There are few things in life that you can rely on over and over: sunrises, sunsets, singing birds, barking dogs. Let’s add to the list our Easy Pullover for Babies, Toddlers + Kids, a Purl Soho classic so reliable that we can’t stop knitting it up in as many yarns as possible!

Easy Pullover for Babies, Toddlers + Kids in New Yarns! | Purl Soho

This year we knit it in three different Purl Soho yarns, starting with the lightweight Cattail Silk in Rabbit Ear Pink (above). Perfect for tossing in a bag in case the wind kicks up, this version is sized for toddlers but is just right for babies and kids, too!

Easy Pullover for Babies, Toddlers + Kids in New Yarns! | Purl Soho

In Line Weight (above), the Easy Pullover keeps little ones warm and cozy. This one is baby size and uses the toasty color Ginger Orange. And the three-season Linen Quill in Oatmeal Gray (below, here sized for 4-year-olds) is perhaps the most versatile, cozy in fall, cool in spring.

Easy Pullover for Babies, Toddlers + Kids in New Yarns! | Purl Soho

But it’s not only the timeless styling and the range of yarn possibilities that put this sweater over the top. It’s, well, its over-the-top construction: knit in one piece from the bottom back, up and over to the bottom front. It has sleeves you fold up or not, a nice, wide neck opening that barely grazes baby’s head, and a loose, comfy fit. It’s a sweater your baby, toddler, or kid will wear like a reliable old friend!

Easy Pullover for Babies, Toddlers + Kids in New Yarns! | Purl Soho

P.S. No matter which of these yarns you choose, you don’t have to change the gauge or needle size of the original pattern… Phew!

Materials

Easy Pullover for Babies, Toddlers + Kids in New Yarns! | Purl Soho

  • 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4) skeins of Purl Soho’s Line Weight, 100% merino wool. We used Ginger Orange.

OR

  • 1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) skeins of Purl Soho’s Cattail Silk, 100% silk. We used Rabbit Ear Pink.

OR

  • 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4) skeins of Purl Soho’s Linen Quill, 50% fine highland wool, 35% alpaca, 15% linen. We used Oatmeal Gray.

AND

Gauge

28 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Sizes

12-24 months (2 years, 4 years, 6 years, 8 years, 10 years, 12 years)

  • Chest Circumference: 20 1/2 (23, 26, 30, 32 1/2, 34 1/2, 36 1/2) inches
  • Length: 14 (16, 17, 19 1/2, 20 1/2, 22 1/2, 24) inches
  • Length from Cast-On to Underarm: 9 (10 1/2, 11 1/2, 13 1/2, 14 1/2, 16, 17) inches
  • Armhole Depth: 5 (5 1/2, 5 1/2, 6, 6, 6 1/2, 7) inches
  • Sleeve Circumference: 10 (11, 11, 12, 12, 13, 14) inches
  • Sleeve Length from Underarm, cuff unfolded: 8 1/2 (10 1/2, 12 1/2, 14 1/2, 15 1/4, 15 1/4, 15 3/4) 
inches

Easy Pullover for Babies, Toddlers + Kids in New Yarns! | Purl Soho

Pattern

For the free pattern, please visit our original Easy Pullover for Babies, Toddlers and Kids story!

Easy Pullover for Babies, Toddlers + Kids in New Yarns! | Purl Soho