Thursday, March 27, 2008

Baby Hoodie

This is the other pattern I submitted to the 2009 Knitting Pattern a day calender (again, haven't heard if it's been accepted). I made it for my youth pastors' baby, Elijah. They took some pictures for me with Elijah as the model, but they didn't turn out very good... and the others I took aren't much better, so I'm afraid it might not get accepted because of them. The sweater turned out the way I wanted it to, though; I had to rip parts of it out a few times(who knew babies had such huge heads?), but the end result was worth it. I used Knitpicks Crayon so it would be machine washable; I really like the softness and knitted fabric, but it split rather easily. Anyway, here's the not-very-good pictures (except for the ones with Elijah, I just looked and I can't find them....), and the pattern:

Yarn: KnitPicks Crayon (100% Pima Cotton, 50g/128 yds), 3 skeins Green

Gauge: 5 sts=1" on size 6 needles in st st



Cast on 48 sts. Knit 2x2 ribbing (k2,p2) for 1," ending on a RS row. Knit in st st until 6 1/2." Bind off 2 sts at the beginning of the next 4 rows. Dec 1 st at the beg & end of the next 2 RS rows (ssk, then k2tog). ** Continue in st st until 9." Inc 1 ea. side every RS row for 8 rows. After 4 rows, place middle 30 sts on scrap yarn. Join another skein of yarn. Complete rows and then BO if piece is 10." If not, knit rows until 10" and BO.


Knit as for back until **. Continue in st st until 8 1/2." BO middle 12 sts (k12, bo12, k12). Join another skein of yarn. Purl next row. Dec 2 sts ea. next edge each RS row 5 times (k2tog, ssk). BO if 10," or knit until 10," then bind off.

Sleeves (make 2)

Cast on 28 sts. Knit 2x2 ribbing for 1," ending on RS row. In st st, inc 1 st ea. side 9th (RS) row, then 10th row 3 times. Knit 1 row. For the next 12 rows, dec 1 ea. side every RS row (ssk, then k2tog). Dec 2 ea. side for the next 2 rows. BO 5 at the beg of the next 2 rows, then BO rem sts.

Join shoulder seams, then sew sleeves to body. Next, sew sleeve and side seams.


Cast on 28 sts. Dec 1 ea. side (ssk, k2tog) 5th row, then every 6th row twice. K1 row, then BO. Sew to front of sweater, first at the top, then 1/2" at the bottom of the sides, then base.


Place sts on yarn on back on dpn. Pick up 3 ea. side to shoulder seams. Pick up 12 sts ea. side, overlapping last few sts (60 sts). Divide evenly on 3 dpns. K2 rows st st, *k10, m1* 5x then k10. *K8, m1* 7x, then k9. K until 7 1/2." Divide half of the sts on 1 dpn and the other half on another needle. Do 3 needle bind off.

Weave in all ends.


Blogger Anne said...

Hi! I love this - and need a pattern to knit up for a friend who is having a baby soon. Could you please let me know what size it fits? Thank you.

November 24, 2008 at 12:04 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

There is something that I don't understand: The shoulders have 12 stitches each at BO for the back and only 2 stitches each for the fronts. How do these match to be sewn together?

April 1, 2009 at 5:20 PM  
Blogger doc4dolls/GramE said...

I found the shoulders to be a problem as well. I'm making another and will watch it very closely. It is a lovely pattern.

January 20, 2012 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger Kathriann Brown said...

On the back...when you "bind off 2 stitches at the beginning of the next 4 rows" - it made me 8 stitches short at the end when I had to place the middle 30 stitches on stitch holder?

May 31, 2017 at 7:09 PM  

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