Premier Yarns Knit for Kids Tee Top Sweater to Knit

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by Premier Yarns Design Team

Premier Yarns Knit for Kids Tee Top 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 with larger needle to knit a sweater that measures for 2 years, 4 years, 6 years, 8 years and 10 years. This translates approximately to 27 (28, 29, 30 and 31) inch across the chest and 14 (15-1/2, 17, 18-1/2, 20) 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 3 skeins of Spice Drop yarn to make this sweater in sizes 2 and 4 years; 4 skeins of Spice Drop yarn to make this sweater in sizes 6 and 8 years; 5 skeins of Spice Drop yarn to make this sweater in size 10 years. You will need 2 skeins of Neon Lights yarn to make this sweater in sizes 2 and 4 years; 3 skeins of Neon Lights yarn to make this sweater in sizes 6 and 8 years. You will need 4 skeins of Neon Lights 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.
  • 2
    With Spice Drop and smaller needles, cast on 66 (70, 74, 78, 82) sts. Knit 10 rows.
    Switch to Neon Lights and larger needles. Beginning with a purl (WS) row, work in St st until Back measures 8-1/2 (9-1/2, 10-1/2, 11-1/2, 12-1/2) inch from cast-on edge, ending with a WS row.
  • 3
    Sleeves and Yoke:
    Switch to Spice Drop.
    Row 1 (RS): Cast on 28 (30, 32, 34, 36) sts, knit across the row.
    Row 2 (WS): Cast on 28 (30, 32, 34, 36) sts, knit across the row – 122 (130, 138, 146, 154) sts.
    Row 3: Slip 1 knit wise, knit across row.
    Repeat 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 loosely.
    Front:
    Work as for Back.
  • 4
    Finishing:
    Sew shoulder seams leaving a 7 (7, 7-1/2, 7-1/2, 8-1/2) inch neck opening. Sew sleeve and sides together.
    Weave in ends.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Premier Yarns Ever Soft Spice Drop 104810662
  • Premier Yarns Ever Soft Neon Lights 104810634
  • Clover Takumi Bamboo Premium Knitting Needles Double Point 7 inch No. 7/4.50 mm 104236677
  • Clover Takumi Bamboo Premium Knitting Needles Double Point 7 inch No. 5/3.75 mm 104236695
  • Straight Needle
  • Tapestry Needle
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