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EASY Kids Sweater Free Knitting Pattern

February 7, 2018
EASY Kids Sweater Free Knitting Pattern

Knitting a sweater is often a labor of love. They usually take forever to make and the patterns are rarely beginner-friendly. Not this one! This Easy Kids Sweater knitting pattern knits up fast and there’s very little seaming (I know some of you are not a fan of seaming ?). It’s open on the sides and secured with 2 buttons. It’s knit in Stockinette stitch with a Garter stitch border.

This was my first time using Lion Brand Touch of Alpaca and I loved it! It’s soft, not too heavy and it comes in a bunch of beautiful colors. I’ll definitely use it again for future patterns. I want to knit something for myself with it!

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Yarn: Lion Brand Bonus Bundle Touch of Alpaca (Jade)
Needle: Size US 8 single point
Size US 8 circular, 16 inch
Gauge: 2 inches= 8 sts
Easy Kids Sweater Knitting Pattern
(This pattern can be adjusted to fit any kid’s size. Measure the length [from top of shoulder to hem] and the width of your child’s sweater. Take the width measurement and multiply it by 4. For example- the width of my son’s sweater was 12 inches so I cast on 48 sts.)
For size 2T:
Front
Cast on 48 sts. Knit 5 rows in Garter stitch.
The border is knit in Garter stitch and the main part of the sweater is knit in Stockinette stitch. Knit 8 rows at the beginning and the end of each row in Garter stitch. Knit until piece is desired length (mine was 16 inches). Bind off on a right side row.
Back:
Repeat the steps for the Front. Once the piece measures 5 1/2 inches from the cast on edge make the button holes.
On a right side row-
Row 1: Knit 2, Bind off 3, Knit 3, knit to last 8 stitches, Knit 3, Bind off 3, Knit 2.
Row 2: Knit 2, Cast on 3, Knit 3, Purl to last 8 sts, Knit 3, Cast on 3, Knit 2.
Continue working in Garter/Stockinette pattern until piece measures the same length as the front. Bind off on a right side row.

Line up front and back pieces. Sew a 3 inch seam at the shoulder (from the outer edge)

For the turtleneck:
With the circular needles, pick up and knit the stitches around the collar. Knit in the round until the collar measures 5 inches. Bind off loosely.

Sew buttons to side. Weave in ends.

EASY Kids Sweater Free Knitting Pattern
EASY Kids Sweater Free Knitting Pattern
EASY Kids Sweater Free Knitting Pattern
EASY Kids Sweater Free Knitting Pattern

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