Another pattern that has been waiting on the sidelines is all ready and published on Ravelry (PDF included). It sure would be a lot easier if my unorganized self would have put the sample knit and the written pattern together, instead of digging through every single notebook that I own to find it. Of course it was in the last one...oh well, on to finding the next match. This pattern is for newborn size only with an expanded version in the works. Hope ya like it, especially with the best buttons I have ever seen that Taryn and her husband Jeff make over at Wooly Moss Roots!
Bitty Caps Tee
by Laura Spargo Anderson
A bitty, side buttoned pullover tee with cap sleeves to wear by itself in the warm months or as an extra layer of warmth in the cooler months. The perfect quick knit for the newborn in your life. ENJOY!
- 12" circular needles in size 6 and 7 or size to get gauge
- size 7 double pointed needles
- 4 stitch markers, one in a different color
- tapestry needle
- 3/4" button (heart button is from Wooly Moss Roots)
Gauge: 18sts = 4" in stockinette stitch on larger needles
Size: Newborn (16" finished chest measurement)
With smaller circular needles, cast on 54 sts (I use longtail cast on).
Row 1 (right side): sl 1 knitwise with yarn in back, K1, *P2, K2*.
Row 2 (wrong side): sl 1 purlwise with yarn in front, P1, *K2, P2*.
Row 3 (buttonhole): sl 1 knitwise, K1, *P2, K2* to last 4sts, YO, P2tog, K2.
Row 4: Repeat Row 2.
Row 5: Repeat Row 1.
Row 6: Repeat Row 2.
Switch to larger circular needles.
Row 7: K6 then slip these stitches to a double pointed needle and leave for now, knit across to the last 6 stitches, hold the needle with the last 6 stitches in front of the 6 stitches on the double pointed needle, knit the 1st front and 1st back stitches together to make one stitch, repeat for the rest of the stitches.
Place different color marker to mark beginning of round for knitting in the round. The stitch marker is at the right front shoulder (facing you, your right). (48 sts)
(magic loop first few rounds if needed, which is basically just pulling the cord out between the stitches in two separate places to help with knitting in the round, which makes it easier to knit when the stitches are stretched too far to knit)
Set up row: K1, YO, K6, YO, K1, pm, K1, YO, K14, YO, K1, pm, K1, YO, K6, YO, K1, pm, K1, YO, K14, YO, K1.
Next row: Knit all.
Row 1: K1, YO, knit to 1 stitch before marker, YO, K1, slip marker, K1, YO, knit to 1 stitch before marker, YO, K1, slip marker, K1, YO, knit to 1 stitch before marker, YO, K1, slip marker, K1, YO, knit to 1 stitch before marker, YO, K1.
Row 2: Knit all.
Repeat these two rows 7 more times.
120 sts as follows: 26 sleeve sts, 34 back stitches, 26 sleeve stitches, 34 front stitches.
Cap sleeve set up and separation:
Row 1: P2, *K2, P2*, to first marker, sm, knit to 2nd marker, sm, P2, *K2, P2*, to 3rd marker, sm, knit to end.
Row 2: Bind off 26 sleeve stitches in P2, K2 pattern, remove marker, knit across back stitches, remove marker, bind off 26 sleeve stitches in P2, K2 pattern, remove marker, knit to end. Leave beginning of round marker in place.
Slip marker, using backwards loop cast on 2 underarm stitches, knit to next opening, cast on 2 underarm stitches, knit to end. (72 sts)
Knit all rows until piece measures approximately 5 1/2" from underarm.
Next row: switch to smaller circulars, *K2, P2* across.
Bind off in pattern.
Weave in ends, sew on button and block.
Questions? Contact Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Bitty Caps Tee.
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