Easy Kids Sweater Knitting Pattern- beginner-friendly!
Hand-knit sweaters are wonderful, but they’re often a pretty big undertaking. Many patterns use small needles which make the knitting process slow-moving. This Easy Kids Sweater Knitting Pattern uses US size 8 and 9 knitting needles which makes this sweater a relatively quick knit! This pattern is beginner-friendly so it’s the ideal knitting project to work on while you binge-watch Netflix.
This hooded sweater features a relaxed shape with ribbed hem and cuffs.
For this pattern, I used Premier Anti-Piling Everyday Worsted. No knitter wants to see their hard work turn into a pilled mess, so I was excited to try this yarn. Guess what? No piling! I even threw this sweater in the washing machine and it came out pill-free! Premier Anti-Piling Everyday Worsted comes in a rainbow of colors ideal for adult, kids and baby knitting projects.
Easy Kids Sweater Knitting Pattern
Yarn: Premier Anti-Piling Everday Worsted in Admiral Blue (7 skeins)
Needles: Size US 8 single point, Size US 9 single point knitting needles, size US 8 circular, 16 inch
Guage: 3 inches = 8 sts
Size: 4-6 years
With smaller needles, cast on 64 sts. Work in K1, p1 ribbing for 1 1/2 inches.
Change to larger needles. Work in Stockinette stitch until piece measures 17 inches from the beginning or desired length. Bind off.
Work same as Back until piece measures 15 1/2 inches from beginning, ending with a WS row.
Next Row (RS): Knit 24 sts, join 2nd ball of yarn and bind off center 16 sts, knit 24 sts.
Working both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn, bind off 2 sts at each
neck edge once, then decrease 1 st at each neck edge every other row twice 20 sts for each shoulder. Work even until same length as Back to shoulder. Bind off. Sew Front to Back at shoulders.
Sleeves (make 2)
With smaller needles, cast on 32 sts. Work in K1, p1 ribbing 2 inches.
Change to larger needles. Work in Stockinette stitch, inc 1 st each edge of every 4th row 14 more times 60 sts.
Work even until Sleeve measures 13 inches from beg or desired length. Bind off.
From RS with larger needles, pick up and knit 52 sts around the neck, starting at the right side of the neck and leaving center 14 sts free.
Purl 1 row, inc 10 sts evenly spaced – 62 sts. Work in Stockinette stitch for 10 in. Bind off. Fold the top edge of the hood in half and sew closed.
From RS with the circular needles, pick up and knit 79 sts around the front edge of Hood.
Work in K1, p1 Rib for 1 1/2 inches rows. Bind off. Sew edges together at the center of the neck,
Mark 7 1/2 inches down from each shoulder seam. Sew sleeve seams. Sew the sleeves to the body between these markers.
Weave in ends.
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