Materials You'll Need
- Two knitting needles (size 4.5 or 5mm)
- Worsted weight yarn (about 300-400 grams)
- Darning needle
Step-by-Step InstructionsBefore you begin, you'll need to determine the size of the sweater you want to make. You can find standard measurements for babies' clothing sizes online. Once you have the measurements, you can start knitting.Step 1
Cast on the number of stitches required for the back piece of the sweater. For example, if you're making a 6-month size, you might cast on 60 stitches.
Knit the first row.
Purl the second row.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the back piece of the sweater is the desired length.
Cast off the back piece.
Repeat steps 1-5 for the front piece of the sweater, but make sure to include a few rows for the neckline.
Knit the sleeves separately. Cast on the number of stitches required for the sleeve. For example, if you're making a 6-month size, you might cast on 30 stitches. Knit in stockinette stitch until the sleeve is the desired length.
Cast off the sleeves.
Sew the shoulder seams together using a darning needle.
Sew the sleeves to the body of the sweater, leaving armholes.
Add any embellishments or finishing touches, such as buttons or ribbons.
Enjoy your beautiful handmade baby sweater!
Tips for Success
- Choose a soft, washable yarn that is appropriate for a baby's delicate skin.
- Make sure to check your gauge before starting the project.