(Every week until December 1st we will be making a small Christmas ornament that can be used in our Pocket Advent Calendar. Join us in making all 24 or just pick and choose your favorites.)
We’ve knit tiny toques and mini mittens for our advent calendar, now let’s add a tiny sweater.
This little sweater knits up quickly in one piece. The fun thing is you can personalize the sweaters anyway you want. For the example above, I did a simple colorwork pattern.
A couple years ago, I did one for everyone in my family and duplicate stitched their initials on them.
They looked so cute on all the gifts.
Download the Tiny Knit Sweater Ornament Pattern
11/30/12 – Ok, this pattern had an embarrassing amount of errors in it, especially in row numbering. I think they are all fixed now. I much have been drinking when I wrote it 😉
Gauge is not really important for this project, but I have given you what I used to make this ” sweater. Try it with sock yarn and smaller needles for a really tiny sweater.
Yarn: Worsted Weight
Needles: US size 3
Gauge: 6 stitches per inch
- knitting and purling
- casting stitches on at the beginning of an existing row
Cast on 17 stitches
Row 1: (WS) p1,k1 until end of row (you will end with a p)
Row 2: (RS) k1,p1 until end of row (you will end with a k)
Row 3-17: Work in stockinette starting with a purl row.
Row 18: Cast on 16 stitches, knit across until end
Row 19: Cast on 16 stitches, purl until last 3 stitches, k2, p1.
Row 20: Slip first stitch as if to knit, knit until last 3 stitches, p2, k1
Row 21: Slip first stich as if to purl, purl until last 3 stitches k2, p1
Row 22-23: Repeat rows 20 and 21
Row 24: Slip first stitch as if to knit, k21, bind off 5, knit until last 3 stitches, p2, k1
Row 25: Slip first stitch as if to purl, p21, cast on 5 stitches, purl until last 3 stitches, k2, p1
Rows 26-31: Repeat rows 20 and 21
Row 32: Bind off 16 stitches, knit until last 3 stitches, p2, k1
Row 33: Bind off 16, purl until end
Row 34-47: Work in stockinette
Row 48: k1, work in k1,p1 ribbing until last stitch, k (you will have two knit stitches at the beginning and end of the row.)
Row 49: p1, work in p1,k1 ribbing until last stitch, p (you will have two purl stitches at the beginning and end of the row)
Row 50: Bind off
You will have a piece that looks like this.
Fold the sweater in half, wrong sides facing each other. Seam up each side and under each arm. Attach a length of yarn at the neck for hanging (I also use this length of yarn to neaten up the neckline.)
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