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Top Down Raglan Baby SweaterDesigned by Carole Barenys
2 50-gram skeins sport weight yarn (Bernat Magic Sport is nice and soft)
#3 (US) needles
#5 (US) needles
#3 (US) d.p. needles (set of 4)
#5 (US) d.p. needles (set of 4)
2 stitch holders
5 or 6 ½ inch buttons
6 st=1 inch 9 rows=1 inch
newborn to 3 months
To make a 3-6 month size, start the same way, making the back about an inch wider. Sleeves will automatically be wider. Work in the same way, using 6 buttonholes in all. Instructions:
Cast on 76 stitches on #3 needle. Row 1 (right side): k 5 for border, k 2, p 2 ribbing to within 5 sts of end, k 5 for border
Row 2: k 5 for border, p 2, k 2 ribbing to within 5 sts of end, k 5 for border
Repeat these two rows once.
Row 5 (First Buttonhole):
Work 2 more rows in ribbing.
Change to larger needles.Divide work for body and sleeves:
Row 8: k 5 sts for border, p 10 for front, k 2 for "seam", p 6 for sleeve, k 2 for "seam", p 26 for back, k 2 for "seam", p 6 for sleeve, k 2 for "seam", p 10 for front, k 5 sts for border.
Raglan increase row:
Next row: k 5 sts for border, p 11, k 2 for "seam", p 8 for sleeve, k 2, p 28, k 2, p 8, k 2, p 11, k 5.Increase in next row in the same manner as above, adding 8 stitches to the row each time before and after each "seam", and working a buttonhole every 9 ridges on left or right border.
End of raglan increases:
Pick up the stitches from one of the holders and divide between 3 d.p. needles (12 on each). Attach yarn at underarm and work rounds in all knit stitches to desired length. Change to smaller needles and work cuff in k 2, p 2 rib. Sleeves should be about the same length as the body of the sweater, or slightly longer. Work second sleeve the same way. Finishing:
Stitch up the small holes under the arms and sew buttons on securely.