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!

11 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.

Unknown said...

Tres tres beau mais pourrait on avoir la traduction en fran├žais merci beaucoup

kay feld said...

On the baby leaf sweater. I came to the end of the yoke and then it went right into dividing and making the sleeves. where is the instructions for the body part. unless I'm looking at this wrong but I'm not sure. Is it part of the sleeve section. Please help!

Thank you,
Kay Feld @ kfeld302@gmail.com

kay feld said...

On the baby leaf sweater. I came to the end of the yoke and then it went right into dividing and making the sleeves. where is the instructions for the body part. unless I'm looking at this wrong but I'm not sure. Is it part of the sleeve section. Please help!

Thank you,
Kay Feld @ kfeld302@gmail.com