When my daughter started ballet this year she wanted aspecial sweater to wear only with her ballet outfit. Many of
the girls in her class had store bought sweaters knit in
acrylic in a tiny gauge that had extra long ties which
wrapped around the body several times. I decided that this
pattern should be worked in a larger gauge for speed, a
warmer yarn for cold muscles, should have a more
streamlined approach to the tie and include a floral
inspired cable pattern for my blossoming dancer.
This sweater has a unique construction, the bottom band is completed first and stitches are held for the front edging as well as the second band. The main body is picked up and knit from the band and the front is shaped to the armholes. Then sleeve stitches are cast-on using a provisional cast-on and worked for the underarm width before being worked into the front of the sweater. The front and neck shaping are worked at the same time as the sleeve short rows to taper the wrist of the sleeve. At the back neck depth the stitches from the first sleeve are left waiting while the second sleeve and side are worked. When both are at the back neck depth stitches are cast-on for the neck. The rest of the sleeves are worked before seaming the sleeves with a three needle bind off and grafting the back together. The neckline is picked up and worked with short rows to curve the neck and then seamed together.
Please note, this is an advanced pattern
Legwarmer & Wrap Sizes included: 2T (23" chest measurement/9.25" calf circumference), 4T(25"/9.5"), 6 (27"/11"), 8 (29"/11.5"), 10 (30.5"/12"),12 (32"/12").
Approximate yardage for Wrap only: 490[575,650,717,753,858] yards
Approximate yardage for Legwarmers only: 84[106,148,160,182,197] yards
This pattern has errata - if you purchased it before 01/01/1900
please contact the designer at the email address on your pattern for more information.