Johnny is a crew neck baby pullover that is self patterning in our Berroco Sox yarn.
Shown in size 4
Directions are for infant’s size 9 mos. Changes for size 12 mos and children’s sizes 2, 4 and 6 are in parentheses
Chest – 20(22-24-26-28)”
Length – 13(14-15-16-17)”
2(2-2-2-3) Balls Berroco Sox (100 grs), #1425 John Moores
Straight knitting needles, sizes 2 (2.50 mm) and 3 (3.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Four 1/2” buttons
28 sts = 4”; 36 rows = 4” in St st on larger needles
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE
With smaller needles, cast on 70(78-86-90-98) sts.
Ribbing: Row 1 (RS): K2, * p2, k2, rep from * across.
Row 2: P2, * k2, p2, rep from * across. Rep these 2 rows until piece measures 1” from beg, end on WS, dec 0(0-1-0-0) st at beg and end of last row – 70(78-84-90-98) sts. Change to larger needles and work even in St st until piece measures 8 1/2(9-10-10 1/2-11)” from beg, end on WS. Mark beg and end of last row for beg of armholes. Work even until armholes measure 4 1/2(5-5-5 1/2-6)”, end on WS. Bind off. With RS facing, measure in 2 3/4(3 1/2-3 1/2-3 3/4-4)” from last st on bound-off edge and place marker.
Buttonhole Band: With RS facing, using smaller needles, beg at marker, pick up and k22(26-26-30-34) sts along bound-off edge to left side. Beg with Row 2, work in ribbing same as lower edge for 1/2”, end on WS.
Buttonhole Row (RS): Work 2(3-3-3-4) sts, bind off 2 sts, * work until there are 3(4-4-5-6) sts on RH needle after bound-off sts, bind off 2 sts, rep from * twice more, work to end. On next row, cast on 2 sts over each pair of sts bound off on previous row. Work even in ribbing as established until band measures 1”, end on WS. Bind off in ribbing.
Work same as back until armholes measure approximately 2 1/2(3-3-3 1/2-4)”, end on WS.
Shape Neck: Next Row (RS): K26(30-31-33-35), join another ball of yarn and bind off center 18(18-22-24-28) sts, k to end. Working both sides at once, bind off 2 sts at each neck edge once, then dec 1 st at each neck edge every RS row 4(4-5-5-5) times. Work even on 20(24-24-26-28) sts each side until armholes measure 4½(5-5-5½-6)”, end on WS. Bind off all sts. Sew right shoulder seam.
Neckband: With RS facing, using smaller needles, beg at left front shoulder, pick up and k16 sts along left front neck edge, 18(18-22-24-28) sts across front neck edge, 16 sts along right front neck edge, 32(32-36-38-42) sts across back neck edge, then 8 sts along side edge of buttonband – 90(90-98-102-110) sts. Beg with Row 2, work even in ribbing same as back for 1”, end on WS. Bind off in ribbing.
Edging: With WS facing, using smaller needles, beg at outer corner of buttonband, pick up and k22(26-26-30-34) sts along bound-off edge of buttonband, 8 sts along side edge of neckband, 90(90-98-102-110) sts along bound-off edge of neckband, then 22(26-26-30-34) sts along left front shoulder edge – 142(150-158-170-186) sts. Bind off. Lap buttonband over left front shoulder edge and mark placement of 4 buttons under buttonholes. Sew on buttons, then button shoulder.
With RS facing, using larger needles, pick up and k64(70-70-78-84) sts between markers, (working through double thickness of buttonband and shoulder on left side). Beg with a p row, work in St st, dec 1 st each side every 6th row 1(0-12-8-7) times, then every 4th row 12(16-0-8-12) times – 38(38-46-46-46) sts. Work even until sleeve measures 7(8-9-10-11)” from beg, end on WS. Change to smaller needles and work even in ribbing same as back for 1”, end on WS. Bind off in ribbing.
Sew side and sleeve seams.