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Free Knitting Pattern: Crewneck Baby Sweater

Lion Brand« Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Cotton Hemp
Pattern #: L10201
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: Newborn, Child (Multiple Sizes)
0-6 months (6-12 months, 12-18 months, 2 years, 3 years)
Finished Chest 20 (21, 23, 24, 26) in. (51 (53.5, 58.5, 61, 66) cm)
Finished Length 9 (11, 12, 13, 14) in. (23 (28, 30.5, 33, 35.5) cm)
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.

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Color (A)
Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Cotton Hemp

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Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Cotton Hemp

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•  5700-510 Martha Stewart Crafts Cotton Hemp: Twilight Blue
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Crewneck Baby Sweater

Lion Brand« Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Cotton Hemp

GAUGE:

18 sts + 26 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with larger needles.

STITCH EXPLANATION:

M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle. Knit this new stitch through the back loop - 1 st increased.
sk2p (slip-k2tog-pass slipped st over)
A double decrease worked as follows:
1. Slip the next st, as if to knit, from the left needle to the right needle.
2. Knit the next 2 sts together.
3. With tip of left needle, lift the slipped st (the 2nd st on right needle) up and over the k2tog (first st on right needle) and off the needle - you have decreased 2 sts.
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog - 1 st decreased.

PATTERN STITCH
K2, p2 Rib (multiple of 4 sts + 2)
Row 1 (RS):
K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K2, p2 Rib.

STRIPE SEQUENCE (10 row stripe pattern)
Row 1 (RS):
With B, knit.
Continue in St st and with B work 3 more rows: with C work 2 rows; with B work 4 rows.

BACK
With smaller straight needles and A, cast on 42 (46, 50, 54, 58) sts.
Work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures 1 (1 1/2, 1 1/2, 2, 2) in. (2.5 (4, 4, 5, 5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Note: End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row and the next row that you are ready to work should be a RS row.

Change to larger straight needles.
Size 0-6 months ONLY Next Row (RS): K1, M1, k19, M1, k to last st, M1, k1 - 45 sts at the end of this row.
Size 6-12 months ONLY Next Row (RS): K1, M1, k to last st, M1, k1 - 48 sts at the end of this row.
Size 12-18 months ONLY Next Row (RS): K1, M1, k to last st, M1, k1 - 52 sts at the end of this row.
Size 2 years ONLY Next Row (RS): Knit - 54 sts at the end of this row.
Size 3 years ONLY Next Row (RS): K1, M1, k to end of row - 59 sts at the end of this row.

Beg with a purl row, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 1 1/2 (2 1/2, 3, 3 1/2, 3 1/2) in. (4 (6.5, 7.5, 9, 9) cm) from beg, end with a WS row. Cut A.
Join B and C and work Rows 1-10 of Stripe Sequence.
Cut B and C and continue with A only in St st until piece measures 5 (7, 7 1/2, 8, 9) in. (12.5 (18, 19, 20.5, 23) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Raglan Armhole
Row 1 (RS):
Bind off 2 (2, 3, 3, 4) sts, k to end of row - 43 (46, 49, 51, 55) sts at the end of this row.
Row 2: Bind off 2 (2, 3, 3, 4) sts, p to end of row - 41 (44, 46, 48, 51) at the end of this row.
Row 3 (RS): K2, ssk, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 - 39 (42, 44, 46, 49) sts at the end of this row.
Row 4: Purl.
Cut A.
Join B and C.
Note: The next section of the Back includes the instruction to work AT THE SAME TIME. You will be working a 2-row repeat AND changing color by working the Stripe Sequence.> Please read through this section of the instructions before beginning.
Rep last 2 rows (Raglan rows 3 and 4) 5 times and AT THE SAME TIME work Rows 1-10 of Stripe Sequence - 29 (32, 34, 36, 39) sts rem.
Cut B and C and continue with A only.
Next Row (RS): K2, ssk, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 - 27 (30, 32, 34, 37) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) times, end with a WS row.
Place rem 15 (16, 16, 16, 17) sts on a holder.

FRONT
Work same as Back until Stripe Sequence in Raglan Armhole Shaping is complete - 29 (32, 34, 36, 39) sts rem.
Change to A.
Next Row (RS): K2, ssk, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 - 27 (30, 32, 34, 37) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 0 (0, 1, 1, 2) time(s), end with a WS row - 27 (30, 30, 32, 33) sts rem. Note: A '0' means that if you are working this size, you should not repeat the last 2 rows.
Shape Neck
Next Row (RS):
K2, ssk, k6 (7, 7, 8, 8), sl next 7 (8, 8, 8, 9) sts to a holder; join a 2nd ball of yarn and k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 - 9 (10, 10, 11, 11) sts on each side.
Work both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn.
Next Row: Purl across sts of first side; with 2nd ball of yarn, purl across sts of 2nd side.
Next Row: On first side, k2, ssk, k to last 2 sts, k2tog; on 2nd side, ssk, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 - 7 (8, 8, 9, 9) sts on each side.
Rep last 2 rows - 5 (6, 6, 7, 7) sts on each side.
Next Row: Purl across sts of first side; purl across sts of 2nd side.
Next Row: On first side, k2, ssk, k to end of side; on 2nd side, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 - 4 (5, 5, 6, 6) sts on each side.
Next Row: Purl across sts of first side; purl across sts of 2nd side.
Rep last 2 rows 1 (2, 2, 3, 3) more time(s) - 3 sts rem.
Next Row (RS): Sk2p - 1 st rem.
Fasten off.

SLEEVES (make 2)
Note:
The pattern for Sleeves includes the instruction to work AT THE SAME TIME. Please read through this section of the instructions before beginning.

With smaller straight needles and A, cast on 30 (30, 34, 34, 34) sts.
Work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures 1 (1 1/2, 1 1/2, 2, 2) in. (2.5 (4, 4, 5, 5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Change to larger needles.
Increase Row (RS): K1, M1, k to last st, M1, k1 - 32 (32, 36, 36, 36) sts at the end of this row.
Work in St st for 3 (3, 5, 5, 5) rows.
Rep Increase Row - 34 (34, 38, 38, 38) sts.
Rep last 4 (4, 6, 6, 6) rows 2 (4, 3, 4, 6) more times AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 2 1/2 (2 1/2, 4, 6 1/2, 7) in. (6.5 (6.5, 10, 16.5, 18) cm) from beg, cut A, join B and C and while continuing to work increases as established work Rows 1-10 of Stripe Sequence.
When Row 10 of Stripe Sequence has been completed, continue with A only - 38 (42, 44, 46, 50) sts when all increases have been completed.
Work even in St st until piece measures 5 1/2 (6 1/2, 8, 11, 12) in. (14 (16.5, 20.5, 28, 30.5) cm) from beg.
Shape Raglans
Row 1 (RS):
Bind off 2 (2, 3, 3, 4) sts, k to end of row - 36 (40, 41, 43, 46) sts at the end of this row.
Row 2: Bind off 2 (2, 3, 3, 4) sts, p to end of row - 34 (38, 38, 40, 42) sts.
Row 3: K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
Row 4: Purl.
Cut A.
Join B and C and rep last 2 rows 5 more times while working Rows 1-10 of Stripe Sequence - 22 (26, 26, 28, 30) sts rem.
Cut B and C.
Change to A.
Next Row (RS): K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 20 (24, 24, 26, 28) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 6 (8, 8, 9, 10) times, end with a WS row.
Place rem 8 sts on a holder.

FINISHING
Sew raglan seams. Sew side and Sleeve seams.
Neckband
Rnd 1:
From RS, with double pointed needles and A, k15 (16, 16, 16, 17) Back sts from holder, k8 Sleeve sts from holder, pick up and k9 (10, 12, 12, 13) sts along Left Front neck edge, k7 (8, 8, 8, 9) Front neck sts from holder, pick up and k9 (10, 12, 12, 13) sts along Right Front neck edge, k8 Sleeve sts from holder - 56 (60, 64, 64, 68) sts at the end of this rnd.
Divide sts onto double pointed needles. Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.
Rnd 2: *K2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep last rnd for 1 1/2 in. (4 cm).
With larger needle, bind off loosely.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) RS = right side
sl = slip St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side


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Pattern Average Rating: ***** (based on 4 reviews)
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Crewneck Baby Sweater Reviewed by thankfulumm on 2014-03-16 *****
This is one of my favorite patterns to knit. I have gotten so many complements on it. It always turns out successful.


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