Toddler Sweater

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Toddler Sweater

designed by Darlene Dale
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12 mos
24" [61 cm]
12.5" [31.5 cm]
18 mos
28" [71 cm]
14" [35.5 cm]
2 yrs
31" [79 cm]
16.5" [42 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $25.07

Step 1:

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Size:

  • 12 mos
  • 18 mos
  • 2 yrs
Chest
24" [61 cm]
Length
12.5" [31.5 cm]

Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Master Color (MC)

Simply Soft | Country Blue, 9710Edit Color
$0.00

Contrast Color (CC)

Simply Soft Paints | Select your Shade, Edit Color
$0.00

Aluminum Crochet Hook 6"

Size G6/4.25mm
$1.99

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 7/4.5mm
$3.95

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 8/5mm
$3.95

Aluminum Crochet Hook 6"

Size F5/3.75mm
$1.99

Bent Tip Steel Yarn Needles

Sizes 13 & 16 2/Pkg
$2.50

Aluminum Stitch Holder

1-3/4" 1/Pkg
$2.70

Bead Stitch Markers

Pink 3/Pkg
$7.99

Materials not included in this kit:

Stuffing - polyfill

Row counter (optional)

Split ring markers

Sewing needle and thread to match Country Blue yarn

Four 1" toggle buttons (sample used is JHB#1785)

The materials for this project cost $25.07

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Chest
12 mos 24" [61 cm]
18 mos 28" [71 cm]
2 yrs 31" [79 cm]
Length
12 mos 12.5" [31.5 cm]
18 mos 14" [35.5 cm]
2 yrs 16.5" [42 cm]

MATERIALS

Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
Sizes18 mos2 yrs 
Master Color (MC)
Country Blue (9710)
34
Simply Soft Paints
Sizes12 mos18 mos2 yrs 
Contrast Color (CC)
()
123

GAUGE

In Garter st using smaller needles, 18 sts and 24 rows = 4"/10cm

In Brick pattern using larger needles, 16 sts and 24 rows = 4"/10cm

INSTRUCTIONS

Brick Pattern(multiple of 6 + 2)

Row 1 (RS): With MC, knit.

Row 2: With MC, purl.

Row 3: With CC, * k5, sl 1 k; repeat from * across, ending with k2.

Row 4: With CC, p2, *sl 1 p, p5; repeat from * across.

Rows 5 and 6: Repeat Rows 1 and 2.

Row 7: With CC, k2, * sl 1 k, k5; repeat from * across.

Row 8: With CC, p5, * sl 1 p, p5; repeat from * across, ending with sl 1, p2.

Repeat Rows 1-8 rows for Brick pattern.

 

NOTE

Carry yarn along side of work to avoid loose ends.

 

BACK

With MC and smaller needles, CO 50 (56, 62) sts. 

Work 4 rows Garter st. Change to larger needles and CC. 

Starting with Row 3, work in Brick pattern until piece measures 7 (8, 10)” from beginning. 

Place marker each end of last row for armholes.

Continue in pattern until piece measures approximately 12 1/2" (14, 16 1/2)” from beginning, end with Row 2 or 6. BO all sts.

 

RIGHT FRONT

With MC and smaller needles, CO 26 (26, 32) sts. 

Work 4 rows Garter st. Change to larger needles and CC.

Work same as Back until piece measures 7 (8, 10)" from beginning.

Place marker at end of RS row for armhole.  

Continue in pattern for 3 1/2” more, ending with a RS row.

Shape Neck

(WS) Work pattern across 22 (22, 28) sts, put remaining 4 sts on a holder. 

Dec 1 st at neck edge every RS rows until 17 (19, 23) sts remain. Work until piece measures 12 1/2 (14, 16 1/2)” from beginning, end with WS row. BO.

 

LEFT FRONT

Work same as Right Front, reversing neck shaping. 

Marker for armhole will at beginning of RS row.

 

SLEEVES

With MC and smaller needles, CO 36 (36, 42) sts. 

Work 4 rows Garter st. Change to larger needles and CC.

Starting with Row 3, work in Brick pattern, inc 1 st each end every 8 (6, 6) rows 4 (6, 5) times – 44 (48, 52) sts. Work even until sleeve measures approximately 9 (10, 12)" from beginning, ending with Row 2 or 6.  BO all sts loosely.

 

FINISHING

Sew shoulder seams. Set in Sleeves between the markers. Sew side and Sleeve seams. Using yarn needle, weave in ends.

Collar

With RS facing, using MC and larger needles, k4 sts from Right Front holder, pick up and k15 (17, 19) sts along neck edge, k16 (18, 22) sts from Back neck, pick up and k15 (17, 19) sts along Left Front neck, k4 sts from Left Front holder – 54 (60, 68) sts. Work 4 rows Garter st. Knit next row, inc 8 sts evenly across – 62 (68, 76) sts. Work Garter st until collar measures 2 1/2 (3, 3 1/2)" from beginning, ending with WS row. BO loosely.

Front Bands

Starting at Right Front lower edge with MC and smaller needles, pick up and approximately k50 (56, 60) sts evenly up Right Front. Work 4 (6, 4) rows Garter st. BO.

Work Left Front band same as Right Front band.

Buttonloops

With MC and crochet hook, leaving a 2 1/2" tail, chain 10 sts, then end off leaving another 2 1/2" tail.  Note: You will use these tails to join the loops to Left Front of jacket.  Place loops evenly along Left Front in center of band and tie on in place using yarn tails.

Sew buttons to Right Front in center of band matching the loops. Using a needle and thread, tack down the loops near the front edge of bands, so buttons won't slip out of the loops.