Have you always wanted to learn how to make a sweater? Yes!
Knitting is about learning new techniques and one great way to learn how to make a full-size sweater is to start with a tiny one. Our new KAL will be just that! Learn all the basic steps of making a raglan sleeve sweater in while making the Easy As ABC Baby Sweater. This tiny sweater takes just three balls of our Wooly Worsted yarn and is packed with techniques!
What will I learn?
In the Easy As ABC knit along you'll learn all the basic steps of making a top-down raglan sweater. The is a pullover sweater and will be worked from the neck down to the body and sleeves all in the round. There are no seams in this sweater! When you cast off your last stitch you will be done!
Here are some learning highlights of the KAL:
- Knitting in the round
- Left and right leaning increases
- Raglan shaping
- Using double-pointed knitting needles
- Placing stitches on a holder
- Plus other tips and tricks!
What supplies do I need?
The Easy As ABC Baby Sweater knitting pattern comes in three sizes so you'll need to choose the little baby you're going to make it for. These are the sizes available: 6 months (12 months, 18-24 months).
6 months: 17.5"
12 months: 20"
18-24 months: 22.5"
The yarn amounts vary for each size so please choose the: Wooly Worsted Washable yarn colors you'd like to use! The sample in the photo is the 6 month size and knit with 2 skeins of Cotton Candy as Color A and 1 skein of Wheat as Color B.
Color A: 2(2, 3) skeins of Wooly Worsted.
Color B: 1(2, 2) skeins of Wooly Worsted.
This baby sweater is knit entirely in the round so we will be using small circular needles and double-pointed knitting needles. You will need:
US 7 double-pointed knitting needles
US 7 16" circular knitting needles
US 8 double-pointed knitting needles
US 8 16" circular knitting needles
Extra supplies and notions include 4 stitch markers, a darning needle for weaving in yarn ends and stitch holders or extra yarn for holding stitches.
The gauge for this pattern is 20 stitches over 4" using the larger size US 8 needle. Gauge is not very critical for this pattern because it is a baby sweater and babies grow but if you know you are a loose knitter or on the tighter side, please take the time to check your gauge before casting on.
When do we start?!
We start on Tuesday, February 10th! Let's do this thing! The first post will be ready for your knitting fingers at 10 am Eastern. Here's the lineup:
- Tuesday 2/10: Cast on, join in the round, knit neck ribbing.
- Thursday 2/12: Set up raglan, work stripes and increases.
- Tuesday 2/17: Divide for sleeves and work body.
- Thursday 2/19: Pick up and knit sleeves on DPNs.
- Tuesday 2/24: Finishing and blocking.
What colors will you choose! Leave a note here to say hello!