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Tiny sweaters for holiday decorating and/or gifting!



The only thing more satisfying than knitting a sweater is knitting one that you can finish in a single afternoon! Knit tiny sweaters for your holiday tree, to create a sweet garland for your mantle, or to give as gifts. Personalize them for everyone in the family! Choose from yoke-style or raglan and add a little flair with colorwork, stripes or texture.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Size: One size

Gauge: 32 st and 40 rows in 4 inches in stockinette stitch (not blocked) *Gauge is not essential

Note: Due to the small scale, pattern is written in terms of rows (not inches/cm). If your row gauge is different, you may need to work an addition few rows for length of body or sleeves. Thankfully, the sweater only has to fit the small hanger you’ll use to display it, so the project is flexible.


  • Fingering weight yarn in 2 contrasting colors (scant amounts of each)

Yardage is an estimate and may vary based on your gauge (especially row gauge) and yarn choice. If in doubt, please round up.


  • US Size 1.5 DPNs*

*Adjust your needle size, if necessary, to obtain correct gauge.