Designed by Rachel Brockman
What was the name of your childhood imaginary friend? Did she/he look anything like this? The color-blocked sleeves and body provide the perfect canvas for you to make this sweater your own. After completing the sweater, it could be a fun exercise to work with your child to design a face that represents her or his own imaginary friend.
This sweater is worked flat from the bottom up and seamed. After seaming, stitches are picked up along the neck edge and the neckband is worked in the round. After finishing the Front, the Front Pocket is added by picking up stitches along the hem and worked upward. The contrast color edges are worked using the intarsia method.
1 (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12) Year(s)
Chest: 22¼ (23½, 25, 26¼, 28¼, 30¼, 32¼)"
Length: 15½ (16¾, 18, 19¾, 21¼, 22½, 23¼)"
Universal Yarn Bella Cash (60% fine merino superwash wool, 30% nylon, 10% cashmere; 50g/230 yds)
Needle: US Size 3 (3.25 mm) 24" circular or size needed to obtain gauge
US Size 2 (2.75 mm) straight, set of dpns
Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch holders, ⅝" black button, ⅝" white button, 1¼" gray button
24 sts x 32 rows = 4" in St st with larger ndl
Save time, check your gauge.
Imaginary Friend is available as part of e-book Writing on the Wall, and as an individual pattern through Ravelry.