Based on motifs and the classic scalloped edge seen in Latvian mittens, this modified drop-shoulder child’s sweater is knitted in the round with steeks worked for the armholes and neck. The steeks are machine-stitched and cut, and the sleeves (knitted from the cuff up) have a facing to hide most of the cut edges. (I have created a video to show how to sew and cut this garment.) The lower motif on the sleeves and body use three colors in a round for only six rounds with the remainder worked in two colors per round. Knitted in Green Mountain Spinnery’s Weekend Wool (www.spinnery.com), or other heavy worsted weight yarn, this is a quick and fun knit. Enjoy!
Photo courtesy Gale Zucker.
Children’s sizes: 4 (6-7, 10-12, 14)
Finished Chest Measurements
Approximately 25 (28.5, 32, 36) “/ 63.5 (72.5, 81.5, 91.5) cm
Green Mountain Spinnery’s Weekend Wool, (140 yds/ 128m/ skein):
Color A (Pumpkin #7762): 2 (3, 4, 5) skeins
Color B (Blue Jay #7797): 1 (2, 3, 3) skeins
Color C (Spruce #7768): 1 (1, 2, 2) skeins
US size 6 / 4 mm double-pointed and circular needles 16″
and 24″ /40 and 60 cm long. (For the two largest sizes, substitute a 32″ long US size 6 needle for the 24″ one.)
Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle, waste yarn, sewing machine, thread
Gauge in two-color Stockinette stitch: 20 sts and 28 rows over 4″ / 10 cm.