View Full Version : Need a free pattern for an easy garter stitch baby sweater using organic cotton yarn

06-27-2010, 10:25 PM
Hi everyone,

I'm hoping someone can help me. I am 5 months pregnant and am trying to use up yarn that I already have instead of buying yarn to match a specific pattern.

I am looking for an easy garter stitch baby sweater to knit up in organic cotton yarn (blue sky alpaca). I tried looking on their website and the one they had had buttons on it and was more like a cardigan to me.

So, if anyone can help, please reply!

Thank you!!

Karen ;)

06-27-2010, 10:43 PM
Most baby sweaters are cardigans, it's hard to get a pullover on a small wiggly baby. Lion's website has lots of baby patterns, some in their cotton yarns. You want to try and match the yarn weight - worsted or sport or whatever - and find something that uses a similar size needle as your yarn. You can put ties on instead of buttons.

I'd also advise knitting at least a 6 month size, for most babies they'll be able to wear that size at about 3-4 months. You'll get tons of newborn sizes that the little will probably outgrow before he/she gets a chance to wear it more than once.

Jan in CA
06-28-2010, 12:00 AM
I didn't see any garter stitch pullovers, just stockinette. :shrug:

06-29-2010, 01:22 AM
There are two easy baby patterns (http://www.examiner.com/x-/x-23677-Providence-Knitting-Examiner~y2009m9d30-Easy-Peasy-Baby-Sweaters--knit--crochet-patterns) here, you can substitute organic cotton, if the gauge is the same, it should read 18st = 4 in on a size 8 needle. One is knit and the other crocheted. I think you will like the pink one, which could easily be worn by a boy too in a different color.

Jan in CA
06-29-2010, 01:23 PM
Ooo I found one in the book Weekend Knitting. You might try the library if you don't want to buy the book.


You can see the sweater here-

Or if you're on Ravelry you can see a bunch.

06-29-2010, 05:39 PM
Here is a free on-line pattern that I knit once that was very easy. It is almost all garter stitch, with a band of something else for interest, but not hard at all. It buttons like a cardigan but you do self buttonholes as you go. It is a pattern that can be worked in any yarn you want. It works for a boy or a girl. It has minimum finishing.

LINK (http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall02/PATThaiku.html)

The name is Haiku, from Knitty.

Jan in CA
06-30-2010, 12:11 PM
I think she wants a pullover not a cardigan. :?? There are lots of cardigans in garter though so maybe a clarification is needed.

06-30-2010, 09:58 PM
Yes, I would prefer a sweater... and i'm silly - it could be stockinette or any combination of knit/purl stitches. Thanks ladies for great places to look and the links!!

Jan in CA
06-30-2010, 10:15 PM
Well, in that case there are a lot more choices! Here's a few -


07-09-2010, 06:31 AM
Just found this beginner baby sweater pattern (http://www.allaboutyou.com/craft/knitting-pattern-baby-garter-stitch-jacket/v1), think it's very cute and it's all garter stitch