Skills required: casting on, knitting, purling, knitting in the round, increasing, decreasing, knitting on dpns, picking up stitches, yarn over

 

 

Baltic Sweater


An easy top-down unisex sweater with handy roll-up tabs for tiny explorers. This sweater is completely seamless and has minimal finishing.

The individual pattern is available for purchase in pdf format for 5.25 Euros.

Sizes available: 3mo (6mo, 9mo, 12mo, 18mo, 24mo)

To fit chest:  18 (19, 19.5, 20, 20.5, 21) inches or 46 (48, 49.5, 51, 52, 53) cm.
Finished sweater chest circumferences: 19.5 (20.5, 21, 22, 23, 23) inches or 49.5 (52, 53, 56, 58.5, 58.5) cm.

Yarn Requirements:

For 3mo (6mo, 9mo, 12mo, 18mo, 24mo):

2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3) skeins of Knitpicks Swish Bulky in Main Color
1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1) partial skein of Knitpicks Swish Bulky in Contrasting Color

Approximate yardage:

Main color: 160 (230, 240, 260, 280, 300) yards or 150 (210, 220, 240, 260, 275) meters
Contrasting color: about 50-70 yards or 45-65 meters

Gauge: 

  • 14 sts x 24 rounds = 4 inches (or 10 cm) in stockinette stitch using larger needles

Needles: 

  • US 10.5 / 6.5mm 24" (or 60cm) circular needles, or size needed to get gauge
  • 1 set of US 10.5 / 6.5mm double-pointed needles, or size needed to get gauge
  • US 8 / 5mm needles (I used double-pointed needles but any needles will work).

Notions:

  • 5 stitch markers
  • 2 stitch holders or scrap yarn
  • tapestry needle
  • three 5/8" / 1.5cm diameter buttons for collar
  • four 3/8" / 1cm diameter buttons for sleeve tabs and body tabs (and an additional 4 3/8” / 1cm diameter buttons to fasten tabs to inside of garment if desired.)