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Pretty in Pink Baby Pullover

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Pretty in Pink Baby Pullover
Pretty in Pink Baby Pullover
This image courtesy of redheart.com

The Pretty in Pink Baby Pullover features rolled edges and simple stockinette stitch pieces. This adorable baby sweater is easy to knit and easy to pull over baby's head. Your little one will stay fashionably warm with this cute top. The soft pink color is ideal for little girls, but feel free to get creative and work up this knit sweater in any color you desire. You can't go wrong with any of the baby-friendly colors of this easy-care yarn. Whether you work up this free baby knitting pattern for yourself or an expectant mother you know, the classic design and appealing color will not disappoint.

Directions are for 12 months; changes for 18 and 24 months are in parentheses.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm, 9 or 5.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

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

Gauge17 sts = 4” [10 cm] in Stockinette stitch using larger needles. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

Finished SizeFinished Chest: 23 (25, 27)” [58 (63, 68) cm] Finished Length: 11 (12, 13)” [28 (30.5, 33) cm]

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Soft Baby Steps®: 2 (3, 4) balls 9700 Baby Pink
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 5.5mm [US 9]
  • Susan Bates® Circular Knitting Needle: 5mm [US 8], 16” [40 cm] long
  • Stitch holder; stitch markers, yarn needle

Instructions

Back

Cast on 49 (53, 57) sts.
Work in St st until piece measures 11 (12, 13)” [28 (30.5, 33) cm] from beginning, end with a wrong side row. Bind off.

Front

Work as for Back until piece measures 9 (9½, 10)” [23 (24, 25.5) cm] from beginning, end with a wrong side row.

  1. Shape Neck
    Next Row (Right Side)
    : K16 (18, 20), slip next 17 sts to stitch holder for neck, join second ball of yarn and k16 (18, 20).
    Working both sides at same time with separate balls of yarn, decrease 1 st at each neck edge every other row 3 times – 13 (15, 17) sts each side.
    Work until Front measures same length as Back to shoulder.
    Bind off.

  2. Sleeves
    Cast on 30 (32, 34) sts.
    Work in St st for 2” [5 cm], end with wrong side row. Increase 1 st each side every 4th row 4 (6, 9) times – 38 (44, 52) sts.
    Work even until piece measures 7½ (8½, 11½)” [19 (21.5, 29) cm] from beginning, end with a wrong side row.
    Bind off.

Finishing

Sew shoulder seams.

  1. Neckband
    With right side facing and smaller circular needle, join yarn at right shoulder and pick up and k23 sts across Back neck, 10 (12, 14) sts down left front neck edge, 17 sts from Front neck stitch holder and 10 (12, 14) sts up right neck edge – 60 (64, 68) sts.
    Join to work in the round, place marker for beginning of round.
    Knit until Neckband measures 2” [5 cm].
    Bind off.

    Measure and mark 4½ (5, 6)” [11.5 (12.5, 15) cm] down from shoulders on Front and Back. Sew top of Sleeves between markers. Sew side and Sleeve seams. Weave in ends.

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Abbreviations

cm
centimeters
k
knit
mm
millimeters
p
purl
St st
Stockinette stitch
st(s)
stitch(es)

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