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Over The Rainbow: The Sweater



Over The Rainbow: Child’s Sweater Knitting Pattern


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Over The Rainbow: Colour Block Sweater

This is the knitting pattern PDF (not the finished garment) for a child’s raglan sweater worked in stripes of chunky yarn.

The kids sweater knitting pattern is worked from the neckline – on a set of 5 double pointed needles (or use circular needles). Being a top down sweater the length of the body and the sleeves can be adjusted to fit .

The sweater can also be made using oddments of chunky yarns, or of course as a plain sweater.

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Features for your Sensory Child

  • There are no seams – so no scratchy itchy seams or labels.
  • It can be worked in any fibre (e.g. cotton/bamboo/acrylic)  to suit your child’s needs.
  • The Sweater can be worn either way round.
  • This child’s raglan sweater can be adjusted to fit.

For more details click on the ‘Details’ and ‘Tech Specs’ tabs.


Age 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 years

Actual Chest

65.5/25¾                 71.5/28                        80/31½                     85.5/33½     cm/in

Length from shoulder

44/17¼                     48/19                        52/20½           56/22  cm/in

Sleeve Seam

25/9¾    27.5/10¾    30/11¾    34.5/13½  cm/in

Note: because this sweater is worked top down the lengths of the sleeves and the body can be adjusted.


1(1,1,2) x 100g balls of Simply Chunky by Paintbox Yarns in shades—Dolphin Blue (336), Mustard Yellow (323), Blood Orange (319), Vanilla Cream (307), Spearmint Green (325).

(144 metres (157 yards) metres per ball)

Paintbox Yarns are available from www.LoveCrafts.com

To substitute: use any standard Chunky weight yarn with a given tension of 14 sts and 20 rows to 10 cm square on 6 mm (US 10) needles – this info is on the ball band label for details.

OR use oddments of yarn (details as above) totalling approx.  300(350,400,450) grams

1 set of 5 x 6 mm (US 10) double pointed needles.

Optional Circular needle no 6 mm (US 10) needle length 60 cm

(bamboo needles recommended for the dpns)

Stitch markers and coloured thread to mark stitches.

You will receive 1 PDF Pattern file which can be printed on A4 or US Letter Size format.

If you are buying a crochet pattern you will receive 2 files – one in UK terminology and one in US terminology.

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to open the pattern files.


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