Gift Wrap Sweater

Everyone knows babies are a gift! Welcome them to the world with this classic wrap sweater knit in something soft for snuggling! Work it in a cotton blend with short sleeves for a summer baby or in soft wool with long sleeves for the colder months.

Gift Wrap is written in 7 sizes from newborn – 2T. It is knit from the top down and fastens with buttons from neck to hem along a garter stitch band. Options are included for long or short sleeves as well as a striped or solid body. This comprehensive pattern is simple enough for the advanced beginner and includes tips to help you get the best possible results! (A matching bonnet pattern is also available)

Sizes:

NB (3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 18 months, 24 months, 2T)

Measurements:

Pattern is written with about 1” of positive ease in the chest.

Chest: 16 (17, 18, 19, 20, 21 22)"
Neck Width: 3 (3½, 3½, 3¾, 3¾, 4¼, 4¼)"
Sleeve: 4 (5, 6, 6½, 7, 7½, 8)"
Length: 8½ (9½, 10½, 11½, 12½, 13½, 14½)"

Materials:

Yarn: In worsted to aran weight yarn you will need approximately 220 (230, 260, 290, 320, 360, 400) yards.

Needles: Double pointed needles (or needles appropriate for your preferred method of small circumference circular knitting) and a circular needle in US size 8 and 6 (or size required to obtain gauge and two sizes smaller). You will be knitting flat on these circular needles, so exact length is not critical, but at least 24” long for comfort.

Notions: Scrap yarn, 4 stitch markers, 5 buttons about ⅝” - ¾” in diameter, darning needle for weaving in ends.

Gauge:

In stockinette stitch 19 sts and 25 rows = 4” using the larger needle size.