Round neck sweater

Round neck sweater



WRAP YOUR child up warm in a cosy handknit jumper - you know they’ll appreciate it, even if they don’t always show it! These classic diamond cables add texture and interest to a simple raglan sweater, and you can choose between a round neck or polo neck. Sirdar’s Supersoft Aranyarn is ideal for children’s knits. It’s soft on their skin but easy to wash and care for, no matter how grubby they get! The yarn comes in 23 colours, from baby pastels to these rich shades.

SIZE AND YARN: look after the description

NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES

1 pair 5mm (UK 6/US 8) knitting needles

1 pair 4mm (UK 8/US 6) knitting needles

Cable needle (cn)

Stitch holder

TENSION

18 sts and 24 rows to 10cm over st st on 5mm needles.

Cable patt panel 58 (58:58:64:64:64) sts meas 241/2(241/2:241/2:271/2:271/2:271/2) cm.

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS

T3R: Slip next st to back on cn, K2, P1 from cn.

T3L: Slip next 2 sts to front on cn, P1, K2 from cn.

C4B: Slip next 2 sts to back on cn, K2, K2 from cn.

BACK

Using 4mm needles and the thumb method cast on 62 (66:74:78:82:90) sts.

Row 1: *K2, P2, rep from * to last 2 sts, K2.

Row 2: P2, *K2, P2, rep from * to end. These 2 rows set 2x2 rib. Work 5 rows more in 2x2 rib.

Row 8: P8 (10:11:13:15:25), inc in next st purlwise, [P8 (8:16:16:16:38), inc in next st purlwise] 5 (5:3:3:3:1) times, P8 (10:11:13:15:25). 68 (72:78:82:86:92) sts.

Change to 5mm needles and proceed as follows:

Row 1: P5 (7:10:9:11:14), *K1, P6 (6:6:7:7:7), T3R, T3L, P6 (6:6:7:7:7)*, rep from * to * twice, K1, P5 (7:10:9:11:14).

Row 2: K5 (7:10:9:11:14), *P1, K6 (6:6:7:7:7), P2, K2, P2, K6 (6:6:7:7:7)*, rep from * to * twice, P1, K5 (7:10:9:11:14).

Row 3: P5 (7:10:9:11:14), *K1, P5 (5:5:6:6:6), T3R, P2, T3L, P5 (5:5:6:6:6)*, rep from * to * twice, K1,P5 (7:10:9:11:14).

Row 4: K5 (7:10:9:11:14), *P1, K5 (5:5:6:6:6), P2, K4, P2, K5 (5:5:6:6:6)*, rep from * to * twice, P1, K5 (7:10:9:11:14).

Row 5: P5 (7:10:9:11:14), *K1, P4 (4:4:5:5:5), T3R, P4, T3L, P4 (4:4:5:5:5)*, rep from * to * twice, K1, P5 (7:10:9:11:14).

Row 6: K5 (7:10:9:11:14), *P1, K4 (4:4:5:5:5), P2, K6, P2, K4 (4:4:5:5:5)*, rep from * to * twice, P1, K5 (7:10:9:11:14).

Row7: P5 (7:10:9:11:14), *K1, P3 (3:3:4:4:4), T3R, P6, T3L, P3 (3:3:4:4:4)*, rep from * to * twice, K1, P5 (7:10:9:11:14).

Row 8: K5 (7:10:9:11:14), *P1, K3 (3:3:4:4:4), P2, K8, P2, K3 (3:3:4:4:4)*, rep from * to * twice, P1, K5 (7:10:9:11:14).

Row 9: P5 (7:10:9:11:14), *K1, P3 (3:3:4:4:4), T3L, P6, T3R, P3 (3:3:4:4:4)*, rep from * to * twice, K1, P5 (7:10:9:11:14).

Row 10: As Row 6.

Row 11: P5 (7:10:9:11:14), *K1, P4 (4:4:5:5:5), T3L, P4, T3R, P4 (4:4:5:5:5)*, rep from * to * twice, K1, P5 (7:10:9:11:14).

Row 12: As Row 4.

Row 13: P5 (7:10:9:11:14), *K1, P5 (5:5:6:6:6), T3L, P2, T3R, P5 (5:5:6:6:6)*, rep from * to * twice, K1, P5 (7:10:9:11:14).

Row 14: As Row 2.

Row 15: P5 (7:10:9:11:14), *K1, P6 (6:6:7:7:7), T3L, T3R, P6 (6:6:7:7:7)*, rep from * to * twice, K1, P5 (7:10:9:11:14).

Row 16: K5 (7:10:9:11:14), *P1, K7 (7:7:8:8:8), P4, K7 (7:7:8:8:8)*, rep from * to * twice, P1, K5 (7:10:9:11:14).

Row 17: P5 (7:10:9:11:14), *K1, P7 (7:7:8:8:8), C4B, P7 (7:7:8:8:8)*, rep from * to * twice, K1, P5 (7:10:9:11:14).

Row 18: K5 (7:10:9:11:14), *P1, K7 (7:7:8:8:8), P4, K7 (7:7:8:8:8)*, rep from * to * twice, P1, K5 (7:10:9:11:14).

Rows 1-18 set patt and rev st st. Keeping continuity of patt as set (throughout) cont until Back meas 23 (26: 31:34:37:37) cm, ending with a WS row.

SHAPE RAGLAN

Cast off 3 (3:4:4:5:5) sts in patt at beg of next 2 rows. 62 (66:70:74:76:82) sts.

Next row: K1, Sl 1, K1, psso, patt to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1. 60 (64:68:72:74:80) sts.

Next row: P1, P2tog, patt to last 3 sts, P2tog tbl, P1. 58 (62:66:70:72:78) sts. These 2 rows set raglan shapings. Work 8 (6:6:8:8:6) rows dec 1 st at each end as before in every row. 42 (50:54:54:56:66) sts.

Proceed as follows:

Next row: K1, Sl 1, K1, psso, patt to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1. 40 (48:52:52:54:64) sts.

Next row: P2, patt to last 2 sts, P2. These 2 rows set raglan shapings. ** Work 16 (20:24:22:24:30) rows dec 1 st at each end as before in next and every foll alt row. 24 (28:28:30:30:34) sts. Leave rem 24(28:28:30:30:34) sts on a stitch holder.

FRONT

Work as given for Back to **. Work 6 (10:14:12:14:20) rows dec 1 st at each end as before in next and every foll alt row. 34 (38:38:40:40:44) sts.

SHAPENECK

Next row: K1, Sl 1, K1, psso, patt 8, turn, leave rem 23 (27:27:29:29:33) sts on a stitch holder. Working on these 10 sts only proceed as follows:

Next row: Patt.

Next row: K1, Sl 1, K1, psso, patt to last 2 sts, K2tog. 8 sts.

Next row: P2tog, patt to end. 7 sts.

Next row: K1, Sl 1, K1, psso, patt to last 2 sts, K2tog. 5 sts.

Next row: Patt.

Next row: K1, Sl 1, K1, psso, K2tog. 3 sts.

Next row: Patt.

Next row: K1, Sl 1, K1, psso. 2 sts.

Next row: P2tog. Fasten off.

With RS facing, working on rem 23 (27:27:29:29:33) sts, slip first 12 (16:16:18:18:22) sts onto a stitch holder, rejoin yarn to rem 11 sts and patt to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1. 10 sts.

Next row: Patt.

Next row: K2tog, patt to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1. 8 sts.

Next row: Patt to last 2 sts, P2tog. 7 sts.

Next row: K2tog, patt to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1.5sts.

Next row: Patt.

Next row: (K2tog) twice, K1. 3 sts.

Next row: Patt.

Next row: K2tog, K1. 2 sts.

Next row: P2tog. Fasten off.

SLEEVES (Both alike)

Using 4mm needles and the thumb method cast on 30 (34:38:38:42:42) sts. Work 7 rows in 2x2 rib.

Row8: Purl to end inc 2 (2:0:2:0:0) sts purlwise evenly across row. 32(36:38:40:42:42) sts.

Change to 5mm needles and proceed as follows:

Row 1: P6 (8:9:9:10:10), K1, P6 (6:6:7:7:7), T3R, T3L, P6 (6:6:7:7:7), K1, P6 (8:9:9:10:10).

Row 2: K6 (8:9:9:10:10), P1, K6 (6:6:7:7:7), P2, K2, P2, K6 (6:6:7:7:7), P1, K6 (8:9:9:10:10).

Row 3: P6 (8:9:9:10:10), K1, P5 (5:5:6:6:6), T3R, P2, T3L, P5 (5:5:6:6:6), K1, P6 (8:9:9:10:10).

Row 4: K6 (8:9:9:10:10), P1, K5 (5:5:6:6:6), P2, K4, P2, K5 (5:5:6:6:6), P1, K6 (8:9:9:10:10).

Row 5: Inc in first St, P5 (7:8:8:9:9), K1, P4 (4:4:5:5:5), T3R, P4, T3L, P4 (4:4:5:5:5), K1, P4 (6:7:7:8:8), incinnext st, P1. 34 (38:40:42:44:44) sts.

Row 6: K7 (9:10:10:11:11), P1, K4 (4:4:5:5:5), P2, K6, P2, K4 (4:4:5:5:5), P1, K7 (9:10:10:11:11).

Row7: P7 (9:10:10:11:11), K1, P3 (3:3:4:4:4), T3R, P6, T3L, P3 (3:3:4:4:4), K1, P7 (9:10:10: 11:11).

Row 8: K7 (9:10:10:11:11), P1, K3 (3:3:4:4:4), P2, K8, P2, K3 (3:3:4:4:4), P1, K7 (9:10:10: 11:11).

Row 9: P7 (9:10:10:11:11), K1, P3 (3:3:4:4:4), T3L, P6, T3R, P3 (3:3:4:4:4), K1, P7 (9:10:10: 11:11).

Row 10: As Row 6.

Row 11: (Incinnextst) 1 (0:0:0:0:0) times, P6 (9:10:10:11:11), K1, P4 (4:4:5:5:5), T3L, P4, T3R, P4 (4:4:5:5:5), K1, P5 (9:10:10:11:11), (inc in next st, P1) 1 (0:0:0:0:0) times. 36(38:40:42:44:44) sts.

Row 12: K8 (9:10:10:11:11), P1, K5 (5:5:6:6:6), P2, K4, P2, K5 (S:5:6:6:6), P1, K8 (9:10:10:11:11).

Row 13: (Inc in next st) 0 (1:1:1:1:1) times, P8 (8:9:9:10:10), K1, P5 (5:5:6:6:6), T3L, P2, T3R, P5 (5:5:6:6:6), K1, P8 (7:8:8:9:9), (inc in next st, P1) 0 (1:1:1:1:1) times. 36 (40:42:44:46:46) sts.

Row 14: K8 (10:11:11:12:12), P1, K6 (6:6:7:7:7), P2, K2, P2, K6 (6:6:7:7:7), P1, K8 (10:11:11:12:12).

Row 15: P8 (10:11:11:12:12), Kl, P6 (6:6:7:7:7), T3L, T3R, P6 (6:6:7:7:7), K1, P8 (10:11:11:12:12).

Row 16: K8 (10:11:11:12:12), P1, K7 (7:7:8:8:8), P4, K7 (7:7:8:8:8), P1, K8 (10:11:11:12:12).

Row 17: (Inc in next st) 1 (0:0:0:0:0) times, P7 (10:11:11:12:12), K1, P7 (7:7:8:8:8), C4B, P7 (7:7:8:8:8), K1, P6 (10:11:11:12:12), (inc in next st, P1) 1 (0:0:0:0:0) times. 38(40:42:44:46:46) sts.

Row 18: K9 (10:11:11:12:12), P1, K7 (7:7:8:8:8), P4, K7 (7:7:8:8:8), P1, K9 (10:11:11:12:12).

Rows 1 to 18 set patt.

Keeping continuity of patt as set (throughout) inc 1 st at each end of 7th (5th:5th:3rd:3rd:3rd) and every foil 8th (l0th:10th:10th:10th:8th) row to 44 (48:52:56:60:56) sts, working inc sts in revst st.

For 6th size only

Inc 1 st at each end of every foil 10th row to 62 sts.

All sizes

Cont without shaping until sleeve meas 24 (29:33:37:41:42) cm, or length required, ending with a WS row.

SHAPERAGLAN

Cast off 3 (3:4:4:5:5) sts in patt at beg of next 2 rows. 38 (42:44:48:50:52) sts.

Next row: K1, Sl 1, K1, psso, patt to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1. 36 (40:42:46:48:50) sts.

Next row: P2, patt to last 2 sts, P2.

Next row: K2, patt to last 2 sts, K2.

Next row: P2, patt to last 2 sts, P2. These 4 rows set raglan shapings. For 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th sizes only Work 4 (- :4:4:4:8) rows dec 1 st at each end as before in next and foll 0 (-: 0:0:0:4th) row. 34 ( :40:44:46:46) sts.

All sizes

Next row: K1, Sl 1, K1, psso, patt to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1. 32 (38:38:42:44:44) sts.

Next row: P2, patt to last 2 sts, P2. These 2 rows set raglan shapings. Work 18 (24:24:24:26:26) rows dec 1 st at each end as before in next and every foll alt row. 14 (14:14:18:18:18) sts. Leave rem 14 (14:14:18:18:18) sts on a stitch holder.

NECKBAND

Join raglan seams leaving left back raglan open. With RS facing, using 4mm needles, knit across 14 (14:14:18:18:18) sts left on a stitch holder at top of left sleeve, pick up and knit 11 sts evenly along left side of neck, knit across 12 (16:16:18:18:22) sts left on a stitch holder at front of neck, pick up and knit 11 sts evenly along right side of neck, knit across 14 (14:14:18:18:18) sts left on a stitch holder at top of right sleeve and knit across 24 (28:28:30:30:34) sts left on a stitch holder at back of neck. 86 (94:94:106:106:114) sts. Starting with row 2 of 2x2 rib work 5 rows. Cast off in rib.

TO MAKE UP

Join left back raglan and neckband seams. Join side and sleeve seams. Pin out garment to the measurements given. Cover with damp cloths and leave until dry.