Cotton sweaters are a great choice for summer children’s knits.
Cotton is robust, cool and usually can be machine washed so great for summery play clothes. Plus cotton can be more comfortable to knit with as the weather warms up.
There are some great colour ranges available so you can have fun making sweaters in your child’s favourite colour.
To give you some inspiration we’ve picked out four patterns from our members.
This classic kid’s sweater in James C Brett in It’s Pure Cotton is a great starting point for a child’s summer sweater project. There is a wide range of colours available so you can pick out a small person’s favourite or have fun adding stripes, colour blocks or even an intarsia motif.
This striped sleeve jumper in Rico Baby Cotton Soft DK (pattern 992) is a great choice as an everyday baby jumper and the raglan and neck detail is very smart. You could have lots of fun choosing colours and even having two contrast shades on the sleeves.
Striped sleeves are definitely a kid’s trend. This sweater is a free pattern from Stylecraft in its new Naturals Organic Cotton DK. Again, as there are 38 colours available, you can find your perfect mix. And, if the child you are knitting for isn’t into lace, you could go for plain stocking stitch on the body.
This tee from King Cole in Cottonsoft DK has handy pockets (who doesn’t love a pocket?) and might be just the thing for running about on the beach.