TRIO FOR TINY TOTS is a very simple sweater and a good basic staple garment for any child.
You have several variations to choose from, as it can be knit in stockinette stitch (model 1), in stockinette stitch with stripes (model 2), or in a simple pattern of knit and purl stitches (model 3).
The sweater is knit in the round from the bottom up. The sleeves are knit in the round on double pointed needles, before being joined to the sweater, at the beginning of the yoke.
As the stitch pattern on model 3 is slightly elastic, it is recommended to knit a small swatch, wash it and let it dry flat, and then measure it, to make sure the gauge is correct.
The sweater can be knitted in either LAMATWEED
Model 1 is worked in LAMATWEED
, Model 2 in LAMAULD
and model 3 in LAMATWEED
0 (1/2) 1 (2) 3 years.
Approx. 53-56 (58-61) 60-63 (62-66) 64-68 cm.
Length of body measured from under the arms:
Approx. 17 (19) 21 (23) 25 cm.
Model 1: LAMATWEED
, Model 2: LAMAULD
, model 3: LAMATWEED
Yarn alternative: LAMAULD
(50% llama and 50% wool) from CaMaRose.dk.
3 (3) 3 (4) 4 skeins. For model 2, you will need an extra skein in a contrasting colour for the stripes.
Suggested needle size:
5 mm circular needle (40 and 60 cm) for body, yoke and the ribbing in the neck, and 5 mm double pointed needles for the sleeves.
Approx. 17-18 sts x 24 rows = 10 x 10 cm in stockinette stitch on a 5 mm needle.
Note! The needle sizes are for guidance only. Always choose the needle size that gives you the correct gauge. Making a swatch before casting on is recommended, to ensure that you are using the needle size, that will give you the right fit.