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- Required Knitting stitches and techniques
- Materials to make the Ruffle Sweater– Size 3-4 year –
- How to make a Knitted Rufflle Sweater for girls – Size 3-4 years
- 1. Knit the yoke of the sweater
- 2. Knit the front of the ruffle sweater
- 3. Knit the sleeves of the knitted sweater
- 4. Knit the ruffle
- 5. Knit the back of the knitted sweater
- 6. Final touches
The construction of this sweater is the same as we have seen on other occasions, such as in this baby knitted sweater with ruffles on the sleeve’s tutorial, this fabric and yarn Romper or the Musgo Baby
It is worked top-down making raglan increases to shape the sweater. The variation that we have introduced on this occasion is that we are going to knit a garter stitch row to later work a big ruffle on it.
We have also made a small modification in the distribution of the stitches to obtain
Required Knitting stitches and techniques
- Cast on
- 1×1 rib stitch
- Stockinette stitch
- Raglan increases. For this
projectI used M1L and M1R increases.
- Bind off
- Pick up s
st / sts: Stitch / stitches
M1R: Make one right
M1L: Make one left
Materials to make the Ruffle Sweater– Size 3-4 yea
- 300 gr. of medium yarn weight. (Worsted, Afghan, Aran) I have used Wash Wool de Knitive in color Brown Ochre.
- 6 mm straight knitting needles.
- 6 mm circular needles. This project is knitted flat, but you will need to use circular needles when knitting the ruffle as you will have a large number of stitches on the needle.
- 4 stitch holders or waste yarn
- Tapestry needle
16 stitches x 20 rows worked in stockinette stitch.
make a Knitted Rufflle Sweater for girls – Size 3-4 years
1. Knit the yoke of the sweater
Knit the neck area
Cast 88 stitches and knit 9 rows using 1 × 1 rib stitch. That is, *k1, p1; rep from * to end of row.
From row 10, and now on, all the even rows of the yoke up to the ruffle, we will work them in the following way: 5 rib.sts, purl until only 5 sts remain, 5 rib.sts
Start knitting raglan increases to shape the yoke area
On this occasion, as I said before, I have opted for the M1L and M1R increases.
Work row 11 the following way: 5 rib stitches, k 5
In this way, counting the stitches that you already had and those that you have increased, you will have the stitches distributed as the image shows:
Continue increasing raglan in odd rows by increasing M1R when you have 1 stitch left before reaching each marker and M1L beyond 1 stitch of the marker.
Row 13: 5 rib stitches, k 6
Row 15: 5 rib stitches, k 7
Row 17: 5 rib stitches, k 8
Keep knitting this way until you reach row 29, in which you will have increased 19 sts for each of the backs and 38 stitches on the front and sleeves.
Knit the following even row (row 30), except the first 5 stitches and the last 5 stitches, which you will continue knitting in rib stitch. In this way, we will have formed a ridge on which we will pick up the stitches to knit the ruffle.
From now on, we will continue knitting the raglan increases, without knitting the first 5 and last 5 stitches in rib stitch, neither in the even or odd rows.
Knit until each sleeve and the front have 54 stitches.
Cut the strand without fear. Once you have finished your girl’s knitted sweater, you could weave in all those loose ends.
Place the stitches from both parts of the back and the sleeves on hold into waste yarn or stitch holders
From now on, you will only work the 54 stitches from the front part.
2. Knit the front of the ruffle sweater
Starting in even row, knit 22 rows in stockinette stitch and finish the front by knitting 5 more rows in rib stitch. Cast off all stitches and cut the yarn.
3. Knit the sleeves of the knitted sweater
To shape the sleeves, slip the
We must decrease some stitches so that the cuff fits the wrist. Knit as follows:
Row 27. work *k 2 sts, dec*, repeat from *a* until end
Rows 28 and 30. Purl all the sts.
Row 29. *k 1 st, dec*, repeat from *a* until end
Rows 31-42. Knit rib stitch
Row 43. Cast off all the sts and cut yarn leaving a long tail.
Repite igual para tejer la otra manga.
4. Knit the ruffl
Pick up the stitches for the ruffle by inserting the needle under each of the “ridges” formed in the yoke.
At this point, it is a good idea to use circular needles, since as you increase stitches of the ruffle, you will need more space to accommodate them. It is up to you!
Knit the ruffle as follows:
Row 1. * k1 st , inc*, repeat from *a* until end
Rows 2 and 4. Purl all the sts.
Row 3. *k2 st, inc*, repeat from *a* until end
Rows 5-9. knit rib stitch
Row 10. Bind off all the sts.
5. Knit the back of the knitted sweater
Slip the stitches on hold from
Once the back is finished, sew the small opening that has been left under the ruffle with an invisible seam.
6. Final touches
Seam under the sleeves and the sides of the sweater.
Bend the neck inward and sew the stitches to the base. In this way, you will have a “little roll” on the neck.
And the best of all is that you don’t have to be an expert knitter to make a garment like this! Just by mastering some basic stitches you can knit it with your own hands. 🙌🏻.
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