Thursday, May 15, 2008

Cricket Pullover

I finished this pullover for my son in February, but was a bit slow in writing out the pattern. Here it is now, done and complete. I wanted something a little more grown up for my son, something more on the boyish side rather than the usual baby styles.It looks a lot like the kind of pullovers cricketers wear. Being in a cricket-crazy part of the world with my husband being a huge fan of the game, the most likely name to come to my mind was Cricket pullover.

Last Edit: November 13, 2012
CRICKET PULLOVER

Material:- Any Dk weight yarn or yarn that gets the right gauge (100%) dark green (MC)... approx 250gm, and 50gms each of pistachio green (CC2) and off-white (CC1).
- One pair each of straight needles size 3.50 mm and 4.00 mm and circular needles size 3.50 mm.
- Tapestry needle

Size:3 (4-5, 6-7) years

Finished measurements:

Chest: 26 (28, 30) inches
Length: 16 (18, 20) inches
Sleeve length: 11.25 (12.5, 14) inches

Tension:11 sts x 15 rows = 2 inches in st st with larger needles.

Abbreviations:CC: contrasting color.
ccb2: pass the next two sts onto the cable needle and hold at the back of the work, K the next 2 sts, k2 from the cable needle. (with practice, this cable can be done without a cable needle.
ssp: sl st purlwise.
PM: place marker.
M: marker.
MC: main color

Cable Pattern : (multiple of 12 sts)
Row 1 (RS): (K4, p2) repeat to the end.
Row 2 and all even no. rows (WS): work as set.
Row 3: (K4, p2, ccb2, p2), repeat to the end.
Row 4: as row 2.
Row 5: repeat row 1.
Row 6: as row 2.
These 6 rows make up the pattern.

BACK:
With 3.5 mm straight needles and Dark green (MC), cast on 72,(78, 84) sts. Work in k 2, p 2 rib for 16 rows.
Change to 4.00mm needles and off-white (CC1), work 4 rows in st st (starting with a k row) then join Pistachio green (CC2) and work 4 rows of st st in this color. Fasten off this yarn. Then with CC1, work another 4 rows in st st, increasing 6 (6, 8) sts evenly distributed across in the last row. [78 (84, 92) sts] Fasten off CC1 and continue in main color as follows:
Row 1: K.
Row 2: P
Row 3: K 1 (0, 2), work row 1 of the cable pattern 6 (7, 7) times, k 5 (0, 6).
Row 4: P 5 (0, 6), work row 2 of the cable pattern 6 (7, 7) times, p 1 (0, 2).
Continue in pattern as set until the piece measures 15.5 (17.5, 19.5) inches from the start, ending with a WS row.
Next row (RS): Work 35 (37, 41) sts in etablished pattern, cast off the next 8 (10, 10) sts, continue in pattern till the end of the row. Joining yarn to the right half, work both halves simultaneously as follows:
Next row (WS): Work as set. Next 2 rows: Cast off 5 (6, 7) sts at the neck margin on both sides.[ 30( 31, 34)] sts on both sides. Next 2 rows: Cast off 5 (5, 6) sts over the next two rows.[25 (26, 28)] sts on both halves). Work 2 more rows. Bind off.

FRONT:Work as for back until the piece measures 9.5 (11, 12.5) inches, ending with a WS row.
Neck Shaping:Next row (RS): Continuing in pattern, work till the 2 centre sts, cast these off, work to the end.
Join another ball of yarn and work both sides simultaneously.
Next row (WS): Work as set.
Dec 1 st at the neck margin on both sides in the next row and then in every alternate row, a total of 13 (15, 17) times. [52 (26, 28) sts remain]
Continue in pattern until the front matches back in length, bind off.

SLEEVES (make 2):
With 3.5 mm straight needles and Dark green (MC), cast on 38 (42, 46) sts. Work in k2, p2 rib for 16 rows.
Change to 4.00mm needles and off-white (CC1), work 4 rows in st st (starting with a k row) then join Pistachio green (CC2) and work 4 rows of st st in this color. Fasten off this yarn. Then with CC1, work another 4 rows in st st, increasing 4 sts evenly distributed across in the last row.[42 (46, 50 sts)]. Fasten off CC1 and continue in main color as follows:
Row 1: K.
Row 2: P
Row 2:  K1 (3, 0), work row 1 of the cable pattern 3 (3, 4) times, k 5 (7 , 2). Continue in pattern as set, increasing 1 st at both ends of every 4 ( 4, 5)th row, 17 times. [76, (80, 80 sts)]. Note: work the increased sts in st st. Continue in pattern until the piece measures 11.25 (12.5, 14) inches from the start, ending with a WS row, bind off.
FINISHING:
Neckband:

Join right shoulder seam. With 3.5 mm circular needles and CC1 (RS facing), join yarn, pick up and knit 41(43, 45) stitches down the left neck front, PM (place marker), K1 at the front center, PM, pick up and knit 42(44,46) sts across the right neck front and 30 sts across the back. [114(118, 122) sts]
Row 2 (WS): P till 2 sts before the marker, p2tog, sk marker, p1, sk marker, ssp (slip st purlwise), p to the end.
Row 3: K till 2 sts before marker, ssk, M(marker), k1, M, k2tog, k to end.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 three times (i.e. 6 more rows), working initial three rows in CC2 and the last three rows in CC1 again.
Join MC and repeat row 2 once, then work in k2,p2 rib for 5 rows, working decreases before the 2 markers as before (k center st on RS and p on WS). Bind off loosely in rib.

Sew together the left shoulder seam and the sleeves and side seams. Weave in the loose ends.

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© copyright ummeyusuf , 2008 http://ummeyusuf.blogspot.com/
This pattern is for personal, non-profit use only.

17 comments :

  1. I love this sweater, very youthful, but not babyih. Perfect for a young boy. Your son is very handsome !

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  2. The sweater and your son look wonderful! Great job!

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  3. This is gorgeous! I bet it leaves him looking almost too grown up for your eyes though.

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  4. I would say 'adorable' but your son wouldn't like that so I'll say 'very handsome!'

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  5. Too cute! I wish I could get my son to wear a sweater!

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  6. I made a sweater similar to this one mny years ago. It was called a tennis sweater. It was white with red & blue trim. Anyone trying this will find it easier than they think it will be.
    Rosey

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  7. Very handsome model and great sweater!

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  8. Beautiful pullover!!! I really like it!!

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  9. You have beautiful workmanship. The socks are fun and the sweaters are just gorgeous!

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  10. Wish this came in an adult size! I found this via a search on Ravelry for a cricketer's style sweater. Many thanks for sharing your work. Your little one looks very cosy in his nice sweater.

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  11. This is such a beautiful sweater, but I'm having problems with the pattern. I'm knitting the largest size for my six year old son. After I CO 84 st, knit the rib, and knit the contrasting stripes, I increase 8 st to get a total of 92 st, finishing with a WS row. So far, so good. Then, it says to knit a row and begin the pattern on the following row, but it's a WS row, so do I start the pattern on row 2? And since I have 92 st (doesn't divide evenly into 6 or 12), I'm ending up with 2 extra stitches after all the k4 p2 repeats. What am I doing wrong? I would really appreciate some feedback - the sweater is lovely and I'm looking forward to seeing my son in it! :)

    Naomi

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    1. Thank you for pointing out the omissions. This is one of my earlier patterns, when my pattern-writing skills were rudimentary. I have just done some major editing to the pattern. Hopefully it is much clearer and easier to follow now.

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  12. Thank you so much for sharing the cricket pullover pattern, Umme. I have just completed it for my grandson, in blue ,white and a dark blue for the neck contast.
    I couldn't believe how good the neck has turned out ! [I find vee's a bit trickey.]
    Thank you again,
    Best Wishes,
    Carol Partridge.

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  13. Thank you so much for sharing the cricket pullover pattern, Umme. I have just completed it for my grandson, in blue ,white and a dark blue for the neck contast.
    I couldn't believe how good the neck has turned out ! [I find vee's a bit trickey.]
    Thank you again,
    Best Wishes,
    Carol Partridge.

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  14. I'm glad to know your sweater turned out so well. :)

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  15. hi please could you explain the meaning of sk marker to me.

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