How to Knit an Ivy Model baby sweater with Two Needles
If you're a knitting enthusiast looking for your next project, a baby sweater
is a fun and rewarding choice. Not only will it keep your little one warm and cozy, but it's also a great opportunity to try out new stitch patterns
and techniques. In this tutorial, we'll be teaching you how to knit an Ivy Model
Baby Sweater with just two needles.
What You'll Need
- 2 skeins of worsted weight yarn
- Size 8 knitting needles
- Yarn needle
Step 1: Cast On
To begin your baby sweater, cast on 80 stitches.
Step 2: Knit the Ribbing
For the ribbing, you will work in a k1, p1 pattern
for the first 6 rows.
Step 3: Knit the Body
Next, you will knit the body of the sweater. Using the stockinette stitch, knit every row until the sweater measures 6 inches from the cast-on edge.
Step 4: Add the Ivy Stitch Pattern
The Ivy stitch pattern is a beautiful way to add texture and interest to your baby sweater. To begin, work the first row in knit stitches.On the second row, purl all stitches.On the third row, knit the first stitch, then *p1, k1* until the end of the row.
On the fourth row, purl the first stitch, then *k1, p1* until the end of the row.Repeat these four rows until the Ivy stitch pattern measures 4 inches.
Step 5: Separate the Sleeves
Next, you will separate the sleeves from the body of the sweater. Knit the first 20 stitches, then slip the next 20 stitches onto a stitch holder. Knit the next 40 stitches, then slip the next 20 stitches onto another stitch holder. Knit the last 20 stitches.
Step 6: Knit the Body Again
After separating the sleeves, continue knitting
the body in the stockinette stitch until it measures 9 inches from the cast-on edge.
Step 7: Knit the Sleeves
Using the stockinette stitch, knit each sleeve until it measures 6 inches from the armpit.
Step 8: Add the Ivy Stitch Pattern to the Sleeves
Just like you did for the body of the sweater, add the Ivy stitch pattern to each sleeve. Repeat the pattern until the Ivy stitch pattern measures 2 inches.
Step 9: Knit the Cuffs
For the cuffs, work in the k1, p1
pattern for the first 6 rows, then bind off in pattern.
Step 10: Finishing Touches
To finish your baby sweater, sew the shoulder seams together using a yarn needle. Then, sew the sleeves to the body of the sweater, and sew the side seams together.And there you have it! Your beautiful Ivy Model Baby Sweater is now complete and ready to keep your little one warm and stylish. This pattern is great for intermediate knitters looking to try out new stitch patterns and techniques.Don't be afraid to experiment with different colors and yarn types to create a unique look. And be sure to share your finished product on social media with the hashtag #IvyModelBabySweater.Happy knitting!