Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Peachy baby sweater


Peachy baby sweater

This is an airy sweater for warm weather. It would probably look great in a cotton or linen as well (I'll try it, once I can buy new yarn). Sizing will be updated if necessary, after the recipient is born. The lace pattern is NOT included in this pattern, as it is straight from Barbara G Walker's A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns. I used the Tracery pattern, but you can easily substitute another lace pattern that is over 12 or 13 stitches.

As always, please contact me with any corrections or suggestions.

***corrected Feb 17 2008 for error around eyelets increase***
***edited July 1 2008 re: lace pattern***

Size
: Newborn

Yarn: Knit Picks Palette in peach, just over one 50gm ball. Additional contrast color for I-cord, if desired.

Gauge: 8 st/in, 9rows/in

Materials: Size 2 circular and double pointed needles, or as needed for gauge. Yarn needle. Size C crochet hook. Stitch markers. Scrap yarn to hold stitches.

Directions

Yoke

Cast on 100 st on circular needles.
Row 1 (WS): p 20, pm, p 10, pm, p 40, pm, p 10, pm, p20. Turn.
Rows 2-37: Alternate rows A and B 18 times
--Row A: sl 1, kfb the st before and after each marker, k rest
--Row B: sl 1, p rest
244 st

Separate sleeves
Place on scrap yarn both sleeves (what was originally 10 st, now 46 each). Tie yarn, putting sleeve into tubular shape. The remaining 152 st are the torso.

Torso
Row 38: sl 1, k all. Pull tight at the joins under the arms.
Row 39: sl 1, p all
Row 40 (eyelets): sl 1, k 1, yo, k2tog, k 8 , yo, k2tog, k 9, yo, k 9, yo, k 9, yo, k2tog, k 9, yo, k 9, yo, k2tog, k 9, yo, k 9, yo, k 9, yo, k2tog, k 9, yo, k 9, yo, k2tog, k 9, yo, k 9, yo, k 9, yo, k2tog, k 8, yo, k2tog, k1 -- 160 st
[If no eyelets desired: sl 1, k 22, m1, k 9, m1, k20, m1, k20, m1, k 9, m1, k20, m1, k 20, m1, k 9, m1, k 22]
Row 41: s1, p all, placing markers after second st, and every 13 st thereafter. [ if a 12-st pattern is going to be used, place every 12 st]
Starting with row 42, work lace pattern: On each row work 2 st even on both ends in stockinette, slipping first st of each row, and repeat lace pattern. Use a 13-stitch pattern 12 times, or a 12 stitch pattern 13 times, with each repetition between the markers.

Work lace pattern ~4" long. (I did the Tracery pattern 4 times, plus rows 1 and 2 again).
End with a [sl 1, k all] row.

Picot bind off: *cable cast on 2, then bind off 4 as usual*. Repeat * to * until all stitches used up. Do not cut yarn.

Crochet picot along center and collar: *slip crochet stitch 4 st, chain 4*. Repeat * to * up one side of center, around collar, and down the other side of center.

Sleeves

Use double pointed needles for sleeve.
Pick up 2 st at base of sleeve, and k with remaining 46 st -- 48st. Place markers at beginning of row and after every 12 st.
Work lace pattern: If using 13-stitch pattern, leave out last k st in each repeat (don't forget preceding yo's). If using 12 stitch pattern, follow as usual. Make sure to reverse the purl rows to be worked in the round, ie "p all" becomes "k all."

Work lace pattern ~2" long (I did the Tracery pattern 2 times, plus rows 1 to 3 again).
End with [k all] row.
Picot bind off same as for torso.
Repeat on other sleeve.

I-cord
Make a 4-stitch I-cord from contrasting color. Weave in ends.

Finishing
Weave in ends. Block. Put I-cord through eyelets. Start by going from outside to inside on the holes closest to the openings.

6 comments:

Yarnhog said...

What an adorable baby sweater! That may be my new favorite. I wish there were a little girl coming--all my friends are having boys. I'll be printing out the pattern, though; thanks for making it available!

orata said...

What a beautiful little sweater!

RiverCitySTL said...

I'm waiting to get my hands on a copy of the 2nd treasury so that I can finish my sweater! Thanks for the pattern!

Bonni said...

How perfect is this!
My new little grand is 6 months old and her nick-name is Peach (or Peachy Girl) because it suits her disposition so well.
Now a sweater to match.
Thank you so much, off to the yarn store I go!
B

Jackie said...

oh my, this is so lovely. U did a good job. thanks for sharing it with us. Nice sweetie colour.

How i wish there is a size for my 12 yo daughter.

Ishwari Ghimire said...

This baby sweater is useful for babies especially in winter and little bit summer also. It may be a appropriate item for birthday gift and as well.