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from Kathleen Dames
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Deckhand

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting
  • Purling
  • Casting On
  • Binding Off
  • Decreasing
  • Crochet chain

Pattern Description:

Does your little scallywag deserve a new sweater? How about a comfortable, easy-to-wear (and put on) pullover in easy-care cotton. Just right for cool summer evenings on deck. Worked flat with one-row stripes, the generous bateau neckline fits easily over squirming heads, while single button adds a little verve. Sleeves are "just right" at the young end of each size and will be 3/4 sleeves for the older wearerperfect for keeping out of the way when climbing the rigging.


15 stitches x 24 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Child's 2-4 (26" chest)
  • Child's 4-6 (28" chest)
  • Child's 6-8 (29.5" chest)


  • 3 (4, 5) skeins Mission Falls 1824 Cotton (85 yds/77m per 50g) in Ivory
  • 1 (1, 2) skeins Mission Falls 1824 Cotton (85 yds/77m per 50g) in Sky
  • US8/5.0mm needles
  • H-US8/5.0mm crochet hook

You Will Also Need:

  • 1" diameter button
  • tapestry needle
  • sewing needle and thread if yarn will not pass through holes in button
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Girls, Boys, Infant/Baby
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I live and knit in New York City and Bath, Maine, with my husband and our three children, getting my style fix in the one and my New England (Red Sox/cranberry bog/lobster roll/chilly nights in need ...

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