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Baby Sweater
Free Knitting Pattern
by KarensVariety.com

Size: Abut 1 - 3 years
Materials: Germantown yarn or to give tension noted below
#3 knitting needles
 K  knit
 P  purl
 st(s)  stitch(es)
 tog  together
Tension: 8 sts = 1 inch
10 rows = 1 inch

Knit a pullover sweater with V-neck for baby or toddler ages 1 to 3. Easy to knit using any colour of yarn. Add an applique or embroidery at the neck or sleeve edges.

Start at bottom of back, cast on 84 sts. K 1, P 1 for 2" for ribbing.
Change to stockinette st and work even for 5".
To shape armholes, cast off 5 sts at beginning of next 2 rows.
K 2 tog at beginning and end of each K row 3 times.
Work even until armhole measures 4".
On next K row cast off 22 sts (for shoulder). K to end of row.
Next row cast off 22 sts (other shoulder). K across 24 centre sts.
Work in garter st on top of these 24 sts for 4 ridges to make back of neckband.
Cast off.

Start at bottom of front, cast on 84 sts and work same as back up to armhole.
After the last decrease for armhole start to shape neckline as follows:
K to centre of row (slip other half on a stitch-holder), turn and work the first 4 sts in garter st, purl to end of row.
Next row K to within the 6 sts at end of row, K 2 tog, K 4 garter sts.
Work in this manner decreasing one st every 4th row at neck edge next to garter st border until the armhole measures 4:, then cast off for shoulder.
Pick up the sts from stitch-holder and finish other side to correspond.

Start at cuff, cast on 48 sts. K 1, P 1 for 1 1/2" for ribbing at cuff.
Change to stockinette st and on first row increase one st in every 5th st all across.
Work even until sleeve measures 7 1/2" from beginning.
Then cast off 5 sts at beginning of next 2 rows.
Then K 2 tog at beginning and end every other row until 20 sts are left on needle.
Next row K 2 tog all across. Cast off.
Make another sleeve.

Sew sides and shoulder seams together. Sew in sleeves.
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