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Knitting Pattern for Baby Raglan Sweater

Designed by Carole Barenys

Baby Raglan Sweater

There is also a matching bootie knitting pattern.

This was inspired by a designer sweater I recently saw at the mall.

Materials
1 ball Sport Weight (Bernat Softee Baby) Yarn
Size 3 and 5 US (3.25 and 3.75 mm) straight needles
Size 3 and 5 US (3.25 and 3.75 mm) dpn's
2 stitch holders
stitch markers
crochet hook to bind off
tapestry needle

Gauge
Approximately 12 sts and 18 rows = 2"

Finished Size
Buttoned, 9½" across chest, 8½" long, sleeve, 5" underarm to cuff. Fits about 6 month olds.

Stripe pattern
3 rows of stockinette, and the 4th row is reversed.
Body Pattern on 2 needles
K 1 row; P 1 row; K 1 row; K 1 row - repeat sequence
Body Pattern on dpn's
K 3 rows, P 1 row - repeat sequence

Instructions

CO 68 sts on US Size 3 straight needles for collar.
Row 1: K5, K2, P2 rib across, K last 5 for button band
Row 2: K5, P2, K2 rib across, K last 5 for button band
Row 3: Work as Row 1, working a buttonhole in band at beginning of row for Boy (K2, yo, K2tog, K1 ), or at end for Girl (K1, K2tog, yo, K2). Buttonholes will be worked every 10th ridge (or 20 rows)
Row 4: As Row 2
Row 5: As Row 1
Row 6: As Row 2 - placing markers: Work 15 for front, pm, work 8 for sleeve, pm, work 22 for back, pm, work 8 for sleeve, pm, work last 15 for front. (A 3" piece of contrasting wool, tied with thread makes an excellent marker.)
Row 7(RS): Change to US Size 5 straight needles. Start yoke and raglan increases. All increases are the bar type: K into the front and back of same stitch.
K 5, *K to within 2 sts of marker, inc in next st, K 1, pass marker, inc in next st, * repeat between *'s 3 times. Work to within 5 sts of end, K5. (8 sts added)
Row 8: K5, P across, slipping markers, K last 5 sts
Row 9: Repeat Row 7
Row 10 (WS): K (This creates the raised stripe pattern.)

Repeat Rows 7, 8, 9, and 10 until each sleeve contains 38 sts (easier than counting the whole thing). End on WS.

Join body and put sleeves on holder.
(RS) *Work across to within 2 sts of marker, increase, K 1, remove marker. Put 38 sts of sleeve on holder without working. CO 4 sts at underarm. Remove next marker, increase in next st, *
Repeat between *'s once, finish row. (124 sts on needle)

Work even, continuing pattern and button bands and repeating buttonholes at the proper interval, ending on 3rd row of pattern, 7 ridges below the 4th buttonhole.

Start bottom band
(WS) Change to smaller straight needles. K5, P2, K2 ribbing across, K last 5.
Continue working in ribbing like collar, putting in 5th buttonhole at proper interval.
Work 4 rows after buttonhole, then bind off loosely in pattern.

Sleeves
With Size 5 US dpn's, pick up 38 stitches from holder - picking up 14 on 1st needle, 16 on second needle, 8 on third needle, and 6 sts from underarm, the 4 CO stitches, plus an extra stitch at each end of CO sts on fourth needle. (This helps prevent holes.)
Tie on yarn at the beginning of the underarm stitches. You will be working these stitches first.
Round 1: K5, K2tog, work until you reach the last stitch, K it together with the 1st stitch from the beginning of next round.
Round 2: P (the stripe pattern)
Round 3: K
Round 4: K
Round 5: K4, K2tog, work until you reach the last stitch, K it together with the 1st stitch from the beginning of next round.
Round 6: P (the stripe pattern)
Continue to work even on 40 sts until about one inch short of desired length. On 3rd row of pattern, *K2tog, K8* 4 times. (36 sts)
Change to smaller dpn's and work K2, P2 ribbing for about an inch. Bind off loosely (with crochet hook if desired).
Repeat for second sleeve.
Sew on buttons and weave in loose ends.

©Carole Barenys. Do not sell pattern or sweaters made from it. For your personal use and charity knitting only. Used with her permission.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.