Striped Knitted Baby Set

Knit a striped set perfect for your little one.


Sizes

Pullover & Hat: 6 mos. (12 mos., 18 mos.)

Booties: S (M)

Instructions are written for the smallest size with changes for larger sizes given in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. Note: For ease in working, circle all numbers pertaining to the size you're knitting.

Finished Measurements

Pullover
Chest = 19 (21, 23) inches
Length = 9 (10, 11 1/2) inches

Hat
Circumference = 15 (16, 17) inches

Booties
Length (toe to heel) = 4 1/4 (5 1/4) inches

What You Need

Yarns
Super 10 from SR Kertzer
100% cotton; 4.8 oz. (125g);
250 yds. (230m); DK weight

  • 1 ball #3818 Stonewash (MC)
  • 1 ball #3463 Raspberry (A)
  • 1 ball #3701 Hibiscus (B)
  • 1 ball White (C)

Needles & Extras

  • Size 6 (4 mm) knitting needles or sizes needed to obtain gauge
  • Size 4 (3.5 mm) knitting needles
  • Blunt-end yarn needle
  • Stitch holders
  • Two 3/8-inch-diameter buttons

Gauge

22 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches

(10 cm) in St st with larger needles.

Take time to check your gauge.

Stripe

Row 1 (RS): With MC, K3; *with A, k1; with MC, k3; rep from * across.

Row 2: With MC, p1; *with A, p1; with MC, p3; rep from * to last 2 sts, with A, p1; with MC, p1.

Rows 3-12: With A, work in St st (knit RS rows, purl WS rows), beg with a knit row.

Row 13: *With A, k1; with B, k1; rep from * to last st, with A, k1.

Row 14: *With B, p1; with A, p1; rep from * to last st, with B, p1.

Rows 15-24: With B, work in St st, beg with a knit row.

Row 25: With B, k3; *with C, k1; with B, k3; rep from * across.

Row 26: With B, p1; with C, p1; with B, p3; rep from * to last 3 sts, with C, p1; with B, p1.

Rows 27-36: With C, work in St st, beg with a knit row.

Row 37: *With C, k1; with MC, k1; rep from * to last st, with C, k1.

Row 38: *With MC, p1; with C, p1; rep from * to last st, with MC, p1.

Rows 39-48: With MC, work in St st, beg with a knit row.

Repeat Rows 1-48 for Stripe pat.

With smaller needles and MC, cast on 51 (59, 63) sts. Knit 1 row (WS). Change to larger needles and work in pat as follows:

Rows 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11 (RS): Knit.

Rows 2 and 8: Purl.

Rows 4 and 6: P4 (4,2), *k3, p5; rep from * to last 7 (7, 5) sts, k3, p4 (4, 2).

Rows 10 and 12: P 0 (0, 6), *k3, p5; rep from * to last 3 (3, 9) sts, k3, p 0 (0, 6).

Rep Rows 1-12 until piece measures 3 (4, 5 1/2) inches from beg, end with a WS row. Beg with Row 1, work Stripe pat until piece measures 9 (10, 11 1/2) inches from beg, end with a WS row.

Shape Neck and Shoulder

Next row (RS): Keeping to Stripe pat, bind off 38 (42, 44) sts, knit to end of row -- 13 (17, 19) sts rem. Work 4 rows in St st on rem sts for button flap. Next row (WS): *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1. Bind off rem sts.

Front

Work same as Back until piece measures 7 (8, 9 1/2) inches from beg, end with a WS row.

Shape Neck and Shoulder

Next row (RS): Keeping to Stripe Pat, work 18 (22, 24) sts. Sl rem 33 (37, 39) sts onto holder. Working on 18 (22, 24) sts on needle, dec 1 st at neck every row 5 times -- 13 (17, 19) sts. Work 4 rows even.

Shape Buttonholes

Next row (RS): *K4 (5, 5), k2tog, yo, rep from * twice, knit to end of row. Purl 1 row; knit 1 row.

Next row (WS): *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1. Bind off sts in ribbing. Sl sts from holder onto needle and bind off center 15 sts; knit rem 18 (22, 24) sts. Dec 1 st at neck edge every row 5 times -- 13 (17, 19) sts. Work 4 rows even. Bind off all sts.

Sleeve (make 2)

With smaller needles and B, cast on 36 (36, 36) sts. Knit 1 row (WS); fasten off B. Change to larger needles and work Stripe pat, beg with Row 3 and AT THE SAME TIME inc 1 st each edge every 5th row, then every 4th (3rd, 3rd) row 8 (10, 14) more times -- 54 (58, 66) sts. Cont even in Stripe pat until piece measures 6 (6 1/2, 8) inches from beg, end with a WS row. Bind off all sts.

Finishing

Sew Back to Front at right shoulder seam.

Neckband

With RS facing and using smaller needles and A, pick up and knit 64 (68, 68) sts evenly along neck edge. K1 row. Change to MC; k 1 row. Bind off with knit sts. Place Back left shoulder button flap under Front left shoulder; sew shoulders tog at the armhole edge. Sew Sleeves to armholes. Sew side and Sleeve seams. Sew buttons to button flap opposite buttonholes.

With smaller needles and C, cast on 82 (90, 94) sts. Knit 5 rows, end on WS. Fasten off C. Change to larger needles and MC. Beg with a k row, work 10 rows in St st.

Next row (RS): With MC, k1; *with A, k1; with MC, k3; rep from * to last st, with A, k1.

Next row: With MC, p2; *with A, p1, with MC, p3; rep from * across. Fasten off MC. With A, work 10 rows in St st.

Next row (RS): *With A, k1; with B, k1; rep from * across.

Next row: *With A, p1; with B, p1; rep from * across. Fasten off A. With B, work in St st until piece measures 4 (4 1/2, 5) inches from beg, dec 2 (4, 2) sts on last WS row -- 80 (86, 92) sts.

Top Shaping

Row 1 (RS): K1, *k4, k2tog; rep from * to last st, k1 -- 67 (72, 77) sts.

Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl.

Row 3: K1, *k3, k2tog; rep from * to last st, k1 -- 54 (58, 62) sts.

Row 5: K1, *k2, k2tog; rep from * to last st, k1 -- 41 (44, 47) sts.

Row 7: K1, *k1, k2tog; rep from * to last st, k1 -- 28 (30, 32) sts.

Row 9: K2 tog across -- 14 (15, 16) sts. Cut yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end through rem sts; pull and fasten securely. Sew Hat seam.

Tassel

Wind C around a 3-1/2-inch-wide piece of cardboard 12 times. Cut yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end through needle and slip needle through all loops; tie. Remove cardboard and wind yarn tightly around loops 3/4 inch below fold; fasten. Cut through loops; trim ends. Sew tassel to Hat.

Instructions (make 2)

With smaller needles and A, cast on 33 (37) sts. Knit 1 row (WS). Change to MC and work Garter st (knit every row) until piece measures 1 1/2 (2) inches from beg, end with a WS row. Change to B and work Garter st for 4 rows.

Next row-Eyelet row (RS): *K2tog, yo; rep from * to last st, k1. Work Garter st for 3 rows.

Divide for Instep

Next row (RS): K 22 (25). Turn.

Next row (WS): P11 (13). Beg with a k row (RS) and working on 11 (13) sts, work 14 (16) rows in St st. Cut yarn. With RS facing, join yarn to beg of last long row worked. Attach yarn to beg of RS row. With RS facing, k first 11 (12) sts at beg of row, pick up and k10 (13) sts up right-hand side of instep, knit across 11 (13) instep sts on needle, pick up and k10 (13) sts down left-hand side of instep, knit rem 11 (12) sts -- 53 (63) sts. Work 11 rows in Garter st.

Shape Sole

Row 1 (RS): [K1, k2tog, k21 (26), k2tog] twice, k1 -- 49 (59) sts.

Rows 2, 4, and 6: K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2 tog, k1-35 (45) sts at the end of Row 6.

Row 3: [K1, k2tog, k18 (23), k2tog] twice, k1 -- 43 (53) sts.

Row 5: [K1, k2tog, k15 (20), k2tog] twice, k1 -- 37 (47) sts. Bind off all sts.

Ties (make 2) With smaller needles and C, cast on 66 sts. Bind off all sts.

Finishing

Sew back and sole seam. Thread ties through eyelets.

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