6 oz. gray knitting worsted
4 oz. yellow knitting worsted
1 1/2 oz. black knitting worsted
1 pair No. 3 needles
1 pair No. 5 needles
1 set No. 3 sock needles
5 1/2 stitches = 1 inch
7 rows = 1 inch
FRONT and BACK: (Both are made the same.)
With No. 3 needles and gray yarn, cast on 69 stitches and work in ribbing of knit 1, purl 1, for 12 rows. Change to No. 5 needles and work even in stockinette stitch (knit 1 row, purl 1 row) for 60 rows or desired length to underarm. On the next knit row attach black yarn and follow chart as shown for front and back. On the next, knit row, break off gray yarn (leaving several inches for finishing) and attach yellow yarn for background. Continue to follow the chart, also decreasing 1 stitch at beginning of every row, as shown, until you have 33 stitches left. Take these off on a stitch holder and leave.
With No. 3 needles and gray yarn, cast on 39 stitches and work in ribbing of knit 1, purl 1, for 12 rows. Change to No. 5 needles and work in stockinette stitch, increasing 1 stitch in the first and last stitch of every 6th row, until you have 53 stitches on needle. Work even until you have 80 rows in all from top of ribbing. Attach black yarn and follow the sleeve chart. Work first 2 rows of border, then break gray yarn and, using yellow yarn as background, continue, making decreases as shown, until you have 15 stitches left on needle.
Note: If you want butterflies on both sleeves to face the front, begin the pattern on the second sleeve and knit row, reading the chart from left to right on knit rows and from right to left on purl rows.
Sew sleeves to front and back and then sew up side seams.
Using No. 3 sock needles and yellow yarn, pick up the 96 stitches around neck and work round and round in ribbing of knit 1, purl 1, for 30 rows. Bind off very loosely.
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Little Pony Sweater Vest
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Three Blind Mice Sweater Vest
Simple Simon Cardigan
Hey Diddle-Diddle Cardigan
Jack Be Nimble Sweater
Bobby Shaftoe Cardigan
Trip and Go Sweater
Butterfly, Butterfly Pullover
Dr. Foster Cardigan
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