Monday, February 27, 2012

knitting: easy children's sweater by Leanne Dyck

This cute sweater is easily knit by most with basic knitting skills. 

Chest:  20 (22, 24, 26) inches
50 [55, 60, 66] cm
Length: 10 inches [25 cm]
Sleeves: 8 inches [20 cm]

Knitting needles
4.5mm/US 7/UK 7 OR size to obtain gaugeeight

worsted weight
approximately 400 yards [365.76 metres]

4 stitches = one inch over garter stitch

garter stitch
Knit every row

Note:  Sweater is knit from bottom up.
Sleeve is knit from top to cuff

Cast on 48 (56, 60, 64) stitches
Work in garter stitch for 10 inches [25 cm]
Cast off

Follow instructions for Back

Sleeve (make 2)
Cast on 40 stitches
Work in garter stitch for 8 inches [20 cm]
Cast off loosely

Attach Back to Front at Cast off row by sewing a 2-inch [5.08 cm] seam from edge of knitted body to centre.
Attach sleeves
Sew side seams
Weave in ends