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Garter Stitch Stripes

Knit this simple child's sweater in wool and again in cotton.

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Garter-stitch stripes make this classic, simple-to-knit, drop-shoulder children's sweater one that can be worn with pleasure by girls and boys alike. In soft washable wool or carefree cotton, it's quick to knit and comfortable to wear. It's sized from four to fourteen years (and beyond) so you can make one for just about any child or teen you know who'd like a quick slip-over-the-head sweater to play or party in.
Finished Size: 31 (33, 35, 37, 39)" (79 [84, 89, 94, 99] cm) chest circumference. Pullovers shown measure 33" and 37" (84 and 94 cm).
Yarn: Mission Falls 1824 Wool (100% merino; 85 yd [78 m]/50 g): #13 curry (dark orange; A), #8 earth (brown; B), and #11 poppy (red), 3 (4, 4, 4, 5) balls each (shown below). Shown opposite in Mission Falls 1824 Cotton (100% cotton; 84 yd [77 m]/50 g): #207 chili (A), #302 wintergreen (B), and #105 graphite (C).
Yarn weight: #4 - Medium
Gauge: 16 sts and 32 rows = 4" (10 cm) in garter st.
Needles: Size 8 (5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); tapestry needle.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits Winter 2003

SKU: EP1147

Author/Speaker/Editor: Kennita Tully

Format: eProject