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Zippered Hooded Baby Sweater Knitting Pattern

Designed by Jean Morris

Zippered Hooded Baby Sweater

This hooded baby sweater pattern is knit from the top down beginning at the hood. The sleeves are knit in the round and picked up along the armholes.

Gauge:
4½ sts and 10 rows=1" in garter stitch with larger needles

Materials:
Worsted weight yarn
Size 6 US (4.25 mm) 24" or longer circular needles
Size 8 US (5 mm) 24" or longer circular needles
Size 8 US (5 mm) double points
stitch holders
stitch markers
zipper
crochet hook

Sizes:
6 months (18 lbs): Chest 19"; Armhole Depth 5½"; Underarm To Hem 6"
9 months (20 lbs): Chest 20"; Armhole Depth 6"; Underarm To Hem 6½"
12 months (22 lbs): Chest 21"; Armhole Depth 6½"; Underarm To Hem 7"

Instructions
Hood
CO 21 (22, 23) sts with larger needles.
Working back and forth in rows, knit every row until piece measures 13 (13½, 14)" from beg.
Do not turn. Using the Cable Cast On CO 4 sts.
Pick up 21 (22, 23) sts along the CO edge - 46 (48, 50) sts.
Neckband
Change to smaller needles and work K2, P2 rib for 7 rows.

Body
Change to larger needles.
Row 1: K8 for right back, K in front and back of next st (inc), place marker, inc in next st, K4 (5, 5) for right sleeve, inc in next st, place marker, inc in next st, K14 (14, 16) sts for front, inc in next st, place marker, inc in next st, K4 (5, 5) sts for left sleeve, inc in next st, place marker, inc in next st, K8 for left back - 54 (56, 58) sts.
Rows 2 and 3: K across, slipping markers.
Row 4: *K to within 1 st of marker, inc in next st, slip marker, inc in next st; rep from *.
Rep last 3 rows 9 (10, 11) times more - 134 (144, 154) sts.
Knit every row until piece measures 3½ (3¾, 4)" from ribbing.
Divide
K 20 (21, 22) sts.
CO 4 sts.
Place next 28 (31, 33) sts on stitch holder for sleeve.
K 38 (40, 44) sts.
CO 4 sts.
Place next 28 (31, 33) sts on stitch holder for sleeve.
K 20 (21, 22) sts - 86 (90, 96) sts.
Work even in garter st until piece measures 6 (6½, 7)" from CO sts at underarm. BO loosely.

Sleeves
With RS facing and lower hem at top, using double pointed needles, CO 2 sts, place marker on needle, K 28 (31, 33) sts from holder for sleeve. Join. Knit in rounds in garter st (knit one round and purl the next) for 1".
K to within 2 sts of marker, K2tog, slip marker, K2tog.
Rep this decrease row every 4 rows 3 (4, 4) times more - 24 (25, 27) sts.
Work even until piece measures 5½ (6, 6½) "from underarm CO sts. BO.
Repeat for second sleeve.

Finishing
Sew CO sts at underarm tog, sewing sleeve sts to body sts.
With RS facing using a crochet hook, join yarn with a slip st at the lower edge of the left back opening, and work 1 row of single crochet along the left side of the back, around the hood, and down the right side of the back opening. Finish off.
Measure back opening and install the closest size neckline-type zipper, with tab opening at the lower hem edge.
With RS facing, sc around the face edge of the hood and the 4 CO neck sts for a more finished look.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.