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Star Baby Sweater
Lion Brand® Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Merino
Pattern Number: L10161 Show the world that the baby in your life is a star with this adorable baby pullover knit in Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Merino.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Child (Multiple Sizes)
6-12 months (12-18 months, 2 years, 3 years) Finished Chest 21 (23, 24, 26) in. (53.5 (58.5, 61, 66) cm) Finished Length 11 (12, 13, 14) in. (28 (30.5, 33, 35.5) cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

5300-598 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Merino Yarn: Buttermilk

Creamy off-white


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: 4, 5, 5
Note: (A)

5300-514 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Merino Yarn: Poppy

Salmon pink


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Alternative Quantity: 1, 1, 1
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 7 [4.5 mm]
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
18 sts + 26 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with larger needles. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle.

Knit this new stitch through the back loop - 1 st increased.
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog - 1 st decreased.

NOTES:
1.

Sweater is made in 5 pieces, Back, Front, 2 Sleeves, and Pocket.
2.

Star is worked in duplicate st onto Pocket.
3.

When you see 'work even' in the instructions, this means to continue in the pattern st you have established without changing the st count by increasing, decreasing, or binding off.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK
With smaller needles and A, cast on 46 (51, 51, 56) sts.
Row 1 (WS): *K1, p4; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 2 (RS): *P1, k4; rep from * to last st, p1.
Rep last 2 rows until piece measures 1 1/2 (1 1/2, 2, 2) in.

(4 (4, 5, 5) cm) from beg, end with a Row 1.



Size 6-12 months ONLY Next Row (RS): K1, M1, k to last st, M1, k1 - 48 sts at the end of this row.
Size 12-18 months ONLY Next Row (RS): K25, M1, k to end of row - 52 sts at the end of this row.
Size 2 years ONLY Next Row (RS): K1, M1, k24, M1, k to last st, M1, k1 - 54 sts at the end of this row.
Size 3 years ONLY Next Row (RS): K1, M1, k27, M1, k to last st, M1, k1 - 59 sts at the end of this row.



Change to larger needles.

Beg with a purl row, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 11 (12, 13, 14) in.

(28 (30.5, 33, 35.5) cm) from beg.
Bind off loosely.
FRONT
Work same as Back until piece measures 8 1/2 (9 1/2, 10, 11) in.

(21.5 (24, 25.5, 28) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Neck
Next Row (RS): K16 (17, 18, 20) for left shoulder, slip next 16 (18, 18, 19) sts onto a holder for front neck; join a 2nd ball of yarn, k16 (17, 18, 20) for right shoulder.
You will now work both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn.
Next Row: Purl across sts of first side; with 2nd ball of yarn, purl across sts of 2nd side.
Next Row: On first side, k to last 2 sts, k2tog; on 2nd side, ssk, k to end of row - 15 (16, 17, 19) sts on each side.
Rep last 2 rows 2 more times - 13 (14, 15, 17) sts on each side.
Work even in St st until Front measures same as Back.
Bind off loosely.
POCKET
With larger needles and A, cast on 36 (38, 40, 42) sts.
Rows 1 and 2: Purl.
Row 3 (RS): Knit.
Row 4: K3, purl to last 3 sts, k3.
Rep last 2 rows 3 (3, 4, 4) more times.
Shape Pocket Opening
Next Row (RS): K3, ssk, k to last 5 sts, k2tog, k3 - 34 (36, 38, 40) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Rep Row 4.
Rep last 2 rows until 20 (22, 24, 26) sts rem.
Next Row: Knit.
Next Row: K3, purl to last 3 sts, k3.
Rep last 2 rows 1 (3, 4, 5) more times.
Knit 2 rows.
Bind off.
SLEEVES (make 2)
With smaller needles and A, cast on 31 (31, 36, 36) sts.
Row 1 (WS): *K1, p4; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 2 (RS): *P1, k4; rep from * to last st, p1.
Rep last 2 rows until piece measures 1 1/2 (1 1/2, 2, 2) in.

(4 (4, 5, 5) cm) from beg, end with a RS row.
Change to larger needles.
Work even in St st for 5 (5, 5, 7) rows.
Increase Row (RS): K1, M1, k to last st, M1, k1 - 33 (33, 38, 38) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 6 (6, 6, 8) rows 4 (6, 6, 8) times - 41 (45, 50, 54) sts after all increases have been completed.
Work even in St st until piece measures 7 1/2 (8 1/2, 12, 13) in.

(19 (21.5, 30.5, 33) cm) from beg.

Bind off loosely.



FINISHING
Sew left shoulder seam.
Neckband
Row 1: From RS with larger needles, beg at right shoulder, pick up and k22 (23, 24, 26) sts evenly spaced across back neck, 11 (12, 14, 15) sts along left neck edge, knit the 16 (18, 18, 19) front neck sts from holder, pick up and k11 (12, 14, 15) sts along right neck edge - 60 (65, 70, 75) sts at the end of this row.
Work in St st until neckband measures 2 in.

(5 cm) from picked up sts.
Bind off loosely.
Seam right shoulder including neckband.

With B, and following chart, embroider duplicate st star onto Pocket.

Center Pocket on Front, over ribbing.

Sew lower edge of Pocket to Sweater above ribbing.

Sew straight side edges of Pocket and top edge of Pocket to Front, leave rem side edges unsewn for Pocket openings.

Mark Front and Back 4 1/2 (5, 5 1/2, 6) in.

(11.5 (13, 14, 15) cm) down from shoulder seam on both sides.

Sew Sleeves to body, between markers.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl
p3tog = purl 3 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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