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.

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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