Chuck baby and child unisex sweater - knitting pattern
This practical, unisex crew-neck sweater features a sophisticated and rich chevron motif, which is a nod to the famous zig-zag feature of the “Charlie Brown sweater.” Worked from the top-down entirely seamlessly with raglan sleeves, it is a breeze to knit. The brocade chevron motif is rewarding and quickly becomes intuitive to work. The motif can be omitted and leave the knitter with a great crew neck sweater template that could be personalized.
Construction: This sweater is knit seamlessly in the round from the top down. The neckline is shaped with a few short rows for a more comfortable fit. Once the yoke is completed, stitches are put on hold for the sleeves, then the body of the sweater is knit in the round, and features a chevron motif with twisted stitches. The sleeves are worked in the round. Please note: there is no chart in this pattern. The instructions for the chevron motif are written only.
Skills Required: Casting on, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, knitting in the round, picking up stitches, binding off, working twisted stitches, working short rows.
Sizes: 3mo (6mo, 12mo, 18mo // 2yo, 4yo, 6yo, 8yo) To fit chest: 16 (17, 18, 19 // 21, 23, 25, 26.5) inches or 40.5 (43, 45.5, 48.5 // 53.5, 58.5, 63.5, 67.5) cm. Garment chest: 17.25 (19.5, 20, 21.75 // 24.5, 26.75, 29, 29) inches or 44 (49.5, 51, 55 // 62, 68, 73.5, 73.5) cm
- knitting pattern (pdf file)
- US Imperial Measurements and Metric Measurements
- Sizes 3mo to 8yo
- Suitable for intermediate knitters
Materials you need at home:
Yarn requirements: Approximately 210 (350, 400, 425 // 450, 600, 700, 800) yds or 192 (383, 366, 389 // 411, 549, 640, 731) meters of worsted to aran weight merino or merino blend yarn.
Needles: - US 8 or 5mm 16-inch or 40cm circular needle for five smallest sizes, 24-inches or 60cm circular needle for three largest sizes (or size needed to match stockinette stitch gauge) - matching set of double pointed needles - US 7 or 4.5mm 16 inch or 40cm circular needle (or one size smaller than needles used to match stockinette gauge). - matching set of double pointed needles
Notions: - 4 stitch markers (I recommend using a different color marker for the BOR marker) - tapestry needle - 2 stitch holders or pieces of scrap yarn to hold sleeve stitches
Gauge: 18 sts x 26 rounds = 4 inches or 10cm in stockinette stitch in the round after blocking 18 sts x 30 rounds = 4 inches or 10cm in brocade chevron stitch in the round after blocking
Originally from France, I have been living abroad for as long as I can remember, with one brief parenthèse of Parisian life during my college years. After almost 12 years in the US, I am now living in Northern Germany with my husband and 2 kids.
I published my first pattern in 2008, and have been designing ever since, with a particular love for children’s knits that are timeless yet whimsical.