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Ewan
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Ewan

By Sarah Grieve
Intermediate

Little boys always look so cute when they are dressed up like little adults. I love the look of the casual boyfriend sweater and had to make it in children’s sizes. It is the perfect sweater to throw on during the fall where a t-shirt is just a bit too cool and a normal sweater is just too warm. The hemp yarn is wonderful because of its drape and the washability! (Just pop it in the washer). This sweater would look great over a pair of khakis or jeans & perfect over a wee dress on little girls.

Size

6-12 months [18-24 months, 2-3 years, 4 years, 5 years]
Size Shown: 2-3 years

Finished Measurements

Chest: 20[22, 24, 26, 28] inches
Length: 111/2[121/2, 131/2, 141/2, 151/2] inches

Materials

Hemp for Knitting Hempton [30% Hemp, 30% Modal, 40% Cotton; 130 yards/120 meters per 50 gram/1.75 ounces ball];

#68 Indigo – 3[4, 4, 5, 6]

Recommended needle sizes

US #4/3.5 mm dpns (set of 5)
US #6/4 mm dpns (set of 5)
US #6/4 mm 24 inch circular needle (2) – OR –
US #6/4 mm 40 inch circular needle for magic loop method

Notions

Stitch markers
Cable needle
Stitch holders (or scrap yarn to hold sts)
3[4, 4, 5, 5] Buttons
Darning needle

Gauge

Gauge is measured after blocking.
22 sts = 4 inches in St st

Pattern Notes

This sweater is a sideways knit that is constructed in 2 parts. It is worked in the round on dpns, by starting at the sleeve and working up to the underarm gusset. Then, switching over to a circular needle, cast on sts on either side for the front and the back. The front and the back are worked flat in one piece until the divide for the neck shaping. Placing the front sts on a holder, the back is worked until half of the sweater’s width is worked. These sts are placed on a holder for grafting once the other side is completed. After knitting the other side, the back sts are grafted together. The front sts (on holders) are then picked up and knit to create the button band and collar. This sweater can also be knit using the magic loop technique.

W&T Short Rows
RS: Sl 1 st purlwise, bring yarn to front, return slipped st to left hand needle. Yarn is now wrapped around the st that was slipped.
WS: Sl 1 st purlwise, bring yarn to back, return slipped st to left hand needle. Yarn is now wrapped around the st that was slipped.
Closing the wrapped sts: If the wrapped st is a knit, place the needle under the wrap and st on the needle. Then knit the wrap and the st together. If the wrapped st is a purl, slip the st, lift the wrap from the front and place on left needle, pass slipped st back to left needle and purl the st and wrap together.

Grafting / Kitchener St
Place sts on two needles and hold parallel. Use a darning needle with a long length of yarn.
For the first two sts only:
Step 1: On the front needle, put the tapestry needle into the first st as if to purl and pull yarn through. Leave this st on the needle.
Step 2: On the back needle, put the tapestry needle into the first st as if to knit and pull yarn through. Leave this st on the needle.
For all other sts:
Step 3: On the front needle: Put the tapestry needle into the first st as if to knit, pull yarn through and slip this st off. Put the tapestry needle into the second st as if to purl, pull yarn through and leave that st on the needle.
Step 4: On the back needle: Put the tapestry needle into the first st as if to purl, pull yarn through and slip this st off. Put the tapestry needle into the second st as if to knit, pull yarn through and leave that st on the needle.
Repeat Steps 3 and 4 across the needle. Pull yarn through the last loop and weave in all the ends.

C6B: Slip the next 3 sts onto a cable needle. Hold these sts to the back of the work. Knit 3 sts from the left needle, then knit 3 sts from cable needle.

C6F: Slip the next 3 sts onto a cable needle. Hold these sts to the front of the work. Knit 3 sts from the left needle, then knit 3 sts from cable needle.

Moss st (on even amount of sts):
Row 1: *K1, p1; repeat from * to end.
Row 2: *P1, k1; repeat from * to end.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 for pattern.

Moss st ( on odd amount of sts):
Row 1: P1, *k1, p1; repeat from * to end.
Repeat row 1 for pattern.

Skills Required

Knitting on dpns, knitting on a circular needle, cables, grafting/Kitchener Stitch, picking up sts, wrap & turns (W&T), knitting on 2 circulars or the magic loop method.


INSTRUCTIONS

Right Side

Ewan**Sleeve

Using smaller dpns, cast on 32[34, 36, 38, 40] sts.
Join in rnd, being careful not to twist sts. Place marker (pm) at beg of rnd.
Rnd 1: *K1, p1; repeat from * to end.
Rnd 2: *P1, k1; repeat from * to end.
Repeat last 2 rows, 2 more times (6 rnds total).

Change to larger dpns.

Work 5 rnds in St st.

Increase Rnd: K1, M1, knit to last st, M1, k1: 34[36, 38, 40, 42] sts.

Working in St st, continue to inc in same manner every 6[6, 6, 8, 8] rnds until there are 44[46, 50, 52, 56] sts.

Continue working in St st until piece measures 7½[8½, 9½, 10½, 11] inches from beginning.

Sleeve and Underarm Gusset

Rnd 1: K1, M1, knit to last st, M1, K1: 46[48, 52, 54, 58] sts.
Rnd 2: K2, M1, knit to last 2 sts, M1, K2: 48[50, 54, 56, 60] sts.
Knitting is now worked flat (back and forth) over 8 gusset sts.
Row 1(RS): K3; W&T.
Row 2 (WS): P6 sts; W&T.
Row 3: K4 sts; W&T.
Row 4: P2 sts; W&T.
Gusset is now finished. Next row is knit in the round to close wrap sts.
Next Row: K1, PM (beg of rnd), knit around, closing the wrapped sts as the appear.**

Front & Back

Knitting is now worked flat.
Slip half of the sts from the sleeve onto one circular needle and the other half of the sts on another circular needle. Alternately, use the magic loop method with the “bunny ear” as the divider for the front and back.

Setting up the front sts: With RS facing, cast on 50[55, 60, 65, 70] sts using the cable CO method: 98[105, 114, 121, 130] sts.
Row 1 (RS): K3, sl1, k2, sl1, *p2, k2; repeat from * 6[7, 8, 9, 10] times, pm, p2, k6, p2, pm, knit to end.
Setting up the back sts: With WS facing, cast on 50[55, 60, 65, 70] sts using the cable CO method: 148[160, 174, 186, 200] sts.
Row 2 (WS): P7, *p2, k2; repeat from * 6[7, 8, 9, 10] times, pm, k2, p6, k2, pm, purl to next marker, k2, p6, k2, (p2, k2) to last 7 sts, p7.
Row 3 (RS): K3, sl1, k2, sl1, (k2, p2) to next marker, p2, C6B, p2, knit to next marker, p2, C6B, p2, (p2, k2) to last 7 sts, sl1, k2, sl1, k3.
Row 4: P7, (k2, p2) to next marker, k2, p6, k2, purl to next marker, k2, p6, k2, (k2, p2) to last 7 sts, p7.
Row 5: K3, sl1, k2, sl1, (p2, k2) to next marker, p2, k6, p2, knit to next marker, p2, k6, p2, (k2, p2) to last 7 sts, sl1, k2, sl1, k3.
Row 6: P7, (p2, k2) to next marker, k2, p6, k2, purl to next marker, k2, p6, k2, (p2, k2) to last 7 sts. p7.
Row 7: K3, sl1, k2, sl1, (k2, p2) to next marker, p2, C6B, p2, knit to next marker, p2, C6B, p2, (p2, k2) to last 7 sts, sl1, k2, sl1, k3.
Repeat rows 4-7 until work measures approximately 4[41/2, 5, 51/2, 6] inches from front and back cast on, ending with row 4.
Work 74[80, 87, 93, 100] sts in pattern. Place these sts on a holder to be worked later (for the front). Work the remaining sts in pattern to end of row.

Back

Row 1(WS): P7, (k2, p2) to next marker, k2, p6, k2, purl to end.
Row 2: Knit to next marker, p2, C6B, p2, (p2, k2) to last 7 sts, sl1, k2, sl1, k3.
Row 3: P7, (p2, k2) to next marker, k2, p6, k2, purl to end of row.
Row 4: Knit to next marker, p2, k6, p2, (k2, p2) to last 7 sts, sl1, k2, sl1, k3.
Repeat rows 1-4 until work from cast on (at cable) measures 5[51/2, 6, 61/2, 7] inches ending with row 3. Place all sts on a st holder to be grafted later.

Ewan

Left Side

Work from ** to ** for left sleeve. Note that this is exactly the same as the right sleeve.

Back & Front

Knitting is now worked flat.
Setting up the back sts: With RS facing, cast on 50[55, 60, 65, 70] sts using the cable CO method: 98[105, 114, 121, 130] sts.
Row 1 (RS): K3, sl1, k2, sl1, *p2, k2; repeat from * 6[7, 8, 9, 10] times, pm, p2, k6, p2, pm, knit to end.
Setting up the front sts: With WS facing, cast on 50[55, 60, 65, 70] sts using the cable CO method: 148[160, 174, 186, 200] sts.
Row 2 (WS): P7, *p2, k2; repeat from * 6[7, 8, 9, 10] times, pm, k2, p6, k2, pm, purl to next marker, k2, p6, k2, (p2, k2) to last 7 sts, p7.
Row 3 (RS): K3, sl1, k2, sl1, (k2, p2) to next marker, p2, C6F, p2, knit to next marker, p2, C6F, p2, (p2, k2) to last 7 sts, sl1, k2, sl1, k3.
Row 4: P7, (k2, p2) to next marker, k2, p6, k2, purl to next marker, k2, p6, k2, (k2, p2) to last 7 sts, p7.
Row 5: K3, sl1, k2, sl1, (p2, k2) to next marker, p2, k6, p2, knit to next marker, p2, k6, p2, (k2, p2) to last 7 sts, sl1, k2, sl1, k3.
Row 6: P7, (p2, k2) to next marker, k2, p6, k2, purl to next marker, k2, p6, k2, (p2, k2) to last 7 sts. p7.
Row 7: K3, sl1, k2, sl1, (k2, p2) to next marker, p2, C6F, p2, knit to next marker, p2, C6F, p2, (p2, k2) to last 7 sts, sl1, k2, sl1, k3.
Repeat rows 4-7 until work measures approximately 4[41/2, 5, 51/2, 6] inches from front and back cast on, ending with row 4.
Work 74[80, 87, 93, 100] sts in pattern. Place remaining sts on a holder to be worked later (for the front).

BackEwan

Row 1: Purl to next marker, k2, p6, k2, *p2, k2; repeat from * to last 7 sts, p7.
Row 2: K3, sl1, k2, sl1, *k2, p2; repeat from * to next marker, p2, C6F, p2, knit to end of row.
Row 3: Purl to next marker, k2, p6, k2, *k2, p2; repeat from * to last 7 sts, p7.
Row 4: K3, sl1, k2, sl1, *k2, p2; repeat from * to next marker, p2, C6F, p2, knit to end of row.
Repeat rows 1-4 until work measures 5[51/2, 6, 61/2, 7] inches from cast on (at cable), ending with a row 3. Place all sts on a st holder to be grafted later.

FINISHING

Place the sts for the right and left sides back on two spare needles to graft the sts together using Kitchener stitch. This should be done loosely enough so that it looks like there is no seam in the back.

Band Edging (worked in 1x1 moss stitch)

With long circular needle, starting on RS, bottom edge, bind off 3 sts, *k1, p1 to top of front, pick up and knit 18 sts along back neck. *p1, k1, down left front to bottom edge.
Row 1 (WS): Bind off 3 sts, work in Moss St until 1 st remains, p1.
Row 2: Work Moss St across first 60[66, 74, 82, 88] sts; W&T.
Row 3: Work in Moss St to end.
Row 4: Work in Moss St across first 58[64, 72, 76, 86) sts have been worked; W&T.
Row 5: Work in Moss St to end.
Row 6 (Buttonhole Row): K1, p1, *bind off 2 sts, work 14[11, 11, 9, 10] sts in Moss St; repeat from * until 3[4, 4, 5, 5] buttonholes have been worked. Continue in Moss St to end of row.
Row 7: Work in Moss St across first 60[66, 74, 82, 88] sts; W&T.
Row 8: Work in Moss St to end.
Row 9: Work in Moss St across first 58[64, 72, 76, 86]; W&T.
Row 10: Work in Moss St to end.
Row 11: Work in Moss St across to end AT THE SAME TIME casting on 2 sts using the cable cast on method at each buttonhole.
Row 12: Work in Moss St across to end.
Bind off in pattern.

Weave in ends. Wash and block to finished measurements. Sew buttons to band opposite buttonholes. Graft the side seams using Kitchener stitch. Sew the hem to the inside of the garment.

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Sarah Grieve

Sarah Grieve has always loved to design things. She learned to knit when she was 4 and enjoys it immensely. She has worked in a yarn store and designed patterns since she was 15. She launched her own line of patterns in 2009 under the name ‘A Sarah Grieve Production’ and can be found on Ravelry and her website. She loves to teach people to knit and develop their skills. She is a self proclaimed craftaholic and wants to create everything. You can find her at her website or on Ravelry as Uberknitter.

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