Melange Sweater Baby by PetiteKnit

Melange Sweater Baby

February 2023
yarn held together
+ Fingering
= DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette on larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
385 - 514 yards (352 - 470 m)
3-6 (6-9) 9-12 (12-18) months
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Melange Sweater Baby is worked from the top down. First, the back yoke is worked back and forth in stockinette stitch. Then, each shoulder is worked separately and joined to form the front yoke. Front and back yoke are then joined to form the body, which is worked in the round on a circular needle. Stitches for the sleeves are picked up and knitted along the armholes, worked in the round on double-pointed needles or on a circular needle using the Magic Loop technique. Finally, the rib edge at the neckline is worked from picked-up stitches and folded double. Melange Sweater Baby is worked in two strands of yarn in contrasting colors to achieve the marled or “mélange” color.

Start by knitting a swatch to determine which size needle gives you the correct gauge.

Size guide

Melange Sweater Baby is designed to have approx. 17 cm [6¾ inches] of positive ease, meaning it is designed to be approx. 17 cm [6¾ inches] larger in circumference than the chest measurement. The sizes 3-6 (6-9) 9-12 (12-18) months are designed to fit a chest circumference of approx. 45 (47) 49 (51) cm [17¾ (18½) 19¼ (20) inches]. The measurements for the finished garment are listed on the front page of the pattern (please note that these measurements are only achieved if the sweater is knitted in the correct gauge). If you/the recipient measures 47 cm [18½ inches] around the chest, you should knit a size 6-9 months. Size 6-9 months has a chest circumference of 64 cm [25¼ inches] which will, in this example, give 17 cm [6¾ inches] of positive ease. If the measured chest circumference deviates from the age guide, you can adjust the lengths to the person you’re knitting for. The same applies if the child is short/taller than average.

Sizes: 3-6 (6-9) 9-12 (12-18) months

Chest circumference: 62 (64) 66 (68) cm [24½ (25¼) 26 (26¾) inches]

Length: 30 (32) 34 (35) cm [11¾ (12½) 13½ (13¾) inches] (measured mid back)

Gauge: 20 sts x 30 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] in stockinette stitch on 4 mm [US6] needles

Needles: Circular needles: 4 mm [US6] / 60 cm [24 inches] and 3.5 mm [US4] / 40 and 60 cm [16 and 24 inches]; Double-pointed needles: 4 mm [US6] and 3.5 mm [US4]

Materials: 150 (150) 200 (200) g Sunday by Sandnes Garn (50 g = 235 m [257 yds]) (knitted with two strands held together). Note: Two strands of yarn are held together throughout the pattern. The given yardage amounts are the total yardage required.

Difficulty: ★ ★ (2 out of 5)

See the classification of difficulty here.

The brown and white Melange Sweater Baby is knitted in Sunday by Sandnes Garn in the colors Almond [2511] and Muskat [3071].