The perfect project for stashbusting! You’ll need four colors (in almost equal parts) – look for yarns that have similar fiber content and washability. They don’t have to be exactly the same brand or fiber content (just similar). If you do choose some fiber that is washable and some that isn’t, treat the entire project as hand wash only. But since this is a baby sweater, washable yarn is a plus.
0-6 mo (6-12 mo, 1-2 yrs, 2-4 yrs, 4-6 yrs, 6-8 yrs, 8-10 yrs) referred to as sizes 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) throughout pattern
Light worsted weight or DK (or a combination of the two)| Leftovers of various brands – whatever you have in your stash |100% superwash merino|Approximately 210-230 yards per 100g | 280 (310, 320, 450, 520, 700, 730) yards/256 (283, 293, 411, 475, 640, 667) meters total, comprised of at least 4 different colors in relatively equal parts.
- Color A: This will be the most prominent color because it’s used for the neckline ribbing
- Color B: Neutral (recommended white, cream, taupe, light grey)
- Color C: Pop Color (fun bright color)
- Color D: Medium or Dark Neutral (grey, brown, gold, navy, black)
- US Size 5/3.75mm (12 -24 in/30-60 cm) circular needle – yoke and body (use length that is most comfortable for the size you’re knitting, transition to a longer length as needed)
- US Size 5/3.75mm (12 in/30 cm) circular needle or DPNs – sleeves
- US Size 4/3.5mm (16-24 in/40-60 cm) circular needle – bottom ribbing
- US Size 4/3.5 mm (12-16 in/30-40 cm) circular needle – neckline
- US Size 4/3.5mm DPNs – sleeve cuffs
- Tip: To add a little more wiggle room for the body or sleeves, go up one needle size on the body and sleeves.
20 st and 28 rows in 4 in/10 cm in stockinette stitch, blocked
Note: Adjust your needle size, if necessary, to obtain correct gauge.