The very simplicity in knitting and wearing it will quickly make it the go-to pattern or sweater for all of us. The pattern I am working on right now is for infant sizing but I am planning to develop this knitting pattern for children sizes as well as adults and plus sizes.
The elegant look and simple styling of this pattern is apparent at first glance but the true beauty from the knitter’s perspective is the method and simplicity of knitting it.
It begins at the top with a very simple but surprisingly well contured hood and goes directly into the neckband and so forth down the body. The sleeves are divided from the body stitches to be worked after the body is finished and the underarm sts are picked up, thus eliminating any sewing or finishing other than one simple seam at the top of the hood.
Bonus: 3 needle bind off illustrated tutorial
I’m doing it in an amazing 50/50 blend of Merino wool and angora rabbit. You can’t see the cable detail at the raglan “seams” quite as well but the wonder of the angora more than makes up for this missing detail.
Infant – Small [Med, Large] approximate age – 0-6 months [9-12 months, 18-24 months]
Finished Chest: 21 [23, 25] inches – 54 [58, 63] cm
Body Length: 10.25 [12, 14] inches – 26 [30, 35] cm
Sleeve Length from underarm: 6 [6.5, 7] inches – 15 [16, 18] cm
This garment is designed with an easy fit, similar to a sweatshirt. Your new go-to sweater
Recommended needle sizes
- 4.5mm (US 7) 16-20 inch long circular needle (16″ is a better length for smaller sizes)
- 5mm (US 8) 16-20 inch circular needle
- set of 4 double pointed needles (dpns) in size 5mm (US 8)
- stitch holders or lengths of yarn
- stitch markers or bits of yarn
18 sts and 24 rows per 4 inches (10 cm) in stocking stitch on the larger needles.