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At 6' tall, I used to have a hard time finding sweaters with long enough sleeves. So I took up knitting to make my own sweaters.

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Top-Down Cropped Pullover #171

from Vermont Fiber Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Top-Down Cropped Pullover #171
Top-Down Cropped Pullover #171
Top-Down Cropped Pullover #171
Top-Down Cropped Pullover #171

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting, purling, picking up stitches, yarnovers, increases, decreases
  • knit, purl, increases, decreases, picking up stitches, yarnovers, provisional cast-on (instructions included); short-row shaping (optional)

Pattern Description:

This is a great sweater to throw on over a tank top for extra warmth on a cool summer evening. If you would prefer a longer sweater, you can just keep working until it's the length you want, since the sweater is worked from the top down.

The yarn I used works up at a gauge of 5 sts per inch in Stockinette stitch; if you wish to use a different yarn, make sure you find one that will match this gauge.


23 sts and 28 rows = 4" (10 cm in Openwork Pattern

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XXS (30.5") to 6X (71")


  • 775-1800 yards worsted weight yarn
  • sizes 6 (4 mm) and 5 (3.75 mm) needles