Astrid and Virgil Sweaters
Originally published as the June 2012 pattern for Twisted’s Itty Bitty Baby Knits Club in October 2012.
Astrid and Virgil are two young ones who are always on the go… Nothing can keep them from making their marks on the world, and what better way to do it than in style. The Astrid and Virgil sweaters are a pair of sweet little top-down raglan pullovers, both with their own flair. The Astrid sweater is accented with a subtle puff sleeve, a ruffle at the hem, and picot detail. The Virgil sweater has simple styling and bold chest-down stripes. Great sweaters for play… and a wee bit of trouble.
Yarn for Astrid - 300 (325, 425, 500) yards fingering weight yarn for main color; 30 (30, 50, 50) yards fingering weight yarn for contrasting color. Shown in Black Trillium Trinity Sock colorway Astrid (black/pink/blue) and A Verb for Keeping Warm Creating colorway Asterix (silver). Also shown in Big Alice Polka Sock colorway Swim with the Fishes (blue) and 45° North colorway Hefeweisen (gold).
Yarn for Virgil - 190 (200, 230, 260) yards fingering weight yarn for main color; 80 (90, 120, 150) yards fingering weight yarn for contrasting color. Shown in Black Trillium Merilon colorway Shannon (green) and 45° North colorway Hefeweisen (gold).
Needles - US #2/2.75mm 16” circular & set of double pointed (or size to get gauge).
Notions - Tapestry needle, stitch markers (4), waste yarn.
Skill level - Advanced beginner (knitting in the round, picking up stitches).