Free Pattern Friday – Munchkin Set

It’s Free Pattern Friday!

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Today, the Munchkin Set in Uptown Worsted Tapestry.

This set shows why we love self-patterning Uptown Tapestry so much.  A basic knit turns colorful so easily!

This is a cute little 3-skein set.  A classic kid cardi, with hat and booties.

uw-tapestry-baby-booties-squareThe cardi is knit in one piece from the bottom up.  If you want to get sleeves and each bootie to match, you’ll want to find the same place in the patterning on your balls.  Of course, babies look awfully cute in hand-knits, matching or not.

We hope you enjoy this cute little set.  Happy knitting!

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2 thoughts on “Free Pattern Friday – Munchkin Set”

  1. I have a few questions regarding this cardigan pattern. I’m quite confused on the “Join Body and Sleeves” section. Sleeves were knit in the round, how do you attach the 28 sleeve sts from stitch holder onto the sweater at this point? The sweater/cardigan is not knitted flat. The pattern seems quite unclear to me. Also, according to the sleeve instructions, they are knitted in the round, increased to 28 sts and 6″ long and then 28 sts put on a stitch holder, there is no shoulder increase.

    1. Hi Kelly,

      When joining the body and sleeves, neither the body nor the sleeves are being worked in the round, but they will be worked in one piece. The stitches that were bound off at the underarms of both the sleeves and body will later be seamed together. There is no shoulder shaping at this point as the shaping comes from the raglan decreases that will be worked after the sleeves are joined.

      So, when you are ready to join the sleeves and the body you knit work across the first 18 sts (the left front), next you will work the 28 sts of one sleeve from the holder (ensuring that the 4 bound off sts are at the underarm), next you will work across the 42 back sts, then you will work the 28 sts of the second sleeve from the holder and finally work across the remaining 18 sts (right front). After this point, you will be working the neck and raglan shaping, which will shape the fronts, back, shoulders and neck.

      Here is a helpful article with diagrams that may clarify this type of sweater construction for you – http://www.vogueknitting.com/magazine/article_archive/jared_flood_going_seamless. The only difference in the article is that instead of binding off the underarm stitches, they place them on a holder and later graft them instead of seaming them as in this pattern. I hope that helps, let me know if you need any further assistance!

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