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Cute gift for the young girl in your life

Posted by Azalea H. from Wheat Ridge, Colorado, United States • Published See Azalea H.'s 3 projects »
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  • Step 1

    For child's size 8:
    Cast on 140 sts with main color (MC). and work in round with knit 1 purl 1 (k1 p1) for two inches. change to knitting and k4 rounds, then work in stripe pattern as so:

  • Step 2

    With accent color 1 (A) knit three rounds. With MC knit 3 rounds. With A, K3 rounds.

  • Step 3

    Switch back to MC and knit until 10 1/2 inches from beginning.

  • Step 4

    Bind off 5 sts., knit 65. Turn and put remaining sts on holder for front.

  • Step 5

    NEXT ROW: Bind off 5 sts. and p to end. Work stockinette stitching (Knit one row, purl the next) for 4 3/4 inches. Work in K1 P1 for the next 1 1/4 inches

  • Step 6

    Join yarn on sts and work the other side the same as the first

  • Step 7

    SLEEVES: With MC cast on 33 sts. Do not join. K1 P1 for 2 inches and add 7 seven sts on last row. Knit for 4 rounds, then work in stripe pattern above. Then, working in MC Stockinette stitch increasing by 1 every 10 rows untill there are 60 sts. knit straight until 15 inches from beg. work even for another 6 rows.

  • Step 8

    Pocket:
    Cast on 19 sts and k 2 rows with MC. Teh knit stockinette as follows : MC MC MC A A A MC MC MC MC MC MC A A MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC A A A A MC MC MC MC A A A A A MC MC MC MC A A A A A A MC MC MC A A A A MC MC MC MC MC MC MC A A A A A A MC MC A A A A A A MC MC MC MC A A A A A A A MC A A A A A A MC MC MC MC MC MC A A A A A A A A A A A A A MC MC MC MC MC MC A A A A A A A A A A A A A MC MC MC MC MC MC MC A A A A A A A A A A MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC A A A A A B B A A A A MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC A A A A A B B B B A A A A A MC MC MC MC A A A A A B B B B A A A A A A MC MC MC MC A A A A A A A B B A A A A A A MC MC MC MC A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A MC MC MC A A A A A MC A A A A MC A A A A MC MC MC MC MC AA MC A A A A A A MC A A A MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC A A A A A A MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC A A A A A A MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC A A A A MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC A A A A MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC A A MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC. K 2 rows with MC cast off

  • Step 9

    Sew all seams together and sew on pocket

  • Step 10

    FOR DOLL SWEATER: SAME SUPPLIES

  • Step 11

    Cast on 28 sts.
    Knit purl stitch for 4 rows.
    Change to MC yarn and knit stocking stitch for 3 rows. Knit one row with A knit one row with MC knit one with B. Switch back to MC and knit for another 16 rows.
    Row 25: cast off 8 sts in the middle of the front and continiue knitting the left and right parts of the front separately. There will be 10 sts on each side remaining.
    Rows 26-30: stocking stitch. Knit 2 rows knit purl ribbing. Cast off.

  • Step 12

    DO the same for back

  • Step 13

    Cast on 20 sts
    Knit purl ribbing stitch for 4 rows.
    Change to MC yarn and knit stocking stitch for 3 rows. Using A knit 1 row. MC another row. B knit another row. Switch back to MC and knit for another 18 rows. Increase for 1 sts on both sides in 7th, 13th, 19th and 25th rows.
    Cast off.

  • Step 14

    Knit 6X6 size square. Use A to sew in flower and sew all seams together, then sew on pocket.

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