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Bev's Top-Down WORLD VISION Knit for kids for a Toddler/ Small Child
(formerly Guideposts project)

You can knit or crochet a sweater for a child in need and you can knit one in just a few days! 
Using about 12 oz worsted weight acrylic yarn, size 9 knitting needles, and a little of your time, and you can change a life, maybe even save a life!

1 year -18 months (= 22 1/2" across top/arm span; 9 1/2" across tummy),  (2-4 year olds)

This version Copyright 2006, 2012, Beverly A. Qualheim - All Rights Reserved

Bev's guideposts sweater
Gauge: 4 stitches = 1 inch; 8 rows = 1inch
Needle Size: US Size 9 circular throughout
(12 oz worsted weight yarn or wool/wool blend - if you have some left, make a hat)

Back and Front (make 2):

Starting at the top (shoulders) With circular needles and main color, cast on 90 (125) stitches. ARMS:
Row 1 - ?
: Knit for 5"  (This forms arms)
BODY:
1) Bind off 25 (36) sts at the beginning of the row and knit across. (now working on body of sweater)
2) Bind off 25 (35) more sts for other arm, and knit across this row.
3) Knit for about 8" and then do a ribbing of knit 2, purl 2 for 6 rows.
 Bind off.

Make another piece the same and then stitch the front of the sweater to the back leaving about 8" open at the top for the head.




Bev's Bottom-up Version of WORLD VISION Sweater
This version Copyright 2006, 2011 Beverly A. Qualheim - All Rights Reserved
Thanks to 
"Karen "KC"" for making the sweater and taking the photo for us!



Sizes: Child’s sizes 6 months - 1 year  (15 months -18 months), (2-4 year olds)
Yarn: medium to heavy worsted-weight acrylic, 2 or more colors if you want stripes.
Amount: 5 oz  (7 oz)

Gauge: 4 stitches = 1 inch; 8 rows = 1inch
Needle Size: US Size 9 (  mm) throughout;

Back and Front (make 2):
With  cast on 39 (45) (55) stitches. Knit for 7 (9)  (10.5") inches.  End by working a wrong side row.

Sleeves:
Add on 20 (30) (35) stitches loosely for the first sleeve and knit across 59 (75) (90). Row 2: Add on 20 (30) (35) stitches loosely for the second
sleeve and knit across.  You should now have a total of 79 (105) (125) stitches. Continue in garter stitch until sleeve measures 4 1/2"
(5"). End by working a wrong side row. Bind off loosely.

Make another sweater piece the same. 

Finishing:
Sew shoulder seams leaving a 7" (8") (8.5") neck opening. Sew sleeve and sides together in one continuous seam using a whip stitch.

Neckline
Sc around the neckline, once or twice depending on your preference.  You can use a contrasting color, ie the one used for stripes.


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World Vision Crochet pattern


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