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Free Knitting Pattern: Child's Sweater

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern #: 1306AD
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)

SIZE: 24 months (2 yrs), Child 4, Child 5-6, Child 7-8

Finished chest 26 (28, 30, 32)inches

Note: 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 pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

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Your favorite child will be proud to parade around in this cuddly color-blocked sweater. The turtleneck will keep her warm even on the on the coldest days! Best news -- it’s a Quick Knit!

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Color (A)
Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 640-114: Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Denim
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Color (B)
Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®

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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Fisherman Blossom Russet Glacier Sky Blue Cobalt Navy Raspberry
Denim Taupe Oatmeal Barley Grass Lemongrass Pumpkin Spice
Apricot Cranberry Claret Fig Eggplant Charcoal Graphite Black
Grey Marble Obsidian Mustard Peacock Cilantro Butterscotch Denim Twist Celebration
Cabernet Constellation Gemstone Galaxy Poinsettia Mystical Starlight Wheat
Wood Sequoia Mesquite Granite Sandstone Marble Blackstone Jungle
Desert Flamingo Toucan Parakeet Monarch Seagull Blue Jay Purple Martin
Bluebird Raven Winter Sky Camouflage Tangerine Wild Strawberry Blueberry Abalone
Licorice Grape Acai Spearmint Toffee Peppermint Hoosiers Hoyas
Crimson Tigers Huskies Spartans Red Beacon Checkerboard Moonlight Hudson Bay
*Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (Article #640). Solids, Heathers, Twists, Prints, Stripes: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool;
Wheat & Wood: 86% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 4% Rayon;
Oatmeal & Barley & Grey Marble: 82% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 8% Rayon;
Metallics: 79% Acrylic, 20% Wool, 1% Metallic Poly; package size: Solids, Heathers, Twists, Tweeds: 6 oz./170g (106 yd/97 m)
Prints, Stripes: 5 oz./140g (87 yd/80 m)
Metallics: 5 oz./140g (92 yd/84 m)

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•  640-114 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Denim
$ 18.98 (2, 2, 3) 
Note: A
•  640-138 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Cranberry
$ 18.98 (2, 2, 2) 
Note: B
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 13 [9 mm]   $ 5.95  
Lion Brand Size 13 [9 mm] 29-inch [75 cm] Circular Knitting Needles   $ 11.49  
Lion Brand Stitch Holders   $ 5.99  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  

Child's Sweater

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®


9 sts + 12 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Stockinette St (k on RS, p on WS). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between the needles and placing it onto the left needle.Work this new stitch through the back loop.


When changing colors, twist yarn on WS to prevent holes.


With A, cast on 31 (33, 35, 39) sts.
Row 1 (RS): *K 1, p 1; rep from *, end k 1.
Row 2 (WS): *P 1, k 1; rep from *, end p 1. Rep last 2 rows twice more. Cont in St st until piece measures 14 (15, 17, 19)" from beg, end after WS row.

Shape Shoulders and Back neck: Bind off 5 (6, 7, 7) sts at beg of row, k 6 (6, 6, 7), place center 9 (9, 9, 11) sts on a holder for Back Neck; join second ball of yarn and k to end. Working both sides AT THE SAME TIME;
Next row (WS): Bind off 5 (6, 7, 7) sts, p to end.
Next row (RS): Bind off 6 (6,6, 7) sts, k other side.
Next row: Bind off rem 6 (6, 6, 7) sts.


With A, cast on 31 (33, 35, 39) sts.Work rib as for back.
Next row: With A, k 10 (11, 12, 13) sts; join B and k 11 (11, 11, 11, 13) sts; join A and k 10 (11, 12, 13) sts.Work vertical stripes in St st as established.Work even until piece measures 12 1⁄2(13 1⁄2, 15 1⁄2 , 17 1⁄2)" from beg, end after WS row.

Shape Front neck and Shoulders: Left side (RS) K 13 (14, 15, 16), place remaining 18 (19, 20, 23) sts on a holder.
Next row (WS): Bind off 2 sts at neck edge, p to end. Repeat this row once more – 11 (12, 13, 14) sts remain.Work even until piece measures same as Back to shoulder, shape shoulder as for Back. Place sts from holder onto needle, leaving center 5 (5, 5, 7) sts on holder.
Shape right side as left, reversing shaping.

With B cast on 15 (17, 19, 19) sts.Work rib as for back. Cont in St st for 2 rows.
Next row (RS): K 1, M1, k to last st, M1, k1. Repeat, increasing 1 st at each edge every 6 rows 5 (5,5, 6) times more – 27 (29, 31, 33) sts.Work even until piece measures 101⁄2 (12, 13, 14)" from beg. Bind off.


Sew shoulder seams. With B, circular needles, and RS facing, work across 9 (9, 9, 11) sts from Back Neck holder, pick up 6 sts from side neck, work across 5 (5, 5, 7) sts from Front Neck holder, pick up 6 sts from side neck – 26 (26, 26, 30) sts. Join round and work around in k1, p1 Rib until ribbing measures 6". Bind off loosely in rib.


Place markers on front and back 6 (61⁄4, 63⁄4, 7)" down from shoulder seams. Sew sleeves between markers. Sew sleeve and side seams.Weave in loose ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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Child's Sweater Reviewed by LISA WRIGHT on 2010-02-21 *****
great yarn- knitted up easily and looked exactly like the picture.

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