Knitting & Crochet

Knit a baby baseball tee with mittens

By: Tracey Ullman and Mel Clark

Author: Canadian Living

Knitting & Crochet

Knit a baby baseball tee with mittens

By: Tracey Ullman and Mel Clark

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.

Finishing
Sew left raglan seams. Sew right back raglan seam.

Buttonhole placket: RS of Front facing, using size US 3 needles and B, pick up and knit 23 sts from nenck to underarm, stopping before bound-off sts at underarm.

Make buttonholes: (WS) k11, yo, k2tog, k6, yo, k2tog, k2.

Knit 2 rows. Bind off all sts knitwise.

Button placket: RS of right Sleeve facing, using size US 3 needles and B, pick up and knit 23 sts from beginning of raglan shaping to neck.

Knit 1 row. Bind off all sts knitwise.

Sew Sleeve seams. Sew underarm seams. Sew side seams from underarm to row markers, leaving last 11 rows open for side slit.

Stitch end of Buttonhole Placket to Sleeve at armhole. Sew buttons opposite buttonholes.

Block Pocket Lining. Pin to WS of Front. Using B, sew Lining to Front, being careful not to let sts show on RS.

Mittens (make 2)
Using size US 3 needles and A, cast on 22 sts; begin Garter st. Work even for 4 rows.

(WS) Change to largest needles and St st, beginning with a purl row. Work even for 3 rows.

Eyelet Row (RS): K1, *yo, k2tog, k1; repeat from * to end.

Work even in St st for 3 rows, beginning with a purl row.

Thumb
Row 1 (RS): K10, place marker (pm), [kfb] twice, pm, k10 -- 24 sts.

Rows 2, 4 and 6: Purl.

Row 3: K10, slip marker (sm), kfb, k2, kfb, sm, k10 -- 26 sts.

Row 5: K10, sm, kfb, k4, kfb, sm, k10 - 28 sts.

Row 7: K10, sm, kfb, k6, kfb, sm, k10 -- 30 sts.

Row 8: P10, sm, p 10, place remaining 10 sts on a holder for Fingers, turn.

Row 9: K10, place remaining 10 sts on a holder for Fingers.

Next Row (WS): Working on centre 10 sts only, work even in St st for 3 rows, beginning with a purl row.

Next Row (RS): *K2tog; repeat from * to end -- 5 sts remain.

Break yarn and thread through remaining sts. Pull tight and fasten off. Sew Thumb seam.

Fingers
WS facing, rejoin yarn to base of Thumb; pick up and purl 2 sts from base of Thumb, purl across 10 sts from first holder -- 12 sts.

(RS) K12, knit across 10 sts from second holder -- 22 sts.

Work in St st for 5 rows, beginning with a purl row.

Shape top: (RS) Skp, k7, k2tog, ssk, k7, k2tog -- 18 sts remain. Purl 1 row.

(RS) Skp, k5, k2tog, ssk, k5, k2tog -- 14 sts remain. Purl 1 row.

(RS) Skp, k3, k2tog, ssk, k3, k2tog -- 10 sts remain.

Break yarn, leaving a 10" [25 cm] tail.

Divide sts evenly between 2 dpn (5 sts each). Graft sts together using Kitchener st.

Sew side seams. Weave in ends.

Ties
Using dpn, cast on 2 sts and work I-cord 5" [13 cm] long; fasten off.

Thread I-cord through eyelets and tie.

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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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