Glenmore Mini

Knit the popular Glenmore sweater for your mini me. Sized for little ones of all ages, the relaxed, unisex style is cosy, comfy and goes with everything. Beginner knitters will love the simple stitches and seamless, top-down construction. Working with stash? The pattern includes instructions for both aran and chunky weight yarns.

Glenmore Mini is an easy top-down sweater with an oversized fit. It uses all of the same techniques as the adult sweater, just scaled down, so it's a great way to practice on a small project. 6 sizes are included, from toddler to tween, and the oversized style is perfect for maximising wear. We know how important that is when your knitting time is limited and they just will not stop growing! The textured stitch pattern looks fancy, but it's deceptively simple and uses only knit and purl stitches – if you can knit ribbing you can knit this. By the time you bind off you'll have mastered the skills you need to knit a whole wardrobe of handmade garments.


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The shoulders are worked in one piece and then divided for front and back. The upper front and back are each worked flat and then joined in the round at the underarm. The body is worked in the round, and is easy to customise to your desired length. Stitches for the sleeves are picked up around the armhole and the sleeves are worked top down in the round. They're completed with ribbed cuffs which can be turned up at first. The drop shoulder construction is comfy to wear and means that there is no sleeve cap shaping to worry about. The sweater is completed with a ribbed neckband worked by picking up stitches around the neckline.


Details

Skills for knitting this project

Build your skills by following the links to our clear step-by-step tutorials.

Gauge

13 sts & 20 rnds = 4” /10 cm in dot stitch on larger needle


Supplies

Yarn

Chunky version
Shown in De Rerum Natura Cyrano (100% Merino, 164 yds / 150m, 100g) in Poivre et Sel
360[445, 515, 590] (700, 800)yds / 330[405, 470, 540] (640, 730)m

Aran version
Aran weight yarn with a suggested gauge of 16-18 sts. Shown in Mrs Lam Yarns Smooshy BFL Aran (100% Superwash BFL, 181 yds / 166m, 100g) in Jade.
460[570, 665, 765] (910, 1040) yds / 420[520, 610, 700] (830, 950)m

Needles and notions

Chunky version
US 9 / 5.5mm 24” / 60cm or longer circular needle.
US 10½ / 6.5mm 24” / 60cm or longer circular needle.

Aran version
US 6 / 4mm 24” / 60cm or longer circular needle.
US 7 / 4.5mm 24” / 60cm or longer circular needle.


Sizing

Glenmore Mini includes 6 sizes in 2 yarn weights, for kids aged 2 to 12 years. To Fit 21½” to 31½” finished chest circumference.

2–3[3–4, 5–6, 7–8] (9–10, 11-12)
30¼[31½, 32½, 35] (38¾, 42½)"/ 75.5[78.5, 81.5, 87.5] (97, 106)cm finished chest circumference.

Chunky version shown in 3–4 and 7–8 shown with approximately 10” / 25cm of ease. Aran version shown in 2–3.


Finished Garment Measurements

Garment Measurements — Chunky version
Size 2-3 3-4 5-6 7-8 9-10 11-12
Inches
Chest 30 1/4 31 1/2 32 1/2 35 38 3/4 42 1/2
Neck width 4 4 1/2 5 1/4 5 1/4 5 3/4 6 1/2
Shoulder width 13 3/4 14 1/2 15 16 1/4 18 1/4 20
Bicep 9 1/4 9 3/4 10 1/2 11 3/4 13 13 1/2
Back length 14 15 17 18 19 3/4 21
Length to underarm 6 1/2 8 9 1/2 9 1/4 10 1/4 10 3/4
Cuff  6 3/4 7 1/2 7 1/2 8 8 1/2 9 1/4
Sleeve length 10 12 3/4 13 1/2 15 1/4 15 1/2 16
CM
Chest 75.5 78.5 81.5 87.5 97 106
Neck width 10 11.5 13 13 14.5 16
Shoulder width 34.5 36 37.5 41 45.5 50
Bicep 23 24.5 26 29 32.5 34
Back length 34.5 37.5 42 44.5 49 52.5
Length to underarm 16 20 23.5 23 25.5 27
Cuff  17 18.5 18.5 20 21.5 23
Sleeve length 25 32 34 38 39 40

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