Saturday, 23 January 2016

Mini Sock Yarn Sweaters

Following on from my previous post, I'm pleased to say that the knitting pattern for my mini sock yarn sweaters has now been published on Ravelry. As with all my patterns, it is free for everyone.  


You can download the pattern direct from Ravelry and save it to your library.

You can also download the PDF without using Ravelry, HERE.

And I'm including the full pattern instructions in this post, below.

I hope that you find the pattern fun to make.  I'd love to see your finished objects on Ravelry.


Enjoy the pattern.

Mini Sweaters
These decorative sweaters are worked in one piece, top down.


You will need –
Approximately 5g of sock yarn
A set of 2.5 mm double pointed needles
A stitch marker to indicate the beginning of the round
A small amount of waste yarn to temporarily hold stitches

Abbreviations used -
st(s) – stitch(es)
DPN – double pointed needles
k – knit
p – purl
p2tog – purl two sts together
m1 – make one st by picking up the loop between the two sts and knitting into the back of it
inc – increase
RH – right hand

Instructions
Cast on 28 sts with 2.5 mm DPNs, join for knitting in the round.
Round 1: knit all sts
Round 2: purl all sts
Round 3: [inc round] (k1, m1, k7, m1, k1, m1, k5, m1) x 2. (36 sts)
Rounds 4 & 5: knit
Round 6: [inc round] (k1, m1, k9, m1, k1, m1, k7, m1) x 2. (44 sts)
Rounds 7 & 8: knit
Round 9: [inc round] (k1, m1, k11, m1, k1, m1, k9, m1)x 2. (52 sts)
Round 10: knit

Split for body and sleeves
Round 11: k15 (for the back of the sweater), cast on 4 sts, place the next 11 sts from RH needle onto waste yarn (first sleeve), k15 (for front of sweater), cast on 4 sts, place remaining 11 sts from RH needle onto waste yarn )for second sleeve).  (38 live sts for body, 2 x 11 sts on waste yarn for sleeves)
Redistribute the sts evenly over your needles.
Rounds 12 & 13: knit
Rounds 14: [inc round] k16, m1, k19, m1, k3. (40 sts)
Rounds 15 – 24: knit
Round 25 – 27: (k1, p1) to end.
Cast off in rib.

Sleeves
Place the 11 sts from the waste yarn onto 2.5mm DPNs and pick up 4 sts from underarms, distribute evenly over the needles ready to knit in the round.
Knit 15 rounds.
Round 16: (k1, p1) x 6, k1, p2tog. (14 sts)
Round 17: (k1, p1) to end.
Cast off in rib.
Repeat for other sleeve.

Tidy all loose ends. 



15 comments:

  1. I'm going to give these a go! Great way of using up bits and pieces of yarn. Thanks for the pattern.
    Liz

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    1. Thank you Liz. I hope you enjoy the pattern.

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  2. They look fab Janet. I can see them hanging from a piece of string s Christmas bunting x

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    1. Good idea Jo. They would make great individual tree decorations as well.

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    2. Good idea Jo. They would make great individual tree decorations as well.

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  3. I love the little sweaters, I am givng the pattern to my Mum she is so much better at knitting than I am.

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    1. I hope your Mum likes the pattern.

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  4. Thank you so much Janet, this is such a great pattern and looks like fun to make.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  5. Thank you for sharing your pattern Janet I think these little sweaters are so cute. :) xx

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    1. Thank you Linda. It's a pleasure to share.

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  6. They are fabulous!!! If I knitted I would make a row of them! xx

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  7. Thank you for this pattern. I will use it foor my pregnant niece :-)

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    1. Thank you Ingrid. I hope you enjoy the pattern.

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