by Keri Williams, based on a design by Ingrid deHoop
Inspiration comes from all sorts of places. In this case the
original design came out of the planning for an upcoming ski
trip to Idaho. Seeing as baby couldn't go on the ski field, clearly
some fabulous après ski wear was needed for crawling around
Full of great little design features, like the garter stitch
side seams, and cute shaped hood this is a sweater for junior
to snuggle into, once you've had the fun of knitting it. The
sleeves are worked top down from stitches picked up around the
armhole, with the shoulder cap shaped by short rows, and then
continued in the round, to make a seamless piece. In addition,
because of the use of three-needle bind-off throughout the pattern
there are almost no seams to sew at the end.
Recommended needle size [always use a needle
size that gives you the gauge
listed below -- every knitter's
gauge is unique]
US #J-10/6mm crochet hook
pins or removable locking stitch markers
for Japanese short rows.
holders or waste yarn
14 sts/21 rows = 4 inches in
PATTERN NOTES [Knitty's list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here.]
Instructions for the long tail cast on method can be found here
Instructions for the three needle bind
off method can be found here.
for working Japanese short
rows can be found here.
Instructions for making a tassel can be found here.
Color pattern (in St st):
12 rows Color 2.
12 rows Color 1.
Break and rejoin yarns when changing
Using Color 1 and long-tail method, CO
50[54, 58, 64, 68] sts.
K 4 rows.
Break yarn and join Color 2.
From here, you will work in color pattern
K 4 rows.
Decrease row [RS]: K1, ssk,
k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. 2 sts decreased.
Work 5[7, 7, 7, 9] rows even in stockinette
stitch, starting with a purl row.
Repeat the last 6[8, 8, 8, 10] rows (changing
colors every 12 rows) 3[3, 3, 4, 4] more times. 42[46, 50, 54,
Decrease row [RS]: K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. 2 sts
decreased. 40[44, 48, 52, 56] sts.
Maintaining color pattern, continue in stocking stitch until
you have completed 36[40, 46, 56, 64] st st rows, ending with
a WS row.
Shape for armholes
Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows.
Decrease row [RS]: K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog,
k1. 34[38, 42, 46, 50] sts.
Work until there are 24[24, 26, 28, 30] rows from the start
of the armhole.
Place sts on holder.
POCKET LININGS (Make 2)
Using Color 1[1, 1, 2, 2], CO 12[12,
14, 16, 16] sts.
Work in St st for 14[14, 16, 16, 18] rows, ending with a WS
row. Break yarn and place sts on holder.
Work as for BACK for 19[19, 19, 31, 31] St
st rows, ending with a RS row. 44[50, 54,
56, 62] sts
Work pocket cuffs
As you work this section, maintain decreases
and color pattern as set.
Row 1 [WS]: P6[8, 8, 6, 9] sts, pm, k 12[12, 14, 16, 16] sts
(pocket cuff), p8[10, 10, 12, 12] sts, pm, k12[12, 14, 16, 16] sts, p
to end of row.
Row 2 [RS]: Knit.
Row 3 [WS]: P to first marker, k 12[12, 14, 16, 16] sts, p to
second marker, k12[12, 14, 16, 16] sts, p to end.
Row 4 [RS]: Knit.
Row 5 [WS]: P to first marker, remove marker and bind off 12[12,
14, 16, 16] sts, p to second marker, remove marker and bind off 12[12,
14, 16, 16] sts, p to end.
Place pocket linings Next row: Knit, working decreases as
required, to beg of first pocket opening.
Ensuring RS is facing, k first pocket facing
off stitch holder; k
to next pocket opening; k second pocket
off stitch holder.; knit to end of row,
working decreases as required.
Continue working front, maintaining color pattern and working
side decreases, until front matches back to armholes, ending
with a WS row.
Shape for armholes and front opening
Bind off 2 sts at beg of next row, k
until there are 15[17, 19, 21, 23] sts on the right needle.
Left side of front
Bind off 1 st at beginning of next row,
k to end. Turn work. 14[16, 18, 19, 21] sts.
Work even until there are 24[24, 26, 28, 30] rows from the start
of the armhole, ending with a RS row. Break yarn, leaving a long
tail. Leave sts on holder.
Right side of front
With RS facing, rejoin yarn to rem sts
for right front.
Bind off 6 sts, work to end of row. 17[19,
21, 23, 25] sts
Bind off 2 sts at beg of next row. 15[17, 19, 21, 23] sts Next row [RS]: K to last 3
sts, k2tog, k1. 14[16, 18, 20, 22]
Work until there are 25[25, 27, 29, 31] rows from the start
of the armhole, ending with a RS row. Leave sts on holder; do
not break yarn.
FINISHING Shoulder seams
With right sides together, join left shoulder seam by binding off 6[7,
8, 9, 10] sts moving from shoulder edge to neck edge, using 3 needle bind
off and the long tail from the back. Place 7[8, 9, 10, 11] remaining live
front sts on a holder.
With right sides together, moving from shoulder edge to neck
edge, join right shoulder seam by binding off 6[7, 8, 9, 10]
sts using 3 needle bind off . Turn work so right side of work
faces you. Place remaining right front sts and last live st
from bind off onto the right needle, so the working yarn is
ready to work. Work across back of neck and remaining left front
sts. 36[40, 44, 48, 52] sts.
Maintaining color pattern as established
in front and back, work 3 rows stocking stitch, ending with
a WS row.
Row 1 [RS]: K 16[18, 20, 22, 24] sts, pm, M1L, k4,
M1R, pm, k to end of row. 38[42, 46, 50, 54].
Row 2 [WS]: Purl. Row 3 [RS]: K to marker, slip
marker, M1 L, k to second marker, M1R,
slip marker, knit to end of row. 2 sts
Maintaining color pattern, repeat last 2 rows 10 more times.
Remove markers. 60[64, 68, 72, 76] sts.
Continue in color pattern until hood measures 9[9.25, 9.5,
10, 10.5] inches from base of hood, ending with a WS row.
Move sts to circular needle. Fold hood in half with RS together,
so 29[32, 36, 38, 40] sts are on front needle, and 29[32, 36,
38, 40] sts are on rear needle. BO, using 3 needle bind off.
With RS of front facing, using color 1,
pick up 33[37, 40, 47, 56] sts along one side, between the
start of the armhole shaping and the cast-on edge.
K 5 rows.
Break yarn. Leave sts on needle.
With RS facing, pick up 33[37, 40, 47, 56] sts along back right
Place right sides of front and back together, and bind off
live sts using 3-needle bind off.
Repeat for second side seam.
Using Color 1 and needles for working in
the round, starting in the middle of
the side seam, pick up and knit stitches
2, 2, 2] sts from side seam,
6, 7] sts from first stripe,
6, 6] sts from second stripe,
16, 16] sts from third stripe,
6, 6] sts from fourth stripe,
6, 7] sts from fifth stripe,
2, 2] sts from side seam.
34 [34, 36, 44, 46] sts total.
Distribute stitches on dpns and join for
working in the round, marking the start
of round at the center of the side seam
with a stitch marker.
Round 1: Purl.
The sleeve is now worked back and forth,
with Japanese short rows, until the cap shaping is complete.
Row 1 [RS]: Using Color 1 and dpns, and changing colors
when you reach the start of a different
color band, knit 19[19, 22, 25, 28] sts,
turn & pin using
the Japanese short row method. Row 2 [WS]: P4[4, 6, 8, 10]
sts, turn & pin. Row 3 [RS]: K to previous turn,
pick up wrap, turn & place new pin.
4 [WS]: P to previous turn, pick
up wrap, turn & place new pin.
Repeat Rows 3-4, working up to last pin placed, picking up
wrap, then turning and placing new pin. Each stitch will be
separated by a pin hanging to the back of the work. Change colors
to match front and back color bands, until there are 4[4, 4,
6, 6] sts total remaining unknit in the middle.
Begin working in the round, picking up the 2
remaining wraps as you reach them.
Maintaining color pattern, work even until inside sleeve measures
5.5[6, 7.25, 8.5, 10] inches from underarm and side seam.
Change to or continue using Color 1.
Round 1: Knit. Round 2: Purl.
Repeat Rounds 1-2 once more, then Round 1 once
Bind off purlwise.
Using circular needles and with RS facing,
beg at the bottom left of hood opening, pick up 100[102, 106,
112, 122] sts around opening.
Knit 4 rows.
Sew together the two bound off edges of the hood trim at the
bottom of the hood, so the front facing is sewn together.
Sew pocket linings to insides of front.
Weave in ends.
Make a 4-inch tassel.
Crochet a chain 4 inches long, and use
to attach tassel to end of hood.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Keri began knitting when she was 6 years old, and never really
stopped. The arrival of her daughter has,
however, slowed her down a bit. She feels uneasy if she doesn’t
have something on the needles for her wee girl.
Ingrid taught herself to knit when
she was pregnant with her daughter. Her first
project was a tiny baby sweater and hat knitted from very fine yarn and
it took almost the full 40 weeks to complete. Now, since her baby
girls are now all grown up, her granddaughter
has renewed her interest in knitting. Ingrid can be found on Ravelry as