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Pique-Top

Sizes
6 m  (1) 2 (3-4) 5-6 (8-10) y
6 m for free below, the rest can be bought here.

Yarn
Pickles Thin Organic Cotton
100 (150) 200 (250) 300 (350) g

Needles
24” or 32” circular needles US 6

Gauge per 4”
Stockinette: 18 s / 24 rows

Measurements, lying flat
Chest: 10 (10.7) 29 (11.4) 13 (14)”
Full length: 9.8 (11.4) 12.2 (14.2) 15.5 (17.8)”Yoke
Knitted top down.
Cast on 44 s on US 6 needles.
Knit garter stitch back and forth for 2.5” (garter stitch back and forth: knit stitches only both ways).

Place markers after 9 s, 4 s after that, 18 s after that, and 4 s after that.
The s between marker 1 and 2 and between 3 and 4 make the sleeves.

Continue like this:
Row 1 (from the right side): *Knit until 1 s remain before the next marker, make 1 left, K2, make 1 right*.
Repeat between * and *  until you have increased by all markers. Knit the rest of the row.
Row 2 (from thw wrong side): K5 for front band. *Purl until 1 s remain before the next marker, K2*.
Repeat between * and *  until you have passed all markers, purl until 5 s remain of the row, K5 for front band.
Repeat row 1 and 2 until you have increased a total of 8 times = 108 s. Finish after a row 2.
Start knitting in the round. The round starts in the middle of the front piece.

Round 1: *Knit until 1 s remain before the next marker, make 1 left, K2, make 1 right*.
Repeat between * and * until you have increased by all markers. Knit the rest of the round.
Round 2: P5 for front band, *Knit until 1 s remains before the next marker, P2*.
Repeat between * and *  until you have passed all markers, knit until 5 s remain of the row, P5 for front band.

Repeat round 1 and 2 until you have increased on 4 rounds in total after starting to knit in the round =  140 s.
You are now done with the front bands and the new round 2 will be like this:
Round 2: *Knit until 1 s remain before the next marker, P2*.
Repeat between * and *  until you have passed all markers, knit the rest of the round.
Knit round 1 and the new round 2 a total of 1 times = 148 s.
On the next round place the s for sleeves onto some scrap yarn (between marker 1 and 2 and between marker 3 and 4).

The body
You now have 88 s.
Continue in stockinette in the round until the piece is about 9”. On the last round decrease 8 s evenly.
Knit 8 (8) 10 (10) 10 (12) rounds of garter s (knit every second round, purl every second round). Cast off.

Sleeves
You have 30 s.
Knit stockinette in the round for 1.2”. Decrease 4 s evenly on the next round. Knit 8 rounds of garter stitch. Cast off.

Sew under the sleeves.