Adventures With Rainbows
Adventures with Rainbows is a fun sweater that kids are sure to love! Constructed simply with the advanced beginner in mind, this sweater is worked seamlessly from the top down. It features a circular yoke that is very easy to knit and attractive twisted stitch ribbing. Rainbow stripes circling the yoke, forearms and waist add unique detail! The instructions include both inches and metric measurements.
“He has had many compliments on his new sweater. Everybody loves it. I have had some people ask me when the pattern will be released so I will let them know when it is. It’s a great sweater and I am very happy with it. Good luck on your pattern release and thanks once again for letting me test. My boy got a wonderful sweater out of the deal…It fits very well and is well proportioned…It came out exactly to the measurements specified in the pattern.” -Trish88
“Thanks for letting me test! My daughter wears her sweater EVERY DAY!” -scrapandsewon
Worsted weight in solid color and various colored scraps. 10 colors for 12-24 months and 2-3 years.
Up to 10-12 colors for 3-4 years, 10-14 colors for 5-6 and 7-8 years. Or, just use a gradient, self striping yarn or even a solid to cut down on ends to weave in. Or if desired, this is a great pattern to use as a base for your own customization - you can even omit the stripes if you choose.
Approx 450yds (411m) for 12-24 months
500yds (457m) for 2-3 years
600yds (549m) for 3-4years,
700yds (640m)for 5-6years
800yds (732m) for 7-8 years.
Approx 2oz 56g scrap yarns,self-striping gradient or solid yarn for stripes for largest size7-8y, less needed for smaller sizes.
Finished chest circumferences according to age (customizable):
12-24 months: 24” (61cm)
2-3 years: 26.4” (67cm)
3-4 years: 27.2” (69cm)
5-6 years: 28.8” (73.2cm)
7-8 years 31.2” (79.2cm)
Suggested needle sizes:
For Ribbing: US 4 (3.5mm), 16” circular.
To meet gauge of 5spi: US Size 6 (4mm), 24” circular or 29” circular for largest 3 sizes.
For stretchy collar cast on and bind-offs: US Size 8 (5mm) - 10 (6mm), 16” circular.