Red Feather Sweater

You'll love knitting this simple, top-down knitted pullover for baby that uses raglan shaping, and other techniques that will keep baby warm!

Red Feather Sweater by Karen Gietzen in knitscene handmade 2016

A simple top-down pullover for your little one. The ease of the design begs to showcase a colorful handpaint such as Great Lakes Yarn Co. Divine DK.

Sizes 18½ (20, 21¼ , 22, 24¼ )” chest circumference; shown in size 21¼ “; to fit 3 (6, 9, 12, 24) months

Yarn Great Lakes Yarn Co. Divine DK (100% superwash merino wool; 274 yd [251 m]/100 g):

  • fall color tour, 2 (2, 2, 2, 3) skeins

Gauge 22 sts and 33 rnds = 4″ in St st


  • Size 6 (4 mm): 16″ circular (cir) needle and set of double-pointed needles (dpn)
  • Markers (m)
  • Stitch holders
  • Size G/6 (4 mm) crochet hook
  • One 5⁄8″ button
  • Tapestry needle
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This pullover is worked from the top down with raglan shaping. The collar is worked first back and forth. The sleeves are worked in the round from the top down. When working back and forth, slip the first stitch of every right-side row purlwise with yarn in front and the first stitch of every wrong-side row knitwise with yarn in back. The collar folds down, so the right side of the collar is the wrong side of the body; therefore, the right side/wrong side designation changes when the body begins.

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