Scribble Sweater for Kids by Beauxknits Design

Scribble Sweater for Kids

Knitting
November 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in colourwork
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
809 - 1761 yards (740 - 1610 m)
4 - 16 years
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Back in the fifties the Dutch Cobra artist Karel Appel was inspired by the language of Children’s drawings. He created famous paintings with it. In his turn he inspired me to collect a few scribbles out of my - now teenaged - kid’s sketchbooks. Do you recall those rake hands and little houses? I turned them into knitting charts and repeated them throughout to make this seamless topdown sweater by and for kids.

Finished measurements
Bust 66, 72.5, 76, 82.5, 86 (116, 122-128, 134-140, 146-152, 158-164) cm / 26, 28.5, 30, 32, 34 (6-7, 8-9, 10-12, 13-16, 17-18 yrs) in.
Neck circumference 26, 28, 30, 33, 36 (116, 122-128, 134-140, 146-152, 158-164) cm/ 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 (6-7, 8-9, 10-12, 13-16, 17-18 yrs) in.
Length 31, 41, 47, 55, 62 (116, 122-128, 134-140, 146-152, 158-164) cm / 12, 16, 18.5, 21.5, 24 (6-7, 8-9, 10-12, 13-16, 17-18 yrs) in.

Skill
Intermediate: this pattern involves knitting in the round, making nupps, stranded colourwork and optional short row techniques. Explanation of techniques is included.

Yarn
Sock/fingering, HHF, hand-dyed 90% merino wool, 10% nylon, 400m/100g (437 yds/100g), MC: 370-800m/404-874yds, shade egg yolk (yellow), and CC1: 10 m/10yds, shade sin (red). Sock/fingering, Undercover Otter, 80% merino, 20% nylon, 400m/100g (437 yds/100g), CC2: 360m-800m/393-874yds, shade leviathan (blue).

Needles
Circular needles 3,5 mm (4 US) cable sizes 60 cm (24 in), 80 cm (32 in) and DPNs. Or you can knit with 2 circulars avoiding all different cable lengths needed. For ribbing the edges you can opt for smaller size 3,25 mm (3 US) DPNs or longer cable when using magic loop technique.

Gauge
30 sts x 36 rounds = 10x10 cm (4x4 in) in colourwork after blocking.

Materials
Stitch markers, tapestry needle.

With many thanks to fellow Ravelers Corien and Patty, who testknitted the sweater for their grandkids and were very generous in sharing their comments and advice to improve this pattern.

Happy Scribble knitting!
Antoinette