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Layered Stripes Baby Knit Pullover

By: Caron
Layered Stripes Baby Knit Pullover

Learn how to knit a baby sweater with this easy knitting pattern. This free knitting pattern shows you how to make a Layered Stripes Baby Knit Pullover, and it provides instructions for multiple sizes to fit children ages 3-18 months. The additional sizes ensure that your little one's sweater will be the perfect fit even for a growing child. This knit baby sweater is so pretty, and no one will be able to guess that you achieved this striped look with only one skein. Shh, we won't tell your secret!


Knitting Needle Size9 or 5.5 mm, 10 or 6 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch


  • Caron® Simply Baby™ (Ombres: 2.8 oz /80 g; 138 yds/126 m): Atta Girl (05006) - 2 (2, 3, 4) balls
  • Sizes U.S. 9 (5.5 mm) and U.S. 10 (6 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • 2 Stitch holders.
  • 4 Stitch markers.


To fit chest measurement:
3 Months: 16" [40.5 cm]
6 Months: 17 [43 cm]
12 Months: 18 [45.5 cm]
18 Months: 20 [51 cm]

Finished chest
3 Months: 19" [48 cm]
6 Months: 20 [51 cm]
12 Months: 22 [56 cm]
18 Months: 24 [61 cm]


16 sts and 21 rows = 4” [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.


Alt = Alternate(ing)
Beg = Beginning
Cont = Continue(ity)
Dec = Decrease(ing)
Inc = Increase(ing)
K = Knit
PM = Place marker
Rem = Remain(ing)
RS = Right side
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong side

NOTE: The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ).

**With smaller needles, cast on 36 (38-42-46) sts.
Knit 5 rows (garter st), inc 2 sts evenly across last row. 38 (40-44-48) sts.

Change to larger needles. Beg with a knit row, proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures 6 (7½-7½-9)" [15 (19-19-23) cm], ending on a purl row.

Shape armholes: Cast off 2 (2-3-3) sts beg next 2 rows. 34 (36-38-42) sts.
**Cont even in stocking st until armhole measures 5 (5½-5¾-6)" [12.5 (14-14.5-15) cm], ending on a purl row.

Shoulders: Cast off 7 (8-8-10) sts beg next 2 rows.
Leave rem 20 (20-22-22) sts on st holder.

Work from ** to ** as for Back.
Cont even in stocking st until armhole measures 2¼ (2¾-2¾-3)" [5.5 (7-7-7.5) cm], ending on a purl row.

Shape neck: Next row: (RS). K12 (13-13-15). Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 5 rows. 7 (8-8-10) sts rem.
Cont even until armhole measures same length as Back before shoulder, ending on a purl row. Cast off.

With RS facing, slip next 10 (10-12-12) sts onto a st holder. Join yarn to rem sts and knit to end of row.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 5 rows. 7 (8-8-10) sts rem.
Cont even until armhole measures same length as Back before shoulder, ending on a purl row. Cast off.

With smaller needles, cast on 22 (22-24-24) sts. Knit 5 rows, inc 2 sts evenly across last row. 24 (24-26-26) sts.
Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st, inc 1 st each end of needle on 3rd and every following alt row to 40 (44-46-48) sts.
Cont even until Sleeve from beg measures 5 (5½-6½-7¼)" [12.5 (14-16.5-18.5) cm], ending on purl row. PM at each end of last row.
Work 4 (4-6-6) rows even. Cast off.

Sew right shoulder seam. With RS facing and smaller needles, pick up and knit 14 (15-17-18) sts down left front neck edge, K10 (10-12-12) from front st holder, pick up and knit14 (15-17-18) sts up right front neck edge, K20 (20-22-22) from back st holder. 58 (60-68-70) sts. Knit 1 row. Cast off.
Sew left shoulder seam. Sew in Sleeves, placing rows above markers along cast off sts of Front and Back to form square armholes. Sew side and sleeve seams.

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