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Raglan Baby Sweater Knitting Pattern

Designed by Joanne Hinmon

Baby Raglan Sweater

Knit by Cristine Gallant with Red Heart worsted

Baby Raglan Sweater

Knit by Cristine Gallant with Jamie fingering yarn

Size:
Newborns to 9 months (see gauge)
Finished chest measurements - 20 (22)"

Gauge:
For newborns: 25 sts=4" in St st with larger needles
For 6 to 9 months: 22.5 sts=4" in St st with larger needles

Materials:
Sport weight yarn
Size 4 US (3.5 mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Size 5 US (3.75 mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch holders
4 buttons

Instructions
Back
With smaller needles, CO 61 sts.
K1, P1 rib for 12 rows.
Inc 1 st at end of last row.
Change to larger needles and work 36 rows in St st.
Shape Armholes
BO 4 sts at beginning of next 2 rows.
Row 1: K1, slip 1, pass slipped stitch over, work to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1.
Row 2: Purl.
Repeat these 2 rows until 24 sts remain, ending with a purl row.
BO.

Left Front
With smaller needles, CO 35 sts.
K1, p1 rib for 11 rows.
Next row: K1, p1 rib 7 sts, then slip these sts to a stitch holder, work rib to end.
Change to larger needles and work 36 rows in St st.
Shape Armholes And Neck
Row 1 (RS): BO 4 sts, work to last 2 sts, K2tog.
Rows 2 and 4: Work even in St st.
Row 3: K1, sl1, psso, work to end.
Row 5: K1, sl1, psso, work to last 2 sts, K2tog.
Rep last 4 rows until 2 sts rem.
K2tog.
Fasten off.

Right Front
With smaller needles, CO 35 sts.
K1, p1 rib for 2 rows.
Row 3 is button hole row. K1, p1 rib 3 sts, yo, K2tog, work rib to end.
K1, p1 rib 8 more rows.
Next row: K1, p1 rib. Slip last 7 sts worked to stitch holder.
Change to larger needles and work 37 rows in St st.
Continue working to correspond with left front, reversing shaping.

Sleeves
Make two.
With smaller needles, CO 33 sts.
K1, p1 rib for 16 rows (this makes a nice cuff you can turn back to adjust sleeve length as needed).
Change to larger needles.
Work 36 rows St st and AT THE SAME TIME inc 1 st each end of Rows 3, 11, and 19 - 39 sts.
Shape Armhole And Cap
BO 4 sts beg next 2 rows.
Purl one row.
Cont in St st and dec 1 st each end next and every 4th row until 7 sts rem as follows:
K1, sl1, psso, work to last 3 sts, K2tog, k1.
BO.

Finishing
Sew raglan seams together.
Left Front Band
Slip 7 sts from holder to smaller needles.
Rejoin yarn and work k1, p1 rib to center of back of neck.
BO.
Right Front Band
Work as left but make 3 more button holes evenly spaced as before.
Sew on bands.
Join all seams.
Weave in ends on WS.
Sew on buttons.

©Joanne Hinmon.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.