Premier Yarns Knit for Kids Ribbed Sweater to Knit

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by Premier Yarns Design Team

Premier Yarns Knit for Kids Ribbed Sweater to Knit

Join A.C. Moore, World Vision, and Premier Yarns to wrap the world in warmth! We invite you to knit this adorable sweater for your child or for a child in need –-- either way, you’'re helping to make a difference. World Vision’'s Knit for Kids program provides warmth and comfort to children living in poverty across the world. You can donate this sweater, or any hand-made item, to Knit for Kids at all A.C. Moore locations. Premier Yarns is also generously donating a percentage of all Knit for Kids yarn sales to World Vision'’s international development and relief work. Stop in today and see the manager for more information. Click here for more details and projects.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 20 sts x 26 rows (4 inch) in St st to knit a sweater that measures for 2 years, 4 years, 6 years, 8 years and 10 years. This translates approximately to 24-1/2 (26, 27-1/2, 29, 31) inch across the chest and 15 (16-1/2, 18, 19-1/2, 21) inch in length. Save time, check your gauge. If the hook or needle listed under supplies does not work, use the size that allows you to obtain the required gauge.
    You will need 2 skeins of Red yarn to make this sweater in sizes 2 and 4 years; 3 skeins of Red yarn to make this sweater in sizes 6 and 8 years; 4 skeins of Red yarn to make this sweater in size 10 years. You will need 1 skein of Grey yarn to make this sweater in sizes 2, 4 and 6 years; 2 skeins of Grey yarn to make this sweater in sizes 8 and 10 years. You will need 1 skein of White yarn to make this sweater in sizes 2, 4, 6 and 8 years and 2 skeins of White yarn to make this sweater in size 10 years. Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow a pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.
    Download the template for abbreviations and stitches not explained elsewhere.
    Special stitches and abbreviations:
    1x1 Ribbing (multiple of 2 sts + 1) =
    Row 1 (RS): * K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.
    Row 2: *P1, k1; rep from * to last st, p1.
    Rep Rows 1-2 for patt.
  • 2
    Body (make 2):
    With Grey and smaller needles, cast on 61 (65, 69, 73, 77) sts.
    Beginning with Row 1, work in 1x1 Ribbing for 8 (10, 10, 10, 10) rows.
    Switch to larger needles and St st.
    *Work 2 rows in Grey, work 2 rows in White; rep from * until Body measures 9-1/2 (10-1/2, 11-1/2, 12-1/2, 13-1/2) inch, ending with a WS row.
  • 3
    Sleeves and Yoke:
    Switch to Red.
    Row 1 (RS): Cast on 32 (34, 36, 38, 40) sts, knit across – 93 (99, 105, 111, 117) sts.
    Row 2 (WS): Cast on 32 (34, 36, 38, 40) sts, knit across – 125 (133, 141, 149, 157) sts.
    Row 3: Sl 1 st knit-wise, knit across. Rep Row 3, until Sleeve measures 5-1/2 (6, 6-1/2, 7, 7-1/2) inch, ending with a WS row. Bind off all sts.
  • 4
    Finishing:
    Sew shoulder seams leaving a 7 (7, 7-1/2, 7-1/2, 8) inch neck opening.
    Sew sleeve and side seams.
    Weave in ends.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Premier Yarns Ever Soft Red 104810626
  • Premier Yarns Ever Soft White 104810650
  • Premier Yarns Ever Soft Grey 104810666
  • Clover Takumi Bamboo Premium Knitting Needles Double Point 7 inch No. 4/3.5 mm 104236694
  • Clover Takumi Bamboo Premium Knitting Needles Double Point 7 inch No. 5/3.75 mm 104236695
  • Tapestry Needle
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