Seamless Kimono (Infant + Toddler Sizing)
This stylish & practical sweater is knit from the top down without a single seam to sew! The border is picked up afterward allowing you the option of using a coordinating color. Pattern includes several design options including instructions for stripes and a textured central band, borders in seed or garter stitch and two types of button closures. With three sleeve lengths and sizing from NB-2T, this will become your kids’ year round go-to sweater. Pattern is suitable for the beginning knitter and is a great choice for a first sweater project!
This pattern is also available here in extended child sizing 3-12.
This pattern was updated 11/9/11. If you purchased the pattern on Ravlery you can update your file by visiting your library and clicking on the UPDATE button next to your existing file. If you purchased this pattern elsewhere on the net and would like the updated version, please email me at carina at carinaspencer dot com with your purchase information -- reciept or date of purchase and email address -- so I can verify your purchase and send you the update.
Sizes + Fit
Directions are written for NB with changes for larger sizes in parentheses as follows: NB (3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 18 months, 24 months, 2T)
Sweater fits best with at least 1” and up to 3” of positive ease in the chest.
Finished + Blocked Measurements:
Chest: 16 (17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22)”
Length: 8½ (9½, 10½, 11½, 12½, 13½, 14½)”
Neck Width: 3 (3½, 3½, 3¾, 3¾, 4¼, 4¼)”
Sleeve: 5½ (6, 6½, 7½, 8, 8½, 8½)”
In stockinette stitch 19 sts and 25 rows = 4” using the larger needle size.
Yarn: In worsted to aran weight yarn you will need approximately 250 (270, 290, 320, 360, 400, 450) yards or 230 (245, 265, 295, 330, 365, 415) meters for a long sleeved sweater. If you choose a contrasting color (CC) yarn for the borders, it should be about 20% of your total yardage. The optional textured band uses about 15% of total yardage and yarn is referred to as Color C. Samples shown were knit with Dream In Color Classy.
NOTES FOR STRIPES: If you choose to work the sweater in stripes with CC borders your yarn should be divided as follows: Color A = 40%, Color B = 40%, CC = 20%
Needles: Double pointed needles (or needles appropriate for your preferred method of small circumference circular knitting) and circular needles in US sizes 8 (5mm) and 6 (4mm) or size required to obtain gauge and two sizes smaller. You will be knitting flat on these circular needles, so exact length is not critical, but at least 24” (60cm) long for comfort.
Notions: Scrap yarn, 4 stitch markers, darning needle for weaving in ends, and either 2 buttons about ⅝” - ¾” (1½ – 2 cm) in diameter or 1 button of any size.
Techniques & Stitches Used
single cast on (also known as “backward loop cast-on”) or your preferred method of casting on stitches to the right tip of the needle mid-row.
use of stitch markers
increase (KFB, M1R, M1L)
decrease (K2tog, SSK, psso)
pick up stitches
knitting in the round
button loop (tutorial provided)