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These are the text and three of the graphics instructions that SweaterMaker created for a Child's Placket-necked, Raglan Sleeve Pullover, size 12.

This is a sporty-looking short-sleeved shirt with a plain hem, suitable for a child. Knit it in a cotton yarn so that it is comfortable next to the skin.

I did change a few of the default measurements. For example, I made the placket neck deeper and rounded off a few other measurements so they ended in 0.5" instead of 0.376" or whatever. I like working with quarter-inches.

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Text Instructions



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C H I L D ' S P L A C K E T S H I R T

A Pullover Sweater Featuring a
Raglan Body Style and a Crew with Placket neck.

Designed by Colleen Kobe
Customized Children's - C12 set in with placket
10/1/2008
Yarn : cotton 3-ply
Main Tension : 8
Hem Tension : 5
Units of Measurement : Inches
Stitch Gauge : 7.00 st/in
Row Gauge : 10.00 r/in
Full Needle Rib Row Gauge : 15.00r/in
Hem Style : Plain

You will need three buttons for the placket neck.

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User Notes
This is a sporty-looking short-sleeved shirt for a child. Knit it
in a cotton yarn so
that it is comfortable next to the skin.
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Abbreviation Description

1s-2r-3x 1 stitch every 2 rows 3 times
BO bind off
CO cast on
COL carriage on left
COR carriage on right
dec decrease
EON every other needle
EOS every other stitch
FK full knit
FNR full-needle rib
HP hold position
HT hem tension
inc increase
IWP in work position
K knit
MB main bed
MT main tension
n[-1] needle 1 left of 0
n[2] needle 2 right of 0
n[-30..31] the needles between 30 left of 0 and 31 right of
0, including needles n[-30] and n[31]

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OWP out of work position
PK partial knit
PU pick up
RC row counter
RCxxx Row counter number xxx. Example: RC020 means
row number 20.
RG row gauge
SG stitch gauge
sl slip
SO scrap off (using ravel cord and waste yarn)
SR short row
st(s) stitch(es)
T tension
Tx/y Set tension on main bed carriage to x, and
tension or ribber carriage to y. Example:
T6.0/5.3 would mean set the main bed carriage
tension to 6.0, and the ribber carriage tension
to 5.3.
WP work position

Note: unless otherwise specified, this pattern conforms to the
following rule: if the row counter number is EVEN, the carriage
will be on the RIGHT. So if the pattern says "RC104", you can
assume the carriage should be on the right.


READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE KNITTING.

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B A C K

PLAIN HEM
RC000, T5. E-wrap cast on EON 51 sts (n[-51..51]) on MB. K to
RC011.

RC011. Set carriage to loosest possible tension. Bring all
needles between n[-51..51] to WP. K 1 row. This will be the
fold line for the hem.

RC012, T8 (main T). K to RC024. Hang hem on every other needle,
using the loops formed by the E-wrap cast on.

Scrap off all sts on ravel and waste. Bring n[-54..54] to WP on
MB. Rehang hem on machine, BUT leave the following needles empty
but in work position:

n[-39] n[-24] n[ -9] n[ 6] n[ 22] n[ 38]


Shaping Summary for the Sweater Back

RC000: n[-54..54], T8. K to RC018.

RC018: n[-54..54], T8. Inc 1s-18r-5x, then 1s-19r-1x.
Therefore, at the designated row counts, you will have these
needles in WP:

RC018: n[-55..55] RC054: n[-57..57] RC090: n[-59..59]
RC036: n[-56..56] RC072: n[-58..58] RC108: n[-60..60]

K straight to RC128.

ARMHOLE SHAPING (on outside edges of work):
RC128: BO 12s-1r-2x
RC130: Dec 1s-3r-2x, then 1s-4r-14x

BACK NECK SHAPING (on inside edge of work):
RC188: Bring all needles LEFT of n[15] to HP. All
remaining shaping is on left side of the needles in
WP.
RC188: SR dec 3s-2r-1x, then 4s-2r-3x

Refer to the table above to determine whether needles NOT knit
will be scrapped off, bound off, etc. See the table below of row
counters and the needles in WP on all rows.

Detailed List of Back Rows and the Needles in WP



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RC128: n[-60..48] RC148: n[-42..42] RC176: n[-35..35]
RC129: n[-48..48] RC152: n[-41..41] RC180: n[-34..34]
RC130: n[-47..47] RC156: n[-40..40] RC184: n[-33..33]
RC133: n[-46..46] RC160: n[-39..39] RC188: n[ 18..32]
RC136: n[-45..45] RC164: n[-38..38] RC190: n[ 22..32]
RC140: n[-44..44] RC168: n[-37..37] RC192: n[ 26..32]
RC144: n[-43..43] RC172: n[-36..36] RC194: n[ 30..32]

Break yarn, rethread carriage, and K 1 row over all sts. Scrap
off shoulder and waste. Reset RC to RC188, put carriage on LEFT,
thread carriage, and K the other side of the back, reversing all
shaping directions.

RC196. Break yarn, rethread carriage, and K 1 row over all sts.
Scrap off the back neck on n[-30..30]; bind off the remaining
shoulder sts.

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F R O N T

Knit the front the same as the back all the way to RC116.

Shaping Summary for the Sweater Front


ARMHOLE SHAPING (on outside edges of work):
RC128: BO 12s-1r-2x
RC130: Dec 1s-3r-2x, then 1s-4r-14x

FRONT NECK SHAPING (on inside edge of work):
RC116: SO n[-6..6].
Bring all needles LEFT of the scrapped-off sts to HP.
Then return n[6] back to WP, so that it can be used
as a sew-up st later on. All remaining front neck
shaping is on the left side of the needles in WP.
RC156: SO n[6..16]
RC156: Dec 1s-1r-7x, then 1s-2r-8x

Refer to the table above to determine whether needles NOT knit
will be scrapped off, bound off, etc. See the table below of row
counters and the needles in WP on all rows.

Detailed List of Front Rows and the Needles in WP

RC116: n[ 6..60] RC158: n[ 18..40] RC169: n[ 26..37]
RC128: n[ 6..48] RC159: n[ 19..40] RC171: n[ 27..37]
RC130: n[ 6..47] RC160: n[ 20..39] RC172: n[ 27..36]
RC133: n[ 6..46] RC161: n[ 21..39] RC173: n[ 28..36]
RC136: n[ 6..45] RC162: n[ 22..39] RC175: n[ 29..36]
RC140: n[ 6..44] RC163: n[ 23..39] RC176: n[ 29..35]
RC144: n[ 6..43] RC164: n[ 23..38] RC177: n[ 30..35]
RC148: n[ 6..42] RC165: n[ 24..38] RC180: n[ 30..34]
RC152: n[ 6..41] RC167: n[ 25..38] RC184: n[ 30..33]
RC156: n[ 16..40] RC168: n[ 25..37] RC188: n[ 30..32]
RC157: n[ 17..40]

Break yarn, rethread carriage, and K 1 row over all sts. Scrap
off shoulder and waste. Reset RC to RC116, put carriage on LEFT,
thread carriage, and K the other side of the back, reversing all
shaping directions.

RC196. Break yarn, rethread carriage, and K 1 row over all sts.
Bind off the remaining sts.


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S L E E V E S
(make 2)

Knit the sleeve cuff (hem) the same way that you knitted the hem
on the back, EXCEPT only bring 74 sts (n[-37..37]) to WP, and K 6
rows.

Scrap off all sts on ravel and waste. Bring n[-39..39] to WP on
MB. Rehang hem on machine, BUT leave the following needles empty
but in work position:

n[-24] n[ -9] n[ 7] n[ 23]


RC000: n[-39..39], T8. K to RC005.

RC005: n[-39..39], T8. Inc 1s-5r-7x. Therefore, at the
designated row counts, you will have these needles in WP:

RC005: n[-40..40] RC020: n[-43..43] RC030: n[-45..45]
RC010: n[-41..41] RC025: n[-44..44] RC035: n[-46..46]
RC015: n[-42..42]

K straight to RC040.

RC040: n[-46..46]. Begin cap shaping, which starts the same as
the armhole decrease for the front and back. BO 12 sts at the
beginning of this and the next row.

RC042: n[-34..34], T8. Dec 1s-2r-19x, then 1s-3r-9x. Therefore,
at the designated row counts, you will have these needles in WP:

RC042: n[-33..33] RC062: n[-23..23] RC080: n[-14..14]
RC044: n[-32..32] RC064: n[-22..22] RC083: n[-13..13]
RC046: n[-31..31] RC066: n[-21..21] RC086: n[-12..12]
RC048: n[-30..30] RC068: n[-20..20] RC089: n[-11..11]
RC050: n[-29..29] RC070: n[-19..19] RC092: n[-10..10]
RC052: n[-28..28] RC072: n[-18..18] RC095: n[ -9.. 9]
RC054: n[-27..27] RC074: n[-17..17] RC098: n[ -8.. 8]
RC056: n[-26..26] RC076: n[-16..16] RC101: n[ -7.. 7]
RC058: n[-25..25] RC078: n[-15..15] RC104: n[ -6.. 6]
RC060: n[-24..24]

K straight to RC110.
RC110. Scrap off all 12 sts (n[-6..6]) at the top of the
sleeve.

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F I N I S H I N G

Join all pieces along the neck and shoulder (front, back, both
sleeves). Take off machine.

COLLAR OR NECK TRIM


NECK TRIM NOTE. Unlike most other areas of knitting, the number
of stitches to pick up along a knitted edge is difficult to
calculate without the garment. There are many unknown variables
involved, like the amount the garment shrinks after it is washed
or blocked the first time. Therefore, the number of sts given
are approximations, at best. FEEL FREE TO ADJUST THE NUMBER OF
NECK STITCHES AS NEEDED FOR YOUR SWEATER!

The placket neck is knitted in three pieces: the button band, the
buttonhole band, and the collar. All three are knitted in full
needle rib, so be sure to set your machine to half-pitch (or you
may break some needles). The pieces are knitted at a very tight
tension (the hem tension you specified will be ignored in these
directions), so that the pieces lay nice, flat, and evenly across
the wearer's body. However, this may mean that you must pull out
your needles on every row to be sure all sts are knitted.

Fashion reminder: On a woman's garment, the RIGHT band is the
buttonHOLE band.

NOTE: On the LEFT band, bring 1 extra needle on the MB on the
LEFT side to WP; on the RIGHT band, bring 1 extra needle on the
RIGHT side of the MB to WP. These are the plackets's sew-up sts.
So be sure to add one st to all the measurements shown!

BUTTON BAND. RC000, T0/0. Set machine for full-needle rib.
Bring 19 sts (MB: n[-5..5]; RB: n[-4..5]) to WP. K the zig-zag
row and hang comb. Set carriage to circular rib and K 3 rows,
ending with COR.

RC000, T2/2. Set carriage to K all sts and hang one or two light
weights. K 60 rows in FNR. Transfer sts to MB (hang them on the
needles already in WP) and scrap off.

BUTTONHOLE BAND. Work the same as the button band, BUT insert a
4-stitch buttonhole on rows 8, 30, and 52. Do this by
transferring the sts on n[-1] and n[1] to n[-2] and n[2],
respectively, on the MB. Do the same on the ribber. That will
leave a nice little 4-stitch-wide hole. Leave the needles in WP
and continue knitting. When you're done, transfer sts to MB
(hang them on the needles already in WP) and scrap off.

ATTACH PLACKETS TO BODY. Bring 19 sts (n[-9..10]) to WP. Get
the sweater's front piece. With the right side facing, hang the
scrapped-off sts at the bottom of the placket on the needles in

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WP. Push the sts behind the latches.

With wrong side facing, hang the bottom of the BUTTONHOLE placket
on the needles in WP. Put the sew-up st on the placket on the
outermost needle of the correct side. Leave the sts in front of
the latches.

Wrong side facing, hang the bottom of the BUTTON placket on the
needles in WP. Put the sew-up st on the opposite side of the
other sew-up stitch. Then, with the two placket sts in front of
the latches and the garment st behind, draw the placket sts
through the garment st (this will be very tight). Bind off.

Pin the top of each placket to the top of the front neck on that
side; then pin them together again halfway down the placket.
This ensures the placket is sewn evenly. Sew placket to front
piece.

COLLAR. RC000, T0/0; set machine for full-needle rib. Bring
293 sts (MB: n[-74..73]; RB: n[-73..73]) to WP. K the zig-zag
row and hang comb.

T3/3. Set carriage to circular rib and K 3 rows, ending with COR.

RC000, T5/5. Set carriage to FNR and hang weights. K 38 rows in
FNR as shown below. Decrease the tension to flare the collar out
nicely.

RC000, T5.0/5.0: K 5 rows.
RC005, T4.2/4.2: K 3 rows.
RC008, T4.1/4.1: K 3 rows.
RC011, T4.0/4.0: K 3 rows.
RC014, T3.2/3.2: K 3 rows.
RC017, T3.1/3.1: K 3 rows.
RC020, T3.0/3.0: K 3 rows.
RC023, T2.2/2.2: K 3 rows.
RC026, T2.1/2.1: K 3 rows.
RC029, T2.0/2.0: K 3 rows.
RC032, T1.2/1.2: K 3 rows.
RC035, T1.1/1.1: K 3 rows.

SEAM POCKET (continuation of collar). Reset RC000, T2/2. Set
carriage to circular knit. K 6 rows (3 rows per bed). This will
be very tight; pull your needles all the way out if you need to,
so that the sts all knit correctly.

RC006, T4/4. Carriage still set for circular knitting, K 2 more
rows. Leaving a 2-yard tail, cut yarn (you will use the yarn to
sew on the collar later). Scrap off each bed SEPARATELY.

Steam the collar into a nice, easy curve; the seam pocket will be
on the inside (neck side) of the collar. Let dry.


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JOIN COLLAR TO BODY. Bring 146 sts (n[-73..73]) to WP on MB.
With the wrong side of the back facing you, hang the center st
marked on the back neck on n[1]. Pick up a st from the center of
the top of the left placket; hang it on the rightmost needle in
WP. Then hang all remaining sts evenly along the neckline,
picking up scrapped-off sts on the back neck and at the base of
the crew neck.

The next part of the collar attachment will be tight, so work in
small sections at a time. Get the collar. With its wrong side
facing you, hold it so that the scrapped-off sts are upwards.
Hang the sts closest to the machine on the needles in WP. Pull
the front st through the rear st. Then hang the scrapped-off
collar sts farthest from the machine on the needles in WP; pull
the front st through the rear st again (very tight). Bind off
using the collar tail. Continue all the way across the bed.


Sew remaining seams and hide tails. You're done!




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