Pretty Baby Sweater

**Corrections or additions made in blue text**

**Based on original version printed at the Knit List**

Materials: One 4-oz. skein of knitting worsted weight yarn

Needles Size: 6mm (10 us)

Crochet Hook Size: 6mm

3 small buttons

Gauge: 4 sts to 1 in”

Garment measures approx 20 in” around under arms. Sized to fit a 6-9 month old baby. 

Notes

Ml: Make a backward loop and place on right hand needle. (just twist yarn and place a loop over your needle to increase 1st)

(To see a great video for this backward loop method CLICK HERE)

Inc. 1: Knit into front and back of the next stitch.

DIRECTIONS:

Starting at the neck edge, cast on 33 stitches, using “knitted on cast-on”

Yoke

Rows 1 & 2: (k1, p1) to last st, k1.

Row 3: (k1, p1) to last 3sts, k1, yo, k2tog. (button hole row)

Row 4: (k1, p1) to last st, k1.

Row 5: k1, p1, k1, p to last 3 sts, k1, p1, k1.

Row 6: k1, p1, k1, * inc 1, k1, repeat from * to last 4 sts, end with inc. 1, k1, p1, k1. (47 sts)

Row 7: k1, p1, k1, p to last 3 sts, k1, p1, k1.

Row 8: k1, p1, k2, (yo, k2tog) to last 3 sts, k1, p1, k1.

Row 9: k1, p1, k1, p to last 3sts, k1, p1, k1.

Row 10: k1, p1, k1, *inc.1, k2, repeat from *, ending inc. 1, k2, p1, k1. (61 sts)

Row 11: k1, p1, k1, p to last 3 sts, k1, yo, k2tog. (button hole row).

Row 12: k1, p1, k2, (yo, k2tog) to last 3 sts, k1, p1, k1.

Row 13: k1, p1, k1, p to last 3sts, k1, p1, k1.

Row 14 : k1, p1, k2 *inc. 1, k3, repeat from * to last 5 sts, ending with inc. 1, k2, p1, k1. (75 sts.)

Row 15: k1, p1, k1, p to last 3 sts, k1, p1, k1.

Row 16: k1, p1, k2, (yo, k2tog) to last 3 sts, k1, p1, k1.

Row 17: k1, p1, k1, p to last 3sts, k1, p1, k1.

Row 18: k1, p1, k2, *inc. 1, k4, repeat from * to last 6 sts, ending increase 1, k3, p1, k1. (89sts)

Row 19: k1, p1, k1, p to last 3 sts, k1, yo, k2tog. (button hole row).

Row 20: k1, p1, k2, (yo, k2tog) to last 3 sts, k1, p1, k1.

Row 21: k1, p1, k1, p to last 3sts, k1, p1, k1.

Row 22: k1, p1, k3, *inc. 1, k5, repeat from * to last 6 sts, inc. 1, k3, p1, k1. (103 sts.)

Row 23: k1, p1, k1, p to last 3 sts, k1, p1, k1.

Row 24: k1, p1, k2, (yo, k2tog) to last 3 sts, k1, p1, k1.

Row 25: k1, p1, k1, p to last 3sts, k1, p1, k1.

Row 26: You will now be placing markers (pm) to show positions of fronts, back, and sleeves:

k1, p1, k4, m1, k5, m1, k5, m1, k1, pm (20sts for front),

k1, m1, k6, m1, k5, m1, k6, m1, k1, pm (23sts for sleeve),

k1, m1, (k6, m1) twice, k5, m1, (k6, m1) twice, k1, pm (37sts for back),

k1, m1, k6, m1, k5, m1, k6, m1, k1, pm (23sts for other sleeve),

k1, m1, k5, m1, k5, m1, k4, p1, k1. (20sts for other front).

Row 27: k1, p1, k1, p to last 3 sts, k1, p1, k1.

Row 28: Beginning and ending row with k1, p1, k1…Knit across row, increasing 1st before and after each marker. (131 sts)

Row 29: Same as row 27.

Row 30: Same as row 28. (139 sts).

Row 31: k1, p1, k1, p to last 3 sts, k1, p1, k1.

Next row: k1, p1, k1, k19sts and place on a stitch holder. Cast on 2sts,  knit across the next 29sts (first sleeve) including the 2 sts just cast on, TURN work, cast on 2sts, Working with another set of needles and on these 31sts, work in stockinette stitch for 23 rows.

Sleeve Decrease Row: k2, (k2 tog, k3) 5 times, k2tog k2. (25sts left)

Next Row: Purl

Next Row: k1, (yo, k2tog) repeat to end or row.

Next Row: Purl.

Work 4 rows k1, p1 moss.

Cast off 24sts, placing last stitch onto a 6mm crochet hook. With right sides together slip stitch sleeve closed being careful to close up all the holes at the underarm. Place last stitch on left hand needle. Knit 2 tog and knit across to next marker. Place back of sweater stitches that you just knit on a stitch holder.

Work second sleeve same as first. Knit across remaining stitches to last 2sts, p1, k1.

Sweater Body: Placing all stitches back onto working needles.

Row 1: k1, p1, k1, purl to last 3sts, k1, p1, k1.

Row 2: k1, p1, k to the last 2sts, p1, k1.

Rows 3-15: repeat Rows 1 and 2.

Row 16: k1, p1, k2, (yo, k2tog) to last 3sts, k1, p1, k1

Row 17: k1, p1, k1, p to last 3sts, k1, p1, k1.

Row 18: k1, p1, k1, knit to last 2sts, p1, k1.

Row 19: k1, p1, k1, purl to last 3 sts, k1, p1, k1.

Row 20: k1, p1, k2, (yo, k2tog) to last 3sts, k1, p1, k1

Rows 21-24: (k1, p1) to last sts, k1.

Cast off.