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Soundbite Sweater

Inspired by sheet music, albums and the mixtapes of my youth, Soundbite is a cheerful project that will practically fly off your needles. The color detail is created with stripes and slipped stitches, so you won’t have to carry any extra strands the way you would with colorwork.

The clean lines and contrast make this one of my favorite designs; the style is wearable for any age, any gender, and in any color palette. If high contrast isn’t your style, try two shades of the same color for a softer visual.

Yarn:  Worsted weight | Ewe Ewe Yarns Wooly Worsted | 100% superwash fine merino wool | 95 yards/ 86 meters in 50g

MC: 280 (310, 320, 450, 520, 700, 730) yards/ 256 (283, 293, 411, 475, 640, 667) meters
CC: 30 (35, 40, 45, 55, 70, 75) yards/27 (32, 37, 41, 50, 64, 69) meters

Sizes:  1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
0-6 mo (6-12 mo, 1- 2 yrs, 2 -4 yrs, 4-6 yrs, 6- 8 yrs, 8-10 yrs)

Finished Measurements:
Chest circumference: 18 (19.75, 20.5, 22.75, 24, 26.5, 28) in/ 45.5 (50, 52, 58, 64, 67.5, 71) cm
Length of lower body from underarm: 6 (6.5, 7, 8.5, 10, 12, 14) in/15 (16.5, 18, 21.5, 25.5, 30.5, 35.5) cm
Sleeve length: 6.5 (7.5, 8.5, 10.75, 12.5, 13.5, 14.5) in/ 16.5 (19, 21.5, 27.5, 32, 34.5, 37) cm
Sleeve Circumference: 7.25 (7.75, 8, 8.5, 8.75, 9.75, 10.5) in/18.5 (19.5, 20.5, 21.5, 22.5, 25, 26.5) cm
Yoke depth (measured from under the ribbing to the underarm): 5 (5.25, 5.5, 5.5, 5.75, 6.75, 6.75) in/13 (13.5, 14, 14, 14.5, 17, 17) cm

Needles: Use needle size necessary to achieve gauge. Adjust all other needle sizes accordingly.

US Size 6/4mm (16-24 in/40-60 cm) circular needle – yoke and body (use length that is most comfortable for the size you’re knitting, transition to a longer length as needed)
US Size 6/4mm (12 in/30 cm circular needles or DPNs) – sleeves
US Size 5/3.75 mm (12-16 in/30-40 cm) circular needle – neckline
US Size 5/3.75mm (16-24 in/30-60cm) circular needle – bottom ribbing
US Size 5/3.75mm (DPNs) – sleeve cuffs

Gauge: 20 st and 26 rows in 4 in/10 cm in stockinette stitch with largest needle, blocked

Use both yarn colors in your swatch - and wet block it before you begin - to check for possible color transfer.

Notions: Darning needle to weave ends, Waste yarn, Stitch markers

Soundbite Beanie

Simplicity shines in this little beanie. Worked with two colors in a series of stripes and slipped stitches, you can zip through the tracks on this little hat in no time. Yarns with dramatic contrast really show the detail, but you can aim for a softer look with pastels, if you prefer.

Yarn: Worsted weight | Ewe Ewe Yarns Wooly Worsted | 100% superwash fine merino wool | 95 yards/ 86 meters in 50 g
MC (blue) 99 (114, 131, 151, 173, 199) yards/90 (104, 120, 138, 158, 182) meters
CC (white) 25 (29, 33, 38, 43, 49) yards/23 (27, 30, 35, 39, 45) meters*
Double this yardage if you want enough to make a pompom with your CC

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Preemie (Baby, Toddler, Child, Teen/Adult Sm, Adult Lg)

Finished Measurements:
Head circumference: 9.6 (14.4, 18, 19.2, 20.4, 22.8) in/24 (36, 45, 48, 51, 57) cm
Brim to crown: 6.5 (7.5, 8, 8, 8.5, 9.5) in/16.25 (18.75, 20, 20, 21.25, 23.75) cm

Needles: Use needle size necessary to achieve gauge. Adjust other needle sizes accordingly. 

US Size 4/3.5 mm (12-16 in/30-40 cm) circular needle – ribbing
US Size 6/4mm (12-16 in/30-40 cm) circular needle – body of hat
US Size 6/4mm DPNs – to close crown

Gauge: 20 st and 26 rows in 4 in/10 cm in stockinette stitch, blocked

Use both colors in your swatch - and wet block it before you begin - to check for possible color transfer.

Notions: Darning needle to weave ends


Clever Fox Sweater

I love the imagery of a determined little fox. And when my boys were small they were most certainly determined about things like snacks, story time and the idea that they absolutely, definitely, 100% did not need to wear a coat no matter what I said about the weather. If the little ones in your life are just as determined about coat-wearing, perhaps you can be the clever one and talk them into a sweater, instead?

Yarn: DK weight | Urban Girl Yarns Boston DK| 100% superwash wool | 230 yards/ 210 meters in 100 g 280 (310, 320, 450, 520, 700, 730) yards/ 256 (283, 293, 411, 475, 640, 667) meters

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
0-6 mo (6-12 mo, 1- 2 yrs, 2 -4 yrs, 4-6 yrs, 6- 8 yrs, 8-10 yrs)

Finished Measurements: 
Chest circumference: 18.4 (19.2, 20.8, 23.2, 24.8, 26.4, 28) in/46 (48, 52, 58, 62, 66, 70) cm
Length of lower body from underarm: 5.85 (6.35, 6.85, 8.35, 9.85, 11.85, 13.85) in/14.5 (16, 17, 21, 24.5, 29.5, 34.5) cm
Sleeve length: 6.5 (7.5, 8.5, 11, 12.5, 13.5, 14.5) in/ 16.25 (18.75, 21.25, 27.5, 31.25, 33.75, 36.25) cm
Sleeve circumference: 7.2 (7.6, 8.4, 8.8, 9.2, 9.6, 10.4) in/18 (19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26) cm

Needles: Use needle size necessary to achieve gauge. Adjust other needle sizes accordingly.

US Size 6/4mm (16 -24 in/40-60 cm) circular needle – body
US Size 6/4mm (12 in/30 cm circular needles or DPNs) – sleeves
US Size 4/3.5mm (12-16 in/30-40 cm) circular needle or DPNs for smallest sizes – neckline ribbing
US Size 5/3.75mm (16-24 in/40-60 cm) circular needle - lower body ribbing
US Size 4/3.5mm (DPNs) – sleeve cuffs

Gauge: 20 st and 26 rows in 4 in/10 cm in stockinette stitch with largest needle, blocked

Notions: Darning needle to weave ends, Stitch markers, Waste yarn or stitch holder (to hold sleeve st)

Clever Fox Beanie

If you have an adorable person in your life, they probably need this hat. The sample I knit is too small for anyone in our house, but it’s so darn cute that when I needed a hat the other day I checked to see if I could squeeze my head into it. I couldn’t. But that just means I need to knit another one in my own size. And if you squint your eyes, you can almost see a little fox face in the front panel.

Knit in the round from the top down to the brim, this beanie is seamed along the top to make a rectangle. I know, I know – a seam. But it’s only one and it’s super simple. (And if you’re very rebellious like me, you can use your sewing machine. Just don’t tell anyone I said so.)

Yarn: Worsted weight | Berroco Ultra Wool | 100% superwash wool | 219 yards/200 m in 100 g | 99 (114, 131, 151, 173, 199) yards/90 (104, 120, 138, 158, 182) meters

For pompoms you’ll need approximately: 25 (29, 33, 38, 43, 49) yards/23 (27, 30, 35, 39, 45) meters in a contrasting color

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Preemie (Baby, Toddler, Child, Teen/Adult Sm, Adult Lg)

Finished Measurements:
Head Circumference: 10.4 (15.2, 16.8, 19.2, 20.8, 23.2) in/26 (38, 42, 48, 52, 58) cm
Brim to Top Edge: 5 (6.5, 8, 9, 10, 11) in/12.5 (16.25, 20, 22.5, 25, 27.5) cm

Needles:
US Size 6/4mm (12-16 in/30-40 cm) circular needles or DPNs – body of hat
US Size 4/3.5mm (12-16 in/30-40 cm) circular needle or DPNs – brim

Gauge: 20 st and 28 rows in 4 in/10 cm with largest needle in pattern, blocked

Notions: Darning needle to weave ends, 2 small pompoms


Waterfall Sweater

This sweater began with a quote from Bruce Lee, “Water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.” It’s been through several iterations since it first leapt onto my needles, but I’m delighted to reimagine it once again for little ones. The waterfall panel reminds me of long road trips with our boys, with scenic waterfall stops along the way. To be honest, they were mostly potty breaks and a chance to stretch our legs, but the scenery was a welcome bonus.

The center panel is a clever arrangement of increases and decreases – no cables required!

Yarn: DK weight | Berroco Ultra Wool| 100% superwash wool | 292 yards/ 267 meters in 100 g | 280 (310, 320, 450, 520, 700, 730) yards/ 256 (283, 293, 411, 475, 640, 667) meters

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
0-6 mo (6-12 mo, 1- 2 yrs, 2 -4 yrs, 4-6 yrs, 6- 8 yrs, 8-10 yrs)

Finished Measurements
Chest circumference: 18.5 (19.75, 21.25, 22.75, 24.25, 26.5, 27.75) in/47 (50, 57, 58, 61.5, 67.5, 70.5) cm
Length of lower body from underarm: 6 (6.5, 7, 8.5, 10, 12, 14) in/15.5 (16.5, 18, 21.5, 25.5, 3.5, 35.5) cm
Sleeve length: 6.5 (7.5, 8.5, 11, 12.5, 13.5, 14.5) in/ 16.5 (19, 21.5, 28, 32, 34.5, 37) cm
Sleeve circumference: 7.25 (8, 8.5, 8.75, 9, 9.5, 10.5) in/18.5 (20.5, 21.5, 22.5, 23, 24, 26.5) cm

Needles: Use needle size necessary to achieve gauge. Adjust other needle sizes accordingly. 

US Size 4/3.5mm (16-24 in/40-60 cm) circular needle – body
US Size 4/3.5mm (12 in/30 cm circular needles or DPNs) – sleeves
US Size 3/3.25 mm (12-16 in/30-40 cm) circular needle or DPNs – neckline
US Size 3/3.25mm (16-24 in/40-60 cm) circular needle - lower ribbing
US Size 3/3.25mm (DPNs) – sleeve cuffs

Gauge: 22 st and 26 rows in 4 in/10 cm with largest needles in stockinette stitch, blocked

Notions: Darning needle to weave ends, Stitch markers, Waste yarn

Waterfall Beanie

Designed as a partner for its namesake pullover, this sweet little hat makes a splash of its own. The Waterfall Beanie is worked in the round as a tube (without crown shaping) and features a center lace panel and a charming picot bind-off. The real magic happens with the braided drawstring (although ribbon or i-cord would work just as well) to close the top and bring it all together.

Yarn: Worsted weight | Malabrigo Rios | 100% superwash merino | 210 yards/ 192 meters | 170 (180, 190, 200, 210, 210) yards/155 (165, 174, 183, 192, 192) meters

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Preemie (Baby, Toddler, Child, Teen/Adult Sm, Adult Lg)

Finished Measurements:
Head circumference: 11.2 (15.2, 17.6, 20, 22.4, 24) in/28 (38, 44, 50, 56, 60) cm
From folded brim to picot ruffle: 5.125 (6.625, 7.75, 8.5, 10, 11) in/12.8 (16.5, 19.4, 21.25, 25, 27.5) cm

Needles:
US Size 5/3.75 mm (12-16 in/30-40 cm) circular needle – ribbing
US Size 6/4mm (12-16 in/30-40 cm) circular needle – body of hat

Gauge: 20 st and 26 rows in 4 in/10 cm with largest needle in stockinette stitch, blocked

Notions: Darning needle to weave ends


Wildflower Cardigan

My favorite childhood summer afternoons were spent sprawled out in the grass with a good book. There were a few wildflowers here and there, which I routinely plucked and pressed in the pages. It was a delightful surprise to find them the next time I opened the book.

The wildflower inspired stitch pattern in this cardigan creates a subtle all-over texture that pops in a bold color. Or add a modern twist with contrasting ribbing and cuffs.

Yarn: Sport weight | Ewe Ewe Yarns Ewe So Sporty| 100% superwash fine merino wool | 145 yards/ 130 meters in 50 g | 280 (310, 320, 450, 520, 700, 730) yards/ 256 (283, 293, 411, 475, 640, 667) meters

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
0-6 mo (6-12 mo, 1-2 yrs, 2-4 yrs, 4-6 yrs, 6-8 yrs, 8-10 yrs)

Finished Measurements:
Chest circumference: 18 (19.7, 20.7, 22.5, 24.5, 26.5, 28.5) in/45.75 (50, 52.75, 57, 62.25, 67.5, 72.5) cm
Length of lower body from underarm: 6 (6.5, 7, 8.5, 10, 12, 14) in/15 (16.25, 17.5, 21.25, 25, 30, 35) cm
Sleeve length: 6.5 (7.5, 8.5, 11, 12.5, 13.5, 14.5) in/ 16.5 (19, 21.5, 28, 31.75, 34.5, 37) cm
Sleeve circumference: 7.5 (7.75, 8.5, 8.75, 9, 9.5, 10.5) in/19 (19.75, 21.5, 22.5, 23, 24, 26.75) cm

Needles: Use needle size necessary to achieve gauge. Adjust other needle sizes accordingly. 

US Size 4/3.5mm (24 in/60 cm) circular needle – body
US Size 4/3.5mm (12 in/30 cm circular needles or DPNs) – sleeves
US Size 3/3.25 mm (24 in/60 cm) – neckline, lower ribbing and front bands
US Size 3/3.25mm (DPNs) – sleeve cuffs

Gauge: 24 st and 30 rows in 4 in/10 cm in stockinette stitch with largest needle, blocked

Notions: Darning needle to weave ends, 7-11 buttons (12-15mm), Needle and thread to sew buttons, Stitch markers, Waste yarn

Wildflower Beanie

The knots in this pattern are practically poetry – an ode to wildflowers translated in stitches. I love the understated texture they create, giving the impression of embossed detail over a background of solid color or tonal yarn. If you love color, you can just as easily try this pattern with a variegated colorway and

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4)
Baby/Toddler (Child, Adult Med, Adult Large)

Finished Measurements:
Head Circumference: 14.75 (17.25, 18.5, 22.25) in/37 (43, 46.5, 55.5) cm
Base to Crown (including ribbing): 7.25 (9.25, 9.75, 10.75) in/18.25 (23.25, 24.5, 27) cm

Yarn: Sport weight | Malabrigo Arroyo |100% superwash merino wool | 335 yards in 100 g | 168 (193, 222, 255) yards/154 (176, 203, 233) meters

Needles:
US Size 3/3.25mm (12-16 in/30-40 cm) circular needles – brim
US Size 4/3.5mm (12-16 in/30-40 cm) circular needles - body
US Size 4/3.5mm DPNs – crown decreases

Gauge: 26 st and 30 rows over 4 in/10 cm with largest needle in wildflower pattern, blocked

Notions: Yarn needle to weave in ends, Stitch marker


Little Gansey Sweater

Shopping for yarn when you’re tired is a lot like grocery shopping when you’re hungry, though I’ve never regretted any of the yarn that joined my family under these conditions. One such unplanned yarn purchase grew up to become a proper gansey, complete with a sea of delicious, twisty cables and fancy underarm gussets. This smaller version of the original is pared down for simplicity making it perfect for little ones. There’s just enough detail to keep it interesting, without slowing you down.

Don’t let the rich cables fool you – they’re easier than they look.

Yarn: Worsted weight | Malabrigo Rios | 100% superwash merino | 210 yards/ 192 meters in 100 g | 330 (341, 484, 550, 748, 770) yards/ 302 (312, 442, 503, 684, 704) meters

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
6-12 mo (1- 2 yrs, 2 -4 yrs, 4-6 yrs, 6- 8 yrs, 8-10 yrs)

Finished Measurements
Chest circumference: 21 (24, 25, 28, 29, 32) in/ 52.5 (60, 62.5, 70, 72.5, 80) cm
Length of lower body from underarm: 6.5 (7.25, 8.25, 10.25, 13.25, 15.25) in/16.25 (17.5, 21.25, 25, 30, 35) cm
Sleeve length: 7 (8, 9.5, 12, 13, 14) in/17.5 (20, 23.75, 30, 32.5, 35) cm
Sleeve circumference: 8 (8.4, 9.2, 9.6, 10, 11.2) in/20 (21, 23, 24, 25, 28) cm

Needles: Use needle size necessary to obtain gauge. Adjust other needle sizes accordingly.

US Size 6/4mm (16-24 in/40-60 cm) circular needle – body
US Size 6/4mm (12 in/30 cm circular needles or DPNs) – sleeves
US Size 5/3.75 mm (16-24 in/40-60 cm) – lower ribbing
US Size 4/3.5mm (12-16 in/30-40 cm) circular needle – neckline
US Size 5/3.75mm (DPNs) – sleeve cuffs

Gauge: 20 st and 24 rows in 4 in/10 cm in stockinette stitch with largest needle, blocked; 22 st and 26 rows in 4 in/10 cm in cable pattern with largest needle, blocked

Notions: Cable needle, Stitch markers, Darning needle to weave ends

The Gansey Beanie

If I could only choose one stitch to knit for the rest of my life, it would be cables. Okay, maybe that’s not entirely true. My first choice would be stockinette stitch for its versatility, but cables are a very close second. Cables are warm, cozy and gorgeous – what’s not to love? The details in this pattern look extra impressive, but they’re brilliantly simple to knit.

Richly cabled with a close fit and folded brim, The Gansey Beanie will keep your interest without requiring a lot of extra focus.

Yarn: Worsted weight | Malabrigo Rios | 100% superwash merino wool | 210 yards/ 192 meters in 100 g | 105 (120, 136, 156, 177, 202) yards/ 96 (110, 124, 143, 162, 185) meters

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Preemie (Baby, Toddler, Child, Teen/Adult Sm, Adult Lg)

Finished Measurements:
Head circumference: 10 (14, 16, 18, 20, 22) in/25 (35, 40, 45, 50, 55) cm
Brim to crown (folded): 4.75 (6, 7, 7, 7.5, 8) in/11.75 (15, 17.5, 17.5, 18.75, 20) cm

Needles:
US Size 5/3.75 mm (12-16 in/30-40 cm) circular needle – ribbing
US Size 6/4mm (12-16 in/30-40 cm) circular needle – body of hat
US Size 6/4mm DPNs – to close crown

Gauge: 22 st and 28 rows in 4 in/10 cm with largest needle in cable pattern, blocked

Notions: Darning needle to weave ends, Cable needle


Babbling Brook Sweater

When my youngest son was a toddler, I knit him a tiny sweater just like this one. His bright blue eyes and blond hair sparkled against the dark grey sweater as he bounced around wearing it. He outgrew it much too quickly (which might explain why it held up so well over the years), but it’s such a timeless style that I may get to pass it along to a grandchild someday. My three boys assure me they will never have children, but I remain hopeful.

Yarn: DK weight | Berroco Ultra Wool | 100% superwash wool | 292 yards/ 267 meters in 100 g | 280 (310, 320, 450, 520, 700, 730) yards/ 256 (283, 293, 411, 475, 640, 667) meters

Sizes:1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
0-6 mo (6-12 mo, 1- 2 yrs, 2 -4 yrs, 4-6 yrs, 6- 8 yrs, 8-10 yrs)

Finished Measurements:
Chest circumference: 18.2 (19.6, 21.1, 22.6, 24, 26.2, 27.6) in/ 46.5 (50, 53.8, 57.5, 61, 66.5, 70) cm
Length of lower body from underarm: 6 (6.5, 7, 8.5, 10, 12, 14) in/15 (16.5, 18, 21.5, 25.5, 30.5, 35.5) cm
Sleeve length: 6.5 (7.5, 8.5, 11, 12.5, 13.5, 14.5) in/ 16.5 (19, 21.5, 28, 31.2, 34.5, 37) cm
Sleeve circumference: 7.3 (8, 8.4, 8.7, 9.1, 9.5, 10.5) in/18.2 (20, 21, 21.75, 22.75, 23.75, 26.25) cm

Needles: Use needle size necessary to achieve gauge. Adjust other needle sizes accordingly. 

US Size 4/3.5mm (16-24 in/40-60 cm) circular needle – body
US Size 4/3.5mm (12 in/30 cm circular needles or DPNs) – sleeves
US Size 3/3.25 mm (16-24 in/40-60 cm) – neckline and lower ribbing
US Size 3/3.25mm (12 in/30 cm circular needles or DPNs) – sleeve cuffs

Gauge: 22 st and 26 rows in 4 in/10 cm in stockinette stitch with largest needle, blocked

Notions: Cable needle, 10 stitch markers, Waste yarn or stitch holders, Darning needle to weave ends

Babbling Brook Beanie

I first learned to knit cables in a phone call with my Grandma Margery. It was back in the day of long distance calling and early home internet, and frankly, I had no one else to ask. She cleared it up for me quickly: cables are just stitches that cross over other stitches – that’s it. It was so simple I couldn’t believe I had to ask. But we all start somewhere, don’t we? Thank goodness for cables - they’re the star of the show in this close-fitting little beanie.

Yarn: Worsted weight | Cascade 220 | 100% superwash wool | 220 yards/ 201 meters in 100 g | 170 (180, 190, 200, 210, 210) yards/155 (165, 174, 183, 192, 192) meters

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Preemie (Baby, Toddler, Child, Teen/Adult Sm, Adult Lg)

Finished Measurements:
Head circumference: 9 (12, 15, 16.5, 18, 19.5) in/22.5 (30, 37.5, 41.25, 45, 48.75) cm
Brim to crown: 6.2 (6.7, 8.2, 8.7, 8.7, 9.2) in/15.5 (16.75, 20.5, 21.75, 21.75, 23) cm

Needles: Use needle size necessary to achieve gauge. Adjust other needle sizes accordingly.

US Size 4/3.5 mm (12-16 in/30-40 cm) circular needle – ribbing
US Size 5/3.75mm (12-16 in/30-40 cm) circular needle – body of hat
US Size 5/3.75mm DPNs – to close crown

Gauge: 24 st and 28 rows in 4 in/10 cm in cable pattern with largest needle

Notions: Darning needle to weave ends, Cable needle


Pocket Watch Cardigan

There’s just something about a grandpa sweater – especially on a child – that puts a smile on my face. With tweed yarn, grown-up buttons and sophisticated details, I imagine this cardigan on a very tiny person with a pocket watch (and they’re slightly grumpy because they woke up from their nap too early). You can see it, too, can’t you?

Originally inspired as a nod to a nautical pea coat, Pocket Watch can double as a jacket during reasonable weather.

Yarn: Bulky weight | The Hook Nook Yummy | 80% acrylic, 20% wool | 185 yards/ 169 meters in 100 g | 280 (310, 320, 450, 520, 700, 730) yards/ 256 (283, 293, 411, 475, 640, 667) meters

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
0-6 mo (6-12 mo, 1- 2 yrs, 2 -4 yrs, 4-6 yrs, 6- 8 yrs, 8-10 yrs)

Finished Measurements:
Chest circumference: 18.75 (20.25, 22, 23.75, 25, 27.25, 28.5) in/46.9 (50.65, 55, 59.4, 62.5, 68.15, 71.25) cm
Length of lower body from underarm: 6 (6.5, 7, 8.5, 10, 12, 14) in/15.5 (16.5, 18, 21.5, 25.5, 30.5, 35.5) cm
Sleeve length: 6.5 (7.5, 8.5, 11, 12.5, 13.5, 14.5) in/ 16.5 (19, 21.5, 28, 32, 34.5, 37) cm
Sleeve circumference: 7 (7.5, 8, 8.5, 8.75, 9.75, 10.75) in /18 (19, 20.5, 21.5, 22.5, 25, 27.5) cm

Needles: 
US Size 7/4.5mm (24 in/60 cm) circular needle – body
US Size 7/4.5mm (12 in/30 cm circular needles or DPNs) – sleeves
US Size 5/3.75mm (24 in/60 cm) circular needle – neckline and front band ribbing
US Size 6/45mm (24 in/60 cm) circular needle - lower body ribbing
US Size 5/3.75mm (DPNs) – sleeve cuffs

Gauge: 18 st and 26 rows in 4 in/10 cm in stockinette stitch with largest needle, blocked

Notions: Yarn needle to weave ends, 9-11 buttons (12-15mm), Needle and thread for sewing buttons

Pocket Watch Beanie

Simple ribbing holds its own in this watch-cap style beanie for the whole family! Designed as a partner for the Pocket Watch Sweater (which is also a quick knit), you can whip up a matching cap in just a day or two. This project requires very little concentration, so it’s perfect for social knitting or knitting-on-the-go.

The simplicity of the stitch detail paves the way for extra creativity in your choice of yarn.

Yarn: Bulky weight | The Hook Nook Yummy | 80% acrylic, 20% wool | 185 yards/ 169 meters in 100 g | 95 (105, 120, 140, 160, 180) yards/ 87 (96, 110, 128, 146, 165) meters

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Preemie (Baby, Toddler, Child, Teen/Adult Sm, Adult Lg)

Finished Measurements:
Head circumference: 8.9 (14.2, 16, 17.8, 20.4, 22.2) in/ 22.2 (35.6, 40, 44.4, 51.1, 55.6) cm
Brim to crown: 6.2 (7.2, 8.8, 9.3, 10.3, 11.3) in/ 15.5 (18, 22, 23.25, 25.75, 28.25) with brim unfolded. You can adjust the length to your preference by folding the brim.

Needles: Use needle size necessary to achieve gauge. Adjust other needles accordingly. 

US Size 5/3.75mm (12-16 in/30-40 cm) circular needle – body of hat
US Size 5/3.75mm DPNs – to close crown

Gauge: 18 st and 24 rows in 4 in/10 cm in rib patternNotions: Darning needle to weave ends


Bitty Beekeeper Sweater

I’ve always wanted to be a beekeeper, but my pollinator garden is as close as I’ve managed to get. Maybe it’s wishful thinking, but I’d like to think the neighborhood bees consider it their home away from home.

This sweet, top-down yoke-style sweater features rows of bitty bees on the yoke and lower body, buzzing along on a background of reverse stockinette stitch. It’s knit top-down, seamlessly in the round.

Yarn: DK Weight | Sew Happy Jane Delightful DK | 100% superwash merino | 231 yards/ 211 meters in 100 g | 280 (310, 320, 450, 520, 700, 730) yards/ 256 (283, 293, 411, 475, 640, 667) meters

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
0-6 mo (6-12 mo, 1- 2 yrs, 2 -4 yrs, 4-6 yrs, 6- 8 yrs, 8-10 yrs)

Finished Measurements:
Chest circumference: 20.6 (22.1, 22.9, 25, 26.9, 29, 31.6) in/51.5 (55.25, 57.25, 62.5, 67.25, 72.5, 79) cm
Length of lower body from underarm: 6 (6.5, 7, 8.5, 10, 12, 14) in/15 (16.25, 17.5, 21.25, 25, 30, 35) cm
Sleeve length: 6.5 (7.5, 8.5, 11, 12.5, 13.5, 14.5) in/ 16.25 (18.75, 21.25, 27.5, 31.25, 33.75, 36.25) cm
Sleeve Circumference: 7.25 (7.6, 8, 8, 9.1, 9.5, 10.7) in/18.1 (19, 20, 20, 22.9, 23.8, 26.7) cm
Yoke depth (measured from under the ribbing to the underarm): 4.8 (4.9, 5.1, 5.1, 5.9, 6.5, 6.5) in/12 (12, 12.75, 12.75, 14.75, 16.25, 16.25) cm

Needles: Use needle size necessary to achieve gauge. Adjust other needle sizes accordingly.

US Size 5/3.75mm (12 -24 in/30-60 cm) circular needle – yoke and body (use length that is most comfortable for the size you’re knitting, transition to a longer length as needed)
US Size 5/3.75mm (12 in/30 cm circular needles or DPNs) – sleeves
US Size 4/3.5 mm (12-16 in/30-40 cm) circular needle – neckline
US Size 4/3.5mm (16-24 in/40-60 cm) circular needle – bottom ribbing
US Size 4/3.5mm (DPNs) – sleeve cuffs

Gauge: 21 st and 30 rows in 4 in/10 cm with largest needle in reverse stockinette stitch, blocked

Notions: Darning needle to weave ends, Stitch markers

Beekeeper Beanie

This pattern is featured in the book Knit a Little by Marie Greene.

If you loved Marie’s Beekeeper Cardigan, you’ll love this matching beanie for the whole family.

Every beekeeper needs a beanie, that’s what I always say. (If I’ve never said it, I’m saying it now.) The Bitty Beekeeper sweater needed a buddy, and this quick knit is a great way to practice the little bees before you try them in the sweater. You’ll love the way they stand out against the backdrop of reverse stockinette stitch.

Worked top down from the crown to the ribbing, this project moves quickly and can be finished in a single weekend if you have ample knitting time. The fit is slightly slouchy, so if you prefer a closer style you can easily omit a repeat of the bees.

Yarn: DK weight | Sew Happy Jane Delightful DK | 100% superwash merino | 231 yards/ 211 meters in 100 g | 180 (190, 200, 210, 210) yards/165 (174, 183, 192, 192) meters

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5)
Baby (Toddler, Child, Teen/Adult Sm, Adult Lg)

Finished Measurements:
Head circumference: 15.2 (16.75, 18.25, 21.25, 22.75) in/38 (42, 45.5, 53, 57) cm
Top of crown to edge of ribbing (unfolded): 7 (8, 9.5, 10.25, 11) in/17.5 (20, 23.75, 25.75, 27.5) cm

Needles:
US Size 4/3.5 mm (12-16 in/30-40 cm) circular needle – ribbing
US Size 5/3.75mm (12-16 in/30-40 cm) circular needle – body of hat
US Size 5/3.75mm DPNs – crown

Gauge: 21 st and 30 rows in 4 in/10 cm with largest needle in reverse stockinette stitch, blocked

Notions: Darning needle to weave ends


Pebble & Stone Cardigan

I’m generally a style minimalist, but this cardigan called for a little extra. Pebble & Stone is a party of textures and graphic color that work together beautifully. Lean into bold contrast or keep it subtle and let the texture lead the way. The sporty detail and stripes give this cardigan a collegiate feel - maybe try your favorite school or team colors?

Pebble & Stone is knit flat – in one seamless piece - from the top down, and will keep your interest from start to finish.

Yarn: Fingering weight | Ewe Ewe Yarns Fluffy Fingering | 100% superwash fine merino wool | 200 yards/ 190 meters in 50g

MC: 280 (310, 320, 450, 520, 700, 730) yards/ 256 (283, 293, 411, 475, 640, 667) meters
CC: 30 (35, 40, 45, 55, 70, 75) yards/27 (32, 37, 41, 50, 64, 69) meters

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
0-6 mo (6-12 mo, 1- 2 yrs, 2 -4 yrs, 4-6 yrs, 6- 8 yrs, 8-10 yrs)

Finished Measurements:
Chest circumference: 17.75 (19.75, 20.7, 21.75, 24.25, 26, 27.75) in/45 (50, 51.75, 55.5, 61.5, 66, 70.5) cm
Length of lower body from underarm: 6 (6.5, 7, 8.5, 10, 12, 14) in/15 (16.25, 17.5, 21.25, 25, 30, 35) cm
Sleeve length: 8 (9, 10, 13, 14.5, 15.5, 16.5) in/ 20.5 (23, 25.5, 33, 37, 39.5, 42) cm
Sleeve circumference: 6.25 (6.75, 7.25, 7.5, 8, 8.25, 9.25) in/16 (17.5, 18.5, 19, 20.5, 21, 23.5) cm

Needles: Use needle size necessary to achieve gauge. Adjust other needle sizes accordingly.

US Size 3/3.25mm (24 in/60 cm) circular needle – body and lower ribbing
US Size 3/3.25mm (12 in/30 cm circular needles or DPNs) – sleeves
US Size 2/2.75mm (24 in/60 cm) – neckline and button bands
US Size 2/2.75mm (DPNs) – sleeve cuffsGauge: 28 st and 34 rows in 4 in/10 cm with largest needle in stockinette stitch, blocked

Use both yarn colors in your swatch - and wet block it before you begin - to check for possible color transfer.

Notions: Darning needle to weave ends, Waste yarn, Stitch markers, 9-11 buttons (12-15mm)

Pebble & Stone Beanie

Next to cables, my other favorite texture pattern is called granite stitch, and you’ll find it in this pattern. The horizontal bands of texture are comprised of dramatic decreases and increases, and the result is a pronounced stitch detail that looks more complicated than it really is. The perfect blend of texture and sporty stripes, this is a great project for your favorite school or team colors.

Yarn: Fingering weight | Hazel Knits Artisan Sock | 90% superwash merino wool/10% nylon | 400 yards/366 meters in 100g
MC (navy): 185 (204, 224, 246, 271, 298) yards/169 (186, 205, 225, 248, 272) meters
CC (yellow): 35 (40, 46, 53, 61, 70) yards/32 (37, 42, 48, 56, 64) meters (includes enough for pompom, if desired)

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Preemie (Baby, Toddler, Child, Teen/Adult Sm, Adult Lg)

Finished Measurements:
Head circumference: 11 (15, 17, 19, 21, 22) in/ 27.5 (37.5, 42.5, 47.5, 52.5, 55) cm
Brim to crown: 4.5 (6, 6.5, 6.5, 7.5, 8.5) in/11.25 (15, 16.25, 16.25, 19.5, 21.25) cm

Needles: Use needle size necessary to achieve gauge. Adjust other needle sizes accordingly.

US Size 3/3.25mm (12-16 in/30-40 cm) circular needle – body of hat
US Size 2/2.75mm (12-16 in/30-40 cm) circular needle - brimGauge: 30 st and 36 rows in 4 in/10 cm with largest needle in texture, blocked

(Use both yarn colors in your swatch - and wet block it before you begin - to check for possible color transfer.)

Notions: Darning needle to weave ends


Lil Biscuit Sweater

Like so many of my knitting ideas, this one happened on a long flight home with scraps of yarn and a sketch on a sticky note. I remember a lot of frogging (i.e. ripping it out) due to poor lighting, but I had an unlimited supply of Stroopwafel to get me through it. Now that I think about it, it might’ve actually been the Stroopwafel that inspired this design, but I’m not sure I want to admit that out loud.

The detail is easy to spice up with multiple colors or gradients, or you can create a color block effect by using your contrast for all of the ribbing, if you have enough.

Yarn: Worsted weight| Cascade 220 | 100% superwash wool | 220 yards/ 200 meters in 100 g

MC (Teal) 310 (320, 450, 520, 700, 730) yards/ 283 (293, 411, 475, 640, 667) meters
CC (Grey) 60 (65, 70, 75, 80, 85) yards, 55 (59, 64, 69, 73, 78) meters

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
6-12 mo (1- 2 yrs, 2 -4 yrs, 4-6 yrs, 6- 8 yrs, 8-10 yrs)

Finished Measurements:
Chest circumference: 19.25 (20.75, 22.5, 24, 25.5, 28.75) in/ 49 (53, 57, 61, 64, 73) cm
Length of lower body from underarm: 6.5 (7, 8.5, 10, 12, 14) in/16.5 (18, 21.5, 25.5, 30.5, 35.5) cm
Sleeve length: 8 (9, 11, 12.5, 13.5, 14.5) in / 20.5 (23, 28, 32, 34.5, 37) cm
Sleeve circumference: 7.75 (8.5, 8.75, 8.75, 9.25, 10.5) in/ 19.5 (21.5, 22.5, 22.5, 23.5, 26.5) cm

Needles: Use needle size necessary to achieve gauge. Adjust other needle sizes accordingly.

• US Size 6/4mm (16 -24 in/40-60 cm) circular needle – body
• US Size 6/4mm (12 in/30 cm circular needles or DPNs) – sleeves
• US Size 4/3.5mm (16 in/40 cm) circular needle – neckline ribbing
• US Size 5/3.75mm (16-24 in/40-60 cm) circular needle - lower body ribbing •US Size 4/3.5mm (DPNs) – sleeve cuffs

Gauge: 20 st and 26 rows in 4 in/10 cm with largest needle in stockinette stitch, blocked

Use both yarn colors in your swatch - and wet block it before you begin - to check for possible color transfer.

Notions: Darning needle to weave ends, Stitch markers, Waste yarn

Biscuit Beanie

Sweet colorwork shines in this playful design! I love the contrast of pairing a neutral with a bold pop of color, but you could just as easily use three contrast colors and make each row of biscuits a new shade. The cheerful pattern comes together in no time, and – like any good biscuit – you may need more than one!

This slightly slouchy beanie is perfect for single skeins with stash bits for the contrast, so if you’re looking for ways to use yarn you have on hand – this is perfect.

Yarn: Worsted weight | Cascade 220 | 100% superwash wool | 220 yards/ 200 meters in 100 g
MC (teal) 99 (114, 131, 151, 173, 199) yards/90 (104, 120, 138, 158, 182) meters
CC (white) 25 (29, 33, 38, 43, 49) yards/23 (27, 30, 35, 39, 45) meters*
Double this yardage if you want enough to make a pompom with your CC

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Preemie (Baby, Toddler, Child, Teen/Adult Sm, Adult Lg)

Finished Measurements:
Head circumference: 9.6 (14.4, 17.6, 19.2, 20.8, 22.4) in/24 (36, 44, 48, 52, 56) cm
Brim to crown: 4.9 (7.2, 8.5, 9.3, 10.3, 11.6) in/12.25 (18, 21.25, 23.25, 25.75, 29) cm

Needles: Use needle size necessary to achieve gauge. Adjust other needle sizes accordingly.

US Size 5/3.75mm (12-16 in/30-40 cm) circular needle – body of hat
US Size 4/3.5mm (12-16 in/30-40 cm) circular needle – ribbing
US Size 5/3.75mm DPNs (crown decreases)

Gauge: 20 st and 26 rows in 4 in/10 cm in stockinette stitch, blocked

Use both yarn colors in your swatch - and wet block it before you begin - to check for possible color transfer.

Notions: Darning needle to weave ends


Boathouse Jr Sweater

If you’re looking for a quick foray into colorwork, I have just the thing for you. Boathouse offers an easy canvas for color exploration; just enough to keep things interesting, without being fiddly. The little colorwork “buoys” will shine in bright contrasts, subtle gradients and everything in between.

Even if you’re a colorwork regular, pay special attention to your floats to keep them loose and even on the back side; your colorwork gauge should be the same as your stockinette stitch gauge.

Yarn: Worsted weight | Berroco Ultra Wool | 100% superwash merino wool | 219 yards/ 200 meters in 100 g

MC (Cream) 280 (310, 320, 450, 520, 700, 730) yards/ 256 (283, 293, 411, 475, 640, 667) meters
CC1 (Dark aqua) 50 (60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85) yards, 46 (55, 59, 64, 69, 73, 78) meters
CC2 (Light aqua) 50 (60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85) yards, 46 (55, 59, 64, 69, 73, 78) meters

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
0-6 mo (6-12 mo, 1- 2 yrs, 2 -4 yrs, 4-6 yrs, 6- 8 yrs, 8-10 yrs)

Finished Measurements: 
Chest circumference: 19 (21, 22.5, 24.5, 26.5, 29, 31) in/47.5 (52.5, 56.25, 61.25, 66.25, 72.5, 77.5) cm
Length of lower body from underarm: 6 (6.5, 7, 8.5, 10, 12, 14) in/15 (16.25, 17.5, 21.25, 25, 30, 35) cm
Sleeve length: 6.5 (7.5, 8.5, 10.5, 12, 13, 14) in/16.5(19, 21.5, 26.5, 30.5, 33, 35.5) cm
Sleeve Circumference: 6.9 (7.6, 7.6, 8.4, 8.7, 9.1, 10.2) in/18 (19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 26) cm
Yoke depth (measured from under the ribbing to the underarm): 5.2 (5.5, 5.8, 6.2, 6.5, 7.1, 7.4) in/13 (13.75, 14.5, 15.5, 16.25, 17.75, 18.5) cm

Needles: Use needle size necessary to achieve gauge. Adjust other needle sizes accordingly.

US Size 5/3.75mm (16-24 in/40-60 cm) circular needle – yoke and body (use length that is most comfortable for the size you’re knitting, transition to a longer length as needed)
US Size 5/3.75mm (12 in/30 cm circular needles or DPNs) – sleeves
US Size 4/3.5 mm (12-16 in/30-40 cm) circular needle – neckline
US Size 4/3.5mm (16-24 in/30-60cm) circular needle – bottom ribbing
US Size 4/3.5mm (DPNs) – sleeve cuffs

Gauge: 20 st and 26 rows in 4 in/10 cm in stockinette stitch with largest needle, blocked

Use all three yarn colors in your swatch - and wet block it before you begin - to check for possible color transfer.

Notions: Darning needle to weave ends, Stitch markers, Waste yarn or stitch holder (for sleeve stitches)

Tugboat Beanie

Looking for a quick weekend project, or just eager for a chance to use up a few leftovers in your yarn stash? The Boathouse Beanie is a perfect excuse to play with color on a small scale. This project is perfect if you love shopping for color combinations, but it’s just as easy to mix and match what you have on hand. Here’s a tip:

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