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1-2 3-4 5-6 7-8 9-10 11-12


Chest Circ
63 66.5 73.5 77.5 81.5 85cm 
24.75 26.25 29 30.5 32 33.5


Armhole depth : 
12 13.5 15 16.5 18 19.5cm 
4.75 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.75


Body Length: centre back from neck edge 
35.5 39.5 43 43 47 51cm 
14 15.5 17 17 18.5 20


Upper arm circ
23 26.5 28.5 28.5 31 33.5cm 
10.25 11.25 11.25 12.25 13.5


Sleeve length: from underarm 
22 28 32 35.5 35.5 39.5cm 
8.75 11 12.5 14 14 15.5


Dk weight yarn or 1 strand of fingering held with 1 strand of lace weight. Jeffreys sample uses Along Avec Anna Double Merino in Royal and Dune, Penelope’s sample uses Along Avec Anna Merino held with Silk Mohair in Tomette and Tourmaline (amounts are for each strand) 
MC - 250 296 361 378 453 517
272 322 393 414 494 654yds 
CC - 166 204 240 250 296 342
183 224 264 275 326 376yds


22 sts x 32 rounds = 10 x 10cm / 4 x 4” on 4mm needles stockinette in the round, blocked


3.25mm for rib, 4mm for body with 40/80cm / 16/30” cables or dpn’s for sleeves or needles required to meet gauge


stitch markers, embroidery needle, scissors


The back neck is cast on and worked flat with increases to shape the shoulders. Front left and right panels are picked up and worked flat before joining at the neck. Front and back panels are joined and the body is worked in the round. Sleeves and collar are picked up and worked in the round.


This garment has 7.5 - 15cm / 3-6” positive ease worked into the grading. This means if you go up or down a size to adjust the ease, your yoke/sleeves may end up too big or small. If choosing a different size than recommended for the age of the child, you may want to follow the lengths of the recommended size. Always measure your child as ages are only a recommendation. Penelope’s sample is size 5-6 with the body length of size 3-4. Penelope has a chest circ of 58.5cm / 23” and is 3.5 years old so the sample has 15cm / 6” positive ease, with an appropriate length for her age. When in doubt its always best to size up. Children vary greatly in height so try your garment on regularly, adding length where appropriate as described in the pattern.


Gauge & Yarn 
It is always a good idea to gauge swatch to make sure your garment fits, and to make sure you’re happy with the fabric you’re creating. Adjust your needle size accordingly if needed. When using superwash yarn your garment is always more likely to grow, therefor it’s very important to wash and block your gauge swatch for a more accurate gauge reading. Take note of your gauge before and after swatching, paying close attention to the row gauge as this will be useful for predicting final lengths. This garment is graded using row gauge so try and get as close as you can. Samples use a lighter MC and darker CC. Yarn amounts are approximate and include 10% contingency.

Children vary greatly in height, especially as they get older so though there is contingency in the supplied yarn amounts, you may wish to purchase extra yarn if your child is especially tall for their age. Guidence on adding sleeve and body length is given in the pattern.


Confident Beginner


Working flat 
Working in the round 
Picking up stitches 
Jogless stripes 
Carrying yarn


Sibling Sweater | Pattern

  • This listing is for a digital instant download of a knitting pattern in PDF format. There is no physical product. 

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