Girlfriend's School Spirit Sweater
There's this thing they call "School Spirit." Although school was fun enough, I never really got it. Sure, I attended pep rallies and all that--shoot, they were required--but I couldn't ever muster up enough pep to shout "Oh Yeah!" or "Way to Go!"
Funny thing is, when I went on dates, they were usually with a football player or maybe a water polo player. Never went out with anyone on the track team, though.
I suppose it's because those football players and water polo players got enough of that "Way to go!" business. They already had cheerleaders and stat takers who did a heck of a lot of hootin' and hollerin', so they weren't looking at me for some cheer or pep or what have you.
Anyways, Girlfriend's School Spirit Sweater. She turned three and started preschool for the first time and I thought something like this was just the way to get things going. It's cool; it's fun, but has just enough pep to keep things light. It's one of those nifty knits because it's quick and easy, doesn't cost too much to make, and knit from the top down, all in one peice.
Unisex Children's Sizes 2 (4, 6, 8, 10-12)
Chest Sizes 21 (23, 25, 27, 28) inches
Approximate Finished Chest Size 24 (26, 28, 30, 31) inches
Approximate Finished Length 14 (15, 16.5, 18.5, 20.5) inches
Materials: Hand Work Cora by Elann.com, (60% cotton, 40% acrylic), 50 gms, 87 yds, 4 (5, 6, 8, 9) skeins in MC; 1 (2, 2, 2, 3) skein(s) in CC
US Size 7 circular needle in 16" or 24"
US Size 6 circular needle in 16" or 24"
US Size 7 double point needles (or add'l circular if you knit in round with two circulars)
US Size 6 double point needles (or add'l circular if you knit in round with two circulars)
Store-bought iron on or stitch on monogram or number
Gauge: 19 sts and 24 rows to 4 inches
Possible Yarn Substitutions: Rowan's All Seasons Cotton, Lion Brand Cotton Ease
This is an intermediate beginner pattern. Techniques used: knit in round, knitting and purling in front and back of stitch (for increases), 1 x 1 ribbing, color change in round for stripe pattern on sleeve, and simple sleeve shaping.