Junior Goat Herder Pullover
In response to the popularity of my adult-sized Goat Herder Pullover, I’ve worked the design in fingering weight yarn for baby and toddler sizes. Wide ribs give way to a chevron pattern worked with twisted stitches–no cable needle necessary!
The body is worked in rounds from the hem to the armholes, then the back and front are worked separately in rows to the shoulders. Stitches are picked up around the armholes, the sleeve caps are shaped with short-rows, and then the rest of the sleeves are worked in rounds down to the cuffs. There are no seams to sew!
Finished Size: About 17 1/2 (21, 24, 27)” (44.5 [53.5, 61, 68.5] cm) chest circumference. To fit sizes 3-6 (6-9, 9-12, 12-24) months. The sweater shown measures 24″ (61 cm) to fit 9-12 months.
The yarn is Emma’s Yarn Practically Perfect Sock (80% superwash Merino, 20% nylon; 400 yards (365 meters)/100 g): Beach Please (tan), 1 (2, 2, 2) skeins.
The sweater is worked at a gauge of 32 stitches and 42 rows/rounds = 4″ (10 cm) on size U.S. 2 (2.75 mm) needles.