Lorna Miser has loved creating yarn since dinosaurs walked the earth back in the 80's. First she raised sheep and rabbits, then children and a hand dyed yarn company called Lorna's Laces. Since selling that company, she's been writing books and magazine articles and supplying many yarn companies with great designs
“Why do I love yarn? I am a color-lover. Give me any yarn in 59 colors and I'm in love. My stitches will create the texture, but show me the color baby!”
LW3429 — I Love Yarn Baby Sweater
By Lorna Miser
Celebrate I Love Yarn Day with this baby sweater!
What You’ll Need
- RED HEART® Super Saver Chunky®:1 (2) skeins #0312 Black A, 1 skein #0316 Soft White B, 1 skein #0319 Cherry Red C. Art. E778 available in solid color 6oz (170g), 207 yd (189m) skeins.
- Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 6 mm [US 10] straight
- 5.5 mm [US 9] double-pointed needles OR circular needle 16" long.
- Stitch holder
- yarn needle.
Directions are for size 6-12 months. Changes for sizes 2 years are in parentheses.
To Fit Chest: 18-20 (20-24)" (45.5-51 (51-61) cm)
Finished Chest: 22 (26)" (56 (66) cm)
Finished Length: 13 (15)" (33 (38) cm)
14 sts = 4" (10 cm); 19 rows = 4" (10 cm), in Stockinette st (knit on right side, purl on wrong side)
CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.
A, B and C = color A, color B, and color C;
k = knit;
k2tog = knit next 2 sts together
p = purl
st(s) = stitch(es).
M1 = Make 1 (Increase) – Lift strand between needles to left-hand needle and knit strand through the back loop, twisting it to prevent a hole.
ssk = Slip next two stitches as if to knit to right needle, insert point of left needle through front of sts, knit these sts together through back loop.
Sweater is knit in one piece beginning at one sleeve cuff and working across to the other sleeve cuff. Piece is then folded across shoulders and side and sleeve seams sewn.
Working in Stockinette st, work 6 rows with A, 2 rows with B. Repeat this 8-row Stripe Pattern as instructed.
With C, cast on 21 (25) sts.
Knit 2 rows. Cut C.
Begin Stripe Pattern
Change to A and begin changing color as in Stripe Pattern. Continue to change color as in Stripe Pattern until instructed to work with one color only.
Beginning with a wrong side row (purl), work in Stockinette st and Stripe Pattern for 3 rows.
Increase Row (right side): K1, M1, knit to last st, M1, k1—23 (27) sts.
Repeat last 4 rows 6 (8) more times—35 (43) sts.
Work even in Stockinette st and Stripe Pattern until piece measures 6½ (9 ½)" (16.5 (24) cm) from beginning, end with a wrong side row.
First Side of Body
Row 1 (right side): Cast on 28 (32) sts, knit to end of row—63 (75) sts.
Row 2: Cast on 28 (32) sts, purl to end of row—91 (107) sts.
Work even in Stockinette st until body measures 3 (4)" (7.5 (10) cm) from cast-on edges, end with a wrong side row.
Divide for Front and Back and Shape Front Neck
Change to A. Work with A only until instructed to resume Stripe Pattern.
Row 1 (dividing row – right side): K45 (53) for back, bind off next 3 sts, knit to end of row for front—45 (53) back sts and 43 (51) sts front sts.
Work across front sts only. Note: If desired, back sts can be placed on a holder. Return back sts to needle at beginning of back neck section (below).
Row 2 (wrong side): Purl.
Row 3: Bind off 3 sts, knit to end of row—40 (48) sts.
Rows 4–11: Repeat last 2 rows 4 more times—28 (36) sts.
Row 12: Purl.
Row 13: Cast on 3 sts, knit to end of row—31 (39) sts.
Rows 14–21: Repeat last 2 rows 4 more times—43 (51) sts.
Place front sts on holder.
With A only, work in Stockinette st across the remaining 45 (53) back sts only until back has one less row than front, end with a wrong side row.
Second Side of Body
Row 1 (joining row—right side): Knit across back sts, cast on 3 sts, knit across front sts on holder—91 (107) sts.
Resume Stripe Pattern and work even in Stockinette st for 3 (4)" (7.5 (10) cm) to match first side of body, end with a wrong side row.
Next Row (right side): Bind off 28 (32) sts, knit to end of row—63 (75) sts.
Next Row: Bind off 28 (32) sts, purl to end of row—35 (43) sts.
Continue changing color as in Stripe Pattern.
Beginning with a wrong side row (purl), work in Stockinette st and Stripe Pattern for 3 (9) rows.
Decrease Row (right side): K1, k2tog, knit to last 3 sts, ssk, k1—33 (41) sts.
Work even in Stotckinette st and Stripe Pattern for 3 rows.
Repeat Decrease Row—31 (39) sts.
Repeat last 4 rows 5 (7) more times—21 (25) sts.
Work even in Stockinette st and Stripe Pattern until right sleeve measures same as left sleeve to C-colored cuff. Cut A and B.
With C, knit 2 rows.
With right side facing, double-pointed or circular needle(s) and C, pick up and k16 sts across back neck, 20 sts down left neck edge, and 20 sts up right neck edge. Join to work in the round.
Purl 1 round.
Fold piece at shoulders. Sew side and sleeve seam on one side only.
With C, pick up and k76 (90) sts evenly spaced across lower edge.
Knit 1 row.
Sew second side and sleeve seam.
Weave in ends.
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