I bought this pretty sock yarn at Ravelry day 2009 in June and my son fell in love with the colors. It seemed like a really good idea to knit a light weight sweater for him as he never leaves heavy ones on. (Plus the colors were so pretty it seemed a shame to hide them in a shoe.)
As this sweater is knit at a looser gauge than normal for sock yarn it give a lovely stretchy light material and he loves the sweater. If you wanted a slightly heavier weight sweater it would be very simple to use a sport/4-ply weight yarn to get the same gauge.
Ziggy Zag $5.95
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Children love to run, jump and are in constant motion. Even in winter they never seem to get very cold! Because of this I have designed a lightweight sweater from sock yarn that is knit at a loose gauge. This creates a sweater that is easy to wear and can be thrown in the washing machine will no ill effect!
If you want to create a slightly heavier sweater I would suggest using a sports weight yarn that knits up at the same gauge.
Knit from the top down, this zig-zag yoked ribbing pullover is knit all in one piece so you will have minimal finishing when the knitting is done.
6 months [12 months, 18 months, 2 years, 3, 4 / 5, 6, 7, 8, 10]
Chest circumference: 19.25 (20, 22, 23, 24.25, 25 / 26.5, 27.25, 28, 29.5, 30) inches
11.25 (12.5, 13.25, 14, 15, 16 / 17, 17.75, 18.75, 20, 22) inches
2-3 inches of positive ease recommended.
BabyLongLegs Sock yarn (75% Blue Faced Leiscester, 25% Nylon) 464 yds /425m per 100g color: Spring Greens; 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2 / 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) skeins
1 set 3.75mm/US size 5 and 3.5mm/US size 4 double-pointed needles
1 set 3.5mm/US 4 double-pointed needles
1 3.75mm/US size 5 circular needle, 16-inch or 24-inch length (depending on the size you are making) and
3.5mm/US size 4 circular needle, 16-inch or 24-inch length, 16-inch (or 24-inch) length depending on size being made.