Petit Large


Petit Large is a beautiful basic sweater, with carefully thought finishes and cute details that give it a certain je-ne-sais-quoi. This timeless must-have of every wardrobe will follow your children in all their adventures. And, as Julie also thinks about the knitter behind the FO, this pattern has just the amount of detailing to keep you on your toes. Buttoned enveloppe neckline, textured elbow patches… Small things that brings a little fun in a sea of stockinette stitch! And if you take a look at the Ravelry page of the pattern, you will find a lot of ideas to make it your own. Plus, the pattern has been developed in adult and baby sizes, so that you can knit one for every member of the family: Grand Large and (Tout) Petit Large.

This sweater is knitted from the bottom up, in one piece, without seams. You will pick up stitches directly at the armholes before shaping the shoulders using short rows.

This listing is for the knitting pattern (pdf) of the children sweater Petit Large (in French and in English).


  • 2-4 6-8-10-12 years for a finished bust circumference of 58-62 66-70-74-78 cm / 23-24 26-28-29-31 inches.


  • 24 stitches and 32 rows = 4’’ in stockinette stitch in the round


  • Stockinette stitch in the round and flat
  • Twisted rib 1/1

Yarn & Notions:

  • 2 skeins or 500-550 600-680-750-800 meters / 550-600 660-740-820-880 yards of Pimprenelle by Graine de Laine (100% merino – 400m / 100g) or any other fingering weight yarn that will give you the correct gauge
  • Circular needles to get the correct gauge (suggested size: 4 mm/US#6).
  • Circular needles, one size smaller (suggested size: 3.5mm)
  • If you don’t use the magic loop technique, a set of DPNs or a small circular needle, in the same sizes
  • 3 buttons
  • Stitch markers


  • Knit in the round
  • 3 needle bind-off
  • Short rows
  • Increase and decrease
  • Read a very simple chart for the elbow patches

Note: all the techniques used are described in the pattern.

SKU: LCT-PAT-019 Categories: , Tags: , , , Yarn Weight: Fingering, Sport

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