After my bright red lumpy test run, I finally finished my second ever knitted baby sweater, and I think it came out nicer! The yarn is really pretty and soft, and the sweater is super stretchy because of the ribbing. I decided to make it a little bit bigger than the first one because newborns keep coming out bigger and bigger, and I don’t know how big my friend’s little Tomoe will be when he arrives! And on this sweater, I made way fewer mistakes than last time! Yay!
The original pattern my mom taught me for the newborn sized sweater, using worsted weight yarn and and size 9 needles, is:
knit 2, purl 2, knit 2, purl 2… etc, 40 stitches per row, 10 inches long x2
knit 2, purl 2, knit 2, purl 2… etc, 36 stitches per row, 6.5 inches long x2
Then sew together; the smaller rectangles are the sleeves and the bigger ones are the front and back of the sweater. Super simple!
For the one in this post, I did 48 stitches by 11 inches for the big ones, and 36 stitches by about 7 inches for the little ones.