What’s a knitter in the midst of a baby boom to do? Knit practical little sweaters, of course!
This sweater duo is designed to take full advantage of the rainbow of easy care fingering-weight yarns. The necks open up so that big baby heads pop through with ease and playtime can resume.
The easy knits and purls motif is inspired by the “flying geese” pattern in quilting, and this pattern’s name by the designer's mother’s favorite thing to call a goofy child...
275 [330, 385, 440, 490, 620] yards/251 [302, 352, 402, 448, 567] meters fingering-weight yarn.
Blue (Ganders) shown in Quince & Co. Finch, colorway Bird’s Egg.
Purple (Geese) shown in Quince & Co. Finch, colorway Crocus.
Pink (Geese) shown in HiKoo CoBaSi Fingering, colorway 014 Framboise.
US #4/3.5mm (or size to get gauge) 16”/40cm circular needle for working in the round AND same size for working small circumferences (either two circulars, one long circular for magic loop, or double points).
28 stitches = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch, after blocking
Intermediate (knitting in the round, increasing, decreasing, grafting)
To fit 3 [6, 12, 18 months, 2, 4 years]. Finished chest measurement 18 [19, 20, 21, 22, 23]”/ 46 [48, 51, 53, 56, 58] cm.
Version 6/2/14 - Originally published.
Version 8/8/14 - Changes: