SPRING THAW: Pullover Sweater for little

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SPRING THAW: Pullover Sweater for little Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Boys, Infant/Baby



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • K2tog
  • SSK
  • Stripes in the round
  • Kf&b

Pattern Description:

Perfect Spring "throw-on" sweater for boys using a DK weight cotton or cotton-blend yarn, for machine wash & dry. Sample sweaters made up in Knit Picks Cotlin.
Top-down to make it easy, and some texture and color to make it fun! Sweater is knit flat to the end of the placket, then is joined for in-the-round knitting from the stripe section to the hem.

The buttoned placket has a generous opening so it's an easy on-and-off for wiggly kids, and the rolled edge on the sleeves and hem means you just knit until it's long enough (length on sleeves/body allows for shrinkage - we know how cotton does!)

A really quick project with plenty of scope for customizing with color zing - a great chance to stash-bust with those stripes!

The XS, S and M use just 2 skeins for the main color (KP cotlin) and the L needs 3 skeins. The stripes use small amts of 3 or 4 contrasting colors. CO with a #6 needle, and knit the rest with a #7. Grab 3 buttons (matching, or not...), and you're finished!


5 st/inch
7 rows/inch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XS (newborn-3 mos) 16" chest
  • S (6 mos) 18" chest
  • M (12 mos) 20" chest
  • L (24 mos) 23" chest


  • #6 knitting needle
  • #7 knitting needle for in the round
  • DK weight Cotton/cotton blend yarn
  • XS, S, M sizes: 2 skeins MC; small yardage contrasting colors
  • size L: 3 skeins MC; small yardage contrasting colors

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle
  • 3 buttons

Suggested yarn:

300 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Knit Picks COTLIN



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About Designer

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by nickersr
Eastern Shore MD
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Now that I'm working part-time, I have been able to get back to spending more time knitting for all my kids and grandkids. Whenever I get an idea for a project, and can't find the perfect pattern - I just design my own! I love sharing the finished patterns, and hope others might find that my designs are: "Just what they had in mind!"

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