Corina’s Third Sweater: Roll Neck Pullover

Our first granddaughter, Corina Catherine, is 6 months old now, and has already outgrown the very first sweater I made her. She’s still a little baldy! But so sweet, rolling everywhere she wants to go! For winter, I decided to design a pullover, adapting the basic roll neck pattern I’ve used for years. Here are the results.

SIZE 1, [ 2, 4] years (shown in size 2 years)
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Chest: 24, [26, 28] inches
Length: 12, [13, 14] inches

MATERIALS
Worsted weight yarn ( I used Red Heart Classic, 99gm skein)
[MC] Eggshell; 2, [3, 3] skeins
[CC1] Light Berry; 1 skein
[CC2] Yellow; 1 skein
[CC3] Lavender; 1 skein

1 set US #6/4.25mm needles
1 set US #7/4.5mm needles
Stitch holders
Stitch markers
Safety pins
Tapestry needle
GAUGE 17 sts + 23 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in stockinette stitch

2×2 Rib (Worked over a multiple of 4 sts + 2):
Row 1 [WS]: P2, [k2, p2] to end.
Row 2 [RS]: K2, [p2, k2] to end.
Repeat these 2 rows for 2×2 Rib.

Stripe Pattern:
[Work 2 rows CC1, work 2 rows MC] twice.
[Work 2 rows CC2, work 2 rows MC] twice.
[Work 2 rows CC3, work 2 rows MC] until work is desired length.

DIRECTIONS

Front
Using smaller needles and MC, CO 55, [61, 65] sts. Work in stockinette st until work measures 1.25 inches, ending with a WS row.

Using larger needles, continue in stockinette st until work measures 9.5, [10.5, 11.5] inches, ending with a WS row.

Shape Neckline
Next Row [RS]: K22, [24, 25], place rem sts on stitch holder.

Next Row [WS]: P1, p2tog tbl, p to end.
Next Row [RS]: K to last 3 sts, ssk, k1.
Repeat these 2 rows twice more. 16, [18, 19] sts rem.

Cont in stockinette until work measures 12, [13, 14] inches, ending with a WS row.

BO rem sts.

Replace 22, [24, 25] held sts of right shoulder on needle with RS facing, leaving 11, [13, 15] center sts on stitch holder.

K 1 row.

Next Row [WS]: P to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1.
Next Row [RS]: K1, k2tog, k to end.
Repeat these 2 rows twice more. 16, [ 18, 19] sts rem.

Cont in stockinette until work measures 12, [13, 14] inches, ending with a WS row.

BO rem sts.

Back
Using smaller needles and MC, CO 55, [ 61, 65] sts. Work in stockinette st until work measures 1.25 inches, ending with a WS row.

Using larger needles, continue in stockinette st until work measures same as front to shoulder, ending with a WS row.

Next Row [RS]: BO 16, [18, 19] sts, k22, [24, 26] (there will be 23, [25, 27] on right needle), BO rem 16, [18, 19] sts. Place rem sts on stitch holder.

Neckband
Sew back to front at right shoulder seam.

Using smaller needles and MC, with RS facing and beg at left front edge of neckline shaping, pick up and k 12 sts (approx. 4 sts for every 5 rows) along left front neckline, k11, [13, 15] held sts from front neckline, pick up and k 12 sts along right front neckline, k23, [25, 27] held sts from back neckline. 58, [62, 66] sts.

Work 6 rows in 2×2 rib, following stripe pattern. Work 6 rows in stockinette st.

BO all sts LOOSELY, using larger needle.

Sew back to front at left shoulder seam.

Sleeves
Beginning at shoulder seam and measuring along side edge, measure 6, [6.5, 7] down front and back of each side; mark these points with safety pins.

Using larger needles and MC, with RS facing, pick up and k 53, [61, 65] sts (approx. 3 sts for every 4 rows) between pins on left side.

P 1 row.

Begin working Stripe Pattern, and AT THE SAME TIME work shaping as follows:

Decrease Row [RS]: K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, ssk, k1.
Work 3 rows in stockinette stitch, working Stripe Pattern as set.
Work Decrease Row.
P 1 row in Stripe Pattern as set.]
Repeat these 6 rows 5, [6, 7] times more. 29, [33, 33] sts rem.

Cont in Stripe Pattern until sleeve measures 6.25, [7.25, 8.75] inches, ending with a WS row.

Using smaller needle, work 1.25 inches in Stripe Pattern, ending with a WS row. Work measures 7.5, [8.5, 10] inches. BO all sts loosely.

Work right sleeve in the same way.
FINISHING

Sew side and sleeve seams. Weave in ends.

Flower trim:

Using a spool knitter (knitty nobby), knit a tube 14″ long in your choice of color. Sew onto front of sweater in desired flower shape. Embroidery or I cord can also be used.

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3 thoughts on “Corina’s Third Sweater: Roll Neck Pullover

  1. Mary Anne says:

    Hello,
    I am looking for a very basic adult roll neck collar sweater pattern. I adore your baby sweater pattern. It was fun to make. Thank you so much. If you would be willing to share your adult sweater pattern I would be very grateful.
    Thank you and happy knitting.
    Mary Anne

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