.6) 13.4”
Length: 12.6 (13.7) 15.3 (18.1) 19.7 ”

Pants:
Length: 17.4 (20.4) 23.7 (25.3) 28.2”.
FUN-SWEATER
A fun sweater, perfect for wearing under a thick winter jacket. Knitted top-down.

Cast on 84 s LOOSELY in the main colour.
Knit rib-pattern in the round, K2, P2 for about 1.6”.
Knit 1 round and increase 48  s evenly
= 132 s.
Purl 1 round.

*Slip 1, K 3 in a pattern colour.*
Repeat from * to * throughout the round
Knit 3 rounds (in total) like this.

Knit 1 round and purl 1 round in the main colour.

K2 in pattern colour
*Slip 1, K 3 in a pattern colour.*
Repeat from * to *, but finish the round with K1 instead of K3.
Knit 3 rounds (in total) like this.

Knit 1 round and purl 1 round in the main colour.

*Slip 1, K 3 in a pattern colour.*
Repeat from * to * throughout the round
Increase like this on the next round:
*Slip 1.
Use the pattern colour and increase 1 (M1R), K3, increase 1 (M1L)*
Repeat from * to * throughout the round
= 198 s.
*Slip 1, K 5 in a pattern colour.*
Repeat from * to * throughout the round

Knit 1 round and purl 1 round in the main colour.

K3 in pattern colour
*Slip 1, K 5 in a pattern colour.*
Repeat from * to *, but finish the round with K2 instead of K5.
Knit 3 rounds (in total) like this.

Knit 1 round and purl 1 round in the main colour.
***

*Slip 1, K 5 in a pattern colour.*
Repeat from * to * throughout the round.
Knit 3 rounds (in total) like this.

Knit 1 round and purl 1 round in the main colour.

K3 in pattern colour
*Slip 1, K 5 in a pattern colour.*
Repeat from * to *, but finish the round with K2 instead of K5.
Knit 3 rounds (in total) like this.

Knit 1 round and purl 1 round in the main colour.

Repeat once more from ***--

THE BODY PIECE
Knit 2.7” in stockinette (numbers are not
increaseing due to the number of reps above)
Separate for sleeves on the next round. The beginning of the round is in the middle back.
K 30, place 39 s on some spare needles, K 60, place 39 s on some spare needles, K 30.

Continue in stockinette and cast on 8 s under each sleeve = 36 s.
Knit until the work is 16.5”.
Cast off 16 s evenly throughout the next round
= 120 s.
Knit rib-pattern, K2, P2 for about 1.2”. Cast off.

SLEEVES
Cast on 8 s under each sleeve = 47 s.
Knit in stockinette. Decrease 1 s on each side of the two stiches right under the arm about every 2” 6 times in total
= 35 s.
When the sleeve is 12.6” you´ll decrease 3 s evenly on the next round.
Knit rib-pattern, K2 P2 for about 1.3”. Cast off.
Knit another sleeve.
BUBBLE TUNIC
Easy vest with bubble shape. Knitted top-down.

Cast on 88 s in the main colour and knit rib-pattern in the round, K2, P2, for about 0.8”.
Knit 1 round and increase 36 s
= 124 s.
Purl 1 round

*Slip 1, K 3 in a pattern colour.*
Repeat from * to * throughout the round
Knit 3 rounds (in total) like this.

Knit 1 round and purl 1 round in the main colour.

K2 in pattern colour
*Slip 1, K 3 in a pattern colour.*
Repeat from * to *, but finish the round with K1 instead of K3.
Knit 3 rounds (in total) like this.

Knit 1 round and purl 1 round in the main colour.

*Slip 1, K 3 in a pattern colour.*
Repeat from * to * throughout the round
Increase like this on the next round:
*Slip1.
Use the pattern colour and increase 1 (M1R), K3, increase 1 (M1L)*
Repeat from * to * throughout the round
= 198 s.
*Slip 1, K 5 in a pattern colour.*
Repeat from * to * throughout the round

Knit 1 round and purl 1 round in the main colour.

K3 in pattern colour
*Slip 1, K 5 in a pattern colour.*
Repeat from * to *, but finish the round with K2 instead of K5.
Knit 3 rounds (in total) like this.

Knit 1 round and purl 1 round in the main colour.
***

*Slip 1, K 5 in a pattern colour.*
Repeat from * to * throughout the round.
Knit 3 rounds (in total) like this.

Knit 1 round and purl 1 round in the main colour.

K3 in pattern colour
*Slip 1, K 5 in a pattern colour.*
Repeat from * to *, but finish the round with K2 instead of K5.
Knit 3 rounds (in total) like this.

Knit 1 round and purl 1 round in the main colour.

Repeat once more from ***--

THE BODY PIECE
Cast off for arm holes on the next round. The beginning of the round is in the middle back.
K 30, cast off 33, K 60, cast off 33, K 30.

Continue in stockinette and cast on 8 s under each arm on the next round = 136 s.
*Knit about 3.1”
Increase 14 s evenly on the next round.
Purl one round*
Repeat from * to * 3 times in total = 178 s.

Knit 3.1” in stockinette
Decrease 14 s evenly on the next round.
 = 164 s.
Knit rib-pattern, K2, P2 for about 1.2”. Cast off.

TIGHTS/PANTS
Tight pants that can be worn right on the skin. Knitted top-down.

Cast on 120 s on circular needles US 2 1/2 and knit rib-pattern in the round, :
K1 * P2, K2*
Repeat from * to * until 3 s remains, P2, K1.

Knit 1 round like this after about 0.8”:
K1, YO, P2tog
*K2, YO, P2tog*
Repeat from * to * until 1 s remains, K1.

Continue knitting the rib-pattern like before.

Swap to US 4 when the piece is 1.6”.
Place marker in the middle back and front as well as in each side, 30 s inbetween each marker.
 
Make the pants a bit taller in the back like this, while continuing to knit the rib pattern:
*K 9 s past the marker in the middle back, turn.
K 9 s past the mark on the wrong side and turn.*
Repeat from * to * 3 times in total, but add 9 s more for every repetition (i.e. 27 s on rep 2)

Continue to knit in the round. Change colour and keep on changing colours every 1.6”.
TIP: Knit the first round of the new colour in stockinette stitch to make the transistions as nice as possible.

Knit until the pants are 9.8”.

Make some extra room in the crouch.
*On the next round increase 1 stitch on each side of the two stitches right in the front and back.
Knit all new s in stockinette until they are casted off.
Knit 1 round in rib.*

Repeat from * to * 3 times in total = 132 s.
Cast off the 6 stitches in the middle front and back
= 120 s.
Knit each leg separately from here = 60 s per leg.
Continue in the rib pattern until the pants are 25”.
Change to US 2 1/2 needles and knit one round where you K2tog on all knit stitches, leaving a new rib pattern of K1, P2. This will be the fold up edge.
Continue in the new pattern for another 3.2” before castng off loosely.

Make an i-cord by knitting 4 s, sliding the stitches back to the other side of the same needle and knit them again. Make it as long as you find neccessary.