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Easy Toddler Sweater Knitting Pattern

Easy Toddler Sweater Knitting Pattern- a classic, raglan sweater with a relaxed shape and a rolled neck.

Easy Toddler Sweater Knitting Pattern

This toddler sweater is a simple knit that works up relatively fast thanks to the bulky yarn and larger needles. This easy knitting pattern is ideal for beginner knitters.

The body is stockinette stitch with ribbed hem, cuffs, and a rolled 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.

Sweater patterns can sometimes take weeks to knit, but this version works up fast thanks to the super bulky yarn and larger needles.

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Easy Toddler Sweater Knitting Pattern

Yarn: Lion Brand Scarfie in Cream/Taupe (#5 bulky weight yarn- 1 skein) fiber content: acrylic and wool

Needles: Size US 7 single point knitting needles, size US 8 single point, Size US 8 circular 16-inch

Size: 2 years old

Gauge: 2 inches= 9 sts in stockinette stich

Chest measures 26 inches across

Back

**With smaller straight needles cast on 58 sts.
Work in K2, P2 ribbing for 2 inches, ending on a second row.

Change to larger straight needles:

Next row: Knit across, increasing 1stitch in the center. (59 sts)

Work in stockinette stitch until piece measures 9 1/2 inches from the cast-on edge. End on a Purl row.

Shape raglans

Cast off 2 sts beginning at the next 2 rows. 55 sts.

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

Row 1: (Right side). K2. ssk. Knit to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
Row 2: Purl.**
Rep last 2 rows 14 times more. Leave rem 21 sts on a stitch holder.

Front

Work from ** to ** as given for Back.
Rep last 2 rows 7 times more. 35 sts.

Shape neck

Row 1: (Right side). K2. ssk. K8 (neck edge). Turn.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: K2. ssk. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog.
Rep last 2 rows 2 times more. (5 sts)

Next row: P5.
Next row: K1. ssk. K2tog.
Next row: P3.
Next row: K1. ssk.
Next row: P2.
Next row: ssk. Bind off.

With Right Side facing, slip next 11 sts onto a stitch holder.

Row 1: (Right side). Rejoin yarn to remaining stitches. 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)

Next row: P5.
Next row: ssk. K2tog. K1.
Next row: P3.
Next row: K2tog. K1.
Next row: P2.
Next row: K2tog. Bind off.

Sleeves (make 2)
With smaller straight needles, cast on 34 sts.
Work 2 inches in K2, P2 ribbing, ending on a 2nd row.

Change to large needles.

Knit across, increasing 3 stitches evenly across the row. (37 sts)

Work 5 more rows in stockinette stitch.
Inc 1 st each end of next row and following 6th row until there are 45 sts.

Keep working until piece measures 7 1/2 inches from the cast-on edge, ending on a Purl row.

Shape raglans

Cast off 2 sts beg next 2 rows. 41 sts.
Row 1: (Right side) 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. 35 sts.
Row 1: (Right side). K2. ssk. Knit to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
Row 2: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 13 times more. Leave rem 7 sts on a stitch holder.

Finishing

Sew raglan seams. Sew sleeves and side seams.

Collar

With Right side facing and circular needles, K7 from Left Sleeve st holder, dec 1 st at
center. Pick up and knit 11 sts down Left Front neck edge. K11 from Front stitch holder. Pick up and knit 11 sts up Right Front neck edge. K7 from Right Sleeve st holder, decrease 1 st at center. K21 sts from Back st holder. (66 sts) Place a marker.

Knit until the collar measures 2 1/2 inches. Bind off loosely.

Easy Toddler Sweater Knitting Pattern

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