Knitting allows you to create garments in three dimensions. We can take advantage of this quality to create textures that give life and movement to our creations to wrap our little ones in their daily lives and also encourage their creativity. The skirt, bow, arms and legs of the ballerina come to life to become almost a doll embedded in her sweater.


2 (4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16) years old. As every little one is different you can be guided not only by the years, but also by the measurements of the bust width which is 34 (36, 39, 41, 44, 46, 49, 51) cm/ 13.5 (14.5, 15.5, 16.5, 17.5, 18.5, 19.5, 20.5)“.

See the tabs below for more information on construction notes, level of difficulty, prerequisites, materials and gauge.

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Knitting pattern bailarina sweater will not leave indifferent the little ones of the house. Do you want to knit them a sweater with a ballerina that stands out in 3 dimensions?

Many children’s knitting designs are thought in what an adult would like to wear and we do not leave room for the little ones of the house to show their tastes, to be inspired by the clothes we knit for them.

The ballerina sweater is designed for the little ones to experiment, play and imagine. It is as if they were wearing a doll that will accompany them wherever they wear the sweater.

In the pattern you will find the instructions to make the sweater from size 2 years old to size 16 years old.

If you are a beginner and want to get out of your comfort zone and dare to make your first sweater this pattern is also for you, as there are many supporting videos that you can watch for the more challenging parts. Here are some videos you can already watch of these steps:

1. How to knit the arms: Knitwear designer 🧶Esti Juango (@ileradebu) 

2. How to knit the skirt: Knitwear designer 🧶Esti Juango (@ileradebu) 

3. How to knit the legs: Knitwear designer 🧶Esti Juango (@ileradebu) 

The pattern has been tech edited to check for any bugs and tested by several testers to make sure they could follow it without any problems.

If you want more information go to the construction notes, prerequisites, materials and sample fabric tabs above.

If you have any questions about the knitting pattern bailarina sweater, feel free to contact us.

Happy knitting experience!

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Construction notes

The sweater starts at the back. It is knitted starting at the back of the neck and working down the entire backside. The stitches are picked up to knit the front from top-down. After shaping the neckline the ballerina pattern is worked top-down.
The ballerina is the same size in all sizes, but it is centered so that it is well positioned in each size.

The pattern consists of the following sections:

  1. Back
  2. Front
  3. Ballerina finishings
  4. Sleeves
  5. Collar

Difficulty Level

Pattern has been tech edited and tested

What do you need to know?

To knit, purl, make increases, read charts and colorwork (intarsia). Support videos are also provided.


In a 10 x 10 cm (4 in x 4 in) square you should have 20 sts and 29 rows. Knit the swatch with stockinette stitch and block it.


  • Yarn: Drops Merino Extra fine – 50gr; 105m (115yds). Merino Superwash Wool (100%)
  • Amount main color (Color A): 4 (5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins of 50 gr
  • Total in meters: 420 (525, 525, 630, 735, 840, 840, 945) m
  • Total in yarns: 460 (575, 575, 690, 805, 920, 920, 1.035) yds
  • DK yarn left overs for the ballerina (Color B: Dress; Color C: Hair; Color D: Skin)
  • Other yarn suggestions provided
  • Circular 4mm (US 6 ) needle with at least 80 cm cable to work flat
  • 4mm (US 6) Double pointed needles or short circular needles to work the sleeves in the round
  • Circular 3.5 mm (US 4) needle for the collar
  • 4 Markers (Locking markers)
  • Tapestry needle


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