Knitting for children

Knitting for children

Pullover for kids

Pullover for kids

Ladybird on a leaf by Nikki Van De Car

"This playful and squishy pullover is just the thing for a budding gardener or entomologist. It is cosy while remaining light and flexible, and buttons depicting whichever bug delights you the most are sure to be a hit." says Nikki Van De Car.

SIZE 12-18 mths (18-24 mths:2yrs:3yrs:4yrs)

YARN

Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky (Aran weight; 100% superwash merino wool; 151m/165yds per 100g skein)

NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES

Cotton Candy Hat

Cotton Candy Hat

An openwork motif at the crown is perfectly accented with a lacy pattern of clusters and cross stitches in the body of this cute baby hat. A solid-stitch brim gets a perfect finish with a reverse single-crochet edging.

FINISHED SIZES: Instructions given fit child's size small; changes for medium and large are in [ ]. FINISHED SIZES Instructions given fit child's size small; changes for medium and large are in [ ].

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Circumference: 121/2 inches (small) [14 inches (medium), 16 inches (large)]

Diamond Rose Dress

Diamond Rose Dress

A striking pattern of diamonds, fleurettes and stripes gives eye-catching detail to the bodice of this darling little dress that's finished off with a sweet shell-stitch skirt.

FINISHED SIZES: Instructions given fit size 18 months (small), changes for 24 months (medium), 2 years (large) and 3 years (X-large) are in [ ].

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Chest: 19 inches (small) [20% inches (medium), 21 inches (large), 22 inches (X-large)]

Length: 18 inches (small) [19 inches (medium), 19 inches (large), 21 inches (X-large)]

Jumper for girl

Jumper for girl

THE BRIGHT patterning and unusual cable details on this jumper should really appeal to girls who like to stay warm yet smart in the winter months. Designed for Faroese yarn company Navia by Anna Magnussen, the jumper has a stranded colourwork pattern that’s mirrored on either side of that central cable. It’s knitted in Navia’s soft Duo yarn, which blends Faroese and Shetland wool with Australian lambswool, and comes in lots of bright colours as well as softer neutrals.

SIZE AND YARN: look after the description

NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES

1 set 3.5mm (UK 10-9/US 4) circular needles, 60cm long

1 set 4.5mm (UK 7/US 7) circular needles, 60cm long

Round neck sweater

Round neck sweater

WRAP YOUR child up warm in a cosy handknit jumper - you know they’ll appreciate it, even if they don’t always show it! These classic diamond cables add texture and interest to a simple raglan sweater, and you can choose between a round neck or polo neck. Sirdar’s Supersoft Aranyarn is ideal for children’s knits. It’s soft on their skin but easy to wash and care for, no matter how grubby they get! The yarn comes in 23 colours, from baby pastels to these rich shades.

SIZE AND YARN: look after the description

NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES

1 pair 5mm (UK 6/US 8) knitting needles

1 pair 4mm (UK 8/US 6) knitting needles