Oliver’s pullover with buttoned shoulder is worked top-down with dropped shoulders and buttons at one shoulder for a wider neck opening. Front and Back are worked back and forth in rows until armholes are done and afterward worked in the round until bind off. Sleeve stitches are picked up and worked with decreases to cuff. The pullover has rib at all edges. Customize the pullover with yarn colors of your own choice. The sample uses 3 colors: one color for yoke, another color for body and the sleeves are worked in a third color.:
3 (6-9, 12, 24) months
Note! Babies are different in sizing, so measure the child or a favorite sweater before deciding upon a size.
Measurements of the pullover at body circumference:
49 (54, 58.5, 64.5) cm/19.25 (21.25, 23, 25.5)”
26 sts x 36 rows over 10cm x 10cm/4” x 4” with 3.0mm/US 2½ needles in stst after wet blocking
30 sts x 40 rows over 10cm x 10cm/4” x 4” with 2.5mm/US 1½ needles in unstretched 1×1 rib
Approx yarn estimate: 300/328 (350/382, 430/ 470, 500/547) m/yd Cotton 8/4 Organic by Mayflower, fingering weight, 100% cotton, 170m/186yd per 50g/1.76oz
Note! This is the total amount of yardage for working the pullover. It can be worked in different color blocks with approx. a 1/3 of the amount per color
The pattern is suitable for a large range of fingering weight yarns. You could choose a yarn with linen or wool content, or a natural woolen yarn would be very suitable, too.
2.5mm/US 1½, 40cm/16” circular needle for the rib at the neck, shoulder and hem.
3.0mm/US 2½, 40cm/16” circular needle as main needle for the pullover.
3.0mm/US 2½, double-pointed needles for sleeves
2.5mm/US 1½, double-pointed needles for rib at the sleeves
Scrap yarn or stitch holders
Tapestry needle and 3 buttons (1cm/0.5”)
The pattern is digital and will be sent as a PDF-file to your e-mail. An appendix is included for embroidery in sashiko-style for knitwear.