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Striped Baby Sweater Knitting Pattern

Designed by Barbara Breiter

Baby Raglan Sweater Knitting Pattern

This baby sweater pattern is knit from the top down. There are no side seams as the body is worked in one piece and the sleeves are knit in so you don't have to sew in the sleeves. Garter stitch ridges in a dark purple add contrast. This could easily be knit in one color as well.

Size:
Fits babies to about 9 months
Finished chest measurement=23"

Gauge:
20 sts and 28 rows=4" in St st

Materials:
Size 8 US (5 mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
4 stitch holders
Bamboozle by Crystal Palace Yarns
1 ball each color
Color A-2304 Misty Greens
Color B-3646 Yellow
Color C-0204 Ivory
Color D-9628 Periwinkle
Color E-2204 Barely Green
Color F-9660 Royal Purple
55% bamboo/24% cotton/21% elastic nylon
90 yards/83 meters
50 grams/1.75 ounces

To knit this in one color, you will need 4 balls.

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Instructions:

Worked from the top down.
Increase by knitting into front and back of st.

With A, CO 52 sts.
Rows 1-3: K
Row 4 (RS eyelet row): With B, k3, *yo, k2tog, k1; rep from * to last 4 sts, yo, k2tog, k2
Row 5: K
Row 6: k2, *inc in each of next 2 sts, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2 - 84 sts
Row 7: k3, p to last 3 sts, k3
Row 8: K
Rows 9-15: Rep Rows 7 and 8 3 times, then Rep Row 7
Rows 16-18: With F, K
Row 19: k2, *inc, k1; rep from * to last 4 sts, inc, k3 - 124 sts
Rows 20-27: With C, Rep Rows 8 and 7 4 times.
Rows 28-30: With F, K
Row 31: k3, (inc, k1) 7 times, k3, (inc, k3) 6 times, (inc, k2) 12 times, k3, (inc, k3) 6 times, (inc, k1) 7 times, k3 - 162 sts

Divide:
Row 32: With D, k28, slip these 28 sts just worked to holder 1 for left front; k 27 sts and slip these 27 sts just worked to holder 2 for left sleeve; k 52 sts and slip these 52 sts just worked to holder 3 for back of neck; k 27 sts and leave these 27 sts just worked on needle; slip rem 28 sts to holder 4 unworked for right front

Right Sleeve
Still working with D, CO 2 sts using the Cable Cast On or Knit Cast On for underarm, p rem 27 sts
CO 2 sts, k rem sts - 31 sts
With D, work 11 more rows in St st.
With F, k 4 rows.
With E, work 12 rows in St st.
With F, k 4 rows.
With C, work 8 rows in St st.
Cuff:
With A, (k6, k2tog) 3 times, k4, k2tog, k1
K 3 rows.
BO.

Left Sleeve
Slip 27 sts on holder 2 on to needle. Work as for Right Sleeve.

Body
Slip 28 sts on holder 4 not worked on dividing row on to needle.
With D, k
Join:
WS: k3, p25. CO 4 sts. Slip 52 sts from holder 3 on to empty needle and p. CO 4. Slip 28 sts from holder 1 on to empty needle, p 25, k3 - 116 sts
Row 1 (RS): k
Row 2 (WS): k3, p to last 3 sts, k3
Rep last 2 rows 10 more times.
With F, k 4 rows.
With E, Rep Rows 1 and 2 6 times.
With F, k 4 rows.
With C, Rep Rows 1 and 2 6 times.
With A, k 4 rows.
BO.

Finishing
Seam underarm CO sts to each other and seam sleeves. Weave in ends on WS.

Cut a 32" length of ribbon (or work a crochet chain or or I-Cord over 2 sts.) and weave through eyelets.

©Barbara Breiter. This design may not be reproduced in any manner without the expressed written consent of the author.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.


Also see Knit A Bit, for patterns by Barbara Breiter