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Pullover Sweater for Baby

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This comfy cozy sweater from Bernat Yarns for baby is for all skill levels. Try this free baby sweater pattern, because every baby needs a pullover sweater! Also try the matching adult V-neck pullover.

Pullover Sweater for Baby

MATERIALS

  • Bernat® Handicrafter Cotton (50 g / 1.75 oz/73 m/80 yds)
    or Bernat® Satin (100 g / 3.5 oz/149 m/163 yds)
  • Size 3 mos (6 mos-12 mos-18 mos)
    • 220 (235-310-385) m
      OR
    • 240 (260-340-420) yds
  • Knitting Needles: sizes 4 mm (U.S. 6) and 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) or size needed to obtain gauge. 3 st holders.

SIZES
Chest measurement

  • 3 mos 16 ins [40.5 cm]
  • 6 mos 17 ins [43 cm]
  • 12 mos 18 ins [45.5 cm]
  • 18 mos 19 ins [48 cm]

Finished chest

  • 3 mos 19 ins [48 cm]
  • 6 mos 20 ins [51 cm]
  • 12 mos 21 ins [53.5 cm]
  • 18 mos 22 ins [56 cm]

GAUGE
19 sts and 25 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.

ABBREVIATIONS
Alt = Alternate.
Beg = Beginning.
Cont = Continue(ity).
Dec = Decrease(ing).
Inc = Increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch.
K = Knit.
K2tog = Knit 2 stitches together.
P = Purl.
P2tog = Purl 2 stitches together.
P2togtbl = Purl 2 stitches together through back loops.
Psso = Pass slipped stitch over.
Rem = Remaining.
Rep = Repeat.
Sl1 = Slip next stitch knitwise.
St(s) = Stitch(es).
RS = Right side.
St(s) = Stitch(es).
WS = Wrong side.

INSTRUCTIONS
The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ).
BACK
**With smaller needles, cast on 45 (47-50-52) sts.
Knit 3 rows, noting 1st row is WS and inc 2 (3-3-3) sts evenly across last row. 47 (50-53-55) sts.
Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures 5½ (6½-7-7¾) ins [14 (16.5-18-19.5) cm], ending with a WS row.
Shape raglans: Cast off 3 sts beg next 2 rows. 41 (44-47-49) sts.**
Next row: (RS). K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
Work 3 rows even.
Rep last 4 rows 1 (1-3-5) time(s) more. 37 (40-39-37) sts.
Next row: (RS). K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
Next row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 9 (10-8-6) times more. 17 (18-21-23) sts. Leave rem sts on a st holder.

Pullover for Baby Pattern

FRONT
Work from ** to ** as given for Back.
Divide for front opening:
Next row: (RS). K20 (22-23-24).
Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
Next row: Purl.
Next row: K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to end of row.
Work 3 rows even.
Rep last 4 rows 1 (1-3-5) time(s) more. 18 (20-19-18) sts.

Sizes 3, 6 and 12 mos only:
Next row: (RS). K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to end of row.
Next row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 2 (3-1) time(s) more. 15 (16-17) sts.

All sizes: Shape neck edge: 1st row: (RS). K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to last 2 (3-4-5) sts (neck edge). Turn. Leave rem sts on a safety pin.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd row: K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog.
4th row: P2tog. Purl to end of row.
5th row: As 3rd row.
6th row: Purl.
Rep 5th and 6th rows once more. 5 sts.
Dec 1 st at raglan edge only on next and every following alt row to 2 sts.
Next row: (WS). P2.
Next row: K2tog. Fasten off.

Sizes 3, 12 and 18 mos only: With RS of work facing, join yarn to rem sts on a spare needle: K2tog. Knit to end of row.

Size 6 mos only: With RS of work facing, join yarn to rem sts on spare needle and knit to end of row.

All sizes: Next row: (RS). Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
Work 3 rows even.
Rep last 4 rows 1 (1-3-5) time(s) more. 18 (20-19-18) sts.

Sizes 3, 6 and 12 mos only:
Next row: (RS). Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
Next row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 2 (3-1) time(s) more. 15 (16-17) sts.

All sizes: Shape neck edge: 1st row: (RS). Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
2nd row: Purl to last 2 (3-4-5) sts (neck edge). Turn. Leave rem sts on a safety pin.
3rd row: Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
4th row: Purl to last 2 sts. P2togtbl.
5th row: As 3rd row.
6th row: Purl.
Rep 5th and 6th rows once more. 5 sts.
Dec 1 st at raglan edge only on next and every following alt row to 2 sts.
Next row: (WS). P2.
Next row: Sl1. K1. psso. Fasten off.

SLEEVES
With smaller needles, cast on 28 (28- 30-34) sts.
Knit 3 rows, noting 1st row is WS and inc 2 sts evenly across last row. 30 (30- 32-36) sts.
Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st, inc 1 st each end of needle on next and every following 6th (8th-10th-10th) rows to 40 (40-42- 44) sts.
Cont even until work from beg measures 5½ (6-7½-8) ins [14 (15-19- 20.5) cm], ending with a WS row.
Shape raglans: Cast off 3 sts beg next 2 rows. 34 (34-36-38) sts.
Work 2 rows even.
Next row: (RS). K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
Work 3 rows even.
Rep last 4 rows 0 (0-0-2) times more. 32 (32-34-32) sts.
Next row: (RS). K1. Sl1. K1. psso.
Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
Next row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 7 (9-12-10) times. 16 (12-8-10) sts.
Next row: (RS). K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
Next row: P1. P2tog. Purl to last 3 sts. P2togtbl. P1.
Rep last 2 rows 2 (1-0-0) time(s) more. 4 (4-4-6) sts. Leave rem sts on a st holder.

Pullover for Baby

FINISHING
Neckband: Sew raglan seams. With RS of work facing and smaller needles, K2 (3-4-5) from right front safety pin.
Pick up and knit 10 sts up Right Front neck edge. K4 (4-4-6) from right sleeve st holder. K17 (18-21-23) from back neck st holder, dec 2 sts evenly across. K4 (4-4-6) from left sleeve st holder. Pick up and knit 10 sts down Left Front neck edge. K2 (3- 4-5) from left front safety pin. 47 (50- 55-63) sts.
Knit 2 rows. Cast off knitwise (WS).
Front opening edging: With RS of work facing and smaller needles, pick up and knit 13 (14-17-20) sts down left front opening edge. Pick up and knit 13 (14-17-20) sts up right front opening edge.
Cast off.
Sew side and sleeve seams.

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