This Childs Sized Sweater is So Easy -Video
Oh Christmas list, you are so full of projects that are enthusiastic. My hands are bulking at the list, but wait I have a solution. TIgor now bulky weight yarn is your new best friend.
You can whip up and quick hat, fingerless mitts, cowl, and comfy sweaters with bulky weight yarn.
I am knitting up one for my 11 year old son. I started Saturday night and probably have about 5 hours into it. I already have his body and 1 sleeve done
I am at a standstill because I need his body to measure out the length of his arms and make sure the torso length is where he wants it. Since, I am planning on knitting him up another one, I need to write the directions down.
This is a bottom up sweater with raglan sleeves and a u-neck. It has a couple racing stripes. He wanted the blue incorporated in the sweater, so I went simple. Racing stripes fit his personality.
Deets- You need
- Size 10 and 11 needles
- 500 yards of bulky weight yarn. If you want racing stripes, it would be 1 skein of your chosen color at 125 yards. and the rest the main color.
- Size medium- I will get the exact measurements when it's completely done
Cast on 80 sts on the round
Row 1- (Ribbing) K1, P1 around to the end.
Keep repeating this k1, p1 pattern for the next 6 rows
Row 7- Knit plain on the round for the next 22 rows.
Row 23- change colors for 2 rows of the other colored yarn.
Row 24 & 25- Knit plain in contrasting color
Row 26- 29 - Knit plain using main color
Row 20- 43- Knit plain in contrasting color
Sleeves- This sleeves start with a snug cuff. If you want a larger cuff, add a couple more stitches.
Cast on 18 stitches on the round
Row 1- (RIbbing) K1, p1 around to the end.
Keep repeating this rib pattern for the next 6 rows.
Row 7- Knit plain around.
Row 8- (Place marker- this helps to establish point at which you will start increasing stitches. ) Knit 2 m1 left. knit around to 1 stitch before the marker. M1 right and knit last stitch.
Row 9- 11- Knit 3 rows plain and repeat Row 8.
Keep repeating rows 8 and 9 until you have 36 stitches on your needles.
( I had to frog some of the yarn in the sleeve because I forgot the stripes)