Last but not least is a kid's sweater called Taimi.

What: Taimi / Own pattern
How: Circular needle 3.75 mm
From: John Arbon Textiles Yarnadelic, 216 g

Taimi is a simple kid's sweater with adorable leaf colorwrok on the yoke. The sweater has long sleeves and little leaves on the cuffs just before the ribbing.

You don't need to look twice to realize this is a kid's version of the Lehto pullover. You can use these two pattern to make cute matching mini-me sets - and you could make Lehto for dad too as the design is very unisex.

Taimi is graded from 6 months all the way to 12 years. The smaller sizes are every 6 months and the bigger ones every two year.

This is my very first kid's design and grading it was a similar learning process as the men's sweaters in the book. The biggest challenge was to find all the measurements I needed. I had to combine lots of different size tables to get everything and then based on test knitters' feedback, I adjusted those further. It was a bit of a challenge but now it's all done and all the sizes should fit very nicely. I also really like that you can make this for a boy or a girl, it would suit either.

The book sample is size 6YO photographed on a 6YO.

The whole book project suddenly became very real when one night, I opened my own copy and casted on for a wee Taimi for my baby due in autumn, using my own pattern from my own book. There might have been a tear or two in the corner of my eye.

You can find all the info on the design below. Most of the photos were taken by Laine for the book and the last ones showing a wee sweater in size 6MO, I took myself.


6MO-12MO-18MO [2YO-4YO-6YO] 8YO-10YO-12YO

Finished measurements

Chest and waist circumference: 18-20-21.25 [25-26.75-28.25] 30-32.25-34.25’’ / 45-50-53.5 [62.5-66.5-71] 75-81-86 cm


John Arbon Textiles Yarnadelic (100% Falkland’s corridale, 333 m / 100 g), or other sport weight yarn. Shown in colors The Beautiful Ones (MC) and Harmonium (CC).

1-1-1 [2-2-2] 3-3-3 skeins of MC and 1 skein of CC.


MC: 260-315-360 [430-580-700] 795-865-945 yrds / 240-285-330 [390-530-640] 725-790-860 m,

CC: 40-50-55 [65-80-90] 145-160-175 yrds / 35-45-50 [60-70-80] 130-145-160 m.


US 5 (3.75 mm) – 16/24/32’’ / 40/60/80 cm long circular needle (the optimal length depends on the size you’re working) and dpns if you prefer to work the sleeves with them. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the right gauge.


24 sts x 29 rnds = 4x4’’ / 10x10 cm in stockinette stitch and color work, worked in the round (after blocking).


4 stitch markers, tapestry needle.

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