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Beginner Kids Sweater Knitting Pattern

May 5, 2020

Beginner Kids Sweater Knitting Pattern- the perfect sweater that’s easy to knit!

Beginner Kids Sweater Knitting Pattern

This is the 4th sweater I’ve knit since self-isolation started and I think it might be my favorite! It’s also a breeze to knit! The body is stockinette stitch with ribbed hem, cuffs, and collar. This sweater has raglan sleeves which are sleeves that extend in one piece fully to the collar, leaving a diagonal seam from underarm to collarbone.

I used Lion Brand Mandala Tweed in Lucky Penny for this Beginner Kids Sweater Knitting Pattern. It’s a self-striping yarn with long colorways. The medium weight is ideal for spring mornings. 

Beginner Kids Sweater Knitting Pattern

Needles: Size US 7 and US 8 single point knitting needles

Size US 7 circular needles, 16 inch

Yarn: Lion Brand Mandala Tweed in Lucky Penny (1 skein)

Guage: 2 inches = 8 sts

Back

**With smaller needles cast on 62 sts.
Row 1: (RS). *K2. P2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2.
Row 2: *P2. K2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. P2.

Work in K2, P2 ribbing for 2 inches ending on a 2nd row.

Change to larger needles and working in stocking st., and increasing 1 stitch evenly across the first row (63 sts)

Work until piece measures from beg measures 10 inches from the beginning ending on a purl row.

Shape raglans:

Cast off 2 sts beg next 2 rows. 59 sts. 

Next row: (RS). K2. ssk. Knit to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
Next row: P2. P2tog. Purl to last 4 sts. P2tog. P2.

Row 1: (RS). K2. ssk. Knit to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
Row 2: Purl.**
Rep last 2 rows 15 times more. Leave rem 23 sts on a stitch holder.

Front:

Work from ** to ** as given for Back.
Rep last 2 rows 8 times more. (37 sts)

Shape neck:

Row 1: (RS). K2. ssk. K8 (for the neck edge). Turn.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: K2. ssk. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog.
Rep last 2 rows 2 more times. 5 sts rem.
Row 4: P5.
Row 5: K1. ssk. K2tog.
Row 6: P3.
Row 7: K1. ssk.
Row 8: P2.
Row 9: ssk. Fasten off.

With RS facing, slip next 13 sts onto a stitch holder.

Row 1: (RS). Rejoin yarn to rem sts. Knit to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: ssk. Knit to last 4 sts.K2tog. K2.
Rep last 2 rows 2 times more (5 sts remain)

Row 4: P5.
Row 5: ssk. K2tog. K1.
Row 6: P3.
Row 7: K2tog. K1.
Row 8: P2.
Row 9: K2tog. Fasten off.

Sleeves:

With smaller needles, cast on 34 sts.
Work 2 inches in K2, P2 ribbing, ending on a wrong side row.

Change to larger needles and work in stockinette stitch. On the first row increase 3 stitches evenly across. (37 sts)

Change to larger needles and work 6 rows in stocking st.
Inc 1 st each end of next row and following 4th rows until there are 45 sts.

Inc 1 st at each end of next row and following 6th rows until there are 49 sts.

Cont working even until piece measures 9 1/2 inches from the beginning, ending on a purl row.

Shape raglans: Cast off 2 sts beg next 2 rows. 45 sts.
Row 1: (RS). K2. ssk. Knit to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
Row 2: P2. P2tog. Purl to last 4 sts. P2tog. P2.
Row 3: Same as 1st row.
Row 4: Purl.
Rep last 4 rows 1 time more. 33 sts.
Row 1: (RS). K2. ssk. Knit to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
Row 2: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 12 times more. Leave the remaining 7 sts on a stitch holder.

Finishing: Sew raglan seams leaving left back raglan seam open.

Neckband: 

With RS facing and smaller needles, K7  from Left Sleeve stitch holder, decrease 1 st at
center. Pick up and knit 11  sts down Left Front neck edge.

K13  from Front stitch holder. Pick up and knit 11 sts up Right Front neck edge. K7 from Right Sleeve stitch holder, decrease 1 st at center. K23 from Back st holder. (70 sts.)
Beg on a 2nd row, work 7 rows in K2, R2 ribbing as given for Back. Cast off loosely in ribbing.

Sew left back raglan and neckband seam.
Sew side and sleeve seams.

Beginner Kids Sweater Knitting Pattern

Beginner Kids Sweater Knitting Pattern

Beginner Kids Sweater Knitting Pattern

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