Full Heart Pullover for Kids


What’s better than wearing your heart on your sleeve? Knitting the heart-shaped cables in this classic pullover for your favorite kid!   The pullover includes enough positive ease for growing room and to fit a layer underneath.  The comfortable modified drop shoulder shaping in the armholes also ensures that there’s plenty of room to move and play! The texture of the cables shows up best in a solid or mostly-solid colorway.

The body is knit in the round from the bottom up to the armholes. The front and back are each knit flat and then seamed at the shoulders. Stitches are picked up around each armhole to work the sleeves in the round down to the cuff.  The cuffs and neckband 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:
21 (23, 24¾, 26½, 29, 31¾)” / 53.25 [58.5, 62.75, 67.25, 73.75, 80.75] cm

Worsted-weight yarn at 273 yds [250 m] per approx 100 g [3.5 oz]: 420 (510, 600, 680, 800, 910) yds / 385 [470, 550, 625, 735, 835] m
» Choose a size with approx 2-3” of positive ease in the chest.  Size 4-6 yrs shown with approx 2” of positive ease.
» Sample shown in De Rerum Natura Gilliatt (100% merino wool; 273 yds [250 m] per approx 100 g [3.5 oz]): “Plume.”

US 6 (4.0 mm): 16″ [40 cm] and 24” [60 cm] circular needles and DPNs (for ribbing)
US 7 (4.5 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

18 sts / 28 rnds = 4″ [10 cm] in stockinette st on larger needles, after blocking
49 sts / 8 rnds = 7″ [17.75 cm] wide and 1¼” [3.25 cm] high in Cable Panel on larger needles, after blocking

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