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Baby Pullover Sweater Knitting Pattern

Designed by Joyce Mesecar

Baby Pullover Sweater Knitting Pattern

Size:
Newborn to 3 months

Gauge:
20 sts and 24 rows=4" in pattern stitch

Materials:
1 skein Red Heart Baby Sport Econo
100% acrylic
7 ounces/675 yards
Size 4 US (3.5 mm) needles

Instructions
Front
CO 44 sts.
Work k1, p1 ribbing for 5 rows.
Begin Pattern Stitch
Rows 1, 3, 5 and 7: *k4, p4; rep from *, end k4
Rows 2, 4, 6 and 8: *p4, k4; rep from *, end p4
Rows 9, 11, 13 and 15: *p4, k4; rep from *, end p4
Rows 10, 12, 14 and 16: *k4, p4; rep from *, end k4
Work Rows 1-16 3 times total, then rows 1-12
Shape Neck
Keeping to pat, work 8 sts and place on holder, BO to last 8 sts, k4, p4. Work in pat 3 more rows. BO.
Place sts from holder back on needle, attach yarn and complete as for other side.
Pick up 36 sts along neck edge and work K1, P1 ribbing for 5 rows. BO.

Back
Work as for Front.
Sew shoulder seams.

Sleeves
Measure 4" down each side and pick up 38 sts.
Work Pattern Stitch 12 rows.
On next and every 3rd row, decrease 1 st at each end until sleeve measures 5" and 26 sts remain.
Work K1, P1 ribbing for 5 rows. BO.

Finishing
Sew sleeves and sides.
Put a crocheted chain bow or ribbon at neck if desired.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.