Sweatshirt Jacket for Kids
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.)
- 16 sts and 22 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in st st using size 9 ndls (or size to give gauge).
- 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