- Selecting yarn and making a test piece
- Children's jumper: front and back details
- Knitting sweater sleeves
- Assembly of parts
To knit a jumper for a boy, you need quite a bit: from 200 to 400 grams of yarn (depending on size), a pair of knitting needles of the right size and a few free evenings.
The model shown in the photo is quite simple to make. It is knitted in separate pieces from the bottom up. The patterns offered by the designer consist exclusively of front and back loops. There will be neither yarns nor complex braiding.
Selecting yarn and making a test piece
To knit a sweater for a boy, you should purchase warm but soft yarn. The best material is wool and cotton. In extreme cases, you can stop at mixed yarn with acrylic. However, the content of artificial fibers must not exceed 50%.
In the case when a demi-season jumper is knitted with knitting needles for a boy, cotton or bamboo yarn will be optimal.
For calculations, the craftswoman will need a small fragment of the future canvas. She should knit the control swatch with the chosen yarn and pattern. After measuring it, it will become clear how many loops are 10 cm wide and how manyrows are 10 cm high.
Now you can start knitting the main parts.
Children's jumper: front and back details
In this case, the fabrics of the main parts are knitted the same way. That is, the front will have the same shape and dimensions as the back.
The figure shows patterns of all paintings with sizes for children of different ages.
Many craftswomen note that knitting a raglan jumper with knitting needles from below is much easier than working in circular rows and moving from the neckline to the bottom.
This is due to the fact that individual parts can be laid out on a pattern and inaccuracies corrected in time.
For the first row of the back, you should dial the required number of loops on the needles (calculated according to the control sample) and knit with a garter pattern to a height of 3-5 cm.
Then go to the front surface and build up the canvas. On the pattern, the place is marked where several rows should be performed according to scheme A.1.
Then you need to immediately start making the pattern according to scheme A.2.
When the part is tied to the armhole line, close a few loops on each side (3-5 cm wide). Further, to form raglan lines, you need to cut in every second row one loop at the beginning and at the end of the row.
The distance from the beginning of the armhole to the neck on the back is indicated by a dotted line. The depth of the neck will be 3 cm. To form a round cutout, first close the central loops (to a width of 10-13 cm), and then in eachthe second row is reduced by one loop. The right and left shoulder are knitted in turn.
The front part is done in the same way, but the neckline will be deeper, so the distance from the beginning of the armholes to the reduction of the central loops will be less.
Knitting sweater sleeves
To make the knitted jumper for the boy comfortable, the cuffs of the sleeves should be tied with a tight elastic band.
Standard cuff height is 5-7 cm. The sleeve is expanded by adding two loops in one row (at the beginning and at the end) through an equal number of rows. For example, every seven rows, in the eighth, additions are made.
The place where you should start knitting pattern A.1 is indicated by a line. Then you need to refer to the scheme A.2.
Armholes are knitted in the same way as when working on the back and front detail: reduce two loops in every second row.
The second sleeve is performed in the same way.
Assembly of parts
When all the fabrics are ready, they are sewn with a knitted seam. Loops are cast on circular needles along the neckline and several rows are knitted with a garter pattern or elastic band. At the end, all loops are loosely closed. If desired, the craftswoman can use the pattern that she likes to knit such a jumper with knitting needles. It is not necessary to follow the specified sequence of ornaments, because handmade work is valued for its uniqueness.