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loops & threads® cozy baby™ knit basic sweater

Let the yarn shine with this simple baby pullover knit in Cozy Baby™. An easy first sweater project, knit in one piece with very little seaming.
Step 1

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 12 months (18 months, 2 years, 4 years) Chest = 20¼ (22½, 24¼, 26½)” [51 (57, 62, 67)cm]

GAUGE: 22 sts x 28 rows = 4” (10cm) in stockinette with larger needles; save time and check your gauge.

Step 2

SPECIAL STITCHES:

Garter Stitch in the Round

Rnd 1: Knit.

Rnd 2: Purl.

Repeat Rnds 1-2 for pattern.


Garter Stitch in Rows: Knit every row.


Stockinette Stitch in the Round: Knit every rnd.


Stockinette Stitch in Rows

Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Row 2 (WS): Purl.

Repeat Rows 1-2 for pattern.

Step 3

INSTRUCTIONS:

Collar

With smaller 16” (40cm) circular needle, loosely cast on 86 (86, 92, 92) sts. Place marker and join to work in the round, being careful not to twist your work.

Starting with a purl rnd, work 7 rnds of Garter Stitch.


Yoke

Change to larger 16” (40cm) circular needle.

Rnd 1: *K1, m1L, k20 (22, 25, 27), m1R, k1, pm, k1, m1L, k19 (17, 17, 15), m1R, k1, pm; rep from * once more – 94 (94, 100, 100) sts, 4 markers.

Rnd 2: Knit.

Rnd 3: *K1, m1L, knit to 1 st before marker, M1R, k1, slip marker; rep from * 3 more times – 8 sts increased.

Rnd 4: Knit.


Repeat Rnds 3-4, 13 (15, 16, 18) more times, changing to longer circular needle when stitches become too crowded on the 16” (40cm) circular needle – 206 (222, 236, 252) sts.

Step 4

Left Sleeve

Row 1: K52 (58, 63, 69), to 1st marker, with larger 16” (40cm) circular needle knit next 51 (53, 55, 57) sts to 2nd marker. The stitches on the 16” circular needle are your sleeve stitches and will be knit back and forth in rows, leave the stitches on your longer circular needle unworked using your circular needle as a stitch holder.

Row 2 (WS): Cast on 3 sts, purl across 16” (40cm) circular needle.

Row 3 (RS): Cast on 3 sts, knit across 16” (40cm) circular needle – 57 (59, 61, 63) sts.

Row 4: Purl.

Row 5 (RS) – Decrease Row: K2, ssk, knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 – 2 sts dec’d.

Continue in Stockinette, repeat Decrease Row, every other RS row, 6 (7, 8, 9) more times – 43 sts.

Continue in Stockinette until sleeve measures 4 (4½, 5, 6)” [10 (11, 13, 15)cm], ending with a WS row.

Change to smaller needle.

Knit 8 rows.

Bind off.

Step 5

Right Sleeve

Rejoin yarn at yoke of sweater where the 2nd marker was and continue working the row that begin the Left Sleeve.

Row 1: Knit to 3rd marker using 29” (74cm) circular needle, change to larger 16” (40cm) circular needle knit next 51 (53, 55, 57) sts to 4th marker. The stitches on the 16” (40cm) circular needle are your sleeve stitches and will be knit back and forth in rows, leave the stitches on your longer circular needle unworked using your circular needle as a stitch holder.

Work as for Left Sleeve starting with Row 2.


Body

Rejoin yarn at yoke of sweater, at the beginning of round, ready to work across the back of the sweater, for the smaller sizes it will be more comfortable to change to the larger 16” (40cm) circular needle to knit the body of the sweater.

Rnd 1: Knit across 52 (58, 63, 69) sts to Left Sleeve, cast on 4 sts, knit across 52 (58, 63, 69) sts to Right sleeve, cast on 4 sts – 112 (124, 134, 146) sts.


Knit in stockinette until Body measures 5 (5½, 6, 7½)” [13 (14, 15, 19)cm].

Knit 8 Rnds in Garter Stitch.

Bind off.


Finishing: Sew sleeve and underarm seam. Weave in ends.

Step 6

ABBREVIATIONS:

K = Knit

K2tog = Knit 2 Sts Together

M1L = Make 1 St, Left Leaning

M1R = Make 1 St, Right Leaning

P = Purl

Pm = Place Marker

Rep = Repeat(ing)

Rnd(s) = Round(s)

RS = Right Side

Ssk = Slip Slip Knit

St(s) = Stitch(es)

WS = Wrong Side


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