Saturday, July 9, 2011

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

18st x 24r = 4”x4”

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”


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.

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.

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)

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.


  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.

  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

  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?

  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

  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!

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