Forest Park Junior is the children’s size version of Forest Park Cardigan. It’s rugged sophistication in a versatile grandpa cardigan that’s equally great for boys or girls in sizes 2-12.
The textured, slip-stitch (Mosaic) colour work is fun and easy as it uses only one colour per row, there are no steeks, and WS rows are easy. See this wonderful tutorial by Felicia at Sweet Georgia Yarns for working Mosaic colour work. The colour work is sized for the various sweater sizes and options are included for the sleeve motif. The raglan seam detail is also customized for the smaller sizes.
Forest Park is worked top-down and seamless (except for sewing down the sides of the pockets). Stitches are picked up for the collar and button bands to add structure and stability, and short rows shape the shawl collar. Sleeves are worked top-down and in the round, ending with simple colour work and ribbed cuffs. The bottom of the pockets are created while working the lower body and then finished later…a fun way to construct a pocket that lays flat and smooth!
The generous shawl collar is worked in a single rib pattern for the smaller sizes and a double rib pattern for the larger sizes.
Instructions are included for how to read the mosaic colour work charts. See the adult Forest Park Cardigan here.