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Need someone to find me an online knitting pattern PLEASE!

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DumbledoresGirl Mon 27-Oct-08 20:26:51

Bought some DK wool today to make ds3 a jumper, thinking I would have a DK pattern at home. I do not, or at least, not in his size.

I have spent last hour googling, trying to find an online pattern, but all I can find are patterns for adults, fancy patterns for children or links to ebay to buy patterns.

Trying to rope dh into helping me search but thought it would be easier to ask here.

These are the requirements:

Pattern must be for DK wool.

Ds3 is 5 years old so looking for something that covers his age, preferably 5-6, I think 24" chest.

A plain design or a cable design, but nothing too fancy as the wool is multicoloured.

Pattern must be downloadable and free.

Thanks is you can help. My memberhsip of Ravelry can't come soon enough!

MatNanPlus Mon 27-Oct-08 20:30:51


DumbledoresGirl Mon 27-Oct-08 20:38:56

Is there a secret to using that site MatNanPlus? I have even become a member so I can view some of the patterns more closely, but now I can't find my way back to them via the homepage.

EffiePerine Mon 27-Oct-08 20:43:42

MatNanPlus Mon 27-Oct-08 20:45:30

Don;t know DG am not a knitter sad

DumbledoresGirl Mon 27-Oct-08 20:53:02

OK, I finally worked out how to navigate that site but unfortunately, it is American and I really can't understand the technical side of it, eg wool size, and child sizes.

Effie, that first link was one I came across myself earlier and was just what I did not want (it has a lovely pattern but not suitable for the wool I have). The second link is absolutely gorgeous, I would love to knit that, but the age only goes up to 4 sad. That pattern aged 6 would be fantastic.

DumbledoresGirl Mon 27-Oct-08 20:55:25

Although, looking at the pattern, it does not say it is for DK wool sad

oggsfrog Mon 27-Oct-08 20:57:46

any good?

DumbledoresGirl Mon 27-Oct-08 21:01:04

A bit girly, but thanks oogsfrog for looking. It does not say what thickness the wool is either, but judging by the tension, it would not be the same as DK.

EffiePerine Mon 27-Oct-08 21:01:29

they're th only plain freebies I could find on Ravelry for DK I'm afraid.

Marina Mon 27-Oct-08 21:02:37

I can send you a copy of Action, a nice simply patterned (think raised zigzags, so sort of horizontal wavy rib, v. easy) jumper for boys. Knits up fine in either DK or Aran weights.
It is from the long-out-of-print Rowan Pipsqueaks book so I think it's reasonable to copy one pattern from this anthology.
I am on Ravelry and it is not in their online image bank, even.
CAT me if you'd like this DG

DumbledoresGirl Mon 27-Oct-08 21:06:49

Effie, I adore the green jumper. I wish it were in ds3's size.

Marina, I have CATed you but I would really want to see the picture before putting you to any trouble.

DumbledoresGirl Mon 27-Oct-08 21:08:20

Alternatively, perhaps anyone can tell me is DK suitable to use on Sirdar snuggly aran patterns?

oggsfrog Mon 27-Oct-08 21:09:50


Who'd have thought it would be so hard to find a simple child jumper pattern...

DumbledoresGirl Mon 27-Oct-08 21:13:08

That one looks ok oogsfrog, but what guarantee the wool is the same thickness as DK? It is American again, I note. I don't want to sound anti-American, but I would be more comfortable knowing what is meant by their wool types.

Marina Mon 27-Oct-08 21:13:17

Action sweater cannot assist with dreads I'm afraid DG!

DumbledoresGirl Mon 27-Oct-08 21:14:17

Marina, again, nice for a girl, but not right for my son. Thank you anyway.

oggsfrog Mon 27-Oct-08 21:15:45

Try knitting a swatch Dumble and see if it matches smile.

Marina Mon 27-Oct-08 21:15:50

How very dare you, I am knitting that for --Fotherington-Thomas-- my ds right now wink
Not to worry!

twoluvlykids Mon 27-Oct-08 21:17:34

Just an idea, but if it's multicoloured, why not just knit a simple v necked jumper in stst, to show off the colours.

DumbledoresGirl Mon 27-Oct-08 21:18:20

Are you really? blush But that is a girl modelling it isn't it?

I do like it, but it looks like a tunic, hence more for my dd, than for my son.

Oh woe, I am looking at a Sirdar snuggly chunky knit pattern and wondering if I can get away with it. sad

DumbledoresGirl Mon 27-Oct-08 21:19:13

twoluvlykids, yes I would (although I love complicated cable patterns too) but I need a pattern. I am not clever enough to make them up.

MatNanPlus Mon 27-Oct-08 21:22:12

ok, DG done some more research, our DK is American Light Worsted, our Aran is their worsted here.

The Fair Isle Pattern is for DK, the smallest size would they say knit to a finished chest measurement of 26" you could forget the pattern and do the stitiches in the solid colour you have.

Dots and Dashes is DK.

Meadow of Wildflowers is DK tho smallest size is 30" chest.

Marina Mon 27-Oct-08 21:24:15

That is a young gentleman DG (with dreadlocks) and yes I am knitting Action for ds! wink

twoluvlykids Mon 27-Oct-08 21:25:02

What about this one

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