Grandma Corn’s Baby Sweater

Sep 06, 2016   |   posted by Della Glein

The pattern doesn’t change but the size can be tweaked by using thicker yarn and bigger needles.   The following are approximate sizes using a baby or  sport weight yarn:

3-6 month :  Size 1 and 3 needles

For size 1:  Size 2 and 4 needles

For size 2:  Size 3 and 5 needles

Gauge:  7 stitches=1 inch on size 3’s.

6 stitches=1 inch on size 5

Optional:  use needles 1-­2 sizes smaller for cuffs and ribbing.

 

Begin:

CO 60 sts

K1, P1 rib for one inch.  Increase one stitch in the last row of ribbing.

 

Yoke:

Row 1: Purl

Row 2: Knit                                                                                      Abbreviations:

Row 3: Purl

Row 4:  K1, *P1, K1, repeat from*                                                K-knit                   P-purl

Row 5: K1, *P1, K1, repeat from*                                                 kfb-knit into the front and back of stitch

Row 6: K1, *P1, K1, repeat from*                                                 sts-stitch(es)         yo-yarn over

Row 7: K1, *P1, K1, repeat from*

Row 8: K5, *kfb, K4, repeat from* to last 6 sts, kfb, K5               tog-together          pm-place marker

Row 9: P72

Row 10: K1, *yo, K2tog, repeat from*

Row 11: P72

Row 12: K7, *kfb, K3, repeat* to last 9 sts, kfb, K8

Row 13:  P87 sts

Row 14: K1, *P1, K1, repeat from*

Row 15: K1, *P1, K1, repeat from*

Row 16: K1, *P1, K1, repeat from*

Row 17:  K1, *P1, K1, repeat from*

Row 18: K3, *kfb, K4, repeat from* to last 4 sts, kfb, K3

Row 19: P104

Row 20: K1, *yo, K2tog, repeat from*

Row 21: P104

Row 22:  K1, *kfb, K4, repeat from* to last 3 sts, kfb, K2 Row 23:  P125

Row 24: K1, *P1, K1, repeat from*

Row 25: K1, *P1, K1, repeat from*

Row 26: K1, *P1, K1, repeat from*

Row 27: K1, *P1, K1, repeat from*

Row 28:  K5, *kfb, K4, repeat from* (149 sts)

 

Shape raglan armholes​:

Row 1:  P23, pm, P31, pm, P41, pm, P31, pm, P23

Row 2:  *K to 2 sts before next marker, kfb, K1, slip marker, kfb, repeat from* three more times, K22 Row 3: Purl

Repeat rows 2 and 3 seven more times.

 

Divide for body and sleeves​:

K 31 sts

Slip the next 47 sts on waste yarn.

CO 6 sts using backward loop or knitted cast on, pm after the 3rd cast on stitch.

Join to back stitches and K57 sts.

Slip the next 47 sts on waste yarn or stitch holder.

CO 6 sts, as before, placing marker after the 3rd stitch.

K31

Body​:

Work in st st until piece reaches desired length.  Suggestion:  5 ½ (6, 6 ½) inches. Dec 1 st in the last row.

K1, P1 rib for 1 inch.

Bind off in pattern.

Sleeves​:

Slip stitches from waste yarn to needle. *The marker is the BOR (beginning of the round)

Work even on 53 sts until sleeve measures 5 ½ (6, 6 ½) inches.

Dec 1 stitch in the last row.

K1, P1 rib for 1 inch.

Bind off in pattern loosely.

Repeat for second sleeve.

Button Band:

With the larger needle, pick up and knit stitches on one side of the sweater. Remember the number of stitches for later.  Knit 5 garter rows.  Bind off loosely.

Pick up and knit the same number of stitches on the other side of sweater.  Knit 2 garter rows.

On the third row, knit the button holes in the desired locations by doing a (K2tog, yo).

Knit two more rows.  Bind off all stitches.

You may choose to create buttonholes on both sides of sweater, if you are not sure of the gender of baby. Then you may sew the buttons over the appropriate side later.

Sew buttons and weave ends. Block. Find a cute baby who needs a sweater!

~I think my grandmother would be thrilled that we are able to share her pattern with you. If you have questions you can email me at cathi@dellaq.com

Thanks to Della for allowing me to share.

Happy Knitting!

Cornelia’s Granddaughter

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