Another for the Boys

We don’t know what they are doing across the street, but there was another big crane over there when we got up this morning. Me and Chloe saw it first.

Then, Luna and Sofia came along. The crane started moving a huge concrete block, one even bigger than my Uncles P. and S. put together! We waited a long time for it to go up and up and up into the sky…only it didn’t. The crane just moved it over a bit, into the parking garage. We were going to stop watching, but then we saw a man come out on the roof of the building.

By then, Joy and Vera had come along to watch, too. Theo didn’t like it because he said we were all squishing him. He can be really silly sometimes. I think he just doesn’t like girls very much.

We waited some more, but the man on the roof didn’t do much, so Luna, Sofia and Vera left to go play with their dollhouse.

Even I was getting bored after a bit, but me and Joy and Chloe hung around to watch the man. The wind was blowing really hard today. We were worried the man would get blown off the rooftop! One time, he even sat down when he was close to the edge. We wondered whether he was waiting like us, or just trying not to get pushed off the roof by all that wind?

It was worth waiting in the end, because we got to see the man tie something to the crane. It was a huge something that the crane lowered to the ground. We couldn’t tell what it was, but it must have been really heavy, because the workers on the ground had a hard time getting it where they wanted it on their truck.

After the crane went away, me and my brother Caleb pretended to go grocery shopping so we could use the new cart Mommy got. Caleb made it do wheelies and everything! But then, Mommy said we had to stop before one of us got hurt. She always says things like that, but even when we think it’s dumb what she says, we have to stop or we get into trouble.

Caleb is a great big brother. He always has time for me and Theo. When, he saw my new sweater, he asked Mommy to make him one, too. She said okay, and hoped he liked green and blue, because she had this lovely yarn she bought when she was in PEI, and she wanted to use it. I told Caleb not to worry because “lovely” doesn’t mean girly, just really nice.

Anyway, this is the sweater Mommy made. Caleb likes it a lot.

Mommy is putting the pattern here so you can make it, too, if you want. Mommy says to tell you that she has adjusted the pattern to make two more rows on the sleeves so they fit a little longer, because she thinks it would be better. Caleb says the sleeves are fine by him, but Mommy can be kind of nit picky…

Here is the pattern:

V-neck Cardigan for Sasha Boys

Materials:

3.00 knitting needles (UK – 11, US – 2.5)

Sock yarn or fingering type yarn

3 buttons

Stitch holder or spare yarn to hold stitches on

Tension:

6 stitches per 1”/2.5 cm

Stitches Used:

Moss Stitch: 1) K 2, P 1, *K 1, P 1,* repeat from star to star to last stitch, K 1. 

                    2) *K 1, P 1,* repeat from star to star to end of row.

                    These two rows form pattern.

Garter stitch: Knit every row

Stockinette stitch:1) Knit across row

                             2) Knit 1, purl to last stitch, knit 1

Rib stitch in k 1, p 1

Abbreviations Used:

K – knit

P – purl

M 1 – increase one by inserting the right hand needle under the strand of yarn in the row beneath and between, the stitch just worked and the next stitch; place the picked up loop onto the left hand needle; knit into the back of the loop and slip the worked stitch off the needle

Dec – work two stitches together

YO – yarn over

Tog – together

Sl 1 – slip one stitch

Psso – pass slipped stitch over stitch just knitted, making a decrease

Note:

The cardigan is knitted from the bottom up, with the sleeves being joined to the body on the 29th row.

V-neck cardigan for Sasha boys

Beginning with the sleeves, make two alike:

Cast on 20 stitches.

Rows 1 to 4: K 2 ,*p 1, k 1,* repeat from star to star to end of row.

5) K1, m 1, knit to last stitch, m 1, k 1.

6) Knit.

7) Moss stitch insert: K 2, *p 1, k 1,* repeat from star to star to end of row.

8) *K 1, p 1, * repeat from star to star to last two stitches, k 2.

Repeat rows 7 and 8, two times more.

13) Knit.

14) Knit.

15) K 1, m 1, knit to last stitch, m 1, k 1 (24 stitches).

16) K 1, purl to last stitch, k 1.

Rows 17 to 22) Work even in stockinette stitch.

23) K 1, m 1, knit to last stitch, m 1, k 1 (26 stitches).

24) K 1, purl to last stitch, k 1.

Work six rows even in stockinette stitch.

29) Cast off two stitches, knit to end of row.

30) Cast off two stitches, purl to last stitch, k 1.

Cut yarn, leaving a tail to sew underarm seams later.

Leave 22 stitches of each sleeve on a stitch holder or spare piece of yarn.

Body:

Cast on 71 stitches.

  1. K 2, *p 1, k 1,* repeat from star to star to last stitch, k 1.
  2. *K 1, p 1,* repeat from star to star to last stitch, k 1.
  3. Buttonhole row: K 2, *p 1, k 1,* repeat from star to star to last 3 stitches, YO, k 2 tog, k 1.
  4. *K 1, p 1,* repeat from star to star to last stitch, k 1.
  5. K 2, p 1, k 1, p 1, knit 31, m 1, knit to last 5 stitches, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 2.
  6. K 1, p1, k 1, p1, knit to last 4 stitches, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 1.
  7. Moss stitch insert: K 2, p 1, k 1, p1, *k 1, p 1,* repeat from star to star to last 5 stitches, p 1, k 1, p1 , k 2.
  8. *K 1, p 1,* repeat from star to star to last 6 stitches, k 2, p 1, k 1, p1 , k 1.

Repeat rows 7 and 8, two times more.

13) K 2, p 1, k 1, p 1, knit to the last 5 stitches, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 2.

14) K 1, p 1, k 1, p 1, knit to the last 4 stitches, p 1, k 1, p1, k1.

15) K 2, p 1, k 1, p 1, knit to the last 5 stitches, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 2.

16) K 1, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 1, purl to the last 5 stitches, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 1.

17) Buttonhole row: K 2, p 1, k 1, p 1, knit to the last 5 stitches, p 1, k 1, YO, k 2 tog, k 1.

18) K 1, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 1, purl to the last 5 stitches, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 1.

Repeat rows 15 and 16, three times more.

27) Repeat row 15.

Divide for fronts and back:

28) K 1, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 1, purl 11, cast off 4 stitches, p 31 (back will be 32 stitches counting the one already on needle), cast off 4 stitches, p 10, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 1.

Add sleeves to finish the cardigan:

29) K 2, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 10, sl 1, put 22 stitches of first sleeve onto the left hand needle, k 1, psso, k 20, knit last stitch of sleeve and first stitch of back together, k 30, sl 1, put 22 stitches of second sleeve onto the left hand needle, k 1, psso, k 20, knit last stitch of sleeve and first stitch of front together, k 10, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 2.

30) K 1, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 1, purl to last 5 stitches, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 1.

31) Buttonhole row: K 2, p 1 k 1, p 1, k 10, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 2 tog, k 16, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 2 tog, k 26, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 2 tog, k 16, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 2 tog, k 10, p 1, k 1, YO, k 2 tog, k 1.

32) K 1, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 1, purl to last 5 stitches, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 1. (All purl rows are worked as such, from now, unless stated otherwise.)

33) K 2, p 1, k 1, p 1, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 7, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 2 tog, k 14, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 2 tog, k 24, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 2 tog, k 14, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 2 tog, k 7, k 2 tog, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 2.

34) Purl row.

35) K 2, p 1, k 1, p 1, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 5, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 2 tog, k 12, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 2 tog, k 22, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 2 tog, k 12, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 2 tog, k 5, k 2 tog, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 2.

36) Purl row.

37) K 2, p 1, k 1, p 1, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 3, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 2 tog, k 10, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 2 tog, k 20, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 2 tog, k 10, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 2 tog, k 3, k 2 tog, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 2.

38) Purl row.

39) K 2, p 1, k 1, p 1, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 1, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 2 tog, k 8, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 2 tog, k 18, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 2 tog, k 8, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 2 tog, k 1, k 2 tog, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 2.

40) Purl row.

41) K 2, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 1, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 2 tog, k 6, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 3 tog, k 14, sl 1, k 2 tog, psso, k 2 tog, k 6, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 2 tog, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 2.

42) Purl row.

43) K 2, p 1, k 1, p 1, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 2 tog, k 4, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 3 tog, k 10, sl 1, k 2 tog, psso, k 2 tog, k 4, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 2 tog, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 2.

Cast off for neck edge:

44) K 1, p 1, k 1, p1 , k1, cast off the next 26 stitches as follows: p 2 tog, p 1, cast first purl stitch off and continue casting off until 5 stitches have been cast off, p 2 tog before casting off next stitch, cast off another 9 times, p 2 tog before casting off next stitch, continue casting off until 7 stitches remain, p 2 tog, cast off once, finish row by working p1, k 1, p 1, k 1.

Work on these last five stitches of neckband for 10 rows as follows:

  1. K 2, p 1, k 2
  2. K 1, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 1.

Repeat rows 1 and 2, four times more.  Cast off.

Return to the first five stitches left on needle. 

Work on these five stitches of neckband for 10 rows as follows:

  1. K 2, p 1, k 2
  2. K 1, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 1.

Repeat rows 1 and 2, four times more.  Cast off.

The cardigan will look like this now:

Sew the sleeve seams, and then, the underarm seams.

Join the neck band centre seam; sew the neck band to the cardigan’s neck edge.

Darn in all the yarn ends.  Sew on three buttons to correspond to the buttonholes made.

Copyright 2021 Cynthia’s Designs

Please enjoy this pattern, but do not reprint without permission.  If selling items made from this pattern, please credit Cynthia’s Designs for the pattern.

4 thoughts on “Another for the Boys”

  1. j’aime énormément la photo de Caleb et son frère, se tenant par la main…
    ici, il fait froid, il fait beau chez vous !!! c’est pas l’hiver ?
    je garde les explications du pull même si je n’ai pas de Sacha (sauf le bébé)
    bien amicalement

    Reply
    • It is winter here and extremely cold right now. We are not getting much snow this winter, so far, though. Still, I like to keep the little ones warm so they don’t get sick. I like the photo of the boys holding hands, too. They look so cute together, I think. Maybe, I will make a pattern for a Sasha baby one day, you never know! I am very fond of Sasha dolls, and have quite a few, but they are becoming very expensive now, so I most likely will not bring any more to our home. The pattern might adapt well to other dolls by lengthening or shortening the sleeves and body. It is a fairly basic cardigan pattern so would suit lots of dollies…stay warm!

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