The Peekaboo Sweater
The Peekaboo Sweater is a raglan sweater with a ‘peekaboo’ v-neck design on the front. You have the option to use 1 or 2 colors, and make it short or long sleeved. It is knit from the top down, and also includes slipped stitches along the raglan increases. Made out of fingering weight yarn, it’s a sweater that will work well in spring or fall, and designed for children of any age.
This pattern is Easy-Intermediate in difficulty. Intermediate techniques and stitches used include: i-cord, picking up stitches, back-loop cast on, m1L, m1R, k2tog, ssk, 1/1LC, 1/1RC, and slipping a stitch. All techniques are explained in the pattern, except for picking up stitches.
Actual Chest Measurement: 21 (23, 25, 26.5, 28) inches 53 (58.5, 63.5, 67, 71) cm
Finished Garment Chest Measurement: 22 (24, 26, 27.5, 29) inches 56 (61, 66, 70, 74) cm
Yarn: Solid Sweater (yarn shown is Twill Fingering in Crabapple from Knit Picks):
Long Sleeves 800 950, 1100, 1340, 1560 yds/ 730 870, 1010, 1230, 1430 m of fingering weight yarn
Short Sleeves 550 650, 760, 910, 1060 yds/ 500 600, 700, 830, 970 m of fingering weight yarn.
Multi-Colored Sweater (yarn shown is Stroll Tonal in Poppy Field for the MC and Stroll Hand Painted in Gumball for the CC, both from Knit Picks) :
Long Sleeves MC: 700 840, 970, 1180, 1380 yds/ 640 770, 890, 1080, 1260 m of fingering weight yarn.
CC: 100 110, 130, 160, 180 yds/ 90 100, 120, 150, 170 m of fingering weight yarn.
Short Sleeves MC: 450 540, 630, 750, 880 yds/ 410 500, 580, 680, 800 m of fingering weight yarn
CC: Same as long sleeves
Gauge: 32 stitches and 43 rows to 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch on the 3 mm needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
- Pattern includes written and charted instructions
- Measurements are in cm and inches
- Easy-Intermediate in difficulty
Materials you need at home:
- 3mm circular needles; 16”/40 cm for the smaller sizes, 24”/60 cm for the larger sizes
- US 2/2.75mm circular needles, 16”/40 cm for the smaller sizes, 24”/60 cm for the larger sizes
- DPNs in both 3mm and US2/2.75mm
- 7 stitch markers
- Tapestry needle, cable 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.