Baby Varsity Sweater

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Baby Varsity Sweater Pattern


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Knitting: Baby Varsity Sweater
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, pick up stitches, yarn over

Pattern Description:

The sweater itself is seamless, worked top-down. The 2 pockets are knit from stitches picked up from the bottom front then knit flat and the sides of the pockets are then sewn onto the sweater. The contrasting stripes on the left sleeve are knit as you work the sleeve, but the letter is done in duplicate stitch after the sweater is complete. An alphabet chart is included with the pattern. You may, of course, work the letter as you would color-work, just remember to hold the alphabet chart upside down as you work because the sweater is worked top-down. The front band is knit on by picking up stitches along the fronts and neck, then working in garter stitch.

The contrasting color yarn for the sleeve stripes and letter take approx. less than 15 yds.


19sts/25rows = 4" in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • size 0-3mos (3-6mos, 6-9mos, 9-12mos)

You Will Also Need:

  • US 7 & US 8 knitting needles, 3 to 5 buttons to fit buttonholes, tapestry needle, stitch markers, waste yarn

About Designer

About Designer

Nan Knits on

My great-aunt taught me to knit when I was a child of about 8 yrs old so I've been knitting "forever". For the past 2 years I've been designing baby sweaters and selling the patterns. After I retired a few years ago, I started knitting for charity. I knit mostly baby sweaters and send them to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in SD. Selling the patterns I design helps to cover the cost of yarn and ...

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