Baby Sweater Knitting Pattern


Are you looking a knitting pattern for a baby sweater?

This Basic Baby Sweater Knitting Pattern is rated as an easy knit as it has very little shaping and is knitted in stocking stitch.

The jumper consists of four pieces, the back and the front and two sleeves. The kind of neckline in this baby sweater knitting pattern is often called a boat neck and is straight rib with a little shaping for the shoulders.

The style of neck on this basic baby sweater is particularly good for infants as the opening at the neck is quite wide making it easy to get the jumper on and off over their heads.

I used Magnum 4 Ply Baby Yarn to knit the example of the sweater produced using this basic baby sweater knitting pattern.

Basic Baby Sweater Knitting Pattern

MEASUREMENTS
Sizes
Fits Chest............................................................cms 46 51
ins 18 20
Garment measures.............................................cms 47 53
(or length desired)
MATERIALS
Quantity...............................................................gms 100 125
NEEDLES
1 pair each 3.25mm (UK 10, US 3) and 2.75mm (UK 12, US 2) or sizes needed to give correct tension.
ACCESSORIES
Knitters Needle for sewing seams.
6 small buttons
TENSION
2xx sts to xx cm width over stocking stitch.

Knitting Instructions for the Basic Baby Sweater

BACK

**Using 2.75mm Needles, cast on 67 (71) sts.

1st row: K2, *P1, K1, rep from * to last st, K1.
2nd row: K1, *P1, K1, rep from * to end.
Rep 1st and 2nd rows until work measures 2cm ending with a 1st row.

Next row: Rib 6 [9], M1, (rib 4 [3], M1) 14 [18] times, rib 5 [8], (82 [90] stitches).

Change to 3.25mm needles and work in stocking stitch until work measures approx 14 [15] cm.

Shape armholes by casting off three sts at beg of next 2 rows.
Dec 1 st at each end of next 3 [5] rows, then every alt row until 65 [67] sts remain.**
Work straight until Back measures 22 [ 24] cm, ending with right side facing for next row.

Work 4 rows in K1, P1 rib.
Next row: Rib 19, turn and leave remaining sts on a spare needle.
Work 5 rows in rib, cast off.
Rejoin yarn to remaining sts, cast off next 27 [29] sts for back of neck, rib to end.
Work 5 rows in rib.

Cast off.

FRONT

Work as for Back from ** to **

Work straight until work measures 21 [23] cm ending with a wrong side row.

Work 4 rows in K1, P1, rib.
Next row: Rib 19, cast of 27 [29] sts, rib to end.
Work 3 rows in rib.
Next row: (Buttonhole rib), rib 4, *yon, k2tog, k4, rep from * twice, yon, k2tog, rib to end.
Work 3 rows in rib, cast off.
With wrong side facing, rejoin yarn to remaining sts, rib to end. Work 2 rows in rib.
Next row: (Buttonhole rib), rib 4, *yon, k2tog, k4, rep from * twice, yon, k2tog, rib to end.
Work 3 rows in rib.

Cast off.

SLEEVES

With 2.75mm needles, cast on 37 [39] sts.

Work 2cm in K1, P1 rib ending with a right side row.
Next row: Rib 4 [5], M1, (rib 5, M1) 6 times, rib 3 [4] (44 [46] sts).

Change to 3.25mm needles and work in stocking stitch, shaping sides by inc 1 st at each end of 5th [7th] row until there are 58 [60] sts.
Work straight in patt until sleeve seam measures approx 15 [18] cm.

Shape top by casting off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows.
Dec 1 st at each end of next and every alt row until 43 [39] sts remain. Work 1 row.
Now dec 1 sts at each end of every row until 16 sts remain.

Cast off.

TO MAKE UP

Do not press.
Join side and sleeve seams. Overlap front over back at armhole edge and insert sleeves, stitching through double thickness at shoulders.
Sew on buttons.



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