Baby Basket Stitch Sweater

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Baby Basket Stitch Sweater (intermediate)
MEASUREMENTS                                                                                 Note - This side of neck is 6 rows less to accommodate
Months 6 (9-12-18-24)                                                                        shoulder opening.
Fits underarm                                                                                Shape shoulder - Cast/bind off 7 (7-8-8-8) sts at beg
45 (47-50-53-55) cms/18 (19-20-21-22) ins                                                    of next row. Work 1 row. Cast/bind off rem 7 (7-8-8-8)
To measure (approx)                                                                          sts.
52 (55-58-61-63) cms/21 (22-23-24-25) ins                                                    Slip next 8 (8-8-12-12) sts onto a stitch holder and
Length (approx)                                                                              leave.
29 (31-33-35-40) cms/11½ (12½-13-14-16) ins                                                  With RS facing, join yarn to rem 19 (20-22-21-22) sts
Sleeve length                                                                                and patt to end.
16 (18-19-21-23) cms/6½ (7-7½-8½-9) ins                                                      Cont on these 19 (20-22-21-22) sts and keeping patt
                                                                                             correct, dec one st at neck edge in every (every-every-
KNiTwiSE pRicEwiSE BABY YARN 10 plY                                                          alt-alt) row until 14 (14-16-16-16) sts rem.
1 x 400g ball                                                                                Work 7 rows patt.
                                                                                             Shape shoulder - Complete as for other shoulder.
NEEDlES
A pair 5.00mm (US 8), (UK 6) Knitting Needles or size                                        Sleeve (make 2)
that give correct tension/gauge.                                                             Using 5.00mm (US 8), (UK 6) Needles, cast on 24 (26-
                                                                                             28-28-30) sts.
MATERiAlS                                                                                    Work 6 rows stocking st.
2 Stitch Holders; A Yarn Needle; 2 Buttons.                                                  Cont in stocking st, inc one st at each end of next row,
                                                                                             then in every foll 4th row until there are 40 (44-44-46-
TENSiON/GAUGE                                                                                50) sts.
17 sts and 24 rows to 10 cms/4 ins over stocking                                             Cont without shaping until work measures 18 (20-21-
st, using 5.00mm (US 8), (UK 6) Knitting Needles.                                            23-25) cms/7 (8-8½-9-10) ins (2 cms/1 in extra has been
Note - correct tension/gauge is essential for a                                              allowed for roll at lower edge).
successful handknit.                                                                         Cast/bind off loosely.

ABBREViATiONS                                                                                left Front Shoulder Band
St/s - stitch/es, K - Knit, p - Purl, RS - right side,                                       With RS facing and using 5.00mm (US 8), (UK 6)
wS - wrong side, garter st - every row knit, stocking                                        Needles, knit up 14 (14-16-16-16) sts evenly along left
st - 1 row K, 1 row P, rep - repeat, beg - begin/ning,                                       front shoulder.
patt - pattern, cont - continue, rem - remain/ing,                                           Knit 2 rows garter st.
dec - decrease, inc - increase, foll - follow/ing, alt -                                     3rd row - K3, yfwd, K2tog, K3 (3-5-5-5), yfwd, K2tog,
alternate, yfwd - yarn forward to make a stitch, K2tog                                       K4 = 2 buttonholes.
- knit 2 sts together.                                                                       Knit 2 rows garter st.
                                                                                             Cast/bind off loosely knitways.
cREATE
Back                                                                                         left Back Shoulder Band
Using 5.00mm (US 8), (UK 6) Needles, cast on 46 (48-                                         With RS facing and using 5.00mm (US 8), (UK 6)
52-54-56) sts.                                                                               Needles, knit up 14 (14-16-16-16) sts evenly along left
Beg patt - 1st row (RS) - P3 (4-6-7-0), K8, * P8, K8,                                        back shoulder.
rep from * to last 3 (4-6-7-0) sts, P3 (4-6-7-0).                                            Knit 5 rows garter st.
2nd row - K3 (4-6-7-0), P8, * K8, P8, rep from * to last                                     Cast/bind off loosely knitways.
3 (4-6-7-0) sts, K3 (4-6-7-0).
Rep 1st and 2nd rows 3 times.                                                                Neckband
9th row - K3 (4-6-7-0), P8, * K8, P8, rep from * to last                                     Using yarn needle and mattress st seam, join right
3 (4-6-7-0) sts, K3 (4-6-7-0).                                                               shoulder seam. With RS facing and using 5.00mm (US
10th row - P3 (4-6-7-0), K8, * P8, K8, rep from * to                                         8), (UK 6) Needles, knit up 8 (10-10-12-14) sts evenly
last 3 (4-6-7-0) sts, P3 (4-6-7-0).                                                          along side edge of front shoulder band and left side of
Rep 9th and 10th rows 3 times.                                                               neck, knit across sts from front stitch holder, knit up 8
Last 16 rows form patt.                                                                      (10-10-12-14) sts evenly along right side of neck, knit
Cont in patt until work measures 17 (18-20-21-25)                                            across sts from back stitch holder, then knit up 4 sts
cms/                                                                                         evenly along side edge of left back band = 46 (52-52-
7 (7-8-8½-10) ins from beg, working last row on WS.                                          62-68) sts.
Tie a coloured thread at each end of last row to mark beg                                    Work 5 rows stocking st, beg with a purl row.
of armholes as there is no armhole shaping.                                                  Cast/bind off loosely.
Cont in patt until work measures 7 cms/3 ins from
coloured threads, working last row on WS. **                                                 FiNiSHiNG
Work a further 12 (14-14-18-20) rows patt.                                                   DO NOT PRESS. Using yarn needle, darn in ends. Place
Shape shoulders - Keeping patt correct, cast/bind off 7                                      left front shoulder band over left back shoulder band and
(7-8-8-8) sts at beg of next 4 rows.                                                         oversew together at armhole edge. Using mattress st
Leave rem 18 (20-20-22-24) sts on a stitch holder.                                           seam, sew in sleeves evenly between coloured threads,
                                                                                             placing centre of sleeve to shoulder seams. Join side and
Front                                                                                        sleeve seams, reversing seam at lower edge of sleeves
Work as for Back to **.                                                                      for first 2 cms/1 in. Sew on buttons.
Shape neck - Next row - Patt 19 (20-22-21-22), turn.
Cont on these 19 (20-22-21-22) sts and keeping patt
correct, dec one st at neck edge in every (every-every-
alt-alt) row until 14 (14-16-16-16) sts rem.
Work 0 (1-1-1-1) row/s patt.



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