Child 5 fits someone with an actual bust/chest measurement of 24” (61.0 cm). The added wearing ease for a “growing room” fit results in a finished chest measurement of 27.3” (69.3 cm).

Supplies

US8 (5 mm) needles (for the body)

US6 (4 mm) needles (for the ribbing)

Main color

- 3-4 skeins of Wool Ease Worsted-weight yarn #620-151 Grey Heather, by Lion Brand

Stripes for the House of Lions

- 1 skein of Wool Ease Worsted-weight yarn #620-138 Cranberry, by Lion Brand

- 1 skein of Wool Ease Worsted-weight yarn #620-158 Buttercup, by Lion Brand

Stripes for the House of Badgers

- 1 skein of Wool Ease Worsted-weight yarn #620-158 Buttercup, by Lion Brand

- 1 skein of Wool Ease Worsted-weight yarn #620-153 Black, by Lion Brand

Stripes for the House of Snakes

- 1 skein of Wool Ease Worsted-weight yarn #620-175 Green, by Lion Brand

- 1 skein of Wool Ease Worsted-weight yarn #620-151 Grey Heather, by Lion Brand (This is the only grey available in this brand, but please note it is the same as the main color)

Stripes for the House of Ravens (Movie Colours)

- 1 skein of Wool Ease Worsted-weight yarn #620-117 Colonial Blue, by Lion Brand

- 1 skein of Wool Ease Worsted-weight yarn #620-151 Grey Heather, by Lion Brand (This is the only grey available in this brand, but please note it is the same as the main color)

Note

For the “House” colors, if you find the Wool Ease colors not to your liking, just substitute with a different yarn as long as it is wool of the same weight and results in the same stitch and row gauge. The authors at wizardknits.com found the following colors to be acceptable but not entirely accurate.

Gauge

18.0 sts per 4” (10cm) by 24.0 rows per 4” (10cm).

Finished Measurements

Bust/Chest: 27.3” (69.3 cm)

Bottom Hem Width: 27.3” (69.3 cm)

Finished Sweater Lenght: 15.6” (39.6 cm)

Bottom Ribbing Depth: 1.8” (4.6 cm)

Total Armhole: 11.6” (29.5 cm)

Top Neck Opening: 5.9” (15.0 cm)

Back Neck Depth: 0.4” (1.0 cm)

Hem Width: 7.0” (17.8 cm)

Width at Point of V Shape: 0.3” (0.8 cm)

V-Neck Depth: 5.0” (12.7 cm)

Sleeve Hem Width: 7.0” (17.8 cm)

Sleeve Bottom: 7.7” (19.6 cm)

Back Neck Width: 5.0” (12.7 cm)

Back Shoulder Width: 11.7” (29.7 cm)

Sleeve Length: 10.5” (26.7 cm)

Width of Sleeve Top: 10.3 (26.3 cm)

Neckband Depth: 0.8” (2.0 cm)

Instructions

Note

Read ALL these instructions thoroughly BEFORE starting to knit. There may be sections where there are two areas are shaped at the same time (such as necklines or waist shaping).

Back

Wizard School Sweater - Child 5 - Back

Cast on 63 sts on size 6 (4 mm) needles. Work in K1P1 ribbing for 1.8” (4.6 cm).

Stripe SampleChange to size 8 (5 mm) needles and stockinette stitch. Knit 1 or 2 rows in the main color then knit a 1/1/1 stripe. At this gauge, and particularly on a Child's size vest, a 1/1/1 stripe sequence is 0.66” wide. A wider stripe [such as a 1/2/1 row sequence] would be out of proportion but the choice is up to the knitter.

Continue in main color and work even until piece measures 7.3” or 18.5 cm (44 rows), excluding hem.

Armhole Shaping

Cast off 3 sts at beginning of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st at each end of every alternate row for 2 rows until 55 sts remain. Continue until armhole measures 6.0” or 15.2 cm (36 rows), with 55 sts remaining.

Neck Shaping

Work both side at the same time. Work 16 sts. Slip the next 23 sts to a holder. With a second ball of yarn, work the remaining 16 sts. Dec 1 st at neck edge every row twice, until 14 sts remain.

At the same time, when armhole measures 6.0” or 15.2 cm (row 36), start shoulder shaping.

Shoulder Shaping

Cast off 7 stitches at armhole edge twice.

Front

Wizard School Sweater - Child 5 - Front

Cast on 63 sts on size 6 (4 mm) needles. Work in K1P1 ribbing for 1.8” (4.6 cm).

Change to size 8 (5 mm) needles and stockinette stitch. Knit 1 or 2 rows in the main color then knit a 1/1/1 stripe. At this gauge, and particularly on a Child's size vest, a 1/1/1 stripe sequence is 0.66” wide. A wider stripe [such as a 1/2/1 row sequence] would be out of proportion but the choice is up to the knitter.

Continue in main color and work even until piece measures 7.3” or 18.5 cm (44 rows), excluding hem.

Armhole Shaping

Decrease for armhole at both ends, as for back. Continue until armhole measures 1.7” or 4.3 cm (10 rows), with 55 sts remaining.

Divide for neck. Work both sides at the same time. Work 27 sts. With a second ball of yarn, cast off next 1 sts and work remaining 27 sts.

Neck Shaping

Decrease 1 st at neck edge of next row, then every 2nd row 12 times, until 14 sts remain.

Work even until armhole measures 6.0” or 15.2 cm (36 rows).

Shoulder Shaping

Cast off as for back.

Sleeves

Wizard School Sweater - Child 5 - Sleeve

Cast on 34 sts on size 6 (4 mm) needles. Work in K1P1 ribbing for 1.3” (5.8 cm). Inc 3 sts evenly across the row to 37 sts total.

Change to size 8 (5 mm) needles and stockinette stitch. Knit 1 or 2 rows in main colors and then add a stripe pattern for the new style sweater. There are no sleeve stripes on the original sweater. Continue in main color.

Inc 1 st at each end of every 9th row 3 times, then every 10th row twice to 47 sts (47 rows total, excluding hem).

Work even until sleeve measures 9.2” or 23.4 cm (56 rows), excluding hem.

Cap Shaping

Cast off 3 sts at beg of next two rows (41 sts remain). Dec 1 st at each end of every row once, then dec 1 st at each end of every 2nd row 12 times, then dec 1 st at each end of every row once. Cast off remaining 13 sts loosely.

Shoulder Seams

Sew fronts to back along shoulder seams.

V Front Neck Single Band Collar

Change to size 4 (3.5 mm) needles. Neckband is worked in 2 pieces.

With right side of work facing, pick up and work (starting at bottom of front neck) 25 sts from right front neck edge, 2 sts from right back neck edge and 11 sts from back neck holder to center. Total 38 sts.

Wizard School Sweater - Child 5 - Single Neck Collar

Work 0.8” or 2.0 cm (6 rows) in K1P1 ribbing. For the original style, center a 1/1/1 row stripe on the neckband.

Cast off loosely.

Work the left side the same way as the right, picking up the back neck stitches first.

Finishing

Sew sleeve top to armhole, easing to fit. Sew side and sleeve seams. Sew any remaining seams.

Darn/weave/sew in all loose ends.

Final Product

Wizard School Sweater - Child 5

Credit

© Diana of Hobbie's House of Wizard Wear. Pattern was taken with permission from wizardknits.com





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