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.  

Oren Sweater

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.

Row 

 

( I had to frog some of the yarn in the sleeve because I forgot the stripes) 

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