Easy Super Bulky Kids Sweater Knitting Pattern- this cozy, hooded sweater knits up fast thanks to the super bulky yarn and large needles.
Knitting a sweater is a time-consuming process, so I thought I’d speed things along by using super bulky yarn. This pullover sweater features raglan sleeves and a ribbed hem, cuffs. There’s also a roomy Garter stitch hood. It’s warm, cozy, and ideal for winter weather.
This pattern is suited for beginner knitters. It consists of 4 separate pieces (front, back, and sleeves) that are stitched together when finished. The hood is picked up and knit on circular needles.
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Easy Super Bulky Kids Sweater Knitting Pattern
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick yarn in Kale (super bulky weight, 4 skeins)
Needles: Size US 13 single point knitting needles, Size US 13 circular, 16-inch knitting needles (for the hood)
Gauge: 2 inches = 4 sts.
Size: sweater will fit a size 5 or 6 clothing size
With the straight needles, cast on 36 sts and work 4 rows in K1, P1 ribbing.
Switch to Stockinette stitch and work until the piece measures 10 inches from the beginning.
Bind off 3 sts at beginning of the next 2 rows.
Decrease 1 st at each end of every other row 10 times.
Bind off the remaining 10 sts.
Work same as Back, including raglan shaping. AT SAME TIME, when the piece
measures 11 inches from the beginning, begin placket:
Next WS (purl) Row K center 2 sts.
Next WS Row K center 4 sts.
Next WS Row K center 6 sts.
Next RS Row Work half of sts; attach a separate ball of yarn and work the second half of stitches.
Next WS Row Purl to 4 sts before neck edge, k 4; on other side of Front, k 4, purl to end of row. Keeping Garter st trim on 4 neck edge sts on both sides, continue shaping raglan as for the Back until piece measures same as Back.
Place remaining 5 sts of each side on holders.
Cast on 16 sts and work 4 rows K1, P1 rib stitch. Work in Stockinette stitch
and increase 1 st at each end of row every four rows 1 time; then every 6 rows 6 times 24 (30 sts). Work even until the piece measures 14 inches from the beginning.
Bind off 3 sts at the beginning of the next 2 rows. Decrease 1 st at
each end every other row 10 times. Bind off the remaining 4 sts.
Sew the sleeves to the sweater body along raglan edges. Sew the side and the underarm seams.
Using circular needles, with the right side facing, pick up and knit 28 sts evenly around the neck, including the stitches on holders. Do not join the ends together. Work in Garter stitch and increase 1 st on each side of center back every 6 rows 4 times. Work until the hood measures 12 inches. Bind off the and sew the seam at the top of the hood.
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