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Easy Cotton Toddler Sweater Knitting Pattern

Easy Cotton Toddler Sweater Knitting Pattern- Beginner-friendly pattern for a classic raglan sleeve sweater. Knit using lightweight cotton yarn.


Easy Cotton Toddler Sweater Knitting Pattern

This raglan sweater features a ribbed hem and collar and a relaxed shape. It is knit in 4 separate pieces using a basic stockinette stitch. If you’ve never knit a sweater before, this is a great one to try!

If you’re looking for a great summer yarn, Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton Yarn is it! It’s soft, knits up fast and it comes in a wide range of colors.

Easy Cotton Toddler Sweater Knitting Pattern

Needles: Size US 5 single point and size US 6 single point knitting needles, size US 6 double point knitting needles

Yarn: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton Yarn in Silver (3 Skeins)

Guage: 2 inches = 10 sts

Size: 3T (chest measures 24 inches across) For reference, my son is 2 1/2 years old.

Back:

With smaller straight needles and cast on 54 sts.
Work in K2, p2 ribbing until piece measures 2 inches from beginning, ending with a Wrong Side row.

Change to larger needles.

Knit across.

Beginning with a purl row, work in Stockinette stitch until the piece measures 8 inches from the cast-on edge.

Shape Raglan Armhole:

Row 1 (RS): Bind off 3 sts, knit to end of row – (51 sts)
Row 2: Bind off 3 sts, purl to end of row – (48 sts)
Row 3 (RS): K2, ssk, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 – (46 sts)
Row 4: Purl across.

Next Row (RS): K2, ssk, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 – 34 sts.
Next Row: Purl across.

Repeat the last 2 rows 9 times. End with a wrong side row. Place remaining 16 sts on a holder.

Front:

Work the same as back until 34 sts remain.

Next Row (RS): K2, ssk, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 – 32 sts.
Next Row: Purl across.

Shape Neck:

Next Row (RS): K2, ssk, k6 (7, 7, 8, 8), sl next 7 (8, 8, 8, 9) sts
to a holder; join a 2nd ball of yarn and k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 –
9 (10, 10, 11, 11) sts on each side.
Work both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn.

Next Row: Purl across stitches of first side. Using the 2nd ball of yarn, purl across stitches of 2nd side.
Next Row: On first side, k2, ssk, k to last 2 sts, k2tog; on 2nd side, ssk, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 – (9 sts on each side)
Rep last 2 rows – 7 sts on each side.
Next Row: Purl across sts of first side; purl across sts of 2nd side.
Next Row: On first side, k2, ssk, k to end of side; on 2nd side, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 – (6 sts on each side)
Next Row: Purl across sts of first side; purl across sts of 2nd side.

Rep last 2 rows 3 more times – 3 sts rem.
Next Row (RS): K2tog – 1 st rem. Bind off.

Sleeves (Make 2):

With smaller straight needles cast on 34 sts.
Work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures 2 inches from cast-on edge, ending with a Wrong Side row.
Switch to larger needles.
Increase Row (RS): K1, M1, k to last st, M1, k1 – (36 sts)
Work in Stockinette stitch for 5 rows.
Rep Increase Row – (38 sts)
Rep last 6 rows 4 more times (46 sts)
Work even in Stockinette stitch until piece measures 11 inches (or desired length for sleeve) from the cast-on edge.

Shape Raglans:
Row 1 (RS): Bind off 3 sts, knit to end of row – (43 sts)
Row 2: Bind off 3 sts, purl to end of row – (40 sts)
Row 3: K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
Row 4: Purl.

Repeat last 2 rows 5 times more. (28 sts)

Next Row (RS): K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 – (26 sts)
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 9 times, end with a WS row.
Place remaining 8 stitches on a holder.

Finishing:

Sew the raglan seams. Sew the side and sleeve seams.

Collar:

From the Right Side with double pointed needles knit 16 Back sts from holder, knit 8 Sleeve sts from holder, pick up and knit 12 sts along Left Front neck edge, knit 8 Front neck sts from holder, pick up and knit 12 sts along Right Front neck edge, k8 Sleeve sts from holder – (64 sts)
Divide sts onto double pointed needles. Place marker for beg of round.

Work in K2, P2 ribbing for 1 1/2 inches. Bind off loosely.


Easy Cotton Toddler Sweater Knitting Pattern

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