Boy's Sleeveless Sweater Pattern | Size 8-10

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Boy's Sleeveless Sweater Pattern

Size 8 to 10 years

MATERIAL:
2 balls Sportyarn (2 oz. ball)
1 pair S.P. knitting needles No. 2 (3 mm.) and No. 4 (3½ mm.)
1 set D.P. knitting needles No. 2 (3 mm.)

GAUGE: 7½ sts. = 1 inch.

PATTERN: multiple of 9
1st row: * P2, K1, slip 1 (yarn in back), K1, slip 1, (yarn in back), K1, P2, repeat from * across row.
2nd row: * K2, P1, slip 1 (yarn in front), P1, slip 1, (yarn in front), P1, K2. Repeat from * across row.
3rd row: Like 1st row.
4th row: Like 2nd row.
5th row: * P2, K1, slip next st. to an extra needle and hold in front of work, K the 2nd st. on left hand needle, then K the first st., let them both slip off the needle, K the st. off the extra needle, K1, P2, repeat from * across row.
6th row: * K2, P5, K2, repeat from * across row.
7th row: * P2, K5, P2, repeat from * across row.
8th row: Like 6th row.
9th row: Like 7th row.
10th row: Like 6th row.
11th row: Like 7th row.
12th row: Like 6th row.
Repeat these 12 rows for pattern.

BACK: Cast on 96 sts. with No. 2 needles and work in ribbing K1, P1 for 3 inch. Inc. 3 sts. at even intervals across last row. Change to No. 4 needles and pattern. With 99 sts. work even until the entire piece measures 11 inch. or any desired length to underarm. Bind off for armhole at the beg. of the next 2 rows 8 sts., at the beg. of the next 2 rows 2 sts. Decr. 1 st. at the beg. of the next 2 rows. (77 sts. left.) Work even for 7 inch. from the first binding off. Bind off for shoulders at the beg. of the next 4 rows 11 sts. rem. 33 sts. bind off.

FRONT: Work front like back until 4¾ inch, from the first bind­ing off. Work over 28 sts., put them on a holder. Bind off for neck 21 sts., work over rem. 28 sts. Bind off 2 sts. at neck edge every other row until 22 sts. are left over. Work as high as back and bind off at armhole edge 11 sts. twice. Fasten off. Work the other part of the neck to correspond.

FINISHING: Sew up shoulder seams. Armband: Right side facing you, starting at underarm, pick up with No. 2 needles 110 sts. and work in ribbing K1, P1 for 7 rows. Bind off loosely K as K and P as P. Work the other armband to correspond. Neckband: Right side facing you, pick up with No. 2 sock needles 116 sts. around the neck and work in ribbing K1, P1 for 7 rows. Bind off loosely K as K and P as P. Sew up side seams and steam lightly.