Knits for Little Scamps – volume 1

2 (4) 6 (8) 10 years

Sweater, chest: 25¼ (28) 29½ (31½) 33 in.
Total length: 13¾ (15¾) 17¾ (19¾) 21¾ in.
Sleeve length: 9¾ (11¾) 13 (14¼) 15¼ in.

Stockinette stitch on a 5 mm (US8) circular needle
17 sts and 22 rows = 4 x 4 in.

Peruvian Highland Wool by Filcolana
(100% wool; 109 yards pr. 50 g)

5 mm (US8) + 4 mm (US6)

photo by Signe Strømgaard

photo by Signe Strømgaard

I learned to knit when my son Aksel was little and new. He did not stay little for long, though – in fact, he grew out of all of his clothes with amazing speed. For this reason I spent quite a lot of time looking for a sweater pattern that I could use again and again to knit sweaters in still larger sizes. A simple pattern I could use for different yarns in the same gauge, and work in different colors and patterns. I never found this pattern, but the search inspired me to start working on my own knitting patterns.


photo by Signe Strømgaard

photo by Signe Strømgaard

This simple raglan sweater is the pattern, I never managed to find back then. The pattern is straight forward and the design is simple and practical. I have worked the design in good wool yarn with a yardage around 110 yards per 50 g, which is a type most local yarn stores stock. There design has potential for an almost infinite number of variations – stripes, contrast edges, a pattern or even a face as on Fidusmager.

Lurifax is knit in the round from the top down. The absolute best thing about working a sweater from the top down is that you so easily adjust the length of body and sleeves to fit the child – so even if they have a growth spurt while the project is on the needles, it will still fit.

Fusentast is designed with the same basic idea in mind.

– Signe

Lurifax on Ravelry

photo by Signe Strømgaard

photo by Signe Strømgaard