Seamless Kimono (NB-2T)

This stylish & practical sweater is knit from the top down without a single seam to sew! The border is picked up afterward allowing you the option of using a coordinating color. Pattern includes several design options including instructions for stripes and a textured central band, borders in seed or garter stitch and two types of button closures. With three sleeve lengths and sizing from NB-2T, this will become your kids’ year round go-to sweater. Pattern is suitable for the beginning knitter and is a great choice for a first sweater project! Get the matching hat patterns seen in the photos here.

This pattern is also available here in extended child sizing 3-12.

 

Sizes:

NB (3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 18 months, 24 months, 2T)

Measurements:

Chest: 16 (17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22)”
Length: 8½ (9½, 10½, 11½, 12½, 13½, 14½)”
Neck Width: 3 (3½, 3½, 3¾, 3¾, 4¼, 4¼)”
Sleeve: 5½ (6, 6½, 7½, 8, 8½, 8½)”

Materials:

Yarn: In worsted to aran weight yarn you will need approximately 250 (270, 290, 320, 360, 400, 450) yards or 230 (245, 265, 295, 330, 365, 415) meters for a long sleeved sweater. If you choose a contrasting color (CC) yarn for the borders, it should be about 20% of your total yardage. The optional textured band uses about 15% of total yardage and yarn is referred to as Color C. Samples shown were knit with Dream In Color Classy.

NOTES FOR STRIPES: If you choose to work the sweater in stripes with CC borders your yarn should be divided as follows: Color A = 40%, Color B = 40%, CC = 20%

Needles: Double pointed needles (or needles appropriate for your preferred method of small circumference circular knitting) and circular needles in US sizes 8 (5mm) and 6 (4mm) or size required to obtain gauge and two sizes smaller. You will be knitting flat on these circular needles, so exact length is not critical, but at least 24” (60cm) long for comfort.

Notions: Scrap yarn, 4 stitch markers, darning needle for weaving in ends, and either 2 buttons about ⅝” - ¾” (1½ – 2 cm) in diameter or 1 button of any size.

Gauge:

In stockinette stitch 19 sts and 25 rows = 4” using the larger needle size.