A few years ago VERSACIKNITS launched its first collection of baby knits, textured baby suite — a collection of 5 sweet sweaters for wee ones. While people loved the collection, knitters and yarn store shop owners commented again and again that they wished that the designs were available for older kids!
Since I never viewed these designs as only for babies, my associate, Beth, and I set out to up size the sweaters. We chose as broad a size range as we could – 2 years to 14 years; modified to a dropped shoulder, for a better fit; adapted buttons and eliminated plackets; and maintained 2” of positive ease across all sizes (so if your teen likes a looser fit, you might consider a larger size). All shown in MADELINETOSH Tosh DK yarn knit on size 6 needles.
Thank you, Gale Zucker, for your wonderful photographs! Please note that the sweaters are much brighter than showing here; worth a click on the link to see the correct photos.
seeds and chains kid (lapis) is a multi-textured v-neck cardigan that uses Italian chain stitch to create an open-weave pattern.
open stars kid (gilded) is a rugged shawl-collared cardigan that uses open star stitch to create a textured, crochet-like look.
dot knots kid (tomato) is a classic crew-neck pullover that uses dot knot pattern to add texture to a simple stockinette stitch fabric.
little eyes kid (laurel) is a button-collared pullover that uses eyelet rib to give a cable effect without actual cabling.
shadow ribs kid (grasshopper) is a subtle ribbed cardigan with slim vertical bars created with shadow rib stitch.
We hope that you agree that the textured pattern stitches look even better when knit in larger sizes!
You can view more photos and buy the collection on ravelry. The patterns can be bought individually or as a complete collection!
Or come and get a signed copy next Thursday, September 25th at Pins & Needles in Princeton, NJ.