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Cotton Twirl

Bambino Sweater

Designed by Sandi Rosner

Description:  This baby sweater features St st and seed stitch with an adorable double-breasted closure.  Pair it up with the matching Bambino Hat for a super cute set.

Level:  Intermediate

Size:  Newborn (6 mos., 12 mos.)

Finished Measurements:  Chest: 20” (22”, 24”)

Materials: 

  • 3 (3, 4) 50 gr balls Crystal Palace Cotton Twirl (shown in 2226 "Happy Baby")
  • Crystal Palace Bamboo Size US 6 (4.5 mm) and size US 8 (5.5 mm) single-pointed needles, or size needed for gauge
  • Stitch Holders
  • 6 - 5/8” buttons

Gauge:   4 ½ sts = 1” in stockinette stitch on larger needles

 

Abbreviations:  BO- Bind Off; Beg: Beginning; CO- Cast On; K- Knit; K2tog- Knit 2 together; M 1- Make 1; RS- Right Side; Rep- Repeat; Sl- Slip; SSK- Slip, Slip, Knit; St(s)- Stitch(es); St St- Stockinette Stitch – K the right side rows and P the wrong side rows; WS- Wrong Side; YO- Yarn over

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Back: With smaller needles, CO 46 (50, 54) sts.

Row 1 (RS): * K 1, P 1, rep from * to end of row.

Row 2 (WS): * P 1, K 1, rep from * to end of row.


Rep these two rows twice more. Change to larger needles and work in St St until piece measures 10” (11”, 12”) from beg, ending with a WS row. K 14 (15, 16) sts and place on holder for right shoulder. BO center 18 (20, 22) sts. K to end of row and place these 14 (15, 16) sts on holder for left shoulder.

 

Left Front: With smaller needles, CO 33 (35, 37) sts.

Row 1 (RS): * K 1, P 1, rep from * to end of row.

 

Rep this row five times more. Change to larger needles.

 

Next row (RS): K 13 (15, 17) sts, PM, *P 1, K 1, rep from * to end of row.

Next row (WS): * K 1, P 1, rep from * to marker, P to end of row.


Continue in pattern as established until piece measures 8½” (9½”, 10½”) from beg, ending with a RS row.

Next row (WS): Work 15 (16, 17) sts in pattern, and place these sts on holder for front neck. Continue in pattern to end of row. Maintaining pattern as established, BO 2 sts at beg of next 2 WS rows. When same length as back to shoulder, place remaining 14 (15, 16) sts on holder for shoulder.

 

Right Front: With smaller needles, CO 33 (35, 37) sts.

Row 1 (WS): * K 1, P 1, rep from * to end of row.

 

Rep this row five times more. Change to larger needles.

 

Next row (WS): P 13 (15, 17) sts, PM, *P 1, K 1, rep from * to end of row.

Next row (RS): * K 1, P 1, rep from * to marker, K to end of row.

 

Continue in pattern as established until piece measures 5½” (6½”, 7½”) from beg, ending with a WS row.

 

Buttonhole Row (RS): K 1, P 1, K 1, YO, K2tog, (P 1, K 1) 5 times, YO, K2tog, P 1, K 1, P 1, sl marker, K to end of row.

 

Work 7 rows in pattern as established. Repeat Buttonhole row. Work 7 rows in pattern as established.

 

Next row (RS): Work 15 (16, 17) sts in pattern, and place these sts on holder for front neck.

 

Continue in pattern to end of row. Maintaining pattern as established, BO 2 sts at beg of next 2 RS rows. When same length as back to shoulder, place remaining 14 (15, 16) sts on holder for shoulder.

Join Fronts to Back at shoulders using 3-needle bind off.

 

Neckband: Using smaller needle, place 15 (16, 17) sts from right front neck holder onto needle, join yarn at front edge, and work in seed st as established. Pick up and knit 10 sts along right front neck edge, then pick up and knit 20 (22, 24) sts along back neck edge, then pick up and knit 10 sts along left front neck edge. Place 15 (16, 17) sts from left front neck holder onto another needle, and work in seed st as established – 70 (74, 78) sts.

 

Next row (WS): * K 1, P 1, rep from * to end of row.

Next row – Buttonhole row (RS): K 1, P 1, K 1, YO, K2tog, (P 1, K 1) 5 times, YO, K2tog, * P 1, K 1, rep from * to end of row.

 

Work 3 more rows in pattern as established. BO.

 

Sleeves: On one side, place markers 4” (4¼”, 4½”) down from shoulder seam on front and back. Using larger needles, Pick up and knit 36 (38, 40) sts between markers.

Row 1 (WS): * K 1, P 1, rep from * to end of row

Row 2 (RS): * P 1, K 1, rep from * to end of row

 

Rep these two rows for pattern.

Continue in pattern, decr 1 st at beg and end of every 4th (6th, 6th) row 6 times – 24 (26, 28) sts. Change to smaller needle and work 6 more rows in pattern. BO loosely.

Rep for other side.

Sew side and sleeve seams. Sew buttons opposite buttonholes

 

 

Not Just Socks for KidsSpecial thanks to Sandi Rosner for designing this pattern.
Sandi is the author of Not Just Socks, Not Just More Socks and Not Just Socks for Kids

 

 

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August 2012

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