Our city’s full of train tracks, rail yards, and the sound of the freight train’s whistle and clunk. This simple child’s raglan sweater uses garter stitch tracks on the yoke to evoke the magic and power in the music of the rails. Knit from the bottom up in the round, this design uses written instructions, and a schematic. The sweater is completely reversible. If the kid spills on the front…turn it around. It requires virtually no sewing at the end, just weaving in ends and joining up the underarm stitches.
This pattern requires the knitter to increase, decrease, and knit some magic into the train tracks.
Sizing: Please measure the wearer’s chest size and plan for plenty of ease. This is meant to be a relaxed fit…kids grow fast.
Any Aran weight yarn that knits to the correct gauge
Gauge: 15 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch
Sizes: 2-4 (4-6, 6-8, 8-10), measuring 27 (30½, 32, 34)"/69 (77, 81.5, 86.5) cm
Approximately 445 (530, 600, 630) yd/ 407 (485, 549, 576) m
Size US 8 (5mm) 24” (60cm) circular knitting needle or size to get gauge
Size US 8 (5mm) double-pointed needles or size to get gauge
Size US 8 (5mm) 16” (40cm) circular knitting needle or size to get gauge (optional: for neckline)
Note for knitting in the round: You can use dpns, 2 circulars or 1 long circular for magic loop as desired.
Markers or bit of scrap yarn
Row counter (recommended)
Waste yarn or stitch holders