Small Things Sweater by Carina Spencer

Small Things Sweater

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When our children were born we counted their toes and their fingers. We marveled at their tiny tummies and took note of their birthmarks. We noticed where they were “normal” and where they were “different”, and we treasured them all the same because they were ours and perfect in our eyes. We dressed them in soft cloth, and we snuggled for hours ( and hours and hours). In our minds we hold snapshots of these moments untouched by the present no matter how long ago our children were new: the eye gazing, the sleep smiles, the middle-of-the-nights alone together. It’s the small things we remember, the small things we keep forever in our treasure chests, and it’s these same small things we hope to have the chance to pass on to our children when their children are new.

The Small Things Sweater is a timeless design for babies knit from top down with a clever self-border edge and slipped stitch details. This seamless design includes 7 sizes (NB-2T) and 4 finishing styles including the option to for bunting style fold-over mitts! Pattern is appropriate for advanced beginners. (A matching bonnet pattern is also available)

This pattern is also available bundled with the Small Things Romper pattern or as part of the three pattern Small Things Collection eBook, so please check out the links to decide which option is right for you.

NB (3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 18 months, 24 months, 2T)

Finished and Blocked Measurements:
Pattern is written with about 1” of positive ease in the chest.

Chest: 16” (17”, 18”, 19”, 20”, 21” 22”)
Neck Width: 3” (3½”, 3½”, 3¾”, 3¾”, 4¼”, 4¼”)
Sleeve: 4” (5”, 6”, 6½”, 7, 7½”, 8”)
Length: 8½” (9½”, 10½”, 11½”, 12½”, 13½”, 14½”)

Yarn: In worsted to aran weight yarn you will need approximately 225 (240, 270, 310, 350, 390, 430) yards.

Needles: Double pointed needles (or needles appropriate for your preferred method of small circumference circular knitting) and a circular needle in US size 8 (or size required to obtain gauge). For sizes up to 12 months, a 16” length will work well. A 24” length will work better for the larger sizes.

Additionally, double pointed needles two sizes smaller than that required to obtain gauge will be necessary if you wish to knit the Eyelet Ruffle or the Grow-With-Me Ribbed cuffs.

Notions: Scrap yarn, 4 stitch markers, 2 buttons about ¾” - 1” in diameter, darning needle for weaving in ends.

In unblocked stockinette stitch 19 sts and 24-25 rows = 4” using the larger needle size.