Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Baby sweater!

Good morning! It is a gorgeous day here in Moapa Valley. The sun is shining, and I can hear so many birds singing since all the windows are open. I have 2 loads of wash on the line and they will smell so wonderful at days end.

What a blessed valley I live in, as I can hang out my wash with no fears. How thankful I am to have running water and soap to wash our clothes, and how grateful that there is peace in this valley. May I never take it for granted....

A sweet reader named Yvette from Australia, sent me a gorgeous humanitarian pattern for me to share with all of you. I am posting it here first as I know it will copy and paste, and it's more complicated to get it posted on my website. That will come later... It is so adorable!! Thanks Yvette! Check out her BLOG too, http://grandmasknittingplace.blogspot.com/

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Designed by Yvette O’Brien No1grandma@gmail.com

YVETTE’S GARTER STITCH BABY SWEATER

(Based on Beribboned Eyelet Design)

Size: 1 – 2 years

Yarns – worsted or what ever you want
Needles – Circular size 8 (5 mm ) or to match gauge of your yarn

Gauge for worsted 21 sts and 28 rows to 4inches (10 cm)

Stitch Holders; 4 Buttons;

The sweater is knitted from the back of the neck to the armholes. Sleeves are knitted separately, then joined to the back and then the sweater is completed in one piece.

This will make a big sweater, 1 –2 years, in worsted weight – if you want a smaller size – use DK (Aussie 8 ply) and a size US 6 (English 8,Aussie 4mm needle)Or just try out different yarn thicknesses and needles to get a size you like.

BACK

Cast on 55 stitches.

Work 40 rows in garter stitch (Knit every row)

Cut yarn. Places stitches on holder.

SLEEVES

Cast on 35 stitches.

1st row: K2, *P1 K1 rep from * to last stitch, K1

2nd row: K1, *P1 k1 rep from * to end of row

Repeat last 2 rows four times. (Total 10 rows rib)

Next row (right side)

K5 * M1, K5, repeat from * to end of row. 41 stitches

Knit 12 rows

Continue in garter stitch, increasing 1 stitch each end of next row and every following 8th row until there are 49 stitches on needle.

Knit 2 rows

CUT YARN, place stitches on holder.

Make a second sleeve, turn, DO NOT CUT YARN.

JOIN SLEEVES AND BACK

Next row: Bind off 25 stitches, K23, knit last stitch of sleeve together with first stitch of back, knit across 53 stitches of back, knit last stitch of back together with first stitch of other sleeve, knit to end of sleeve.

Turn.

Next row: Bind off 25 stitches, knit to end of row. 101 stitches on needle.

BODY

Next row: K19, knit into front and back (loosely) of next 8 stitches, K47, knit into front and back of next 8 stitches, K19. (117 stitches)

Knit 7 rows.

Next row: K23, knit into front and back of next 8 stitches, K55, knit into front and back of next 8 stitches, K23. (133 stitches)

Knit 7 rows

Next row: K27, knit into front and back of next 8 stitches, K 63, knit into front and back of next 8 stitches, K27 (149 stitches)

Knit 7 rows

Next row: K31, knit into front and back of next 8 stitches, K71, knit into front and back of next 8 stitches, K31 (165 stitches)

Next row: Knit

Next row: Bind off 5 stitches - knit to end

Next row: Bind off 5 stitches – knit to end

Decrease 1st each end of next 3 rows.

Knit 1 row (149 stitches)

Next row: K27, knit into front and back of next 8 stitches, K79, knit into front and back of next 8 stitches, K27 (165 stitches)

Knit 7 rows

Next row: K31, knit into front and back of next 8 stitches, K87, knit into front and back of next 8 stitches, K31 (181 stitches)

K 6 rows

Leave all these 181 stitches on your circular needle making sure that the points are secured so that your stitches can’t come off!

DO NOT CUT YARN

Sew bound off sleeve edges to back armholes

Sew seams along shoulders to cuffs, making sure that the centre 16 cast on stitches form the centre back neck.

With right side facing, and commencing from where you left off knitting, pick up and knit 14 stitches along right front, including 5 bound off stitches, 16 stitches along back of neck and 14 stitches down left front neck – do not turn – keep knitting right round sweater till you arrive back at corner of right front neck.

PLACE MARKER FOR BEGINNING OF ROUNDS

Now begin working in K1 P1 rib for 3 rows or rounds.

Next row (Buttonholes) For Boy – when front left corner is reached make four buttonholes thus: Rib 3, *YO, K2tog, Rib 8, rep from * twice, Yo, K2tog continue in K1 P1 rib to end of round.

For Girl – K1, P1 rib round neck and continue until 35 stitches before corner of left front neck, K2tog, YO, Rib 8, three times, K2tog ,YO, rib 3.

Work 2 more rows or rounds in K1 P1 rib.

Bind off loosely in rib.

Sew on buttons.

NOTE:

This will make a big sweater, 1 –2 years, in worsted weight – if you want a smaller size – use DK (Aussie 8 ply) and a size US 6 (English 8,Aussie 4mm needle)Or just try out different yarn thicknesses and needles to get a size you like.

This pattern works very well using Wager Welt Stitch.

Row 1 Knit

Row 2 Purl

Row 3-8 Knit

If you want to, you can increase by using a yarn over, instead of a M1 increase with this stitch pattern.

It looks like this

2 comments:

knittingmama said...

Check out Steel City Knitter (she's linked from my blog she has a No sew baby sweater that was originally made for my son.

bevq said...

Hi Knitting mama!
I think I found that sweater!
http://filexoom.com/files/2007/4/10/68467/baby%20no%20sew.pdf

Looks complex but no seams???!! My kind of sweater!

Bev