Snow Man Outfit, Size 4 and 6 Years

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Size 4 and 6 Years

Instructions are written for size 4 years, changes for size 6 years are in parentheses.

Materials—Fleisher’s Superior Knitting Worsted, Windbreaker 3 (3 ½) skeins, Leggings 3 (3 ½) skeins, Cap 1 skein.

14-inch Double Pointed White Knitting Needles, 2 pairs Size 4.
White Knitting Needles, 1 pair Size 2.

Gauge: 6 sts = 1 inch; 15 rows = 2 inches

WINDBREAKER

Measurements—Chest 27 ½ (29 ½) ins. Length from lower edge to back of neck 15 ½ (17 ½) ins. Sleeves—Width 10 (11) ins.

With double pointed needles, cast on 32 sts. P 1 row.

First row of raglan—Inc. 1 st in each of the first 2 sts, k 1, mark last st for first seam st; inc. 1 st in next st, k 2, inc. 1 st for sleeve, k 1, mark this st for 2nd seam st; inc. 1 st, k 14, inc. 1 st for back, k 1, mark this for 3rd seam st; inc. 1 st for back, k 1, mark this for 3rd seam st; inc. 1 st, k 2, inc. 1 st for sleeve, k 1, mark this for 4th seam st; inc. 1 st in each of last 2 sts; 10 increases—42 sts.

2nd and all even rows—Purl.

3rd row—Inc. 1 st in first st, k 2, inc. 1 st for front, k 1, inc. 1 st, k 4, inc. 1 st, k 1, inc. 1 st, k 16, inc. 1 st, k 1, inc. 1 st, k 4, inc. 1 st, k 1, inc. 1 st, k 2, inc. 1 st in last st for front. Continue to inc. at beginning and end and on each side of the 4 seam sts, every k row, having 2 sts more between increases after each inc. row, until there are 5 (6) inc. rows’ 82 (92) sts, end with p row.

Next row—Cast on 16 sts, k 27 (29) for front, inc. 1 st each side of the 4 seam sts as before, k, omitting inc. at end. Cast on 16 sts at beginning of next row, p all sts; 122 (132) sts.

Buttonholes—K 3, bind off 2 sts for first buttonhole, k until there are 5 sts from first buttonhole, bind off 2 sts for 2nd buttonhole, finish row, increasing 1 st each side of the 4 seam sts as before. Cast on 2 sts over each buttonhole on next row. Place sts up to 2nd seam st on one needle; all sts up to and including 3rd seam st—back—on 2nd needle; all sts of right sleeve and right front on 3rd needle. Continue increases on each side of seam sts, keeping front edges even, working back and forth as before. Repeat buttonholes every 19th and 20th (23rd and 24th) row on left front. Work until there are 290 (308) sts, end with p row.

Next row—K 51 (54) sts, including seam st, slip to holder for left front; k next 58 (62) sleeve sts, keep on needle; slip the next 72 (76)—back—sts; 58 (62) sleeve sts; 51 (54) right front sts, each group to a separate holder.

Left Sleeve—Cast on 2 sts at beginning of next 2 rows for underarm; 62 (66) sts. Continue stockinette st; decreasing 1 st each side every 4th row twice, every 6th row 7 (9) times; 44 sts. Work even until 7 ½ (9) ins., or desired length from underarm, allowing 3 ins. for cuff. Change to size 2 needles. Work ribbing of k 2, p 2 for 3 ins. Bind off in ribbing.

Right Sleeve—Slip sts of right sleeve to needle. Working from right side, k 1 row. Finish as for left sleeve. Sew sleeve seams.

Lower Part—Slip left front sts to one needle, slip sts of back to 2nd needle and right front sts to 3rd needle. Working from right side, beginning at underarm of left sleeve, pick up and k 4 sts on the 4 cast-on sts of left underarm, k across back, pick up and k 4 sts on right underarm, k to end; 182 (192) sts. Work even and repeat buttonholes, until 5 (6 ½) ins. from underarm, 4 sets of buttonholes in all, end with a p row. Change to size 2 needles. Bind off 7 (8) sts at beginning of next row, with 1 st on needle k 1, p 2, continue k 2, p 2 ribbing to within 7 (8) sts of end, bind off remaining sts. Join yarn, work 1 row of ribbing; 168 (176) sts.

Next row—K 2, p 2, bind off 2 sts for buttonhole, finish row. Cast on 2 sts over the 2 bound-off sts on next row. Work 16 (20) rows of ribbing. Work 1 buttonholes on next 2 rows. Work 4 rows of ribbing. Bind off in ribbing. Fold buttonhole band, hem on wrong side. Finish buttonholes.

Collar—With size 4 needles, cast on 30 (34) sts. P 1 row. Continue stockinette st, casting on 4 sts at beginning of next 8 rows; 62 (66) sts. K 1 row, p 1 row.

First inc. row—Inc. 1 st in first st, k to within 2 sts of end, inc. 1 st in next st, k last st. Repeat inc. every 4th row 3 (4) times; 70 (76) sts. P 1 row. K 3 rows for turning ridge, p 1 row, k 1 row, p 1 row.

First dec. row—K 2 tog, inserting needle in back of sts; k to within 2 sts of end; k 2 tog inserting needle in front of sts. Repeat dec. every 4th row 3 (4) times. P 1 row, k 1 row, p 1 row. Bind off 4 sts at beginning of next 8 rows. Bind off 30 (34) sts.

Finishing—Fold collar double, sew side seams. With weaving st sew cast-on edge to neck, with right side of collar to right side of windbreaker, short ends at center of front. Sew bound-off edge to wrong side of neck. Steam.

LEGGINGS

See instructions Snow Flake Outfit, No. 3176.

CAP

With size 4 needle, cast on 96 sts. Work k 2, p 2 ribbing for 6 ins. K 1 row, knitting every 23rd and 24th st tog, 3 times; 93 sts. Work stockinette st for 2 ins., end with p row.

Dec. row—K 1, * slip, k and pass, k 18, k 2 tog, k 1; repeat from * 3 times. P 1 row. Repeat last 2 rows having 2 sts less between dec. after each dec. row until there are 21 sts in row, end with p row. K 2 tog, 10 times in succession, k 1; 11 sts. Break yarn. Draw end through all sts twice. Fasten off. Sew seam. Steam. Make pom-pon, sew to top of cap.


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