Premier Yarns Knit for Kids Top Down Pullover

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by Diane Soucy, World Vision

Premier Yarns Knit for Kids Top Down Pullover

Join A.C. Moore, World Vision, and Premier Yarns to wrap the world in warmth! We invite you to knit this adorable pullover for your child or for a child in need –-- either way, you’'re helping to make a difference. World Vision’'s Knit for Kids program provides warmth and comfort to children living in poverty across the world. You can donate this pullover, or any hand-made item, to Knit for Kids at all A.C. Moore locations. Premier Yarns is also generously donating a percentage of all Knit for Kids yarn sales to World Vision'’s international development and relief work. Stop in today and see the manager for more information. Click here for more details and projects.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 18 sts and 24 rows (4 inch) in St st to knit a pullover that measures approximately 26 (28, 30, 32, 34, 36) inch across the bust and 15 (16-1/2, 18, 19-1/2, 21, 23) inch in length. Save time, check your gauge. If the needles listed under supplies do not work, use the size that allows you to obtain the required gauge. Instructions and supplies are written for a 2 year old with sizes for 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 year old in parantheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow a pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning. You will need 2 skeins of Turquoise to make this Pullover for a 2 year old; 3 skeins for 4 and 6 year olds; 4 skeins for 8, 10 and 12 year olds. You will also need 2 skeins of Lime to make this Pullover for 2 and 4 year olds; 3 skeins for 6 and 8 year olds; 4 skeins for 10 and 12 year olds. You will need 16 inch (41 cm) No. 7 (4.5 mm) and 16 inch (41 cm) No. 5 (3.75 mm) circular knitting needles to make this Pullover in the smaller sizes and 29 inch No. 7 (4.5 mm) and 29 inch No. 5 (3.75 mm) circular knitting needles to make this Pullover in larger sizes. Regardless of Pullover size, you will also need 7 inch No. 7/4.50 mm Double Pointed Needles and 7 inch No. 5/3.75 mm Double Pointed Needles for making Pullover. Download template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere. Special Stitch: 1 x 1 Ribbing (multiple of 3 sts + 4) = Rnd 1: * K1, p1; rep from * around. Rep Rnd 1 for patt. Striping Pattern = 2 Rnds/Rows Turquoise, 2 Rnds/Rows Lime.
  • 2
    With Turquoise and larger circular needle, cast on 2 sts, place marker (pm), cast on 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 12) sts, pm, cast on 23 (24, 26, 27, 28, 30) sts, pm, cast on 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 12) sts, pm, cast on 1 st. Do not join in the round. Working back and forth in stockinette st and working in Striping Pattern – Row 1 (RS): * Inc, sl m, inc, knit to 1 st bef m; rep from * 3 more times, k1 – 8 sts inc’d. Rows 2 & 4: Purl. Row 3: *Knit to 1 st bef m, inc, sl m, inc; rep from * 3 more times, knit to end – 8 sts inc’d. Size 12 Only, rep Rows 3-4 once more. All Sizes Row 5: K2, m1, *knit to 1 st bef m, inc, sl m, inc; rep from * 3 more times, knit to last 2 sts, m1, k2 – 10 sts inc’d. Row 6: Purl. Rep Rows 5-6, until there are 33 (36, 38, 39, 42, 46) sts between the 2nd and 3rd markers (back stitches) ending with Row 5. Cast on 14 (14, 15, 16, 17, 17) sts. Cut yarn, looking at the RS slip to the 1st marker and reattach yarn. This marker will now be the beginning of the rnd. Continue to work Striping Pattern, changing colors at this marker. Knit 1 round. Rnd 1: * Inc, knit to 1 bef m, Inc, sl m; rep from * around – 8 sts inc’d. Rnd 2: Knit. Rep Rnds 1-2, until there are 51 (54, 58, 61, 64, 68) sts between back markers.
  • 3
    Divide for Sleeves: Rnd 1: K1, slip all rem sts to next marker onto waste yarn, remove marker, cast on 8 (8, 10, 10, 12, 12) sts for underarm), knit to next marker, remove marker, k1, slip all rem sts to next marker onto waste yarn, remove marker, cast on 8 (8, 10, 10, 12, 12) sts for underarm), knit to end. You are now working on the body sts only. Knit every round, continuing in Striping Pattern, until Sweater measures 13-1/2 (15, 16-1/4, 17-3/4, 19, 21) inch from top of the shoulder. Change to Turquoise and smaller circular needle, with Turquoise only work 1-1/2 (1-1/2, 1-3/4, 1-3/4, 2, 2) inch of 1x1 Ribbing. Bind off all sts.
  • 4
    Neckband: With Turquoise and smaller 16 inch circular, beginning at right back seam, pick up and knit 21 (22, 24, 25, 26, 28) sts across back neck, 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 12) sts arcross right sleeve, 27 (27, 30, 31, 31, 34) sts across front, , 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 12) sts arcross left sleeve. Join in the round. Work 3 inch in St st. Bind off all sts very loosely.
  • 5
    Sleeves: Slip Sleeve sts onto larger double point needles. With next color in Stripe Sequence, pick up and knit 10 (10, 12, 12, 14, 14) sts across underarm, placing a marker after 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) sts for beginning of round. Working in Stripe Sequence until cuff, knit 3 rnds.
  • 6
    Dec Rnd: K1, ssk, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 – 2 sts dec’d. Knit 8 (9, 9, 8, 9, 9) Rnds. Work Dec Rnd. Continue to work as established, repeating Dec Rnd every 8 (9, 9, 9, 9, 10)th rnd until Sleeve measures 10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15) inch from underarm or 1-1/2 (1-1/2, 1-3/4, 1-3/4, 2, 2) inch less than desired length. Decrease evenly over the next rnd (if necessary) to 28 (30, 32, 34, 38, 40) sts. Change to smaller double-point needles, with Turquoise only work 1-1/2 (1-1/2, 1-3/4, 1-3/4, 2, 2) inch of 1x1 Ribbing. Bind off all sts.
  • 7
    Finishing: Weave in ends.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Premier Yarns Ever Soft Turquoise 104810628
  • Premier Yarns Ever Soft Lime 104810622
  • Clover Takumi Bamboo Premium Circular Knitting Needles 16 inch (41 cm) No. 7 (4.5 mm) 104236626 and Clover Takumi Bamboo Premium Circular Knitting Needles 16 inch (41 cm) No. 5 (3.75 mm) and Clover Takumi Bamboo Premium Knitting Needles Double Point 7 inch No. 7/4.50 mm 104236677 and Clover Takumi Bamboo Premium Knitting Needles Double Point 7 inch No. 5/3.75 mm 104236695
  • or Clover Takumi Bamboo Premium Circular Knitting Needles 29 inch No. 7 (4.5 mm) 104236590 and Clover Takumi Bamboo Premium Circular Knitting Needles 29 inch No. 5 (3.75 mm) 104236589 and Clover Takumi Bamboo Premium Knitting Needles Double Point 7 inch No. 7/4.50 mm 104236677 and Clover Takumi Bamboo Premium Knitting Needles Double Point 7 inch No. 5/3.75 mm 104236695 (see step 1)
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Stitch Markers
  • Smooth Waste Yarn
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