Child's Cable Rib Pullover - Free Pattern April 5, 2022 21:00

A basic cabled pullover for children. The perfect cold-weather layer for supreme warmth.

The back, front and sleeves are worked separately—from the bottom up—then seamed together. Stitches are picked up around the neckline for the neckband.

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Sizes
2 (4, 6, 8) years

Finished Measurements
Chest Circumference: 25 (27, 29, 31)"

Yarn
Skye Tweed by Classic Elite (100% wool; 50 gram ball = approx 110 yards)
• 4 (5, 6, 7) balls 1253 Tapestry

Needles
• One pair size US 6 (4 mm) or size to obtain gauge.
• One 16" circular size US 5 (3.75 mm)

Notions
• Tapestry needle
• Two cable needles (cn)
• Stitch markers

Gauge
19 sts and 27 rows = 4" in Cable Rib Pattern. Take time to save time, check your gauge.

 

Notes

When working shaping, if there are not enough sts to work a cable, knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts as they face you.

Pattern

Back
Using larger needles, CO 60 (65, 69,74) sts.

Est patt: (RS) Work 1 (0, 2, 1) sts (edge sts, keep in St st), work 58 (65, 65, 72) sts in Cable Rib patt from Chart, beg and end where indicated for your size, k1 (0, 2, 1) edge sts in St st).

Work even as est, working Rows 1–6 once; then rep Rows 7–30 until piece meas 7 (81⁄2, 91⁄2, 101⁄2)" from beg, end WS row.

Shape Armholes: (RS) BO 7 (8, 9, 10) sts at beg of next 2 rows—46 (49, 51, 54) sts rem.

Work even until Armhole meas 51⁄2 (6, 61⁄2, 7)" from shaping, end WS row.

Place marker (pm) each side of center 18 (21, 21, 22) sts.

Shape Shoulders and Neck: (RS) BO 5 (5, 5, 6) sts at beg of next 2 rows, then BO 4 (4, 5, 5) sts at beg of next 2 rows and at the same time, on first row of Shoulder shaping, work across to first marker, join second ball of yarn and BO center sts; work to end.

Working both sides at the same time, at each neck edge BO 5 sts twice.

  

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Front
Work as for Back until Armhole meas 31⁄2 (4, 4, 41⁄2)” from shaping, end WS row.

Pm each side of center 10 (13, 13, 14) sts.

Shape Neck: (RS) Work across to first marker; join second ball of yarn, BO center sts; work to end.

Working both sides at the same time, at each neck edge BO 3 sts 6 times—9 (9, 10, 11) sts rem each side for shoulders.

Work even until piece meas same as Back to Shoulder Shaping.

Shape Shoulders: as for Back.

 

Sleeves
Using larger needles, CO 27 (30, 32, 34) sts.

Est patt: (RS) K 2 (0, 1, 2) sts (edge sts, keep in St st), work 23 (30, 30, 30) sts in Cable Rib patt from Chart, beg and end where indicated for your size, k2 (0, 1, 2) sts (edge sts, keep in St st).

Work even for 10 rows, working Rows 1–6 once; then rep Rows 7–30, end WS row.

Shape Sleeve: (RS) Cont as est, inc 1 st each side every 4 rows 9 (5, 7, 3) times, then every 6 rows 4 (9, 8, 13) times working inc sts in Cable Rib patt as they become available—53 (58, 62, 66) sts.

Work even until piece meas 12 (121⁄2, 13, 131⁄2)" from beg, end WS row.
BO all sts.

Finishing
Block pieces to measurements, being careful not to flatten texture.

Sew Shoulder seams. Set in Sleeves: sew side and Sleeve seams.

Neckband: With RS facing, using circular needle, pick up and knit 70 (77, 84, 91) sts around neck shaping.

Begin Neck Trim Rib: work 7 Rnds 1–7, matching first rnd with the rib on the Front and Back.
BO all sts loosely in patt.


 

Pattern Stitches

Stockinette Stitch (St st): Knit on RS, purl on WS.

Cable Rib Pattern:
(multiple of 14 sts + 2)
See chart below. Beg and end where indicated for your size.

 

Neck Trim Rib:

(multiple of 7 sts)
Rnd 1: *P2, k5; rep from * around.
Rnd 2: *P3, k3, p1; rep from * around.
Rnds 3, 4, 6 and 7: Knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts as they face you.
Rnd 5: *K2, p2, k1, p2; rep from * around.
Work Rnds 1–7 for Neck Trim Rib.

 

Abbreviations

approx – approximately
beg– begin(ning)
BO – bind off
cn– cable needle
CO – cast on
est – establish(ed)
inc – increase
k – knit
meas – measures
p – purl
patt – pattern
pm – place marker
rem – remain(ning)
rep – repeat
rnd – round
RS – right side
st(s) – stitch(es)
St st – Stockinette Stitch
WS – wrong side