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Little Alice in Bloom Sweater Pattern - HFS Original - Downloadable PDF


Little Alice in Bloom is a child’s sweater knit in one piece from the top down with a stranded colourwork yoke, contrast edged ribbing, and an option for short or long sleeves.  The pattern has been professionally graded, test knit, and tech edited. There is a schematic diagram included in the pattern.


  • Sizes:

    A (B, C, D, E): 25 (27.25, 29, 31, 32.75)” / 63.5 (69.5, 74, 78.5, 83) cm finished chest circumference.(Additional measurements in schematic.)

    To fit ages approx 4 (6, 8) (10, 12) years
  • Sizes and Finished Measurements:

    The measurements for the sizes above and in the schematic on page 6 are for the finished sweater. The recommended ease is 2-3”/ 5-7.5 cm positive ease. Please select a size that is 2-3”/5-7.5 cm larger than the actual chest circumference, (or that will give you the preferred fit).

  • Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner 
  • Techniques: stranded knitting in the round, increases, decreases

    You Will Need:

    • Suggested Yarns:

      NOTE: I used yarns from my stash for this project and you may want to do that as well, particularly for the contrast yarns in the smaller sizes which require very small amounts.  None of the sizes will require a full 100g skein for the contrasting colours.  You could also do this as a two colour project with only one contrast colour, (add the amounts for CC1 and CC2 together to get required amount of contrast colour yarn).

       MC: Factum (brown) - Uschitita Merino Sock (75% Merino wool, 25% nylon; 464 yds / 425 m per 100g skein)

       CC1: Honeysuckle (pink) - Mr. B Hiddleston Sock (75% Merino wool, 25% nylon; 464 yds / 425 m per 100g skein)

       CC2: Ivy (Green) - Malabrigo Sock (100% Merino Wool; 440 yds / 402m per 100g skein)


      MC: Long Sleeves 515 (615, 710, 810, 945) yds/ 471 (562, 649, 741, 864) m

      Short Sleeves 425 (510, 600, 685, 795) yds/ 389 (466, 549, 626, 727) m

      CC1 (both sleeve lengths): 40 (45, 50, 55, 60) yds / 37 (41, 46, 50, 55) m

      CC2 (both sleeve lengths): 30 (35, 40, 45, 50) yds / 27 (32, 37, 41, 46) m

    • Gauge:

      26.5 sts and 31.5 rounds = 4 inches/10 cm over colourwork and st st, on larger needles, after blocking

      30.5 sts and 31.5 rounds = 4 inches/10 cm over rib, on smaller needles, after blocking

    • Needles:

      Needle sizes are suggestions only. Please use the needle size necessary for you to obtain gauge. Change to longer circular needles as necessary. Larger sizes will require longer needles.

      US 2 (2.75mm) 16” (40 cm) circular for collar

      US 2 (2.75mm) 16-24” (40 cm) circular for body hem

      US 2 (2.75mm) DPNs or preferred needle type for cuffs

      US 4 (3.5mm) 16-24” (40-60 cm) circular for body

      US 4 (3.5mm) DPNs or preferred needle type for sleeves

    This is a downloadable PDF pattern and you will be sent an email with the link to download when your purchase is completed.  You will NOT receive a print version of the pattern, however you will be able to easily print it yourself from the download.

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