Singalong Sweater

A children's pullover is worked in pieces and seamed. A backetweave stitch pattern and colorwork panel decorate a fun and fast kid's sweater.

Designer Kristin Nicholas
Finished Size 24 (28, 32, 36)" chest circumference, to fit children’s sizes 2–4 (6–8, 10–12, 14–16). Sweater shown measures 32", modeled on an 11-year-old.
Yarn Nashua Handknits Julia (50% wool, 25% alpaca, 25% mohair; 93 yd [85 m]/50 g): #NHJ0178 harvest spice (A), 5 (5, 6, 6) balls; #NHJ2163 golden honey (B), #NHJ6416 midnight blue (C), and #NHJ5185 spring green (D), 1 ball each.
Yarn distributed by Westminster Fibers.
Needles Size 5 (3.75 mm): straight and 16" circular (cir). Size 7 (4.5 mm): straight. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Tapestry needle; markers (m).
Gauge 18 sts and 24 rows = 4" in basket st on larger needles; 20 sts and 22 rows = 4" in Fair Isle on larger needles.

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