Paint Me A Sweater by Elena Nodel

Paint Me A Sweater

September 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
420 - 1120 yards (384 - 1024 m)
2T [4T, 6, 8, 10]
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Child 2T(4T, 6, 8, 10) (shown in size 4T)

Chest: 23(25, 27, 29, 31) inches
Length: 15(16.5, 18.5, 20.5, 22.5) inches

Family Roots Gaia Organic Merino Worsted (100% organic merino; 280 yards/256 meters per 4.0 oz/100 gram skein)
Family Roots Gaia Organic Merino Worsted, coordinating solid trim color (100% organic merino; 140 yards/128 meters per 2.0 oz/50 gram skein).
Marylin (MC); 1, 2, 2, 2, 3 skeins
Coordinating Pink trim color (CC); 1, 2, 2, 2, 2 skeins

Recommended needle sizes:
US #6/4mm 16 inch circular needle
US #6/4mm 24 inch circular needle
US #7/4.5mm 16 inch circular needle
US #7/4.5mm 24 inch circular needle
US #6/4 mm double pointed needles

4 stitch markers (one marker in different color to mark beginning of the round);
2 lengths of waste yarn/stitch holders;
Darning needle

20 sts and 26 rows = 4 inches in St st with larger size needle

From the website:

I always liked the easy comfortable fit that ponchos provide, but somehow this particular clothing piece never seemed right in regards to my always active child. Maya refuses to wear anything that interferes with her movement, thus the idea of cross between poncho and a sweater came to be. It is comfy and loose, yet it is not in the way for jumping, climbing, running, and hanging upside down on monkey bars.
Family Roots yarns have been a long time favorite of mine for their quality and fantastic colorways; and I knew from the start that this will be THE yarn for this project. The simple seamless construction will in fact showcase any hand dyed and variegated yarns beautifully - knit and watch the colors unfold. It is as if you are painting your own sweater, a sure delight for you as a knitter, and for your special little girls who can have a say in the colors they would like to see.