It’s only the middle of December; you still have time to knit a sweater for everyone on your list! Here’s a little sweater you can whip up in a couple of hours. The project is worked in the round from the top down, with no seams. The tiny coat hanger makes it easy to hang up on your tree.

This design was inspired by Kristin Nichols’ Egg Cozies featured in Weekend Knitting.

You will need:

  • Some yarn from your stash (not even a whole ball; probably less than half a ball). I used Noro Cash Iroha (green) and Elann Peruvian Highland Wool (red). The sweaters shown each used about 10 metres of yarn.
  • A set of five double-pointed needles in a size appropriate for your yarn.
  • 2 pieces of scrap yarn, about 10 cm (4 inches) long, for holding the sleeve stitches
  • tapestry needle
  • stitch marker or split ring
  • A piece of stainless steel wire to make the coat hanger
  • a pair of needle-nosed pliers and wire cutters
  • a piece of paper and a pencil

Download a PDF of this pattern from my Ravelry Designer Page.

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