Kristin Nicholas Design


KP-Cozy Pullover and Cap

Twenty-five years ago, my husband Mark and I visited the Yorkshire Dales in the United Kingdom. We had just begun our adventures in raising sheep and were anxious to see the sheep farming practices in Great Britain. While there, we visited every little yarn and sweater shop we could find. They were usually little holes in the wall overstuffed with tweedy cabled hats, cardigans, scarves, and socks. They all smelled overwhelmingly of lanolin. I stumbled upon a simple garter stitch pullover made in scratchy natural sheep-colored stripes of gray and white. I couldn't believe how beautiful the little garter stitch stripes looked. Simplicity sometimes is best.

Over the years, I've reworked this classic many times. Here is the newest rendition knit for my daughter Julia. This version is done in three colors and decorated with crocheted and embroidered flowers. I have also included a cute little pom pom trimmed cap. The pullover and cap are worked back and forth in rows and are a perfect choice for a beginning knitter.

They are worked in my worsted weight Color By Kristin wool, mohair, and alpaca yarn.

Skill Level: For beginning knitters, includes instructions for crocheted flowers and French knot embroidery.

Finished Pullover Sizes:
Child’s Small (Medium, Large, Extra Large)
24 (28, 32, 36)” (61 [71, 81.5, 91.5] cm) chest circumference

Finished Cap Sizes:
Child's Small (Child's Large, Woman's Average)
17.5 (20, 22.5)" (44.5 [51, 57] cm) head circumference


Straight needles in US sizes 9 and 7 (5.5 and 4.5 mm) and circular needle (16"/40 cm) in US size 7 (4.5 mm) for pullover; straight needles in US size 8 (5 mm) for cap; crochet hook in size H/8 (5 mm) for flowers; tapestry needle

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