Make these Mickey and Minnie sweaters for your little ones as personalised gifts.
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You will need
- Pingouin Family Knit DK (50g balls): 4(4; 5) balls Light Grey (011) (main colour)
- 1 ball each Cherry Red (169), Citron Yellow (020), Black (017), White (001), Candy Floss (065), oddments of Pink (004)
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- Pingouin Family Knit DK (50g balls):
- 4(4; 5) balls Light Grey (011) (main colour) 1 ball each Crocus (032), Coral (029), Black (017), White (001), Candy Floss (065), oddments of Pink (004)
- pair each 3.25mm and 4mm knitting needles
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To fit 4(6;8) years; chest measurement 66(71;76)cm; length to shoulder 43(47;51)cm; sleeve length 30(33;35) cm.
22sts and 30 rows – 10cm x 10cm square over st.st using 4mm needles.
Alt – alternate; beg – begin(ning); c/on(off) – cast on/off; col(s) – colour(s); cont – continue; dec – decrease(ing); foll(s) – follow(s)(ing); inc – increase(ing); k – knit; lp – loop; MC – main colour; N(s) – needle(s); patt – pattern; p – purl; p2tog – purl 2 stitches together; R(W)S – right (wrong) side; rem – remain(ing); rev – reverse; rep – repeat(ed); rw – ribwise; sl – slip; sl.st – slip stitch; st.st – stocking stitch (one row k, one row p); st(s) – stitch(es); tog – together
*With 3.25mm Ns and MC, c/on 80(86; 92)sts, work 5cm (k1,p1) rib, end with a WS row.* Change to 4mm Ns, beg with a k row and work in st.st foll appropriate graph until 94 rows have been completed. Cont in MC until work measures 38(42;46)cm from beg, end with WS row.
Shape neck and shoulders
Next row: k34(36;38), turn and work this side first. C/off 3 sts beg of next row, 2 sts beg of foll 2 alt rows, then 1 st beg of foll 3 alt rows. Cont on rem 24(26; 28)sts until work measures 42(47;51)cm from beg, ending with WS row.
Next row: c/off 12(13;14)sts at beg of row. Work 1 row, c/off rem 12(13;14)sts. With RS facing, rejoin yarn to rem sts, c/off 12(14;16)sts, k to end. Complete to match first side, rev all shapings.
As for front from * to *. Change to 4mm Ns and st.st, but cont in MC until back measures same as front to shoulder shaping, ending with WS row.
Next row: c/off 12(13;14)sts, work until there are 13(14; 15)sts on right hand N, turn and work this side first.
Next row: p2tog, p to end. C/off rem 12(13;14)sts. With RS facing, rejoin yarn to rem sts, c/off 30(32;34)sts, k to end. Complete to match first side, rev all shapings.
With 3.25mm Ns and MC, c/on 41(43;45)sts, work 5cm (k1,p1) rib, inc 10 sts evenly across last WS row –
51(53;55)sts. Change to 4mm Ns and st.st, inc 1 st at beg and end of every 6th row until there are 71(77;81)sts. Cont straight until work measures 30(32;34)cm from beg, end with WS row. C/off.
To make up
Using appropriate cols, embroider detail on front using backstitch and straight stitch. Neckband: Stitch right shoulder seam. With RS facing, 3.25mm Ns and MC, pick up and k84(90; 96)sts evenly around neck edge. Work 6cm (k1,p1) rib. C/off loosely rw. Stitch left shoulder and neckband seam. Fold neckband in half to WS and stitch in position. Place centre of c/off edges of sleeves to shoulder seams and stitch sleeves in position. Stitch side and sleeve seams.
Magazine issue date: November, 2013