Free Backpack Project Bag • Free Unique Row Checker
Have fun making this sweater for any young athlete or sports fan. The design draws from the traditional athletic look but is styled for a modern feel in line with today’s lifestyles. You can chose extra fine merino wool or a very comfy cotton blend. Both make it very wearable with a shirt or a t-shirt.
The sleeves and body are knitted separately in stockinette, then, when completed, sewn together to create a classic crewneck. Both the upper body and sleeves are worked flat from the top down—casting on at the neck edge and knitting to the bottom of the armhole. Then the lower body and sleeves are worked in the round from the armhole to the cuff and hem.
Order the matching sweater for men:
Brian Sporty Crewneck for Men
For your convenience, I’ve collected knitting tips and links to videos that will make knitting your boy’s sweater easier and even more fun. Knitting Help
Starting at $55
This boy’s sweater kit includes a pattern, yarn and a row checker, which is a tool to help you keep track of your stitch count, row number, increases and decreases. Your knitting kit is delivered in a backpack-style project bag.
Trendsetter’s Merino VI, 100% Merino Wool
This high quality merino yarn is designed to be extra smooth as well as soft. A 6-ply, high twist, washable yarn has loft and stretch, so it’s not only easy to care for, but easy to knit with as well. Machine washable.
HiKoo’s CoBaSi+ , 55% Cotton, 16% Bamboo, 8% Silk, 21% Elastic Nylon
A worsted weight, wool-free option, this lush blend of fibers is soft, breathable, and machine washable, making it perfect for all seasons; and it’s wool-like stretch makes knitting it gentle on the hands. Machine washable.
The on-screen color representations for yarn may not be precise representations of actual colors due to variance in monitor calibrations.
Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4"/10cm, in stockinette
Suggested Needles and Notions:
The following are recommended but not included in the kit.
- US7 16"/40.5cm circular*
- US7 24"/60cm or 32"/80cm circular*
- US7 double-pointed*
- Stitch Markers
- Stitch holders or scrap yarn
- Tapestry needle
* or size needed to obtain gauge
Size 4 – Finished Chest 24.4"/62cm
Size 6 – Finished Chest 26.8"/68cm
Size 8 – Finished Chest 28.4"/72cm
Size 10 – Finished Chest 30"/73.2cm
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To order, return to top of this page, and select size, colorway and number of kits.
The kit for this sweater, which contains the yarn and pattern, comes in a backpack-style project bag. On the front of the backpack is a zippered pouch with a porthole. You can insert the ball of yarn from which you’re knitting and run the yarn through the porthole, so if you like, you can even knit while walking down the street. This also makes a great knitting gift for men and for women who knit for men and boys.
Note: needles and handsome guy not included.