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Baby Sweater With Collar Knitting Pattern

Designed by Dawn Leeseman

Baby Sweater With Collar Knitting Pattern

Easy slip stitch pattern on the cuff, bottom and collar embellishes this simple to knit baby sweater.

Size:
Babies 6-9 (12, 18-24) months
Finished chest measurement=21.5 (22.5, 23.5)"

Gauge:
16 sts=4" in St st

Baby Sweater With Collar Knitting Pattern Materials:
Size 6 US (4.25 mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Cotton Chenille by Crystal Palace Yarns
3 (3, 4) balls #3646 Yellow (MC)
1 (1, 1) ball #412 Dreamy (CC)
(Shown at right with #401 Marigold and #431 Fruit Salad)
100% cotton
50 grams/98 yards
One button
G-6 crochet hook

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Instructions

Knotty Stripe Pattern
Note: Slip stitches purlwise, with yarn in back.
Row 1 (RS): Using MC, knit.
Row 2: Using MC, k1, purl to last st, k1.
Row 3: Using CC, k1, (k1, yo, k1) into next st, *sl 1, (k1, yo, k1) into next st; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 4: Using CC, k1, k3tog tbl, *sl 1, k3tog tbl; rep from * to last st, end k1
Row 5: Using MC, knit.
Row 6: Using MC, k1, p to last st, k1.
Row 7: using CC, k2, (k1, yo, k1) into next st, *sl 1, (k1, YO, k1) into next st; rep from * end k2.
Row 8: Using CC, K1, p1, k3 tog tbl, * sl 1, k3 tog tbl; rep from *, end p1, k1.

Back
Using MC, CO 43 (45, 47) sts. Knit 2 rows.
Works Rows 1-8 of Knotty Stripe Pattern, then Rows 1-4.
Using MC, work in St st until piece meas 5.25 (6.75, 7)".
Place armhole markers at beg and end of work. Cont until piece meas a total of 10 (12, 12.75)" from CO edge. BO all sts.

Right Front
Using MC, CO 19 (21, 23) sts. Knit 2 rows.
Works Rows 1-8 of Knotty Stripe Pattern, then Rows 1-4.
Using MC, work in St st until piece meas 2.5 (3, 3.5)" above armhole marker; end after working RS row.
Shape Neck
Work 16 (18, 19) sts; slip last 3 (3, 4) sts to holder.
Dec 1 st at neck edge every RS row 4 (5, 5) times-12 (13, 14) sts.
Work even until armhole meas 4.5 (5.25, 5.5)". BO.

Left Front
Work same as for Right Front, reversing shaping.

Sleeves
Using MC, CO 25 (29, 29) sts. Knit 2 rows.
Works Rows 1-8 of Knotty Stripe Pattern, then Rows 1-4.
Using MC only, work in St st.
Inc 1 st at each end of first row, then every other row 3 (0, 0) times, every 4th row 3 (4, 5) times, and every 6th row 0 (2, 2) times-39 (43, 45) sts.
Work even if necessary, until sleeve meas 5 (6.5, 7)".
BO all sts.

Finishing
Sew shoulder seams across 12 (13, 14) sts.
Collar
Using MC, with RS facing knit 3 (3, 4) sts from right front holder, pick up 10 (11, 12) from right front neck edge, 17 (19, 21) sts from back, 10 (11, 12) from left front edge and knit 3 (3, 4) sts from left front holder-43 (47, 53) sts.
Work 2 (2, 4) rows St st.
Knit 1 row increasing 6 (8, 8) sts evenly across row- 49 (55) (61) sts.
Purl 1 row.
Works Rows 1-8 of Knotty Stripe Pattern, then Rows 1-4.
Knit 2 rows. BO loosely.
Front Trim and Button Loop
For Boy:
Left Front

With RS facing using crochet hook, attach yarn at body-collar join, work 2 sc, chain 5 for button loop (or length necessary to fit around button). Join with slip stitch at base of chain 5. Sc along front edge to bottom CO edge. Fasten off.
With RS of collar facing, join yarn at body-collar join and sc along short edge to end of collar. Fasten off.
Right Front
With RS facing, join yarn at bottom CO edge and sc along front edge to body-collar join. Fasten off.
With RS of collar facing, join yarn at collar end and sc along short end of collar to body-collar join. Fasten off.
For Girl:
Work same as for boy, making loop on Right front.
Center sleeve top to shoulder and sew sleeves to sweater body. Sew sleeve and underarm side seams. Sew button opposite button loop. Weave in ends on WS. Steam block.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.


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