Adventures With Rainbows by Jennifer Steingass
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Adventures With Rainbows

March 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
450 - 800 yards (411 - 732 m)
12-24 months, 2-3 years, 3-4 years 5-6 years, 7-8 years
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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.

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.

Yarn Requirements:
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.