Child’s Reindeer Sweater Pattern


This single pattern is available as a download.


For this pattern you may use*:

Yarn: 2(2:3:3) 100g hanks of WYS The Croft Shetland Colours Aran  (100% Shetland Island Wool, 166m/182yds per 100g) in shade A (Stanydale 1011)  and One 100g hank each of WYS The Croft Shetland Colours Aran  in shade B (Reawick 1010) and shade C (Melby 551).

Metres for shade A: 248(248:310:372)m.
Metres for shade B: 62m.
Metres for shade C: 62(124:124:124)m.

Needles: 5mm.

Notions: 3(3:3:4) buttons.

Gauge (tension): 18 stitches and 24 rows to 10cm square over stocking stitch using 5mm needles.


To Fit (suggested)
1-2 3-4 5-6 7-8 years old
Actual Chest Measurements
56 60 64 68 cm
22 23½ 25¼ 26¾ ins
Length (from shoulder)
32 36 40 46 cm
12½ 14¼ 15¾ 18 ins
Sleeve Length
20 24 28 32 cm
8 11 12½ ins

My design ideas and advice: Children will love the Christmassy feeling that comes with wearing a snuggly jumper complete with Rudolph the red nose reindeer!

This is a simple pattern that uses the intarsia technique. For anyone who hasn’t tried intarsia before this is the best way to start or, for those that have, it’s so simple it can be knitted up ready in time for Christmas!

*the yarn I used for this pattern has been discontinue and so I’ve suggested the yarn above as a good substitute. I’ve helped visitors to my studio pick shades in this yarn for this pattern and it looked fab!

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