Yoked Quick Easy Baby Sweater Knitting Pattern
Fast, worsted weight “not so frilly”, this yoked quick easy baby sweater knitting pattern is suitable for baby boys but, still cute enough for a baby girl. You will be mastering the art of knitting sweaters. Create a unique knitted baby sweater for your loved one or give it away as a gift. Perfect gift for people who love handmade stuff. Especially if its for their baby.
Quick and Easy Baby Sweater Knitting Pattern Instructions
- Approx. 3 oz. Worsted Weight yarn
- Needles size 8, 9 or 10 (whatever gives you gauge)
- I prefer to use a 24″ circular needle and a set of straights
- Needle for weaving in ends.
Gauge: 4 sts. To 1″
Cast on 34 sts
Row 1-4: Knit
Row 5: K2, *K 2 tog, YO* repeat across ending K2
Row 6: Knit
Row 1: K3, (M1, K4 ), repeat 7 times, M1, K3
Row 2 and all even rows: K3, Purl until 3 from end, K3
Row 3: K4, (M1, K5), repeat 7 times, M1, K3
Row 5: K 4, (M1, K6), repeat 7 times ,M1, K4
Row 7: K5, (M1, K7), repeat 7 times, M1, K 4
Row 9: K5, (M1, K8) , 7 times, M1, K 5
Row 11: K6, (M1, K9), 7 times, M1, K 5
Row 13: K 6, (M1, K10), 7 times, M1, K6
Row 15: K7, (M1, K 11), 7 times, M1, K 6
Row 17: K 7, (M1, K 12), 7 times, M1, K7
Row 19: K 8, (M1, K13), 7 times, M1, K 7
Row 21: K 8, (M1, K14), 7 times, M1, K8
Row 23: K9, (M1, K 15) 7 times, M1, K8
Row 25: K9, (M1, K 16) 7 times, M1, K9 (138 sts)
Row 27: K2, (K2 tog, YO) across ending, K2
Row 28: K3, Purl until 3 from end, K3
Divide for Body and Sleeves Knitting Steps
Knit 23, place on holder, Knit 26 with straight needle, leaving balance of stitches on circular needle
Row 1: Working on the 26 stitches just worked Purl
Row 2: Knit
Repeat rows 1 and 2 for 4 ½” ending with a purl row.
K1, P1 for 6 rows. Bind off as if to purl. Do not break off but using a crochet hook, slip stitch your sleeve closed with right sides together.
Taking crochet loop left , place it on circular needle
K 2 stitches together , then knit across remaining body stitches (total of 40 stitches) and slip onto holder with first 23 stitches. Knit across next 26 stitches for second sleeve with straight needle and work as for first sleeve. Place loop left after crocheting sleeve closed onto circular needle, K2 tog, and across remaining 22 stitches.
Body of sweater:
Picking up all stitches: K 3, Purl across, purl across stitches on holder until only 3 remain, K3
Row 1 and all uneven rows: Knit across
Row 2 and all even rows: K3, Purl until 3 remain, K3
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until body is 4″ long.
Knit 6 rows even and bind off as if to Purl.
Crochet a chain approximately 25″ and weave through row 5 of collar or crochet button loops and add buttons if you prefer. You might wish to crochet a second chain and thread it through only the body holes of row 27.