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Tiny Sweaters    

  Learn to exchange this knit pattern to crochet

Knitters, I want to first make sure that I give proper credit to the designer of this pattern which was not me.. But, I cant find the name.  It was in the Christmas Crafts edition of Women's Day Mag, volume V number 3.

Supplies: scrap yarn, about 30 yards, double pointed knitting needles, size 5 if your yarn is worsted weight.  stitch marker (1), stitch holders (3), and a tapestry needle.

Directions: Yoke; with double points and yarn, cast on 24 stitches and divide evenly on 3 double points.  Join.

Place marker for beginning of rnd. Work two rnds of k 1, p 1, rib.  K 1 rnd*

INCREASE RND... inc 1 st in first st, k 2 sts, inc 1 st in next st, k 6 sts, inc 1 st in next st, place marker for front, inc 1 st in next st, k 2 sts, inc 1 st in next st for second sleeve, inc 1 st in next st, k 6 sts, inc 1 st in next st for back - 32 stitches repeat from * 3 more times to equal 56 stitches.

TAM'S NOTE:  This increase stuff did not make much sense to me, so what I did was start with the 24 stitches, 2 rnds k1, p1 rib.. then 1 rnd even..., then increase 11 stitches around willy nilly, then one row even, then increase 11 stitches around willy nilly, then one row even, then increase 10 stitches around willy nilly, and work one row even.  I guess I'm assuming that everyone on the list knows how to increase.

FIRST SLEEVE: K across 12 sts, slip 16 sts to st holder for front, slip 12 sts to st holder for second sleeve, slip 16 sts to st holder for back.

Work back and forth in rows and in St st on 12 sts for 12 rows. 

Work 2 rows k1 p1 rib. Bind off.

TAM'S NOTE: the first one I made looked kind of funny with the arms having no shape, so two rows before I was ready to do the rib, I decreased 4 stitches by knitting two together willy nilly, and then ribbed, it gave the sleeve more shape.

SECOND SLEEVE: With right side facing, slip 12 sts from second sleeve from st holder and work as for first sleeve.

BODY: Slip remaining 32 sts to double points and divide evenly on 3 dpn.

Work 11 rounds. 

then, *k2, k2 together, rep from * around to equal 28 stitches. 

Work 2 rounds of k1, p1 rib, and then bind off.

Sew sleeve seams, and decorate as you want.  One of the sweaters had a Christmas tree in duplicate stitch on the front, which was easy to chart and do.  One had stripes which is pretty self explanatory, and one had duplicate stitch tweed sort of thing which was also cute..  Then you could
sew on buttons or charms or whatever....

I then made hangers out of 18 gauge brass wire, twisted appropriately, like a clothes hanger.

Well, 21 people asked for the pattern, so I thought it would be okay to post it to the list in general, rather than send out separate e-mail, hope that's okay.  If you do have questions, I will answer privately, or send me a snail mail address, and I can copy you a "real" copy of the pattern.  But then it won't have my comments... from: tsherner@micron.net  (Tammy Sherner)