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Little Ethereal (Children's Sweater)

Job type Test knit

I have closed the test, but if you would like to beta test the size 4-6 yrs or 8-10 yrs, send me an email at knitequalsjoy@gmail.com.  Thank you!!

This is the children's version of the Ethereal SweaterIt is knit top-down and seamless and features a rolled neckline, stranded stripes and a slipped stitch pattern in the two-color yoke, a textured hem, and textured two-color cuffs.   

Sizes:  0-6 mo, 6-12 mo, 1-2 yrs, 2-4 yrs, 4-6 yrs, 6-8 yrs, and 8-10 yrs.

Size 0-6 mo shown in photo.

Difficulty Moderate
Due date 2020-09-09
Craft Knitting
Test secrecy Postable
Advertiser Knit Equals Joy Designs
Spots available 11
Sizes required Sizes: 0-6 mo, 6-12 mo, 1-2 yrs, 2-4 yrs, 4-6 yrs, 6-8 yrs, 8-10 yrs.
Finished measurements

Finished Measurement at Chest:  18.5 (21.75, 22.75, 25.75, 26.25, 30, 31.5) in. [47 (55.2, 57.8, 65.4, 66.7, 76.2, 80) cm]. 

Gauge Stockinette: 28st/38 rnds=4 in; Yoke Section 1: 28 st/55 rnds=4 in; Yoke Section 2: 28 st/51 rnds=4 in; Yoke Section 3: 28 sts/40 rnds=4 in.
Charted or written pattern Both
Skills required

Working with two colors, stretchy/flexible cast on, backward loop cast on, working in the round, slipping stitches, m1 and kfb increases, ssk and k2tog decreases, knitting through the back loop.


Construction type Knit in the round, top-down and seamless
Required or recommended yarn Fingering weight in 2 colors.
Yardage Main Color (MC): 300 (360, 450, 525, 625, 775, 920) yds [275 (330, 415, 485, 575, 710, 840) m]. Contrasting Color (CC): 125 (160, 200, 225, 235, 245, 250) yds [115 (150, 185, 205, 215, 225, 230) m].
Tools required

Needles: Sizes 0-6 mo to 4-6 yrs:  US Size 4 [3.5 mm] 16 in. [40 cm] circular needle.

Sizes 6-8 yrs to 10-12 yrs:  US Size 4 [3.5 mm] 16 in. and 24 in. [40 and 60 cm] circular needle.

All Sizes:  US Size 4 [3.5 mm] DPNs (or needles for your preferred style of small circumference knitting).

US Size 3 [3.25 mm] DPNs if desired for cuffs (or needles for your preferred style of small circumference knitting). 

Or use needle size(s) needed to obtain gauge.

Other Materials: 6 stitch markers, including 1 to mark beginning of round; tapestry needle. 


Ownership of the finished item The finished item is yours to keep.
Requirements from the maker

I am looking for testers who can finish this sweater quickly and who can provide information regarding fit.  Any sharing on social media is a plus, but is not required.


Rewards from the designer

The designer is offering discounted or free pattern(s) to testers

Upon successful completion, you will receive a code for a free pattern from my website and a code for a free copy of the published version of Little Ethereal.


The designer has created the following milestones, in order to keep track of progress during the test knit. By marking off each milestone as you complete it, you can easily keep the designer up to date with your progress.

2020-08-23: Sweater completed

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