Bob

Skill Level: 
Easy
Project Type: 
Baby/Children
Designer: 
Berroco Design Team

 

A cabled heirloom cap and sweater set for the newest family member.

Skill level:  Easy

Shown in size Small
 

Sizes

Directions are for infant’s Newborn size (3 mos).  Changes for sizes Small (6 mos), Medium (9 mos) and Large (12 mos) are in parentheses.

Finished Measurements

Sweater:  Chest – 19(21-23-25)”

Length – 10(11-12-13)”

Hat (One size):  Circumference – Approximately 12¾”

Length – 7”

Note:  This hat has quite a bit of stretch and will fit multiple sizes.

Materials

2(3-3-3) Balls Berroco Comfort (100 grs), #9707 Blue Boy for Sweater, 1 ball for Hat

Originally shown in:

4(5-6-7) Balls BERROCO PURE MERINO (50 grs), #8514 Glacier for Sweater, 1 ball for Hat

Straight knitting needles, sizes 7 and 9 OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Cable needle (cn)

Three ½” buttons

2 St holders

2 St markers

Tapestry needle

Gauges

18 sts = 4”;  24 rows = 4” in Rib Pat on size 7 needles

27 sts = 4¼”;  24 rows = 4” in Cable Pat on size 9 needles

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE

Stitch Glossary

CB6

Sl 3 sts to cn and hold in BACK, k3, k3 from cn

CF6

Sl 3 sts to cn and hold in FRONT, k3, k3 from cn

Rib Pattern (Worked over an odd number of sts)

Row 1 (RS):  K1, * p1, k1, rep from * across.

Row 2:  Purl.

Rep these 2 rows for Rib Pat.

Cable Pattern (Worked over 27 sts)

Row 1 (RS):  P2, k5, p2, k9, p2, k5, p2.

Row 2:  K2, p5, k2, p9, k2, p5, k2.

Row 3: P2, k5, p2, CB6, k3, p2, k5, p2.

Row 4:  K2, p1, k3, p1, k2, p9, k2, p1, k3, p1, k2.

Row 5:  Rep Row 1.

Row 6:  Rep Row 2.

Row 7:  P2, k5, p2, k3, CF6, p2, k5, p2.

Row 8:  Rep Row 4.

Rep these 8 rows for Cable Pat.

Back

With smaller needles, cast on 53(57-61-65) sts.

Ribbing:  Row 1 (RS):  K1, * p1, k1, rep from * across.

Row 2:  P1, * k1, p1, rep from * across.  Rep these 2 rows until piece measures 1” from beg, end on WS.  Change to larger needles.

Establish Pat Sts:  Row 1 (RS):  Work Row 1 of Rib Pat over 13(15-17-19) sts, place marker, work Row 1 of Cable Pat over 27 sts, place marker, work Row 1 of Rib Pat to end.

Row 2:  Work Row 2 of Rib Pat to 1st marker, work Row 2 of Cable Pat to 2nd marker, work Row 2 of Rib Pat to end.  Work even in pats as established until piece measures 5(5½-6-6½)” from beg, end on WS.  Mark beg and end of last row for beg of armholes.  Work even until armholes measure 4(4½-5-5½)”, end on WS. 

Shape Shoulders:  Next Row (RS):  Bind off 15(16-16-18) sts, work until there are 23(25-29-29) sts on RH needle, sl these sts onto holder, work to end – 15(16-16-18) sts.

Button Placket:  Work even on these sts for 5 rows, end on WS.  Bind off.

Front

Work same as back until armholes measure 2(2½-3-3½)”, end on WS – 53(57-61-65) sts.

Shape Neck:  Next Row (RS):  Work 21(22-22-24) sts, sl center 11(13-17-17) sts onto holder, join another ball of yarn and work to end.  Working both sides at once, dec 1 st at each neck edge EVERY row 6 times.  Work even on 15(16-16-18) sts each side until armholes measure 4(4½-5-5½)”, end on RS.

Shape Shoulders:  Next Row (WS):  Bind off 15(16-16-18) sts of right shoulder;  work across 15(16-16-18) sts of left shoulder.

Buttonhole Placket:  Work even for 2 rows, end on WS.

Buttonhole Row (RS):  Work 3 sts, k2 tog, yo, work 4(5-5-7) sts, k2 tog, yo, work to end – 2 buttonholes made.  Work even for 3 rows, end on WS.  Bind off.

Sleeves

With smaller needles, cast on 27(29-29-31) sts.  Work even in ribbing same as back for 1”, end on WS.  Change to larger needles and work in Rib Pat, inc 1 st every 1(1-¾-¾)” 5(6-8-9) times, working incs in Rib Pat as sts become available – 37(41-45-49) sts.  Work even until sleeve measures 7(8-9-10)” from beg, end on WS.  Bind off.

Finishing

Sew right shoulder seam.

Neckband:  With RS facing, using smaller needles, beg at left shoulder, pick up and k16(16-14-14) sts along left front neck edge, k11(13-17-17) sts from front holder, pick up and k12(12-10-10) sts along right front neck edge, k23(25-29-29) sts from back holder, pick up and k5 sts along left back neck edge – 67(71-75-75) sts.  Beg with Row 2, work in ribbing same as back for 3 rows.

Buttonhole Row (RS):  Work 3 sts, k2 tog, yo, work to end.  Work even for 3 more rows, end on WS.  Bind off in ribbing.  Sew buttons to button placket opposite buttonholes.  Button shoulder tog.  Sew on sleeves between markers working through double thickness of plackets on left sleeve.  Sew side and sleeve seams.

 

Hat

Cable Pattern for hat (Multiple of 18 sts + 2)

Row 1 (RS):  * P2, k5, p2, k9, rep from * across, end p2.

Row 2:  K2, * p9, k2, p5, k2, rep from * across.

Row 3:  * P2, k5, p2, CB6, k3 rep from * across, end p2.

Row 4:  K2, * p9, k2, p1, k3, p1, k2, rep from * across.

Row 5:  Rep Row 1.

Row 6:  Rep Row 2.

Row 7:  * P2, k5, p2, k3, CF6, rep from * across end p2.

Row 8:  Rep Row 4.

Rep these 8 rows for Cable Pat for Hat.

With smaller needles, cast on 99 sts.  Work even in ribbing same as back for 2½”, end on RS.  Change to larger needles and p the next row, dec 7 sts across – 92 sts.  Work even in Cable Pat for Hat until piece measures 5½” from beg, end on WS.

Shape Top:  Dec Row 1 (RS):  * K7, k2 tog, SSK, k8, k2 tog, SSK, rep from * across – 76 sts.

Next row and all WS rows:  Purl.

Dec Row 2 (RS):  * K5, k2 tog, SSK, k6, k2 tog, SSK, rep from * across – 60 sts.

Dec Row 3 (RS):  * K3, k2 tog, SSK, k4, k2 tog, SSK, rep from * across – 44 sts.

Dec Row 4 (RS):  * K1, k2 tog, SSK, k2, k2 tog, SSK, rep from * across – 28 sts.

Dec Row 5 (RS):  * K2 tog, SSK, rep from * across – 14 sts.

Next Row (WS):  * P2 tog, rep from * across – 7 sts.  K the next row, dec 1 st at end – 6 sts.  Beg with a p row, work in St st for 7 rows, end on WS.  Dec 1 st each side on the next 2 rows – 2 sts.  K2 tog.  Fasten off leaving an end for sewing.  Thread end into tapestry needle and sew back seam. 

Pattern Corrections: 

Bob

Correction to Hat, Shape top, in bold:

Next row and all WS rows:  Purl.

-posted 6/14/13