Child's Sweater Pattern

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MATERIAL-8 skeins Woolco Germantown Zephyr. 1 pair No. 4, 1 pair No. 7 Woolco needles, No. 4 Woolco hook. 10 pearl buttons.

BODY-With 4 ½ needles cast on 90 stitches. Knit even for 5 inches, then increase 1 stitch every other row 5 times. Knit even 4 inches. Bind off 30. Knit to end of row, turn, knit back, and cast on 30 stitches. Knit even for 12 inches. Then reverse directions for other front. Sew up 30 rows for shoulders.

SLEEVES-With 4 ½ needles cast on 30 stitches. Knit 4 rows. Cast on 5 stitches at end of every other row (keeping one edge even) until there are 55 stitches. Knit even until top of sleeve is the same length as the 30 stitches that were bound off in sweater. This is one half sleeve. Reverse for other half. With 3 ½ needles pick up a stitch in each ridge (2 rows) at hand. 1 row *knit 7, knit 2 together. * Repeat to end of row. Then *knit 2, purl 2* until cuff measures 2 inches. Sew up sleeves. Place center of sleeve to shoulder seam.

COLLAR-With 3 ½ needles cast on 12 stitches. Knit even until band measures from one front around neck and half way across the second front. Sew on to sweater.

BUTTONHOLES-Fasten yarn in top of collar. *Chain 6, skip 5 stitches, make a single crochet in next stitch. * Repeat once. *Chain 6, skip 6, make a slip stitch in each of the next 18 stitches. * Repeat until there are 4 loops. Sew on buttons as illustrated.