Chutes and Ladders is one of the first and easiest games my kids learned to play, and inspired the pattern of this sweater. The purl/stockinette ‘ladders’ are along the front, and the purled ‘chutes’ go along the side of the sweater.
Made out of thick and squishy worsted yarn, this raglan sweater knits up quickly and easily. The design includes cuffed sleeves and slip-stitch detail along the raglan increases, and is meant to be slightly oversized in fit. It makes a great, warm sweater for any child and has sizes for children aged 2-10.
This pattern is Easy-Intermediate in difficulty. Intermediate techniques and stitches used include: back-loop cast on, m1L, m1R, k2tog, ssk, and slipping a stitch. All techniques are explained in the pattern, except for picking up stitches.
- Pattern includes written instructions
- Advanced Beginner in difficulty, all stitches are explained
- Includes metric and imperial measurements
Materials you need at home:
- US 6/4mm Circular needles; 16-24 inches/40-60 cm, depending on size
- US 7/4.5mm Circular needles; 16-24 inches/40-60 cm, depending on size
- DPNs in both sizes
- 5 stitch markers, tapestry needle, and waste yarn
Golden Pine Creations
I first learned to knit to avoid homework, and now I knit and crochet to avoid housework :D
I first learned to knit so I could take a break from my college classes with something productive. I gradually improved and found I enjoyed designing my own patterns. Everything I design is something I would wear, or would have my children wear. I love simple and elegant designs, and I strive to make my patterns doable for those with little experience knitting or crocheting.