Vneck sweater with pockets

To fit ages

3-6

6-9

12-18

months

Actual measurements

Chest

51

57

64

cm

20

22!*

25 %

in

Length to shoulder

26

28

32

cm

10%

11

12^

in

Sleeve length

16

19

22

cm

6%

7%

8%

in

materials 3(4:4) 50g balls of Debbie Bliss baby cashmerino in Ecru (M).

One 50g ball in Pale Blue (C).

Pair each of 3mm (US 2) and 3%mm (US 3) knitting needles.

tension 25 sts and 34 rows to 10cm/4in square over st st using 3%mm (US 3) needles.

abbreviations alt = alternate beg = beginning cm = centimetre(s) cont = continue foil = following in(s) = inch(es) inc = increase K(k) = knit ml = make one st by picking up the loop lying between the st just worked and the next st and working into the back of it P(p) = purl rem = remaining rep = repeat skpo = slip 1, knit 1, pass slipped st over st(s) = stitch(es) st st = stocking stitch tog = together

back With 3mm (US 2) needles and C, cast on 66(74:82) sts.

1 st rib row K2, * p2, k2; rep from * to end. 2nd rib row P2, * k2, p2; rep from * to end. Change to M.

Rep the last 2 rows twice more. Change to 3%mm (US 3) needles.

Beg with a k row, work in st st until back measures 15(16:18)cm/6(6!4:7)in from cast-on edge, ending with a p row. Shape armholes

Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Next row K2, skpo, k to last 2 sts, k2tog, k2. Next row P to end.

Cont in st st until back measures 26(28:32)cm/10%(11:12^)in from cast-on edge, ending with a p row. Shape shoulders

Cast off 13(14:15) sts at beg of next 2 rows. Leave rem 28(32:36) sts on a stitch holder.

pocket linings With 3'/mm (US 3) needles and M, cast on 18(22:22) sts.

(make 2) Beg with a k row, work 22(28:28) rows in st st.

Leave these sts on a stitch holder.

front With 3mm (US 2) needles and C, cast on 66(74:82) sts.

1st rib row K2, * p2, k2; rep from * to end. 2nd rib row P2, * k2, p2; rep from * to end. Change to M.

Rep the last 2 rows twice more.

Change to 3%mm (US 3) needles.

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