Thursday, February 1, 2007

Berries & Cream Baby Sweater

Please note that this pattern is my original design and may be used for personal use only. If you wish to share this with friends, please direct them to my site.



Berries & Cream Baby Sweater

Size: 9-12 months
Finished chest will be 25"

Materials:
•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)
•4 buttons
•tapestry needle

Gauge:
24 sts = 4 inches (10 cm) over Berry Stitch pattern
32 rows = 4 inches (10 cm)

Berry Stitch:
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.

BACK
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.
•Armhole shaping:
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.
•Neck shaping:
Work 18, cast off 18, work 18.
N.R.: Work 18
N.R.: Dec 2 sts, (at neck edge) work 16
N.R.:Work 16
Cast off
Join yarn to other shoulder and work the same way.

Left Front
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.
•Armhole shaping:
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.
•Neck Shaping:
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)
Cast off.

Right Front
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.

Finishing
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.

Copyright 2007, Rachel Abrams. For personal use only, and please link original url source.

12 comments:

tammy said...

What a lovely baby sweater. Thank you for sharing!

Carolyn said...

Thanks for sharing your pattern. Can't wait to see what you come up with next.

Ranee said...

That is a sweet sweater. I am saving the pattern to use one day. Thank you!

hhooker said...

What great colors for a baby sweater, and a very cute pattern. Well presented, too. Nice blog!

Paula460 said...

adorable baby seater!

Wendy said...

My daughter is pregnant and this pattern set (sweater, hat, booties) are just to cute not to knit. She'd best have a girl!

Thank you for sharing these.

joyadvtr said...

Wow - I love the look of this pattern, but it is too big for a newborn, any suggestions on how to alter the pattern for a newborn. Also did you make a match hat for this jacket ?
Thanks joyadvtr

Tangle said...

Joy... there is a matching hat & bootie set if you look in the archives. If you want to make a newborn size, my best suggestion is to check your gauge, and reference a newborn-sized pattern for your chest width and sleeve length. Just make sure it's a pattern with inset sleeves like this one. Unfortunately at this point I don't have time to write more detailed instructions.

Anonymous said...

Love the sweater and booties and would also love to have the pattern for the blanket that is in the background - don't need guage or detailed instructions, just the stitches and rows to create the wave pattern, thanks

Tangle said...

I put a new post up with some instructions for the blanket. Hope this helps!

Anna said...

I must say the this is by far my favorite sweater..how lovely it will look on my little girlie girl. Thank you again!!!

Cincity said...

I love this pattern, knitting it now. Thank you for sharing. There is a typo, I think on the back. You say to repeat 4 times and will have 56 stiches left. I believe this should be 54 as you knit 18, bind off 18 and knit 18 to make the neck. This adds up to 54, not 56.