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)
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.
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.