Apple Leaves Sweater

Your little ones will always be a treat, but keeping their styles up to date with their growth spurts can be tricky. This classic baby sweater is just the project to work up in time for fall to keep them feeling comfy and looking cute. The design is knit from the top down with a lace leaf design and garter hems and cuffs.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 3 (6, 12, 18, 24) months. Finished Bust Size 19 (19¾, 21, 21¾, 23¼) in” to fit bust 16 (17, 18, 19, 20)”

3” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 21”

Gauge: 22 sts and 32 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st on smaller needle after wet blocking.

Materials

Yarn: Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK (100% Extra Fine Merino; 127 yards [116 meters]/50 grams): 0449 Botanist, 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) balls

Hook/Needles: US size 5 (3.75 mm): 16” circular and DPNs; US size 6 (4 mm): 16” circular and DPNs

Notions: Stitch holder or waste yarn; 7 stitch markers (2 should be a different color or style to the others); two buttons (½” diameter); spare DPN

Abbreviations

Kwise – knit wise

Pwise – purl wise

Sk2p – sl1, k2tog, psso

Wyif – with yarn in front

Special Stitches

Foliage (Short Row A)

Row 1 (RS): K1, yo, k1, ssk, W&T.

Row 2 (WS): P4, W&T.

Row 3: K1, yo, k5, yo, ssk, k1, ssk, p1, k2tog, k1, yo, k1, W&T.

Row 4: P4, W&T.

Row 5: K2tog, k1, yo, k1.

Foliage Main (flat)

Row 1 (WS): P4, k1, p2, k1, p8. 16 sts

Row 2 (RS): K1, yo, k1, ssk, p1, k2tog, k1, yo, p1, ssk, p1, k2tog, (yo, k1) twice.

Row 3: P5, k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, p4.

Row 4: K1, yo, k1, ssk, p1, k2tog, k1, p1, sk2p, yo, k3, yo, k1 – 15 sts.

Row 5: P7, k1, p2, k1, p4.

Row 6: (K1, yo) twice, ssk, p1, (k2tog) twice, yo, k5, yo, k1 – 16 sts.

Row 7: P8, k1, p1, k1, p5.

Row 8: K1, yo, k3, yo, sk2p, p1, yo, k1, ssk, p1, k2tog, k1, yo, k1.

Row 9: P4, k1, p3, k1, p7.

Row 10: K1, yo, k5, yo, ssk, k1, ssk, p1, k2tog, k1, yo, k1.

Rep Rows 1-10 for patt.

Foliage Main (in the round)

Rnd 1: K8, p1, k2, p1, k4. 16 sts

Rnd 2: K1, yo, k1, ssk, p1, k2tog, k1, yo, p1, ssk, p1, k2tog, (yo, k1) twice.

Rnd 3: K4, p1, k3, p1, k1, p1, k5.

Rnd 4: K1, yo, k1, ssk, p1, k2tog, k1, p1, sk2p, yo, k3, yo, k1 – 15 sts.

Rnd 5: K4, p1, k2, p1, k7.

Rnd 6: (K1, yo) twice, ssk, p1, (k2tog) twice, yo, k5, yo, k1 – 16 sts.

Rnd 7: K5, p1, k1, p1, k8.

Rnd 8: K1, yo, k3, yo, sk2p, p1, yo, k1, ssk, p1, k2tog, k1, yo, k1.

Rnd 9: K7, p1, k3, p1, k4.

Rnd 10: K1, yo, k5, yo, ssk, k1, ssk, p1, k2tog, k1, yo, k1.

Rep Rnds 1-10 for patt.

Foliage (Short Row B)

Row 1 (RS): K1, yo, k3, yo, sk2p, p1, yo, k1, ssk, W&T.

Row 2 (WS): P3, k1, p2, W&T.

Row 3: K2, yo, ssk, k1, ssk, p1, k2, yo, k1.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in the round from the top down.

Pattern

Yoke

Garter Border

With smaller needles, CO 62 (62, 66, 66, 70) sts.

Row 1 (WS): Sl1 pwise wyib, k3, pm, k16 (16, 18, 18, 20), pm, k10, pm, k18 (18, 20, 20, 22), pm, k10, pm, k4.

Row 2 (RS): Sl1 pwise wyif, k to m, sm, m1L, (k to 1 st before m, m1R, k1, sm, k1, m1L) 3 times, k to last m, m1R, sm, k to end – 8 sts inc’d; 70 (70, 74, 74, 78) sts.

Row 3: Sl1 pwise wyif, k to end, slipping markers.

Row 4 (Buttonhole): Sl1 pwise wyif, k to m, sm, m1L, (k to 1 st before m, m1R, k1, sm, k1, m1L) 3 times, k to final m, m1R, sm, k2tog, yo, k to end – 8 sts inc’d; 78 (78, 82, 82, 86) sts.

Row 5: Sl1 pwise wyif, k to end

Row 6: Sl1 pwise wyif, k to m, sm, m1L, (k to 1 st before m, m1R, k1, sm, k1, m1L) 3 times, k to lastl m, m1R, sm, k to end – 8 sts inc’d; 86 (86, 90, 90, 94) sts.

Row 7: Sl1 pwise wyif, k to end.

Begin Chart

Change to larger needle.

Row 8 (RS): Sl1 pwise wyif, k to m, sm, m1L, k to 1 st before m, m1R, k1, sm, k1, m1L, k3 (3, 4, 4, 5), pm, work Foliage (Short Row A) patt, pm (16 sts between chart markers), k3 (3, 4, 4, 5), m1R, k1, sm, k1, m1L, k to 1 st before m, m1R, k1, sm, k1, m1L, k to last m, m1R, sm, k to end – 8 sts inc’d; 94 (94, 98, 98, 102) sts.

Row 9: Sl1 pwise wyif, k to first m, p to first chart m, sm, work Foliage Main (flat) patt, sl 2nd chart m, p to last m, sm, k to end.

Row 10: Sl1 pwise wyif, k to m, sm, m1L, k to 1 st before m, m1R, k1, sm, k1, m1L, k to first chart m, sm, work Foliage Main (flat) patt, sl 2nd chart marker, (k to 1 st before m, m1R, k1, sm, k1, m1L) twice, k to last m, m1R, sm, k to end – 8 sts inc’d; 102 (102, 106, 106, 110) sts.

Rows 11-13: Rep Rows 9-10 once, then Row 9 once more – 109 (109, 113, 113, 117) sts.

Row 14 (Buttonhole): Sl1 pwise wyif, k to m, sm, m1L, k to 1 st before m, m1R, k1, sm, k1, m1L, k to first chart m, sm, work Foliage Main (flat) patt, sl 2nd chart m, (k to 1 st before m, m1R, k1, sm, k1, m1L) twice, k to last m, m1R, sm, k2tog, yo, k to end – 8 sts inc’d; 118 (118, 122, 122, 126) sts.

Rows 15-21: Rep Rows 9-10, 3 more times, then Row 9 once more – 142 (142, 146, 146, 150) sts.

Row 22 (joining rnd): Sl1 pwise wyif onto spare needle, sl3 pwise wyib onto spare needle holding yarn loosely across the back, remove m, m1L, k to 1 st before m, m1R, k1, sm, k1, m1L, k to first chart m, sm, work Foliage Main (flat) patt, sl 2nd chart m, (k to 1 st before m, m1R, k1, sm, k1, m1L) twice, k to final m, m1R, remove m, join in the rnd by working *k2tog using the next st on the left-hand needle and the first held st on the spare needle with the buttonhole band sts (non-held sts) at the front, taking care not to twist either the button or buttonhole bands; repeat from * for the rem 3 sts on the spare needle – 145 (145, 149, 149, 153) sts.

From this point, the garment is worked in the rnd.

Rnd 1: Pm to mark start of rnd, k to first chart m, sm, work Foliage Main (in the round) patt (starting on Rnd 5), sl 2nd chart m, k to end.

Rnd 2: K1, m1L, k to 1 st before m, m1R, k1, sm, k1, m1L, k to first chart m, sm, work Foliage Main (in the round) patt, sl 2nd chart m, (k to 1 st before m, m1R, k1, sm, k1, m1L) twice, k to 1 st before end, m1R, k1 – 8 sts inc’d; 154 (154, 158, 158, 162) sts.

Rnd 3: K to first chart m, sm, work Foliage Main (in the round) patt, sl 2nd chart m, k to end.

Rep Rnds 2-3, 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) more times – 170 (178, 189, 198, 210) sts.

At this point the Yoke should meas approx. 4¼ (4½, 4¾, 5, 5¼)” from top of shoulder.

If the Yoke is shorter than 4¼ (4½, 4¾, 5, 5¼)”, work extra plain rnds as follow until the length given is reached:

Extra Rnd: K to first chart m, work Foliage Main (in the round) patt to m, sl 2nd chart m, k to end.

Stitch breakdown at end of yoke (back / left sleeve / front / right sleeve):

3 months: 48 / 38 / 46 / 38 sts

6 months: 50 / 40 / 48 / 40 sts

12 months: 54 / 42 / 51/ 42 sts

18 months: 56 / 44 / 54 / 44 sts

24 months: 60 / 46 / 58 / 46 sts

Separate Sleeves

Next Rnd: Remove beg of rnd m, place next 38 (40, 42, 44, 46) Left Sleeve sts on holder, remove m, CO 2 sts, pm to mark start of rnd, CO 2 sts, k to first chart m, work Foliage Main (in the round) patt, sl 2nd chart m, k to m, remove m, place next 38 (40, 42, 44, 46) Right Sleeve sts on holder, remove m, CO 4 sts, k48 (50, 54, 56, 60) Back sts, k to start of round marker – 102 (106, 114, 118, 126) sts.

Body

Next Rnd: K to first chart m, work Foliage Main (in the round) patt to m, sl 2nd chart m, k to end.

Rep last Rnd until the piece meas 9¼ (10¼, 10¾, 11¼, 11¾)” from top of shoulder or length desired, ending on Rnd 7 of Foliage Main (in the round) patt.

Note: The edging adds ¾” to the length of the body.

Next Rnd: K to first chart m, work Foliage (Short Row B) patt to m, sl 2nd chart m, k to end.

Garter Edging

Change to smaller needle.

Rnd 7: Knit.

Rnd 8: Purl.

Rep Rnds 7-8, 3 more times.BO all sts kwise.

Sleeves

Place the 38 (40, 42, 44, 46) sts from one Sleeve from waste yarn on larger DPNs.

PU and k6 sts from the underarm BO edge of the body – 44 (46, 48, 50, 52) sts.

Rnd 1: K to final original st, k2tog (one original st and one picked up st), k2, pm to mark start of round, k2, ssk, k to start of round marker – 2 sts dec’d; 42 (44, 46, 48, 50) sts.

Knit 5 (5, 7, 7, 9) rnds.

Next Rnd: K1, ssk, k to 3 sts before m, k2tog, k1 – 2 sts dec’d; 40 (42, 44, 46, 48) sts.

Work these 6 (6, 8, 8, 10) rnds 5 more times – 30 (32, 34, 36, 38) sts.

Next Rnd: Knit.

Rep last rnd until Sleeve mea 5½ (6, 7, 7½, 8)” or desired length.

The cuff adds ¾” to the length of the Sleeve.

Cuff

Change to smaller DPNs.

Rnd 1: Purl.

Rnd 2: Knit.

Rnd 3: Purl.

Rep Rnds 2-3, 3 more times.

BO all sts kwise.

Repeat for second sleeve.

Finishing

Weave in all ends.

Sew buttons into position to line up with the buttonholes.

Wash the sweater according to the instructions given on the ball band. Squeeze out any excess water, arrange the sweater to the dimensions given in the schematic and leave to dry flat.

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