If there were a song for my Bobble Yoke Sweater along the lines of the kid’s classic “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes”, it’d go “Neck, Yo-oke, Body and Sleeves…” Knitting this sweater is that easy (and fun!).

Bobble Yoke Sweater for Babies + Toddlers | Purl Soho

In the age-old top-down, round-yoke method of knitting a sweater, this one starts with a rib and ends with the same, but between the two, there’s a knitting adventure: A playful, marled yoke, shaped with bubbly little bobbles; a technique for working underarm stitches that avoids both sewing and the Kitchener Stitch (!); and simple sleeves knit right off the yoke.

Bobble Yoke Sweater for Babies + Toddlers | Purl Soho

I paired all these sweet details with our most sumptuous yarns: two strands of Jade Sapphire’s 2 Ply Mongolian Cashmere, cede to one strand of cashmere plus one strand of Purl Soho’s gorgeous 100% merino Line Weight, to finish with two strands of Line Weight. You’ll also need our Bobble Yoke Sweater for Babies + Toddlers Pattern. It’s sized for little ones from nine months to five years and it’s full of  helpful tips and photos!

A traditional style plus a beautiful mixture of materials and textures equals a modern-day heirloom-to-be. Sometimes it’s as easy as that. Old structures, new yarns and charming stitches come together as if meant to be, as easy as “Neck, Yo-oke, Body and Sleeves”! -Laura

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Bobble Yoke Sweater for Babies + Toddlers | Purl Soho

For more color inspiration I swatched up a few of our other favorite colors…

Bobble Yoke Sweater for Babies + Toddlers | Purl Soho

Top Row: Yellow Yellow, Desert Blue, Super Pink; Middle Row: Steel Blue, Red Zinnia, Storm Gray; Bottom Row: Artemisia Green, Peacock, Pink Grapefruit


24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, holding two strands of Yarn B


9-12 months (18 months, 2 years, 3-4 years, 5 years)

  • Finished Chest Circumference: 20 (20¾, 22, 24, 26) inches
  • Finished Length from Shoulder to Bottom Edge: 12 (13¼, 14½, 15¼, 16) inches
  • Finished Length from Underarm to Bottom Edge: 6 (7, 8, 8½, 8¾) inches
  • Finished Length from Cuff to Underarm: 6½ (7, 8½, 9½, 11) inches
Bobble Yoke Sweater for Babies + Toddlers | Purl Soho
  • Ease: This garment is designed with a 2-inch ease around the chest.
  • Sample: Pictured here is little Lupe wearing the 2 years size!

Update New Colors + Sizes!

August 30, 2021

Bobble Yoke Sweater for Babies + Toddlers | Purl Soho

A new look in new colors, our Bobble Yoke Sweater Pattern is now sized from 9-month old babies to size 14 kid. You knit this beauty up using two strands of super soft Line Weight merino. Click here to read more!