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Easy Baby Sweater Knitting Pattern

March 3, 2020

Easy Baby Sweater Knitting Pattern- a beginner-friendly project for a classic baby sweater!

Easy Baby Sweater Knitting Pattern

If you’re looking for a fast and easy knitting pattern for a baby sweater, look no further! This sweater is knit using Stockinette Stitch (knit one side, purl the other). The shaping is very minimal. The project is ideal for beginner knitters!

I used Lion Brand’s Touch of Alpaca for this pattern. Alpaca is similar to sheep’s wool but warmer, softer, and hypoallergenic. Touch of Alpaca comes in a bunch of modern neutrals & jewel-tone colors. It’s easy to work with and the weight is ideal for spring temperatures! 

Easy Baby Sweater Knitting Pattern

Needles: US size 7 single point knitting needles, US  size 7 circular, 16 inch

Yarn: Lion Brand Touch of Alpaca in Blue (2 skeins)

Size 12-18 months

Guage: 2 inches = 7 sts in stockinette stitch

Back:

Cast on 49 sts.
Work in St st until piece measures 12 inches from beginning, ending with a wrong side row. Bind off.

Front:

Work the same as for Back until piece measures 10 inches from beginning, ending with a wrong side row.

Shape neck:

Next Row (Right Side): K16, slip next 17 sts to stitch holder for neck, join second ball of yarn and k16.
Working both sides at same time with separate balls of yarn, decrease 1 st at each neck edge every other row 3 times – 13
 sts each side.
Work until the Front measures same length as back to shoulder. Bind off.

Sleeves:

Cast on 30 sts.
Work in St st for 2 inches, end with wrong side row.
Increase 1 st each side every 4th row 4 times – 38  sts.

Work even until piece measures 8 inches from beginning, ending with a wrong side row.
Bind off.

Neckband:

With right side facing and smaller circular needle, join yarn at right shoulder and pick up and knit 23 sts across Back neck, 10 sts down left front neck edge, 17 sts from Front neck stitch holder and 10 sts up right neck edge – 60 sts.
Join to work in the round, place marker for beginning of round.
Knit until Neckband measures 2 1/2 inches. Bind off.
Measure and mark 4½ down from shoulders on Front and Back. Sew top of Sleeves between markers.
Sew side and Sleeve seams. Weave in ends.

Easy Baby Sweater Knitting Pattern

Easy Baby Sweater Knitting Pattern

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  • narf7
    March 3, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    I love this jumper! As a new knitter, I would love to make this for the whole family. Any chance of an adult tutorial for this? My brain can’t wrap around making this bigger. Thank you so much for sharing your brilliant tutorials with everyone 🙂 <3

    • ginamichele
      March 4, 2020 at 12:00 pm

      Thank you for the kind words! I’m working on an adult version now!

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