Sport Yarn V-Neck Sweater Pattern #4025

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Sport Yarn V-Neck Sweater Pattern

Size 38
1 Pr. Standard No. 2 Needles—14 in.
1 Pr. Standard No. 4 Needles—14 in.
Scale: 7 sts. to 1 in.
Jack Frost Sport Yarn—7 2-oz. Bells

BACK: With No. 2 Needles cast on 114 sts. K. 2, P. 2, for 4 in. Change to No. 4 Needles, and work in stockinette st. for 14½ in., or desired length to underarm. Bind off 3 sts. at the be­ginning of the next 2 rows, then decrease 1 st. at each end every other row 4 times. Work even until niece measures 9 in. from 1st bound off sts. at underarm. Work over 32 sts., bind off 36 sts. for back of neck, and on remaining 32 sts. change to No. 2 Needles. K. 2, P. 2, for 12 rows. Change to No. 4 Needles, K. 1 row, P. 1 row, for 8 rows. Increase 1 st. at neck edge every 3rd row 19 times. Work other shoulder to corre­spond. Join, and work even to 1st increase at armhole. In­crease 1 st. at each end every other row 4 times. Cast on 5 sts. at the end of the next 2 rows. Work even until piece measures same as back. Change to No. 2 Needles and work ribbing same as back. Bind off.

SLEEVES: With No. 4 Needles, on right side of garment, pick up 33 sts. across top of shoulder. Work back and forth in stockinette st., picking up 2 sts. at end of each row until 106 sts. have been picked up from end to end of armhole. Work 3 in. even. Decrease 1 st. at each end every 6th row to 70 sts. Work even until sleeve measures 19 in. from underarm. Change to No. 2 Needles, decreasing to 62 sts. at even inter­vals across the row. K. 2, P. 2, for 3 in. Bind off.
Sew underarm and sleeve seams.

NECKBAND: With No. 2 Needles, on right side of garment, pick up 36 sts. across back of neck. K. 2, P. 2, for 4 rows. Bind off. Starting at left shoulder pick up 69 sts. on one side and 69 sts. on the other side to shoulder. K. 2, P. 2, for 4 rows, knitting 2 sts. tog. twice in center front. Bind off, knitting 2 sts. tog. twice at center front.
Sew front and back neckbands at shoulders.

BOYS' SIZES
Size: 6 (sizes 8, 10, 12 in parenthesis)

BACK: With No. 2 Needles cast on 76 sts. (8 yr.—80 sts.) (10 yr.—84 sts.) (12 yr.—88 sts.) K. 2, P. 2, for 3 in. Change to No. 4 Needles and work in stockinette st. for 7 in. (8 yr.—7½ in.) (10 yr.—8 in.) (12 yr.—9 in.). Bind off 4 sts. at the beginning of the next 2 rows, then decrease 1 st. at each end every other row 3 times. Work 5½ in. even (8 yr.—6 in.) (10 yr.—6½ in.) (12 yr.—7 in.), or desired length to back of neck. Work over 20 sts. (8 yr.—21 sts.) (10 yr.—22 sts.) (12 yr.— 24 sts.), bind off 22 sts. (8 yr.—24 sts.) (10 yr.—26 sts.) (12 yr.—26 sts.), and on remaining 20 sts. (8 yr.—21 sts.) (10 yr.—22 sts.) (12 yr.—24 sts.) change to No. 2 Needles and K. 2, P. 2, for 10 rows. Change to No. 4 Needles, K. 1 row, P. 1 row for 4 rows. Increase 1 st. at neck edge every 3rd row 12 times (8 yr.—13 times) (10 yr.—14 times) (12 yr.—15 times). Work other shoulder to correspond. Join, and work even to 1st increase at armhole. Increase 1 st. at each end every other row 3 times. Cast on 4 sts. at the end of the next 2 rows. Work even until piece measures same as back. Change to No. 2 Needles, K. 2, P. 2, for 3 in. Bind off.

SLEEVES: With No. 4 Needles, on right side of garment, pick up 18 sts. (8 yr.—22 sts.) (10 yr.—26 sts.) (12 yr.—30 sts.) across top of shoulder. Work back and forth in stockinette st., picking up 2 sts. at end of each row until 70 sts. (8 yr.—78 sts.) (10 yr.—86 sts.) (12 yr.—94 sts.) have been picked up from end to end of armhole. Work 6 rows even. Decrease 1 st. at each end every 4th row 10 times (8 yr.—11 times) (10 yr.—13 times) (12 yr.—15 times). Work even until sleeve measures 10 in. (8 yr.—12 in.) (10 yr.—14 in.) (12 yr.—16 in.), or desired length from underarm. Change to No. 2 Needles, decreasing to 34 sts. (8 yr.—36 sts.) (10 yr.—40 sts.) (12 yr.—44 sts.) at even intervals across the row. K. 2, P. 2, for 3 in. Bind off.
Sew underarm and sleeve seams.

NECKBAND: With No. 2 Needles, on right side of garment, pick up 26 sts. (8 yr.—28 sts.) (10 yr.—30 sts.) (12 yr.—32 sts.) across back of neck. K. 2, P. 2, for 4 rows. Bind off. Starting at left shoulder, pick up 45 sts. (8 yr.—50 sts.) (10 yr.—55 sts.) (12 yr.—60 sts.) on one side and 45 sts. (8 yr.—50 sts.) (10 yr.—55 sts.) (12 yr.—60 sts.) on the other side to right shoulder. K. 2, P. 2, for 4 rows, knitting 2 sts. tog. twice in the center front on each row. Bind off, knitting 2 sts. tog. twice at center front.

Sew front and back neckbands at shoulders.