How to Knit a Lavender Model Baby SweaterKnitting
a baby sweater
is a fun and rewarding project for both beginner and experienced knitters
. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to knit a lavender model baby sweater
Materials You Will Need:
- Yarn: 2 skeins of lavender baby yarn
- Knitting Needles: US size 6 (4mm) knitting needles
- Tapestry Needle
- Buttons (optional)
Step 1: Cast On Stitches
Cast on 60 stitches using the long tail cast on method. This will be the bottom of the sweater
Step 2: Knit the Ribbing
Knit the first 6 rows in K2P2 ribbing pattern
to create the border of the sweater.
Step 3: Continue Knitting the Body
Next, knit in stockinette stitch (knit one row, purl one row) until the length measures approximately 8 inches.
Step 4: Knit the Sleeves
Transfer 10 stitches from each end of the sweater
onto a stitch holder. Knit in stockinette stitch for 4 inches to create the sleeves.
Step 5: Join the Sleeves and Body
Place the body and sleeves on the same circular knitting needle. Knit across the front, knit across the first sleeve, knit across the back, knit across the second sleeve.
Step 6: Decrease Stitches
Decrease stitches at each underarm by knitting two stitches together at the beginning and end of the sleeve row. Repeat this decrease every other row until there are 10 stitches remaining on each sleeve.
Step 7: Knit the Neckline
Knit the next 6 rows in K2P2 ribbing pattern
to create the neckline of the sweater.
Step 8: Bind Off Stitches
Bind off all stitches and weave in any loose ends with a tapestry needle.
Step 9: Add Buttons (Optional)
You can add buttons to the front of the sweater if desired.
Congratulations, you have just completed knitting a lavender model
baby sweater! This sweater will make a great addition to any baby's wardrobe or can be a thoughtful gift for a new parent. Enjoy the satisfaction of creating something beautiful with your own two hands.