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Karenne
February 22nd, 2008, 02:14 PM
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SKILL LEVEL: Beginner (http://www.lionbrand.com/content-RatingKey.html)
SIZE: 9 mos
6-12 months
Finished Chest 20 in. [51 cm]
Length 8 in. [20.5 cm]



<TABLE><TBODY><TR><TD colSpan=2>Naturally Nice Baby Sweater
Lion Brand<SUP>®</SUP> Nature's Choice Organic Cotton
GAUGE:
16 sts + 26 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in Stockinette st (k on RS, p on WS) BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you less stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
STITCH EXPLANATION:
<TABLE><TBODY><TR><TD bgColor=#fef8e3>Seed Stitch </B>(multiple of 2 sts + 1)
Row 1 (RS) *K 1, p 1; repeat from * to last st, k 1.
Row 2 Purl the knit sts and knit the purl sts.
Repeat Row 2 for Seed st.
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SWEATER
</B>Cast on 51 sts. For collar, work in Seed st for 2 in. [5 cm].
Neck Row 1 (WS): Work 4 sts in Seed st, k2tog to last 5 sts, k 1, work 4 sts in Seed st – 30 sts.
Rows 2 and 4: Work 4 sts in Seed st, purl to last 4 sts, work 4 sts in Seed st.
Row 3: Work 4 sts in Seed st, knit to last 4 sts, work 4 sts in Seed st.
Row 5: Work 4 sts in Seed st, p into front and then back of each st to last 4 sts, work 4 sts in Seed st – 52 sts.
Sweater Body Row 6: Cast on 4 sts, work in Seed st over these 4 sts (front band), place marker, k 8 (Left Front), yo, k 1, place marker, k 1, yo, k 6 (Sleeve), yo, k 1, place marker, k 1, yo, k 16 (Back), yo, k 1, place marker, k 1, yo, k 6 (Sleeve), yo, k 1, place marker, k 1, yo, k 8 (Right Front), place marker, cast on 4 sts – 68 sts.
Row 7: Work 4 sts in Seed st, slipping markers, purl to last 4 sts, work 4 sts in Seed st.
Row 8: Work 4 sts in Seed st, slip marker, *knit to 1 st before next marker, yo, k 1, slip marker, k 1, yo; repeat from * 3 more times, knit to last marker, slip marker, work 4 sts in Seed st – 76 sts.
Row 9: Repeat Row 7.
Repeat last 2 rows 9 more times – 148 sts.
Divide for Body and Sleeves
Work across 24 sts as established for Front and place these sts on holder, work next 30 sts for Sleeve and place remaining sts on second holder.
SLEEVES
Working on Sleeve sts only, continue in St st (k on RS, p on WS), dec 1 st each end of row every 4th row twice – 26 sts. Work even until Sleeve measures 5 1/2 in. [14 cm] from dividing row, ending with a WS row. Work 4 rows in Seed st. Bind off.
Place sts from second holder onto needle. From RS, join yarn and work across 40 sts of Back. Place these 40 sts back onto holder and work next 30 sts for 2nd Sleeve. Turn and work these sts as for first Sleeve.
BODY
Place sts of Left Front and Back onto needle. From RS, join yarn and knit remaining sts of Right Front to end of row – 88 sts for Body.
Work even in St st, working first and last 4 sts in Seed st, until piece measures 3 1/2 in. [9 cm] from joining row, ending with a WS row. Work 4 rows in Seed st. Bind off.
FINISHING
Sew Sleeve seams. Weave in ends.
TIE
Cut a strand of yarn 3 yds. [3 m] long; fold in half. Secure folded end around doorknob. Twist other end until taut, and yarn begins to kink. Release end from doorknob. Bring ends together and let cord twist on itself, smoothing to even the twist. Knot ends. Weave cord through neck sts.
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ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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</TD></TR><TR><TD width="50%">dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing) (http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/faq-search.cgi?store=/stores/eyarn&faqKey=87)</TD><TD width="50%">k = knit (http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/faq-search.cgi?store=/stores/eyarn&faqKey=84)</TD></TR><TR><TD width="50%">k2tog = knit 2 together (http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/faq-search.cgi?store=/stores/eyarn&faqKey=79)</TD><TD width="50%">p = purl (http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/faq-search.cgi?store=/stores/eyarn&faqKey=85)</TD></TR><TR><TD width="50%">RS = right side (http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/faq-search.cgi?store=/stores/eyarn&faqKey=197)</TD><TD width="50%">St st = Stockinette stitch (http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/faq-search.cgi?store=/stores/eyarn&faqKey=73)</TD></TR><TR><TD width="50%">st(s) = stitch(es) (http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/faq-search.cgi?store=/stores/eyarn&faqKey=192)</TD><TD width="50%">WS = wrong side (http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/faq-search.cgi?store=/stores/eyarn&faqKey=198)</TD></TR><TR><TD width="50%">yo = yarn over (http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/faq-search.cgi?store=/stores/eyarn&faqKey=195)</TD><TD> </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></CENTER></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

HeatherBee
February 22nd, 2008, 05:28 PM
My Gram made one almost like this when my DD was born. She was 84 and said this was absolutely the LAST time she was knitting (as opposed to crocheting) a baby sweater! hehe I loved it, still have it, will keep it forever; even thought, at almost-7, DD has outgrown it by a MILE! I was also fortunate to have my DD's Great-Great aunt make her a baby blanket before she died. Love the way handmade things can link generations! They are made with love. :-)
Heather