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Ants: The Sweater


Ants: The Sweater Knitting Pattern

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Ants on your Pants: The Kids Sweater Knitting Pattern

This is a sweater knitting pattern PDF (not the finished garment) for a knit sweater with embroidered ant motif.

This Ants on your Pants knit sweater is worked as a top down sweater pattern on a set of 5 double pointed needles (or use circular needles). Because the raglan sweater is worked as a top down sweater the length of the body and the sleeves can be adjusted to fit. The ant is worked in small back stitches when the knit sweater is completed. This kids jumper pattern can be worked in any Aran weight knitting yarn. Team this raglan sleeve sweater with the Ants on your Pants Harem Joggers

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Features for your Sensory Child

  • There are no seams so the inside is smooths.
  • The sweater can be adjusted to fit.
  • Yarns can be chosen to suit your child.

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   70/27½   76.5/30   78.75/31   cm/in

Back length from shoulder

39/15¼   41/16½   43/17   46/18   cm/in

Sleeve Seam

19/7½   21.5/8½   24/9½   26.5/10.5   cm/in

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


5(6,6,7) balls of Rico Design Creative Cotton Aran x 50g balls shade 052 Grey/Green

85 metres (98 yards) metres per ball.

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Oddment of contrast for the embroidery. (or use embroidery silk)

1 set 5 x 4 mm (US 6) double pointed needles.

1 set 5 x 5 mm (US 8) double pointed needles.

Optional Circular needle no 5 mm (US 8) needle length 60 cm

(bamboo needles recommended for the dpns)

To substitute: use any standard Aran weight yarn with a given tension of 18 sts and 24 rows to 10 cm square on 5 mm needles – see ball band label for details

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

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


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