Stave Sweater

Create your own subtle or dramatic colour gradients with this sweater. This sweater uses a simple stranded colourwork pattern for the body that allows you to blend seamlessly from one colour to the next. Keep it subtle as in the sample or go for some crazy colour changes for your child!
Knit in the round from the bottom up, with set-in sleeves worked with short rows from the top down.

SIZES
To Fit Actual Chest Circumference Up To: 19 (20, 20.5, 21.5, 23, 24.5, 26, 28)" / 48.5 (51, 52, 54.5, 58.5, 62, 66, 71) cm.
Approximate Ages: 6m (12m, 18m, 2y, 4y, 6y, 8y, 10y)
Colour version A shown in 10y size.
Colour version B shown in 6m size.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Chest Circumference: 20 (21.25, 22, 24, 26.75, 29.25, 32, 34)" / 51 (54, 56, 61, 68, 74.5, 81.5, 86.5) cm.
Size 10y modelled with 6”/ 15 cm positive Size 6 months modelled with 1" / 2.5 cm positive ease.
Length: 13 (13.75, 14.5, 15.75, 17.5, 19, 20.5, 21.75)" / 33 (35, 37, 40, 44.5, 48.5, 52, 55) cm.

MATERIALS
Yarn
Navia ‘Duo’ (100% Wool; 196 yds /180 m per 1.76 oz /50 g skein);
Version A Colours: C1, Charcoal Grey (24): 1 ball; C2, Medium Grey (23): 1 ball; C3, Light Grey (22): 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4) balls; C4, Natural White (21): 1 ball
Version B Colours: C1, Charcoal Grey (24): 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4) balls; C2, Medium Grey (23): 1 ball; C3, Light Grey (22): 1 ball; C4, Natural White (21): 1 ball

Needles & Notions
US size 4 / 3.5 mm circular needles, 24" / 60 cm long (or size for body)
US size 2½ / 3 mm circular needles, 24" / 60 cm long (or size for body)
Set of US size 4 / 3.5 mm dpns
Set of US size 2½ / 3 mm dpns
Always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed, as every knitter’s gauge is unique.

Tapestry needle, stitch markers, stitch holders, 3 buttons (0.5" / 1.5 cm diam) for sizes 6m, 12m, and 18m.

GAUGE
24 sts and 34 rows = 4" / 10 cm in St St with larger needle
24 sts and 36 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Colour pattern with larger needle
29 sts and 36 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Twisted Rib with smaller needle, unstretched

TECHNIQUES
Short rows, 3-needle bind-off, colourwork shown in chart format only.

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