Yarn: Artful Yarns Flora
Needle: 8 circular
Gauge: 5 st to 1 in
Child size: 2 T (just a guess, better bigger than smaller)
Sizing from: http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/childsize.html
Chest: 21 in
Sweater pattern: EZ’s Knitting Without Tears Seamless Raglan, p. 73
Sweater is bottom up, worked in the round.
The body is knit first, up to the yoke. The two sleeves are knit second, up to the yoke.
Then sleeves and body are joined, and the yoke and neckline are knit.
NOTE: I initially thought the gauge was 5 st to 1 in. The CO st were written for that.
CO 100 st.
Knit two inches of hem in k2p2.
(I wanted a fancy hem, so I did one inch of stockinette followed by one half inch of garter. Therefore the hem rolls but not too much. Just enough for style ;))
Knit ten inches in plain stockinette.
Body has now been knit up until the yoke.
CO 20 st.
Knit two inches of cuff in k2p2.
(I wanted a fancy cuff, so I did one inch of stockinette followed by one half inch of garter.)
Total sleeve length will be 8 inches.
PM before and after four underarm st.
Make inc before and after those four st, every 4 rows.
Increase until you have 33 st, then work straight to underarm.
UNITE BODY AND SLEEVES TO FORM YOKE:
Place 8 st centered around four underarm st on sleeves on spare yarn.
Place 8 st for left body on spare yarn.
Place 8 st for right body on spare yarn.
Total yoke size is 5 inches (math: yoke is 25% of body, which here is 20 in).
The first half of the yoke is worked even (the first 2.5 in).
At 2.5 in, 3.5 in, and 4.5 in, do a decrease row (k1, k2tog).
Short row back of neck shaping (copy hem and cuff design).
(Look at youtube tutorial for Japanese Short Row Shaping).
Weave in ends.
Knit up underarms with mattress stitch.
Done and done.