This sweater is quick and interesting to knit, with minimal finishing. The claw cables, one of which travels up the back and over the hood like a dragon’s dorsal ridge, add to the organic feel of the design. The hood and the thickness added by the cables make this a cozy sweater for chilly days. Instructions are given for both long-sleeve and vest versions.
This pattern is also available in the Quick Baby and Toddler Sweaters Pattern Collection, which also includes the Cocoon Sweater and Fireside Jacket, for $12.00. All three patterns are knit seamlessly from the bottom up with aran or bulky weight yarns for quickly finished sweaters.
4” = 16.5 sts and 20.5 rows in Stocking Stitch on larger needles
2 years(4 years, 6 years)
Chest: 23”(25”, 27.5”)
Body Length: 13.5”(15.25”, 16.5”)
Sleeve Length: 9”(10”, 11.5”)
Sweater: 450(550, 650) yards aran weight yarn
Vest: 360(460, 560) yards aran weight yarn
US 6 (4mm) and 8 (5mm) 24-29” circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge and 2 sizes smaller
US 6 (4mm) and 8 (5mm) sets of 4 double-pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge and 2 sizes smaller
stitch holders or scrap yarn
10”(12”, 14”) separating zipper in color similar to yarn, if possible
sewing needle and thread in color similar to yarn