It’s really fun to knit for little kids, but they grow so fast that you don’t really want to spend too much time on a project for a little one because they might only get to wear it a few times before it’s too small (or, let’s face it, stained).
That’s why this cute little Sweet Tee pattern from Down Cloverlaine is so great. It’s a pretty straightforward top-down raglan with a placket in the back to make putting on and taking off a little easier. It’s mostly worked in the round in stockinette stitch, with little textured heart embellishments at the center front and above the hem. You could of course leave those out and it would be a great project for a boy, too.
Worked in cotton on size 4 and 6 US needles (3.5 and 4 mm) it will go pretty quickly. This pattern is one-size only, which she says is for a 6 to 9 month old (18 inch chest measurement). The good news is it’s relatively easy to adjust a raglan to another size, just keep increasing until you have the chest measurement you need (and remember to make it longer, too!).
[Photo by Elaine Fitzpatrick/Down Cloverlaine.]