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27 December 2014

DIY: Knitting a Short-Sleeved Sweater



You'll need:

  • 4 large skeins yarn
  • 1 contrasting color yarn skein for heart
  • Size 7 & 8 straight needles
  • Double pointed needles
  • Darning needle
Back:
  1. With smaller needles, CO 92 stitches.
  2. Work in seed stitch for 1".
  3. Change to larger needles and working in stockinette stitch, knit increasing 8 stitches in the first row.
  4. Work even on 100 stitches until 10.5" from beginning.  Mark each edge for armholes.
  5. Work even until 18" from beginning.
  6. Knit 34 sts; bind off central 32 sts, knit remaining 34 sts and place on holder.
  7. At each inside neck ege, decrease 1 st every row 8 times. Work even on 26 sts until 20" from beginning.
  8. Change to smaller needles and work across shoulder sts, pick up sts around neck edge and work across opposite shoulder sts.
  9. Change to seed st and work for 1".  Bind off all.
Front:

  1. Work as for back until 17" from beginning.
  2. Knit 38 sts, place on holder, bind of the next 24 sts and knit remaining 38 sts.
  3. At each neck edge decrease 1 st every row 12 times. Work even on 26 sts until same length as back, then complete with seed st band as done with back.
Finishing:
  1. Sew side seams up to armhold markers.
  2. With smaller needles, pick up and knit 96 sts across arm hole, beginning at one shoulder bind off and ending at other shoulder, place on double pointed needles.
  3. Work sleeve bands in seed stitch for 3 1/2".
  4. Sew shoulder seams and 1" of seed st sleeve bands.