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Baby Sweater(zips up the back)


I was given this pattern when I first learned to knit. I think it came out of a pattern book but never really knew which(not workbasket). I usually do the sleeves in a round with double pointed needles so there are less seams. I really dislike seams and knitting in more than one piece.


Sizes 6 months 9 months 12 months
App. Weight: 18 lbs. 20 lbs. 22 lbs.
Garment Meas.
Chest 19 " 20 " 21"
Length to
Underarm 6 " 6 " 7 "
Sleeve length 5 " 6 " 6 "
Size note: Instructions are written in smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses.

Materials: Worsted weight yarn, 6(6 - 8)oz. [approx 170(170 - 227) grams] any color you desire. Straight knitting needles sizes 6 and 8 or size needed for gauge; 2 stitch holders; crochet hook; zipper(measure back for length when done).

Optional: 4 - size 6 and 8 double pointed needles for sleeve.(I like to knit it in a continuous round so there are less seams to finish). Also a 16 - 24" circular needle for the bottom of the sweater. It makes it easier to knit than having all the stitches on one needle.

Gauge: With larger needles in stock. St., 9 st = 2"; 13 rows =2".

Instructions:
Hood: With larger needles, CO 21(22 - 23) sts loosely. Row 1: K 4, purl across. Row 2: Knit across. Repeat Rows 1 & 2 until piece measures approx. 13(13 - 14)" from CO edge, ending by working row 2, then CO 4 sts at end of row. Pick up 21(22 - 23) sts along CO edge. 46(48 - 50) sts.
Neck: Change to smaller size needles and work in k1, p1 ribbing for 7 rows.
Change to larger size needles.
Raglan Shaping: Row 1 (Inc Row): K 8 for right side of back, knit in front and back of next st(inc made), place marker on needle, inc in next st, K4(5-5) for right sleeve, inc in next st, place marker on needle, inc in next st, K 16(18-20) for front of sweater, inc in next st, place marker on needle, inc in next st, K4(5-5) for left sleeve, inc in next st, place marker on needle, inc in next st, K8 for left side of back: 54(56-58) sts. Row 2: Purl across, slipping markers. Row 3: *Knit to within one st of marker, inc in next st, sl marker, inc in next st; repeat from * 3 times, knit across. Rep Rows 2 and 3, 9(10-11) times more: 134(144-154) sts. Rep Row 2 once, removing markers.
Dividing Row: K 20(21-22), CO 4 sts, place next 28(31-33) sts on holder for sleeve, K 38(40-44), CO 4 sts, place next 28(31-33) sts on holder for sleeve, K 20(21-22): 86(90-96) sts. Work even in stock st (knit 1 row, purl 1 row) until piece measures 5 (6-6 )" from CO sts at under arm. Change to smaller needles and work in K1, P1 ribbing for 1". Bind off all sts loosely in rib.
Sleeve: With right side facing and lower rib at top, using larger size needles, CO 2 sts, K 28(31-33) sts from holder for sleeve, CO 2 sts, purl 1 row, knit 1 row until sleeve measures 1" from CO sts at arm, ending by working a purl row.(if using double pointed needles cast on and knit sts from holder as above but evenly distribute between 3 needles. knit each round remembering where the first st is. Dec Row: K2 tog (dec made), knit across to last 2 sts, k2 tog. Rep Dec Row every 1" 3(4-4) times more: 24(25-27) STS. Work even in stock st until piece measures 4 (5-5 )" from CO sts at underarm. Change to smaller size needles. Rib Row 1: *K1, P1; rep from * across(or around), ending K 0(1-1). Rib Row 2: P 0(1-1), * K1, P1; rep from * across. Rep Rib Rows 1 and 2, 3 times more. BO all sts loosely in rib. Rep for 2nd sleeve.
Finishing: Sew sleeve seams. Sew CO sts at underarm tog. With right side facing, using crochet hook, join yarn with sl st at lower edge of left side of back opening and work one row sc along left edge of back, around hood, and back down right side of back opening; finish off. Measure back opening and purchase closest size neckline zipper. Hand sew zipper in place with tab opening at lower edge.