Birch Hill Pullover


Designed in honor of my son’s wintertime birthday, the Birch Hill Pullover is a classic wardrobe staple for any child. Featuring Aran-inspired cables in the body and garter rib sleeves, this garment works equally well for casual or dressy occasions. The pullover has a stylish, modern fit but also includes enough positive ease to fit a layer underneath. The abundant texture of this design shows up best with a solid or semi-solid colorway.

The body and sleeves are each knit in the round from the bottom up before being joined together in the round. The yoke features a compound raglan for a better fit and a generous crewneck to make getting dressed and undressed easier. The sweater is knit flat once the neck shaping begins. The hem, cuffs, and neckband all feature professional (and optional) tubular edges. Feel free to add a bit of extra length to the sleeves and body for growth spurts!

To Fit:
Baby/Child Sizes: 6-12 months (12 mos-2T, 2-4 yrs, 4-6 yrs, 6-8 yrs, 8-10 yrs)

Finished Chest Circumference:
19½, (22½, 23½, 26½, 28½, 31½)” / 49.5 [57.25, 59.75, 67.25, 72.5, 80] cm

DK-weight yarn at 225 yds [206 m] per approx 115 g [4 oz]: 450 (570, 685, 810, 965, 1145) yds / 415 [525, 630, 740, 885, 1050] m
» Choose a size with approx 0-2” of positive ease in the chest. Size 2-4 yrs shown with approx 2” of positive ease.
» Sample shown in Madelinetosh Tosh DK (100% merino wool; 225 yds [206 m] per approx 115 g [4 oz]): “Fawn.”

US 4 (3.5 mm): 16″ [40 cm] and 24” [60 cm] circular needles and DPNs (for optional tubular CO)
US 6 (4.0 mm): 16″ [40 cm] and 24” [60 cm] circular needles and DPNs, or size needed to obtain gauges

Stitch markers; removable stitch markers; cable needle; yarn needle

23 sts / 33 rnds = 4″ [10 cm] in Garter Rib patt on largest needles, after blocking
14 sts / 24 rnds = 2″ [5 cm] wide and 2⅝” [6.75 cm] high in Cable Panel on largest needles, after blocking

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