Knit a baby baseball tee with mittens

This adorable raglan pullover from comedian/actress Tracey Ullman's knitting book will be ready in no time.

By Tracey Ullman and Mel Clark

Back, front, pocket and sleeves

Sizes
To fit Infant (3 months)

Finished measurements
18-1/2" (47 cm) chest

Yarn
Rowan Wool Cotton (50% merino wool / 50% cotton); 123 yards (112 metres) / 50 grams: 2 balls #901 citron (A), 1 ball #941 clear (B)

Needles
One pair straight needles size US 5 (3.75 mm)
One pair straight needles size US 3 (3.25 mm)
One pair double-pointed needles (dpn) size US 2 (3 mm) for Mittens
Change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge

Notions
Row markers; stitch holders; stitch markers; two 3/8" [1 cm] buttons

Gauge
22 sts and 31 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Stockinette st (St st) using largest needles

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Back
Using size US 3 needles and A, cast on 51 sts; begin Garter st. Work even for 4 rows.

Change to larger needles.

Row 1 (WS): K3, purl to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 2: Knit.

Repeat Rows 1-2 twice. Repeat Row 1. Place row marker at beginning and end of row for side seams.

(RS) Change to St st, beginning with a knit row, and work even until piece measures 7" [18 cm] from the beginning, ending with a WS row.

Shape Raglan Armhole: (RS) Bind off 2 sts at beginning of next 2 rows.

Decrease 1 st each side every other row 14 times, as follows: K1, ssk, work to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 -- 19 sts remain.

(WS) Change to size US 3 needles and Garter st. Work even for 3 rows.

Bind off all sts loosely knitwise.

Pocket lining
Using larger needle and B, cast on 17 sts. (RS) Work even in St st, beginning with a knit row, for 21 rows.

Break yarn, leaving a 20" [50 cm] tail. Place stitches on a holder for Pocket.

Front
Work as for Back until piece measures 4" [10 cm] from the beginning, ending with a RS row.

Pocket
Setup Row 1: (WS) P17, k17, p17.

Row 2: Knit.

Row 3: Repeat Row 1.

Row 4: K17, bind off centre 17 sts, knit to end.

Row 5: P17, slip sts from Pocket Lining holder onto left-hand needle with WS of pocket facing, purl to end.

Continue in St st, beginning with a knit row, until piece measures 7" [18 cm] from the beginning, ending with a WS row. Complete as for Back.

Sleeves (make 2)
Using size US 3 needles and B, cast on 29 sts; begin Garter st. Work even for 4 rows. (WS) Change to larger needles and St st, beginning with a purl row. Work even for 3 rows.

Shape sleeve: (RS) Increase 1 st each side this row, then every 4 rows 5 times -- 41 sts. Work even until piece measures 5" from the beginning, ending with a WS row.

Shape raglan: (RS) Bind off 2 sts at beginning of next 2 rows -- 37 sts remain.

Decrease 1 st each side every other row 14 times, as follows: K1, ssk, work to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 -- 9 sts remain.

(WS) Change to size US 3 needles and Garter st. Work even for 3 rows. Bind off all sts knitwise.

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Excerpted from Knit 2 Together: Patterns and Stories for Serious Knitting Fun by Tracey Ullman and Mel Clark. Excerpted by permission of Stewart, Tabori & Chang. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.

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