'Counting Sheep' Sweater & Hat Lion Brand Wool-Ease
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
SIZE: Child 4, Child 5-6, Child 7-8
18 sts and 24 rows to 4 inches in St st using Size 8 needles. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you less stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
When working charts, use small balls of yarn for separate areas of color. Twist yarns on WS to avoid holes.
3 rows B, 2 rows C, 3 rows B and inc 4 sts across last row—64 (68, 72). Change to larger needles. Beg with a k row, work 20 rows in St st (k on RS, p on WS). Work 7 rows in Fence Pat I. With B, beg with a p row and work 17 rows in St st. Work 7 rows in Fence Pat II. With A, beg with a p row and work even in St st until piece measures 15 (15˝, 16)' from beg, end with a WS row. Bind off 17 (18, 19) sts at beg of next 2 rows. Place rem 30 (32, 34) sts on holder.
Beg Chart #1: Row 1 (RS) K5 (7, 9) B, place marker (pm), * work 12 sts of Chart #1, pm, k9 B, pm, rep from * once, work 12 sts of Chart #1, pm, k5 (7, 9) B. Working sheep in seed st as noted and all other sts in St st, work as established through chart Row 16. Work 7 rows of Fence Pat I. With B, purl 1 row.
Rep Chart #1: Row 1 (RS) K 15 (17, 19) B, pm, work 12 sts of Chart #1, pm, k9, pm, work 12 sts of Chart #1, pm, k 16 (18, 20) B. Work sts as before to top of chart. Work 7 rows Fence Pat II. With A, beg with a p row and work 11 (13, 15) rows in St st.
Beg Chart #2: Row 1 (RS) K5 (7, 9) A, pm, work 11 sts of Chart #2, pm,
k 32 A, pm, work 11 sts of Chart #2, pm, k5 (7, 9) A. Work sts as established through chart Row 5. With A, p 1 row.
Rep Chart #2: Row 1 K27 (29, 31) A, pm, work 11 sts of Chart #2, pm, k26 (28, 30) A. Work sts as before to top of chart. With A only, cont in St st until piece measures 13 (13˝, 14)' from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Neck: Next Row (RS) K24 (25, 26), place 16 (18, 20) sts on holder, join 2nd ball of yarn and k to end. Working both sides at once, bind off from each neck edge 3 sts once, then dec 1 st each side every other row 4 times. Bind off rem sts.
3 rows B, 2 rows C, 3 rows B and inc 6 sts across on last row—40 (44, 44) sts. Change to larger needles. With B, beg with a k row and work 10 rows in St st. Work 7 rows in Fence Pat II. With A, cont in in St st, AT SAME TIME, inc 1 st each side every 4th row 12 times, every 6th row twice—68 (72, 72) sts. Work even and when piece measures 12 (12˝, 13)' from beg, bind off all sts.
Neckband With RS facing, smaller needles and A, pick up and k70 (74, 78) sts evenly around neck edge. Work 1' in k1, p1 rib. Sew right shoulders, including neckband. Place markers 7˝ (8, 8)' down from shoulders on front and back. Sew straight edge of sleeves between markers. Sew side and sleeve seams. With D, work French knots or make small loops for sheep’s ears.
Beg Chart #1: Row 1 (RS) K4 B, place marker (pm), * work 12 sts of Chart #1, pm, k8 B, pm; rep from * twice, work 12 sts of Chart #1, pm, k4 B. Work sheep in seed st as noted and all other sts in St st, work as established through chart Row 16. Piece measures approx 3˝' from beg. Work fence pat as foll:
Row 1 (RS) * K2 B, k1 C; rep from * , end k2 B.
P 1 row.
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