Inspired, I completely re-designed the sweater and had it edited so I can re-release it in all it's spiffed up glory.
Knit from the top down, this swingy sweater is sized from 2 - 14 so it'll fit a large range of kids: from tots to tweens and even some teens. It is infinitely customizable so that if you want more or less swing you can do more or fewer increases as you work toward the hem. Same goes for the sleeves. Since they're knit from the top down, you can shorten them or even add a bell shape by working increases as you work toward the wrist instead of the decreases, as written. I used Spud & Chloe Sweater, which is a wool and organic cotton blend, but you can substitute pretty much any worsted weight yarn that knits up to the same gauge.
Sizes: 2 - 14
Finished Measurements: 22.75 (25, 26.75, 28.5, 30.75, 32.5, 35.75)" at chest
Yarn: Spud & Chloe Sweater (55% Superwash Wool, 45% Organic Cotton / 160 yards / 100 grams): 3 (4, 5, 5, 7, 8, 8) hanks #7519 Waterslide
Needles: One 30" long or longer circular needle size US 7 (4.5mm) & One set double point needles in the same size
Notions: Stitch markers; scrap yarn, yarn needle, three .5" buttons and one set of three hook and eye closures
Gauge: 18 sts and 20 rows = 4" in St st
Difficulty: Advanced Beginner. Skills needed are knits and purls, knitting in the round and an easy attached i-cord.
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