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Home : Patterns : Stripes & Pom-Poms Baby Set

Free Knitting Pattern: Stripes & Pom-Poms Baby Set

Lion Brand® Babysoft®
Pattern #: 1209AD
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)

SIZE: 3-6 mos, 12 mos, 18 mos, 24 months (2 yrs), Child 3

Finished Chest 24 (25, 26, 27, 28) inches Length 111/2(12, 121/2, 13,133/4) inches Hat circumference 16 (16, 18, 18, 18)inches

Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

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Jazz up your baby's wardrobe with this spiffy and colorful hat and sweater set.

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Color (A)

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Color (B)

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Color (C)

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White Pastel Pink Pastel Blue Bluebell Creamsicle Lavender Pastel Green Pastel Yellow
Lemon Drop Lemonade Sweet Pea Pistachio White Pompadour Baby Pink Pompadour Pastel Print Circus Print
Parfait Print Twinkle Print
*Babysoft (Article #920). Solids and Prints: 60% Acrylic, 40% Polyamid;  
Pomps: 62% Acrylic, 27% Nylon, 11% Rayon; package size: Solids: 5 oz/141g; 459 yd/420m balls,
Prints and Pomps: 4 oz/113g; 367 yd/335m balls.

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Knitting needles size 5 Four 1/2 inch buttons

Stripes & Pom-Poms Baby Set

Lion Brand® Babysoft®


22 sts + 30 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


The body of this sweater is worked in one piece including the front borders. In order to do this, be sure to work the first 5 and the last 5 sts in garter stitch (knit every row) with Red. When changing yarn colors, make sure to bring the new yarn up around the old yarn to prevent holes. Buttonholes are worked as you go on either front edge as follows: K 2, yo, k2tog, k1.
Buttonhole placement: (Counting by garter st ridges)
6 months - ridge 8, ridge 32, ridge 56, ridge 80.
12 months - ridge 8, ridge 33, ridge 58, ridge 84.
18 months - ridge 8, ridge 35, ridge 63, ridge 90.
24 months - ridge 8, ridge 37, ridge 64, ridge 94.
36 months - ridge 8, ridge 38, ridge 68, ridge 98.


Aqua Set up pattern rows Only done once at start of each new piece.
With Aqua:
(RS) Rows 1, 3, 5: Knit
Rows 2, 4, 6: Purl
Rows 7, 8, 9,10: Knit
Rows 11, 13: Knit
Rows 12, 14: Purl
Stripe Pattern Rows: Repeat 48-row pattern for garment.
With Buttercup:
Rows 1 and 2: Knit
Rows 3, 5, 7: Knit
Rows 4, 6, 8: Purl
Rows 9, 10, 11, 12: Knit
Rows 13, 15: Knit
Rows 14, 16: Purl
With Red: Rows 17 - 32 Repeat Rows 1-16 above
With Aqua: Rows 33 - 48 Repeat Rows 1-16 above.


With Red, cast on 132 (138, 144, 148, 154) sts. Work in garter stitch for 8 rows.
Next Row: With Red, k 5, join Aqua and work one set up pattern (keeping first 5 and last 5 sts in Red garter stitch throughout). Change to Buttercup and begin Row 1 of Stripe Pattern. Continue working even in stripe pattern until piece measures 63/4 (7, 71/4, 71/2, 73/4)" from beg ending with WS row.
Armhole Shaping (RS):Work across 31 (33, 34, 34, 36) sts, bind off 6 (6, 6, 8, 8) sts, work across 58 (60, 64, 64, 66) sts, bind off 6 (6, 6, 8, 8) sts, work across 31 (33, 34, 34, 34) sts.


Work across 31 (33, 34, 34, 36) sts. Slip Back sts and Right Front sts onto a holder. Work even on Left Front until piece measures 91/2 (10, 10 1/2, 11, 11 3/4)" from beg, end ready for a WS row.
Neck Shaping: Slip first 5 sts of border onto a holder, work across row. Work next row even. At neck edge bind off 2 (3, 3, 4, 4) sts once, then dec 1 st each neck edge every other row 5 (5, 5, 4, 5) times.
Shoulder Shaping: Work even until front measures 11 1/2 (12, 12 1/2, 13, 13 3/4)" from beginning. Bind off all 19 (20, 21, 21, 22) sts.


Work to correspond to Left Front, reversing all shaping.


Work even until Back measures same as Front to shoulder, end ready for a right side row. Bind off 19 (20, 21, 21, 22) sts at beg of next 2 rows, slip rem 20 (20, 22, 22, 22) sts to a holder.


With Red, cast on 32 (35, 36, 39, 42) sts. Work 6 rows of garter stitch. Change to Aqua and set up pattern row. Work stripe pattern as for body increasing 1 st each edge every 4th row 6 (4, 5, 5, 6) times, every 5th row 4 (6, 6, 6, 6) times; 52 (55, 58, 61, 66) sts. Work even until Sleeve measures 7 (73/4, 8, 81/2, 91/2)". Bind off all sts.


Sew shoulder seams together.
Neckband:With RS facing, and starting at Right Front with Red, knit across 5 st on holder, pick up 11 (11, 12, 13, 14) sts on right front neck, knit across 20 (20, 21, 21, 22) sts on back holder, pick up 11 (11, 12, 13, 14) sts on Left Front neck, work across 5 sts on holder. Knit these 52 (52, 55, 57, 60) sts for 5 more rows in garter st. Bind off loosely. Setw in Sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams. Sew on buttons.


With Red, cast on 45 (45, 50, 50, 50) sts. Work in garter rib as follows:
Rows 1, 3, 5, 7: *K 2, p 1; repeat from *.
Rows 2, 4, 6, 8: Knit. Change to Aqua and follow Stripe Pattern as for body. When piece measures 6 (61/2, 61/2, 7, 7)". Bind off all sts.
Work a second piece to match. Sew tops and sides together.

Pompoms (make 2)

Using Red, cut a piece of cardboard 21/2" x 3". Wrap the yarn around the 21/2" width 100 times. Cut yarn leaving an 18" end. Slide pompom off of cardboard carefully and wrap end around middle securing it tightly. Clip through loops on both ends. Sew pompoms to corners of Hat.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl rem = remain(s)(ing)
RS = right side st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over  

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