A boy’s life

A Boy’s life is a sweater inspired by traditional Norwegian patterns. There are children, men and women, people dancing, kissing, quarreling,  holding hands… a slice of real life.

It is worked from the bottom up and is almost seamless. Worked with a yarn combination which yields a robust, still soft fabric, it is well suited for active children’s play, and the masculine design will look good on any boy.

Sizes: 1 (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12) years – sweater chest width 60 (63.5, 68, 73.5, 78, 82.5, 87) cm

Materials: 150 (150, 200, 200, 300, 300, 300) g of Ask 100 % woollen wool, 315 m per 100 g skein in main color (MC) and 25 g in contrast color (CC), and 75 (75, 100, 100, 125, 125, 150) g of Alv, 100 % worsted wool, 700 m per 100 g skein in MC, and 15 g  in CC. The two yarns are held together for each color.

Needles: Circulars of appropriate length and a set of dpns size 4.5 mm – or the size you need to get gauge, and a set of dpns half a mm smaller.

Gauge: 22 sts and 30 rows = 10 cm in stockinette stitch

Techniques required: knit, purl, increasing, decreasing, stranded knitting, grafting (Kitchener stitch), picking up stitches.

Pdf patterns are available in both English and Norwegian.

Pdf-download – NOK 55

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