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~ 5 hour Baby Sweater Pattern ~
(aka 'The Weekend Sweater'!)
Pattern adapted and corrected by Jennifer Cox, Beth Koskie and Beverly A. Qualheim (adaptations Copyright 2002, 2010)
Materials :
4 oz. (120 g) soft worsted weight yarn [Ed. note: 55-75 yd/oz, 180-240 m/100g ]
size 10-1/2 needles (full-term 7-8 lb baby), size 8 or size 5 needles for preemie baby sizes  (be sure needles are at least 13" long)
4 stitch holders.
(note: increase sts by "Knitting into front of stitch. Before slipping stitch off needle, place right needle behind left and knit again into back of stitch. Slip original stitch off left needle.")

Cast on 34 sts for neck edge
Note Always keep first and last 3 stitches in "knit" even on a "P" row.

Row 1: K
Row 2:  K
Row 3:  K3 *P2tog, YO. Repeat from * ending P2 tog, K3 (34st)
Row 4:  K
Row 5:  K3, P to last 3 sts, K3
Row 6:  K3 *inc 1 by knitting once in the back of the stitch, then once in the front; K1. Repeat from * ending with inc.1, K3 (47 st)
Row 7:  K3, P to last 3 sts, K3
Row 8:  K3 *K2tog. Repeat from * ending K4
Row 9: K3 *K1, insert needle under next horizontal loop of row below (between sts) and knit this st. Repeat from * across, ending K4 (47 st)
Row 10: K4 * inc 1 st in next st, K2. Repeat from * end inc. 1, K3 (61 sts)
Row 11: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3
Row 12: K3, *K2 tog. Repeat from * ending K4 (34 st)
Row 13: Same as row 9. (61 st)
Row 14: K4 *inc 1 in next st, K3. Repeat from * ending with inc. 1, K4 (75 st)
Row 15: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3 (75 sts)
Row 16: K3 *K2 tog. Repeat from * ending K4 (41 st)
Row 17: K3 *K1, insert needle under next horizontal loop of row below (between sts) and knit this st. Repeat from * across, ending K4 (75 st)
Row 18: K4 *inc 1 in next st, K4. Repeat from * to end, ending with inc. 1, K5 (89)
Row 19: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3
Row 20: Same as row 16. (48 st)
Row 21: Same as row 17. (89 st)
Row 22: K5 *inc 1 in next st, K5. Repeat from * to last 5 sts-K. (103 sts)
Row 23: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3
Row 24: Same as row 16. (55 st)
Row 25:  Same as row 17. (103 st)
Row 26:  K17 (front), inc 1 in next st, place marker (pm), inc 1 in next st, K 15 (sleeve), inc 1 in next st, pm, inc 1 in next st, K 31 (back), inc 1 in next st, pm, inc 1 in next st, K 15 (sleeve), inc 1 in next st, pm, inc 1 in next st, K17 (front) (111 st)
(keep moving markers on each row)
Row 27:  (If you want to start a contrasting color, I have been told this is a good place change colors.)   K3, P to last 3 sts, K3
Row 28:  Knit, increasing 1 st at each side of markers (119 sts)
Row 29:  Same as row 27.
Row 30:  Same as row 28. (127 sts)
Row 31:  K3, P to last 3 sts, K3
Row 32:  K21, place on holder, K 23 sleeve st and keep on needle, place rest of stitches on holders -- 39 for back, 23 for other sleeve, 21 for other front.
(remove markers as you place sts on holders.)

Sleeve (make sure you get the sleeve and don't knit the front)
Rows 1-16 : work in stockinette st
Row 17: K2tog *P1, K1, P1, K2tog. Repeat from * (17 sts).
Rows 18-22:  Work K1 P1 rib.
Bind off loosely.

Work other sleeve the same (Look at Row 26 to see Sleeve Sts.)
Attach yarn at underarm on right side of work and K across body (81 sts).

Work in st st keeping K3 garter border for 12 rows
Row 13: Repeat row 16 of top of sweater, but end with k4. (44 sts)  (Right Side)
Row 14: Repeat row 17. (83 sts)
Rows 15-18: Work in st st keeping K3 garter border
Row 19: K3, *K2tog, YO, repeat from * ending with yo, K3.
Rows 20-23: Work in garter stitch (knit every row)
Bind off loosely. Sew sleeve seams. Crochet a chain to thread through eyelet in top of sweater or use a pretty ribbon.

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BEV'S KNITTED NEWBORN HAT
Copyright 1999 Bev Qualheim
Materials: 2 oz soft 4 ply yarn- Pound of Love is recommended
size 8 knitting needles
Cast on 54 stitches
1" in k2, p2 across to form ribbing. (Hat will measure about 11" across without stretching it.)
Knit each row from now on for 6" Total height will be about 7". Cut a 14" yarn tail.
Run needle and 14" yarn through remaining sts on needle.  Pull to draw shut.
Sew side seam'

Add a pompom in contrasting color. These look adorable in pastels, with matching pompom!

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BETH'S Easy Knit Baby Booties copyright 2003 Beth Koskie - All Rights Reserved

 Photo courtesy of www.touchinglittlelives.org and Karen Jordan Copyright 2003
Materials:
Soft Worsted weight yarn (10 ply in UK), two colors (I use a color and white)
Size 8 needles, size G crochet hook

Cast on 28 sts with colored yarn.
Knit 10 rows (5 ridges).

Decrease as follows:
Row 11: K 12, K2tog twice, K 12 (26 sts).
Row 12, 14, 16: Knit across.
Row 13: K 11, K2tog twice, K 11 (24 sts).
Row 15: K 10, K2tog twice, K 10 (22 sts).

Eyelet – Row 17: K1, *YO, K2tog,, repeat from * across, end K1 (22 sts).
Row 18: Knit across, knitting through back loop of all YO sts.

Cut colored yarn (leave enough length to use for sewing bottom half of bootie) and attach white; work ribbing as follows: *K1, P1, repeat from * across row.
Work 14 rows of this ribbing, bind off, cutting yarn long enough to sew top half of bootie.  Fold bootie in half, right sides together.  Sew top half with white yarn, bottom half with colored yarn.  Weave in ends, turn rightside out; fold down cuff.
Make second bootie the same.
Tie: Using G hook, ch2, work 8 sc in first ch, join to first sc; ch 52, work 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join to first sc of circle, end off.  Weave in ends in each “circle” end.  Use hook to pull through eyelets of  bootie and tie in front.
(note: the circle end keeps the tie from coming undone, but I have found it’s easier to ch 52, pull the last loop really BIG and leave myself about 3’ of yarn, then thread that long loop through the eyelet of the bootie and once in place, finish the last circle end)

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