Knitting – Baby Sophisticate Sweater – Free Pattern

 

In the fall of 2017, I found a pattern on Ravelry that has become my favorite for a baby or toddler sweater. The free pattern is here:  https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-sophisticate-2. I bought an additional pattern for children’s sizes and there is also a pattern for purchase for adult sizes.

It’s just a nice, practical, comfortable-looking sweater with a shawl collar. I have only been knitting for two years and often run into sections of patterns that are difficult, but this one was manageable from start to finish.

I made one sweater in the three-month size in a pretty seafoam color and added a matching hat, pictured above.

I also made three toddler (2-3 years) sweaters in dark blue …

…a tan and brown with a checkerboard panel …

…and a red one with fuzzy white trim. On this one, the white, fluffy yarn was so difficult to work with that I just used it as trim and didn’t make the large collar.

On a pattern like this with a lot of increases, I type out a chart like the one below that will tell me how many stitches will be in each section and a total for the end of the row. In this case, when the increases are finished on row 7 there will be 6 stitches on the right and left sides of the sweater, 14 stitches each for sleeves and 26 stitches for the back – total of 66 stitches. In this case, there are 32 rows with the correct number of stitches.  Taking the time to type up this reference and have it with me as I’m knitting saves me from making errors and cuts down on frustration.

INCREASES:
ALTERNATING 8 AND 10 INC – ODD ROWS
EVEN ROWS PURL

R1      2 8 20 8 2                                  40 STS
R3     3 10 22 10 3                               48 STS
R5     5 12 24 12 5                                58 STS
R7     6 14 26 14 6                                66 STS

This is a really nice pattern, enjoyable to knit, and makes good, warm sweaters for the Pine Ridge children.

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Lillian Applegate Westfelt was a mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 3. She was an 86-year-old widow living in a nice little bungalow with her oldest daughter and a beagle-dachsund named Addie. She passed away in November, 2018.

7 thoughts on “Knitting – Baby Sophisticate Sweater – Free Pattern”

  1. You find the best pattern, Lillian! This one is interesting because you said it really didn’t cause you any problems, and the sweaters are so nice. That first one with the little embroidered bits (?) would be so terrific for a baby gift.

  2. LOVE these adorable sweaters! The last few ones remind me of Mr. Roger sweaters for little people. What an amazing gift of time and talent. I do wish I could manage those knitting needles.

  3. Lillian, these are just too cute! How kind of you to make all these!! I’m sure they love it! I wish I could read patterns, but so far I can only crochet and that while watching a tutorial on YouTube, where I can stop, rewind, stop, rewind, over and over. I’ve been able to make a large granny square blanket and other small items, but one of these days I’d love to crochet a little sweater for one of my grandkids, like the ones you made. Maybe this year…! 😊

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