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Berries & Cream Baby Sweater
Size: 9-12 months
Finished chest will be 25"
•Lion Brand Microspun: 3 balls MC (Fuchsia) and 1 ball CC (French Vanilla) or colors of your choice.
•3.75 mm (size 5) & 4 mm (size 6) needles (one set each)
24 sts = 4 inches (10 cm) over Berry Stitch pattern
32 rows = 4 inches (10 cm)
multiple of 4 stitches.
* Row 1: *(K1, yo, k1) in same stitch, p3 tog; repeat from *. (Wrong side row.)
* Row 2: *K1, p3; repeat from *.
* Row 3: *K3, p1; repeat from *. (You will be knitting all knit stitches and purling all purl stitches.)
* Row 4: *P1, k3; repeat from *. (You will be purling all knit stitches and knitting all purl stitches.)
* Row 5: *P3 tog, (k1, yo, k1) in same stitch, ; repeat from *.
* Row 6: *P3, k1; repeat from *.
* Row 7: *P1, k3; repeat from *.
* Row 8: *k3, p1; repeat from *.
Pattern notes: When making decreases for the armholes, count your stitches on each decrease row. This stitch pattern can screw up the number of stitches if you're not careful. There is a selvedge stitch at each end of every piece.
With CC and smaller size needles, cast on 70 sts. Knit 6 rows. End off CC and join MC. Switch to larger needles. Knit 1 row.
Next row: (wrong side) k1, begin berry stitch, work until last stitch, k1. Continue in this manner until work measures 5.5 inches from beginning.
Bind of 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows.
*Next Row: dec 1st at each end of row. Work next row even.* Repeat from * 4 more times. 56 sts remaining.
Continue knitting in pattern until work measures 10.5 inches from the beginning.
Work 18, cast off 18, work 18.
N.R.: Work 18
N.R.: Dec 2 sts, (at neck edge) work 16
Join yarn to other shoulder and work the same way.
With CC and smaller size needles, cast on 34 sts. Knit 6 rows. Join MC, switch to larger needles and knit 1 row.
N.R.: K1, beg berry stitch, work till last stitch, k1.
Continue knitting in pattern until work measures 5.5 inches from beginning. Have the right side facing for the next row.
Row 1:Bind off 3 sts, knit in pattern to end. (31 sts)
2: dec 1 st at end of row (30 sts)
3: work even
4: dec 1 st at end of row (29 sts)
5: work even
6: dec 1 st at end of row (28 sts)
7: work even
8: dec 1 st at end of row (27 sts)
9: work even
10: dec 1 st at end of row (26 sts)
Work 4 inches (from beginning of armhole.) Wrong side facing for next row.
Row 1: Cast off 4 sts at beg of row
2: Work even
3: Cast off 3 sts at beg of row
4: Work Even
5: Dec 1 st at neck edge
6: Work even
7: Dec 1 st at neck edge
8: Work even
9: Dec 1 st at neck edge (16 sts left)
Make the same as left front but start the armhole shaping on the wrong side and the neck shaping on the right side.
Sleeve (make 2)
Cast on 38 sts in CC with smaller needles, knit 6 rows. End CC. Join MC and switch to larger needles.
N.R.: k1, inc1, knit to last 2 sts, inc1, k1
Now begin berry stitch, increasing one stitch at each end of every fourth row until you have 64 sts. Work even until piece measures 7 inches.
Bind of 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows.
*Next Row: dec 1st at each end of row. Work next row even.* Repeat from * 4 more times. 48 sts remaining. Piece should measure 8.5 inches. Add a few rows if you are short.
With tapestry needle, sew shoulder seams. Sew sleeves onto body. Sew side seams.
•Left front band: With right side of work facing and with smaller needles, join CC and pick up 54 sts evenly starting from the collar. Knit 7 rows. Cast off.
•Right front band: With right side of work facing and with smaller needles, join CC and pick up 54 sts evenly starting from the bottom. Knit 3 rows. Next row: K7, k2tog, yo, k12, k2tog, yo, k12, k2tog, yo, k12, k2tog, yo, k3. Knit 3 rows. Cast off.
•Neckband: With right side facing and smaller needles, join CC and pick up 20 stitches from right front to shoulder, 28 sts across back, and 20 sts from left shoulder to the left front. Knit 5 rows. Cast off.
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