Sweatshirt Jacket for Kids by Dawn Brocco
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Sweatshirt Jacket for Kids

Knitting
January 2002
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 9 - 5.5 mm
750 - 1375 yards (686 - 1257 m)
4 / 6 / 8 / 10 / 12
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About the Design:
After I reworked the Sweatshirt Jacket pattern (that was originally in Fall ’96 Knitter’s magazine) with a lighter weight yarn, for the Sweatshirt Jacket for Women pattern, I decided that children could use such a jacket, as well.

This children’s jacket version (in 5 sizes) is made with just 1 strand of Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Bulky, and, though it is warm, it is not as heavy a jacket as the original.

With this yarn, a tighter gauge than usual, is a good thing to consider, as it is a single ply yarn. I wanted children to be able to wear the jacket, without having it pill excessively. Tighter gauges help to ward off pilling.

Sizes: 4 / 6 / 8 / 10 / 12

Yarn: Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Bulky, 85% wool/15% mohair, 125 yds/4 oz pull skeins, 3 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 5 skeins M-100 Supreme Purple (C1) and 3 / 4 / 5 / 5 / 6 skeins M-65 Sapphire (C2), or colors of your choice.

If making a one-color jacket, you’ll need 6 / 6 / 8 / 9 / 11 skeins.)

Gauges:

  1. 16 sts and 22 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in st st using size 9 ndls (or size to give gauge).
  2. 16 sts and 32 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in Close Stitch patt, using size 9 ndls (or size to give gauge. To save time, take time to check gauges.

Substitute Yarn Wt: Bulky wt.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Happy Knitting!
Dawn