Bubblegum Baby Set
Lion Brand« Vanna's Choice®
15 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter st (k every row). 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
Sweater is worked in one piece.
*Knit 1 row with A, knit 1 row with B, knit 1 row with C, knit 1 row with D, knit 1 row with E; repeat from * for Stripe Pattern.
With A, cast on 45 (49, 53) sts. Work in Stripe Pattern until piece measures 4 (4 1/2, 5) in. (10 (11.5, 12.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Inc 1 st at each end of every RS row 18 (20, 22) times - 81 (89, 97) sts. Piece should measure approximately 9 (10, 11) in. (23 (25.5, 28) cm) from beg.
Cast on 8 (8, 10) sts at end of next 2 rows - 97 (105, 117) sts. Work even in Garter st and Stripe pattern for 3 (4, 5) in. (7.5 (10, 12.5) cm), end with a WS row.
Shape Back Neck
Next Row (RS): K 40 (44, 49) sts and slip onto a holder for Right Front. Bind off next 17 (17, 19) sts and k rem 40 (44, 49) sts for Left Front.
Shape Left Front
Work even in garter st for next 4 rows. Inc 1 st at neck edge on every RS row 3 (3, 4) times - 43 (47, 53) sts.
Next Row: Cast on 2 sts at neck edge - 45 (49, 55) sts.
Work even for 1 row.
Next Row: Cast on 6 sts at neck edge - 51 (55, 61) sts. Work even until cuff measures 6 (7, 8) in. (15 (18, 20.5) cm). Bind off 8 (8, 10) cuff sts - 43 (47, 51) sts.
Dec 1 st at side edge on every RS row 18 (20, 22) times - 25 (27, 29) sts. Work even until Left Front is same length as Back. Bind off. Mark for first button about 1/2 in. (1.5 cm) below neck edge and last button about 1/2 in. (1.5 cm) above lower edge. Evenly space rem buttons between first and last.
Shape Right Front
Rejoin yarn to Right Front sts at neck edge. Work as for Left Front, reversing all shaping and working buttonholes (opposite markers) as follows: k to last 4 sts of row, work (k2tog, yarn over) for buttonhole, k2 (Front opening edge).
Sew side and Sleeve seams. Fold cuff back. Sew on buttons. Weave in ends.
With A, cast on 60 (66, 70) sts. Work in Stripe Pattern until piece measures 6 1/2 (7 1/2, 8) in. (16.5 (19, 20.5) cm) from beg.
Next Row: K2tog across row - 30 (33, 35) sts.
Next Row: Knit.
Next Row: K2tog across, end k 0 (1, 1) - 15 (17, 18) sts.
Cut yarn leaving 12 in. (30.5 cm) tail. Thread tail into large-eyed blunt needle and thread through rem sts, pull tightly to secure.
Sew seam. Weave in ends.
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