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.
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.