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mom43boyz
10-18-2009, 08:00 PM
Hi! I'm looking for a baby sweater pattern that can be done in the round. I've made a few baby sweaters, but only on straights and I've come to realize that not only do I hate seaming with a passion, I really am horrible at it as well!

Would a sweater in the round eliminate most of the seaming? Could someone recommend a not-too-difficult pattern?

Thanks in advance!

suzeeq
10-18-2009, 08:14 PM
Most baby sweaters are cardigans, split up the front, because it's really hard to put a pullover on a wiggly baby. But you can still knit it seamlessly. A top down raglan or yoke is easiest, you can search for the 5 hour baby sweater, also called the Quick baby sweater. A pattern generator can be found at www.knittingfool.com (http://www.knittingfool.com) where you put in your gauge and the chest size you want and it makes a pattern for you. There's also a freebie at Knittingpure and Simple (http://www.knittingpureandsimple.com/babycardi.html).

Jan in CA
10-18-2009, 08:55 PM
You didn't specify any sizes so...
http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/projects/may_knitproject.html
http://www.knittingonthenet.com/patterns/babysweragcard.htm
http://thecompletefabrication.blogspot.com/2007/11/seamless-baby-kimono.html
http://carole.barenys.com/RaglanSweater.html

Are you on Ravelry? Because really there are dozens...it seems anyway.

AndCalliope
10-20-2009, 01:17 PM
No seaming, baby sweater in a stretchy wool:

http://www.favecrafts.com/Knitting-for-Baby/Stretchy-Free-Baby-Sweater-Knitting-Pattern

It's sideways in 1 piece and very easy. Enjoy!

MaryJB
10-20-2009, 07:29 PM
These patterns are adorable but what about one with worsted weight yarn and maybe #8 needles?
I would like to make some for our church outreach but don't have the time to fuss with fine yarn and small needles.
Also, I am stuck with a bathtub(Literally)full or yarn from previous projects.
I do have one that has a hood but doing the sweater alone the neck opening seems so big. Could I just reduce the stitch by say 8 and have it work out? It is knitted on 6 and 8's Thanks

Jan in CA
10-20-2009, 08:12 PM
Mary, these are done in worsted weight.
http://www.jimmybeanswool.com/freeKnittingPatternJimmySweaterSet.asp
http://www.allaboutyou.com/craft/Knitting-pattern-ribbed-baby-jacket/v1
http://thebrownstitch.com/2009/02/baby-blueberry-cardigan.html