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Knitting Pattern for Baby Raglan Sweater

Designed by Carole Barenys

Baby Raglan Sweater Knitting Pattern

This raglan sweater for babies is knit from the top down and is entirely seamless. Garter stitch welts add interest or knit it entirely in stockinette; you could add stripes as well. A matching knitting pattern for booties is also available.

Size
Fits babies about 6 months
Finished chest measurement: 19 inches

Gauge
24 sts and 36 rows = 4" with larger needles over pattern stitch

Materials
1 ball sportweight yarn such as Bernat Softee Baby
Size 3 US (3.25 mm) straight needles
Size 5 US (3.75 mm) circular needles 29" long
Set of 4 Size 3 US (3.25 mm) and Size 5 US (3.75 mm) double points
2 stitch holders
stitch markers
tapestry needle

Instructions

Stitch Pattern
Back and forth:
Rows 1, 3 and 4: K
Row 2: P

In the round:
Rnds 1, 2 and 3: K
Rnd 4: p

Beginning at collar, with straight needles CO 72 sts.
Rows 1 and 3: K5, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 5 sts, k5 for button band
Rows 2 and 4: K5, *p2, k2; rep from 8 to last 5 sts, k5
Row 5: Rep Row 1, working a buttonhole in band at beginning of row for boys (k2, yo, k2tog, k1) or at end for girls (k1, k2tog, yo, k2). Work buttonholes every 12th ridge or 24 rows.
Row 6: Rep Row 2
Row 7: Rep Row 1
Row 8: Rep Row 2 placing markers as follows: Work 17 sts for front, pm, work 8 sts for sleeve, pm, work 22 sts for back, pm, work 8 sts for sleeve, pm, work last 17 sts for front.
Change to circular needles, working back and forth as if with straights. Begin yoke and raglan increases. Increase by knitting into the front and back of same stitch.
Row 9 (RS): K5, *k to within 2 sts of marker, inc in next st, K 1, slip marker, inc in next st; rep from * to last 5 sts, k5 - 80 sts
Row 10 (WS): K5, p to last 5 sts, k5
Row 11: Rep Row 9
Row 12: K

Rep last four rows for pattern stitch until you have 42 sts for each sleeve, ending with WS completed-208 sts total

Join body and put sleeves on holder
(RS): *Work to within 2 sts of marker, inc in next st, K1, remove marker. Put 42 sts of sleeve on holder without working. CO 4 sts at underarm. Remove next marker, inc in next st; rep from * once and complete row - 136 sts

Work even, continuing in pattern stitch and repeating buttonholes at the proper interval. End with 3rd row of pattern stitch, 8 ridges below the 4th buttonhole.

Bottom Band
Change to smaller straight needles.
WS: K5, *p2, k2; rep from 8 to last 5 sts, k5
Continue in ribbing and working buttonbands as for collar, knitting 5th buttonhole at proper interval.
Work 4 rows after buttonhole, then BO loosely in pattern.

Sleeves
With larger double points, k 42 sts from holder and pick up 6 sts from underarm (the 4 CO sts, plus an extra st at each end of CO sts). Divide 15 sts on needle 1, 18 sts on needle 2, 15 sts on needle 3 - 48 sts
Begin at underarm, dec and join:
Rnd 1: K5, k2tog, k to the last st, K it together with the 1st stitch from the beginning of next round - 46 sts
Rnd 2: K
Rnd 3: K
Rnd 4: P
Rnd 5: K4, k2tog, k to the last st, K it together with the 1st stitch from the beginning of next round - 44 sts
Rnd 6: K
Rnd 7: K
Rnd 8: P
Rnd 9: K3, k2tog, k to the last st, K it together with the 1st stitch from the beginning of next round - 42 sts

Work even over 42 sts as established in pattern stitch until sleeve measures 4" or desired length. End with p rnd completed.
*K2tog, k5; rep from * around - 36 sts
Change to smaller double points and work in k2, p2 ribbing for one inch. BO loosely.
Rep for second sleeve.
Sew on buttons. Weave in ends on WS.

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

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.