Sport Weight Baby Varsity Sweater

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Sport Weight Baby Varsity Sweater Pattern


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Knitting: Sport Weight Baby Varsity Sweater
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Pattern Details:

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Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast-on, bind-off, knit, purl, increase, decrease

Pattern Description:

This Varsity Sweater is a lighter weight version of the Baby Varsity Sweater (available on Craftsy), that I designed in 2011 in worsted weight yarn.

Like the heavier sweater, this one is knit from the top down, has a V neck and is seamless. The neckband is knit on after the body is complete and can be knit in a contrasting color if you prefer. It has 2 pockets that are knit on afterwards also. There is an alphabet graph included with the pattern so you can add a letter (or 2) in duplicate stitch.

Approximately 10 yds of a contrasting color yarn is needed for the sleeve stripes and one letter.


23 sts / 30 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 0-3 mos size - 17" finished chest


  • US5 (3.75mm) & US 6 (4.00mm) straight needles & your choice of needles to work in the round

You Will Also Need:

  • 3 buttons to fit buttonholes, tapestry needle, waste yarn, split ring markers or safety pins

Suggested yarn:

220 yards of Sport weight

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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