Life is a sweater inspired by traditional Norwegian design patterns showing children, men and women dancing, kissing, quarreling, holding hands… a slice of real life.

The sweater is worked from the top down and is almost seamless. It is worked in a yarn combination which yields a robust, still soft fabric, suited for active children’s play.

The pattern is placed where those tiny fingers are least likely to get in trouble with the strands on the inside. The hem and sleeves both end with a beautiful garter rib, while an ordinary 1×1 rib surrounds the neck to ensure maximum elasticity thus avoiding a wide neckline.

Sizes: 1 (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12) years – sweater chest width 59 (63.5, 68, 72.5, 77.5, 82, 86.5) cm

Materials: 200 (200, 200, 250, 250, 350, 350) g of Ask 100 % woollen wool in main color (MC) and 100 (100, 100, 150, 150, 150, 150) g of Alv, 100 % worsted wool in MC, and 35 g of Ask 100 % woollen wool in contrast color (CC) and 15 g of Alv, 100 % worsted wool 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.

Pdf patterns are available in both English and Norwegian.


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