Thursday, November 29, 2012

Baby Leaf Sweater


Here are the Baby Leaves Sweater that I have made for some precious little baby girl. The original one is here. This is what I did differently. Make both and pick and choose the things that you like about each and make your own.
I was thinking how cute this would be in Red. The leaves would almost look like a poinsettia flower.


Baby Leaf Sweater
Sizes: 0-3 months (16"), 6-9 months (18"), 12-18 months (20")

Size Note: Instructions are written for size 0-3 Months with sizes 3-6 Months and 12-18 Months in parentheses. Instructions will be easier to read, if you circle all the numbers pertaining to your size. If only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. A
The size you make depends upon the gauge and yarn that you use.
Please make a gauge swatch and check your gauge before beginning this project.

Needle size is ONLY a recommendation.
Materials:
200, 250, (300) yards DK or Worsted Weight
    (I would use DK on the first two sizes, but NOT on the last one.
     I would use worsted weight on either of the last two sizes.)
20-in circular needle, size 4 (3.50 mm) for size 0-3 Months
size 6 (4.00 mm) for size 6-9 Months
size 8 (5.00 mm) for size 12-18 Months
2 stitch markers
Double-pointed needles in the size you are using for the Sweater
2 buttons

Gauge:
0-3 months: 22 sts/30 rows = 4 inches, using US 4 needles,
6-9 months: 20 sts/28 rows = 4 inches, using US 5 needles,
12-18 months: 18 sts/26 rows = 4 inches, using US 8 needles.

YOKE
CO 55 sts
Set-up Row: (K1, P1) across to last st, K1.
For Chart Readers: See Chart Rows 1-26 for Rows 1-26 in written instructions, then work Rows 27-31 in written instructions.
Row 1 and 2:
(K1, P1) across to last st, K1.
Row 3 (buttonhole row): (K1, P1) to last 5 sts, K1, P2 tog, YO, P1, K1.
Row 4 and ALL wrong side rows:  K1, P1, K1, purl across to last 3 sts, K1, P1, K1.
Row 5: (K1, P1) twice, * K1, (YO, K1) twice, P1; repeat from * to last 3 sts, K1, P1, K1: 79 stitches.
Row 7: (K1, P1) twice, (K2, YO, K1, YO, K2, P1) across to last 3 sts, K1, P1, K1: 103 sts.
Row 9: (K1, P1) twice, (K3, YO, K1, YO, K3, P1) across to last 3 sts, K1, P1, K1: 127 sts.
Row 11: (K1, P1) twice, (K4, YO, K1, YO, K4, P1) across to last 3 sts, K1, P1, K1: 151 sts.
Row 13: (K1, P1) twice, (K11, P1) across to last 3 sts, K1, P1, K1.
Row 15: (K1, P1) twice, K11, (P1, K11) across to last 4 sts, P2 tog, YO, P1, K1.
Row 17: (K1, P1) twice, YO, SSK, K7, K2tog, YO, (K1, YO, SSK, K7, K2 tog, YO) across to last 4 sts, (P1, K1) twice.
Row 19: (K1, P1) twice, K1, YO, SSK, K5, K2 tog, YO, (K3, YO, SSK, K5, K2 tog, YO) across to last 5 sts, K1, (P1, K1) twice.
Row 21: (K1, P1) twice, K2, YO, SSK, K3, K2 tog, YO, (K5, YO, SSK, K3, K2 tog, YO) across to last 6 sts, K2, (P1, K1) twice.
Row 23: (K1, P1) twice, K3, YO, SSK, K1, K2 tog, YO, (K7, YO, SSK, K1, K2 tog, YO) across to last 7 sts, K3, (P1, K1) twice.
Row 25: (K1, P1) twice, K4, YO, S1K2PSSO, YO, (K9, YO, S1K2PSSO, YO) across to last 8 sts, K4, (P1, K1) twice.
Row 26:K1, P1, K1, purl across to last 3 sts, K1, P1, K1.

Row 27: (K1, P1) twice, knit across to last 4 sts, (P1, K1) twice.
Rows 28-31: Repeat Rows 26 and 27, 2 times: 151 sts.

ABBREVIATIONS AND SYMBOLS
M1 (make one) -- increase is made by taking the right-hand needle and picking up the strand between the stitches from back to front, slip left-hand needle into the front of this stitch on right-hand needle and knit it.
#17-- No Stitch

#15 -- S1K2PSSO (slip next stitch as if to knit,
          knit next 2 stitches together and pass slipped stitch
          over the 2 stitches that you knitted together)     
#13 -- SSK (slip 2 stitches separately as if to knit, put
          stitches back onto left-hand needle and knit these 2
          stitches together through the back loops)
#11 -- K2 tog (knit 2 stitches together)

#9 -- P2 tog (purl 2 stitches together)

#7-- YO (yarn over or yarn forward)

#5-- P (purl)

#3-- P1 on right side, K1 on wrong side

#1-- K (knit)     
                      
                       Repeat the sts in the red boxed area for pattern.
Dividing for Sleeves
Row 1
(wrong side row): K1, P1, K1, P19, add on 3 sts, place marker, add on 2 sts, slip next 34 sts onto a stitch holder (Sleeve), P39, add on 3 sts, place marker, add on 2 sts, slip next 34 sts onto stitch holder (Sleeve), P19, K1, P1, K1: 93 sts.
Row 2: (K1, P1) twice, knit to last 4 sts, (P1, K1) twice.
Row 3:
 K1, P1, K1, purl to last 3 sts, K1, P1, K1.
Rows 4 and 5:  Repeat Rows 2 and 3 once.

M1(see abbreviations, page 2).

Row 6: (K1, P1) twice, knit to marker, M1, slip marker, K1, M1, knit to marker, M1, slip marker, K1, M1, knit to last 4 sts (P1, K1) twice: 97 sts.
Row 7: K1, P1, K1, purl to last 3 sts, K1, P1, K1.
Row 8:  (K1, P1) twice, knit to last 4 sts, (P1, K1) twice.
Row 9: K1, P1, K1, purl to last 3 sts, K1, P1, K1.
Rows 10-17: Repeat Rows 6-9, 2 times: 105 sts.
Row 18:  (K1, P1) twice, knit to last 4 sts, (P1, K1) twice.
Row 19: K1, P1, K1, purl to last 3 sts, K1, P1, K1.
Repeat rows 18 and 19 until piece measures 8
1/2, (9 1/2 -- 10 1/2) inches from back of neck, or whatever length you prefer, ending by working a right side row.
Last 5 rows: (K1, P1) across to last st, K1.
BO all sts in seed stitch pattern.

SLEEVE
With a double-pointed needles, right side facing and beginning in center of cast on sts of underarm on Body, pick up 4 sts, knit 34 sts from stitch holder, pick up 3 sts along remaining cast on sts, place marker to mark beginning of round: 41 sts.
Rnds 1-5: Knit around.
Rnd 6 (decrease row): K11, K2 tog, (K1, K2 tog) 6 times, K10: 34 sts.
Rnd 7: (K1, P1) around.
Rnd 8: (P1, K1) around.
Rnds 9 and 10: Repeat Rnds 7 and 8 once.
BO all sts in seed stitch pattern.
Repeat for second Sleeve.

Let me know if you find a mistake, so that I can correct it.
Happy baby girl knitting!

8 comments:

Delighted Hands said...

Yippee! I will enjoy this pattern; it is similar to an old one I have made many times but this is simpler and more 'southern'! Thanks so much for posting it!

boo4baby said...

Oh my word! I think this is one of my favorite things you've made!

Kim said...

I really like the modifications you've made. I might just give this a try!

momo said...

Hello, thanks for sharing this pattern. I'm trying it out now and am up to 'dividing for sleeves'.

I have a question, is the increase in row 1 (add on 3 stitches) using the same technique as the M1 in row 6?

Thanks!

Kay said...

Momo, when it says to add on 3 sts, it means to cast on 3 sts. I use the e-wrap method. You can google it. K

Claire said...

Thanks for sharing this! Can you clarify which size needle you recommend for the 6-9 month size? In materials section it says a US 6 needle, but gauge swatch section says to use a US 5 needle for that size. Is that right?

Thanks in advance for clarifying!

Annatjie du Raan said...

Your dividing for the front , sleeve, and back, is nor working for me.

Kay said...

It should. I did the math and it works out.
Make sure that you have 151 sts before you begin. Front will be 22 +34(sleeve)+39(back)+34(sleeve)+22= 151-34-34(sleeves)+5+5(underarm sts) =93 sts.