Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Child’s Ruffle Sweater

Designer Lynn McCarthy took a basic rib pattern and used a lot of decreases at the top of the ribbing to give it a ruffled effect. For the collar, I added a very simple crocheted flower and bead that look like a corsage or pin that Mom would wear. Your favorite little girl will love it, and it’s so easy, it will work up in no time!

This pullover is worked from the bottom up in pieces, then sewn together.


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Skill Level: Easy

Skills Used: Increasing and decreasing, picking up stitches

Sizes: Child’s sizes 2 (4, 6, 8, 10)

Finished Measurements: 26.5 (27.75, 29.75, 31.5, 33.5)” chest, buttoned; intended to be worn with approximately 2″ ease

Materials: Worsted weight cotton/wool blend: 475 (575, 700, 800, 1000) yards (MC); small amount of contrasting color yarn of similar weight, for flower (A)

Model worked in Balance by Vermont Organic Fiber Company (50% certified organic cotton / 50% certified organic wool, 50 gram hank = 130 yards): Color# 4105.

Needles and Notions: One pair size 6 (4 mm) knitting needles, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE; one size F-5 (3.7 5mm) crochet hook; removable stitch markers; stitch holders; five 5/8“ buttons; one 1/4“ bead.

Gauge: In Stockinette stitch, 18 stitches and 28 rows = 4″/10 cm

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