Every year, before our summer road trip, I take all the kids to pick out yarn for fall and winter sweaters. And it cracks me up because you can see each one of their personalities in what they pick. One insists on Purple Sparkly yarn…made into a dress not a sweater, naturally. One doesn’t really care and will wear whatever I make her. One asks if I could please make him a blanket this year instead, which I suspect is a diplomatic way of telling me it’s not cool for 11-year old boys to wear sweaters knit by their moms.
And one demanded All The Colors, All Over Everything. Yep. Sounds about right.
This is the Placket-Neck Pullover I’ve made for the boys before. Since this yarn was so colorful and attention-grabbing, I didn’t waste time with cables or details or anything, figuring no one would notice those anyway.
This is a basic, classic boys’ sweater.
The sleeves, collar, and band around the bottom are garter stitch, and the rest is stockinette. It’s a great beginner sweater.
I did add one detail I love. Because how great are these wooden parrot buttons? A colorful sweater needs a parrot or two.
I would just caution, as I always do with this sweater, to measure, measure, measure! My kids have never fit the size they’re supposed to when I’ve knit this.
My ravelry notes are here if you want to check them out.