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Week #5 let it snow

Welcome to week 5 of our tiny sweater KAL. This week’s sweater features snowflakes.  Buttons are made using one strand of black or brown to embroider the french knots.  All of my sweaters will be knit in one piece with very little seaming if any at all. They are also made using only 3 double pointed needles. This is so much less awkward than using 4 or 5 double pointed needles on such a tiny garment.

Sweater is knit from the top down.

Sweater is approx. 3″ tall

Download pattern hereSnowflakeTinySweater

Materials:

  • Size 2 Double pointed needles (set of 3)
  • Sport Weight, dk, lace or DMC #5 pearl cotton weight yarn. 30 yards for main color and 2 yards  white. Yarn used in sample is hand dyed lace yarn and the white is Lion Brand bon bon.
  • miniature doll coat hanger or Large paper clip to make your own coat hanger.
  • 4 stitch markers
  • large darning needle

Abbreviations:

st= stitch

pm= place marker

sm = slip marker

inc.= increase. Increases are made by knitting in front and back of stitch.

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Cast on 20 stitches on one needle.

Row 1 p1, k1 across

Row 2: p1, k1 across

Row 3: Set up row for increases. k6 pm(left front) k2 pm (sleeve), k4 pm (back) , k2 pm (sleeve) k6 (right front)

Row 4: and every even row: Purl across, slipping markers as you work your way across the row.

Row 5: K to stitch before first marker, inc in stitch , sm, inc in stitch after marker, continue inc in the st before and the st after each marker,  k to end. (28 sts)

Row 6: Repeat Row 4.

Rows 7-18: Repeat Rows 5 and 6. Your will have 13 sts on each front, 16 sts on each sleeve and 18 sts on the back. (76 sts) .

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Work Rows 19-28 of chart reading odd rows from right to left and even rows left to right

Row 19: Knit to first marker, slip sleeve sts onto a scrap piece of yarn, knit back sts, slip sleeve sts onto a scrap of yarn. Knit to the end.

Row 20, 22, 24, 26, 28 P across

Row 21, 23, 25, 27: K across

Row 29 and 30: K1, P1 across

Bind off all sts in K1 P1 ribbing.

Sleeves:

Slip 16sts for first  sleeve from waste thread onto 2 double pointed needles (8 sts on each). Hold the 2 needles parallel with the working yarn on the back needle.  With a 3rd double pointed needle and with main color begin knitting on the first stitch on the front needle, K to end of first needle,turn  so that stitches from second needle are facing you and join, knitting stitches from second needle, 1 round completed.

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Knit 5 more rounds.

Next 2 rounds: k1, p1 across both needles.

Bind off all stitches in k1 p1 ribbing.

Repeat for second sleeve.

Finishing: 

Weave in all ends and stitch up any holes under the armhole

Sew up 3/4 of the fronts together by overlapping the right side onto the left side, leaving about 3/4″ to 1″ open at the top. Using black or brown yarn, make buttons by embroidering french knots  evenly spaced as shown in picture above. 

Add miniature coat hanger and hang on tree.

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Here is a video to make your own coat hangers out of large paper clips: