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At 6' tall, I used to have a hard time finding sweaters with long enough sleeves. So I took up knitting to make my own sweaters.

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Child's Swing Coat #508

from Vermont Fiber Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Child's Swing Coat #508
Child's Swing Coat #508
Child's Swing Coat #508
Child's Swing Coat #508
Child's Swing Coat #508
Child's Swing Coat #508

Pattern Description:

The vibrant colors in this coat are sure to put a smile on your favorite little girl's face. It's easy to work up, because it uses a slip stitch pattern for the color work. If you can't find the perfect buttons to go with your yarn choice, we tell you how to make your own from the contrasting color yarn. - Lynn McCarthy


In St st, 16 sts and 23 rows = 4"/10 cm.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Child's sizes 2 (26") to 16 (41")


  • Worsted weight cotton: 430-1320 yds MC; 40-50 yds A

You Will Also Need:

  • One size 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle, 24" long or longer
  • Stitch holders
  • Stitch marker
  • Five to seven 5/8" buttons (optional) or crochet hook size G-6 (4 mm) (optional) and five to seven 1/2" plastic rings
  • Decorative button or pin for lapel

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Dyed Cotton by Blue Sky Alpacas