Knit One Piece Baby Sweater





Baby’s sweater is knit in one piece! Start at the lower back, cast on for sleeves, and finish at lower front.

SIZE: Infants’.
Fits Chest: Up to 19″.

MATERIALS:
Baby wool or baby nylon, 3 ply, three ounces.
Knitting needles No.3. (Or English size 10.)

GAUGE: 15 sts = 2″; 11″ rows = 1″.

SWEATER:
BACK:
Beg at lower edge, cast on 72 sts. Work in garter st (knit every row) for 8 rows (4 ridges). Keeping 6 sts at each side edge in garter st, work in stockinette st (k 1 row, p 1 row) for 8 rows.
Discontinue garter st borders, work in stockinette st on all sts for 36 rows, ending p row. Piece measures 4 1/2″ from start.





Shape Sleeves: Next Row: Cast on 50 sts at beg of row, k to end of row, cast on 50 sts at end of row-172 sts. Work as follows:
Rows 1 and 3 (wrong side): K 14 (cuff), p across to last 14 sts, k 14 (cuff).
Rows 2 and 4 (right side): Knit.
Row 5: Repeat row 1.

Short Rows: * K across to last 14 sts, turn; sl 1, p across to last 14 sts, turn; sl 1, k to end of row, turn. k 14 cuff sts, p to last 14 sts, k 14 cuff sts. Repeat from * 6 times more.

Back Neckband: ** K across to last 14 sts, turn; sl 1; p 45, k 52 for neckband, p 46, turn; sl 1, k to end of row, turn; k 14 cuff sts, p 46, k 52 neckband sts, p 46, k 14 cuff sts. Repeat from ** once more.

Shape Neck and Front Neckband: K across to last 14 sts, turn; sl 1, p 45, k 6, bind off in k next 40 sts for back of neck, k until 6 sts from bound-off sts, p 46, turn; sl 1, k 51, cast on 40 sts for front of neck, k to end of row, turn; k 14 cuff sts, p 46, k 52 neckband sts, p 46, k 14 cuff sts. Work from first ** to 2nd ** of Back Neckband twice.





FRONT: Work from first * to 2nd * of Short R as for back 7 times in all. Work as follows:
Rows 1 and 3 (right side): Knit all sts.
Rows 2 and 4: K 14 cuff sts, p across to last 14 sts, k 14 cuff sts.
Next Row: Bind off in k 50 sts, k to end of row.
Next Row: Bind off in p next 50 sts, p to end of row
Continue in stockinette st (k 1 row, p 1 row) for 36 rows. Work as follows:
Rows 1, 3, 5, 7 (right side): Knit.
Rows 2, 4, 6, 8: K 6, p across to last 6 sts, k 6. Then work in garter st on all sts for 8 rows. Bind off.

FINISHING: Sew sleeve and side seams, leaving garter st borders at lower edge of sides open for side slits. Steam-press lightly.

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