Boys’ patterns from Dark Matter Knits

Below is a selection of some of my favorite boys’ patterns from my design line. For the complete line, visit my Ravelry designer page.


A classic raglan pullover for boys, sizes 4–12. The honeycomb stitch pattern looks complex, but involves only knits, purls, and slipped stitches.

Better Pocket Scarf

This cheery scarf has pockets at both ends, each reinforced with (an optional) plastic CD sleeve for a lining. Or omit the plastic sleeves, and let the thick fabric created by the stranded knitting do the work. Free pattern, available on Ravelry.

Whether you think of these as very long fingerless mitts or detached sleeves, they are the perfect accessory for the kid who won’t wear sweaters, for the runner or cyclist who wants something light to keep them warm, for the office maven who’s getting frozen by air conditioning—and just about anyone else.

Rivet the Robot Sweater

Who wants to be a robot? OK, now, who wants to be a robot that lights up? This child’s hoodie features LED lights in the control panel that can be easily switched on and off and also removed for washing. For a little extra light-up action, knit the control panel and the sweater’s I-cord edgings out of glow-in-the-dark yarn. Corrugated sleeves provide that Cold War robot chic.

Rodeo Kid

This jacket is modeled after western shirts – right down to those fabulous little pearlized snaps. Depending on the colors you choose, you can make the jacket look traditional or rockabilly. 18 months to 5 years.

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