Saturday, July 9, 2011

Free Pattern -- Baseball Tee Sweater 2T (Top to down)



Gauge:
18st x 24r = 4”x4”

Materials:
Circular needle 16” and 29” (if you can knit small circle on big needle, only 29” is fine too.) size 6
Simply Soft Yarn: Autumn Red 9924, about 360 yard
Bernat: Ebene(black), about 200yard
Or any other sport weight yarn that fits needle 6.

Finished Measurement:
Chest: 27”
From armpit to hem: 9”
Sleeve (from armpit): 8.5”


Instructions:

Collar:
use circular needle 16” and black yarn, CO84st.
Put the 1st marker (make it different from othermarkers)
k 4 row, p the 5th row, k 4 rows, fold down to k the 10th row together with the 1st row.

Preparatory line:
kit from 1st marker, 17st,M1,;
Put 2nd marker, k 25 st,M1;
Put 3rd marker, K17st, M1;
Put 4th marker, k 25st, M1.
Now it (18,26,18,26)

Optional Short rows: (It will make back and sleeves longer than the front and hence more comfortable. If you don’t want, skip it.)
k from 1st marker, black(sleeve color) to 2nd marker, change to red(body color), k to 3rd marker, change to black, knit to 4th marker, change to red, knit to 1st marker.(from now, keep the color pattern.) change to red, knit 2 st.
Wrap and turn, purl back to the 1st marker, change to red and purl 2 st.
Wrap and turn, knit to where you turned last time and knit 2 more st.
Wrap and turn, purl to where you turned last time and purl 2 more st.
Warp and turn, knit to 1st marker.

Shoulder:
Purl from 1st marker, M1 every 2 sts before and after each marker, end at 4th marker;
Turn and knit 1 row from 4th marker to 1st marker.
Repeat the above 2 until the Yoke (not including collar) measures 7”. Knit to the 1st marker to start sleeves. All about 50 rows. (68,76,68,76)
*When turn to purl, use the red yarn to wrap it, then the whole thing will be seamless. *Change to 29” circular needle when need.

Sleeves:
Use 16” circular, black yarn.
Knit 5 row,
Knit 2 together before and after marker.
Repeat these 6 rows until it’s about 9”. All about 54 rows. (Somehow, when it’s done, it will be short than you see now.)
Then, knit 3 rows, Purl the 4th (purl 2 together before and after the marker), Knit4 rows.
Fold down, pick up according stiches to knit the edge and upper sleeve together, BO at the same time. (48 st)

Body:
Use 29”circular to join front and back, red yarn.
Knit the 2 st together under the armpit in the first 2 rows to get rid of the holes.
Knit until it’s about 8” from armpit. All about 50 rows.
Then knit 4 rows, purl the 5th row (purl 2 together on left and right edges), knit 4 rows;
Fold down, pick up according stiches to knit the edge and upper body together and BO at the same time.

6 comments:

  1. Hi,
    I love this sweater, but I am having trouble understanding the pattern. I am assuming you are knitting the whole thing in the round. After you complete the optional short rows do you w&t each knit row at the 1st marker then purl back so the working yarns are in the right place? I tried it this way, but am getting a bulky raglan seam at the 1st marker. I'm confused. Please help. Thanks for any suggestions.

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  2. Yes, it's more like knitting and purling in straight needles except that keep them in a round in the 1st marker. But after you finish shoulder, u can knit round as usual. More details are in ravelry.com.

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  3. I love the look of this sweater! Do you know how to adapt this to bigger sizes? Like if I wanted to make this in a 4 would I just measure the chest and then consistently add that many stitches to everywhere?

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  4. Hi, this is so cute. I am just getting started on this, and I don't see any additional comments on the Ravelry website. I agree with the 1st poster, I am a little confused with your direction. Any help would be appreciated

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  5. I'd like to know how to downsize this for an infant 3 to 6 months. The Candlestick is cute but it starts at 3 months and is bottom up. I'd rather do the top down but don't know how to downsize. Any help would be great! Thanks!

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  6. Hello, may I know how big is this jumper, roughly what age? thanks

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