There are many versions of this sweater available on the internet. I have made more of these little sweaters than I can count. The best thing about making this sweater is there is very little “sewing” involved. It is knit from the neck down and once you knit each sleeve, you either sew it up or slip stitch it with a crochet hook back up to the underarm, and continue knitting the rest of the sweater. I LOVE this pattern. This is my own versions with a few modifications. Happy knitting!
Materials: One 6-oz. skein of knitting worsted weight yarn
Needles: US Size 10 (and stitch markers)
Gauge: 4 sts to 1 in
kfb=knit if the front and the back of the same stitch (1 increased stitch)
k2tog=knit two stitches together
Starting at the neck edge, cast on 33 stitches
Rows 1 – 4: Knit.
Row 5: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3 (Always keep first 3 and last 3 sts in ‘knit’ even on p row.)
Row 6: K3, * kfb in next st, K1, repeat from * to last 4 sts, end with kfb 1, K3. (47 sts)
Row 7: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3.
Row 8: Knit
Row 9: Knit
Row 10: K3, *kfb in next st., K2, repeat from *, ending kfb 1, K4. (61 sts)
Row 11: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3.
Row 12: Knit
Row 13: Knit
Row 14 K4 *kfb in next st, K3, repeat from * to last 5 sts, ending with kfb 1, K4 (75 sts.)
Row 15: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3.
Row 16: Knit
Row 17: Knit
Row 18: K4 *kfb in next st, K4,repeat from * to last 6 sts, ending kfb 1, knit 5.
Row 19: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3.
Row 20: Knit
Row 21: Knit
Row 22: K5*kfb in next st, K5, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 23: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3.
Row 24: Knit
Row 25: Knit
Row 26: You will now be placing markers to show positions of fronts, back, and sleeves:
K5, kfb1, K4, kbf1, K4, kfb1, K1, pm (20 sts for front),
Kfb1, K5, kfb1, K4, kfb1, K5, kfb1, K1, pm (23 sts for sleeve),
Kfb1, (K5, kfb1) twice, K4, kfb1, (K5, kfb1) twice, K1, pm (37 sts for back),
Kfb1, K5, kfb1, K4, kfb1, K5, kfb1, K1, pm (23 sts for other sleeve),
Kfb1, K4, kfb1, K4, kfb1, K6 (20 sts for other front).
Row 27: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3.
Row 28: Knit across row, kfb 1 st before and after each marker. (131 sts)
Row 29: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3.
Row 30: Knit across row, kfb 1 st before and after each marker. (139 sts).
Row 31: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3.
Knit 22 sts and place on a holder or waste yarn. Kfb2 sts and knit across the next 27 sts (first sleeve), kfb 2 sts (31 sts). Working with another set of needles and on these 31 sts, work in stockinette stitch for 22 rows.
Sleeve Decrease Row: K2, (K2 tog, K3) 5 times, K2tog K2. (25 sts)
Knit 7 rows.
Bind off leaving last stitch on needle. With right sides together, sew or slip stitch sleeve closed being careful to close up all the holes at the underarm. Place last stitch on left hand needle. Knit 2 tog and knit across to next marker. Place back of sweater stitches that you just knit on a stitch holder or piece of waste yarn.
Work second sleeve same as first. Knit across remaining stitches (Body Row 1) and place all stitches back onto your original needles together. Now you will work the remainder of the body of sweater .
Body Row 2: K 3, purl to last 3 sts, K3
Body Row 3: Knit
Body Row 4: K3, purl to last 3 sts, K3
Body Rows 5-18: repeat Body Rows 3 and 4.
Work 8 rows in garter st.