Avery Big Kid pullover - hand knitting pattern

A favourite sweater with bold blocks of colour on the front, I’ve sized Avery up for an older crowd. Inset sleeves and full fashion shaping create a more sophisticated look and fit for school-aged children. The key design elements of corrugated ribbing and patterned sleeves made this one a best seller for the toddler set, and it looks just as good on the big kids. They’ll love the comfort, you’ll love the look.

Skills required: working intarsia from a chart, increases/decreases, short rows, stranded work, knowledge of sweater construction, picking up stitches, seaming

Gauge: 30 sts and 42 rows to 4” (10cm) over stocking stitch using larger needles

Contains:

  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • 5 sizes 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 yrs
  • Intermediate skill level

Materials you need at home:

  • Fingering weight (sock) yarn, 650 (730, 835, 965, 1110) yd [595 (670, 765, 885, 1015) m] solid-coloured finger weight (sock) yarn (MC)
  • 540 (610, 685, 755, 845) yd [495 (560, 630, 695, 775) m] self-patterning fingering weight (sock) yarn (CC)
  • 2.5 mm (US 1 1⁄2) and 3 mm (US 2 1⁄2) needles
  • 2.5 mm (US 1 1⁄2) circular needle, 16” (40 cm) long
  • 6 stitch holders
  • 2 stitch markers
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Holli Yeoh

A Holli Yeoh pattern is sure to offer something to learn, as well as a casually elegant aesthetic. Interesting techniques and clear instructions—developed from years of teaching and pattern writing experience—ensure a rewarding knit with beautiful results. Her work has appeared in industry leading publications including Vogue Knitting, Interweave Press, and Amirisu, as well as in her website (holli yeoh.com) and in her book Tempest, published in collaboration with SweetGeorgia Yarns.

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