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Holli Yeoh | Rain City Kid

Rain City Kid

Your child might want to eat and sleep in this bright sweater. The seams are knit-in using colourful garter stitch bands and the pocket linings flash the same colour as the seams for lots of visual impact.

The joining bands are a kind of hybrid pick up and knit combined with three-needle bind-off. There are no hand sewn seams in this project. It’s all knitting, all the time!

Knit them for all the kids, big and small; smaller sizes are available in the Rain City Baby kimono-style pattern.

Yarn

DK / 8 ply (11 wpi)
RainCity Knits Superwash BFL DK
613 (722, 813, 947, 1044) yds / 561 (661, 744, 866, 955) m MC
138 (158, 171, 189, 202) yds / 127 (145, 157, 173, 185) m CC

Needles

3.5 & 3.75 mm / US 4 & 5

Gauge

22 sts and 32 rows = 4" / 10 cm in stockinette stitch using larger needles

Size/Finished Measurements

Sizes available: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 yrs
Finished chest measurement: 28 ¼ (29 ¾, 31 ¼, 33 ¼, 34 ¾)” 70.5 (74.5, 78, 83, 87) cm; Intended to be worn with about 5” (12.5 cm) positive ease.

Techniques

Increases/decreases, knit-on edging, picking up stitches, three-needle bind-off, knowledge of sweater construction, sewing on buttons, NO seams!

Pattern Support/Errata/Tutorials

Tutorial: Raised Increases
Errata: Rain City Kid errata