Friday, May 07, 2010

BABY SHORT SLEEVED PULLOVER



This sweater is yet another adaptation of Gail Bable’s 5 Hour Baby Boy Sweater, which was based on the 5 Hour Baby Sweater originally posted on Knit List. There are several adaptations on Bev’s Country Cottage.

SIZE: Garment measures 20 inches around

MATERIALS:
Worsted weight yarn approximately 3 ounces
Size US 10 (6.0 mm) 24 inch circular knitting needle
Markers
Tapestry needle

GAUGE: about 4 sts to 1 in
SPECIAL STITCHES:
M1:
Make a backward loop and place on right hand needle.

Inc 1 st in next st: Knit into front and back of that stitch.

NOTES:


1. Read instructions all the way through before beginning.

2. I used a 24 inch circular needle and Caron One Pound Cream.
3. I switched to the optional US size 8 needle for the ribbing.



INSTRUCTIONS:
Starting at the neck edge, cast on 33 stitches, using “knitted on cast-on”
YOKE:
Rows 1-4:
Knit. (33 sts)

Row 5: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3. (33 sts)
(Always keep first 3 and last 3 sts in 'knit' even on p row.)

Row 6: K3, * inc 1 in next st, K1, repeat from * to last 4 sts, end with inc 1, K3. (47 sts)

Row 7: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3. (47 sts)

Row 8: Knit. (47 sts)

Row 9: Knit. (47 sts)

Row 10: K3, *inc 1 in next st, K2, repeat from *, ending inc 1, K4. (61 sts)

Row 11: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3. (61 sts)

Row 12: Knit. (61 sts)

Row 13: Knit. (61 sts)

Row 14: K4, *inc 1 in next st, K3, repeat from * to last 5 sts, ending with inc 1, K4. (75 sts)

Row 15: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3. (75 sts)

Row 16: Knit. (75 sts)

Row 17: Knit. (75 sts)

Row 18: K4, *inc 1 in next st, K4, repeat from * to last 6 sts, ending inc 1, knit 5. (89 sts)

Row 19: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3. (89 sts)

Row 20: Knit. (89 sts)

Row 21: Knit. (89 sts)

Row 22: K5, *inc 1 in next st, K5, repeat from * to end of row. (103 sts)

Row 23: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3. (103 sts)

Row 24: Knit. (103 sts)

Row 25: Knit. (103 sts)

Row 26: You will now be placing markers (PM) to show positions of fronts, back, and sleeves:
K6, M1, K5, M1, K5, M1,K1, PM (20 sts for front),
K1, M1, K6, M1, K5, M1, K6, M1, K1, PM (23 sts for sleeve),
K1, M1, (K6, M1) twice, K5, M1, (K6, M1) twice, K1, PM (37 sts for back),
K1, M1, K6, M1, K5, M1, K6, M1, K1, PM (23 sts for other sleeve),
K1, M1, K5, M1, K5, M1, K6 (20 sts for other front). (123 sts)

Row 27: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3. (123 sts)

Row 28: Knit across row, increasing 1 st before and after each marker. (131 sts)

Row 29: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3. (131 sts)

Row 30: Knit across row, increasing 1 st before and after each marker. (139 sts)

Row 31: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3. (139 sts)


Row 32: K to marker, K1, P1 across sleeve sts to next marker. K to next marker, K1, P1 across sleeve sts to next marker, K remaining sts. (139 sts)

Cut yarn, but do not fasten off.

From now on you will be working in rounds, but we will keep the same row/round sequence.
JOINING FRONTS:
Round 33:
Do not turn. Slip the 3 sts just knit to the left hand needle. PM (this marker will designate beginning of rounds). Purl 6 sts, K to marker, K1, P1 across sleeve sts to next marker. K to marker, K1, P1 across sleeve sts to next marker. K remaining sts to round marker. (139 sts)

Round 34:
K to sleeve marker, K1, P1 across sleeve sts to next marker. K to marker, K1, P1 across sleeve sts to next marker, K remaining sts to round marker. (139 sts)

Round 35:
Remove sleeve markers as you come to them on this row. P 6, knit to 1 stitch before marker, bind off in knit that stitch, sleeve stitches and 1 stitch after the next marker; knit back stitches to 1 stitch before marker, bind off in knit that stitch, sleeve stitches and 1 stitch after marker, knit to round marker. (81 sts)



PULLOVER BODY:


Body Round 1: Knit across front sts, cast on 2 sts, knit across back sts, cast on 2 sts, knit across front sts to round marker. (85 sts)

Body Round 2: P 6. *K to 1 st before cast on sts, K2tog twice, repeat from * once. K to round marker. (81 sts)

Body Round 3:
Knit. (81 sts)

Body Round 4:
P 6, Knit to marker. (81 sts)

Body Rounds 5-18:
Knit. (81 sts)
Should measure approximately 3.5 inches from underarm.

HEM:
(Optional switch to size 8 (5.0 mm) circular needle)
Remove marker, knit 21, K2tog (if you have an even number of sts, don’t k2tog), PM (this marker will now designate beginning of rounds).

Ribbed Rows 19-23:
Work K 1, P 1 ribbing.

Bind off in knit.

Weave in ends.

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