Free Baby Sweater Knitting Pattern
Size: 12m (18m, 24m, 2, 4)
Chest: 18 (19, 20, 21, 23) inches [46 (48, 50, 58) cm]
Materials: Knit Picks Simply Cotton Organic Sport weight yarn, 164 yards (150 meters) / 50 gr, color Natural - 3 (3, 3, 3, 4) balls (A) (shop for this yarn here!)
Knit Picks Simply Cotton Organic Sport weight yarn, 164 yards (150 meters) / 50 gr, color Red - 0.25 ball (B) (shop for this yarn here!)
4 small buttons.
Needles: Circular US# 2 (2.75 mm) and dpn US # 2 (2.75 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Gauge for stockinette stitch: 28 sts x 40 rows= 4" x 4"(10 x 10 cm)
Stockinette Stitch in rows:
1st row and all odd rows - knit sts
2nd row and all even rows - purl sts
In rounds: all rows - knit
Ribbing 1X1 in rounds:
All rounds: *1k, 1p repeat across the round.
The sweater is worked from the top to the bottom back and forth and in rounds without seams.
With yarn A cast on 47 (47, 47, 47, 49) sts and purl 1 row.
Divide stitches as follows: 1 edge st, 1 st (left front), 1 st (raglan line, place marker), 9 (9, 9, 9, 11) sts (left sleeve), 1 st (raglan line, place marker), 21 (21, 21, 21, 23) sts (back), 1 st (raglan line, place marker), 9 (9, 9, 9, 11) sts (right sleeve), 1 st (raglan line, place marker), 1 sts (right front), 1 edge st.
Work stockinette st for 47 (51, 55, 59, 67) rows increasing by 8 sts (double increase at the raglan sts) in each even row as follows: M1 (make 1 - increase), k1, M1 at the raglan st.
At the same time in order to shape the neckline increase by 1 st at the beginning and the end of the row (2 sts per row) in all even rows 6 (8, 10, 12, 18) times.
Divide for sleeves
Row 48 (52, 56, 60, 68): knit the left front sts, transfer left sleeve sts to a length of yarn, cast on 3 sts with single cast on (for an underarm), work back sts, transfer right sleeve sts to a length of yarn, cast on 3 sts with single cast on (for an underarm) and knit right front stitches, cast on 4 sts with single cast on (for a front closure) and continue to work in rounds. Knit left front sts. Place a marker, this will be the beginning of the round.
Work 37 (41, 45, 49, 57) rounds more in stockinette or to desired length. To make stripes, work 3 rounds in color A and 1 round in color B.
Work 10 more in 1x1 ribbing. Bind off.
Left placket: with right side facing, pick up 27 (31, 35, 39, 47) sts, work 3 rows in 1x1 ribbing.
Row 4: rib 3 sts, *k2tog, yo, rib 6 sts repeat 3 (3, 4, 4, 5) times for button holes
Rows 5-7 ribbing. Bind off.
Right placket: pick up 27 (31, 35, 39, 47) sts, rib 7 rows, bind off.
Sew the short side of the placket to the bodice, behind the left placket.
Sleeves are worked in rounds. Best to use dpn.
Transfer sleeve sts from the yarn to the needles and pick up 3 sts over the 3 underarm sts. Place a marker on the second underarm st, we'll make decreases before and after this st.
Work 20 rounds. Starting with round 21 make 1 st decrease in each odd round. In turn, make a decrease before the marked st, the next time make a decrease after the marked st.
To make a decrease before the marked st, ssk; to make a decrease after the marked st, k2tog.
Work 48 (52, 56, 60, 74) rounds in stockinette. Work another 15 rounds in 1x1 ribbing.
With yarn A pick up sts on circular needles along the neckline.
Work stockinette st for 12 rounds. Bind off.
Thread yarn B in a tapestry needle and slip-stitch the collar in place.
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