Christmas Tree Sweater KAL by Ewelina Murach

Christmas Tree Sweater KAL

Knitting
November 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
514 - 1192 yards (470 - 1090 m)
2 (4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14) years
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Do you need a Christmas sweater for your little (or bigger) one? Join my Christmas Tree Sweater KAL and we’ll make some Christmas sweaters together! The KAL will take place in Ewelina Murach Designs group. We will cast on on November 20th and finish by December 24th.

KAL schedule
You will receive 4 updates, each containing one part of the pattern:
Part 1 - 20th November
Part 2 - 23rd November
Part 3 - 27th November
Part 4 - 30th November

Each time an update is available, you will receive an email and a PM in your Ravelry inbox. In the final update, on the 30th of November, you will receive the full pattern.

Sizes
2 (4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14) years
Chest circumference: 61 (66, 71, 76, 79, 84, 89) cm / 24 (26, 28, 29.75, 31.25, 33, 35) in.
Shown in size 6 years, intended to be worn with 7-10 cm / 3-4 in of positive ease.

Gauge (measured after blocking)
Stockinette st: 24 sts and 34 rows = 10 cm / 4 in, with larger needle.

Materials
• 470 (590, 670, 770, 880, 990, 1090) metres / 515 (650, 730, 840, 960, 1090, 1190) yards of fingering or sport weight yarn that gives you the correct gauge. Shown in Drops Baby Merino (100% merino wool, 175 m/ 191 yds per 50g, col. Vibrant Green);
• 3.5 mm and 3.25 mm (US #4 and #3) circular needles, 60-80 cm / 24-32 in long, depending on sweater size;
• 3.5 mm and 3.25 mm (US #4 and #3) needles in your preferred style for knitting small circumferences in the round;
• If you use craft pom poms: 30-50 small craft pom poms (11-15 mm in diameter), sewing thread in the same colour as your yarn, and sewing needle.
• If you knit bobbles: colourful fingering or sport yarn, approx. 0.9 metres / 1 yard of yarn for each bobble.

Tree motif: You can work the tree motif knitting bobbles using leftover pieces of colourful yarns or white mohair/alpaca for fluffy snowflake effect. Alternatively, you can knit the tree motif without bobbles, and sew on small craft pom poms at the end. I used the latter method.
The pattern incudes charts which show the placement of bobbles.