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Exchanging knit to crochet

Exchange knitting to crochet or crochet to knitting.

  Megan with cap / child's knit sweater    


Instructions are for size 6. Changes for sizes 8 and 10 are in ( ). Materials: Sport weight yarn (2 or. skeins)-6(6-7) Denim Blue, 1 each White  and Cherry; 

sizes 4 and 6 knitting needles or size for gauge; 

stitch holders. 

Gauge: 11 sts = 2"; 7 rows = 1". 

Finished measurements -Chest; 27 (29 -  31)"; 

Sleeve at underarm: 12 (12¼ - 12¾)".


With smaller needles and Denim Blue, cast no 75 (80-85) sts. Work k 1, p 1 ribbing for 2 (2¼ - 2½)". Change to larger needles and st st (k 1 Row, p 1 Row). Work even until piece measures 10 (10½ -11)". 

Shape Armhole and dropped Shoulder: Bind off 1 st beg next 10 (12-12) rows. For dropped shoulder, Inc 1 at beg next 30 rows. 

NOTE: Sleeve will fit this shape.

 Shape Shoulders; Bind off 3 sts beg next 20 (22-22) rows, bind off 2 sts beg next 2 rows. Place rem'g 31 (28-33) sts on holder for back of neck. 

Front: Work as for Back to armhole, Shaping armhole and dropped shoulder as on Back, work 24 rows White, With Denim Blue, cont as for Back until shoulder lncs are complete. 

Divide for Neck: Bind off 3 sts, work until 39 (40 - 42) sts are on needle; place rem'g sts on a holder. 

Shape Neck: Bind off 4 (3-4) sts at neck edge twice, 2 sts once. AT SAME TIME, bind off 3 sts at arm edge 9 (10-10) times more, 2 sts one time. Leaving center 11 (12-13) sts on holder, slip rem'g sts to needle; attach yarn at neck edge. Bind off 3 sts; complete Row. Complete as for first side, reversing shaping. 

Sleeve: With Denim Blue and smaller needles, cast on 50 sts. Work k 1, p 1 ribbing for 2 (2¼ - 2½)". Change to larger needles and st st; inc 1 st each end every 6th Row 8 (9-10) times. Work even until piece measures 12 (12½ - 13)", bind off 1 st beg next 10 (12-12) rows. Bind off rem'g sts. 

Finishing: Sew left shoulder seam. 

Collar: From right side with smaller needles and Denim Blue, pick up an even number of sts around neck, including sts on holders. Work k 1, p 1 ribbing for 4", bind off loosely in ribbing. Fold collar in half to inside, sew in place. Sew other shoulder seam, sew in sleeves; sew side and sleeve seams. Centering first motif, work jacquard pattern on white band in duplicate st following diagram. Press sweater lightly.  

CAP: With larger needles and White, cast on 81 (89-97) sts; work 7 rows at st for hem. K next Row for ridge, work 24 rows st st. Work even with Denim Blue until cap measures 5½ (6 - 6½)" above ridge, ending with a p Row. 

Top Shaping

Row 1: * K 8 (9-10), k 2 tog; repeat from * across, end k 1. 

Row 2: P. 

Row 3: * K 7 (8.9), k 2 tog; repeat from * across, end k 1. Cont to dec 8 sts every 2nd Row until 17 sts remain, end with k Row. 

Last Row:  (P 2 tog) 8 times, p 1. Break off, leaving a 12" strand. Thread this strand into a needle and draw through rem'g sts; pull tightly and secure. Work jacquard design as on front; sew back seam; sew hem in place.

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