Rugger Sweater

This rugged, seamless topdown pullover works up quickly. The raglan shaping lets the sweater grow a bit with the child, and the open bottom lets you add length after the fact, if your child is growing up but not out. P.S. It’s great for a girl as well.


FINISHED SIZE 28 (30 1/2, 32 3/4, 35)” chest circumference to fit child XS/6 (S/8, M/10-12, L/14). Sample shown measures 30 1/2″, modeled with 6 1/2″ ease.

YARN Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted (75% acrylic, 25% wool; 200 yd [183 m]/3 1/2 oz [100 g]): #1232 light greenhouse (MC), 2 (2, 3, 3) skeins; #045 English fern (CC), 2 (2, 3, 3) skeins.

HOOK Size J/10 (6 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS St markers (m); yarn needle.

GAUGE 11 sts = 4″; 5 rows in Hh = 2 1/4″ in patt.

Rugger Sweater Rugger Sweater Arm
Rugger Sweater Back
Rugger Sweater Close

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