Mountaintop Pullover by Mackenzie Snader
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Mountaintop Pullover

Knitting
December 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette sitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
750 - 1450 yards (686 - 1326 m)
2 (4, 6, 8, 10, 12)
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Inspired by the trees and hills of Pennsylvania, this sweater is a seamless top-down raglan with a stranded colorwork band situated between the waist and hip. The colorwork design is geometric and gender-neutral, and evokes mountain tops covered in snow. This springy wool yarn makes a soft & cozy everyday pullover that will keep your active little folks warm and comfortable. The positioning of the colorwork makes this an ideal project for someone new to stranded colorwork who may not want to tackle making increases while juggling two colors.

23 (25, 27, 28.5, 30, 32)” finished chest circumference.

Yarn
HiKoo Sueno, 80% Merino Superwash 20% Viscose from Bamboo; 255 yards/100g
1664 Slated, 1 skein
1150 Plum, 1 skein
1111 Cream 3, (3, 4, 4, 5, 6) skeins

The majority of the sweater is in stockinette stitch, so use that to test your gauge. Extra stitches are added and removed immediately before and after the colorwork band in order to keep the fabric from puckering in at the waist.

When planning to knit for kids, I always consider how long they’ll be able to wear the garment. I find the easiest way to add life to a sweater is to add a few extra inches of length. You may find the same thing is true for your kids!

If you’re new to working stranded colorwork, this tutorial explains the same technique I prefer to use.