Bronx Zoo" is a free knitting pattern. Made in New York City, 2004.
make "Vulture, Bronx Zoo";
The sweater is knitted on 6mm needles.Due to the volume of stitches
around the neck, a 100cm, 6mm circular needle was used for that section.This
The yarn was purchased from School Products Company, 1201 Broadway,
New York, USA.
The yarn is a chunky merino 100% wool, called New relax
spun by Botto Paola in Italy.
Body Colour Marrone, Text Colour Beige
Quantity of yarn
Seek advice for this from your yarn supplier.The quantity will vary
according to what yarn you use. It is imperative, though, that you work
to the tension below. Change your needle size accordingly.Do select
a chunky (pure wool optional) yarn appropriate to 6mm needles.
15stitches and 20 rows= 4 square inches. If you do not work to this
tension, there is no guarantee that your vulture sweater will turn out
at the correct proportions.
SL1K1PSSO= slip one, knit one pass the slipped stitch over.
K2tog= Knit two together.
The garment is knitted in one size. The simple shape will allow for
adjustments should you require to make it drastically bigger or smaller.
The sweater pictured can fit up to a 36 inch chest.
on 73 stitches.
Row 1: *K3, P2, rep from * to last 3 stitches, K3.
Row 2: *P3, K2, rep from *to last 3 stitches, P3.
Continue in rows 1 and 2 until rib measures 3 inches(7.5cm).
Next row:(right side facing) Knit to end.
Next row: Purl to end.
Continue in plain stocking stitch until work measures 15 inches(38cm).
Next row (right side facing): Cast off next three stitches, K to end.
Next row(in purl) Cast off next three stitches, P to end.
*Next row: K2,SL1K1PSSO, K to last 4 stitches, K2tog, K2.
from * decreasing on every knit row in stocking stitch until 35 stitches
remain. Slip these stitches onto a spare needle or length of yarn and
Note: the decreases are made two stitches in to form a nice ridge on the
Work the rib as for the back, ending on a wrong sided row.
Next row. K1, increase 1 stitch, K to end (74 stitches).
Continue in stocking stitch until work measures 7.25 inches (18.5 cm),
ending on a wrong side row.
Next row: See graph. Work letters in 2nd colour using separate strands
for each section. It is not advised to carry 2nd colour yarn across the
back as work may become bunched up. Use intarsia method (remembering to
overlap yarns between joins). It may also be possible to swiss darn the
motif. If using swiss darn method, do some tests first.
to follow graph, shaping armholes as indicated using same decrease techniques
Once graph has been completed,darn in all ends and continue in stocking
stitch, maintaining decreases at arms until you have 44sts ending on a
Divide for neck as follows:
Next row: (right side)K2, S1K1PSSO, K8,turn, (slip the remaining stitches
onto a spare needle).
*Next row:(right side)K2,S1K1PSSO, K to last 2 stitches, K2tog.
Continue from * until you have only one stitch remaining (when you get
to the final 5 or so stitches you can omit the k2 at the sleeve side raglan
and decrease accordingly.)Fasten off.
With the wrong side of your work facing you, slip 12 stitches on to your
needle. Leave the remaining (middle)20 stitches on a spare needle to be
picked up when you are starting the polo neck.
*Next row: (right side facing, starting at neck edge) K2tog, K to last
4 stitches, K2 tog, K2.
Continue from * and work left hand side (as for right) until only one
stitch remains and fasten off.
Cast on 38 stitches and work in 3X2 rib for 3 inches as for back and front.
Next row:(right side facing) K1, increase 1, K to end. (39 stitches)
Next row:P to end.
Continue in stocking stitch until sleeve measures 9 1/2 inches, (24cm),
ending on a P row.
Next row: K19, yf, K1, yf, Kto end.
Next row: PurlNext row: Mark the centre stitch, and working in stocking
stitch,continue to bring the yarn forward before and after knitting this
stitch, making 2 new stitches on every knit row until you have 59 stitches.
End on a purl row.
Next row:K19, S1K1PSSO, K8,yf, K1, yf, K8, K2tog, K to end.
Next row: (and all other alternate rows)P.
Next row:K19, S1K1PSSO,K16, K2tog, K to end.
Next row:K19, S1K1PSSO, K14, K2tog, K to end.
Next row: K19, *K1S1PSSO, rep from * twice, K3, K2tog , K2tog, K3tog,
K to end.
Next row: K19, K1S1PSSO, K1S1PSSO, K1, K2tog, K2tog, K to end.
Next row: K19, K1S1PSSO, K1, K2tog, K to end.
(mark this central K1 stitch as a guide)
*Next row: K to 2 stitches before central marker, S1K1PSSO, K 1(the marker
stitch), K2tog, K to end.
Continuing in stocking stitch, working this decrease on the K rows 3 more
Next row: K1, K2tog, K to 2 stitches before central marker, S1K1PSSO,
K 1(the marker stitch), K2tog, K to last 3 stitches, K2tog, K1.
Continuing in stocking stitch, repeat this row after the next purl row.
End on a purl row.
Hold the remaining stitches on a spare needle.
Lining up the raglan seams on the body with the straight
seams of the arms, join three of these seams leaving one back seam open.(right
hand seam of back). Pick up stitches for neck thus: (right side facing)
Pick up 35 stitches from stitch holder for back, (marking first and last
sleeve stitch)Knit up remaining sleeve stitches, Pick up 13 stitches from
diagonal neck edge, Knit up the 20 stitches held at centre neck, Pick
up 13 stitches from opposite diagonal neck edge, (marking first and last
sleeve stitch) Knit up remaining sleeve stitches.
Work the neck in K3 P2 rib as for back front and sleeves. For the first
few right side facing rows of the neck, work k2tog stitches between sleeve
markers instead of rib. The aim here is to work these decreases internally
to gather the sleeve at the neck without sewing.Work K2tog decreases in
this section on the right side rows until only 3 stitches remain and these
three stitches can be absorbed into the rib. Try to ensure that you have
P2 rib stitches either side of the sleeve markers so the remaining 3 sleeve
stitches can make the K3 component of the K3 P2 rib.Use your discretion
Work the neck rib until it measures 13 inches(33cm) from back neck. Cast
off in K3 P2 rib. Join polo neck seam and continue down into final raglan
seam. Join underarm and body seams and darn in loose ends.